Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Dinner on Saturday nite had to be one of my Top 10 most ‘colourful’ and memorable dinners. Hmmm….where should I start?....read bout the opening of Hokkaido Sushi a couple of weeks ago from Imp and then the review from m.
Now I tried to get through to make a reservation at 7pm. Tried calling between 5.30pm and 6pm, kept getting the answering machine. Told myself, never mind, I’ll still go try my luck, if I can’t get a table, I’ll just take the bus or train to Kuriya at Raffles City.
Luck was with me as I got a table! And so begins our little tale of patience and misdirection! Ok, let me start by saying that the food and service were all excellent. The things that went wrong were I guess more logistical stuff. The dropping and breaking plate/bowl (not me!) at the start wasn’t a good sign either.
All right, there were a bunch of technical and logistical problems that nite. To be fair, I don’t think I wanna go into them as I think by the time anyone reads this, those problems would have already been fixed. But it all kinda reminds me of beta testing, you know when a software or game (I’m looking at you Age of Conan!!!) that’s not yet complete, still with some bugs but it’s released to the unsuspecting, paying public and chaos ensures.
But I think I will talk bout what I found funny that nite. The yakitori orders were nixed cos the grill couldn’t fire up or at least that’s what we were told. I thought it was kinda funny when the teppanyaki chef seemed pretty free compared to everyone else. Then when the defunct yakitori orders were redirected to him, he got buuzeeee real fast, together with the yaki chef who came out to help him. Well, I had 2 whole hours while waiting for my food to keep myself amused.
After the first hour, it became a game of mystery food roulette for me. ‘Which one of my orders will they cancel next?’ ‘What will they substitute for it?’ ‘What mystery food will they now serve me?’
I was also suddenly reminded of the Titanic. Maiden voyage and I bet at some point during the journey the kitchen was in chaos too. Hey, like I said, I had to keep myself entertained and I don’t have my DS or PSP with me.
I took some pix but I don’t think I wanna post them. Maybe the next time when I’m there again…
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The Chai Tea tastes almost exactly like the one I had at Coffee Bean a couple of years ago. Dunno if they still have it on their menu. Very very flavorful, nice and spicy if you like it that way.
Hmmmm….. the fabled Chicken Salt…..only A$1.90….why can’t you find it here? Is it banned here cos it’s like some super sinful salt that’s really bad for your health or something?
I was told that you can find the Latte Tim Tams at our local Candy Empire, very reasonably priced too. Trust me, everyone who had one loved it. My friend's colleagues even offered to buy some off him. This here’s my last unopened pack.
Ahhh…licorice… had my first taste many years ago and found that it to sometimes have quite an ‘interesting’ effect on me, we are keeping this post PG-rated now. So when I saw someone decided to cover it in chocolate, hey, it’s like pure freakin’ genius man!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Oh yah, my regular caffeine intake was taken care of with my orders of Flat Whites wherever I could find them.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Guitar Fairy?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
LAN gamers in action. Team Fortress I believe.
The role-playing arena. That's about as close as we wanna get. Heh.
Some kinda seminar I guess. "So do we all know the difference between a blue box and a green box?"
Yes, it's a guy in robes playing a giant Jugga game.
So Apollo and Baltar from the new Battlestar Galactica TV series were supposed to turn up as the event's main celebrity guests (really!) but they couldn't cos of their filming schedule, so instead we got ... who? ...