Ok so in my one week of holiday I had some food (but when do I not?!?!)…
On Thursday I had dinner at Shin Kushiya because the entrance was beckoning me to get closer and closer and I was mentally coerced to enter despite its rather expensive menu T_T
Garlic fried rice!
I don’t think I’ve paid so much for fried rice in my entire life LOL!!!
But at least it’s fragrant and yummy ^_^
Since they seemed to specialise in grilled stuff, I didn’t buy other things like oyakodon and udon and stuff that I really wanted…
Enoki maki, sake ponzu, yakitori, nikuzune shiitake! ($3 ~ $5 all skewers if you exclude foie gras or other crazy premium stuff)
What I was eating was really just gourmet Tori Q or Wadori ok…
Enoki maki (pork slices and enoki mushrooms) was alright; yummy whoever cooks it (read me) anyway… and for $3 I thought it’s a no-no since I very kindly blogged a how-to recently, which is a tiny tiny fraction of the costs for the same amount of enoki maki.
Sake ponzu (salmon and ponzu and grated daikon (I think)) is REALLY YUMMY!!!
Very pupil-dilating and interesting and I just really like it ok?!?!!??! GO GET YOURSELF THAT BURST OF FLAVOUR!
Yakitori (chicken. just chicken.) was ordinary… Just go to Tori Q if you want to eat this (to be honest Tori Q makes it more tender and OMG THAT GRAVY)!
Nikuzune shiitake (shiitake stuffed with minced chicken) is… GODDAMN BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY?!??!?!?!?!?! ^____^
I love mushrooms and I love chickens and this together is just so beautiful!!!
So juicy and all that T____T
I think I’ll try to cook this one day when I’m free!!
The previous weekend I was working with Lynette at the NATAS Fair and we spent a good amount of time loitering around the Japan NTO booths because I happen to love Japan a lot and Lynette kinda loves everything but she doesn’t have to yearn for travelling (like I do) because she does that twice a year without fail and to really nice places too T_T
Took a lot of brochures thinking I could do some fake travelling in my head (do I sound pathetic…?)
They were also handing out tons of cute plastic bags filled with brochures so yes, thank you Japan!
(I also put up a map of Japan above my bed LOL (not sure what for but it’s beautiful))
Okinawa and the really cutie pie memo pads ^____^
Nagoya and a goddamn generous gift of this beautiful pen and you can see how happy I am about having it in my possession because I took no less than 20 panoramas in an attempt to capture this!!!!
And in a (heavy) surprise bag with brochures I didn’t think much of while I was working, I found Hello Kitty magnets and chopsticks and notebooks and a keychain T_________T
I have a few more stuff I didn’t take pictures of but yea T____T I’m so happy T____T
Saw 2 Japanese men walking around dressed as One Piece’s Marine and Luffy!!!!
And we had to rob them of their costumes for a photo because I LOVE ONE PIECE (Lynette doesn’t know anything about One Piece and she thought I called her Luffy as a combination of “Lynette” and “Duffy” I nearly vomited blood)
I chose the Marine’s costume because it’s a legit legit Marine’s costume!!!!!!! ^______^
The next day I met with her again for a dinner because she wanted to pass me a birthday gift she has been hiding from me since her return from Japan (SEE WHAT I MEAN?????)
She got me the Duffy pouch I have always wanted T_T
Thank you x1000000 although it couldn’t even contain a cellphone <3333
We had truffle fries and even more fries at PS Cafe as if the truffle fries alone were not more than enough for two to share.
(We finished them all)
The waitress who took our order got a shock and we all couldn’t stop laughing HAHAHAHAHAHA
We parted ways after a double scoop from Awfully Chocolate.
Duck confit at Saveur with Joe some other day!
Not the best but is more than wonderful at its price
So after the last paper (OMG TOURISM LAW HAS SCARRED MY LIFE), a whole bunch of us went to Modesto’s for lunch on Fiona because she has a whole stash of vouchers HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Not my mushroom soup but I took a sip and didn’t think it was very good…
Portobello and prosciutto pizza!!
I liked the portobello one more!
Penne alla bolognese which was not too bad…
and vanilla gelato!!
Then we went to some community club for karaoke HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I LOVE KARAOKE MAN!!!!!!!
It’s just that it is so difficult to find people who listen to the types of songs I listen to to go karaoke with!
Like they were all singing Chinese songs and stuff but it’s ok HAHAHAHA (cos I was chanting along for fun).
After all, I got to solo Bohemian Rhapsody LOLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!
Then Fiona, Jia En, Yong Chin and I went to Tom Yum Kungfu for mookata although all of us were still super full!!
It was good but I thought the one at Golden Mile is way better!
Went to Oblong for desserts!
Baileys and lychee martini!
I love alcoholic desserts and everyone always slams me since I hate drinking alcohol???
Does no one hate the repulsive sting from drinking alcohol??????????
In desserts I get to taste it better anyway!
Some delicious chicken congee at Ghim Moh market from my broke days during study camp!
Study camp was a mixture of Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Smoothie King lol.
To date I have not tried anything other than Angel Food hahahahah!
