If the days of the weak (no pun intended) have become Mourn Day, Chores Day, Whiner’s Day, Thirst Day, Pride Day, Sadder Day and Sin Day then you need to take a breather, my friend.
Sometimes all you need is a nice concoction of liqueur to dispel the stress or munch a hearty fusion meal at a buffet of your liking. Sometimes, pampering need not be grand or elaborate, small but good things are enough to make you bounce back uplifted.
Here are some of the good finds we at the straits times scoured to give you a pick-me-up at the end of a busy week.
Lounge with Monkey Shoulder
If you are looking for a quick booster that you can easily grab after a mundane Zoom meeting, then Scottish malt whiskey Monkey Shoulder is right for you. They have a series of canned cocktails named Don’t Let The Grind Get You Down that can be delivered right to your flat.
The witty naming of their products is inspired by online meeting phrases like You’re On Mute and Is Everyone Here? Hard Workers can also take a break with their creative multiplayer game, Cards of Hilarity, as you drink the cold canned cocktails with your Zooom-mates.
Eat in Smorgasbord of Sichuan Flavors at PARKROYAL
The Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Beach Road came back with their popular annual concept dining, A Gastronomic Journey of Sichuan Flavours. From August 19 to December 31, 2021, you can gorge on the tapas-style eating experience where they showcase 100 plates of Sichuan cuisine.
Their Chongqing Diced Chicken with Dried Chilli and Fresh Scallops with Sichuan Pepper and Minced Spring Onion Sauce are very popular. This year, however, the main dish is the Baby Lobster in four different sauces.
Their a la carte buffet dinner is available every day while their a la carte lunch is only available on weekends and on public holidays.
Delve Deep in Nostalgia at The Old Man
The Old Man Singapore celebrates the life of Ernest Hemingway with his wonderful journey and the women he loved. His romantic affairs are the inspiration of the new menu.
The #1899 rum with milky notes of soy milk with pandan elements was inspired by his birthplace. While #1940 was inspired by his third wife with its whisky with burnt sugar and honey vanilla.
Get Yourself a Flexitarian Detox with Insane Meals
Insane Meals are a subscription-based meal company that presents a vegetarian and flexitarian meal option that caters to meat-lovers too.
Their tofu-based Impossible Meat features Cheeky Mala Xiang Guo, Sweet and Sour Plork and Black Pepper Plawn. For meat-lovers, they can enjoy scrumptious dishes like Impossible Lasagne and Oriental favourites like Thai Basil Noodles.
Their meal plans are available every day with their 12 meals per week for $204. You also have the option to go flexitarian with six meals per week for $108.
Satiate and Get Lost at Fukusaya Castella
Fukusaya Castella came from Ngasaki, Japan and the secret to their cakes is passed down from generation to generation for over 400 years. This year, they are finally debuting in Singapore.
Compared to their Taiwanese cousins, these cakes are much more dense and minimal, handmade with just a few ingredients like eggs, sugar and flour. These cakes are oil and dairy-free so a lactose intolerant person can enjoy it too.
These gastronomical boosters are perfect as you look forward to getting hedonistic on the weekends. Food is certainly like medicines sometimes and they can boost up your energy and make you feel refreshed after your meal. Make sure you check out the quick grabs that we mentioned here and enjoy your weekend, you deserve it.