Sunday, 17 June 2012

Saturday lunch out at Hard Rock Cafe

Since I made this very good Japanese friend in Singapore,
I meet up with her almost every weekend. :D
We have so much in common that when we are together, time flies very fast!
We both love shopping at the same shops, watching the same kind of movies, handcrafting, sewing...
and the most importantly,

we love food!!

This saturday, we went to check out Hard Rock Cafe.

My friend had been here before and she liked it a lot so she wanted to take me here.
She told me that this place was a great place to escape from the city crowd and relax!
Indeed, the cafe is very spacious and there were not many people even on the weekend lunch time.
This is awesome because we don't have to rush our lunch.
We can sit back and relax, enjoy the saturday afternoon with some mucic.

We ordered 2 dishes to share. I ordered the above sandwiches. It was yummy!
This food portion reminded me of Melbourne... no, this is even bigger than that...

My friend's favourite.
It was HUGE.

After lunch and doing some shopping in the city, we ended up in Somerset.

We were still full from the huge lunch at Hard Rock Cafe,
but decided to eat something small for dinner.
At food republic upstairs, we both had yong tau foo.

Yong tau foo 3 days in a row!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Tempura soba dinner

Last night's dinner

Pumpkin & Onion Tempura & yama imo soba in hot soup

Tempura recipe is here -> Tempura recipe

Boil some soba, heat up soba soup (you can buy men tsuyu sauce from daiso if you want)
fry some tempura and eat with some shaved radish ontop!

It is also nice to eat with some seaweed and an egg.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

BBQ Pork and Avocado don dinner

Dinner from a night before

BBQ pork and Avocado Don
Corn Milk Soup

Very easy instructions for BBQ pork &Avocado don

serves 1

Ingredients: thinly sliced pork 5-6 slices
thinly sliced onion 1/4
avocado 1/2
sweet mini tomatoes 5-6
Japanese Shio (salt) BBQ sauce (you can get it from daiso)- 3-4 table spoons
Japanese mayonaise- some

Instructions: Stir fry thin sliced pork and onion with Japanese Shio (salt) BBQ Sauce
Place some white rice in a bowl, the stir flied pork&onions and some diced avocado and tomatoes on top!
Eat it with some mayonaise!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

chicken catchatori and corn soup lunch

Today's lunch

Chicken Catchatori recipe is here -> Creamy tomato chicken
In the recipe, I use chicken legs, but I used chicken thigh this time.

 I couldn't decide whether to eat chicken catchatori with rice, pasta or potatoes till the last minute!
So I cooked everything!
I picked potatoes at the end!
Boiled potatoes with mozzarella cheese and herbs.

And corn soup! I put extra milk this time.
So the soup looks whiter than the one in the recipe.
Corn soup recipe is here -> Corn soup

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Last night's dinner with my new Franc Franc bowls

Last night's dinner

Rice mixed with venegar, carrots and fried beancurds cooked in sweet sauce

Ginger pork
Brocolli cooked in butter & Soya sauce

Served in my new favourite bowls from Franc Franc
One is in green, the other one is in blue.

I love them!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Franc Franc in Vivo city, Singapore

Franc Franc  has just opened in Singapore!
The first one was opened in Jurong, and the second one which has just opened, and is supposed to be the world biggest branch, was opened in Vivo city at Harbour front!

When I heard about this opening from my friend who used to work in Franc Franc in Japan,
I knew I had to go! So I went to check it out with my friend over the weekend!

Yes, the shop was huge! This is where Page One used to be...
The shop was spacious, everything looked so stylish, so cute, so nice...
My friend and I had to constantly say "Kawaii! " from the moment when we stepped into the shop and till we came out of the shop. I think when you are overseas, you appreciate Japanese things much more than the time when you are in Japan... I had never bought a thing from Franc Franc when I was in Japan, but I just couldn't help myself here in Singapore.

I wanted everything in the shop, literally everything... but obviously I can't. So  I bought 2 nice bowls and I already used them today for dinner :) I LOVE THEM!

After that we had lunch at Shin Kushiya. I ordered tempura zaru soba.
Tempura was very crispy! Yum!
My friend ordered Ginger chicken don ? or something like that.
Unexpectedly, there was some wasabi inside and it was too spicy that she couldn't eat it :(
I recommend not to order this if you can't take spicy/ wasabi flavour,
Their service and everything else was good :)

We continued shopping in Vivo city and I found Starbucks selling my favourite seasonal drink, strawberry frappechino!!! - I had to buy it.
It goes without saying, it was yum!!

For dinner, we ate Kaisen (seafood soup) ramen at Hokkaido ramen, Aoba.
It was my first time trying Kaisen soup ramen. It was not bad.
But I still prefer shio ramen from Santoka, that is my favourite ramen :)

Great weekend!
Monday- back to work!