Sushi is my one true love – Bay Sushi

Given that most of the dining restaurants in MBS (Marina Bay Sands Singapore) serve food that are slightly overprice, a bowl of Bak Chor Mee cost $8 at the foodcourt, Bay sushi has easily became my to go place for food if I’m ever at MBS.

Popped by the place for lunch before going for the BMW Show, which was quite disappointing given the lack of hot sexy babes that I was expecting, and once again, the set meals that cost as low as SGD$14.90 makes me satisfied and happy.

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Bay Sushi

#B2-01B, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue

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Whole wheat Peanut Cookies for Dogs!

Baked some treats for the doggie today, and I am really surprised by how much she loves them! She ate 5 already and is still begging me for more!

Recipe:

2.5 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of natural peanut butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons of honey
1 egg

Mix everything together till you achieve a firm mix that looks a little like puke, lol.

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Bake in pre heated oven for about 15 minutes on high heat. Cookies are brownish in color due to the whole wheat hence you can’t really tell if its ready, burns quite easily too! 

Little girl waiting eagerly for her freshly baked treats…

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The cookies don’t spread, so feel free to be creative and create all the special shapes! I used the hello kitty cutter that I got from McDonald’s happy meal quite some time back…

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I really love this set of measuring spoons that was given as a wedding favor. It truly is very meaningful and very practical.

A spoonful of affection, a heap of love.

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Baking in progress!

Tadah! Not included in the picture is the apple shaped treats.

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Little Mini loves!

P.S: These are also suitable for human consumption though I found the taste to be… A little too healthy for my liking.

味香园甜品 – Mei Heong Yuen Dessert (Chinatown)

Anthea and me popped by this place, we walked over from China Square, me in my 3 inch heels mind you, after dinner yesterday at Lobster Platypus Shack (read about it here).

It was still too early to go home, and we were craving for something sweet.

Place was pretty quiet for a Tuesday night, and we ordered the Chendol Shaved Ice to share and some water chestnut thing Anthea wanted. I’ve been craving for Chendol for a long time, and finally I got my fix yesterday! Yay!

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Plus: Gula Melaka was “free flow” because they leave the entire bottle at your table.

Negative: Water chestnut was pretty diluted.

Pictures taken with Oppo Mini N1 under bad lighting conditions.

67 Temple Street

Daily: 10:30 – 21:00

Platypus Lobster Shack

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a long time, especially when the craze for lobster rolls is at an all time high recently. However, the place is not opened on Sundays, and we are usually with friends on Saturdays for dinner.

Finally, I met up with a dear friend for dinner today and we went for dinner at Lobster Platypus.

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I love food places that serve alcohols, and Lobster Platypus Shack serves pretty reasonably priced drinks. My favorite Moscato is $10/glass, and SOL beer at $5. Whoop!

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I was pretty spoilt for choices; I eventually chose The Modern while Anthea had the Spicy Roasted Garlic.

I LOVE THIS! Every mouthful was bursting with flavours, and there was a lot lobster chunks throughout the whole roll, and fresh too!

Prices are at $19.90 for a roll, and $22.90 for a set, which comes with a huge serving of truffle chips (which in my opinion tastes like Calbee Potato Chips). The buns were soft on the inside and well toasted on the outside.

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Definitely will be heading back again!
Advisable to make reservations as the tables were all reserved, but do take note that the place doesnt call back to check if the reservation is confirmed.

Lobster Platypus Shack
#01-31, Nankin Row, 3 Pickering Street
Mon to Thu: 6pm – 10pm
Fri: 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 6.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer

Tokyo Travelogue- Day 1

I love travelling; and I truly love travelling with Kris. Traveling with the person you love really creates the most memorable experiences of discovery and sharing. Discovering new locations, new countries, exploring and getting lost together…. I like that.

I’ve also recently renewed my interest on Nanoblocks, and I’ve told Kris that I want to buy one that symbolizes all the countries we’ve visited. I think year 2014 has been pretty awesome, I’ve traveled a lot, both for work and for holidays, visited a lot of new countries, including Seoul, Tokyo, Kyoto, Ho Chi Ming….

Blessed I am this year, and I can’t wait for another wander lust vacation end of the year.

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll #travel#quotes

We stayed at Pearl Yaseu Hotel Tokyo, and the location was perfect.

It was located right next to Nihombashi Station, and about 5 minutes walk to Tokyo Station.

I didn’t check the direction we should be walking once we exited Tokyo Station, and we spent about 1/2 hour walking about aimlessly with our luggage before we finally found it, not with Kris nagging me about what a poor planner I am. >=(

Address: 103-0028 Tokyo Prefecture, Chuo-ku Yaesu 1-2-6, Japan

Cost: About USD$100/ night. Pretty decent rate for such a convenient and awesome hotel!

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Sushi chef was handsome.

