Tag Archives: Food

Life in Motion

31 Oct

What I’ve been up to recently..Photobucket

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Found a new hideout for ourselves and the pups!

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Barossa: An Australian-inspired Restaurant

5 Sep

If you’re looking for a laid-back restaurant with good food, Barossa’s one of the places I would suggest. Located at Esplanade Mall, this restaurant is mostly al fresco seating. If you’re lucky enough, you get to enjoy live music from the Esplanade at night. Unfortunately for us, the hard metal/punk rock ( I can’t decide what it is, just extremely loud) music that night killed the mood. Not my kind of music, that’s all.

I’m glad the food somewhat made up for the distress caused by the music, haha. The company made a difference too of course!
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Our starters

Calamaris; Garlic Fries; Prawn Paste Chicken

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The Chilli Crab Pizza was to die for so we ordered two servings!Photobucket

Birthday cake from the lovelies (: Thanks for the celebration!

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Hopefully the next time we’re there, the live music would be much better.

 

Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Jul

I was feeling edgy and stressed a couple of days back, and I just needed to expel some pent up negativity. Since I had the whole night to myself, I thought, why not bake some delish sinful food. I must admit I’m not the best baker around. I usually have hits and misses (more of the latter unfortunately), BUT Rome was not built in a day, isn’t it? I usually console myself with that.

Decided to dig up this fuss-free recipe that I have been eyeing for quite some time at Buns in My Oven. Only 5 ingredients, beat that! Glad to say the cookies turned out fabulousssssss. If not I would have been one pissed off bitch. Anyway, peanut butter and chocolate can never go wrong. I don’t really fancy peanut butter alone but pairing it with chocolate is almost close to heaven.

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Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and line baking tray with cookie sheet.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs and baking soda until light and creamy. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  3. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes for soft and chewy cookies or 12 minutes for crunchy cookies. (Do not panic if they are soft when removed from the oven, let them sit for a couple of minutes to form)
  5. Cool on wire rack and gobble them down.

This recipe yields quite a huge amount of cookies, and so I didn’t finish the batter. I would definitely half them the next time I make it. This recipe is so easy that everyone should try it!

Hosted on the Patio

23 Jun

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We finally made it to Hosted on the Patio, after postponing it for about a month. Am actually glad we managed to try this place cos the ambience was good, the food was good, nothing much to complain about actually. Well, the service was abit slow, but we weren’t really in a rush so it was aight. We realised people who didn’t order the starters/salads got all their mains much faster than us, whereas we  waited for about 20 min for our mains after our salad was served.

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Caesar Salad

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Seafood Crepe – with crabmeat & prawns
The creamy sauce was to die for!

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Egg Salmon
Smoked Salmon atop english muffins with caviar and sour cream
The whole combination was close to perfection

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Wish I had the chance to try all the other breakfast items on the menu. Well, gives me the excuse to visit them again, perhaps for brunch or even dinner, when they have their live band performing.

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Hosted on the Patio
991B Alexandra Road

Tiong Bahru Escapades: Forty Hands, Books Actually & Drips Bakery

19 Jun

Finally found a good time to meet up and do a very late post-birthday celebration for Juan!

Our choice of place was Forty Hands for some late lunch.The place is really quite inconvenient for those not driving and unfamiliar with the Tiong Bahru housing estate. I was pretty much lost trying to find my way there, didn’t help that the weather was crazzzzyyyyy…till my make up was melting.

The place was pretty small and we only managed to find a seat at the ‘backyard’ that could accommodate all 9 of us, so the ambience was not the best.

Menus at the counters:

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My Jamaican Pork Sandwich & Skinny Latte (check out the poison bottle which contained my syrup!)

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Headed to Books Actually which was just opposite the cafe to do some random shopping.

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The vintage section at the back of the shop was where we spent most of our time. Felt like we time-travelled back to the 70s or 80s (:
I must say, the shopkeepers weren’t giving us very friendly looks just cos we were in there for too long.

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It’s been a while since I saw an Ice Cream Van in housing estates!

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So many other eateries to explore in this lane alone.. one of the must do things soon..

Our personal tour around the neighbourhood by Jevon! And I don’t know why everyone was colour coordinated in red & navy that day ‘cept for me pfft

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Our next stop: Drips Bakery!
Good choice for us to just chill and catch up with each other. It wasn’t too crowded so that was great (:

A customer actually brought her parrot out for a ‘stroll’.. you can do that for birds?!? *gasp*

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Juan’s make-do birthday cakes: Cinnamon Pear Tart, Raspberry Crumble and Strawberry Tartlet.

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Two thumbs up for the desserts!

The cafe’s ambience was so great that we spent almost 2 hours hanging out there catching up with one another. We shared our aspirations, the big and the small. From practical dreams of home ownership to fancy desires of owning a parrot. We laughed with each other and at each other. We had fun as usual, and then some. I’m so thankful for this bunch of lovelies..Till the next, you all will be missed !

Ramen Champion @ Changi Airport Terminal 3

28 May

Been having these crazy Japanese Ramen cravings recently. And since it’s been a while since we heard about Ramen Champion and its interesting concept, we headed down to the Changi Airport T3 outlet.Photobucket

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PhotobucketThe 4 Ramen Champions from different parts of Japan:
Gantetsu from Sapporo,
Riki Ramen from Toyko,
Gensuki from Fukuoka, &
Ikkousha from HakataPhotobucketSpicy Ramen from Riki.
We heard that Riki – the Tokyo outlet was the best amongst the others. While it was super tasty, it didn’t really satisfy our craving for spicy food that day. Photobucket

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The portion was super huge! And I barely finished the generous servings of noodles, beansprouts, cabbages.
Partially satisfied my ramen cravings although I would have expected the soup broth to have been tastier ):PhotobucketTime to search for the best ramen out there!

Food for Thought @ 8Q

18 May

Our last minute impromptu late lunch date with Shuyi cos someone was craving for pancakes. And where else better than to head to but Food for Thought!

Its been almost 6 months since we last visited the place. Was definitely craving for ALL their food…

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Full Works (S$18). Makes you more than full.

PhotobucketOur Mixed Berries Pancakes (S$10). Sooo good and drool worthy.

Till I find another pancake as good as this, I think Food for Thought wins it hands down. Plus, its so affordable!

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Pepper Thyme Fries (S$5)

or choose from Rosemary Garlic or Spicy Chilli.

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Old Southern Red Velvet Cake ($6)

The red velvet was really dense, and we couldn’t decide if we loved it or not ): Probably give it a miss the next time we come again.

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The 3 of us were just stuffing our face silly and could barely finish everything. Oh, can’t wait to visit the new outlet at Botanic Gardens as well!