Thursday, September 29, 2011

Teatime Cake @ Bakerzin

Met one ofmy buddies at Jurong Point for tea at Bakerzin. They have weekday tea time specials of $8.90++ for a cake & a drink. Coffee or tea. Any coffee & any tea. They serve TWG teas here. OF COURSE, I went for the vanilla bourbon tea.

This is the Sumatra. It's coffee flavoured. The inside is soft stuff. Don't know what, but it's a layer of white & a layer of brown. YUM-O!

Chocolate Amer. Nice & choclatey. I LIKE!

Both the cakes were oooo good & I wanted to polish off everything as my friend eats like a bird, but I didn't want to spoil my dinner. BAH!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tango's for Dinner

We've been to Tango's before, but we've only really had drinks & eaten the clams or mussels or both. So we decided to have dinner there on some weekday that Jian could get off early-ish from work, which seems to be an extremely rare occasion these few months, which is a cause for celebration, really.

Stuffed or baked mushrooms. I didn't expect them to taste so chinese-style. The stuffing was like fish paste with a generous (perhaps too generous) amount of chinese celery in it. The dipping sauce, according to Jian, seemed japanese inspired.

Spicy meatballs. They were not bad, but not fantastic. I think Jian liked it more than me.

Oxtail stew with fettucine. I thought this was the best dish we had that night. I mean, I am probably biased here, as I love to eat stew, but mind, I can tell the difference between good & bad stew too, alright, the worst being at this pub at Traas street called 'Obama's' or something or the other. Burnt taste all the way. :S Not that this one was any fantastic. I just said I'm biased as I think this is the best of the lot of mediocore tasting food that night. Jian cannot decide if it's the spicy meatballs or the stew.

Anyway, we felt that the food was not fantastic. It was just so-so and not really something to crow about. I guess this place really is mainly a drinking place after all.

OK, I know that Pure Blonde is not exactly a new beer anymore, but it's still one of my favourite beers & I have been depreived of it for too long. Despite Jian always suggesting I try new things, I managed to not be swayed this time round & ordered me my Pure Blonde (happy hour, making it 2 bottles). Haahaa!

It's happy hour until 8pm, so it's 141 for all beers (they do have a decent selection) & a lower price for other drinks. 141 Asahi all night.

Jian had 2 pints of Erdingers & a lime margarita, happy hour pricing, of course.

Our bill was $102.99.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quick Sale Dinner

Do not gasp at the 'use by' dates on the quick sale packaging, compared to the date of this post. We actually had this meal on the same day as the previously posted Aji No Mori meal.

After the heavy Aji No Mori meal, we walked around Holland Village for a bit (mind, there is nothing much to cover there), felt a bit sleepy & decided to buy stuff from Cold Storage & cook a simple dinner afters. That's when we found HOARDS or quick sale items!!! We just can't resist buying quick sale!!

Check it out:

There were other sausages on quick sale, but we've never tried this brand before & it seemed the healthiest one, according to the packaging, anyway.

Upon opening the packaging, we found that the sausages looked like they were really mostly meat with minimal fats. Meat from which part of the cow, I don't want to know.

The fried up sausages! We parboiled the sausages first, of course. The taste was alright. I would buy these again on quick sale. They WERE a tad bit on the tough side, though, but I guess it's to be expected, since they seemed quite lean for sausages.

A chicken pie & a spinach quiche. We saw another chicken pie going for $2.50 or $2.55 & frankly speaking, even though the price difference is negligible, we obviously chose the cheaper one.

Chicken pie was good. I should have savoured it instead of wolfing it down, really.

This quiche had a cinnamon taste to it, which we felt didn't go too well with a savoury quiche. I should have eaten the quiche first & saved the chicken pie for the last.

This parmesan was not from quick sale. In fact, we bought it from Meidi-Ya quite a while ago & only broke it out of the packaging on this quick sale meal day. It was purchased at normal price, but normal price is cheaper than other brands of parmesan cheese. Jian likes it. I grated some into an omelette the other day.

Our fibre intake for the night.

Pesto from Italy that Jian's brother brought back. It costed him 13 euros for the jar. It looks like a 500g jar? Good stuff though.

Pepper dip Jian bought from a fair. It's not very nice on it's own, so the next time we had it, we squeezed some lemon & added some salt in it. Much better that way.

Can't really give a price for this meal, but I guess we can add $5 to $10 to the price of the quick sale items.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Aji No Mori @ Holland Village for a Late Lunch

Jian took leave on 25/08/2011 as we had an important appointment in the morning. He promised me a good lunch & I kind of wanted to eat ramen. So we popped over to Holland Village to see what we could find, ramen or no. We finally decided on Aji No Mori as they had lunch sets, which included some Cha Shu ramen set.

The decor inside is pretty nice. They have the section where people take of their shoes & sit on the walkable platform & stick their legs into the hole under the table. You know what I mean when you see it, really.

Them condiment containers are pretty cute too...

When you ask for green tea, they will tell you they don't serve green tea, but brown tea. It's all good.

UNFORTUNATELY, the Cha Shu ramen set was supposed to come with gyoza, but they RAN OUT & told me they'd substitute it with tori kaarage instead. Not being a fan of fried chicken & a better fan of gyoza, I decided to skip it (ggrr!) & ordered the Salmon Hot Pot set. Er, the waitress told me they were out of salmon head (thank god) & they'd substitute it with normal salmon meat instead. Very good for me.

Close up of the hot pot. Those fat rolls of cabbage have some other greener vege stuffed inside. Soup was slightly bland, but drinkable.

The cheesy scallop starter that came with my set. It tasted kind of fishy, possibly due to the fish roe. I think they used tobiko roe.

The chawanmushi had loads of stuff in it, including a gingko nut. This came with both sets.

Jian's curry rice set. Twas nice. There was also a potato salad that came with both sets. Didn't feel the need to take a picture of mashed up potatoes & bits of cucumber & carrots.

We were both so full up by the end of the meal & bear in mind, we did not even finish our rice! Too bad it was too late & they were closing for lunch, if not, I would have liked to hang around & have a spot of dessert.

I forget how much the bill was, but this meal included 2 happy hour beers. I think a guestimate of the cost this meal would be around $50.