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Posted by SPH The Finder Fri, 18 May 2012 05:48:00 GMT


Mother's Day at JuChunYuan

 

 
Let’s face it, we love our Mothers very much particularly for their unconditional love and sacrifices made for us throughout our growing days. At JuChunYuan they know this is the day you will shower your mother with love and attention so the culinary team helmed by Master Chef Li Yan, the sixth generation original JuChunYuan Chef, has come up with a special Mother’s Day menu available on May 12 and 13 2012, for 6 to 8 persons at $388+ featuring the traditional dish, Fuzhou Red Wine Chicken, a favourite JuChunYuan “Pa Shao” Stewed Pork Belly to Drunken Live Prawns with Hua Tiao Wine & Ginseng. 
 
Larger families should consider the Mother’s Day Set Menu for 8 to 10 persons at $588+ with Stir-fried Pacific Lobster and Broccoli in Fresh Tomato Sauce, Steamed Live Soon Hock Fuzhou Style, and complete the meal with the all time dessert delight Fuzhou Yam Pudding!
 
The highlight for the two set menus is you can choose to have Original 1876 Buddha Jumps Over the Wall at $58+ per portion (Usual $88+). Savour the Original taste of what is known as the Culinary National Treasure of China at Singapore’s JuChunYuan. There is no Service Charge at JuChunYuan, so enjoy the culinary experience on Mother’s Day! 
 
JuChunYuan is located at 130, Amoy Street, Far East Square, #01-01 (S) 049959
 
To make a booking please call 6536 2655
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Posted by SPH The Finder Fri, 11 May 2012 09:52:00 GMT


Mother's Day Lunch at Taratata Bistrot

Standing out from the sea of French joints with not one but two captains of the ship, Taratata Bistrot – in the very capable hands of Chefs Bertrand Raguin and Philippe Nouzillat – pairs an intimate setting with home style French cuisine mums will be proud of. Put a smile on your mum’s face this mother’s day with a four course set lunch and dinner menu starting from $55.

The sumptuous lobster bisque provides a hint of the invigorating palate which awaits. For something new, she can work her way up with the refreshing goat cheese salad sprinkled with walnut dressing or go classic with the cassolette of escargots – peppered with mushrooms – having earned a loyal following. Your mum simply can’t go wrong with the beef hanger steak garnished in black pepper sauce for a hearty main. Indulge her with a chocolate soufflé or strawberry cake for dessert and top off the meal with a coffee or tea. And here’s the menu for you to consider

Mother's day Lunch at Taratata Bistrot

 

I would like to thank our intern Ms Shalini Ragu here at The Finder Singapore for writing such a "delicious" menu introduction to Mother’s Day Lunch at Taratata Bistrot.

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Posted by SPH The Finder Thu, 10 May 2012 12:21:00 GMT


Cheers to you MUM!

 

When I was a lad in junior school, 30 something years ago, it was obligatory for all students to sing in the school choir on speech night. For me it was not so tough, I had an ear for music, but for many the whole experience was their worst nightmare. Having to don the choral attire, stand to attention and look as though they were singing was definitely a challenge. We all experience such tests in life, whether in the workplace, perhaps on the home front or in other areas of our lives, but what seems to count most of all is the way in which we deal with what is served up to us and how we can learn from our mistakes to overcome adversity.
When it comes to rating the intensity of a challenge, families often take the cake! I’m constantly challenging my dear old mum – at the ripe old age of 89 – to keep active and interested in others, and to maintain a sense of self worth, which in itself can be a trial for the aged. I’m delighted to say, she never fails me. I still look up to her with pride as I did when I was young, although I must admit she can be a handful at times, (doubtless she thinks the same of me!). There’s nothing quite like the love and commitment of a mother – no matter what your age and whether or not you’re a parent yourself. So here’s to you Mum!
From a physical perspective, I for one thrive on a challenge. Last week a group of Singapore citizens from all walks of life, including yours truly, visited Davao in the Philippines to hike Mt Apo over three days to raise awareness for individuals affected by the practice of human trafficking. We spent time on the ground meeting key members of the VISAYAN Forum Foundation in Davao to understand the process involved in intercepting and ultimately preventing human trafficking. The test was to summon the stamina and the endurance to scale Mt Apo’s peak. But more importantly the ultimate challenge is building awareness across the region for the plight of these individuals. If you would like to know a little more visit The Chain Reaction Project for developments and updates.JOhn Gordon Managing Editor The Finder at the base of Mt Apo after a three day hike with The Chain Reaction Project (At the Base of Mt Apo Davao Philippines after a three day hike with The Chain Reaction Project)
The biggest challenge for The Finder this month was to pack all the essential information we have gathered into 116 pages. Meet France 24’s correspondent Carrie Nooten as she talks with Assistant Editor Jassmin Peter about juggling a career and motherhood, while Wine & Dine offers mouth-watering menus for Mother’s Day and some fresh flavours to consider when organising a dinner date or social get together. Planning a short break or a family vacation? Look no further! We traverse the region in Going Places to deliver weekend retreat ideas, short-break regional destination packages and introduce you to The Quincy, a staycation option right here in Singapore voted number one trendiest hotel in Asia 2012 by www.tripadvisor.com.sg
To help you achieve your goals stress-free, we introduce you to the benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Hypnotherapy in this month’s Business Profile. And check out Singapore Secrets for an enlightening roundup of popular aesthetic medical procedures. As you can clearly see we have an action-packed May issue for you to discover. Enjoy!
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Posted by SPH The Finder Tue, 08 May 2012 04:54:00 GMT