Ricciotti Singapore is 10!

Attended Ricciotti’s 10th anniversary media party some time ago, and am excited to share that they have unveiled a whole new concept, design and menu! Ricciotti was established in 2004 and is definitely an authentic Italian restaurant that you need to visit.

I have blogged about Riccioti before (read!) and was already a fan of their food. Who knew they came up with even more awesome stuff. Read on to find out more…

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We started with some delightful appetizers which includes the Carpaccio Di Polpo, Panzerotti, Asparagi Alla Griglia, Polenta Herb Fries and Nizzarda Salad. Don’t the colors look stunning?

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The fresh tuna loin caught my eye first (I headed straight for it) and as expected, it was absolutely delicious. But what surprised me was that grilled-to-perfection asparagus paired with parma ham. Definitely one of my favorite of the lot too. The polenta fries were a lil on the dry side but the mushroom truffle sauce that comes with it makes up for it.

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Next up, the pasta dishes! one of the must-trys in Ricciotti! From left to right, we have the Linguine Al Granchio (Crab meat, chili, tomato cream), Risotto Al Frutti Di Mare (Arborio rice with seafood) and the Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola (Spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese).

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My favorite ever since I tried Ricciotti has been the crab meat pasta (Linguine Al Granchio) and I’m glad this dish stays on in the new menu! It’s super creamy and comes with a generous portion of crab meat. A must-try for crab lovers.

The risotto was really flavorful without being mushy. Way better than the one at Concetto.. I’m not a fan of cheesy pastas so the gnocchi didn’t do it for me.

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For mains, we tried a variety but I’m just gonna talk about my favorites.

The cod fillet, flavored with thyme, sundried tomatoes and sauteed spinach was simply melt-in-the-mouth. Delightful and easy on the stomach, especially good for ladies.

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The 9″ Al Tartufo Pizza (Black truffles, quail eggs and mushrooms) was definitely one of the best pizzas I’ve ever tried. The smell of the truffles were really rich and the combination of the ingredients really worked well together. I could eat this all by myself..

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We always save a little space for dessert no matter how full we are. NOBODY says no to desserts :)

In love with the Soffiatto (Italian style chocolate molten cake with gelato)!

It’s rich, moist and not too sweet and goes purrrrrr-fecto with the smooth creamy gelato.

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Other sweet treats like the Canella Sweet Pizza and Carrot Cake was not too bad as well.
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One other point worth mentioning is that Ricciotti gives back to charity. How very nice of them :) Diners are informed in their receipt that Ricciotti will be donating a part of the bill to some charity organisations, but they can also choose the charity project they’d prefer via an online portal.

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Overall, it was a hearty meal and I really enjoyed myself. Thanks to Ricciotti for hosting us!

Do check them out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ricciotti.pizza.pasta.grill.singapore & also go try some of the new awesome items in their menu! I know I’m definitely going back soon when I have a pizza/pasta crave.

Ricciotti Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-49/50 The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
Tel: (65) 6533 9060
Opens daily: 10am to 11pm

The Walking Dead on FOX (Singtel Mio TV)

So the last season of The Walking Dead ended with the group arriving at Terminus… but little did they expect themselves to be captured. Can they escape?

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I was so excited that Season 5 is coming back… and you cannot believe how even more excited I got when I got an invite to take part in THE WALKING DEAD TERMINUS ESCAPE organised by Team Fox and Singtel Mio TV.
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LET’S GO KILL SOME ZOMBIES! I’m so ready for the zombie apocalypse guys.

Walau, it looks damn deserted and scary already :O
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The brief

  • Each team has 6 players
  • 2 players to be taken hostage in different locations
  • To rescue your team mates by solving puzzles and codes and escape as a team
  • Items give us extra points, so grab drink bottles, panadol and peanut butter, coal when you find them
  • Avoid the zombies, once they touch you, you are dead and cannot continue with the game
  • Team with highest point wins

We’re all gathered at the gates before the game starts!

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Just like in the series…
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The Walking Dead Terminus Escape (credit to FOX) (1)And here we go! I was darn scared that zombies are gonna pop up from the barrels!

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The Walking Dead Terminus Escape (credit to FOX) (31)We got to our treasure chest and are supposed to find a key to unlock it. While on the way to look for clues… wild zombies appeared! I was screaming, running and snapping photos at the same time okay! #toughlife #damnthesezombiesmovefast

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And then I spent most of the time running around and screaming. So no more photos till I got into the safe house. Zombies can’t open doors so yeah, we hung around here for a bit while working out the puzzles.

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Our stash at the end of the game!
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Guess what? We emerged champions! The 98.7FM guys were there too and they came in 2nd place! Well done to all the teams!
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The zombies and us at the end of the game!
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So guys… remember to catch the walking dead on FOX alright?

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FOX – SingTel mio TV CH. 330

Season 1 – 4 marathon : Saturday, 11 October, 11pm
Season 5 Premiere : Monday, 13 October, 9pm

I CAN’T WAIT!!!

