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Archive for April, 2012

Go Skinny @ Skinny Pizza

Give me a normal pizza, I’ll probably be a sissy and take 3 slices max.

Give me a Skinny Pizza, I’ll ask for a second one!

Still loving how crispy and thin the crust is. Yes, technically it’s biscuit, not the traditional Italian pizza pizza. But who cares?

Wild truffled mushroom ($24++), always an earthy favourite of mine! And discovering how texturally wonderfully macadamia roasted pumpkin ($20++) was that evening earned Skinny Pizza a major plus point.

Half eaten.. Twice the pleasure left : )

I don’t take fried food often but when it comes to the sweet potato nibblets ($7++) here, it’s a completely different ball game!

Skinny Pizza
#03-04, Wheelock Place
6235 7823

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Bonjour!

Heading to Paris tomorrow and taking orders for macarons, chocolates, pastries (basically anything and everything, haha) from pâtisseries like Jacques Genin, Gerard Mulot, La Pâtisserie des RêvesSadaharu Aoki, Pierre Hermé, Ladurée etc etc.

The assorted caramels from Jacques Genin are a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Such an intense taste in a small smooth package! Flavours range from passion fruit mango (my favourite) and vanilla to fresh ginger and nutty pistachio.

Sold by weight, these don’t come cheap, but worth every cent, imo.

And on my last trip, I was insane enough to bring back a couple of vanilla tarts from Pierre Hermé! Thankfully, they travel beautifully : )

Email me (qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com) for enquiries on pricing etc. Macarons’ prices still stand as before.

What’s included: whatever is given upon purchase, i.e. paper bag, original box, catalogue and whatnot.

Date of arrival: 22nd April 2012.

Mode of collection: Mass meetup at central area, venue/time to be confirmed later.

Payment mode: POSB/DBS Internet Banking or ATM Transfer. No interbank transfer.

Deadline: All orders and payments have to be made by 18th April 2012, 9pm.

Send in your order(s) with subject “Paris Orders – Confirmed” to qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com using the format below:

Full Name (real name):
Contact number:
Bank/Acct no:
Item/Quantity:

Terms and conditions (read carefully!)

– Only paid orders will be taken.
– No cancellation of order is allowed once payment is made.
– Full refund will be given if spree is cancelled or I can’t buy the items for whatever reason.
– If GST is incurred, all participants will share the cost.

Lastly, please do not order if you’re uncomfortable with the T&Cs. Thank you!

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Yakitori Enmaru

Yakitori Enmaru specialises in yakitori (duh) but funny thing is we didn’t order a single stick. Food was okie (read: average), in the same league as Sushi Tei though I actually prefer the latter since the menu is more extensive.

Tamagoyaki ($6.80++) is always a must order! Love how thick and juicy it is, yet lacking the fluffiness that makes a tamago crave-worthy.

Fujiyama soba ($15.80++) is the signature here; almost every table has this dish of cha soba piling high on hot lava plate, topped with fatty streaks of pork.

Soboro don ($13.80++), minced chicken on rice. So salty that the friend didn’t finish it~

7 pieces of assorted sushi ($16.80++). Too much rice as filler, no like.

Stick to yakitori and you may get luckier, perhaps?

Yakitori Enmaru
#04-11, ION Orchard
6636 7282

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Le Cuisson

Somewhat like The French Stall but on a much much smaller scale, Le Cuisson brings affortable French cuisine to both heartlanders and shoppers in the busy Bugis area. Occupying a corner stall in the kopitiam behind iluma mall, it’s not difficult to find. The menu has the essential meat, fish and a pasta dish for vegetarians; food was quite tasty, though nothing particularly outstanding. I can’t remember the exact price of each item cuz it’s been awhile since my visit; for 1 starter and 2 mains, the total bill was about $31. Cheap or not, you be the judge : )

Smoked duck salad.

Fish of the day: sea bass with prawns and mash.

Chicken roulade Coq au vin (which looks like duck confit, haha).

Le Cuisson
Blk 269B Queen Street, # 01-236

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Brunch, brunch, brunch.. Oh, how we love brunch these days.

Headed over to Skyve Elementary Bistro for said meal and it didn’t disappoint~ Fresh and tasty food,with very reasonable pricing!

Love the sous vide egg benedict ($12++)! Wobbly soft with liquid golden yolk, served with sourdough bread, grilled portobello mushroom, sweet corn and arugula salad.

Nothing not to like about the potato rosti ($12++) plate with my favourite smoked salmon, tomato and avocado salsa!

Not a pancake girl at all, but the ricotta hot cakes ($12++) warrant a try since it’s one of the signature items here. Won’t say I love it, though the texture is fluffy enough. On a sidenote, the caramelized almond flakes and passion fruit butter are pretty awesome!

Skyve Elementary Bistro and Bar
10 Winstedt Road
6225 6690

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Hello, everyone!

I’ve just came back from London early this morning and will be heading back again the day after tomorrow, yay me.

For those of you who didn’t manage to get the macarons from Pierre Hermé the previous time, fret not cuz I’m doing another spree this time, albeit a very last minute one.

Spring has finally arrived in London and Pierre Hermé has launched a new collection to celebrate the season. A pleasant surprise that was when I went to the boutique a couple of days ago. Bright and cheery, the latest flavours include Mosaic (pistachio, Morello cherries, cinnamon), Eden (peach, saffron, apricot), Métissé (orange, carrot, cinnamon), Menthe Fraîche (fresh mint), Infiniment Vanille (vanilla), Plenitude (chocolate, caramel) etc etc. Plus, for the month of April, as part of the Les Jardins series, there’s a special limited edition flavour called Macaron Jardin Secret, a trio of rose, vanilla and clove. Does that sound intriguing or what?

On a side note, I’m extremely pleased that this batch arrived safely back in Singapore looking perfect and absolutely gorgeous! Happy max~

So if you are keen, drop me an email asap : ) More details below.

P.S. Accepting orders for Ladurée too. Guess what, they’ve just increased their prices across the board after 1st April, boo.

Price:

1. $75 for a box of 12 Pierre Hermé macarons, assorted flavours.

2. $90 for a box of 15 Ladurée macarons, assorted flavours.

3. $40 for a bottle of Christine Ferber jam (confiture) from Pierre Hermé, your choice of flavour.

4. $85 for a box of Pierre Hermé chocolate pralines (approximately 28 pieces), assorted flavours.

What’s included: whatever is given upon purchase, i.e. paper bag, original box, catalogue and whatnot.

Date of arrival: 10th April 2012. I do not wish to further compromise the taste and freshness of the macarons so if you can’t collect them on 10th (or latest 11th), please do not order.

Mode of collection: Mass meetup at central area, venue/time to be confirmed later.

Payment mode: POSB/DBS Internet Banking or ATM Transfer. No interbank transfer.

Deadline: All orders and payments have to be made by 6th April 2012, 9am.

Send in your order(s) with subject “Macarons – Confirmed” to qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com using the format below:

Full Name (real name):
Contact number:
Bank/Acct no:
Item/Quantity (Pierre Hermé and/or Ladurée):

Terms and conditions (read carefully!)

– Only paid orders will be taken.
– No cancellation of order is allowed once payment is made.
– Full refund will be given if spree is cancelled or I can’t buy the items for whatever reason.
– If GST is incurred, all participants will share the cost.
– For enquiries, please email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com

Lastly, please do not join if you’re uncomfortable with the T&Cs. Thank you!

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