Wednesday, September 7, 2016

YUNOMORI Onsen and Spa

I recently went to the YUNOMORI Onsen and Spa located at Kallang Wave Mall, and thought it would be nice to share my experience with all of you since alot of my friends are also asking me about it ever since I posted up photos of the place in my facebook!

Reception Area 

Shoe Locker Area  

 Sitting Area at the Reception

Main Door

Cute Signages

I must say that I really like the place! The whole atmosphere is relaxing and the place is well maintained and clean! (I could only take photos of the reception and cafe area as photography, phones and camera are not allowed in the Onsen area). The staff are all very friendly and nice, and very welcoming which makes the whole experience even more pleasant!

I've been there twice so far and will definitely be visiting again real soon! My girlfriend and I love the Onsen as well as the massage! She tried the Aromatic Oil Massage while I tried the Thai  Massage. The experience is awesome and the masseur are pretty good as well! Only 1 down side was there here room was near the cafe thus making it a little noisy and not exactly very relaxing, Thankfully I gotten a room further in thus my experience was much better and more relaxing.

The Onsen has 5 different pool for the ladies, and according to my husband, there are 6 different pools for the men, Each onsen has its different minerals and benefits, from muscle relaxation in the cold pool, to smooth silk bath and jacuzzi.

I must say that the Onsen alot was really beneficial for me as after my 2 hours dip in all the various pools, my skin does feel smoother, more moisturize and my muscle aches were gone! Its really amazing! Best part is that I get to really concentrate on relaxing and having a good quality chat with my girlfriends with no handphones on hand or any other distractions.

Now, the next question most people have asked me. "Everyone must be naked in the onsen?" My answer, By right YES! Its more shiok la! But being in Singapore, a more conservative country, YUNOMORI is nice enough to provide black disposable panties and tube tops for the shy ladies to wear into the Onsen. Therefore is it optional for you whether you want to wear it or not. As for the guys according to my hubby, there are no disposable underwear for you, so all the guys are totally naked in the Onsen. Not like there is much to see anyway since the onsen is already separated by gender and therefore the ladies would have the same organs as each other and the guys would see the same thing on themselves too! (Probably only size difference which may make some people uncomfortable or envious but that is about it la!)

Walk way to the cafe, resting area, and massage area!

Cafe Counter

Cafe Area

 My first visit with my dear Da Jie~

 2nd Visit with Hubs and my 2 dear sisters~

Aside from the massage and onsen, they have a cafe inside which serves pretty good food, and a resting area for people to relax and take a nap!

Its a truly nice place, and I'm so glad YUNOMORI brought the Onsen here to Singapore since most of us dont travel overseas every other week or month to get to enjoy the Onsen in other countries such as Japan, Korea, etc.

I dont get paid to write this post, and this is not sponsored. Im a paying customer myself! Just like to share and recommend this place to all of you, whether its for relaxations, self-pampering, muscle ache relieve or even a nice quality time with your good friends! =)

To find out more about their packages, prices and the benefits of the onsen, check out their website! If you want to go for massages, I would recommend you book an appointment early in advance as they are always fully booked! As for Onsen, no appointment required, and you may walk in anytime! =)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Yummy Marmite Recipe!

Marmite Yeast Extract is 100% vegetarian and contains Vitamin B. It is a delicious and nutritious meal enhancer. Try it on your toast, mix it with porridge, drink it as a soup or cook your favorite Marmite Chicken! It is made in the UK, Halal, has NO added preservatives and NO added color! It is rich is Vitamin B and Folic Acid! I would say that it is an antidote to bland food!

Marmite has heritage as strong as its taste. Despite reaching world-wide fame,Marmite has never forgotten its humble beginning as the useless leftover of the brewing industry. It was first made edible and sold to the British public over 100 years ago. Full of B vitamins, the brand established itself as a healthy spread for children through promotion in traditional "village hall" clinics. The Guardian calls it "pretty much the Holy Grail of foodstuffs" because of all the vitamins its packed with.

Delicious when mixed with porridge or dissolved in hot water as a soup. Also try on toast in sandwiches or use it as a flavouring for your favourite dishes.

