Despite its name suggesting that it is a park for the people, exploring People’s Park Complex is by no means a walk in the park.
Better known as Zhen Zhu Fang to the older Chinese generation in Singapore, the Chinese characters, 珍珠坊, are clearly imprinted on the narrow façade facing Eu Tong Sen Street. People’s Park Complex today continues to reflect the vision of a large social living room. It is a public domain just like the old street in Chinatown, where residents of the neighborhood would gather to socialize, eat, and shop.
This month we celebrate our loves for the hotdog, and we think why not have a hot dog party would make a great addition to your long weekend! Add your favorite creative toppings, and let your guests mix and match.
Why should ketchup and mustard get the monopoly on hot dog toppings? From a ginger-scallion relish to a Buffalo–blue cheese takeover, we’ve got three new-wave treatments that are more than just condiments: They’re a way of life. (P.S. These dogs are cookout game-changers, but any of the accompanying slaws and sauces would slay on their own too.)
Prepare your bun + sausages
A little crispiness to the bun is always a must-do while having a hotdog. This time we glaze it with some butter and sesame seed before baking them to add flavoring to it.
We choose the chorizo sausages for this hotdog party. Grill them with bits of oil and butter till brown and crispy.
Flavor 1: Banh Mi HotDog
The Banh Mi Hotdog has a combination of Spicy Mayonnaise, Pickled Carrots, thinly sliced pickles and lastly garnish with fresh mint leaves.
We start by preparing the Pickled Carrots; pack the sliced carrots and radish into the jar. Bring vinegar, sugar, salt, and ¾ cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Pour brine over carrots, seal the jar, and chill until cold.
For the Spicy Mayonnaise; Mix mayonnaise, tabasco, and rice vinegar in a small bowl; season with salt.
Recently we have to fall in love with making the salad for our everyday. This time we decided to make some that are a great combination for the hotdogs party.
For this Mixed Green Salad; Combine your favorite greens in a big bowl. For us, we use endive, rockets, and Japanese cucumber. Finish the salad with dressing up with olive oil and salt.
Flavor 3: Ranch Hotdog
The Ranch Hotdog has a combination of Creamy Ranch Slaw and served it with our favorite coriander.
The Creamy Ranch Slaw; Toss cabbage with ranch dressing in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. We also make the ranch dressing our own by stirring the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, and garlic powder together in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper.
If you make our hotdogs, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram as @leplaincanvas and use the #byplaincanvas hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!
I love how contact lenses can be found and bought easily at any Watsons / Sasa / Cosmed, etc in Taiwan. The prices are usually reasonable and the colors or designs available are quite vast so I couldn’t help buying a few different brands just to try.
While ACUVUE is still my favorite among all the brands as I could wear them for the whole day without feeling tired or any dryness.
2. Rohto Lycee Eye Drops
I always want to try the Rohto Lycee Eye Drops, as the review I have seen everywhere is good. The first time I tried it and the sensation can be described as being very “minty”. See, I wasn’t really used to something like that, and I kind of panicked because it felt like my eyes burned. After a few seconds, my eyes were fine and felt very refreshed.
Compare to the Original Rohto Eye Drops this has a more “minty” sensation, for me, it is more refreshing. However, the cons of this are that I only can get it in Taiwan and Japan.
3. Dr. Morita Mask
The mask in Taiwan is so much cheaper to Singapore. The time we purchase them, they even have a 1 for 1 promotion. Recently the Dr. Morita Sheet Mask has been the top-selling item in Taiwan. Thus I want to give them a try and I can say they are really good.
Admittedly summer is not my favorite season. In comparison to fall and winter holding the best holidays and spring gifting me with my favorite weather, summer doesn’t receive the most excitement probably because I dread living through the heat with AC units that cool only parts of our home. This is not to say that I dislike summer either!
Summer brings longer days, more frequents trips to the beach, outdoor movies, and barbecues, but despite all that fun, I find my creativity tends to go through a lull during this time.
I’m not sure why and wonder if this is common among others, but to get myself hyped for the season I compiled this mood board that’s the part inspiration on colors, textures, and feels and part summer bucket list. What kind of things are you looking forward to this summer?
Hill Street Central Fire Station is one of the oldest fire stations in Singapore, and I can say it is the most beautiful fire station I have ever seen. The red and white brick building can totally the identity of Singapore.
It’s still a working fire station, however, it still acts as a museum for the public. For the kids, you are able to head down to experience for free. How I wish I am still a kid.
However, for those Instagramer, this is the best place to take some #ood for yours Instagram.