Toro Toro

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I had a lovely girls day out with my friend of 20 years standing. We watched wonder woman at the GV cinema and off to lunch at Maguro for a toro cut lunch.

The big bowl of 5 cuts of toro all from different parts of the fish.

After 10 days in Japan, I am still very much into Japanese food. Thank you SC.

MaguroDonya Miuramisakikou Sushi & Dining

#03-314 SUNTEC CITY NORTH WING SUNTEC CITY MALL,
3 TEMASEK BOULEVARD, 038983

Then to Hoshino Coffee for tea time set with souffle. Forget dinner.

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Happy Birthday Gardens by the Bay

Its been 5 years! Can”t believe it.

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Last night’s lightup at Gardens by the Bay!

Visit to the Flower Dome and intermingling with the chickens. Afterall this is the Year of the fire Rooster.

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Minister Lawrence Wong recounting the plans to set up the gardens in 2004.

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Admiring the Blue Beauties at the Flower Dome.

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Italian Country farm.

From 1-30 June, the annual membership fee is halved!

PuBen

璞本(púben) by Jereme Leung

归真反璞 (guī zhēn fǎn pú)
归:return 返回;
真:天然,自然 original natural state;璞:蕴藏有玉的石头 stone jadeite

Next time you are at the South of Bund in Shanghai. Jereme is a talented chef who has lived in Singapore, HK, Indonesia and the last 15 years in China. His culinary skills are authentically Chinese with a modern twist in presentation. He started off as a chef in Cantonese cuisine and immersed himself reinterpreting Shanghai cuisine.

Really miss his Empress Jade at Mt Faber in Singapore.

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Pretty?
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Prawns with pomegranate and pansies

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Rose ice cream

http://www.jeremeleung.com/chinese/JL_proj_puben.html

Staycation – nail spa

Another Staycation. This time I’m getting my nails done at Belle Lady at Orchard Gateway. Perhaps its their way of getting staff trained. Its a reasonable price at Groupon and many other nail spas offer the gelish manicure or pedicure.

Belle Lady is opposite the Library at Orchard. I borrowed a book on productivity to read while doing my nails.

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My own foot bath.

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My nails really take a beating and need some pampering. I will return for a soak off. She asked me to do a $20 add on callus removal. Oh well. Why not.

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Cross over the underpass, pass by Lady M Millecrepe, Tokyu Hands for Japanese shopping experience to Centrepoint for Chicken Up, Korean soya sauce Chicken wings.

And next door to Honolulu Cafe for Hong Kong egg tarts. There’s a 5pm-8pm offer. Buy 2 get 1 free. Snack time. Yumms. I almost forgot I am in Singapore. Taking the bus home.

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Update
After I came home and found out that most bloggers wrote about the Honolulu Egg Tarts ($1.70 each) being sold out by 1pm. It “is probably the flakiest egg tart you will ever come across in Singapore. Made by freezing the dough overnight to fold 192 layers, the egg tart is exceedingly crispy and is pleasing to your taste buds.”

I really liked the tarts. Why was I charged $4.05 for 2 tarts? GST? I didnt like the pastry but the filling was so creamy with a special fragrance. Eaten fresh and warm, its truly the best egg tart in Singapore.

I didnt have to queue at 6pm. Or rather, there was only 1 person ahead of me. I will likely return.

Fresh from oven. These are oven times. Centrepoint is quite empty during weekdays. Although the streets are full of pedestrains. So do enjoy yourself.

Shop decor and gardening

Succulents are the rage in recent years and they are easier to manage than vertical greenery.

In Rotorua, near Te Puia, we came across an exciting Food Streat, in an otherwise unexciting shopping area.

Instead of eating at the Te Puia, we drove 5 mins back to the city centre. Although along the way you can spot a Carl’s Junior burger joint, McDonald’s and some Chinese and sushi restaurants.

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Eat Streat in the City Centre has Italian, Thai, Indian, British pub food which opens till past lunch time. The Italian was closed by 2pm.

Here we are at CBK, which has a grill, surf n turf, including hand scooped ice cream milkshakes.

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But the greenery at Atticus Finch next door caught my eye. Natural and needing little maintenance. You can mix with sedum and even Indian borage.

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Hung below the signage to draw attention.
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Encheaveria need trimming and propagating when they become too straggly.
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