Saturday, 31 May 2014

Saturday at Home

Pancakes with maple syrup 

When I woke up, the breakfast was ready! Thank you chef D. 

Mashed potatoes with beef & cheese on top 

- I had missed my lunch so in the late afternoon, I became really hungry! 
This became my afternoon snack before dinner :D

Monday, 19 May 2014

Dinner from the past few weeks...

Salad udon for late dinner

• Tofu fish cakes (my favorite)
• Kimchi 
• cucumber 
• soya sesame dressings on top of cold udon 

Soup noodles

• yellow egg noodles in soup with chikuwa, thinly sliced carrots, onions and pork
• Pan fried chikuwa stuffed with carrots

Stone Bowl Bibimpub 

With homemade kimchi that my Korean friend gave to me.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Happy Sunday - girly brunch, dinner & crazy shopping!

I caught up with my good Japanese friend today. We used to meet up almost every weekend but I hadn't seen her for about a month! I was busy with work and settling down at my new place and she was overseas for a week. 

It was raining so so heavily like really pouring this morning but we managed to get out of the house and met up at Far East Plaza. I sometimes go there for lunch with my colleagues but it was my first time meeting up with my Japanese friend there. She told me that there is a nice yakitori place called "Nanbantei". I had been there once but couldn't remember what it was like and felt like going back there so we did. Price is reasonable and food was not bad. People were friendly especially after they found out that we were Japanese. Singaporean waitresses tried to speak Japanese to us and that was really sweet. 

I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture of the food but we both ordered yakitori bento and it was good. SGD 13++ and came with miso soup and red bean dessert too. 

We talked, talked and talked for about 2 hours - about work, holiday, food, fashion, family, friends, japan, everything, basically updating each other on what we've been doing for the past 1 month. 

Then one of the waitresses came to us and said the shop was closing. We looked around and realized that most of the customers had already left the shop. 
It was close to 3 pm. Whenever we meet up, we always forget time and talk so much. 

After that weather was kind of getting better (pouting to drizzling) so we moved to ion and started our crazy shopping. 

What is crazy about our shopping is that it's not about the amount of money we spend or things we buy. It's the time we spend at each shop, trying out many clothes, discussing and commenting on each other's outfits, taking time to decide  what to buy and what not to buy. 

Boys might find this process of shopping "wast of time", but actually I find this the most fun part of shopping. 

Even some girls can't take shopping with other indecisive girls but we are both indecisive and we enjoy giving advice to each other and wait till your indecisive shopping buddy finally makes her decision with a happy face! 

We talked, laughed, shopped and ate so much and I'm so fully charged from work fatigue & everyday stress! I haven't felt this way for so long and am actually happy to start Monday again! Many thanks to my friend for her positive energy. I was very happy to converse her in Japanese too. 

The below picture is the souvenirs from Canada that she got for me. Thanks so much for the lovely gifts & happy Sunday! 

Today's brunch & dinner

Saturday brunch with lovely company at Bishan park.

Appetizer - rice paper spring rolls 

Egg royale - with smoked salmon & English muffins 

Dinner was also very nice. My boyfriend cooked Korean sweet potato noodles... Yum :) happy Saturday. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Dinner from the other night

• Hotpot (pork, sweet potato leaves, leek, enoki etc.)
• leftover tofu hamburger steak
• fried beancurd & lettuce ohitashi
• rice 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Friend's visit in Singapore

One of my good friends from Japan came to visit me in Singapore last weekend. 

She only had 2 days to spend, but we covered quite a lot of places - the marlion park, marina bay sands, santosa, little India, Clarke quay, orchard...

Amazing craftsmanship at santosa beach! 

We ate famous cold chicken rice at Bishan too. 

Duck rice

Her last meal in Singapore was not  very Singaporean though - we went to chills and had my favorite pork ribs :D

It was very nice as usual and my friend liked it too. 

She brought so many snacks from japan! 
(Kettle chips are from local Singaporean supermarket) 

At the local supermarket, my friend and I found a special Gatsby wax with our common friend's picture attached! 

Apparently this picture is no longer used in japan but it's still available here. 

It was short yet very fun weekend:) 

Today's brunch

• bacon & egg
• sweet potato croquettes 
• salad
• freshly home baked bread  (paprika & olive) 
• milo (my source of energy)

After moving house and having my own kitchen, I started baking bread at home :)
Started off from plain bread, then cinomon beagles and now with paprika & olive paste I bought from Germany. 

I made some with chocolates too and these one will be my afternoon tea dessert! 

Last night's dinner

• tofu hamburger steak 
• sweet potatoes, carrots, fried beancurd and shiitake mushroom nimino
• salad
• rice