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Where was tea first invented? I never knew the answer till I attended a Tea Appreciation workshop hosted by Dilmah Tea! Did you know that tea is an accidental discovery made by Emperor Shen Nong in 2373BC? It was more than two thousand years later that tea was brought into Japan.Aside from wine pairing and coffee pairing, there is tea pairing as well. Light tea goes with light food, and heavy tea goes with heavy food!Chip & Slaw SandwichThe Chip and Slaw Sandwich goes well with Dilmah Exceptiona
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Where was tea first invented? I never knew the answer till I attended a Tea Appreciation workshop hosted by Dilmah Tea! Did you know that tea is an accidental discovery made by Emperor Shen Nong in 2373BC? It was more than two thousand years later that tea was brought into Japan.
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Aside from wine pairing and coffee pairing, there is tea pairing as well. Light tea goes with light food, and heavy tea goes with heavy food!

Chip & Slaw Sandwich
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The Chip and Slaw Sandwich goes well with Dilmah Exceptional English Breakfast and Pure Peppermint!
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Here's a summary of the recommended tea pairing with food:

White Tea with delicate food
Green Tea with seafood, fried food and salads
Black Tea with sweet, rich and savoury food
Oolong tea with sweet snacks and cakes
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To brew the perfect cup of tea, you need to consider the temperature, amount of water and steeping time. Never use reboiled water and add honey instead of sugar as a natural sweetener!
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There are quite a few places serving the Exceptional Range, such as Carpenter & Cook, The Bake House by Carpenter & Cook, Two Tall Trees, Cornerstone @ Bishan Park, Ms Molly’s, Coffee Daily, 63 Celcius and Thai in Town!
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Layered Ice-cream cake
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The layered ice-cream cake pairs perfectly well with Dilmah Exceptional Elegant Earl Grey & Ceylon Green Tea!
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Don't forget to store your tea bags in an airtight container! Only open the tea packets when you need it, because tea leaves actually absorb moisture from the surrounding environment. If you don't believe it, try putting a tea bag near some durians and your next brew would taste like durian tea!

Earle Swensen's

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-117 VivoCity, (S)098585

Phone:6272 3306

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 Being a tea junkie and a Dilmah fan, I was looking forwardto finally attend the ‎Dilmah x Earle Swensen's tea appreciation workshop at Vivocity last week.The event did not disappoint, with the sessionwell planned and an experience that was fun as well as informative‎.The area set aside for our function was a tasteful, riot of colours. Various flavours of Dilmah's 'Exceptional' line of teas served as both decoration as well as set the mood with its presentation. The far table hosted a pressurise
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Being a tea junkie and a Dilmah fan, I was looking forward
to finally attend the ‎Dilmah x Earle Swensen's tea appreciation workshop at Vivocity last week.
The event did not disappoint, with the sessionwell planned and an experience that was fun as well as informative‎.
The area set aside for our function was a tasteful, riot of colours. Various flavours of Dilmah's 'Exceptional' line of teas served as both decoration as well as set the mood with its presentation. The far table hosted a pressurised hot water dispenser which we would later learn, maintained its contents at the perfect temperature that tea was to be best savoured.
The appreciation itself was conducted by a Dilmah representative who took the audience through the history and origin of the Dilmah brand - named after the founders two sons Dilham and Mahlik. We were, as well, instructed in the process of the production of tea - from plucking to withering, to rolling, fermentation and firing. It was interesting to learn that combinations of these processes resulted in what is commonly thought to be the different kinds of teas: Black, White and Oolong.The taste pairings of food and tea that punctuated the occasion were most definitely the highlight of the afternoon. Participants in the event were served a couplet of courses: Dilmah's Peppermint and English Breakfast teas with Earle Swensen's Chips and Slaw sandwich; and later, ‎Elegant Earl Grey and Ceylon Green teas with a slice of Neapolitan ice cream cake. These pairings were an introduction to Earle Swensen's Teatime Happiness promotion.
Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake
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Many thanks to Dilmah, Earle Swensens and Openrice for the organisation of such an exquisite event. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and heartily encourage this menu for a delicious tea break!
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Earle Swensen is actually the founder of Swensen's chain of restaurants. Unlike typical Swensen's outlets, Earle Swensen's focuses more on quality grilled entrees and all-you-can-eat buffet salad bar that offers a seasonal change of ingredients. Be spoilt for choice with an impressive mix of fresh compound salads, mixed greens, fruits, garnishings and homemade dressings.Walking into the main dining hall is a corridor filled with sofa booth seats. As this was an OpenRice event for Earle Swensen's
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Earle Swensen is actually the founder of Swensen's chain of restaurants. Unlike typical Swensen's outlets, Earle Swensen's focuses more on quality grilled entrees and all-you-can-eat buffet salad bar that offers a seasonal change of ingredients. Be spoilt for choice with an impressive mix of fresh compound salads, mixed greens, fruits, garnishings and homemade dressings.
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Walking into the main dining hall is a corridor filled with sofa booth seats. 
Dilmah Exceptional selection
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As this was an OpenRice event for Earle Swensen's collaborating with Dilmah to help participants get a better understanding of tea and it's benefits. The staff from Dilmah were very friendly and helpful, they shared their different selections of tea that you can get from different regions.