Weekend

Super late post! One of our weekends a few weeks back :)

Had a food date

We tried the famous Frog Leg Porridge at Bukit Timah (opposite beauty world). I’ve tried this place maybe 3 times… so far their standard’s quite okay, like not extremely good nor bad. Personally, I prefer the gong bao flavour over the ginger stir fried flavour.

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Played a real-life escape game

We headed to The Escape Artist and managed to get a room. Checked into a secret laboratory and had to escape within the given 50 minutes. They extended our time by 10 minutes when we couldn’t solve the lock code at the end but to no avail.

WE WOULD NEVER HAVE ESCAPED cause it’s too difficult! Quite an interesting experience for a change, but a tad expensive at $23/pax/hr.

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Chilled at a cafe (and took some nice pictures)

I liked the atmosphere at Necessary Provisions (near Bukit Timah) – very serene and laid back. Will not recommend the chamomile tea which had no taste. Coffee’s not too bad. We decided to do an impromptu couple shoot too for keepsake!
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Barbequed

Visited this korean restaurant at Tanjong Pagar for Kris’s birthday :) Ahhh, tasty samgeopsal… who can resist tender grilled pork? Better in a group cause we can order more variety!

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(Oh, Happy Birthday Kris!)

 

Hung out and played card games

Went to Nard’s place and played an interesting game called Avalon. Super fun in a group! I also want to buy some from Amazon!

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Hiked in the great outdoors

Finally materialised our hiking date!  Took a 7km walk up to the TreeTop Walk at McRitchie. Almost killed me but hey, great workout there.

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Trying to get active on the weekends for a healthier lifestyle. Getting fat everywhere. How I miss my skinny fat days.

Other than that, nothing new in life recently other than… starting to dance again! We are doing group classes and it’s a good start :)

Jam-packed weekend

Such a tiring weekend! Lemme post some photos up! :)

I previously visited Alive Museum, so I was pretty excited to check out the Trick-eye Museum as well :) Thanks to Jessie BBG for the invite!

We had dinner at Fish and Co first and we walked into Sentosa via the Sentosa Boardwalk. Pretty nice scenery (couples, pls note!)

So happy to be seeing my girls after so long :)
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Caption: “Trying to act like we’re very chio but nope, didn’t work out”

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Caption: “Noooooooooooooo Mummy Jess, I won’t do it again”

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Caption: “Take my hand, take it!”

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Caption: “Guys, I finally got my letter. Going to Hogwarts now. Kthxbye”

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Caption: “Meow Meow”

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Caption: “Unique pose which involves touching half naked statue men”

Had so much fun and my honest thought is that Trick-Eye Museum is better than Alive Museum, in terms of the exhibits. Alive Museum has more variety but Trick-Eye made up for it with quality. Had so much fun with my girls :)

Saturday was a busy day as well…  Met up with my favourite witches from the upper east side. Happy Birthday Su~ Hope you like your pressie :)

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We lunched at Imperial Treasure Teochew Cuisine @ Ngee Ann City. Dim sum was fab! I like the glutinous rice, chee cheong fun and pork ribs!
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Happy Birthday my chio witch Susu!
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Trying on the dreamy mode on my cam which makes us look like ghosts~
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So we went for waffles & ice cream on that hot humid afternoon
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Still not giving up on the dreamy cam, which is obviously not working out
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“Can we eat already? Stop with the selfiessss!!!!”
NOTE: Fork sticking out at the back, all ready to tuck into food
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Sunday, we met with the NaSa couple and we went to the Amped Trampoline Park together! No photos cause we were late so here’s how it looks like!
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We booked an hour’s slot for $16/pax and after only 10 mins of jumping, I already felt like dying. I have absolutely no muscle tone or strength in my legs and back. Even the kids did better than me. SIGH.

I WILL DO BETTER NEXT TIME! Rwar.

So after jumping the hell out of my life and losing 10,098,98 calories, we decided to head to Sin Ming Ave and try out NEW UBIN SEAFOOD. Recommended by ZY who swears upon the steak (Wait a minute, steak at a tze char store?) and it’s fried rice.

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(Photo credit: http://sethlui.com/new-ubin-seafood-singapore-food-review/)

IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. IT WAS THAT GOOD.

PRICEY YES, BUT GOOD. We paid $200 for 4 pax.

We ordered the Baby Kai Lan, Garlic Baked Crab & Black pepper crab, Angus Rib-Eye Steak ($12/100 grams) served with signature beef fried rice, boss fried beehoon and the salted egg yoke squid. All the dishes were delightful.

Look at that juicy steak babyyyyyy. Cooked to perfection.
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One crab is $38. There’s a buy 2 get 1 free promo, so we got 2 garlic baked and 1 black pepper. Not a crab person but I liked it.
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New Ubin Seafood
Block 27 Sin Ming Road
Sin Ming Industrial Estate Sector A #01-174
Singapore 575680
Tel: 6466 9558

Can’t wait for the long weekend coming up!