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I really liked my don, consisting of Ebi, Hotate, Salmon, Crab meat and my favorite Uni. This cost us about 3000 Yen. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Some temple near the market. Everywhere in Japan is so pretty…. Its really photo worthy, but it kind of upsetting that Kris takes such bad photos for me…. :*(OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG20141018092704OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After the market… We headed to Tokyo Towers, which Kris didn’t quite like, because he felt that it is too short. Saw a Monkey show and it was so cute! Especially the part where he stripped off his clothes… Heehee. IMG20141018101748Untitled-1 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG20141018113025 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeaded to Zojoji Temple nearby, the first temple we went in Japan out of the countless we headed to… We bought so many amulets!

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Headed to Shibuya thereafter for some shopping. The Shibuya crossing was seriously crazy, we tried to take a #selfie in the middle of the crowd but failed. Tried desperately to look for Hachiko, and ended up feeling quite meh about it because it was donning some really ugly dress cos of the design fashion week happening. Popped into some random ramen place for dinner, and as much as I hate to repeat this, but honestly I think even the most random food of all deserves 3 stars. Of course, we took neoprints too, but it turned out horrible because we didn’t know how to use the machines – everything was in Japanese! Urgh! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG20141018154855 IMG20141018223243

Saturdates.

Ever since we started dating, weekends somehow became our time together, and I enjoy spending the time together. Singapore, however, is a small country, with very little spots that are suitable for dates. So what do we usually do on our date nights? We eat.

And eat.

And eat.

I used to be this stick thin girl before I got together with Kris, and I didn’t had much say on the food to eat then while in past relationships.

And for the past 26 months, all I did was eat and eat, and travelled and eat and travelled. I put on so much weight I can no longer fit into XS, and my body fats is hovering about an unhealthy range of 30.8%, oh god.

Groupon is pretty much a good place for me to get my sources of food to go to, especially when I feel like treating Kris to a meal…

Yesterday’s date included a trip to a doggie cafe for lunch and a sumptuous 9 course japanese for dinner. Yup, you got that right, both places were deals I purchased from Groupon.

Dog Dot Cafe
16 Morse Road No. 227
S099228

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Awesome lighting calls for selfies with the happy doggie. Mini’s dressed in http://www.facebook.com/shopminidoll outfit.
More selfies… My happy pills.

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Kris had the Nasi Lemak and Mushroom soup. Nasi Lemak was pretty tasty, loved the chilli and the chicken wings were pretty swell too! We were pretty amazed by the cute way they arranged the rice actually. Is it a hopping bunny, or a doggie?

It really isn’t even surprising that Kris will order the mushroom soup. Its like his favourite and definite order, just like Coke is my staple at every meal.

There were tons of chopped mushrooms in the soup, it is very flavorful as well, but just somehow lacking a wee bit of something. Maybe the soup was just too… watery?

An unfortunate, or fortunate, incident happened however. Someone’s ball (they were playing fetch with their doggie) landed smack right in the soup, and splashed soup all over my hair, my face and my top, as well as on the owner’s dog… I didn’t know if I should be pissed, but it was just a really hilarious situation. They ended up footing our bill for us without telling us, so I get to keep my $25 worth of groupon vouchers for another time.

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Lasagna, me likey.

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Loads of places for the doggies to roam and play, and Mini met a fellow Jack Russell nameda Jack.

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The owner’s dogs! Rudolf, 2 year old Chihuahua, and Kupi, 9 year old Pomeranian.

I cannot express how cute Kupi is! The little sweetheart of a furball just keeps curling up and letting everyone snuggle her – owner says because she’s too fat and lazy!

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Mini’s bowl of brown rice, lamb and mixed veggies. This is about $7, but we get the option of topping up a dollar to make it a set with milk. Mini doesn’t like drinking milk hence we didn’t get that set, but I thought it was pretty worth.

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The place is pretty new I think, hence it was pretty quiet for a Saturday. Besides Rudolf and Kupi, the residential dogs, there’s only Jack and Mini. Hence the furkids had a lot of places to run away and fight and yelp at each other.

En Grill and Bar
UE Square, River Valley Road
#01-60 S238275

Dinner was another pretty awesome place to dine at. We never knew of this place despite being Japanese food lovers – UE Square is also unbelievably huge with alot of restaurants. The carpark is also hugely complicated, and we spent about 15 minutes after our dinner trying to find the car as we couldn’t walk outside due to the pouring rain.

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Just in case anyone’s wondering, there were 4 of us, hence we have 4 sticks here.

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I didn’t like the white fish.

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Steak was alright, done medium rare the way I like it, but the chicken wasn’t too…. satisfying. The sauce was way too sweet!

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The store was out of stock of chocolate ice cream, the vanilla wasn’t too bad though. Along with the whipped cream and the strawberries.

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Food wasn’t that delectable, nor was it something that would render me going there again, but hey, $68 for this for 2 pax wasn’t too bad.

The night ended with John Wick at Suntec City – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new cinema! I don’t think there’s any other theatres that have such comfy seats! And they sell Churros too, for $11! Obviously I couldn’t take a picture in the cinema since they brought it to me as the show was gonna start. Churros with vanilla ice cream, peaches and berries, and Chocolate dip… Kris never had a thing for such sweet stuffs, so I finished everything. Every damn thing myself. Now we know why I’m putting on so much weight. Urghs.

John Wick is a pretty kick ass show, go catch it! 4 popcorns outta 5! The part on the doggie dying made me teared a little…