Food seasoning, porridge sauce, noodle sauce, bread spread, marmite soup


Cooked this Honey Marmite Pork Loin dish to eat with some porridge, omelette and stirfry frenchbeans with mushrooms and fishballs for myself and my hubby who are sick. As porridge is bland, it goes really well with the Marmite sauce as well as the Honey Marmite Pork Loins that I had cooked! This is the first time my hubby tasted Marmite, and he loves this dish! Pretty happy that it turn out really well and the taste of Marmite just never goes wrong~

Marmite is my childhood food and my comfort food! Mum use to put some Marmite in my porridge to make me eat when I am not feeling well~ Now that I dont stay with my parents anymore and dont get to eat mum's cooking since she hardly cooks now, but when I cook this dish with Marmite and ate it with porridge it totally makes me feel warm and reminds me of my mum's cooking and warm love! =)


500g Pork Tender Loin
1tbsp White Sesame Seeds

Seasoning (Marinate):
1tsp Marmite Sauce
1/2tbsp Honey
1tbsp Dark Soy Sauce

1/4cup Vegetable Oil(for frying)
1tsp Marmite Sauce
1tbsp Honey
1/4tsp Salt
1/2tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1/2tsp Corn Flour
1/4cup Water

1) Cut pork about 2cm thick and marinate with Marmite, honey and dark soy sauce. Keep in chiller for 1/2hour.
2) Mix all the gravy ingredients and set aside
3) Heat up pan or wok. Add oil and fry the marinated pork til cooked and add the gravy mixture and stir til thicken.
4) Serve Hot and Enjoy!

Retail price of the 3 different sized bottles:
115g bottle - $3.69
230g bottle - $6.47
470g bottle - $12.33

Available at all supermarkets

Head to to redeem your FREE Marmite bottle sample! (sampling launches on 8th August 2016)

On top of that, WIN MORE FREE MARMITE by joining the  #MyMarmiteMyWay Review contest on Sample Store!!  After redeeming your free sample, share in your Sample Store review your personal experience on how you enjoyed your Marmite free sample e.g. mix in porridge, soup, toast or cooking.

3 winners to each win 3 different sized bottles. Winners to be announced on Sample Store Instagram & Facebook page. Contest ends 30th September 2016.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Yuriko's Baking Diary - Kueh Semperit (Dahlia Cookies) Recipe


Looks Pretty, Buttery, and Melts in the mouth! Super yummylicious! My husband's favourite cookies! He finished all sooooo quickly I had to make another batch for him!

125g Salted Butter (Softened to room temperature)
70g Icing Sugar
170g Plain Flour
20g Custard Flour
60g Cornflour
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract / Rose Essence / Lemon Flavouring
1 tsp Chopped Cherries

1) Preheat oven to 150 degree celsius.
2) Sift plain flour, custard flour and cornflour in a large bowl and mix well.
3) Use an electric mixer and cream the butter and icing sugar for about 5 minutes til light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
4) Use a piping nozzle and pipe out the dough on a tray lined with parchment paper. Squeeze dough out, and twist to cut it.
5) Decorate with a piece of cherry in the centre. (Press lightly)
6) Bake in oven for 22-24 minutes. (Cookies should not turn brown.) Cool in tray for 2-3 minutes before removing and transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Made some in other variations too! You could put colorful sprinkles or chocolate chips as well! =)

Enjoy Baking and Happy Chinese New Year!

Yuriko's Baking Diary - Almond Sugee Cookies Recipe



My favourite cookies of all Chinese New Year Goodies! Melts in the mouth and has a sweet savoury taste that lingers in your mouth and makes you wanna have more!! SUPER LOVE! Its so addictive that my friends and sister-in-law are asking for more, cause they have already finished everything!!

Best of all, it is SOOOOOOO EASYYYY TO MAKE!!

80g Almond Flour
150g Plain Flour
100g Sunflower / Olive Oil (Or any cooking oil of your preference)
50g Icing sugar (You can add more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda (Baking Soda)
1 Egg Yolk (For egg wash)(Optional - I didnt put any as I like my sugee cookies to be pale looking)

1) Preheat oven to 170 degree celcius.
2) Mix all the ingredients (except the eggwash) in a large mixing bowl til doughy
3) Take a spoon of dough and roll them into round balls and place them on a lined baking tray. (Optional - Brush on the eggwash on the top if you like the top to look golden)
4) Bake for 15mins or until golden brown.
5) Allow to cool on a cooling rack before you pack them into bottles, eat them or serve them!


