Friday, January 31, 2014

Penny university

Breakfast food for dinner !day before laneway when we were supposed to collect the -unbought- tickets and this was the supposed brunch that was I happen but didn't cos of the mishap! 

Well mishap number one occurred cos I left one half of my flips in the car park :( the tennis date was converted to a Eastie foodie outing to Penny university ( East Coast Road). It was between this and mad nest it's neighbour ( too diversified) but we settled for this. It closes at midnight on Fridays! Reminds us muchos of the Fabulous Baker Boy ( beef churizos here and beef bacon at FBB hurrah). A very barren indie vibe here.
Granola with yoghurt and the soy mocha
Baked eggs with beef churizos. Has a spicy curry zing to it and was fantastic with toast. We asked for more toast and they gamely gave us more free toast :) thumbs up indeed
Croque madame- thick layer of cheese atop turkey ham... This is dense indeed.
Apple pie with the fantastic ( air fried ?? Tastes familiar to those at home :p) apple slices and minimal pastry and cream. The other flour less chocolate cake was rather powdery and gritty... Was gonna take away to have it with our praline ice cream but gasp !! It disappeared at home !! :p

We saw two very puffy sandwiches and I went to Kay poh... They are rolling out this egg white soufflé omelette with cheese bits, smoked salmon and brioche toast. Gosh !! It's so good, the chef let us sample a slice. Would go back for this !!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

63 Celcius

The best way to deal with Monday blues... Well get on with it and look forward to a good dinner heh. After a spin at the bay we headed to 63 Celcius ( Asia Square 2) for tapas date night - prob the first this year! An alumnus of food bar dada we were looking forward to the surprises from the josper.
By the way we think we spied WAY here ! ! Food tonight will be of a great standard man. Haha!
Stuffed calamari in squid ink. It was stuffed with peppers and this was one of their proudest creations :p

Grilled cod. I was a fan of the crisp skin.

Josper grilled prime rib eye- it was smokey the initial taste was like that of a bak kwa. And it was juicy to boot !!
J's favorite green risotto with prawns. This was the 63delicia rice. Not creamy at all this had a uber awesome seafood depth to it , must have been a great stock cooking those grains.
Galician octopus on top a bed of mash potatoes. The octopus was so meaty it tasted like a sausage- it's like bangers and mash.
It was a quiet night and the host was vey kind to us offering us drinks on the house ( but we really didn't feel like :p) and was quite concerned about our critique. They are looking forward to roll out the previous dada's black rice with uni. Coming soon next month ;)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Assembly coffee

W and I met at Assembly coffee ( Evans lodge) after my post take rounds were done.. Intending to fuel for a study date.. Xx only ended at 3 pm :(
Granola and Greek yogurt.. The granola in a glass cup is über cute ! Not to mention the hazelnuts ++ with granola- my favorite ;)
The anaemic quiche with spinach and chicken ham.. I would prefer a hearty and piping hot portion :p

Had a long black- you would like the coffee here if you like acidic, fruity tones. Lounged awhile before hitting the books at Guthrie. Am grateful for the study companion.. Breezily awesome !!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Post tennis treat! We went to w39 (39 Jalan Mas Puteh) after an early Friday day for me ( short ds list ) and cohesion day for him. Played at KE till glare of lights killed our game. Was thinking really hard about tamoya udon but we decided to this homely neighbourhood joint instead. Has the vibe of windowsills, food vibe of morsels- but we LOVE the hearty portions at extremely friendly prices. Great find for the start of the year !!
king crab soup- the first of the January specials, with potato and leek. j was fiddling with the oil on the soup and wondering if it was truffle. Didn't get to figure it out but the cream went awesomely well with the generous chunks of crab.
king crab salad- tangy with mango salsa and tomatoes.
Our second favorite of the night - seared tuna with avocado. Very meaty tuna. 
Baked mushrooms. j and I have mastered mushrooms enough to be of this standard ( or better, with the help of truffle oil :p)
The braised lamb was an awesome combination with the mantou- it was rather gamey on its own.

An awesome wind down to the first week  of posting. Back to the books momentarily ( and awesome Meiji milk and red bean icecream ) at home !