Tried a grilled teriyaki chicken breast wrap and my is it delicious!!
The thick end of the wrap tasted like roti prata (2-in-1 wraps OMG)!!!
Love the chicken pie from Costa Coffee!!
I also prefer their coffee to Starbucks’ because I find it more consistent and aromatic.
Their passionfruit tea was lovely too!
Some day we had beautiful Chai Ho satay <3
Also wasted my last bindi on a random day because it was already slightly damaged so yea… why not?
Bought a lot of Ringo Work ^_^
Yummy cookies ^_^
Yummy sake gohan at Yoshimaru Ramen Bar!
The mini teriyaki chicken burger was really yummy too!!!
Moridakusan Hakata ramen on another day!
A lot of additional stuff I don’t really eat so yea, I wouldn’t buy this again! (Had this only on promotion)
The best crushed ice on earth from Jamaica Blue because a whole lot of my friends work there LOL such perks
Favourite pho ga at Ghim Moh market ^_____^ (a Vietnamese stall at the corner!! GO EAT!!!!!)
Ok that’s all and it’s like 4am now omg GOOD NIGHT!!!
So yesterday I tried baking myself my own birthday cake…
In the form of a deco roll, because it is soooooo cute and I spent so much time since my discovery of its existence watching videos of it and all that.
In the end I decided to follow Ochikeron’s tutorial since it was the easiest to follow (and in English)…
It’s really difficult to take pictures of any cooking/baking process; I can’t imagine how these YouTubers do it!!!
I’ve tried making a 15-second video (for IG) of Popin’ Cookin’ once and I was like “NEVER AGAIN!!!”
And… you’ll probably suspect my baking sucks since I have not even sounded proud throughout…
LOOK AT MY CAKE LOL!!!
Like 50% of the surface stuck to my parchment paper and whatever’s left is wrinkly like a pug omg…
So I was piping (already gave up hope even before this stage) “happy birthday to me” and a bunch of strawberries everywhere and you could probably see I didn’t even try to make it pretty anymore HAHAHAHAHAHA
To be honest my cake pan was a little bigger than what the recipe was for and my cake was super thin lol…
But it’s beautiful inside!!!!
So I chilled it overnight and had it this evening.
The cake was super hard and what the hell…
Normally, I’ll be very lenient to myself and like everything I make but this… this is just edible enough to me… so I think this pretty much is erm no to the whole world LOL.
Thank god I didn’t try to bring some for my friends I met with tonight if not THERE GOES OUR FRIENDSHIPS.
I think I’ll just stick to cooking. And perhaps baking cupcakes (because I’ve made them before and it’s yummy)…
Anyway, mum’s friend got me some nutty bar and nama chocolates!
At midnight, Yuxuan stuck a lit candle into a banana and sang me a birthday song through Oovoo!!!!
Before meeting my friends for dinner I went to Tomica wonderland Let’s Play and who would’ve thought that small shop can be so packed because apparently the whole world loves Tomica or something ^_^
Got myself the Nissan Fairlady Z Roadster and Subaru 360 after browsing the whole store and pretty much wanting half of everything and mostly the vintage cars which are all around $40 each which is like NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
So now my fairly new collection is just growing cuter and cuter albeit small but shut up I have to juggle my money with food and clothes and CDs and my endless discovery of new hobbies which are all goddamn expensive?!?!?!
Also got myself a little Kumamon plush keychain and a Britto pencil case (on impulse but whatever, it’s my birthday)!
Thinking of going back to buy the little Kumamon pouch and cardholder (I hesitated T_T) because it’s $15 and goddamn cute and usable.
Dinner at Wild Honey because Joe was so bloody adamant about dining there he made a reservation all of a sudden and boom no one can decide against it LOL!
Tried the European breakfast which is well, eggs Benedict.
It’s all good just that one egg had yolk that didn’t run and I was kinda bummed out…
Had desserts at 2am:dessertbar to end the day!
Tiramisu was really yummy!
Chocolate H2O was even better, in my opinion, because while individually it tastes super rich (as all their ice-creams do) and overwhelming, the yuzu and dark chocolate and salted caramel complemented one another very well
Tahitian vanilla, sorbet du jour (apple) and valrhona chocolate!
Vanilla remains my favourite and, after having the desserts I think that the ice-creams were even more ridiculously priced than I thought so before…
Ok that’s all that happened today!!
I think I’ll work on another post right now for the food I haven’t yet blogged about!
Blogging while my hair dries lol
So a day before Valentine’s Day I spent time with Yumiko watching My Fair Lady!
It’s probably a blessing we both like to watch musicals because without it I think we would cease to be friends or something what with her being busy forever and us never meeting up often like we intended to when we enrolled into the same course -___-
Really enjoyed My Fair Lady!!
It was really funny; much funnier than the movie!
The funniest part was the Ascot scene, which I never laughed watching the movie twice but cannot contain when I saw it on stage!
