Sunday, October 21

Robert Timms


We're nearing the end of our glorious weekend so I shall post our happy meal of the day to remember a weekend well-spent! =) Contrary to what dee/dum thinks, I actually didn't feel that guilty so I guess I have been expecting this short break for some time (:

We ate at Robert Timms today and it was wonderful! We were famished by the time we reached Robert Timms so everything on the menu looked delectable!

I knew that I was going to order a cappuccino ($6.30/ cup) because I wanted to have a bear on my coffee! You know the only thing that I remember of Robert Timms is the HUGE bear that was on my foam the first time I went there for a drink. Imagine the bear above being magnified till it fills 7/8 of the surface area - that's how big my first bear was! Oh well. The attentive waiter figured that I'm a sucker for such stenciled animals so he told us that we could have a lion (see cup on the right). I asked if we could have a zebra instead but he said they don't do zebras.. hmm I shall ask for the range of animals they have the next time I go there. haha!

I had the French Toast with Maple Syrup and Fruits ($11.80) which I totally adored! The toast is really yummy cos they didn't use plain bread; instead, the bread had some grains in it and it gave the toast more texture! I shall attempt to make this at home some time in the near future (:

Dee/dum had the Breakfast Down Under ($15.50), which was filling and yummy! Thankfully the sausage was up to standard and he liked it (: Pardon the blurry shot - he must have been too hungry and wanted to get to his food fast! Heh.

We would definitely go back to Robert Timms again in future! Maybe I'd drop by some day just to try their desserts which look quite substantial and hearty!

Alright have a great week ahead! (:

Sunday, October 14

Pizzeria Mozza


It's marking season and I've been diligently doing my work (hence the lack of posts) but I decided to find some time this morning to blog about Mozza because I've been craving Italian (in particular risotto) food! Having been to Mozza once prior to our recent visit together, I knew that we would be well fed and contented after the meal and after this visit, I can say for sure that this place serves extremely hearty and solid food!

Their iconic envelope (:

Never in my life had I seen a plate of Lardo ($18) - partly because of ignorance, partly because I don't eat it - so this plate of lard was new to me. Frankly I kept thinking that it looked like flat rice rolls (aka chee chong fun) and wanted to eat it (because I love chee chong fun) but apparently it's nothing like that! According to Matty, it 'melts in your mouth' and it tasted 'superb' to him. So I guess it's really worth a try if you are not averse to lard and would like some (exotic) indulgence.

Our other starter was the famous tricolore salad ($18), which was highly recommended by my best friend and we loved it! What I love most about this salad is its refreshing tasting dressing! Matty noted that the salad is very well tossed because all the leaves are covered with some bits of cheese and he thinks that's another reason why this salad packs a punch! Also, the portion is huge so you needn't worry about not having enough veggies for the night. I truly love this dish!

We decided to only get one pizza - the Funghi Piizza ($30) - because past experience tells me that we will struggle to finish more than 1 pizza so we had better not make the fatal mistake of over-ordering to prevent food wastage! Mozza really knows how to make a fine dough base because I would readily rank this pizza base as THE BEST I've ever tasted (though I know that it really is up to one's personal preference what kind of base you like). It's chewy yet not too doughy and it is perfect for the bountiful amount of ingredients sitting on it! The funghi pizza can be a tad too salty for some people but I like it a lot (:

For desserts, we tried the brown butter tart ($17), which was a little dry for my liking but it's light enough for those who don't want/ like heavy desserts.

The other dessert dish we ordered was their famous Budino ($16) (i.e. butterscotch mousse with sea salt caramel and cream) and this left my taste buds singing oooh-la-la! You MUST leave some space in your tummy for this rather small dessert because it made me really happy!

