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Stand to Win! –– The Entertainer (1 For 1 Deal) App x PappaSan Culinary Experience!

Hello there!

I’m interrupting my usual slew of beauty mentions to pop on something else that while isn’t beauty in any sense is still, hopefully, helpful for you all.

Especially given that the holiday season is right around the corner and I’ve got a giveaway for said product I am about to mention and this would possibly ease or lessen the budget burden on some gifting options this year!

So, simply said, we all love to eat – amiright? – and we all love a good deal because when the holiday season swings about it’s all about gifting.

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The trickiest gift ideas are always for the ones dearest to us because we would like to present them with the finest and the best but how do we go about that without burning too large a hole in our pocket so we have enough to gift other stuff to the 912838934 other people in our lives?

Well, deals of course!

And not just any-o-deal, mind you, the deals that are present in The Entertainer App are from the finest merchants be it restaurants, beauty parlours, hotels and such!

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The whole idea of The Entertainer is a buy 1 get 1 free concept so you can enjoy an experience with someone (or gift a pair of people something – e.g. both your parents) at only the price of 1. That makes it a lot more affordable, especially if we’re talking about something like a S$90 main course at a relatively high-end restaurant!

Though of course… good things are hardly free which is why while The Entertainer app itself is free, to unlock the super special deals (usually offered by higher-end restaurants, fine-dining places, or even high profile eateries), you’ll have to purchase the ‘Mobile Product‘ within The Entertainer.

This comes at a price of 95sgd for the year you’re in (e.g. 2014, 2015 etc), or 12sgd for a month but the monthly one doesn’t unlock all merchants. The monthly plan only gives you access to 770 of the 990 awesome deals that you would get should you purchase the annual Mobile Product.

I hope I didn’t lose you anywhere… everyone on speed?

To add some pictures to all these words, here are some ‘locked’ offers that are only available after purchase of the Annual Mobile Product!

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A highly raved steak place in town – would you like a 1 for 1 deal for this?

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Or maybe pies?

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Some pampering for you and your mom or a gal pal?

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If you’re thinking of a spiffy place to stay for a quick getaway, how about a Buy 1 Night, Free 1 Night stay at HK Conrad?

If you would a taste of how a fully unlocked The Entertainer would work, I have ten (yes ten!) 2014 Mobile Products (that’s the annual one) to giveaway so stay tuned to the end of the post!

The 2014 Mobile Product will only last till the end of this year but it’s enough time to snatch up a couple of dining or spa deals and bring a couple of your loved ones for some holiday festivities and complete your year-end gifting experience without breaking the bank!

 

Again, I know how different this entry is, from my usual, but trust me when I say all I want to do is share about it because I was pretty stoked at the deals offered within the app and also the opportunity to giveaway a ‘key’ to these deals to some of my readers.

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Moving on from that introduction…

Now that the year is coming to a close, The Entertainer is prepping up their 2015 Mobile Product and a new merchant on that list is PappaSan!

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I’ve seen this restaurant a couple of times since I’m often in that vicinity but for those who haven’t heard of PappaSan (not to be confused with PappaRich), this place is located at Dorsett Hotel which is located along Cantonment / New Bridge Road. The closest MRT is Outram and it’s a short 5 minutes walk away – depending on how quick or slow your legs take you.

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I’ve heard about PappaSan serving up some pretty new takes on local delicacies but in this entry’s experience we got to have a glimpse at a couple of their other stuff.

Not the chicken rice that they’re famed for but you could give that a go for yourself when you get the 2015 The Entertainer Mobile Product!

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The evening started with a little tapas while everyone casually filtered in on that wet and rainy day. By the time I got there the dishes were a little wiped but I managed a couple of shots nonetheless.

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Lemongrass chicken, I believe

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Prawns with Tomato and Italian Gremolata – the prawns were really fresh and yummy, that’s coming from someone who doesn’t normally like prawns!

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Succulent Beef Tenderloin Skewers – beef was a tad hard by the time I had it, which was when it was a little cold already.

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Crusted Chicken Rice Balls – Hubs really liked this. I couldn’t tell what it was then and found it really intriguing.