The spotlights didn’t follow well and the backdrops had some problems though :/
But I’d gladly watch it again if I don’t have to pay (because I am broke and intend to watch Fat Pig and Grease)…
First row on the circle and while it wasn’t too bad, my back nearly broke with me hunching over the railing so I could see better and also to rest my head on the cold metal lol…
A terrible photo this dude took for us that was blur, slanted and without a second shot!
Was wearing the socks Yuxuan gave me because it was her birthday!
I was early meeting her and spent an hour looking at the clouds go by.
Sitting by the museum only because it was a rare sight seeing healthy lotus in the pond hahahaha!
Had dinner at the food court because we were both scrimping…
Tried Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh there because I’ve always wanted to try it but didn’t know where the two outlets were and it came as a surprise to see it at Marina Bay Sands!
The bak kut teh was pretty good both soup and pork
Costed me $14.90 for the set I shouldn’t have gotten because the sides were only so-so.
Was reading tips on Foursquare and many people said the iced tea was good so we both got it and yes it is good!
Really rich and creamy but too filling after my big meal for me to finish.
Thought it would be a wonderful ice-cream if it were frozen
On a side note, I bought 2 pints of Ben & Jerry’s because they were only $20 for 2!
Couch potato is really nice I think
Yesterday a bunch of us went to Pasarbella to celebrate Hazel Tan’s birthday!
Got the pulled pork sandwich from SeaSalt Caribbean Deli because the pulled pork were super yummy when I had the yaroa last time.
However, the pulled pork were only freshly cooked so they were rather tough and I didn’t enjoy it very much and it was a huge portion too!
Gave up eating halfway because I was really sleepy and I fell asleep and missed the birthday celebration LOL .___.
I was really tired because I got home really late after the musical and had a revision lecture at 9.30am that day!!
Went home and took a nap when we left and for dinner I stir-fried some instant noodles that was kind of tasteless…
Well, at least I made instant noodles look somewhat good, no?
Just now I went with my aunt to watch the SSO Pops Concert: Spirited Away – The Music by Joe Hisaishi!
Tickets were really reasonably priced and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Joe Hisaishi so when I found out about it in December I immediately made purchase, which was already a dangerous delay from when sales started in October!
There was literally zero advertisements about it and I only found out about the event when I was at SISTIC’s website looking for things to go to!
Was gonna pay for myself but my aunt offered to pay for me ^___^
It was a sellout too! Thank god I was kiasu and didn’t hesitate!
Would’ve gone alone if I had to too!
It is my first orchestra and it was nice
Felt a little sleepy halfway through with the dimness of my surroundings and Joe Hisaishi’s music hahahaha…
Departures, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Summer and the encore’s One Summer’s Day and My Neighbour Totoro sounded better than the rest.
I hope Joe Hisaishi comes to Singapore before I die or he dies because I’d willingly pay maybe even $300 to watch him
Studied with Fiona at a nearby Starbucks at noon…
Then I had dinner alone at Itacho Sushi before the concert!
roasted salmon sushi and tamago sushi and
tempura temaki and
crab meat chawanmushi and udon!
Shouldn’t have ordered the udon because it was so plain and filling!
I could’ve gotten 6 more sushis for the same price!
While Itacho Sushi has really yummy sushi at $1-$2, the bill always scares the shit out of me because I ordered noodles or other stuff…
(I’m so hungry right now and craving for these sushi and sigh… it’s 2am???)
Also had desserts from Awfully Chocolate because Amirah was working
Earlier this week..
Wore Lazy Oaf with Lynette and Amanda!
Had dinner at Dulcet & Studio with a bunch of people after the research exam before celebrating Yuxuan’s birthday!
Classic black pig bolognese fettuccine which I’ve had before…
Still yummy but the pasta was a little overcooked.
Tea time cake because it was $2 and the cream puffs I wanted were sold out!
Then we went to Chupitos and they all drank and I sipped some and it’s true I hate alcohol!
On Monday, Daphne Khoo, from the first Singapore Idol, came to school to perform two of her new songs!
She’s so funny! I never knew!! Sings really well too, though my memory of Singapore Idol is super faint.
Apparently Gayle Nerva was there too but I only knew after Lynette told me who she was.
Just joined in for a photo although I didn’t desperately need/want it like Lynette…
There was a little bit of Gayle behind me in the photo but it was cropped to a square oops…
Studied with Fiona and had dinner at La Petite Cuisine (omg they do not have a website so I can’t add a link… anyway, it’s at Serene Centre and Thomson too??)!
warm hot bread that nearly burned me while I was tearing it -___-
Was yummy though!
Very yummy confit de canard although its portion was quite small!
The chef was super cute!!! He kept walking around and chatting with customers.
He also stared at us taking pictures of our food and demanded to see it! HAHAHAHAHA!!
He said my picture is good because it is shiny HAHAHAHAHA ^____^
The chicken wraps I had at Charly T’s which I was craving for after studying the day before!
Went to Little Diner one day after school for dinner alone!
Pan roasted salmon filet was a special that day so I had it since they took the effort to tell me about it.
I’d return to try the fish and chips I wanted to try!
Upgraded my fries to truffle fries at an extra charge
Very subtle truffle taste but I love handcut fries nonetheless!
