Friday, June 24, 2011

Eat Drink Bento

Wow, I'm actually glad I gave it another go. The first time I went to Eat Drink Bento, I thought it was overhyped. I didn't really enjoy my bento box dinner, and I thought it was ma ma teh. I definitely had better Japanese food elsewhere easily.

Yesterday, we took up an offer which was irresistibly hard to reject. For $19.50 each, you get a complimentary drink, a bowl of rice or miso soup, a bowl of edamame to chew. And between 2 people, you can choose 6 dishes of your choice to share. I got a genmaicha (and they kept refilling it, woo hoo!), and a bowl of rice. Anne and I then proceeded to choose the following 6 dishes.

1. Wagyu beef
2. Soft-shelled crab
3. Seafood and veggie tempura
4. Agedashi tofu
5. Sashimi
6. Gyoza

Cheap as chips! And everything was amazingly generous in portion and delicious. I enjoyed all the selection, especially the soft-shelled crab which was packed with meat, not overly fried, and juicy. It even had some roe in it. Oh wow. All 4 of us were full of praises for our meals, and we didn't have to pay the moon for it!

You can see my towering soft-shelled crabs on my plate and on the serving plate. Both were mine, because Anne already wolfed down the other 2, haha.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Goodbye, Borders

I strolled into Borders at Knox SC which was having a 30% sale storewide before they completely close down all branches in Australia. It was pretty sad to see its shelves slightly empty, and people picking up things to buy as though they were scavengers. So, since I wanted to kill time whilst waiting for a friend, I started to browse around. Pretty disorientating. There were books laid everywhere carelessly so the categories were useless, and I had to make a quick sweep as my friend texted me to say she was fast approaching.

Yes, I couldn't resist. I mean, I took ONE look at it and I was sold, baby. Had to pick it up and bring it to the counter. Oh, along with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide on Japan. Might as well, since they were all discounted!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ahoy there, Mr McAvoy

Becoming Jane

The Chronicles of Narnia


X-Men: First Class

Conclusion? It's really difficult to pin him down in one image / look. His Scottish accent is really aaahhh ♥.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Domestic (un)Goddess

As I need to jot down every single thing I'm eating and drinking for the next 2 weeks, I have decided to roll up my sleeves and try cooking a few times over this period. I had the luxury of eating this beautiful salad served up by Tripod Farmers at the Good Food & Wine Show on Friday, and I committed all the ingredients to heart as I scoffed the whole thing down at its stand. The only thing missing? The recipe for the dressing, and they lied to me because I can't find the recipe on their website as they claimed! Gosh, I was devastated. There I was, thinking I found my one salvation to eating salads happily, but it was dashed. Ah well.

Breakfast : Carman's original fruit-free muesli with Bonsoy's soy milk.

Lunch : Baby spinach, rockets, ham, greek feta cubes, parmesan, and cherry tomatoes.

2 dressings were used for the salad.
Talinga Grove's Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Garlic Infused) is a beautiful oil used for dipping bread, and went very well with the salad. I also added Kewpie's Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing, which smells and tastes absolutely wonderful. It totally allows me to eat the rawest veggies quite tolerably.

Dinner : Low GI rice with ume toppings, fried egg (yum!) and pan-fried salmon pieces. Kikkoman soy sauce to complete the egg experience.

And that's all for today, from yours truly who has probably cooked no more than 10 times in her life. Now let me go wash the obscene tons of plates/pans which are totally not worth the time since I finished eating in... 2 secs. Cooking for one person is so not worth the time and effort really, sigh. Well, at least I'll be having salmon and rice again for lunch tomorrow.