Restaurant review: The Equinox, Singapore

Restaurant: The Equinox

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Location: 2 Stamford Road | Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882, Singapore

The scene

I love taking photos and told my friend that I wanted the best view of Singapore, so he booked us dinner for 2 here at The Equinox restaurant. This is a very classy place and the ambiance is just perfect – dim lights with candles on each table. It was also beautifully decorated and well-ventilated. The place is very cozy and comfortable too.

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The service

When we arrived at the venue, we waited for the receptionist for about 4 minutes because she was entertaining some guests to their seats before us. My friend booked us window seats because that’s ultimately the best view ever! Oh, that’s an additional S$20 too!

Service was pretty good. The waitress was attentive and would frequently ask us if we still need anything. The servers would give us bread rolls while we waited for our meals. ( we were so FULL after the second meal ;D )

The food

Food was really great! I love everything about it! I could still remember telling my friend, “OMG, this is so good.” , “This is so delicious!” or “ The Black Truffle Butter is the best!!!”

Here’s what we ordered:

Appetizer:

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Wagyu Tataki, Bonito Braised-Turnips, Grilled Leeks, Truffle Ponzu Scallop

Main Course:

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Sea Bass, Cooked in Paper Bark, Saltbush Gremolata, Baby Vegetables

Seared Scallop, Mussel and Broad Beans Minestrone, Calamari, Chervil Oil

From The Grill:

Creekstone, Grain Fed Prime Angus, U.S.D.A 28 Day Aged – 225g Tenderloin

The Sauce:

Black Truffle Butter (THIS IS THE BEST. I highly recommend you try this)

The Side:

Steamed Broccolini with French Fries, Ginger, Garlic, Chilli

Drinks:

Sprite and Earl Grey tea

Do the math: Additional charges – Miscellaneous + 10% Service Charge + 7% GST

The price

Very expensive but so worth it! Go give it a try! *wink*

The dress code

Remember it’s a classy restaurant, so please wear semi-formal attire.

Overall rating: I give this restaurant a 10/10!

Given the chance, I would definitely go back here! This place has the best view of Singapore especially at night! You would see The Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, The Esplanade, etc in all their glory! Hahaha.

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Of course, don’t forget to bring your trusty camera and take lots of great photos!

Nothing but great memories! :)

I can’t thank my friend enough for bringing me here! He made one of my dreams come true!

Thanks for reading my review!

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See you! <3

It’s summer time! 

Despite the scorching heat we have in the Philippines, these are some of the things to look forward to during summer time (other than swimming of course! 😊) : pretty and vibrant colored flowers and plants! 😍



What’s summer without yellow colored flowers? 🌼

There’s always a new beginning. Don’t lose hope. 😉



Santan flowers. These always brighten up gardens and even dull and boring walls. 👍

Big leaves that could be used as fans during the hot weather! 🌿

She has it all

She’s been there all the time. Her famous smile unwavering. Her stare, oh so captivating! Maybe you need to take a shot or two.. Or maybe more.. to show your everyone back home that you’ve seen the most visited, most parodied work of art, and most talked about painting in The Louvre. You put up your camera and started to shoot. (heads of other tourists pops into view) Uhh excuse me, I need to get closer. No flash please!

Ah yes! That’s Mona Lisa, the half-painted portrait of a woman by non other than Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian artist. Bravo Maestro! 🙌

I was blessed to be able to visit the majestic Louvre in Paris and of course, Mona Lisa was on my itinerary! 

Selfie with Mona Lisa. Perfect shot. No one beside me. No hands, head or any other body part of tourists in this photo. Hahaha. Successful selfie indeed.  


Compared to other huge paintings inside the Louvre, Mona Lisa’s portrait was just small and of course, heavily guarded… You have been warned. 

Anyway, very interesting portrait. Had a wonderful experience too!💁

Roman Forum, Roma

I just love Rome and its beautiful ruins! So this is what it feels like in the ancient Roman times haha. These are ruins of several important government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. The Forum Magnum or simply called the Forum has been the most celebrated meeting place in the world, in all history. It has been the site of processions, trials, gladiator fights, and venue for public speeches. Simply majestic!!! 😍🏰

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Happy Chinese New Year!!!

新年快乐! 恭喜发财! 全家安康! 万事如意!

Wishing everyone a prosperous new year!

More success, happiness and love! ❤️❤️❤️

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Photo by: Sarah May Tanhuanco

Instagram @sarahmaytanhuanco

Frozen’s Olaf

I can’t believe it! Until now, kids are crazy with Disney’s Frozen! But who can blame them? The characters are so cute and the story is beautiful!

Everyone loves Olaf, the fun-loving snowman. He had some famous lines that makes us go “Awwwww”

Here’s our favorite quotes from Olaf:

“Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” ❤️ Ahhh yes. This is indeed true! Hihihi

“Some people are worth melting for” ❤️ OMG. This is just the best line ever! I’m sure you’ll all agree with me. 😍

“Winter is a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in summer and I’ll be a Happy Snowman!!!” ❤️ And everyone panics and says: “NO Way!!! He’ll melt!” Hahaha 😁

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“Hi! I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs!!!” ⛄️

Sunset lover : Life is too short to miss out on being truly happy!

 I love taking sunset photos! Who wouldn’t anyway? I love the beautiful mixture of colors and these made me appreciate our God more. It is painted by the best artist in the world! Most of the time we are too busy to stop and just look outside our window or just simple look up, take a deep breath and relax. We’re too stressed out from work that we forget to find beauty in little things. This 2015 let’s focus more on the positive things happening to us! Let me start by sharing some of my sunset photos to all of you. :)

Paris

Sunset in Paris! How romantic! haha

Dapitan

Taking photos while driving! I JUST HAD TO TAKE THIS SHOT. Its so lovely. I need to practice this skill more. HAHA Eeeep! XD

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Enjoy every sunset.

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Stay strong. After every sunset comes a sunrise.

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I must admit, I just tried my best to shoot wherever I am. Study room shot. hehe :)

Lovelove xoxo <3

Happy green tea drinking!

tea time

Tea time with delicious moist and soft brownies from Becky’s Kitchen (Philippines)

It is said that drinking green tea has many health benefits. It has been used as traditional medicine in the Chinese culture for more than 4,000 years. Until now, green tea is still a popular drink especially in the homes of Chinese families and served in every Chinese restaurant. Mmmm.. I love free “in-house tea” from Chinese restaurants. I usually drink green tea instead of warm water when eating outside.

I drink green tea almost every day, during breakfast, lunch, snack time, and sometimes dinner. Some say that drinking tea in the evening will result in staying awake all night. I’m not sure if this is true though. :D

Wondering what are the health benefits of drinking green tea?

Here’s a list of the benefits on why drinking green tea is good for you:

Regulates blood pressure

Its full of antioxidants

Lowers cholesterol

Gives healthy looking skin

Prevents diabetes

Prevents or lower risks of various types of cancer

Improves brain function

Lowers risks of having Alzheimer’s disease

Lowers risk of obesity

Kills bacteria and improves dental health

May reduce risk of heart disease

Beats stress

Boosts your energy

Believe it or not? Try it for yourself. Happy green tea drinking! Haha.

Photo by: Sarah May Tanhuanco (me) 

Tea Cup set from Japan.