Sunday, March 17, 2013

Random food things Feb-March

How time flies - I've just realized that I haven't blogged for nearly a month! This is just the odds and ends that don't fit anywhere... Will be blogging a bit more soon...

Since I left off before CNY - spent my CNY slacking at home since it's the first time since I've started work that I had the whole CNY off - awesomeness+++
Btw, the Ritz Carlton cornflake and fatt choy cookies were super delicious - I really like good cornflake cookies (don't think that the fatt choy made it any more special, since there's no taste) and I devoured nearly the whole jar by myself over the 4 days of CNY and ate lots of bak kwa - pretty much what I did everyday is summed up in the picture.
I really like the Gryphon tea - and only the pearl of the orient which has jasmine and rose oil - very fragrant and sweet smelling. I've tried the Hanami (not really my cup of tea) and the white ginger lilly (don't like it either).

Dressed the rabbit up in his bumble bee costume when my relatives came over - he was dressed in the same colours as my grandmother that day, and he's grown so only the top button can close ^v^

Muji @ Ion has the nicest furniture - walking in the Ion branch makes me feel like buying everything. The furry rug is very nice! And so are the chairs! There was this very pretty white candle look alike vaporizer but the prices are so ridiculous.
their food looks so good and organized, but I personally think they don't taste great. Got tempted by their nice food displays and bought 3 different teas - none of them can beat the Pokka ooloong tea though...
 Innards from Tiong Baru Bakery's pandan croissant - I still prefer the chocolate one - though I'm trying not to eat too much of it cos I'm saving my LDL quota for other foods.
 Went to eat tako pachi at the Takashimaya foodcourt - it's extremely nostalgic eating it cos I used to eat it nearly every week in secondary school - bacon and cheese only - none of the other flavours are to my liking. The price has steadily increased from $2 to $2.20 and now it's $2.50 omg I sound like an old woman...
 The packaging has stayed the same for >10 years! I still think this is the best tako pachi ever - the rest can't come close (even the super traditional Japanese ones) cos I like this so much.
 My favourite wanton mee in Singapore! Super oily but tastes so good! I can't remember the shop name but it's at the Lavander Food center.
 Still the same noodles, same ultra thin char siew and 3 wantons.
Another comfort food - NYDC's ham and mushroom baked rice. I've found out that most of my contemporaries have the same few dishes that they've been eating at NYDC since secondary school and most of them stick with the same old thing. I don't think I've tried much of the NYDC menu cos I keep eating the same old baked rice!

Btw I read this article recently which said that if you give people less variation to their meal plan ie have a standard menu for the different days of the week, they tend to eat less than if you offer them a changing menu because it's not interesting and people tend to be curious and want to try new things... No wonder why the lunch menu has only 7 dishes (though they did come up with a new leafy vegetable soup recently...)


rubbisheatrubbishgrow said...

you're hilarious! I have always liked reading your entries.

Gryphon's sencha tea (fancy name for green tea) is awesome too!

Anonymous said...

Was just wondering if you have noticed that NYDC has changed their recipe for the ham and mushroom baked rice? It used to be waaaay nice but now the garlic cream sauce just tastes... off. And there are garlic chunks in the sauce... ewww. I love garlic but not in its pure unadulterated form.

- S

m said...

rerg: haven't seen it in the NTUC near my house but I'll keep a lookout!
anon: the last time I ate it it had a pinkish hue - so I think it's different too but it tasted alright to me!

Bern said...

your bunny is the cutest in that bunblebee tee!

oh and the wanton mee's Kok Kee. love the gravy here. loaded with MSG but who cares! :)