For example :
1. Black Tea is from India, Sri Lanka and China
2. Oolong Tea is from Taiwan
3. Green Teas are from China and Japan
4. White Teas are from China and Sri Lanka
Earl Grey
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At the begining of the workshop, we were explained the differences between Dilmah and other tea competitors. The key difference is that ALL their teas are handpicked from their own plantation and sorted/cleaned/fermented in their own plants.  Hence, their level of quality control is standardized and are able to deliver high appreciation for their teas.

1. Dilmah Exceptional English Breakfast and Pure Peppermint
Dilmah Exceptation English Breakfast & Pure peppermint
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First up was the pure peppermint tea, which had quite a pleasant aroma. This really hit the spot for me.  The english breakfast was strong and I think it went very well with the sandwich. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to tea pairing. But when it comes to savoury items like the chip & slaw sandwich, we were recommended to take a bite of the sandwich and sip abit of either of these two teas to emphasize the taste of the food and the tea.

2. Chip & Slaw Sandwich
Chip and Slaw Sandwich
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I really appreciate the fact that they pan fried this sandwich. Alot of sinful, buttery goodness went into the exterior of the bread. It was crispy throughout the entire sandwich.
Chip and Slaw Sandwich
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What made the sandwich even crispier, was the potato chips embedded in the coleslaw in the sandwich.
Chip and Slaw Sandwich
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The presentation of the sandwich was also very nicely done and for $6.90++ on a weekday tea break, it's easy on the wallet with maximum satisfaction!
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Here are the range of Dilmah Exception teas that you can pick at Earle Swensen's. I'm definitely eying to try a few more!
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Did you know that tea was accidentally invented in China? 
Why Tea? Tea can protect your bones, lungs and has the ability to increase metabolism rate and promote weight loss! Time to drink up more tea!
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One key thing to note about Dilmah Exceptional is that they their tea bags aren't flat. They're pyramid shaped, this allows the tea leaves to unfurl for a more aromatic and fragrant cup of tea. Hence you get a stronger aroma and taste in teh teas.

3. Dilmah Exceptional Elegant Earl Grey & Ceylon Green Tea
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Next up was the my favourite earl grey. This is definitely one of the strongest earl grey tea I've had in a while and it complimented the ice cream cake perfectly. I didn't feel the same way about the green tea. Maybe because I'm more inclined to a stronger tasting tea, which the green tea wasn't.
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The earl grey tea had such a strong aroma, and without adding any sugar, I felt like it had a subtle sweetness to it.

4. Layered Ice Cream Cake
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The ice cream cake wasn't too sweet, which made it a great pairing with the earl grey tea. There was a frozen slice of peach on the top of the cake that remained frozen the entire time I was working on the cake. There were also white chocolate bits on the ends of the cake. All in all, not a bad tea-time option.
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I would like to thank OpenRice, Earle Swensen's and Dilmah for this educational opportunity to learn more about teas.

