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Andaz Singapore High Tea

Yesterday at 3pm was the first booking of the high tea sessions I organised. 5 people were confirmed which meant I couldn’t go as I gave up my seat to the 6th person who requested to join. It was just after I finished eating lunch that one person cancelled and I found out I could actually go. It was really nice to get out with some fellow cake lovers for a late afternoon snack. The booking was from 3pm to 5pm but we were chatting too much it was after 5:30pm that we left. I wouldn’t say we were ready to leave but we did need to. Kindly, we weren’t asked to leave or rushed out or told the tabled needed to be handed back because the dinner booking had arrived. It was a pink high tea, more of a pink afternoon tea picnic. They high tea is set up in Tiffins, not on a stand. Rose scones were brought around and served from a bread basket. Jam and Cream left on the table for …

Kotsujiru Nabe Bugis

Dinner out. Walked past a thousand times and decided to stop in and try it. We each had dumplings with out meal. I went with steamed, Triston had pan fried. Triston had the black vinegar fish and I had ginger pork. It was tasty enough and nice for something different from what we usually have. I probably won’t go back as we have alternatives we do like better. Not bad though. Not bad at all.

Brunches High Tea

Yesterday I went to a high tea at Brunches Cafe in Farrer Park. It was a midday high tea and honestly it did feel like lunch so it was the perfect time. We had two sliders on the tower – one chicken one fish, vegetarian spring rolls, cakes and tea. I did miss a plain scone with jam and cream and a ribbon sandwich but I actually didn’t get through the high tea. There were scones but no jam and creak, I didn’t get to the scone though. I was too full. There was so much left that between the two towers we probably had almost one tower left. Not because the food was bad just because it was really filling. We were only given exactly 90 minutes. When the time was up we had to leave as they had another booking for the table so were asked to leave. 90 minutes doesn’t seem like long enough for a catch up. One stand out mention, the only cake I managed to eat – I started …

Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill Purvis Street

Sunday night, well evening – I booked for 5pm, we went out to dinner at Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill Purvis Street. We cook a lot of Mexican at home but I’ve found we just weren’t getting the flavour right recently so I started looking at Mexican around us. I think Facebook or Instagram advertised to me, based on my Google search history no doubt, a deal offered by Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill Purvis Street. The deal? They have been open for 21 years and you can order all you can eat for $21. It isn’t a buffet, the items are cooked as you order. I wasn’t exactly sure how it worked but it still seemed all fine to me. Purvis Street is just one block over from us so given it was nice and handy to get too I decided to book. I left it late to get the offer but they were happy to extend the deal for us and while we were in store I heard them explain to someone else they were …

Meat Smith – Delivered

One of the foods I had been craving since the circuit breaker started was a burger from Meat Smith. I decided it was better to eat in so we were waiting until dine in was allowed again. With phase 2 we are allowed to dine in but I skipped the burgers, went for brisket and had it delivered. Lol. So as soon as we could eat in, we decided against it. I don’t know. I just don’t want to be where the people are. Not while there is a few cases in the community and they don’t know where it came from. Look at Melbourne. Just takes one and it can escalate quickly to 100 a day. We are staying home as much as possibly but enjoying knowing we can go out if we want. It is all in the knowing it is possible. I ordered a pack and then added on chips, corn bread and the desserts. I really wasn’t sure how it would travel. The store isn’t close by, though it is Singapore, …

We Bare Bears at Kumoya Singapore

Way back at the start of the year we noticed a statue of the We Bare Bears, at the time I didn’t know what they were. Triston did. On a subsequent walk we stopped for a photo. Once lockdown happened, Starhub gave us more channels with our cable tv. We were now able to watch the Cartoon Network and they were running We Bare Bears a few times a day. While everyone else was binge watching the Tiger King, we were binge watching Ice Bear, Charlie, Chloe, avoiding Grizz and Nom Nom heavy episodes where we could and indifferent on old Pan Pan. We got to see the origin story of their “stack”, I think we had to watch 253 episodes to get to that point. Netflix in Singapore has a few seasons but not all. Then, before the tougher restrictions came in the circuit breaker, we walked past again and I googled. I noticed it was a cafe. The Kumoya cafe. Online it said the cafe was set to change its theme on the …

665°F Andaz Singapore – set lunch

As a reset before our lock in and to celebrate my birthday, early, we had lunch at 665°F at the Singapore Andaz. We went with the well priced set lunch. It came with complimentary bread each, and actually our own butter each. Triston wanted to take the butter because it would be $10’s worth. We did have butter left but nothing to take it home with us so we didn’t get to take it. Sadly. We opted for just the two course set lunch. Starter and main. I had the scallops and Triston has the bone marrow, so I ended up with both. Both were really great. Bone marrow was just a little too strong and buttery/fatty for Triston. We did share. He had one scallop, and probably a third of his bone. The kitchen is open, so you get to watch everyone cook. This was the very last lunch service before the 4-week shut down. We both went for steak as a main. I had the flank, medium with mashed potato and béarnaise sauce. …

Ah Chew Dessert Bugis

For over a year we have seen long lines of an evening and sometimes during the day at the large hole in the wall that is Ah Chew Dessert. It happens to be directly next door to the entrance to our apartment. Given the lines can be over an hour long, on a food street where half the stores are actually dessert stores (most of the rest are hotpot stores of some kind) we decided it must be good if it is worth the wait. You would think if it wasn’t worth it people would go to one of the many alternatives. Generally, they don’t though. This is the kind of thing Triston doesn’t like so we haven’t been. Today, I was super thirsty but also energy-less after a very stressful day/afternoon. I decided that I was going to try it and Triston came along. Now, you may think that I ordered two dishes because I wanted to try it. In fact, Triston ordered two. They were fairly cheap and he wasn’t sure if he …

Astons Bugis Plus

One of the things that showed on my health screen was that I have low red blood cells along with low blood pressure and some kind of mild infection. We don’t really know what to do for the low blood pressure as my sodium levels are at the higher end of fine so I can’t just add a heap of salt to things. Randomly we decided I ought to have some steak and we remembered a place over in Buigs Plus, which is a chain so there are a number of stores around the island. Astons. Under the pressure of ordering before being seated I chose the pork ribs. Who can go past some tasty BBQ pork ribs? Only to be told by Triston upon being seated that a chicken leg/thigh probably has the same amount of iron and I really should have gotten the steak. Oh well, too late now. Triston did get the steak and we shared. Both dishes were pretty tasty and fairly well priced compared to similar sized dishes in Bugis …

Purple sweet potato waffle cone

Soft serve isn’t something that I particularly like but McDonald’s in Singapore has limited-time flavours. I like the Bandung flavour and peach ice tea. Currently, the offering is Purple sweet potato waffle cone. Usually, they don’t come with a waffle cone, just the standard cone. I would generally go for a twice just in case the flavour is too strong, or not nice, at least I can “water it down” with vanilla. Purple sweet potato waffle cone doesn’t come with a twist offering. I have had a couple, they are super tasty. Triston will get himself a treat as well and that means there are not enough hands for the photo of my waffle cone. If you have the chance, grab one. The prices do vary, I think I have seen some stores with the price up around $3.20. Our local store is just $2.00 and this is the 24 hour store just a little further away, also just $2.000.