Handcut fries are the best in my opinion because omg skin <3
Ok that's all for now… bye!
P.S. I hope my mother strikes the lottery so she can buy me a car
Just cooked this inexpensive and super easy and super yummy stuff for dinner so I thought I’d share…
Because it’s my first recipe if you ignore my terrible bakkwa sandwich that surprisingly has searches for -___- Hahahaha!
So you’ll really just need these:
200g enoki mushrooms
6 slices streaky bacon
Step 1: Cut the gross parts off the mushrooms and wash them
Step 2: Slice bacon strips into halves (or thirds, if your bacon is really big) and run them under water too because I don’t know????
Step 3: Divide the mushrooms into bunches enough for the bacons and ROLIRAP (it means “roll it up” if you can’t be bothered to watch the embedded video)
Sorry but it’s so funny, I had to sidetrack!!
So I watched this video some time last month and I replayed it so many times and kept laughing I teared
Runnyrunny999 is one goddamn funny dude hahahahahaha
Step 4: Heat up your skillet or frying pan or something (USE TEFAL BECAUSE RED DOT HAHAHAHAHA AND YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S HOT ENOUGH)
Step 5: Place the bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms seam down (because I couldn’t care to seal them with toothpicks) on the hot pan and cook them, turning them occasionally, till it’s cooked or crispy even
Step 5.5: Pepper generously while cooking (I peppered them after the first turning)
Step 6: Put them on a plate and eat them!!!!!!!!
SO SIMPLE RIGHT???
Costs no more than $5 and yields 12 pieces
It’s very filling too and it’s good for posting online in the middle of the night when everyone is hungry
Okay, bye and enjoy cooking
I just pimped my wall with Lazy Oaf postcards!!
I bought the second postcard book (I really want the first one too) when it was discontinued so when I found it at a Korean online shop I got Shwen to contact them and buy it for me at $36 with shipping omg T_____T
For 30 postcards, $36 means I was ripped off
On top of that, I spent $15 on self-laminating cards so I could protect the beautiful postcards, render them easier to clean and maintain, and also to make pasting them with Blu-Tack (approximately) equally spaced out on the wall easier.
Fast Flowers is my favourite illustration of all!
Loved it so much I really wanted the wrapping papers but they are no longer available
It is my phone’s wallpaper though ^__^
I love it (even though Skeletor will be staring at me when I sleep urgh)
On an even happier note, I AM NOW LEGALLY ALLOWED TO DRIVE
Got a really lenient and nice tester this time and although I made quite a lot of minor mistakes and he was always telling me off, I passed!!!
Now it is certain that the first time when I failed mounting the kerb, the tester was just on a demerit spree to dampen my spirits because how can the difference be so massive????
Also, for my last 4 extra driving lessons, I was assigned a new instructor because the terrible instructor (who falls asleep when I’m driving, scolds me when he doesn’t even teach me things to do, criticises my eyesight and sense of judgment, etc.) was on a holiday overseas.
Despite only having 4 lessons with the new instructor, I have learnt heaps more!
Learnt about the sensors on the roads, how to park without adjusting the mirrors, making a narrow u-turn, how to properly switch off the engine without damaging the gear box, and answers my questions properly instead of scolding me for being stupid.
He is also more professional and sends reminder texts before the lessons!!!
Wish I had learnt from him from the very beginning.
Spent $2,531 learning driving in all, with an unnecessary $800 spent because of my first failure
Also incurred additional $130 because I changed instructor at the start and stupid booking a trial theory test :/ But I’m glad all these are over – no more missing classes
However, it still feels very unreal and I don’t have a car?????? :/
Oh, and this I got to share!!!!!
Ringo Work is hands down the BEST apple juice I have ever had in my life!!!!!
They taste exactly like liquid apples and not like oxidised juiced apples!!!!!
It’s magical and have beautiful packaging to boot!
But of course, they are pricey!!!
But trust me, on Ringo Work, splurging is completely acceptable.
Oh and my Chinese New Year was kind of boring because everyone was playing mahjong and I was alone and Elffie was sleeping…
So I spent an hour beside her…
Taking photos and posting them on social media and also…
using her phone to take 600 photos of me and some with her sleeping in the background…
Because I am a cousin from hell .__.
So for dinner today it was a spontaneous one at Watami with Michelle because we were like “hello!” “hello, I’m so hungry!” “OMG ME TOO!!! Let’s go and eat!” and yeah…
Nabeyaki udon with super good soup
Saw Amirah working at Awfully Chocolate too so we headed over for ice-cream!
Love eating there when she’s working because she always gives me discounts ^___^
Cooked a little chapalang something the other day…
Tried making a yakionigiri with leftover rice but I was just really unskillful with it lol…
Grilled pineapples in the same pan as well So yummy but it got cold while I was cooking other stuff
And tamagoyaki!!! SO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was really easy to cook too!!
Also made some terribly plain linguine with octopus chicken franks and because the plating was so bad I just used some goma to give them eyes as a consolation hahaha…
Had dinner one day at Yoshimaru Ramen Bar and for the first time I did not have ramen as I was somewhat full.
