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Double the joy this festive season with Domino’s “Double Value Deal”

Superb turnout at the first Domino's Pizza bloggers' gathering for 2013
Superb turnout at the first Domino’s Pizza bloggers’ gathering for 2013

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Domino’s Pizza rolled out their “Double Value Deal” to double the joy for everyone this festive season.

As the name suggests, you can get TWO regular pizzas at S$22 (saving S$27.60) or TWO large pizzas at S$36 (saving S$29.60)! More details are available on Domino’s Pizza Singapore website.

A group of omy Blog Club bloggers attended a pizza sharing session last week to learn more about the Double Value Deal. Check out their blog posts on omy Blog Club.

Here are some photos I took at the event:

Introduction to the brand by Domino's Pizza marketing manager, Linda
Introduction to the brand by Domino’s Pizza marketing manager, Linda
This delivery staff must feel like some kind of superstar with so many cameras zoomed in on him
This delivery staff must feel like some kind of superstar with so many cameras zoomed in on him
When the pizzas are served - take picture!
When the pizzas are served – take picture!
Me with Lusi and Linda from Domino's Pizza
Me with Lusi and Linda from Domino’s Pizza
Time to eat
Time to eat

Domino’s Pizza will be open throughout the Chinese New Year period and delivery is available with no extra cost or exorbitant mark-ups (in fact, Domino’s will be giving you more value for money with their Double Value Deal).

If you are hunting for food during the Chinese New Year period, why not order from Domino’s Pizza to share the joy with your family and friends? 🙂

Visit Domino’s Pizza website now to find out more or make an order. Alternately, you can also download their iOS app on iTunes to order directly via your mobile.

ABOUT DOMINO’S PIZZA

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s Pizza operates a network of more than 9,000 owned and franchised stores throughout the U.S. and more than 65 international markets. Domino’s is the world’s leading pizza delivery company committed to leading the industry in product quality and operational excellence. Domino’s Pizza was named 2010 “Chain of the Year” by Pizza Today magazine. This marks the second consecutive win by the company.

Domino’s Pizza Singapore

Domino’s Pizza Singapore is the 67th country where Domino’s has established its presence. It is the first pizza company in Singapore to introduce the ‘GPS Tracker’ or the ‘Great Pizza Service Tracker’ which allows customers the added convenience to keep tabs on the status of their food order from the moment it is ordered to the moment it leaves the store for delivery, enhancing customer experience. Domino’s brings 4 key unique selling prepositions (USP’s) to its customers:

1. 30 minute delivery guarantee; 15-minute takeout guarantee
2. Product satisfaction guarantee
3. Free delivery
4. Nett pricing

Heng Hwa Bun

Have you ever heard this joke: Majority of the world population is made up of Indians and Chinese, so eventually everyone will marry someone of Indian and/or Chinese blood, and then our general skin colour will just be brown?

Well, in Singapore, majority of the Chinese are Hokkien, and my theory is that everyone will eventually end up marrying a Hokkien person. Alvin is Hokkien, but there is a slight distinction, as illustrated by this bun.

heng hwa bun
The Heng Hwa 生煎包 from Food Republic, VivoCity

It may look just like any other white-skinned bun, but if you look closely, you’ll notice that it’s fried on one side (hence the “生煎”), and there’s a saucer of dipping sauce. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a Heng Hwa (兴华)bun.

It contains a surprise in every bite. It’s neither a veggie bun nor a meat bun – there’s a bit of everything inside it, even vermicelli and mushrooms. Dip the bun into the concoction of chopped garlic, vinegar and green onion before savouring it – the skin will melt in your mouth.

Alvin’s paternal grandpapa is Pu Tien Heng Hwa (莆田兴华), a minority Hokkien dialect group. The part of China where they live, people are poor and can’t afford to eat meat all the time. They are an agrarian society that lives near a river and make do with whatever they can glean from their land. Resulting in a clever cuisine that uses a combination of simple ingredients to produce complex tastes. Very different from Singaporean Hokkien fare.

Apparently I don’t know very much about the geography, history of Alvin’s people, so I shall stop here now to avoid embarrassing myself. Maybe I will do some more research when we next eat more Pu Tien fare. If you are familiar with the Channel 8 news anchor 黄秀玲,you may be interested to know that she shares Alvin’s dialect. You can read about her cooking Pu Tien bee hoon, a Chinese New Year staple, here.

So now you know Alvin’s not just any Hokkien. 🙂

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Golden Frogs!

Golden Frogs

As reported on Pink Tentacles:

Four mutant frogs with gold skin and red eyes, found by children in a grassy field in the town of Shimanto in Kochi prefecture, have gone on display at the nearby Shimanto River Gakuyukan science center. According to a center spokesperson who says the golden specimens are highly unusual, the 2.4-centimeter (almost 1-inch) amphibians appear to be black-spotted pond frogs (Pelophylax nigromaculata, a.k.a. Rana nigromaculata) whose skin turned gold because of an albino mutation that prevents the formation of pigment cells.

The original article can be found on Asahi in Japanese.

My first reaction when I read the article was to ponder what would happen if these frogs were discovered in China instead of Japan. The Chinese will probably think of a new culinary dish featuring “golden frog legs” – sold at a premium price, riding on the auspicious name.

For myself, I never like amphibians as I cannot stand the feel of slimy skins. I cannot envision myself keeping these as pets or even holding them. Then again, these golden variety do look quite cool. Hmmmm…

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