Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cavalock and Weekend Food Detours


Strange food thing happened over the weekend. Two places that I had planned to go for lunch on Saturday and Sunday were either closed or gone.

On Saturday, I was at Seah Street and had craving for Soup Restaurant's lettuce-wrapped chicken, reached the place and it was closed for renovation. Ended up at Bugis Swenson's instead. Saw they had almond-covered lamb chops. The last time I had something like that was in Brisbane during last year's Gen Con with the guys. Oh boy, it didn't even come close ... while the macadamia nuts I had in Oz were baked together with the pork, the almonds in this case were just sparingly sprinked over the chops. Just look at the pix!


And on Sunday, was at Suntec and wanted Carl Jr's burger for lunch. Got there and the joint was gone. Replaced by that fakey New York New York deli. Then I saw the popular Astons has an outlet there too. Will be my first time trying it. Had the prime ribeye. Damn, now I know wat the fuss was about. For that price, it's the best value-for-money piece of meat in town. Medium done just right. Good sauce and decent side orders.


Got this at the supermarket at Suntec, was tempted after seeing this. Yes, mine came in a glass jar. :( Question, they are supposed to be much softer than the crunchy green ones, right?

7 comments:

ice said...

Hmm... these are canned in brine so they're softer? The fresh ones from Europe are normally steamed and served with Hollandaise. Most of the canned ones are from China though, do check.

Hey have you been to Magma German Wine Bistro? They're having a cool asparagus menu now & even retailing the fresh spears in their retail shop. Paulaner Brauhaus too. The German places are always have white asparagus promos this season. Check out the websites:

http://www.magmatc.com/
http://www.paulaner.com.sg/htmdocs_2006/latestpromo.htm

Cavalock said...

thanks for the tips. my white asparagus are so small compared to the ones in yr pix!

Girl Japan said...

is that mash in Japan? Oh where?

imp said...

thanks for letting me know Soup Kitchen seah st is closed for now! i had wanted to take guests there. luckily i read this post in time!

Cavalock said...

girl japan: the asparagus? nah, got it here in singapore supermarket. but the country of origin is france.

imp: glad to help! ;)

ice said...

heya, Soup Restaurant at Seah Street is opened again. I saw it today, not sure if it's still under the same management but there're some congratulatory "grand opening" flowers displayed outside.

Cavalock said...

thanks for the update Ice!