When I told LC the good news that my leave was approved, the first thing that she asked was, what do I want to do in Singapore and my standard answer is anything also can. So, I left it in her good hands to plan the whole trip. Somehow it ended up as non-stop eating from the moment I touched down till the day I left. Hahaha.
Food picture overload. You've been warned.
I took Malindo airlines from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore on Labour Day. There was bad weather in Singapore and my flight was delayed about 20 minutes as the plane circled around Singapore trying to land. With all the accidents happening to planes, I was just glad to reach my destination in one piece.
It was funny how LC couldn't really recognise me as I waved at her after passing customs. Has it been that long? We couldn't stay to catch up that long at the airport as we had to rush to the Japanese buffet booked for 6.30pm at Ikoi Japanese Restaurant.
Ikoi Japanese Restaurant, Hotel Miramar
The place was packed. Luckily LC made a booking earlier or else we wouldn't have the opportunity to dine here. I don't think the hotel guests even have the chance to have their dinner here. Off we go to order.
California and Salmon skin Temaki (handrolls) with a pot of complimentary fish soup. The ingredients were really fresh and tastes delicious.
Itadakimasu! Place was a bit cram but somehow the waiters and waitresses were experts in arranging and clearing out plates.
From ebi tempura, breadcrumb ebi, grilled salmon, chawan mushi, tomato bacon maki, tonkatsu, salmon and tuna sushi, to 2 big plates of sashimi. I really love the sashimi especially the salmon and octopus sashimi. Price for the buffet is just below SGD 50 after including taxes and charges. Highly recommended.
I spend most of the morning hibernating as I didn't have the chance to hibernate properly previously. Poor LC had to go to work while I caught up with my beauty sleep. Hahaha. This is the life, starting my day waking up just in time for lunch.
This day was all about shopping and eating. We made our way to Jurong East Station where there are three malls for us to shop.
Dian Xiao Er, Jurong East
Anyone who walks into this restaurant much try their duck. It was well seasoned with herbs and the sauce was delicious. I could just eat the sauce with rice and be satisfied.
Stir fry mushrooms. Just realised that adding ginger to the mushrooms can make it taste much better. Part of dining out is to learn how to improve my own cooking.
Steamed fish - I really love this dish. The fish meat was not overcooked and there was a dash of Chinese wine with small pieces of pork and bamboo shoot. If only I can replicate this at home.
Guai Ling Gou - bitter herbal jelly eating with honey. Known to be good for the skin.
After refueling, it was time for intensive shopping. I won't disclose how much money was spent during this shopping therapy.
Sailormoon soft toy! I want!
Dinner at Miam Miam
Miam Miam has branches in Gurney Paragon, Penang and One Utama too. I just had to find LC all the way in Singapore to visit this restaurant. Sometimes it's the company.
Miam Miam's chef recommendation. Highly recommended.
Look at the size of the plate! Luckily we ordered to share. Highlight of the place is the desserts. Remember to save some space for that.
Can't wait to dig in
I have never expected french toast to be that good. Best french toast that I have ever tasted. Must order!
Pancake - again, managed to impress me.
Poured the syrup and divided to share.
JEM shopping mall, one of the malls we did our shopping at.
I have a really funny story to tell. It is so funny that I will remember this for life.
Lunch at Peperoni
LC is in love the pizza here. She was telling me that the salmone flavour was the best and she couldn't eat enough of the pizza as it was that good. She confidently ordered the largest size which was 21" and even told me that she's ordered the same size the last time she was here. I actually suspected something was amiss when the waitress moved us to a larger table after we placed that order as she said the small table will not be enough to fit the pizza. Hmmmm
5 ways to eat pizza. I can tell you now that I actually had to use all 5 ways this time.
The culprit! I'll let her enjoy her drink first.
When the pizza arrived, you have no idea how big was the shock and how big my eyes were. It was as big as the small table. No wonder we had to change table. We ordered half Salmone and another half Prosciutto Crudo di Parma (Parma ham with rocket salad).
As you can see, the pizza was that delicious that we managed to finish the whole thing. I was glad that the crust was very crunchy and thin. Or else I would have raised my white flag a long time ago. This story will be passed from one generation to the next. Moral of the story, never let the pizza enthusiast order the largest pizza.
Time for some serious exercise as LC told me she booked a buffet for dinner. I know, we're crazy.
Lots of photo shooting sessions and posing! The photos did come out nicely but you have no idea how physically challenging to get some of the effects. Very good arrangement for us to burn as much calories before dinner.
I totally feel like this after that pizza.
Save me Charlie Chaplin!
Trying Michael's anti-gravity lean but not very successful.
Off to save the world with the penguins
Attacked by zombies
Tadah! Ran away to join the circus
Luckily this boat didn't sink with the weight of two of us.
2 pieces of me
Many many more fun photos
Dedicated to my dentist friends. The traditional way of teeth pulling.
Enjoying the view of the fountain of wealth for almost 2 hours after our workout at Alive Museum. Hopefully I've absorbed enough essence from this fountain to be wealthy.
It was my first time trying so many different types of shell fish. There were spider crab, Atlantic crab, oysters, prawns, lobsters. Ended my meal with macaroon and cheese cake.
That's the end of my trip to Singapore. Thanks LC for entertaining me and leaving unforgettable memories. Now to start my exercise and diet. Note to self - not to check cholesterol levels for at least 6 months.