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tortilla chips! – loved the dips!

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One thing I was really glad for was the watermelon sangria – I could really use a drink after that hectic week at work!

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After picking what we wanted, it’s nom-time!

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In the midst of having our plate of food, we were called up for a little demonstration as they prepared one of the star dishes of the night.We were greeted with 4 white mounds engulfed in flames and the only clue as to what this dish was was the little fish tail sticking out at the back.

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This dish is the Snow Mountain Fish (S$48) and the white ‘shell’ you see is actually a whole load of seasalt generously covering the fish.

This aspect of preparing a fish isn’t new but it is done very well here such that the fish itself was stuffed with herbs like lemongrass, garlic, onion and much more, making it exude a very fragrant and mouth-watering aroma the minute it was cut into.

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This method reminded me of the way street vendors in Thailand cooked their fishes though, of course, the way it is done here is much more sophisticated and once unveiled, the fish still looks wholly intact and clean without ‘scabs’ all over.

The idea of cocoon-ning the fish in sea salt is to lock in the moisture of the meat while the fish cooks to the perfect done-ness.

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I’ll admit that the fish was nice and fragrant with the meat done just right though I felt it was a tad dry for my liking. Hubs didn’t have an issue with it because he’s less picky about fish and enjoyed how fragrant the herbs made the fish taste.

I’m not quite a fish person so I took a couple of bites and shoved the rest to hubs.

The next dish, is a little more up my carnivorous alley!

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This is the Portugese-styled Crispy Suckling Pig (S$268, pre-order only) and this dish brings a whole new level of enjoyment and entertainment to the term Suckling Pig.

Why?

Because there’s this really cool ‘ritual’ you’ll have to go through before you get to dig in to the succulent and juicy pork and I decided to volunteer my hubs for it because, you know, I’m such a good wife and all. Ha!

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The idea is that the host (or whoever, really) is to chop up the pig with a dinner plate – as seen in hubs hands – as per the instructions of the waiting staff of course and at the end of the whole violent piggy massacre (okay, it’s already dead, I know), you smash said plate into a bin with as loud and resounding a shatter as you can.

This process is said to bring luck and prosperity to the person doing it and just before you start chopping the pig up, you are to make a wish and that wish is suppose to come true the next year!

Something like that…

While the hubs was a little opposed to the idea initially (pshh, shy?), I think he had quite a kick with the process. After he was done butchering the poor helpless pig, he commented that it was really fun.

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If you’ve got a friend with anger management issues, I’m sure they’ll enjoy this very much…. heh!

Alongside the Suckling Pig are some interestingly shaped ‘man tou’ (a form of fried bread), a variation of sauerkraut (which I didn’t touch because I assumed it was sauerkraut) and grilled eggplant I believe.

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I was feeling rather stuffed by this time but I devoured my share of the man tou down because it was just so good. The Suckling Pig too with its crispy skin and soft succulent meat.

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Unlike most suckling pigs I’ve had, this one isn’t all oily and fatty or overly sinful because it was explained that the way they cook this is unique such that most fats are dissolved in the cooking process.

I don’t know how that is done but me likey. Now if only there’s a way to do that for almost all meat I eat so I don’t feel bad about being too lazy to pick out the fats!

Just when I thought we were done and all wrapped up, we got called over for one last thing – the dessert.

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The chef flambe-d the molten lava cake’s drizzle right infront of our eyes but I missed snapping the most crucial moment and that was the huge burst of flames (when he flambe-d it) that had everyone shocked and bewildered all at the same time.

I swear the whole crowd took one step back after that, ha!

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Ending our night on a sweet note, I’ve had many molten lava cakes but this one is one of the better ones I’ve had.

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The insides were perfectly molten and I liked that the mangos that accompanied this were a tinge sour because it complemented the sweet chocolate filling just fine.

 

In all, hubs and I had a very enjoyable evening of witness all these entertaining culinary showcases and having really yummy food, which is the best testament that good things must be shared and enjoyed with those you love!

I want to thank The Entertainer and PappaSan both for the very enjoyable evening.

