Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I'm back after gorging myself on restaurant week - tried 3 restaurant week restaurants (out of which 2 are worth mentioning) and ate out in restaurants x2 more so now I'm broke but my tummy is very happy.

Just a short pictorial post cos I really can't remember how much everything cost (not cheap) but since I've taken the photos I might as well put it up).
Went to Kinki a loooong while back
Century egg and tofu with crabmeat
Sashimi platter - very fresh but very expensive
Tempura soba
Okonomiyaki - I didn't quite like this one cos the base reminded me of pizza-crust but taste wise it's good
Garlic fried rice - my ultimate favourite
Miso cod - not bad but the portion was rather small (seems to be the trend with new restaurants nowadays)
This was my peach drink which was sweet and refreshing but too little alcohol.
The bar on top is really nice and has a view of MBS. The decor reminds me of those dirty old pubs but it's really very nice and clean and breezy.

Kinki Restaurant and Bar
70 Collyer Quay #02-02
Customs House
Singapore 049323
Tel 6533 3471

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Plain vanilla

I never knew this place existed until someone gave my mum a box of these.

Until now, I haven't really been impressed by any commercially baked cupcake and the only one that I ate on a regular basis was marmalade pantry's geisha cupcake which they have discontinued - and the only reason why I liked it was because they used pandan icing and I'm a huge fan of anything with pandan.

The cupcakes are very fresh and come with a generous swirl of icing. The cake base is really good - it is fresh,moist, not overly fluffy but solid enough to hold the icing and to be filling.
My favourite flavour is the strawberry with white chocolate icing -the cupcake has a tiny depression in the middle for a piece of fresh strawberry. I'm not really a chocolate person (save for the chocolate origins cake that I'm craving for) but the chocolate banana and chocolate hazelnut ( with nutella!) are pretty good. The cookies is not bad and have crushed Oreos blended into the icing. Other flavours are red velvet (I found this average) milk chocolate (haven't tried this yet but it's in my fridge) carrot (looks like a carrot cake, have yet to try this too).

I've eaten this at least 4 times in the last week cos its convenient to get to. Im v sure that in the next few weeks to come plain vanillas popularity will explode and pretty soon I will have to queue long long long to get my cupcake fix.

Do note that they dont provide plastic bags but the box is really sturdy. Just makes it a bit troublesome if ur getting more than two boxes...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sushi Tei seasonal tuna special

I was pleasantly surprised to find this steal at sushi tei - it's their seasonal special of sardines (the white stuff) with negi toro (the minced tuna on the left) and Chu toro (mid range fatty tuna) for $14++ if only they did it without the sardines it would be perfect. The sardines are an expensive version of the local market variety small white fish and not very impressive at all. I got the egg and sardines which was really unpalatable and I didnt finish it.

I'm really craving for 2 random foods now. One will be Thai Express prawn toast which is superbly unhealthy deep fried and soaked in oil but it's very savory and nice and crispy. This is totally random cos I've only eaten it once but somehow the thought popped into my head and I can't get rid of the craving. The other is for a slice of Chocolate Origins cake which is the best value for money chocolate cake but no way in a thousand years am I going to trudge across half of Singapore after work to get it. Perhaps on Saturday if I get enough sleep on Friday!
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