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Full review: http://nkikichua.blogspot.sg/2015/10/dilmah-tea-workshop-earle-swensens-vivo.htmlIntroducing a new range, Dilmah Exceptional, where it embodies freshness and authenticity of flavour, reflecting exquisiteness in its absolute vibrancy. Categorised in Black tea, Green tea, Infusions, Black tea with herbs and fruits, and Flavoured black tea.Hands on in experiencing the tea pairing with Earle Swensen's Chips ‘n’ Slaw Sandwich - love the cheese toasted bread. We were given two small cups
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Introducing a new range, Dilmah Exceptional, where it embodies freshness and authenticity of flavour, reflecting exquisiteness in its absolute vibrancy. Categorised in Black tea, Green tea, Infusions, Black tea with herbs and fruits, and Flavoured black tea.

Hands on in experiencing the tea pairing with Earle Swensen's Chips ‘n’ Slaw Sandwich - love the cheese toasted bread. We were given two small cups of tea to pair it with, Peppermint and English Breakfast tea. I prefer the latter as I find the peppermint over power the savoury food.
Chips ‘n’ Slaw Sandwich
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Swensen’s Special Ice Cream Cake paired with Dilmah Expectional teas:
Ceylon Green Tea - a pale yellow infusion tinged with olive highlights. A pleasantly gentle tea with a lightly sweet finish.
Elegant Earl Grey - a bold and bright single region Ceylon tea, balanced by the floral and fruity flavour of bergamot creating a refreshing and delightful medium strength Earl Grey.
Swensen’s Special Ice Cream Cake
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This is my first visit to Earle Swensen's, situated at Vivocity, unit #02-117. The name Earle Swensen's was actually the name of the founder and was also the same giant behind F & B group, Swensen's. The whole restaurant here at VivoCity was very spacious and also halal certified.Meats, Pastas, Burgers and desserts are the main focus here but they do have a huge salad bar too, with quite a number of greens varieties to choose from.My main purpose today (7th Oct) was to attend the tea appreciatio
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[Dilmah Tea Appreciation Workshop at Earle Swensen's]
This is my first visit to Earle Swensen's, situated at Vivocity, unit #02-117. The name Earle Swensen's was actually the name of the founder and was also the same giant behind F & B group, Swensen's. The whole restaurant here at VivoCity was very spacious and also halal certified.
Meats, Pastas, Burgers and desserts are the main focus here but they do have a huge salad bar too, with quite a number of greens varieties to choose from.
My main purpose today (7th Oct) was to attend the tea appreciation workshop organized by Openrice Singapore & Dilmah Tea Singapore. There are around 20 of us attending. We were first greeted by Dilmah representative, Ms Patricia. Thereafter followed by Ms Patricia telling us the history of tea way back from 2737 B.C and understanding the progress of tea leaves making till the finished products we had today, through PowerPoint slides shown on projector.
First 02 types of Dilmah tea served to us after the presentation was the Dilmah Exceptional English Breakfast and Pure Peppermint tea. We are told to pair them with the chips & slaw sandwiches provided for us. My personal preference is to pair the sandwiches with Dilmah Exceptional English Breakfast tea rather than Peppermint. The latter choice was way to strong to go with the sandwiches as the minty taste totally overtakes the taste of the sandwiches.
As for the Chips & Slaw Sandwiches, they was made up of toast, chilled coleslaw and potato chips. The buttery toasts' texture was crispy and toasted to a beautiful golden brown. I'm rather new to this combination of chips and coleslaw as fillings in my sandwiches but I'm quite surprised it did work well together even though it's meatless.
After the wiches, we were each served with a slice of Classic ice cream cake by Earle Swensen's. It was the 3 layers' strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream cake which i had it umpteen times when I was younger so it wasn't new to me. It still tastes as good as before, only the serving size was smaller now.