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Aside from me sharing my evening, I have something more to share and that is for you to be able to win a chance to score amazing deals on The Entertainer (it’s a mobile app, if you still haven’t caught on!) and share those moments with someone you love!

10 Fully Unlocked Entertainer Promos To Giveaway!

If you recall from above, anyone can download The Entertainer to enjoy some perks but to enjoy the finest and most pronounced brands on the app, you’ll need the Mobile Product (worth S$95) and guess what, I’ve got 10 ‘unlocks’ to giveaway for FREE!

Simply:

  • Head on over here and fill up this form (all private, I assure you)
  • You must be residing in Singapore
  • Enter before 12th November, 12pm!

And that’s that!

Again, what you stand to win is The Entertainer’s Mobile Product 2014 which only lasts till the end of the year (31st Dec) but it’s enough for you to properly treat and enjoy yourself and others during this holiday period!

 

I’ll be picking a list of winners and the Organisors will be contacting you from there so you’ll hear from them (and not me) about it!

 

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Now I really hope that you guys found this useful because I was also given the same Mobile Product that you guys have received and I think my very first deal would be a feast over at Bedrock – I’ve been dying to have steak there for the longest while!

Thanks for reading everyone and we’ll get back on schedule shortly ;)

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VitaMan (Skincare) For Your Man!

I know I’m cheesy but I swear I’m not being a huge cheese ball right now and try to sell you some oral supplements in this post because the brand I am about to talk about truly is called VitaMan!

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VitaMan, as the name blatantly shows, is an australian brand specializing in mens grooming.

From the very manly thing to do like shaving and keeping up with your body hygiene (in the form of deodorant and washes), they also carry products that give men a chance to expand their skin and body care regimen with skincare products, added body pampering products (scrubs and all) and even some hair-targeted products.

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Given that the holiday season is just around the corner, a lot of us are likely fretting what to give our dads maybe, or perhaps your father-in-law, that uncle you’re not too close to but he’s really nice, or maybe a cousin or male friend.

In today’s day and age, especially here in Singapore, it seems that most males are opening up to the idea of indulging in some skin pampering products – at least the males I know seem to be… – and most of the time it’s a mix of them not really caring or searching skincare up as much as us and also being a little less inclined to spend as much as we do where skincare is concerned.

You can’t blame some of them given all they’ve known is to wash their faces and they make do with body soap for that – egads!

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That said, I don’t have a proper review of these items just yet cause my man is more ‘strict’ about his routine than I am – must finish something to open another – so instead of wait for him to get to it I thought I would do up a mention about the brand first.

It would help you a little with some of those gifting ideas, I hope!

Men… it’s incredibly hard to shop for them so instead of fretting over ties, socks or whatnot, get them something we feel a joy in shopping for and yet would also be beneficial to them!

What’s more if the man you’re gifting this to isn’t exactly big on shopping for his skincare, I think he’ll appreciate the sentiment of you taking care of his skin for him! Who doesn’t love a gift of skincare, right?

Heh, that’s what I think at least….

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And if anything, you can’t argue about VitaMan being girly because the whole branding about it is meant to portray a tough, macho, sleek and manly vibe. I’m sure your man / the man wouldn’t complain receiving a sleek and no-frills tube of cleanser, deodorant or even a serum!

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For me, at least, hubs was delighted to receive these to try, especially because I have been commenting that he needs to pay extra attention to his undereyes given I could spy the wrinkles forming already.

Hubs can be quite vain where looks are concerned and I guess I actually don’t mind that about him, because it means it’s less effort for me to convince him to start taking care of his skin.

In fact he bugs me once in awhile to ask if I have some masks he can use and such, so… yeah I think we’ll be able to talk about and showcase the sheet mask seen here real soon!

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Meanwhile at least, if you’re interested to pick up VitaMan for your man or any other men you know that you feel could benefit from some skincare loving (or if it’s because you have no idea what else to get for them) then head on over to Takashimaya Level 3 and give it a look!

You can have a look at VitaMan’s website as well but I can’t say if they’ve brought everything in so it’s best to head down and have a look!

VitaMan is available at Takashimaya, Level 3

Thanks for reading!

 

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