Tuesday, December 29, 2015

[Food Review] FIVE Square at Pickering Street

Located at the Great Eastern Centre in Pickering Street, is a dining spot consists of  FIVE Square and FIV五 (Fivebar).

Modelled after the 300-yen bars in Japan, Fivebar offers a wholesome of $5 specials each and everyday while the Five Square comprises of 5 stalls offering a variety of cuisine, ranging, Japanese (Teppei Syokudo), Korean (Gogibox) Spanish (Cin.qo Tapas), Western (Omnivore) and Chinese (Grub Noodle).

With the advancement in technology, we are seeing more and more F&Bs turning to usage of technology such as, iPad menu, e-waiter as well as self-ordering kiosk to provide a more efficient service. To keep up with times and technology, FIVE Square is also introducing self-ordering kiosk where you can conveniently place your order and make payment via the mode of cash / NETS / Credit card. Once your food is ready, you will receive an SMS alert.  All these done in a breeze within a few minutes, and save the patronizers from queuing for the food and save the hassle of carrying a buzzing device.

During the Tasting, we have tried out a variety of the dishes available at the 5 stalls in FIVE Square.

Seafood paella $9.50/$12 (Cin.qo Tapas)

Teriyaki pizza $15 (Cin.qo Tapas)

Truffle Fries (Cin.qo Tapas)

Beef tacos $6.80 (Gogibox)

Kimchi fried rice with spicy chicken $8.50 (Gogibox)

Beef noodle $8.90 (Grub Noodle)

Pork noodle $9.90 (Grub Noodle)

Sampling platter $24.80 (Omnivore)

 Kaisendon $16 (Teppeo Syokudo)

Among the dishes, I enjoyed the Teriyaki pizza from Cin.qo Tapas the most, which is a fusion of both Italian and Japanese. The pizza dough is crispy and of perfect thickness that I like.  The well marinated ingredients have managed to score more points.  Followed by that, another favourite is the Sampling platter from Omnivore, which seems to be a hot favourite among all invited bloggers. The Sampling platter definitely appeals more to the meat lovers where they get to try a variety of red and white meat.

As mentioned earlier, the bar is just beside FIVE Square.  Barhoppers at Fivebar are also welcomed to order food from FIVE Square and eat in the premises of the bar while enjoying some live music, which seems to be of an economical way of chilling out!

Five Square
Great Eastern Centre #01-03, 1 Pickering St
Singapore 048659
Telephone: 8798 0245

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Early Joint Care with BRAND’S ActivMove

Are you aware that our joints deteriorate with age. Everyday movement such as walking and climbing can increase the wear and tear of our joints which lead to joint aches and pains. According to SingHealth – Osteoarthritis, the most common form of joint pains, affects approximately 40% of the adult population,  yet only 10% seek medical advice.

Joint pains can be emotionally frustrating and depressing as they cause physical discomfort and restrict daily activities. I truly feel this when I injured my knee during this May.  Being on full backslab for almost 1.5months and needing to forgo for originally planned US trip is simply depressing.  Even after I removed the backslab, the joint pain has never left me totally.  Till date, I can still feel the strain and pressure on my knees when I walk too long a distance, stand too long and even going up/down the stairs.

Do note that joint pain does not only impacts the grey hair population, but anyone of us, regardless of age!  As the sayings goes, “Prevention is better than cure”, start your prevention early with BRAND’S® ActivMove to continue the active lifestyle that you love and enjoy!

(Image Credit: BRAND’S® Singapore)

BRAND’S® ActivMove with Flexi-Boost® is formulated as a total solution for joint maintenance and protection. BRAND’S® ActivMove with Flexi-Boost® formulation contains UC-II® and Hydrolyzed Type II Collagen that alleviates joint pain to help you perform at your best. UC-II® (40mg) has been proven to be more than twice as effective as the combination of glucosamine hydrochloride (1,500mg) and chondroitin sulfate (1,200mg) in promoting joint comfort and mobility (David C. Crowley, 2009).

UC-II® is a novel ingredient extracted from natural food sources that works with the immune system to reduce inflammation and protect the existing cartilage structure. At the same time, Hydrolyzed Type II Collagen provides the building blocks for cartilage production and helps promote repair of damaged cartilage to maintain joint flexibility. Vitamin C is also added in the formula to scavenge free radicals (destroying molecules that causes cell damage within the body) and help protect joints from further degeneration.

The recommended dosage for BRAND’S® ActivMove is one tablet a day, about 60% smaller than regular glucosamine supplement; it is easy to swallow one mini tablet for doubled effectiveness.

Current Promotion 

You can get BRAND'S ActivMove at Watsons, Guardian, Unity Pharmacy and store.brandsworld.com.sg at $64 per pack of 30 tablets. From now till 15 Dec 2015, simply accumulate purchases of two packs of BRAND’S ActivMove to redeem a free Mi Band fitness tracker worth S$19.90.  Keep tabs on the number of steps taken daily and tracks activities with the sleek and fashionable Mi Band.

Current Promotion: Purchase two packs of BRAND’S ActivMove and redeem a free Mi Band

To redeem your free Mi Band fitness tracker, simply attach the proof of purchase / receipt at the above-mentioned outlets (with the exception of the online store),  and send your particulars  (Name, home address, contact number and email address) to BRAND’S® ActivMove, 18 Cross Street, #12-01/08 China Square Central, Singapore 048423.

For more info, pls call BRAND'S Customer Care line at 1800 732 4748 between 9am - 5pm, Mondays to Fridays, or log on to www.brandsworld.com.sg