For this round of dessert, we are pairing it with Dilmah Exceptional Elegant Earle Grey and Ceylon Green Tea. We were taught the right way of brewing our tea bags in our glass for a duration of only 3-5mins and not exceeding 5mins, to get the perfect taste. Ms Patricia also explained why the purpose of triangular cone shaped tea bags rather than the common flat ones is to allow the tea leaves in the bag to have the space to open up fully.
Ceylon Green tea tasted very light and refreshing but when you taste it together with the ice cream cake, it was too light to distinct. But ironically, while the Earle Grey tea tastes too spiced for my liking, it pairs better with the ice cream cake. Ice cream seems to neutralize the spice level of the Earle Grey tea and made it taste more enjoyable down my throat.
Other than these 4 types of Dilmah tea we tried, there were also other different varieties of Dilmah tea on display for us to see. There are much more infusions now.
Pictures taken at this event were already posted on my Opensnap "jellylovesfood" page. The overall experience at this tea appreciation workshop was pleasant, short and simple, although I expected more. I initially thought we will have hands-on activities like seeing, touching, smelling of real raw tea leaves or different varieties of ready processed tea leaves, rather than only taste them from tea bags only.
As for Earle Swensen's, I have to return again to try the mains before I could make more precise comments about this restaurant.
The last but not the least, thank you Openrice Singapore & Dilmah tea for having us
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Last week, we visited Vivocity Earle Swensen's for a Tea Appreciation Workshop jointly held by Earle Swensen's x Dilmah. We got to try out some tea from the Dilmah Exceptional range as well as the new Teatime Happiness set available at Earle Swensen's outlet from 2:30pm to 5pm on weekdays. The range of "Dilmah Exceptional" teas were also displayed. Notice the shape of the tea bags? The pyramid shape allows the tea leaves to infuse more effectively, giving a stronger and more distinct flavour. We
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Last week, we visited Vivocity Earle Swensen's for a Tea Appreciation Workshop jointly held by Earle Swensen's x Dilmah. We got to try out some tea from the Dilmah Exceptional range as well as the new Teatime Happiness set available at Earle Swensen's outlet from 2:30pm to 5pm on weekdays.
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The range of "Dilmah Exceptional" teas were also displayed. Notice the shape of the tea bags? The pyramid shape allows the tea leaves to infuse more effectively, giving a stronger and more distinct flavour. We were given a short presentation on Dilmah, the basics and process of tea production including some fun facts that I never knew. How many people would have known that Oolong Tea, English Breakfast Tea, Green Tea etc actually comes from one plant only? I believe many would have the common misperception that different tea leaves come from different plants.
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For a start, we had Chips & Slaw sandwich, served alongside Peppermint Tea and English Breakfast Tea. (Fun fact: Peppermint Tea is an infusion, not tea) The English Breakfast Tea had a much stronger taste compared to Peppermint Tea which was light. The bigger the tea leaves, the lighter the tea! I thought both cups of tea went well with the sandwich- buttered bread, coleslaw and chips. A very unique combination, I've never had sandwiches with similar combinations prior to this. Tends to get a little messy halfway through your meal though.
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We had a mini hands-on activity shortly after, to make our own (Ceylon Green or Earl Grey) tea. For one tea bag or 2g of tea leaves, it is recommended to use only 220-250ml of water. We paired the tea with Swensen's famous ice cream cake and Earl Grey was definitely a better choice compared to Ceylon Green Tea which has a bitter aftertaste.
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For those who're interested to indulge in some Teatime Happiness, choose from Neapolitan ice cream cake slice or Chips & Slaw sandwich plus a cup of coffee or tea (choose from 6 different flavours) for only $6.90++. If you would like a bowl of salad from the range of salad bar. top up an additional $3 to enjoy it! Only available at Earle Swensen's on weekdays from 2.30pm to 5pm!