Happy Baking and Happy Chinese New Year in Advance!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Yuriko's Indulgence - Strawberry Yoghurt Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe (No Bake)

Had a beautiful rainbow cheesecake while I was at the Hello Kitty Cafe in Bangkok and it inspired me to do my very own too! =) Very happy with my first attempt, both my family and friends had only good words about it and I am very very satisfied! Here is the recipe to share with all you lovely readers! Happy Cake Making! =)

Strawberry Yoghurt Rainbow Cheesecake
(No Bake)

Recipe Serving Size: 8" round cake

180g digestive biscuits
80g melted butter
500g cream cheese (room temperature)
150g castor sugar
200g water
4 tbsp gelatin
280g strawberry yoghurt
Food colouring of your choice

1) Crush the digestive biscuits till it is fine and sandy. (or you can place it into a food processor)
2) Add the melted butter. Mix well.
3) Pour into baking tin/tin with removable base/cake ring and compact with the back of a spoon/ladle/flat cup.
4) Once compact, pop it into the freezer for 30 minutes while the cream cheese mixture is being prepared.

Strawberry Yoghurt Rainbow Cheesecake
1) Add the sugar to the softened room temperature cream cheese.
2) Mix well on low speed till creamy. (Electric mixer would give a better result)
3) Add the gelatin to the water and stir well to combine. Place into the microwave oven and warm it up on medium heat for 2 minutes. Alternatively, you may double boil it till the gelatin is all dissolved. Stir the gelatin mixture and allow it to cool completely.
4) Pour gelatin mixture into cream cheese and mix on slow speed till well combined.
5) Add in the yoghurt. Mix on low speed till well combined. (Avoid mixing on high speed as it'd incorporate many bubbles into the mixture. That's something we wouldn't want.)
6) Portion out the batter into 6 bowls. (Or depending on the number of colors you would like)
7) Add in the food colouring and mix well. (Simply dip a toothpick into the colouring and dipped it into your mixture. If it is not to your liking, add more of the food colouring.
8) Remove base from freezer. Pour in the first layer of cream cheese mixture. Allow it to spread out gently. (Do note: you might want to use a measuring cup or a bowl/cup with a sprout as it would be not only easier but will get the layer on more evenly and nicely)
14) Into the middle of the first layer, pour in the second colour from a short height of 15cm and allow it to spread.
15) Repeat with other layers.
16) Pop the cake into the freezer to chill for at least 2 hours. Alternatively, you may leave it to set in the fridge overnight.

And you are all ready to serve and impress your family and friends with a beautiful rainbow cheesecake! =)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

♡ My Blessed 18 (+10) Birthday!

Feeling blessed this year with a wonderful birthday to remember! Thanks for all the well wishes~ thanks for all of you who put in effort to make this day so special for me!

First of all, I would like to Thank these special people in my life!
  • Thanks to my Dearest Hubby for everything from the lovely pressies, my favourite cake, cute hello kitty balloon, surprises and all the time and effort just to make me a happy girl~ I Love You so much!! 
  • Thanks Daniel, Shirly & Charlie for the fun we had, the effort to help Philip with the surprise and the birthday treat to USS! Truly appreciate! Love all of you! ♡ 
  • Thanks to my Dearest non blood Sisters, Rain 大姐, Jenny 二姐, Chloe 三姐 who never fails to remember my birthday and tries to surprise each other with a simple celebration every year! Appreciate the love, care, effort and sweet thoughts! Love all of you very very much!! ♡♡♡
  • Thanks to my Parents & Bro for taking time out to have a nice simple dinner with me! ♡
  • Thanks to my Parents-in-law for the Birthday Ang Bao! ♡

One whole week of celebration one after another, from simple meals with family & friends, simple gathering turned surprise celebration, surprise birthday outing treat to Universal Studio Singapore (USS), and surprise birthday cake with surprise balloons and birthday gift!

As there are many photos and events to this post, I will not be posting in chronological order! (No biasness, just randomness for easy posting sake)

Lets start with the Birthday Outing Treat to Universal Studio Singapore (USS) on Sunday, 1 day before my birthday, for both myself and Hubby from Daniel, Shirly & Charlie!

 First photo to start the day! Met up at our place for early breakfast before we move off to Sentosa!

 In the car on the way~

 Upon arrival! A mandatory group photo with the huge globe at the entrance of Universal Studio Singapore!

 Our Entry Tickets!

   First Group Photo upon entering USS! With the Minions!! =)

Us with the Giant Minion!




Camwhoring while in queue for our first ride, the Transformers! Probably the only ride we took that allowed us to bring on our bags and belongings!




 Far Far Away~ SHREK 4-D Adventure!


 Random Snap Snaps~

 Battlestar Galactica Roller Coaster Ride! Human VS Cylon!! My favourite ride at USS!


 Revenge of the Mummy!

 Jurassic Park & The Lost World!


 Resting our feets and having some light bites and drinks and enjoying the aircon at Mel's Drive In!






