Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ippudo Singapore

Ippudo, the renowned Japanese ramen noodles chain from Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, has opened its 2nd store outside Japan right here in Singapore (first was New York City). They specialise in Hakata ramen, a thin 'mee kia' type noodles which was cooked with the right springiness! We heard abt the dreadful queue but thkfully we only had to wait 10mins for it. They have 2 signature flavours, the shiromaru (white) and akamaru (red), which is the color of the bowl soup. It was abit pricey but well worth it for such a satisfying meal. The gyozas and pork buns were notable too, despite their tiny portions. Yoshimaru has found its match!

333A Orchard Road
#04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Gave my sis a belated birthday lunch treat at Shiraishi @ Ritz Carlton. The mixed sashimi were very fresh and the bento set came in a Gourd-shaped box which 'transformed' into several smaller dishes... novel and kawaii!

Ootoro sashimi (the highest grade of tuna that melts in the mouth!)

After lunch, we joined our neighbour to help deliver some food items from Boys' Brigade to under-privileged homes. It was tiring lugging all the heavy bags but it was worth it since it was for a good cause. It's sad to see so many old folks living alone in spartan houses.. so we shld never take our comfy life for granted.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

White Bee Hoon

Sev introduced us to this stall opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre that serves 'White Bee Hoon'. Looks are deceiving.. cos this plain looking dish actually tastes yummelicious! One of the best bee hoons l've ever tried...kinda like a delectable hybrid between hokkien mee & hor fun.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Taiwan Trip

Just back from a round island Taiwan trip (28 Nov to 5 Dec 09) and it seems a vacation is even more exhausting than work! Managed to visit many scenic places and try their famous night market snacks like mee suah, fried oysters, pepper buns, chicken cutlet, etc... ate so much l think l easily gained 2kg! haha...

Keelung (Miao Kou Night Market)

Chuifen & Yilan

Hualien (Impressive Taroko Marble Gorge)

Taitung & Kenting

Gaoshiong (Fo Guang Shan & Liu He Night Market)

Nantou & Taichung (Feng Jia Night Market)

Taipei (Simenting - Shilin Market)

Taipei (101)