Till the next, x

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Earle Swensens x Dilmah Tea Pairing Session was hosted by OpenRice SG at the Vivocity outlet of Earle Swensens.This beauty was a hot water dispenser and it always serves as a teapot warmer!There was a wide range of tea put on display. And I wish we could've tasted some of these flavours too!All of them were in luxury leaf bags, better known as the pyramid tea bags.Besides looking fancypants, these pyramid tea bag shapes allow the tea leaves to completely unfurl in the process of brewing tea. Whi
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Earle Swensens x Dilmah Tea Pairing Session was hosted by OpenRice SG at the Vivocity outlet of Earle Swensens.
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This beauty was a hot water dispenser and it always serves as a teapot warmer!
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There was a wide range of tea put on display. And I wish we could've tasted some of these flavours too!
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All of them were in luxury leaf bags, better known as the pyramid tea bags.
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Besides looking fancypants, these pyramid tea bag shapes allow the tea leaves to completely unfurl in the process of brewing tea. Which allows for one to better taste the tea as compared to when you get the traditional tea bags which may make for a stronger brew and perhaps even a more bitter taste.

We were first brought through a presentation on the background and philosophies of Dilmah and introduced to the basics and essential of tea from growing, to manufacturing and eventually the production of the different types of tea.

You'd be surprised to see how little most people know about tea. I was glad to learn about the different stages in the production of different teas and how teas like Oolong and Green tea essentially come from the same plant - Camillia Sinensis. How the taste and fragrance of these teas differ would then be dependent on the temperature and surroundings of where this plant is grown and processed. It would also be good to know that the cleanest ceylon teas come from Sri Lanka where the climate and soil conditions are optimal for growth.

I was also very inspired by the work of Mr Merril J Fernando, the founder of Dilmah Tea. The name Dilmah coming from the combined names of this two sons, Dilhan and Mahlik. He has dedicated all of his adult life to tea making and is still actively involved in the business, training the next generation (of his grandchildren). He has a MJF foundation which was established to fulfill his commitment to make his family business a matter of human service. The foundation renders assistance to underprivileged people of Sri Lanka and drives the ethical and sustainable efforts of Dilmah. Every purchase of Dilmah goes towards supporting this foundation so keep calm and drink Dilmah.

Here at Earle Swensens, they have made an ethically conscious partnership with Dilmah in their tea time promotion. A choice of the Neapolitan Cake Slice or Chips 'n' slaw Sandwich with a cup of coffee or tea from the Dilmah Exceptional tea range costs just $6.90 with service charge and GST. A $3 top-up will get you a salad bowl too!

At this Tea Pairing Session, we got to try four different varieties of Dilmah tea and both offerings of the tea time promotion.
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English Breakfast (Single Origin) and Pure Peppermint (Infusions)
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Who would've thought chips made for such a brilliant sandwich filling?

Parmesan topped sandwich breads and a filling of potato chips and their signature coleslaw that greatly lessened the guilt factor.

I thought this went well with the Pure Peppermint but mum thought better of the English Breakfast.
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And then we were given the chance to brew our own tea.

As good students, we took out our tea bags after leaving it in the hot water for no more than 3-5 minutes.

And no refilling of hot water allowed!

Because each teabag which contains about 2g of tea should only be used to brew a 200-250ml glass once.
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Elegant Earl Grey and Ceylon Green Tea (Exceptional)

The vote was unanimous for this.

Earl Grey would be the choice for ice cream pairings.

Or perhaps we were just too used to Iced Earl Grey concoction over at O Coffee Club


Many thanks to Dilmah, Earle Swensens and Openrice for this Tea Pairing Session.

We learnt a lot and savoured our tea time together with the other attendees.

So the next time you're wanting to have an affordable high tea option...

I'll see you over at Earle Swensens!

*All opinions are the writer's own.


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Dilmah x Earle Swensen's Tea Appreciation Workshop on the 7th October (Wednesday) really opened up my mind on various types of tea, their brewing techniques and food pairing.It was a great and amazing session, we tried different types of premium Dilmah tea and also get to brew our own cup of Ceylon green tea and Earl grey tea. I personally preferred the Earl Grey one. I also learnt that we should just consume the first cup of freshly brewed tea for its maximum benefits rather than adding water t
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Dilmah x Earle Swensen's Tea Appreciation Workshop on the 7th October (Wednesday) really opened up my mind on various types of tea, their brewing techniques and food pairing.
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It was a great and amazing session, we tried different types of premium Dilmah tea and also get to brew our own cup of Ceylon green tea and Earl grey tea. I personally preferred the Earl Grey one. I also learnt that we should just consume the first cup of freshly brewed tea for its maximum benefits rather than adding water to the cup of tea when it needs refilling! Who else is guilty for that? I am definitely one of those.
Being a tea lover, I thought I have been drinking TEA such as camomile tea, peppermint tea etc, but in actual fact, they are not even a type of tea (omg), they are known as infusions. Omg, I had no idea, but its not too late, because I know it now.

Another new fact: Do you know Oolong tea, white tea and black tea are all from the same plant?
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I definitely didnt know this, I thought all teas are made from different species/types of plants which explains the differences in taste and colour. Actually it is the process that determines the taste and colour of the tea, one of their process is Fermentation.

