Tonight with Ylvis – The Intelevator

Category : Humour

This hidden camera prank – The Intelevator (Talestyrt Heis) by Ylvis, produced for their Norwegian talkshow – I kveld med Ylvis (Tonight with Ylvis), really brought a laugh to my otherwise mundane day.

I can’t help being impressed with their creativity and spontaneity. 

All I can say is they are incredibly talented with a superb sense of humour.

So…what will you do if you’re “caught” in an intelligent elevator?

Here’re some of the amused and frustrated reactions in Ylvis’ The Intelevator (Talestyrt Heis).

Guaranteed to chase all your blues away 🙂




Yhingthai Palace Thai Restaurant @ Purvis Street

Category : Thai

We’ve always been under the impression that Yhingthai Palace is a very pricey Thai Restaurant until our lovely colleague brought to our attention that their prices are actually pretty okay.

Provided you do not order dishes that are quoted as market price of course 😉

So here we are, at the atas Yhingthai Palace Thai Restaurant @ Purvis Street.

Even the restaurant name sounds so lavish right?

I was personally responsible for this below average Khao Tang Nah Tang @ S$10 which is crispy rice chips appetiser – rice chips served with a coconut milk based chicken and shrimp dip.

From the menu description, I thought it referred to the mini round crackers served with a spicy dip. Sorry guys.

But our meal is saved by Yhingthai Palace’s stellar Peek Kai Sord Sai @$3.5 each which is stuffed chicken wings  – chicken wings deboned and stuffed with asparagus, shittake mushroom, chicken meat and fried to a golden brown.

These gorgeous stuffed chicken wings are just absolutely amazingly yummy haha! Minimum order is 2 and I truly wished I had more than 1. I’ll take another stuffed chicken wing anytime 😀

Another dish worth highlighting is Yhingthai Palace’s Tom Yum Kung @ S$8 each which is clear tom yum prawn soup – prawns cooked in a spicy and sour soup.

I really enjoyed the tom yum kung. It’s not overly spicy and quite satisfying. Check out the ingredients in the soup.

Our carbo dish is Khao Ob Supparot @S$20 which is pineapple rice served with prawns and pork floss. I was half expecting to see it served in a pineapple but it wasn’t heehee~

I guess Yhingthai Palace’s pineapple fried rice is okay. I wasn’t wow-ed by it and it wasn’t too shabby either so I’ll say average.

Next up is Gaeng Keow Wan Kai/Mhoo @ S$15 which is Thai green curry – chicken or pork cooked in homemade green curry paste with Thai brinjals and string beans in coconut milk.

We ordered Yhingthai Palace’s Gaeng Keow Wan Mhoo (Thai green pork curry). The green curry goes well with the pineapple rice and the pork slices are really tender. Like.

And our greens, Phak Boong Fai Dang @ S$10 which is stir-fried spicy kang kong fried with shrimp paste chilli.

As we were all stuffed by now, we ordered only 2 desserts for sharing.

1st up is Yhingthai Palace’s Khao Neow Ma Muang @ S$7 which is mango with glutinous rice.

I wonder…why are their mangoes always sweet? It’s almost like a guarantee.

And finally, Tup Tim Krob @ S$6 which is Thai red ruby – water chestnut, jackfruit, palm fruit with fresh coconut milk.

I’m not sure if it’s good as I’m not exactly a fan of Tup Tim Krob. But it’s better than E-Sarn Thai Cuisine’sThai Red Ruby dessert.

Yhingthai Palace Thai Restaurant (View in Google Maps)
36 Purvis Street
#01 – 04
Singapore 188613
GPS: 1.296587,103.854956
+65 6337 1161
+65 6337 9429

Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10pm



Yayoiken Japanese Teishoku Restaurant @ Star Vista

Category : Japanese

Yayoiken Japanese Teishoku Restaurant is another great find and recommendation by our lovely colleague thumbs up

Similar to Italian food, Japanese food tends to be slightly more expensive when compared to other cuisines. So when we saw the price range of the food at Yayoiken Japanese Teishoku Restaurant, we were all pleasantly surprised.

Besides serving affordable Japanese cuisine ranging from under S$10, Yayoiken also has a wide variety of food with “over 100 delicacies” to choose from.

We decided to each order a main dish plus some side dishes for sharing so we could try more items. The overall feedback was good and we were all stuffed at the end of our meals.

I ordered Yayoiken’s Tekka Don @ S$14.9 which is rice topped with tuna fish. With a S$1.9 top up to upgrade the Miso Shiru to Kaijiru.