I was surprisingly not disappointed
Ordered sake gohan!
The salmon is super duper delicious and I kept thinking about it that night before I went to bed…
It is also really affordable so I foresee myself having that again someday
Had takoyaki as well…
These were, however, not very impressive…
Had yubari melon gelato at the Isetan Hokkaido Fair the other day ^_^
Best gelato flavour on earth
Also bought a Kumamon Tomica on ebay because it is sooooooo cute and I haven’t seen it in stores so yea…
$18 but it is soooooooo cute!!!!!
Had pistachio and hazelnut ice-cream from Haato & Co. after my interview!
I really love the ice-cream at Haato (they are not super expensive too!!)
Okay, that’s all for this post!!
Gotta start studying for an exam that’s less than a week away and I am clueless about :/
Hell of a month filled with stuff to do but here I am blogging just because.
So today I woke up early (without difficulty, if I may add) to head to Orchard for some table-for-one breakfast.
I initially wanted to eat at Dean & Deluca because I wanted to try other stuff on the menu but when I got there at 10am, which I researched was its opening hour, it was still sort of unopened with a staff meeting ongoing.
So I left…
Found some of my friends at the entrepreneurial bazaar at *Scape to leave my laptop with before I head to Wild Honey.
However, before I could reach Wild Honey, I spotted The Providore smack right in front of the escalator I took.
It was fairly crowded, implying that they were serving breakfast and I saw on a table someone’s beautiful eggs Benedict.
So I had my breakfast there
I have to say I was thoroughly intrigued by the salt and pepper grinder.
Turning it one way grinds the salt and the other the pepper.
I ordered the English breakfast (there are sauteed mushrooms under the bread)!
Overall I thought it was decent except for the pork sausage which was really lumpy and fatty and just no.
Mushrooms were tasty too!
The fried eggs were divine and they tasted wonderful paired with buttered sourdough.
I was just really unhappy my precious yolk were dripping all over the plate instead of in my mouth.
If I do return I’ll probably give the eggs Benedict a try.
After that I went to Oriole Cafe and Bar to get my favourite vanilla latte
That’s more than a Venti’s price for less than a Tall!
But it’s worth it
Spent the rest of my day loitering at the booths and for a very short time, discussing some schoolwork.
I was really broke having spent more than $50 in no more than 2 hours before noon so as much as I’d like to support my friends’ businesses (jk, not really), I couldn’t.
However, Fiona got me a doge sticker HAHAHAHAHAHA
When I came home I did a little DIY on the Muji CD case I bought after breakfast.
Used some adhesive letters I found in my craft stash and tried to make out whatever words I could with the letters I have left.
Had to edit some letters to form the “H” and “O” I lacked.
As the bazaar was ending soon, I was involved in an intense battle of country erasers with Bernard.
Didn’t know I was so skillful until today, despite losing.
Not sure if it’s a consolation or what but he treated me clearance ice-cream from someone’s booth.
See, I couldn’t afford $1 ice-cream.
Then I had dinner with Mariah!!! (I miss my TR03 so much, I swear it’s the best class ever)
Went to Fatman Satay at the Youth Park across.
I was so disappointed with the satay because it was $0.60 per stick, which I consider expensive, and its meat were minced and totally unenjoyable because I was about to rip off my first chunk but the whole slab just slid off the skewer??????
Not tender and tasted nothing like chicken too!
Couldn’t believe Lynette told me Fatman was better than Chai Ho Satay ($0.38/stick for the love of god)!!!!
Perhaps the one here is different from the original (?) outlet?
2 days ago I went to Yoshimaru with Fiona and Jia En for dinner!
Wasn’t having the usual because I had a 50% off voucher for the shabu shabu butaniku ramen which I have had once and didn’t think much of it.
Well, it tasted better than my first time and yes I love the broth so much.
And the eggs.
And the sesame seeds.
3 days back I had dinner at Peperoni Pizzeria for the first time after hearing it being raved about by all my friends for so long.
Shared a 12″ diavola and prosciutto e funghi with the girls!
I thought the crust was too thin for my liking.
Diavola was good but the ham were so unevenly scattered and tough I wasn’t very pleased.
For this size I could get better prosciutto e funghi (and better crust duh) at half the price at Pasta Fresca!
The bolognese linguine was yummy!
Texture’s good and the parsley (or maybe not-parsley) added sweetness at times which was really nice but I don’t get how parsley can be sweet so what is that thing??????
Amount of sauce was perfect and tasted good
But let’s just say it’s goddamn overpriced for pasta…
Anyway, I bought a new car when I was getting a birthday gift for Hazel for her to open after her practical test lol…
Got this gomashio-kun furikake a week ago cos the packaging was so cute and its name (literally sesame salt) was just so cute I had to get it.
Furikake makes rice better rice I love it.
Had this yummy duck rice in Clementi 3 weeks ago!
I don’t know what its name or the food court’s name is but I know where… that’s all that matters (to me).
Have yet to try it again cos I have conveniently forgotten its existence until I saw this picture
And last month, I cooked this most perfect fried egg ever!