Mozza's a place I would definitely love to return to in the near future! Perhaps I'll bring the limmies there once I'm done with my marking just to celebrate surviving marking season, yet again =) Till then, I'll press on with marking!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 7

Shimbashi Soba


We have been rolling on a streak of luck since this morning and we're extremely thankful for that! (: (: (:

I blame the cold weather as well as our hunger for the lack of photos from today's lunch at the newly renovated Shimbashi Soba (Paragon)! We were REALLY famished so we didn't take photos of our sides (2 pieces of salmon sushi for $4, two cups of chawanmushi that cost $7.80 each) as well as our dessert (green tea icecream with mochi ball, jelly, red bean paste and fruit, $9.80).

We, however, did manage to get two photos of our mains:

Tempura Seiro Soba ($20.80), which tasted authentic and pleased Matty very much! (: Oh I didn't know that the soba sauce could be 'recycled' to make soba tea! Basically you'll retain your soba sauce and the waitress/ waiter will bring this pot of soba water (i.e. water that they boiled the soba in) and you can mix the soba water with your soba sauce to make soba tea. I tried a mouthful and it tasted somewhat like mild miso soup. Not too bad for a cold day but I doubt I'll readily drink it! 

Shokado B ($27.80) which came with a medium bowl of warm soba, some sushi, some sashimi, some tempura and two slices of watermelon! (: I thought this was PERFECT as I could get a taste of all things Japanese in one meal. Love having such wonderful sets (:

We would highly recommend Shimbashi Soba as the to-go-to restaurant for authentic-tasting soba and udon! You wouldn't be disappointed! (:

Have a great week ahead! (:

Wednesday, October 3

Osteria Operetta


I think I've found THE Italian restaurant that serves the nicest tasting complimentary bread - Osteria Operetta! (: This restaurant opened not too long ago and we decided to pop by on Sunday afternoon to try it out since we didn't want to go anywhere too far for our meal!

We were pretty surprised to see that the restaurant was half-filled with the Sunday crowd even though it only opened 30mins before we arrived! I guess it really is quite popular, probably because of the good quality food as well as the cosy, homely interior!

We were served with this generous bread basket which not only had warm mini-bread buns (the focaccia was fantastic!), it also had those pita-like bread and magic-wand sticks! =D Totally delicious!

We ordered this large bottle of S.Pellegrino because I felt that I needed something fizzy that day and I didn't want to order expensive Sprite. But of course Matty reminded me that this isn't any cheaper but I argued that at least it had more volume! haha Fine next time I shall just stick to Sprite and normal tap water (:

The comforting bowl of mushroom soup with truffle and olive oil ($8)! It tasted very homemade and it had quite a bit of texture. Good alternative if you do not wish to have salad.

This dish is called "Diavola" ($25) and it basically is pasta with a very heavy seafood-tasting-and-smelling sauce because it has sea urchin and oysters mixed into it! The first bite was a shock to my senses but I guess it was okay after a while. I am glad we decided to be brave and order this very exotic sounding dish, definitely a dish I'll remember (:

A relatively more normal dish - the chitarra pizza ($28), which actually is salami slices and cheese pizza (: I love the slightly doughy pizza base and the bountiful amounts of tomato sauce and cheese! Yumyum (:

Alright that's enough of a break! Shall go back to doing work now. Have a great rest of the week! (:

Monday, October 1



The weekend that went by was simply glorious - I wouldn't mind having more of those! I think we may have overdid it on the good food but I guess we have our own ways of coping with the demands of life and mine is definitely through eating good food!

Shall not blog much because I've other things beckoning so here are some pics that we took of what we had at Carousel, an immensely popular restaurant to go to for lunch (base on what we've observed from our trips there thus far):

Double or nothing shot of our very pricey cappuccino ($9/ cup)! It was pretty average.

I must say that the range and quality of food have improved quite remarkably since the last time we went there at the earlier part of the year (: The freshness, the flavour and the abundant mix of all things good really made our Saturday (:

We will be back! (:

Have a great week ahead!

P.S. Saturday lunch buffet costs about $50++/ pax.