Since I started trying to exercise
1) Gain weight so I can fit into my clothes again
2) Alter my entire wardrobe to a smaller size
Talk about being between a rock and a hard place! 🙁 I haven’t made up my mind yet, but in the interim I’m going to start whacking a bunch of the definitely-too-big clothes on eBay. I also brought some skirts back to Singapore to get altered (as it’s cheaper here). Also considering writing in to Alannah Hill and begging them to bring out a smaller size for their bottoms 😛
Coronation Plaza, 587 Bukit Timah Rd
Anyway, we went to Coronation Plaza again since I was getting my skirts altered there. And, of course, ate at Golden Rooster again.. since it’s the best 😛 I opted for their Daily Special, Ipoh Hor Fun. At first, I was a bit weirded out as the gravy was really thick and starchy.. but once I mixed it up with the noodles it was fine. The hor fun noodles were silky smooth and served with a generous portion of sliced shitake mushrooms, which gave the noodles a kick of flavour. The thinly shredded deep-fried chicken was the perfect accompaniment!
Mum opted for the Curry Chicken, Tofu and Veg with Rice.. which I didn’t try, but must’ve been nice as she bought another 2 portions for the maids for their lunch. It looked yum, anyway 🙂 Dad got the Chicken Chop with Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fries and Deep-fried Bun. He basically inhaled the whole plate before I even got a chance to try it, but I did sneak a few fries off his plate 😛
Golden Rooster @ Coronation Plaza
Ipoh Hor Fun (SG$2.50)
Curry Chicken, Tofu and Veg with Rice (SG$3.00)
Chicken Chop with Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fries and Deep-fried Bun (SG$4.50)
Spent the rest of the afternoon with mum shopping around Takashimaya and Wisma Atria. Didn’t buy anything though *proud*. That’s probably because we were more interested in eating than shopping – hee! Had our tea-time at the foodcourt, which consisted of various goodies:
‘Clods’ – I believe these are Canadian. LOVE THESE!!
Singaporean iced coffee (nb: completely different
from the regular Western-style ice coffee)
Crystal Jade mushroom & chicken puffs, sitting pretty
Crystal Jade mushroom & chicken puff.. mmm…
Crystal Jade bun with red bean filling and cheese topping
Crystal Jade chicken pie – so wee and cute!
Had Gelare @ Plaza Singapura waffles and ice cream.. mmm…
Lotus Thai Restaurant
16 Murray Terrace
7 of us got together for dinner tonight at Lotus Thai, recommended by
I’m usually pretty boring when it comes to Thai food – I either have Pad Thai or Green Curry.. I’m not very adventurous. So pretty much every dish that appeared at our table was totally new and foreign to mee – very exciting 😀 The service was really attentive and friendly, which is always appreciated! Overall, the food was really good – but I’d personally only have it once every few months. I found the food super flavourful and spicy and deep-fried, so it’s enough to tide me over a few months before I start craving it again. Reasonably priced though, it worked out to about $20pp and we were really stuffed afterwards!
Lotus Thai Restaurant
Prawn crackers with spicy dipping sauce
Lemongrass salad with prawns
Squid fried with garlic
Seafood tom yum soup
Deep-fried egg omelette
Kang Kong veggies in sambal
Seafood otak in coconut
Chicken deep-fried in pandan leaves
Steamed Groupa fish with lemon & lime spicy sauce
Tapioca dessert with coconut milk
‘Red Rubies’ – water chestnut bits in a squishy tapioca coating,
served with coconut milk.
I was asked to take the last photo with my Jade & gold bracelet, which Mum gave to me yesterday 😀 😀 😀 The reason was “Jade and Rubies”.. haha!! It’s actually a family heirloom (the jade bracelet, that is.. not the Red Rubies dessert). Or rather, it WILL be one 😛 My grandmother gave it to my mum.. who gave it to me.. and I’ll give it to my daughter eventually. It’s really delicate and, unbelievably, fits my wrist without having to be altered! I really love it. And it goes with the Jade leaf-shaped necklace that I was also given. It was actually given to me by my grandmother when I was born.. but I didn’t know about it ’till yesterday. Jade is just so lovely! 🙂 Am obessed with it now.
Anyway, we took a wander around after dinner and found ourselves poking our noses into Scarlet Hotel which is this sexy boutique-y type hotel.. all dark and moody inside and very hoity toity. So what did we do? We didn’t go in for some dessert.. or even for a drink.. instead, we went to use their bathrooms! Haha! They were really love though, and it took us a few secs to figure out the taps 😉
Interesting taps at the Scarlet Hotel