Couldn’t replicate it when I tried again days later T_T
Some of the whites were runny while the rest were just cooked and I seasoned it perfectly!
It was like a half-
Wish I heeded more when I cooked because tasting this fried egg again is pretty much a dream not attainable in the near future.
Ok abrupt end to this post with some beautiful golden tau sar piah
(Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah: 639 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329922)
(Address because I welcome anyone to buy me these during lecture lol)
(Oh shit, I’m not going to have lectures for a long while in a while)
Hello! It’s nearly a week into holidays and I have not started on any schoolwork and have spent more than what I am supposed to spend in 2 weeks in 3 days…
On Tuesday I went to Robertson Quay for brunch alone
Walked to Toby’s Estate from Clarke Quay MRT like I always do and my shoes were already killing me T_T
Wasn’t a good day eating there… because the first thing I see is a notice stating its closure for a function in the afternoon which pisses me off although I’m not affected by the timing lol.
Then when I went in, the counter seats overlooking the river (that I have decided to seat myself the day before) were occupied by businessy people discussing stuff around the area or something.
Which leaves me the huge table in the middle or the outdoor seats.
Because of Singapore’s heat obviously I have to succumb to sitting with a bunch of people with me being alone alone.
Cafe latte because they don’t serve vanilla latte.
I should totally bring a canister of vanilla syrup wherever I go for times like these.
It was not bad though…
Toby’s breakfast which I find severely overpriced.
The only thing I liked were the eggs and toast.
The mushrooms were warm on top and dead cold below which was ridiculous!
It’s not those not-warm-anymore cold but those I-just-came-out-of-the-fridge cold??
And the whole place is so crowded T_T
Spent the rest of the day looking for Liberty shoes and they either do not have them in my size or at all. How is it that there are no Rachel De Thame Vans in my size when I don’t see anyone (but I?) in Singapore raving about Liberty at all?!?!?!?!
Dinnered at Yonehachi
Had the chicken katsu toji set with salmon okowa!
It’s rather delicious but so tiring to eat because I don’t know whether to focus on my chicken or rice and it seems like a meal on its own so I was having two meals concurrently and I was so confused.
On Wednesday I cannot believe I allowed Marissa to coerce me into going all the way to Bedok (I took a 1.5h bus ride wth) to have Ikea food when I could have eaten the same damn thing only 15 minutes away by bus.
(It’s so irritating when I keep reaching for the “alt” button thinking it’s “command” because I’m no longer used to windows)
Then we went to SAM for the Singapore Biennale 2013!
This huge pile of saga seeds is my favourite because I’ve collected a handful before.
Some exhibitions are just ridiculous (I’m sorry) like there’s this two-toned paper framed in a series placed in a gallery with another of what seems like dandruff on a black paper. ART.
The post-its were very entertaining though!
Went to Dôme Café for early dinner.
Grilled porcini mushroom chicken!
There was a better chicken dish last time… This one was too thick and creamy for my liking.
And vanilla ice-cream
Yesterday I went to Pasarbella with Joe and for the first time that place sort of had some life because it had more than 20 customers at one time o.o
At $5, I really think Charly T’s has the best fries ever!!
Got some vanilla and chocolate cappuccino gelato from Latte e Miele
Walked around Orchard with $3 cherry tomatoes in our hands because we’re cool and stuff (and they were so yummy).
Baskin Robbins happened to be at the NAC civic plaza so randomly and had this wonderful flavour of ice-cream I’ve not seen before so I got it…
Wish I had gotten a bigger scoop T_T
Had nabeyaki udon at Sun with Moon for dinner just before the dinner crowd filled the queue…
Lunch is so much more worth it there because there’s a set and is cheaper!
Some other days foods:
Lin Yuan satay at 85 Fengshan Centre.
Seng Hiang bak chor mee at 85 Fengshan Centre too.
It wasn’t as nice as what everyone makes it out to be, honestly.
Had some Lindor for the first time and I swear Lindt is growing on me so much they make wonderful chocolate ^_^ like the chocolate melted in my mouth and not figuratively melt but actually melting!!!!
And I wrecked it all placing it in the fridge
Some prata that was actually quite yummy!
Doorstop and truffle fries from PS. Cafe at Paragon which didn’t have truffle oil at all????
And when they were sent back to the kitchen it returned drenched in the centre and I was so mad!!
Roast chicken burger from The Rotisserie and they have increased prices now
Vanilla latte from Costa Coffee that wasn’t made by Seng Yang cos he wasn’t working (Costa coffee tastes better than Starbucks by the way).
Favourite hakata ramen at Yoshimaru with everyone one else who has no more common test after the law paper pretending I didn’t have another paper in 2 days lol.
Yaroa which was not bad (the pulled pork was awesome) from Sea Salt Caribbean Deli!
There was one day I studied with Fiona at Coronation Plaza and after that, we walked to Orchard LOLLLL with a stop at Food For Thought hahahahahaha it was crazy!!
Had the full works and never again because it was way too filling!
Ok I was gonna share more food but then webstagram sort of crashed so… IT’S OKAY!!!!
