Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ramen Keisuke Tori King

Minimalistic menu-3 flavors from which you can choose, yet customisable- the noodles consistency, oil and salt. You can also choose from 3 levels of toppings.I had the original , eggs, normal consistency, less oil and normal salt but I must say I liked S's black option. Was slightly spicy and fab with the bonito flakes ( which you can help yourselves too)Maybe when I'm braver I'll choose the green one ( I have a phobia for wasabi).
Love the self service of sides eg the bean sprouts( really massively od on it ), free flow eggs and bonito flakes and chili sauce.
Returned back to hd rds and one pile and a night of babysitting in the angio suite :(

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The sushi bar

Post post call after an early day of only 2 cases(ar and right hem), I was all ready to shop and get our express pedis but alas! Cny cloud of sloth continues and Far East was still a ghost town :( ended up seeking happiness in this hole of the wall of a sushi place called The Sushi Bar, where I've been wanting to bring mummy to eat the chiraishi don for some time. I'm still gonna bring her cos Jillian and I ordered the following to try ( so everything else but that). And everything was really really good !

We had the large sashimi salad( it was a 5 bucks difference between that and the smaller size), which was fun for Jills cos she was tossing it solo like a yusheng. There was a mix of Chinese Yu Sheng vegetables and Japanese ones like the seaweed and jellyfish and there was even pok pok crackers...and even pink sugar ! She really had a lot of fun mixing it thoroughly but later regretted cos there was a lot of mayo ++. All in all very tasty, with the fish roe and sashimi topping up the mess. Lol.

I also ordered the salmon skin to share. Jills was pretty squeamish about it but I was successful in getting her to try(this instead of soft shell crab). The pink sauce with the fish roe was very very tasty much better than the usual mayonnaise.

The scallop men taiko carpaccio was also amazing. The mild cheese and fish roe really elevated scallop(essentially quite a tasteless type of shellfish) to new heights. Mmm. And to make up for the soft shell crab we ordered the soft shell crab aburi maki rolls. A tad confusion ( ESP for her who pops it all into her mouth at one go ) but I like dissecting the contents. I say go to bay sushi for makis if you like the sauces and the variety

I will be back for the chiraishi, and the grilled fish and steak. Great service despite no charged so we left them quite a big tip. Reverse psychology works ;)

Friday, February 8, 2013


Pre cloud atlas at Grand, an empty Poulet at Great World City ( the lack of crowds here is really awesome !) plus the fact that it has eluded us all this while cos of the crowds at Bugis plus, and the fact that they promised us quick food means we spent the hour having dinner here ( and not using the lap top again lol). The roast chicken was tender albeit bland ( really prefer the seasoned chicks at Nando's!) but the star was the Parisian salad, and the mushrooms with the slightly overdone poached egg. We loved the chopped up salad(it was like a garden of trampled leaves) with pine nuts and cranberries(with the cherry tomatoes to him ). Miss Nando's loads. I will prob wanna try the French Onion soup here one day. Cloud atlas is best watched not post call/run/clinic/exits/pre journal club but as usual, fun supercedes. Have a good long weekend everyone!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Societe canteen and Laneway

Made grand plans to have brunch at either Supprette or Sarnies but it all boiled down to the lack of time in the end; rushed rounds and changes then headed home towards somewhere nearby- either simply bread or here but I'm quite glad we settled for Societe canteen at Cluny court. After the cramped parking at Serene we headed over to the place all smelling of toast and coffee ;) and its a great place to have some quiet time to read and browse, or catch up.

We ordered the eggs Benedict ( my picture got lost - and so did the people pic) and the baked eggs(which needed 20 minutes- we almost didn't have this cos we had no time !). We ordered the eggs florentine which came with mushrooms and spinach- it came atop a lovely brioche bread and two extremely long and skinny leeks on them.

We also ordered the baked eggs and it looked gorgeous - you'd like it if you like a tomato base. Lotsa cheese and spinach to top it all.

Quickly headed to Laneway where J dropped me off to queue and it was sweltering hot. Kinda missed a bit of kings of convenience ( great audience rapport) but they played for a whole hour! Other highlights were bats for lashes, kimbra, monsters and men( king and lion heart awesome possum ) and of cos the last bit of gotye. Can't say too much of the food though... We had the wraps again- him the kebab and me the senor tacor(lotsa rice and cheese).

It was quite a chase for the shade- first the flag then the leeching the VIP shade. Thank goodness for the bottle and the mat;)