I really enjoyed the Tekka Don. The Tuna is fresh and when consumed together with the Japanese rice & seaweed, with some wasabi from time to time…yummy~

I can’t say the same for the Kaijiru though. For folks who like clams, it’s really very clam-y. The soup is filled with a whole lot of clams. Honestly I’ve never seen so many clams in a small bowl of soup before. Haha~

However, the soup tasted too clam-y for my liking. I was a little overwhelmed. Of course this is just my personal preference.

Yayoiken’s Katsu Don @ S$12.9 which is pork cutlet & scrambled egg rice bowl also got the nod of approval from my colleague. And it was very filling.

The final main course for the day is Yayoiken’s Combo Hamburg Set @ S$19.9 which is combo steaks with hamburg, wiener sausages and bacon set. As you can see, it’s a lot of food! The feedback was good as well.

And here comes the 1st side dish, Yayoiken’s Ebi Tempura @S$8.9 which is 5 pieces of deep fried prawn. The tempura is lightly flavoured and we didn’t get the greasy feeling from it which is good.

Next up is Gyoza @ S$4.9 which is 6 pieces of Japanese dumplings served with vinegar & a bottle of chilli oil. I didn’t really like Yayoiken’s gyoza. They weren’t crispy enough for me. The chilli oil helped abit though.

And finally, last but not least, Yayoiken’s Tori Karaage @ S$10.9 which is deep fried crispy chicken. These were definitely crispy. And it was served with some salt which is a 1st for me. I enjoyed the Tori Karaage both with and without the salt 🙂

Yayoiken Japanese Teishoku Restaurant (View in Google Maps)
1 Vista Exchange Green Unit
#02-01/02 The Star Vista
Singapore 138617
GPS: 1.306954,103.788258
+65 6570 2668

Daily: 11am – 10pm (Last Order 9:30pm)



E-Sarn Thai Cuisine @ Pasir Panjang

Category : Thai

It is with a heavy heart, as we dig into the yummy dishes of E-Sarn Thai Cuisine along Pasir Panjang Road. For we are here today, for a farewell lunch.

We’re happy that he’s found greener pastures, yet sad because we’ll be losing a positive, long serving, experience comrade.

Still, we wish him all the best in his new role! We’ll miss you 🙂

As usual, whenever I can, I’ll take photos of the menu and here’s E-Sarn Thai Cuisine menu for our reference.

Usually I’ll order Lemongrass juice whenever I dine at Thai restaurants as I really like the subtle taste.

However having travelled to Thailand last September, and tried Thailand’s super sweet Cha Yen almost on a daily basis, I was keen to try E-Sarn’s Thai Ice Tea.

Well, it wasn’t as sweet and tasted like a diluted version of the ones I had in Thailand. Think I’ll stick to Lemongrass 😉

First up, we had Basil Chicken (Kra Pow Gai) @ S$12.5 which is chicken stir-fried with chilli paste & basil leaves. This is pretty good and goes well with white rice.

Next is the highly anticipated Crispy Omelette (Kai Foo) @ S$8.5 which is fried plain crispy omelette. This is amazingly crispy and very difficult to stop once you start munching on them.

One of E-Sarn Thai Cuisine’s best sellers is its Green Curry Chicken (Gaeng Paed Gai) @ S$13.5 which is chicken meat with eggplant simmered in coconut curry gravy.

E-Sarn’s green curry is not spicy and has a subtlety distinct taste to it. I quite enjoy it and the green curry definitely goes well with white rice too.

Our final dish before desserts is Crispy Bean Curd (Tao Hu Tod) @ S$8.5 which is battered & deep fried tofu served with sweet peanut sauce.

This is an unmemorable dish and I won’t order it again. It’s not really crispy and the bean curd is pretty bland.

And now, onto the wonderful world of desserts 😀

First up is Tapioca (Mun Cheam) @ S$4 which is boiled tapioca served warm topped with coconut milk. We really loved this dessert.

The tapioca is warm & the texture is nice. The coconut milk enhances the experience like icing on cake. Yummy! Best of the 3 desserts we had.

Next is Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Nieow Ma Muang) @S$6 which is fresh mango with glutinous rice topped with coconut milk. The mango is sweet, just a little small. It’s okay, just not as nice as the one I had in Bangkok.

And lastly, Red Ruby (Tub Tim Krob) @ S$4 which is water chestnut rubies served with coconut milk. It was bland and we didn’t like it.

And this concludes our super filling lunch with laughter and mixed emotions.

All I have to say is, thank you thank you thank you and all the best 🙂

E-Sarn Thai Cuisine (View in Google Maps)
130 Pasir Panjang Road
Singapore 118548
GPS: 1.2760689,103.792993
+65 6473 3716

Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 10pm (Last Order 9:30pm)

Closed on Tuesday