A hearty conversation, a bar of milk chocolate, a jar of assorted cookies, an adorably decorated room, a good book, a romantic movie, a charming companion, a peaceful solitude, a shopping spree, a warm cozy day...a thousand little moments and things that make up a life.
I like this restaurant, apart from the lack of lighting which made this place a bit dark. The foods were good and the price was decent. It is also located at Clementi which I passed by everyday on my way to and back from work/school.Thai Iced Tea was free of charge if you were a student. I was surprised they didn't ask my friend and me for our student card, though we had it with us.
Fried Thai Rice Noodles ($8.90) was sort of sticky and sweet but good nevertheless. Chicken with Basil ($8.90) was savory and simply tasty.Prices are exclusive of 10% service charge.
Thai Iced Milk Tea ($3.80) and Thai Iced Milk Tea with Black Pearl ($4.20). The black pearl was just a few black-colored jelly.
Thai Shrimp Paste Fried Rice ($9.80)
Nasi Goreng ($10.50), which means fried rice in Indonesian. I supposed this is their Indonesian-style fried rice. It was alright.
Mango Pudding ($4.80). Though it was good, don't order it as it was way overpriced. Its serving size of equivalent of two spoons was ridiculously small for its price.
Prices are exclusive of GST.
Bali Thai @ ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn #B3-24
These macarons ($2 each, from 1 Caramel at Rochester Park) are one of the cases where look deceives. Half of these macarons had the texture like meringue, sugary hard and crispy. Not that I dislike meringue but when I buy macarons, I expect to get macarons, not meringue in the shape of macarons. For happy experience with macarons, I will just stick to Gourmet Carousel. Canele, Hediard, Java Detour are good too.
Gurney Drive or Persiaran Gurney is one of the places (others include Batu Ferringhi, Butterfly Farm, Queensbay Mall, Botanical Gardens) that my cousin always brings me to whenever I visit her in Penang. I like having my dinner there, usually after a tiring shopping at Gurney Plaza which is located quite near. Apart from kuay teow which was my favorite dish, my cousin normally would get pasembur too, to be shared with the whole family. She used to stay at apartment just opposite the shopping mall so when she was busy during daytime I would simply walk to the mall and spend the day away. The restaurant in this post, also named Gurney Drive, is located at Suntec City, here in Singapore.
Iced Yuan Yang ($2.30) and Iced Teh ($1.90)
Cuttlefish Kangkong ($4.90)
Penang Assam Laksa ($5.50), not as sour and more salty than the usual assam laksa I tried in Penang.
Premium Seafood Fried Koay Teow ($9.90) which I think tasted quite alright.
I was thinking of posting some photos of the foods I took in Gurney Drive during my last few visits but surprisingly I wasn't able to find them yet.
Pandan Skin Pure Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk ($9.50) Mini Green Tea Lotus Seed Paste ($2.70)
Mini Banana Skin Pure Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk ($3)
Mini Durian Lotus Seed Paste ($3.20)
And yes, I should slow down my consumption of mooncakes.
Ice Lemon Tea ($2 per glass) Lunch special of Saturday ($14.80), the Portobello burger with side of mushroom soup. I guess the lunch special gets you the drink for free and nothing else. The Works Burger ($17.80) with side of soup. I liked its onion ring and the crispy bacon as well as caramelized onion. I didn't quite like the beef patty as it was quite tough and tendinous at some parts. I ladened my mushroom soup with lots of black pepper Also the lunch special, with side of caesar salad Prices are exclusive of taxes.
The Hand Burger
252 North Bridge Road
Reservation was required so my friend and I were lucky to be able to get our seats, albeit at the bar, in less than 30 minutes. The restaurant was packed with people, happy-looking people. It was not bad to be seated in front of the oven as we could observe the cooks preparing the ordered pizzas. It took about half an hour before ours were served.
Light snacks provided during the waitingMy friend and I were initially wondering if this was edible or mere decoration, but later when a cook adorned a plate with it, we knew it could be eaten. We didn't try any though.
The envelope where you found the knife and fork you would need to savour the pizzas or other meals
The server continually filled our glass with water from this bottle
The pizza, not ours, before being sent to wood-fired oven
The cook was checking the pizzas being baked. There could be about 8 to 10 pizzas in it. There was another oven just besides it, and further away some cooks were preparing the dough. It was always interesting to see the process of preparing a meal.
Margherita with Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Pizza ($24)
Prosciutto di Parma, Rucola, Tomato & Mozzarella Pizza ($29). I didn't like the enourmous rucola topping, it was too bitter.