Watched Sweeney Todd two days ago and loved it!
Tim Burton + Johnny Depp + Helena Bonham Carter is the formula for a promising movie, duh!
The plot was really good and the music is so good and woah I love!
And I found this and nearly died! HAHAHAHAHA!!! But Johanna is my favourite song from the musical ^_^
And things I intended to blog with the previous posts:
Mango soft serve with kanten jelly at MOF の My Izakaya!
So yummy and less filling than my favourite mango kakigori!
Penne rigate al ragu bolognese and wedges with Lynette after golfing at the Golfers’ Terrace before the culinary arts workshop!
The food was meh but at least it didn’t cost ridiculous.
Had some crispy salt pepper mushroom from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
It was ok but super oily and too filling for me to have a proper dinner after.
Enoki tempura surpass this by a huge lot.
The usual prosciutto e funghi at Pasta Fresca for dinner after doing most of my e-learning assignments at Starbucks since morning.
Toffee nut latte because Christmas.
Getting this only because of the crunch but vanilla latte forever otherwise.
The usual traditional Hakata ramen at Yoshimaru Ramen Bar!
Soft-boiled eggs and coffee at Ya Kun.
Went to Nine Thirty by Awfully Chocolate with Lynette before work.
Chicken noodle soup that was meh…
Unique and all but really unimpressive.
Truffle fish and chips.
It was pretty bad… and the truffle taste was not strong…
And I had specifically asked for the tartar sauce to be separated but LOOK!!!
I was so angry!
I think it’s better if they stick to their lovely chocolate cakes and ice-cream.
Then we went to the Little Black Jacket exhibition at the ArtScience Museum because the tickets were free!
I got a free Keira poster too!
This is my favourite picture
Chai Ho satay
Evertop Hainanese boneless chicken rice
Roasted chicken burger at The Rotisserie
Tata from lecture!
Just got back a while ago from Shatec Institutes!
For my F&B management module, I had to go for a workshop!
There were mixology, baking and pastry making, and culinary arts workshops and we could only choose one
I wanted everything but since I enjoy cooking more and it is something more everyday, I chose culinary arts.
This is the first time I tried a raw button mushroom I think…?
I might have put some in my mouth while slicing last time, but if I did it must have been really small and insignificant.
Anyway, I paired up with Hazel because she was conveniently standing beside me at that moment.
A perk is that she cooks, and I assume very well from the pictures of the food she makes, and that her father was from Shatec so yay us we both cook!!
We were very much being bastards while standing by watching the trainer demonstrate the preparation of the foods.
We kept on commenting on little things to each other, answering questions and, thinking and discussing of ways to do something different to the dish to suit our tastes better.
The first dish was this “mango & prawn salad with cocktail sauce” thing.
We both didn’t like mayonnaise so we decided to rid of it and find a substitute dressing after.
So we made this.
We squeezed a whole lemon into a bowl and crushed the excess mango dices to create a dressing for our salad hahahaha!!
Apparently that concoction tasted like very sour orange juice which is simply puzzling in every way.
A whole lemon is also too much but that sweet and sour is, you know, gourmet and stuff… (LOL)
So… our dish is now called The Fake Orange Juice Mango & Prawn Salad. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!
My plating lost to hers though
When the trainer saw what on earth we were doing with the mango, he learnt that we didn’t like mayonnaise and asked for a reason like I don’t really have a reason because it is irrational. I don’t like it because it is white.
Then I was just throwing him reasons other people might hate mayonnaise and when I came to “fat” he was like ah-ha!!! I am going to make you like mayonnaise!!!
DREAM ON!! Nothing can ever make me like that demon of a sauce.
All his efforts used in stirring the cocktail sauce with some unknown stuff (if he added any at all) was gone to waste because Hazel still didn’t like it and I didn’t even try to get near that stuff!
Next up was chicken piccata and spaghetti with tomato sauce.
The trainer’s plating was really distasteful to both of us…
He placed the chicken piccata drenched in some butter stock sauce on the plate, then placed a blob of spaghetti on top of it.
So once again, we had to do something.
We sliced the chicken for better presentation (duh) and we smuggled some minced meat into our tomato sauce and when we seasoned our chicken, we added some oregano too although we weren’t instructed to.
I happen to completely forget about the stupid sauce so Hazel made some afterwards to drizzle on the chicken piccata.
This time my plating was better HAHAHAHAHAHA
But I put too much spaghetti on the plate in an attempt to twirl it with two plastic forks…
Then I studded the chicken to make my spaghetti look sexy and stuff.
So what we made was now Better Chicken Piccata and Spaghetti a little Bolognese.
Hats off to our genius brains and originality LOL!
I love cooking with Hazel ^__^
Ok… I would blog more but it’s late so goodnight!
Last night, we went to Hard Rock Cafe to celebrate Marissa’s birthday!
Had some really good fish & chips
It was really filling though, but good nonetheless.
She was being a little bitch demanding her Gastronomia nutella cake so we had no choice but to burn the living hell out of the little slab of awesomeness with 18 candles hahahahahaha!!
