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Valentine's day lunch Sydney

So this Valentines’s day we were going to be apart but then Triston booked his flight to help me organise stuff in Sydney. Before he arrived but after he booked his ticket we found out a lot of the things I needed help with no longer needed to be done. Handy and not. We had the Park Hyatt Sydney booked for Thursday and Friday nights but the annoying task of selling all the random stuff in our apartment was far too time-consuming for us to be able to proceed. Sadly we cancelled. Although we probably shouldn’t have because we pissed the time away and didn’t achieve a whole lot. I have a whinge about that on my gumtree selling post. Anyhoo, because we were home and not somewhere fancy and refreshing we didn’t really celebrate. Nice to be together, that is for sure. Instead of glamour and luxury, we had lunch at Jumbo Thai in Pyrmont. It was an old favourite. It costs quite a bit more than we pay in Singapore but it is …

Miam Miam Bugis Junction

Miam Miam is on level 2 of Bugis Junction, on the BHG side, not the foodcourt side. Occasionally we will walk past. They have big soufflé pancakes advertised which look amazing. Traditional soufflés are on the menu too as well as french toast. So, for whatever reason, we decided to go for dinner and have pasta because if you see a pancake you like, why not have pasta? Triston went with the Modern Yaki, and he thought the name was fitting. He thought it was yucky. That is a shame. I had the Carbonara. It was decent. Maybe too traditional for me. A little too salty. I think that makes it a good one, the properly made ones do tend to be salty. Too salty for me. The meals were decently large which meant we had no room for the pancakes. We sat for a while to try and wait for hunger to return but we were just too full. We still haven’t had a sweet at Miam and I reckon they would be tasty. …

Monster curry – Suntec

Monster curry is a large chain. You may have heard of it. Before arriving in Singapore we hadn’t. We have dined at both the Bugis and Suntec Monster Curry outlets. Generally, we will go on a week day lunch to take advantage of their lunch special. You basically pay standard price for the curry but you get a soup, drink and ice cream for free. It is actually a really large meal and one is probably enough between two, yet, we get one each. We have had Monster Curry for dinner and just shared one dish with extra rice. Yet, at lunch time we go with one each and all the extras. Weird. I guess that is marketing for you. You get to choose hot spicy you want the curry. Triston will go for none or 1 and I usually go with a 3. Every time, they give mine to Triston. I guess it is just assumed the male can handle heat better. Not sure why that is the assumption, it is nice and emasculating …

Sofra – Shaw Tower, Beach Road

Tombik is a dish I hadn’t heard of before Singapore. In fact we were living there over a year before I even heard of it there. It is like a kebab but instead of on a flat bead is it on a nice Turkish bread roll. Triston had one with a work college at a different store and then took me a few weeks later. On my way to have lunch with him one time I saw it on the Menu at Sofra and it was actually listed as cheaper. The amazing thing is their listed price includes the tax. That is almost unheard of in Singapore. They also have a lunch set special which comes with a drink. $8.90 including tax and a drink. I can eat cheaper in Singapore but I can’t really eat Turkish food cheaper in Singapore so it is amazing value. Plus it is a sit in restaurant, quite a large one at that. In Shaw Tower on Beach Road is happens to be half way between our apartment and …

Shake Shack Jewel Changi

My flight to Australia is fast approaching. I will be super busy when I arrive. We weren’t sure how early I should leave for the airport and after I checked in a delay was posted for the flight. Later, the answer was we should have left later than we did. With time to fill but not wanting to sit alone in the airport, albeit in the Qantas lounge, we had dinner. My choice, Shake Shack. I had the smoke shack and Triston had the standard shack. We both had a vanilla milk shake but I added malt onto mine. As far as burgers go, they delivered everything you expect from shake shack (or Betty’s Burgers if you have not had shake shack before but happen to live near Betty’s like we used to in Darling Harbour). The burgers were fine. I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat them. The milkshakes were great. My shake was better than the burger, I thought. My shake was super thick and very malty. Triston’s plain vanilla was …

cowcow cheese ice cream singapore

Cheese ice cream

Today, today was the day we tried Tokyo milk cheese ice cream. At first, I thought it was so going to be weird. And gross. And yuck and it was so silly buuuut. Then today while we were walking through the malls I decided I would try it. It was really tasty. Super tasty. TW found it buttery or that it kind of tasted like cheese. Funny that. We went for the twist. It is really good. The milk part was nice and smooth and creamy and not super sweet and the cheese was somehow creamier. I felt it was missing the tang of a frozen yoghurt but it wasn’t frozen yoghurt it was cheese ice cream so maybe that’s why it works so well.

NYC ruben

Triston finally got to eat a fair dinkum New York City Ruben. It has been on his list of things to do for quite a while. I got mixed, he had traditional. We walked down to Time Square and ate at Juniors.  Triston said the ones I make for him are better. These were still good but now we know he really enjoys mine. There was a huge line for Juniors but the wait wasn’t long. Possibly because we were two people. Probably because tables were turning over quickly. The meat was juicy, sauerkraut tangy, bread well toasted. I found the sauces quite mild but the cheese was perfect. That is the one thing about making these at home, you get to add as much or little of each ingredient as suits you. Poor Triston, we ordered too much and he was packing up the left overs to take home. I don’t know exactly what happened but the server was there, Triston was doing something and the next thing I know a Ruben was all …