This tea appreciation session by Dilmah's representative was indeed an eye-opening and informative one. I truly enjoyed this session. Thank you!
Also, we got to try Earle Swensen's Tea time Happiness set going at $6.90++, you get to have a cup of coffee or you pick your own Dlimah premium tea (6 flavours) and choose either a Chips & Slaw sandwich or a Neapolitan Layered icecream cake. We tried both and I would say to try the Chips & Slaw sandwich (there are REAL chips in it), my first time trying sandwiches with chips!
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I never knew that they had lunch sets and was delighted to find that their lunch sets are really value for money! I got myself the Braised Beef Cheeks Goulash set at only $15.90, which comes with free flow salad bar, a drink and one scoop of ice cream.We started off with the salad bar while waiting for our main course to arrive. The salad bar consisted of cut fruits like watermelon, honeydew and grapes, various salads like Thai vermicelli salad and assorted vegetables (raw and cooked) such as le
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I never knew that they had lunch sets and was delighted to find that their lunch sets are really value for money! I got myself the Braised Beef Cheeks Goulash set at only $15.90, which comes with free flow salad bar, a drink and one scoop of ice cream.


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We started off with the salad bar while waiting for our main course to arrive. The salad bar consisted of cut fruits like watermelon, honeydew and grapes, various salads like Thai vermicelli salad and assorted vegetables (raw and cooked) such as lettuce, long beans, dou miao, button mushrooms etc for you to create your own salad. There were a few salad dressings for you to choose from ans also some toppings like cheese, bacon bits and croutons. The salads, veg and fruits were all very fresh.


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The Braised Beef Cheeks Goulash itself was really really good and the portion was more than enough for me. The beef cheeks were braised till the meat was fork tender and had absorbed all the flavours from the stew. The carrot and potato chunks were also braised till they were melt-in-your-mouth and flavourful. There were also 2 slices of crispy toast which was nice on its own but I used it to wipe up every last bit of the yummy gravy


I chose to have hot tea which was from Dilmah, and Vanilla ice cream which was so-so. 

The salad bar and main course was really good and value for money so I recommend everyone to give them a try!
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This is 2 of their must try dish on the menu at 20.90 without GST and service charge. I ordered the seafood spaghetti and my friend ordered the beef burger which i can't remember the name. Spaghetti was alright but the prawns is a little not fresh. As for the beef burger, it taste awesome. The meat itself is very soft and the servings was big enough for two persons. When you ordered their main dish, you are also entitled to their salad buffet for free. I will definitely come back again.
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This is 2 of their must try dish on the menu at 20.90 without GST and service charge. I ordered the seafood spaghetti and my friend ordered the beef burger which i can't remember the name. Spaghetti was alright but the prawns is a little not fresh. As for the beef burger, it taste awesome. The meat itself is very soft and the servings was big enough for two persons. When you ordered their main dish, you are also entitled to their salad buffet for free. I will definitely come back again.
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There was already a long queue when we reached the restaurant. To my disappointment, I saw some empty tables and also some tables whom the customer had left the restaurant but no staff are doing anything on leading the waiting customers in (Only after they waited for a long time) or clear the tables to allow more customers to come in.Not a lot of choices during that time but still acceptable.Some Nachos or nuts to go along with the salads.As I had eaten a few times at this place, I can see that
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There was already a long queue when we reached the restaurant. To my disappointment, I saw some empty tables and also some tables whom the customer had left the restaurant but no staff are doing anything on leading the waiting customers in (Only after they waited for a long time) or clear the tables to allow more customers to come in.
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Not a lot of choices during that time but still acceptable.
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Some Nachos or nuts to go along with the salads.