Pickled Tink that I didn’t like…
After all I don’t enjoy alcohol very much at all and can’t understand how everyone around me worships them??
Before the food came I commented that “I want Styx!!!!” referring to the songs that were playing…
And Marissa was like “Why don’t you just get it?!?!??” referring to “steaks”!!
HAHAHAHAHAHA I nearly died!!!
Some food I Instagrammed:
Shared 2 bags of Charly T’s fries with Fiona and Lynette the other day!
Ultra craved it after my first time so I went back!
Starlight Express and butterscotch gelato!
I was only alerted and went to Latte e Miele upon seeing a flyer saying that getting a scoop of Starlight Express would entitle me to a chance of winning 4 tickets to the musical it was named after so DAMN YOU MUSICALS HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
It was really good, actually!!
Was skeptical about it because why else would anyone come up with such a tactic right…?
Starlight Express was a super rich chocolate that surpassed Awfully Chocolate’s wonderful hei ice-cream, in my opinion (and Lynette’s)!
Butterscotch was really yummy too; got it instead of vanilla because it was sweeter!
50 sticks with Lynette at Chai Ho Satay!!
World class chocolate and pralines n cream at Baskin Robbins after.
After failing the SIA internship interview I went to Bedok 85 with Min.
The famous ba chor mee wasn’t open yet and so I had carrot cake and forgot to ask for it without chilli T_T
I swear this week was the worse of the whole bad year?
Had my favourite vanilla latte at Oriole after
Went to Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant one day after school for dinner.
Pollo al Chipotle!
Mexican food is pretty much spicy or cheesed and so I found this perfect only item I could order with the chili aside!
Was good but if I were a chili-acceptor, I’d be enjoying it much more, wouldn’t I?
One Friday morning was spent with Joe exploring PasarBella!
Shared a crunchy hazelnut cake from Gastronomia!
I’ve always loved farmers’ markets so I was thrilled the first time I saw this place under construction although I know it’d be nothing like the real real real farmers’ markets with lots of strawberries and cherries and whatnot for cheap like in the west
Had a latte at Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
Didn’t know where to get sugar so I drank it slightly bitter but I liked it
Shared the Charly T’s fries and for $5 I really think it’s way amazing
Bought a bag of cherry tomatoes before leaving to snack on but I was full so I gave him the rest of it since he was begging for the damn tomatoes when I alighted at school sheesh!
They were really sweet and juicy (not some) and it was only $3 for a huge bag of it!
Dinner after a driving class at &Made
Had the yummy truffle fries (oh god I love them)
And was full before my favourite caramello sundae that was really hastily and uglily made (due to the crowd, I guess) and which taste was a little off…
Good thing I had a 20% discount voucher and everyone sort of saved $5 or so!
The day before the special day of nothing, I requested for a cake from Amirah and she so very nicely gave me it
SO I CELEBRATED NOTHING WITH YUXUAN!!!!
And a day before that, I was at Awfully Chocolate to visit her!
Was reading a book while eating the awesome ice-cream as if I didn’t have school…
It’s been 3 or 4 weeks but I STILL have not gotten the hang of school!
Went to Carpenter and Cook for tea with Lynette!
She wolfed down her 2 tarts in the same time I took to finish mine…
And I only had the passionfruit meringue tart and the tea so…
I guess I am not as beastly as you think I am
Went to Kim San Leng at Bishan with Adeline some time near the start of school…
Happy duck rice hahahaaha the name!!!
It was yums and so were the popiahs!!
Amatriciana penne at Gastronomia when visiting Marissa!
It was so yummy but really expensive considering the portion :/
The nutella cake was really good too!
And Marissa asked me to save her some and then she asked for it as a birthday gift hence the burning cake
Chicken roll and coronation chicken pasta salad at The Rotisserie when I brought my friends there because everyone wanted to eat where I ate during my study camp hahahahaha
Tanglin Halt A1 carrot cake at Whampoa!
It was so crowded over there and it was hardly recognisable and I don’t recall any food from when I was young because I only remembered the really yummy hor fun that’s no longer there or something because 10 years ago the auntie operating the stall was already so old???
Anyway, the black carrot cake was a dream!!!!!!
If only I wasn’t so far away (or could drive), I’d go there time and time to eat (and everywhere else, duh who am I kidding)…
Went to Yoshimaru Ramen Bar too frequent at some point…
And had traditional Hakata ramen with corn thrice LOL
I love it so much I’d eat that every other day if I had the money!
And on some day when all the OIP people had returned from China, I went to Paul with Lynette and Fiona!
The mushroom soup was a real disappointment because it was too watery and just, no.
And it was really expensive too!!
The roasted chicken leg, however, was really good and oh the potatoes!!!! I WANT TO MARRY THE POTATOES!!!!
Okay, I had no idea I was so behind on blogging now that I no longer make it a habit to lug around my camera…
Would be awesome if I had the SONY QX-10 or QX-100 because it has always been a want even before its conceptualisation!
And it’s a terrible idea to blog when I am so hungry – I seem to always do this to myself – and when I have a crazy individual report to submit in 4 days that I have not started on yet…
This year sucks