An excuse to pass the girls the Laduree macarons = meet up right after my trip (cos the macs expires in 4 days, even with refrigeration), and we headed to satisfy Qians craving for fries at House, Dempsey. We initially checked out the Still Bar (which is at the previous Oosh, magnified +++, maybe we'll try Addictions Cafe one day..). Obviously as you can see its a carb party with Yam fries (my new favourite!!!), truffle fries and sweet potato nibblets. LOVED the apple cider in House, its got me ordering cider everywhere I go now, instead of Sangria. This place closes early (1130 pm) which was a real surprise, I always thought the bar area would open till late (?). We took a detour towards Qians pool so Jas could educate me on my new toy ;) Still, Garfield's Diner remains a mystery.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Sat was dinner at Boss's place (long dark way in) - bought lotsa amazing yummy gelato from Gelatissimo (the caramel and fig, and the berry pavlova is amazing stuff), and Sunday after Cello headed to Creperie Des Arts with J. Actually he wanted to go to Skyve but I remember being underfed there so we then wanted to go to Mount Emily but it seemed closed down (is it already gone???) and finally on our descend before hitting Artichoke, we landed up in Prinsep, and tried Creperie Des Arts (Prinsep Street), a place I've been wanting to try since the last creperie behind Raffles Hotel.
Since I was just back from Paris (think we only had one crepe meal!), this place was like welcome home;) or so I wish. Saw a huge poster of Mont St Michel (sigh), with people trekking across the waters- must have been before the causeway was built. The lady owner (Singaporean and with child, congrats!) married a French guy from Normandy, explaining the poster. Love the casual vibe of the place, though we were sweltering hot after the cheese fondue. Lotsa cheese as you can see- from the Cheese platter (goats, blue, camembert, chedder), and their special of a Cheese/cold meats platter. Basically, you place a slab of cheese on this mini pan, and you roast it under the stove till it melts then you scrap it off onto your potato/cold meat. The potatoes are in a ceramic bowl above the stove. Well well, its like reverse fondue. Would be nicer if the reverse was true, having all the cheese melted atop and the potatoes roasting below. Guess life is interesting that way!
Had the crepe craving settled with the scallop/apple compote crepe -love the buckwheat crepe. Wholemeal things always have this nutty aroma with it, this is like a French Thosai, come to think of it. More scallops would be lovely!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Chicken Kebab from Nando's at Tampines Mall, to mark the start of booking the hotel and trains for Paris! Lousy wifii at starbucks meant I had to then relocate down to the Big Splash's whilst waiting for the bro (and being late the next am....) and booked the rouen one which we didnt use in the end. Thanks to Pek and XX in emailing 15 hotels to get only Les Globelins which was a real awesome find!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wagyu beef cubes with yummy mushrooms
My stack highish reuben
Carols chicken curry
Early rainy evening, I kinda enjoyed getting lost trying to track down this off the beaten path (maybe not so anymore!) of a gem - The Coastal Settlement (Nethavan Road), really near Changi Village. Been on the top of my to do list before I leave Changi, this is a really cute vintage find, all nestled amidst the trees and chalets. I parked at another carpark down the road (the one right outside the place was completely full, on a mid weekday night), and we kinda enjoyed walking along the rained out roads. Pity for the wet seats though, the al fresco area exuded the chillout vibe albeit in the woods. We settled down inside to tuck into some delish Wagyu beef cubes, and my uber duber high Reuben (i miss the Brewerkz one loadssss!!) and Carol into her chicken curry (she concurs its strange paying $15 to eat that dish here). Many vintage collections, including cars at the garage and Vespas in situ, quite a quirky collection much to explore. It was an almost for the paris gang here (they have wifii!!) if only peks didnt have such a cmi ho to vet m's just the night before.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Picked up Chongs and short from sg together before heading down to town...sorry for budgeoning the plans for restaurant week!! Chongs wanted to head to watch Man on a Ledge (vs Hunger games..which i eventually caught with J) hence we went to town and settled for Marukin Ramen (Scotts Square). It was that vs. Delicious - which was the most crowded that I've ever seen it!Everything here was accessible to me - and there were variations of the soup from Miso to Shoyu etc. 3 of us chose different bases of which mine was the most mild...
Teriyaki Chicken, Rice which was most plain after slurping down the soaked noodles....
Headed to watch the show and thereafter to Blujazz to catch some younguns..day after we realised when we were at TJ beach we should have done the massage instead!! Aging....
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Almost meeting near Cityhall (only got that text in the car at sg) resulted in a meet up at Pho Hoa (Holland Village), a franchise I've been wanting to try since I saw the originals in Vietnam. Still the best is Orange Lantern, which I must go back to try again.. and he flies again off I wish I can have that jet setting lifestyle as work too...