Pasta Brava

Pasta Brava
For our birthdays (yeah, we all share the same birthday month in our family so we have this big eat out if the 4 of us are in town), we headed to Pasta Brava at Craigs Road.

Pasta Brava
We had reservations made earlier so we were quickly seated. This place was filled up by 730pm on that Saturday evening.

Pasta Brava
Hmmmmm, feeling hungry already

Pasta Brava
The table was laid with big sheets of white paper and chalks were provided for us to doodle while waiting for everyone or in between food servings.

Pasta Brava
Parma Ham with rock melon, my favorite Italian appetizer :)

Pasta Brava
Scallops sauteed with white wine and bechamel sauce. One of my favorites from tonight’s menu.

Pasta Brava
Grilled egg plant with cheese.

Pasta Brava
Chicken leg with mushrooms and white wine sauce.

Pasta Brava
White sauce pasta is always my favorite (pouting at my expanding waist line)

Pasta Brava
One of their home made pasta with seafood

Pasta Brava
Mushroom risotto.

Pasta Brava
Thumbs up to their creme brulee dessert cos it was so yummy.

Pasta Brava
Tiramisu was a little average in my opinion.

Pasta Brava
Chocolate lava cake is a must order if you are a fan of the cold outside, hot inside dessert. Overall the meal was quite good except the service was little curt in my opinion. Might be due to the crowd that night but it was just my personal opinion.

Address:La Ristrettos Coffee Boutique 11 Craig Road, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089671

La Ristrettos Coffee Boutique

La Ristrettsos
Who would have known that a cafe lies inside the Novena Medial Centre. I wouldn’t know if I wasn’t in the vicinity and did a quick search on google on some food recommendation in Novena area.

La Ristrettsos
A cafe inside the midst of various medical centers, definitely sound intricating.

La Ristrettsos
There is a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, we opt for the outside out their lush green garden with water.

La Ristrettsos
Breakfast set with fresh grape juice.

La Ristrettsos
chicken salad, though the chicken was a little dry….The big breakfast set was yummy though. Quite an interesting place to chill.

Address:La Ristrettos Coffee Boutique 10 Sinaran Drive #08-37 Novena Medical Centre Singapore 307506

The Pelican Seafood Grill & Bar

The Pelican
[Throwback Dec] My friend have this app called The Entertainer where after you purchase the app, you get a lot of 1-1 deals with dining, leisure and wellness. Definitely the app for those who like to eat out pretty often. So we headed down to the Pelician for our Xmas celebration (yeah, now you know how much back log I have) with the intention to use the 1-1 deal.

The Pelican
Nice place to chill out by the bay after work, with their extensive bar.

The Pelican
I always love a loaf of fresh warm bread.

The Pelican
THE PELICAN LOBSTER THERMIDOR which is their oven baked lobster rice (SGD88++)

The Pelican
BIG OL’ BOUILLABAISSE which was a stew of prawn, scallops, mussels, clams and fish (SGD 98++). The meal was pretty worth it considered we have 1-1 so we only paid for the high valued item.

The Pelican
Their lemon meringue is definitely something worthwhile to dig in if you have stomach for some sweets.

Address:The Pelican Seafood Grill & Bar1 Fullerton Road, #01-01, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213

Song Kee Fishball Noodles

Song Kee Fishball Noodle
My friend brought me here quoting this place serves the best fishball noodles in our island. Off we went, waiting in line outside the store at 640pm while waiting for the store to open at 7pm but it didn’t open till 715pm and the line had already snaked by that time. By the time we were done with our dinner at 8pm, the place was packed.

Song Kee Fishball Noodle
If you like a bowl of traditional taste, yup! I love the pork fats mixed in that bowl of oily fishball noodles. As a first timer, I got the bowl of all mixed means you get 2 types of fishball and the fish dumpling with a dou pok

Song Kee Fishball Noodle
The noodles was quite chewy

Song Kee Fishball Noodle
But the fish dumpling was the best, very flavorful and full of meat unlike most versions that has more flour taste than fish meat inside.
I would like to visit this place again only if I get to drive there as I feel it is not very accessible by public transport unless by bus.

Address:Song Kee Fishball Noodles532 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534547

Wang Dae Bak (China Square Central)

I know! I have been procrastinating with writing recently. Eversince we moved back, due to Sushi san’s busy work schedule we found ourselves at home more than we should compared to Tokyo. Firstly, the hot humid weather is not helping and secondly he is so tired from work that the only thing he wants to do is sleep! Hopefully, I would bring myself back to writing soon considering I watch just too much drama online recently that I am really lacking in my Japanese revision. I am trying to go for my N1 one more time this July if not I think I really need to call it quits as I have returned much of my Japanese just as I had left my life in Japan.

Wang Dae Bak
[Super throwback January] Our friends brought us here raving about how great this place is.