More Random Snap Snaps!!~

And we left Universal Studio Singapore and headed back to Vivocity! I was having a bad bad headache probably due to the hot weather and lack of sleep! And so Daniel & Charlie went to get some Panadols for me! Or so I thought! Wondering why they took so long, I asked hubby about it, and he said that he's gonna go look for them. Meanwhile I was just chatting away with Shirly, and suddenly the 3 guys popped up from behind me with my favourite Coco Exotic Cake from Four Leaves and a cute Hello Kitty Birthday Balloon and they all starting singing Happy Birthday to Me!!! I was totally caught by SURPRISE as I was not expecting it, on top of that my mind was not very alert at that point due to the headache and thus all these didnt cross my mind at all! My headache almost immediately felt so much better! I was really very happy!! =)





 Thanks all of you!! ♡

After the surprise, we headed to Bugis to have our dinner at Wong Kok Char Chan Teng (旺角茶餐厅) as they have a Birthday Special! They are giving a complimentary GIANT size Ice Milk Tea if you celebrate your birthday with them, 3 days before or after your birthday!


  With our GIANT size Ice Milk Tea! Yums!!

 Borsh Soup. Really tasty! :)

 Me & Hubs All time Favourite Must Have French Toast! Uber Yummy!

Cheese Baked Rice w/ Pork Chop in Portuguese Sauce! Hub's fave!

Curry Fish Balls!

 Baked Rice in some special sauce that tasted like Japanese Mentai! Cant remember the exact name of this dish though~

 Spagetti! I cant remember exact name of this dish though~

Cheese Baked Rice w/ Chicken Chop in Portuguese Sauce!

After eating, we went to the arcade before we end our day, and here's our catch from our better half! =)

On my Actual Birthday which falls on a Monday, had Korean Grill BBQ Buffet at 2D1N Soju Bang (Ssikkek) located at Oriental Plaza with my beloved parents and little bro! Dinner was awesome with lots of catching us and bonding! Food is great as always! Thanks Daddy for the birthday dinner treat! =)

Mandatory Family Photo! =)

2 days before my birthday on a Saturday, we headed to Ah Dong Teh House 阿东茶餐厅 located at Tebing Lane (Punggol) for our lunch cum dinner, and realize there is a Birthday Special there too! If you visit there 3 days before or after your birthday, there will be a complimentary GIANT size DIY Ice Kacang!! Haha!

This is so fun to eat as we were just having fun pouring the syrup around the ice, decorating it as well as giving it the flavours that we prefer on the side that we are eating! 4 of us (Daniel, Charlie, Hubs & Me) were sharing it and we didnt manage to finish this Giant! I wouldnt say it is extremely nice to eat, taste just like normal Ice Kacang, just more fun as we can DIY the colors and flavours and its much more gigantic than the usual ones!

Birthday blessings in a red packet! Thanks to my dear parents-in-law!

4 days after my birthday, on a Friday, we (Hubs, Rain姐, Chloe 姐 and myself) went over to Jenny姐 place supposedly to visit her and Baby Katherine. It was suppose to be Baby Katherine 1 month celebration but as she was not feeling too well it had been postponed but we went to visit them anyway. Ordered pizza hut delivery for dinner and had a simple catch up session with my girls! Right after dinner, while I was chatting away, the lights suddenly went out and 2 of the girls pop out from the kitchen with a birthday cake and they sang a birthday song for me! =) Thanks 姐s!! Truly appreciate it!


 A photo with Baby Katherine! This sweet little cutie angel was looking at me! =)

3 days before my birthday, we went to Nihon Mura Express at Rivervale Mall for dinner with Charlie, Shirly, Daniel, Hubs and myself! They too have a Birthday Special! Each plate of sushi was suppose to be priced at $1.60 each. On the week of your birthday, its $1 per plate for the age of the birthday person! (For example I'm 28 this year, thus I will be entitled to 28 plated at $1 each!!)
No photos for this as we were too hungry eating we totally forgotten!

And not forgetting my SURPRISE birthday present from Hubby which came really really early! 10 days before my birthday to be exact!

Its a Tory Burch Large Tote Bag!! Weeeeeeeeee~ Thanks Hubby!! Love It! Appreciate the little thoughts, efforts to surprise me as always and for the lovely gift! It may not seem much to others, but I know you're doing your best to give me the best you can with whatever you have just to make me happy and that's more precious than anything else! I Love You Lots Dearest Hubs!

There is soooo many birthday specials everywhere!~ So do look out for them! This year we get to enjoy 3 birthday specials on my birthday! Looking forward to enjoying more of these for upcoming birthdays!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee~ =)

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