As I had eaten a few times at this place, I can see that there is a lot of nice salads not provided today and I am having my second disappointment. Though disappointed, I am still ok to make do with the available salad provided.
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The only dish that we ordered which comes with complimentary salads buffet too. The Salmon is a bit too dry though so still not a bad dish to have consider we are aiming for healthy food.
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It is my birthday month and as a member of Swensen, I get to have a complimentary ice-cream sundaes from them. Complimentary (Worth $9.20) Ice-cream with 3 scoop of ice-cream and some fruits and nuts decoration.
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2012-12-31
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  • Salad Bar
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2013-11-27 19 views
Came here on a weekday and was surprised that they had a Set lunch that is available from 11am to 2pm.It includes access to their Buffet Salad Bar, Soft drinks, and a single scoop of ice cream.I think it's super worth it, say, if you come at 11am and eat till you're bloated, you'd barely be hungry for dinner!I ordered their Black Pepper Sirloin Steak which is $19.90 ++, and my friend ordered the Pan Grilled Salmon which is also $19.90++The service staff was very hasty in trying to get our orders
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Came here on a weekday and was surprised that they had a Set lunch that is available from 11am to 2pm.
It includes access to their Buffet Salad Bar, Soft drinks, and a single scoop of ice cream.
I think it's super worth it, say, if you come at 11am and eat till you're bloated, you'd barely be hungry for dinner!

I ordered their Black Pepper Sirloin Steak which is $19.90 ++, and my friend ordered the Pan Grilled Salmon which is also $19.90++

The service staff was very hasty in trying to get our orders, but I think there seemed to be a lack of communication between the staffs themselves. Better communication between them would allow them to be more efficient.
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Steak was supposed to come with seasonal veggies which turned out to be the squash and tomatoes pictured. Presentation-wise it was a little below my expectations, but then I reasoned that the vegetables were technically already available via the salad bar. The steak was rather nicely done though and it's really worth it if you consider the price that's on their regular menu.
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After many rounds...another salad plate.
There are many salad dishes to choose from and they do switch some of the dishes when they run out
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Mocha Ice cream was not too sweet nor too bitter. Just right for me to end my meal blissfully

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2013-11-25 13 views
At Earle Swensen's, as long you buy a main course, you will get to enjoy the salad bar buffet. I have bought the Poultry combo ($29.90) for my lunch. Sausages were are chewy and tender, fragrant and not too oily. Portion was quite generous as well. The salads available on the buffet spread may not be a lot, but is good enough to satisfy me. Especially love to eat the boiled broccoli flowers which are fresh and crunchy, mini tomatoes are also crunchy and juicy too. Service here is friendly
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At Earle Swensen's, as long you buy a main course, you will get to enjoy the salad bar buffet. I have bought the Poultry combo ($29.90) for my lunch. Sausages were are chewy and tender, fragrant and not too oily. Portion was quite generous as well. The salads available on the buffet spread may not be a lot, but is good enough to satisfy me. Especially love to eat the boiled broccoli flowers which are fresh and crunchy, mini tomatoes are also crunchy and juicy too. Service here is friendly and restaurant is comfortable.
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2013-07-09 28 views
Lobster chilli pasta (can't remember the price but it's about $25)moderately spicy Poultry combo - smoked duck, chicken thigh, chicken breast, snail sausage - $29.90The snail sausage was hard to finish as it doesn't really taste good. The chicken breast was too tough and I had a hard time chewing so I did not finish that too. The smoked duck was the highlight of this dish. It was so yummy that I wish I could exchange the other meats for this. Prices are quite steep here as compared to the usual
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Lobster chilli pasta (can't remember the price but it's about $25)
moderately spicy
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Poultry combo - smoked duck, chicken thigh, chicken breast, snail sausage - $29.90
The snail sausage was hard to finish as it doesn't really taste good. The chicken breast was too tough and I had a hard time chewing so I did not finish that too. The smoked duck was the highlight of this dish. It was so yummy that I wish I could exchange the other meats for this. Prices are quite steep here as compared to the usual Swensens outlets. Food is more special here though. Worth a try.
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2013-05-12 26 views
The meatballs at Swensens are one of the best i have tasted as it is made up of real beef meat. The sauce that the meatballs cook in are also filled with great flavour and the mash potatoes by the side sre really smooth and tastety. The meatballs are bigger than the Ikea meatballs and i feel are more tastety too. Great for sharing as it can be quite filling if one is to be eating all of these meat balls.
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The meatballs at Swensens are one of the best i have tasted as it is made up of real beef meat. The sauce that the meatballs cook in are also filled with great flavour and the mash potatoes by the side sre really smooth and tastety. The meatballs are bigger than the Ikea meatballs and i feel are more tastety too. Great for sharing as it can be quite filling if one is to be eating all of these meat balls.
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