Wang Dae Bak
This brought a little smile to me.

Wang Dae Bak
First time seeing that you can fry your egg mixture on the side of the BBQ plate with the oil flowing out from the meats.

Wang Dae Bak
Marbled texture beef! Yum!!!

Wang Dae Bak
Re-looking at these photos made me go hungry again.

Wang Dae Bak
My Korean meal won’t be completed with no chap-chye.

Wang Dae Bak
Seafood pancake, I love the sauce more than the pancake. (Just a personal preference.)

Wang Dae Bak
Our friend was telling us how the rice balls were going to be served to us in heart shaped that we were all hyped up for it but they turned out to be huge balls instead. But nevertheless, these Jumokbap is the BEST! IT was the best tasty rice balls I had ever tried and if I do visit this place again, I would definitely order this again. The salty seaweed with the sesame oil over the rice. Yummy!

Wang Dae Bak
I dunno how the 4 of us managed to eat all these up but we DID!

Address:

Of Japanese Kit Kat and Pocky!

Japanese kit kats comes in all flavors and sometimes the flavors is region affiliated like Wasabi flavor is associated with Shizuoka prefecture, sweet potato flavor is associated with Okinawa. You can check out this link for some of the region limited flavors. Flavored kit kats are so popular in Japan that they have a few pop out stores around Japan that sells out or is thronged with tourists trying to get their hands on some limited flavored.

Here are some of the flavors that I had tried to date

New kit kat flavors from japan

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Strawberry cheese cake and almond jelly flavor. I prefer the almond jelly one though.

Love package from japan: Okinawa and Shikoku omiyages

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Orange lime flavor from Shikoku prefecture.

Niigata limited kit Kat – pear flavored

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Niigata Pear flavor.

Blueberry cheese cake kit kat

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Blueberry cheese cake from Jou Koushinetsu

The new baked kit kat that came out last fall in Japan. Sold in supermarkets.

Pocky comes in all forms too.

Giant rainbow ones

#Pocky day , nov 11, 1111…. Have u eaten ur pocky today?

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Creamy chocolates ones sold during winter.

What is so special about this new pocky from japan?

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Cos they are heart shaped pocky sticks. Thx to sushi for bringing it to me! :)

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Heart shaped ones for Valentines!

Winter edition hello panda, recommended to heat it up before eating

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Here’s the koala snacks that you toast it before you pop it in your mouth, sold during the winters

My love affair with Japanese Potato Chips

Sorting my photos recently and realised that I have a huge stash of different flavored potato chips from Japan. Yeah, I am a super chip love that once for my Japanese poem homework that I wrote a poem about my love for it that had the whole class and teacher amazed and amused. I guess not many people would want to try gyoza flavored chips nor sea urchin chips right?

Jagapokku, awesome chips from Hokkaido

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So everything started from the famous Hokkaido Calbee potato sticks that right now they still have limitations on how many packets you can buy at the Narita/Haneda airport. Right now they limit to maximum 3 boxes per person. I guess no one can resist from these sinful, yummy potato sticks.

出前一丁photo chip

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Then I found myself checking out the racks of convenience stores and supermarkets whenever I visited Sushi san in Japan when I was visiting. Usually, more exotic flavors can be found in the convenience stores due to different tie ups. This one is supposed to taste like the 出前一丁 instant noodles.

Ume (plum) flavor and fish roe with cheese potato #chip from #japan

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Plum and Metaiko (fish roe) flavored chips are so far one of my favorites.

#ippundo noodle snack… Flavored noodles snack

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Ippundo ramen flavor chips

#Okonomiyaki flavor chips

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Okonomiyaki flavor chips

Sea urchin flavor chips…

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Sea urchin flavor chips, not for those who hate fishy smells.

Mushro pasta potato chip #Japan

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Mushroom butter sauce flavor chips

Yuzu pepper potato chips #japan

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Another of my favortites, yuzu pepper hard chips. Usually found in the late summer season. Only for spicy food lovers.

#calbee #kfc limited edition #限定 #potatochip in crispy chicken flavor #snack #japan yummy!

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KFC flavor chips, I really liked them cos it was so hard to find them and tasted pretty close to the chicken.

Strawberry chocolate coated prawn crackers. IF you like something sweet and salty.

Dark chocolate coated prawn crackers.

Japanese lemon flavored chips, smelled really good.

Okinawa lime flavored chips and seaweed wasabi popcorns (yeah, you can have non buttery ones here too!)

Cesar Salad, thai green curry, avocado cheese and cheese filled chips.

Orange soda flavored chips, not for the faint hearted. Only found in Nagano


one of my most exotic chips I ever tasted, gyoza chips. Only found in Tochigi.

So, if you are in Japan. Do head out to the convenience store to check out any exotic flavored chips or any location limited flavors! Have fun!

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