Monday, June 25, 2018

Cavalock and The Little Didi Spotting

Still taking it easy on all things beef so when the Baker-at-Home and I stopped by Kimme for lunch last week, it was all seafood for me. Starting with a pan-seared scallop and century egg which I thought was an ingenious sidekick, and you can't really go wrong with pan-seared scallops. The barramundi wasn't too fishy and came in a delicious broth so definitely enjoyed it. Rounding it all up nicely was my very sweet honey ice-cream although the Baker-at-Home's makgeoli dessert was much better.

Upstairs seating was nice and bright so maybe you won't see any illicit office lunch dates happening here. Come on, like you don't notice them happening all the time! A pretty decent 3-course set lunch menu at $45++. Having had dinner at Meta, I think this is like a slightly more down-to-earth and affordable joint by the same folks behind the Michelin Star restaurant. 

Now this is the kinda things you stumble upon when you live in the ember light district of the island. That's what I call my neighbourhood on account of the numerous KTVs and massage parlours around, we don't have the legal brothels like Geylang so I won't exactly it the red light district.

Anyway you can't be more obvious than this pix. And yah, just upstairs is a whole buncha foreign KTVs and massage parlours. I bet business will be up in no time once they open for business.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cavalock and Wargaming Dessert Weekend

Looking at my recent posts, it would appear that I'm eating waaaay too much beef lately. And that's never good or at least it's what folks are saying these days. So something healthy for a change, and what's more healthier than ice-cream and waffles? Hah!

Last weekend saw me in Tiong Bahru and it's a neighbourhood that I don't normally find myself in. But I think I now have a couple good reasons to drop by more often. For starters, my friend's latest Creamier outlet is there. Yah, I know its been there for a few months but it was just easier to head to the other outlets for me. Nicely hidden in that neighbourhood, bit of a walk from the main road and bus-stop too.

One of the best performers on UK's stock market, Games Workshop has opened their second Warhammer outlet in Tiong Bahru. They are behind the miniature games that I play, like Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. The one where I spend hours and hours painting. I was there for the shop's opening and they had some limited edition stuff for first few customers. Love the special store opening dice! The free pin was for the first 25 in line and I had to queued in the noon sun for like an hour!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cavalock and The Gym Villain Team-Up

After viewing all them mesmerising videos of overflowing ikura and reading the food reviews, we finally hauled ourselves over to Kyuu along Keong Siak Road. There's only the Omakase dinner menu to choose and of cos I had to have a high ball to go with that.

Couple of the highlights from the list of 10 dishes with the almost non-stop avalanche of (extremely) fresh ikura being tops. I'm not a huge fan of lotus root but the lotus root with sweet soy sauce was an unexpected delight. All that sashimi was another favourite that everyone enjoyed.

Then came the penultimate ikura and rice just before dessert. It does live up to the hype if you are anywhere near being an ikura fan. But one of the more memorable things bout that evening was this guy and his social escort/hooker that was seated at the bar right next to us. Quite a spectacle. I can't think of any politically correct way to describe his or her appearance but they certainly enjoyed themselves.

Gotten back to the gym and one thing I like doing there is giving names to the folks working out there. I'm usually there in the off-peak morning so the place is pretty empty. There's the Marvel Comics' Kingpin lookalike, Batroc the Leaper cos he's (I think) French and very fit plus a buncha Putins. Yah, more than one Putin lookalikes here. It's like a crazy super-villain team-up every time I work out. I refuse to know their real names cos that humanises them. Hah!

Me Dad found an eagle's nest at Fort Canning couple weeks back and has been snapping some pix.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Cavalock and The Marbled Meat Madness

First I wanna say 'wakey-wakey' to all the sleeper agents here who are activated for the summit event. You know who you are. Time to finally earn that paycheck! :) Back to food now! It ain't everyday I get to sink my teeth into beefy goodness that's this tender here in Singapore. I have to thank Masa Steakhouse at Robertson Quay for that. Chargrilled wagyu meat from Japan that's quite different from your ang mo steak joints like Wolfgang. The insane marbling is the kinda thing you don't see or savour everyday. Cos of all that delicious fat, this ain't the kinda steak you wanna stuff yourself crazy with. Not cheap either but worth the three-figure price tag.

The crab cakes are great too. Tough call to decide this or the Mezza 9's crab cakes are better. Anyway this is a pretty dark and intimate restaurant, not exactly what I was expecting. But I could certainly find no fault in that. Passed by the place numerous times and I'm glad we finally took the time to have dinner there. And no meaty Japanese meal is complete without a highball.

I'm still somewhat amused by the things I find in our local supermarkets. Spotted these that I believe are new and may be unique to their respective outlets. Asahi Dry Black at Cold Storage and Fairprice. Very, very tempting.

Not your everyday Kit Kat, these from Meidi-Ya are from the U.K., not Asia.  Not bad, according to Baker-at-Home who bought them.

Saving the best for last! Hah! Yes, pig masks or like the real skinned heads of pigs. Taking your Journey to the West cosplay to a whole new level! I know you can get one from your local wet market but this is the first time I'm seeing it in a supermarket, the Thai supermarket at Golden Mile to be exact.