Is our favourite Milo drink killing us slowly?

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As most of you might have read, tests on animals show that Palm Oil could be carcinogenic, i.e. cancer causing! Whilst there are many processed food out there that contains palm oil, some of you may not realise that your favourite beverage, Milo, at least the local version, contains palm oil. That would explain why your Milo mugs are significantly oily after drinking Milo from it.

Then came reports that Palm Oil is only┬ácarcinogenic if heated above 200 degrees Celsius during the refining process. Given that consumers like us have totally zero visibility on the refining process, I personally feel that it is safer to just skip products with Palm Oil as much as we can. Of course, I didn’t go into detail about the exact contaminant (glycidyl ester) responsible for the toxicity of Palm Oil refined at high temperatures. You can click the links to read more if you are interested.

Now to finish the few packets of Milo refills before hopping onto the Australian version.

My discovery of iHerb!

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Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant

My rating:

Tambuah Mas is an Indonesian restaurant with branches in Paragon and Tanglin Shopping Centre. We went to the Tanglin branch as we were staying over at St. Regis, just next to Tanglin Shopping Centre.

The place wasn’t really crowded for a Saturday and that’s probably because we were there at about 6:30pm while most of their customers come in after 7. I am pleasant surprised to see that this restaurant is extremely child-friendly. There was no need for us to request for a baby chair, nor did we have to ask for a plastic plate and straw in Ray’s glass of ice water ­čÖé

For 4 adults and 1 child, we ordered their signature Tahu Telur, Beef Rendang, Sayur Lodeh and Deep Friend Chicken with our rice. We also ordered Es Cendol, Es Teler and Es Gula Melaka for desserts.

The Tahu Telur was pretty nice but we found the spicy-sweet dark sauce a tad too spicy for our liking. Sayur Lodeh is just like Lontong with sambal but without the rice cakes. For a person who seldom take vegetables, I have to say that I can finish the whole dish if I wasn’t sharing with anyone else! The fried chicken was way too dry for my liking and you are hearing this from someone who loves to eat chicken breast. The desserts were nice but nothing to shout about though.

Total bill came up to about $68. Not too bad!

Tahu Telur

Tahu Telur – Fried beancurd with egg served with spicy-sweet dark sauce

Tahu Telur - Fried beancurd with egg served with spicy-sweet dark sauce

Tahu Telur – Fried beancurd with egg served with spicy-sweet dark sauce

Top right - Beef Rendang. Top left - Sayur Lodeh Bottom - Tahu Telur

Top right – Beef Rendang. Top left – Sayur Lodeh
Bottom – Tahu Telur

Deep Fried Chicken

Deep Fried Chicken

Es Teler - Tropical medley of avocado, jackfruit and young coconut meat in coconut milk

Es Teler –┬áTropical medley of avocado, jackfruit and young coconut meat in coconut milk

Restaurant decor

Restaurant decor

If you’re interested, you can visit their website at http://tambuahmas.com.sg/.