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Yoghurt and yoga

I love frozen yoghurt like Yami Yoghurt or Red Mango and those off the supermarket shelves as well. Meiji yoghurt is one of my favorite. It has generous chunks inside - strawberries, aloe Vera etc and it tastes so good. I've tried other brands but still return to this. I think everything from Meiji just tastes good!

I've been going for yoga once a week - not as much as I'd like to but it's tough to rush down on weekdays when my office is near the damn airport.

Sunday's hot vinyasa was so good. My limbs were like jello after the one hour sesh and I knew the aches would creep in by next morning.

My arms are aching, abs are tight and sore but it's the good type of aching feeling that I miss when I was training for marathons :p

I think I'll give myself a break from running today. I'm trying to run 3-4 times a week (currently it's twice on average) and figure a way to get back into Insanity too!

Not feeling spectacular about Monday but it's FOUR more days to the weekend so BRING IT ON!

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Miz


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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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)
Singapore
+(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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At spizza

The perfect cheese platter


Photo taken from 'Cup of Jo' website


Joanna Goddard's blogsite 'A Cup of Jo' is one of my favorite lifestyle blogs which I have been following for awhile. I love her hairstyling tips, stories of her new baby, fashion and general random stuff. Her recent entry on 'A handy guide to creating the perfect cheese platter was delightful!

I never quite put much thought whenever I served one but this guide makes a lot of sense and I will be trying to follow it in future! Oh golly! I'm craving for a good platter right now. Now. Now. Now.

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Healthy chomps at The Met


Appetizers. The avocado dip was fab


Flaxseed crackers


Glow caesar consisting of romaine leaves, avocado, sweet corn, creamy cashew nut and avocado dressing


tuna salad that my colleague had


Fruits for breakfast


More mangoes and goodies


Finale of my brecckie - ricotta pancakes. Heavenly.


My travels to Bangkok somehow wouldn't seem complete without my standard breakfast affair at Glow @ The Metropolitan which I've written about previously here.

Though it's extremely healthy, organic food, it's really good and it makes me feel happy and somewhat 'cleansed'.

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Ban Khun Mae




Bangkok is a place that I can re-visit over and over again. I am usually happy whenever I get a chance to travel to Bangkok for work. The scrumptious food, hospitality of the people, Thai massage and cheap shopping are the attractions for me.

The short 2 days trip to Bangkok though hectic was fulfilling. We managed to take our guests to eat the sticky rice mango that they were craving for and I can't believe that I've never eaten here before so I am very excited to share this great place here.

Ban Khun Mae is an authentic Thai restaurant that is rated highly on Travel Advisor and Lonely Planet and it's not difficult to understand why. Food is affordable and the menu offers a wide selection of authentic local Thai cuisine. We ordered a variety from pineapple rice to phad thai to phad siew yee to curry, sticky rice and mango, rice crackers etc etc. It was delightful and one of my best meals for the week!

Another great thing about Ban Khun Mae is that it is located right in the heart of Siam Square which is where I love to shop around and quite easy to find so on my next personal trip back to Bangkok, I am taking B.T there. Enough said about the place, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. :)

Ban Khun Mae Restaurant
458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8
Rama 1 Road
Patumwan District
Bangkok 10330
+ (662) 250 1952 3


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Breakfast on travels




It's easy to go overboard with food when traveling and I usually land up eating more for breakfast than normal. A typical breakfast for me here is a bowl of Nestum or rolled oats with a spoonful of Horlicks and/or Milo. I do indulge a little whenever I travel though I try to keep it healthy to a certain extent.

A bowl of cereals in low-fat yoghurt and soy milk is a standard, some fruits and the treat is pancakes or in the picture above, an almond stick and lemon tea cake.

What do you eat on business travels for breakfast? Do you tend to overeat? I'm curious to know.

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Chateau 1771


Interesting looking dessert


W commented that much as I don't call myself to be a 'food blogger', I do write a lot about food. Lol. True, indeed. The thing is, I always had a weird penchant of taking photos of food. It's so easy to do so. Food just sits on the table prettily waiting for you to take that perfect shot of it. The only pressurizing factor is the hungry people sitting at the table waiting to eat the food. :P

I started taking photos of food, then posting it and I thought, why not share the details of the wonderful that I get to taste so I now share more about the places that I eat at, discover and what I like or dislike about it and wherever possible, the contact details. Yet, I prefer not to call myself a 'food blogger'. I don't write professionally about food (I think W does it really well actually) and as mentioned before, my blog is merely a perspective of life through my eyes and yes, it includes food :P

Work travels are usually hectic. I can't share about what I actually do on work travels so I just write about the fun bits. Eating, some shopping or sight seeing and the rest is all the hard work stuff that people can't see! The last consecutive trips were insane. I took a day off today just to recover from it all. Thank goodness I didn't fall sick though my stomach acted up real bad. It's been acting weird since I ate the coconut ice cream -_- As usual, I have some food travel pictures to share.

First up, Chateau 1771. I mentioned about this place before but didn't have the details. Food here is not bad but service is slow so if you intend to dine here, it should preferably be on a day where you aren't in a rush! It's my second visit here and the service hasn't changed.

The starter - scallops with some breaded butter coating was really tasty and good, tiny but succulent pieces. Though I had 3 consecutive days of home-cooked French onion soup, that didn't stop me from ordering it again here! Perhaps I'm biased, but I thought the one I cooked was better. This one was on the salty side, good but it was slightly overwhelming in taste if that makes any sense?

The Caesar salad (not pictured) was good. It's an easy salad to prepare but too much dressing can ruin it so this one came with just the right amount with pieces of salty cheese and actually, I'm not sure if you can call it a Caesar salad because that was all it had - leaves and cheese but the dressing was definitely a Caesar.

My mains looked really gross being all Emerald looking but it was actually delectable. If you aren't a veggie fan, this might not sit well. It was made with asparagus and broccoli but it wasn't too raw tasting and with the cream and cheese, it was a rather light pasta dish. The cream did cause a bit of a ruckus in my tummy thereafter and I landed up in the hotel room earlier than expected -_-

I didn't order any dessert because I wasn't feeling too good. However, my colleagues did so I stole a mouthful of the interesting looking stacked dessert. I felt it looked better than it tasted. It was a coffee based chocolate dessert. The wafer was crispy and slightly sticky but somehow, the overall tastes didn't compliment each other and I thought it was slightly bland and a mismatch of flavors.

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Chateau 1771
G/F Greenbelt 5
Ayala Center
Makati City
+ (63) 729 9760


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Homecooked soups and more

I think every woman should know how to cook. At least a few good dishes. Your man will appreciate it. Or if your man is the cook, than you're one lucky woman. BUT, still, it's good to know how to whip up at least a few simple good dishes.

As you all know, I've been into cooking soups recently. I've done butternut squash, mushroom, sherried tomato and French onion soup successfully. I'd a few suggestions for asparagus (mmmmm), oxtail stew (done it but serve it as a main not as a soup), and lobster bisque.

We'd French onion soup 3 days in a row but we didn't mind because it was seriously good. That crusty bread soaked in the good soup with melted gruyere and that wonderful burnt taste and smell. Gorgeous.

I have a few more recipes to try dessert wise - pear tart (from E), chocolate tart (from D), Girl Scout thin mints, Earl grey and lemon cupcakes (from J) and latest inspiration - chocolate cake from Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Oh. And if I'm daring enough, those macarons that I've been talking about. It all sounds really yummy, the only issue is that B.T is begging me to slow down on the desserts as it's killing his waistline. Oops.

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