Good evening folks!
This week's The Sunday Times had been delayed as I've been out of the country for that famed beach rave & turned into a hungover zombie over the weekend.
But yes, I'm back in Malaysia already and my past seven days have been a whirlwind!
The start of my week gave me a very invigorating experience. I'm honoured to be one of the select few to dine with a brand-new concept to hit Malaysia's food & beverage scene.
I was invited to try the 'Dining in the Dark KL' by Werner's on Changkat
Spent some time in Pavilion KL and checked out Burberry's latest Autumn/Winter collection.
Had been eyeing something in particular the moment I spotted it on London Fashion Week.
It's now here in Malaysia! The Burberry Prorsum Alma Gold Fox Clutch!
Had dinner with Konzy, Pam & Rama thereafter at Komugi Cafe in Tokyo Street @ Pavilion KL
I recommend the Pumpkin Soup served in a bread bowl & the baked marble cheesecake!
Indulged in some Jap cuisine at Shogun Japanese Buffet @ 1 Utama for lunch the next day
Made time for my workout routines at the gym.
Don't have time for gym? MAKE BLOODY TIME!
You're running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You throw up. You're delirious.
But you keep running because there's no way you're not crossing the finish line.
It's a misery that non-runners don't understand.
– Martine Corstello
Can't wait for the run at the end of the week!
Had some extra time on my hands and thought I deserve some pampering.
Gave myself a pretty manicure with my new nail lacquer from OPI!
A deep shade of red, aptly named Bastille My Heart.
Oh don't remind me -_-"
Had a good breakfast the very next day…
Honey Oats with Roasted Almonds & a dollop of Peanut Butter!
And off I went to Singapore for an extended weekend of my annual pilgrimage… ZoukOut 2012!
So much to say, show & share the footages in my next blogpost, but first here are two photos that somewhat summarizes both my days at ZoukOut!
ZoukOut 2012 Day 1
ZoukOut 2012 Day 2!
Surprisingly, I was supremely kind to my wallet (and bank account!) this time round!
I used to incur exorbitant expenses each time I'm in Singapore all because of the shopping at twice the amount of money; no thanks to exchange rates!
For this trip, guess how much I spent in Singapore, in total?
Only RM250 for four days! Amazeballs, if I do say so myself
The bulk of my expenses all went to commuting via public transportation and of course, good food.
If it's something I've learnt throughout the years, it's to never to be stingy on food.
Nothing more satisfying than a good meal of something you really enjoy eating!
Here are some of the food I ate whilst in Singapore:
Teppanyaki Chicken McGrill from McDonalds!
Before you snort at my eating McD of all things in another country, it's because we don't have that in Malaysia!
Neither do we have pork bacon in our McBreakfasts, for obvious reasons.
Ergo, I literally PIGGED OUT when I dined in Singapore!
The next meal I had was:
The popular Bak Chor Mee (Minced Pork Noodles with Pork Balls) from Bedok 85!
Fried Oysters with Eggs | A combo of both Black and White Carrot Cakes! (aka turnip cakes)
I was quite exasperated that night. Hear me out?
The stall owner refused to speak in English with me when I placed my order in English.
I tried communicating with her in English; only to be responded in Mandarin, again & again.
Fine. Assuming she couldn't speak a word of English, I mustered all the little Mandarin I knew and spoke to her quite terribly, after much struggle.
The next thing I know, when my Caucasian boyfriend placed his order with her, she smugly spoke in (simple yet fluent!) English to him.
Got trolled. JESUS CHRIST, WOMAN! You made me go through all that hassle for nothing LOL!
The next day, my lovely host & buddy June took us out to Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar @ Clarke Quay
As if the waterfront view isn't fabulous enough, here are some photos of our scrumptious feast!
I had some personal favorites!
Allow me to list my recommendations
Among those which topped my list were: Bacon-wrapped Prawns with Tomato Salsa, Grilled Squid with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Leg of Lamb Stew with Courgettes & Aubergines, Beef Tenderloin Cubes sauteed with Olive Oil & Garlic and finally, the Pan-fried Cod with Poached Onion
I had my first Vegan Burger at ZoukOut 2012 from Vegan Burg.
The patties were made of soy with plum sauce. Tasted rather odd and bland to me
Perhaps I just wasn't used to it. After all, it is a far cry from the usual meat & cheeseburgers!
Sorry environmentalists, looks like I'll always love my meat
The next night, we had Vietnamese baguettes from Bag★ette : The Viet Inspired Deli at Vivo City.
Chicken for me, and pork for him.
The baked cheesecake that came with the set was very light, smooth and soft to the touch.
The type that melts in your mouth! Would someone deliver it all the way to Malaysia?
Apart from my extreme dosage of bottles and bottles of Meiji low-fat milk…
…which I never fail to pick up whenever there was a 7-11 in my immediate vicinity, I had my favorite Weissbrau mango beer with some friends, at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant @ Raffles City.
The final day in Singapore saw us having a goodbye lunch with June dearest
I had Claypot Glass Noodles with Soft Shell Crab in Thai Express @ Vivo City
Well recommended! I loved this to bits
Although I love your little country, I'll always be glad to cross over the causeway back to Malaysia where I regain unlimited 3G data on my iPhone and where we can smoke (for smokers!) or chew gum anywhere we please without so much as a fine 😛
Dropped by Chilis Bar & Grill for some pub grub.
Cajun Club Sandwich for him & Southwestern Eggrolls for me
Needless to say, I had a splendid week! Hope yours was just as fun-filled as mine
Have a perfect seven days ahead of you! Seize every day like it's your last
The Sunday Times is a weekly series; published every Sunday night to recap the highlights of my week, capture what piques my interest and to briefly highlight my recommendations for to-go and to-eat places!
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