April 3rd, 2011


Imperial Treasure

The other day, I ate at Imperial Treasure (one of my favorite dim sum places) and discovered two items that I have never had before! Yes. Never. I don't know why but omg I can't believe what I have been missing out on!

The baked char siew bun has to be the best char siew bun ever. Succulent flavorful (sinful) chunks of meat inside a glazed baked bun that is so friggin' delicious, I had to make a conscious effort to just stop at one because I know that ain't too good for my arteries. The next item was the custard bun which was beyond description. I have had custard buns before but none came close to the one at Imperial Treasure. Look at that bright yellow eggy mixture that was oozing out of the skin. It was buttery, very eggy, sweet, warm and heavenly.

The next time I visit Imperial Treasure, those two items are going to be the first that I'll order.

Imperial Treasure
75 Airport Boulevard
#01-02 Crowne Plaza Hotel (next to Changi Airport T3)
+(65) 6822 8228

There are outlets at Ion, Ngee Ann City, Great World City and a few more others I believe

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Dynamite oysters

Miz Japanese Restaurant is a few doors away from Pasta Brava (one of my favorite Italian restaurants) and I've always walked past it making a mental note to 'try it out the next time' but never quite got around to doing it. It was in fact, a colleague of mine who had recently moved to a new place around the area that introduced it to us and a bunch of us swung by the other night.

Don't expect any fancy ambience here just decent Japanese food that is priced reasonably. The must-orders are the dynamite oyster and scallops. If you have tried the 'Shiok Maki' at Koh's Sushi at Wisma foodcourt, this is quite similar in taste. I'm not typically a big fan of oysters but I wouldn't mind eating a few portions of this variant. I swear anything with Japanese mayonnaise tastes extra yummy.

We ordered a few more dishes and our mains and frankly, all turned out well. The tofu steak was another winner - love the lightly fried skin that was soaked in a sweet sauce. B.T's beef shabu shabu came in a modest serving size but the broth was light and tasty with tender pieces of beef.

Ramen is offered at Miz but there is only one option - pork ramen so I ordered that and if you like ramen noodles that are the yellow sort, springy and slightly chewy, this one will win you over. I still prefer the Hokkaido white and hard ramen (ones served at Tampopo) or the ones at Miharu but this one is quite nice for a change as well. The pork bone broth is thick, not too salty and decent oomph in flavor. Pork pieces are different from the usual char siew slices and are instead chunks with thick layers of fat. Personally, I prefer the traditional char siew slices. But overall, a good bowl of ramen, loads of noodles and definitely fulfilling.

I'm quite glad we finally checked out Miz and we are quite certain that we will be back.

Miz Japanese Restaurant
7 Craig Road
Singapore 089667
+(65) 6225 5761

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Week in pictures

1) Bunch of flowers on my finger to brighten up my day :)

2) Mr Bean's icy chocolate soy milk after a run is heavenly. I wish I could buy a store!

3) When my close friend told me she was pregnant some time back, I got excited and wanted to get her a gift. Afterall, mommy is often forgotten and everyone buys things for the baby and not her. My trip to the U.S didn't materialize so I couldn't get the intended gift so this was a small substitute from Bangkok. She loves it :)

4) Grocery pick-up. Brown Brother's Rosa. Yummy yum.

5) My man carrying the heavy groceries.

A : Need help?
B.T : Nah. I don't want you to compress your spine and become shorter.
A : -_-

6) I've read that wearing shades protect your eyes from getting wrinkles around your eyes and according to B.T, early onset of cataracts! So, wear your shades!!

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The longest night out

When age catches up, you find yourself wanting to stay at home more and the word 'clubbing' ceases to even exists in my vocabulary. I can't even recall when was the last time I went out to club, if I do go out for drinks, I much rather hang out at a chill-out bar where I can hear myself speak. Call it age but that's what happens when you settle down and look at life differently :P

For the rare occasions that I do go out and stay out till late, is when friends are visiting and are in town or for a hen's party or something. TS was in town briefly and I promised her that I'll hang out and I probably broke my record by staying out till 4am that night! I miss this girl so much. Seeing her a few times a year across the ocean just isn't enough. But you know what, friendship spans across miles, half across the world and I thank my lucky stars for having such a friend in my life. I think that deserves another post by itself so i'll not digress :P

I'm utterly happy that TS' beau and B.T have finally met! We both said that they are so similar in character, they would get along well and we were so excited for them to meet. Haha. Good times. Indeed.

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What's playing

I hope Grey's Anatomy never ends because I love it so much, love the quotes, the life lessons and everything about it. I'm so glad that I convinced him to watch it and great minds think alike because he's been hooked on it ever since :P

The last episode that showed was so sad. I was trying hard not to tear and the music was incredible. It was the first time that they did a musical out of it with the cast singing and damn can most of them sing. Callie and Lexi can really sing! Tried to find a few songs that I really liked but some were not listed. I did find this one though - The Story by Brandi Carlile. Lovely.

The two of us don't watch TV. When I say TV, I'm referring to the local television shows so don't ask us about the local stars etc because we just don't follow the scene. We watch a lot of tv dramas from the States like GA, Heroes, Big Bang Theory and have recently started on Glee.

Now when I first watched Glee, I didn't get it. Sure, I love musicals and the singing was great but I just couldn't relate to it. I kept on watching a few more and then it just clicked. And now, we are hooked.

"My body is like a warm chocolate souffle. If I don't warm up right, it won't rise.


What other tv dramas are you hooked on?

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