With all the uncertainty happening due to Covid-19, Lesley and I decided to go ahead with celebrating her birthday a week before the actual day. I had booked it a week earlier because we had the intention of doing something else on the 29th of March with our close group of friends. Unfortunately, on the … Continue reading Restaurant Ibid, North Canal Road.
I made this a while back, before the coronavirus became a hot topic of nearly every country in the world. What better time to get in the kitchen and cook than now right? I get that it is frustrating staying home most of the time but in Singapore, we're blessed to still be able to … Continue reading Recipe: Cantonese Beef Stew.
24 Feb 2020, Mum turned another year wiser. Months ago, I booked to have her birthday lunch at Summer Pavilion, Ritz-Carlton Millenia since Florian and I had such an enjoyable meal there a couple of years ago for his birthday. It was initially to be a mother-daughter affair, but a celebration isn't a celebration unless … Continue reading Summer Pavilion, Ritz-Carlton Millenia. Revisit.
We celebrated Florian's birthday about a week earlier since he was going to be away on the day itself. Obviously, I know how much of a travesty it is in German custom to celebrate one's birthday before the actual day but we had things on the weekend after. Moreover, I reasoned that being in Singapore, … Continue reading béni, Mandarin Gallery.
First birthday celebration of the year was in January. Our dear Zen turned another year older and so, we decided to make a meal of it. He chose Bar Cicheti, and so, Bar Cicheti it was for dinner. Lighting is dim within the restaurant, so the setting was very intimate. The five of us were … Continue reading Bar Cicheti, Jiak Chuan Road.
So I've been away from my keyboard because 2020 started off a lot more rough than I expected. When things get rough, Nat stays away from writing for some reason. Things are picking up now and you know what they say, when you hit rock bottom, or near it anyway, you can only go up. … Continue reading Thailand: Khao Lak
We're just over a week into 2020. I hope the new year is off to a good start for you. Otherwise, Lunar New Year is just two weeks away!! - A second chance to start everything afresh so keep your chin up! Our last few hours of 2019 were spent around Les's dining table where … Continue reading Plunging into 2020.
07 December 2019 Saturday Day 8: Our last full day in Japan. We made a brief stop at Les Initiés once more, where Florian picked up another Chaussons aux Pommes and a Financier. The financier had beautiful caramel notes from the burnt butter, and its edges had a lovely crust that held a moist, tender … Continue reading Japan: Tsukiji and Harajuku, Tokyo.
2019 has been a helluva journey. We won some, we lost some, but we made it through. Together. With friends and family. Running through 65 photos summing up our year. For once, I cannot wait to bid this year goodbye and for the new year to begin. Or decade as many have been reminding me. … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to 2019.
06 December 2019 Friday Day 7: Just a hop, skip and a jump away from our ryokan, we found this cute bakery, Les Initiés, on our first morning in Tokyo. Florian's eyes lit up at the beautiful crusts on freshly baked breads and the glossy shine on the viennoiserie. He was absolutely spoilt for choice … Continue reading Japan: Ginza and Shinjuku, Tokyo.