Friday, February 28, 2014

Twin's 24th birthday dinner.

My twin sisters turned 24yo on 8 Feb. So my fam celebrated their birthday at Spruce the following day. The both of them had their own intimate celebration on their actual bday at Spruce(again i know) & desserts at MBS, The cheese & chocolate bar! They had raving reviews on tt place & i have been wanting to dine there since forever!! Hopefully, someday it'll be my turn to visit the cheese & chocolate bar restaurant! (:

We always let the twins choose their dinner location cause it's v difficult to eat out w them. They are extremely fussy eaters. They don't eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, sauce etc. The list cld go on, & in details, but then it wld most def bore u out. So basically, they don't eat much. & Nope, u cannot have the food they do not eat placed on the same plate w their salmon/steak. They'd rather not eat the entire dish. Even if a dry piece of salad touched their meat/fish by accident, they will not eat that contaminated part & cut it away. U think tt's bad? Im not done. The utensils u use are not allowed to touch their utensils or plates or food. U touch it, u die. Why? Cause to them the food we eat are disgusting so if we accidentally hit our utensils against theirs or dig into their food w/o their consent (none of us digs into their bowl actually.), they will kill u & not eat the entire dish. They are SUPER DUPER PICKY-FUSSY EATERS!!

W tt said, i shall let the rest of the photos do the talking (: Then u wld get what i mean.

320 Tanglin Rd
tel: 68365528

 Pan seared Foie Gras: $16

I have always loved the texture and taste of Foie Gras. This was done pretty well. Soft & creamy on the inside & crispy on the outside.
 Tapas platter for 3: Spanish omelette, Squid & Beef pinchos: $30

This tapas platter for 3 was average tasting. I loved the presentation, unfortunately, the flavors of these 3 dishes fell short for me. The spanish omelette was the only tapas out of the 3 tt tasted good. It was a simple omelette filled w potatoes & it was creamy on the inside. Not dry at all! Which is good.

 Tapas platter for 3: Squid 

The squid was seared with aioli and garnished with chives. The bottom of the squid was a thin curved layer of mayonnaise. The squid was cooked well but it tasted kinda bland. It wld have been great if a lil more salt was added to it.
 Tapas platter for 3: Beef Pinchos

These tiny beef cubes on a stick were marinated with a generous amount of smoked paprika, olive oil & herbs. The smoked paprika was a tad too much as the flavour overpowered the taste of the beef. It was way too strong.

 Baby back ribs: $33

This huge portion of baby back ribs were def the most worth it dish of the night. The meat was tender & my mum loved the garlic croutons.

 Pan roasted salmon steak: $29

The plating of this dish was in accordance to my sister's specific request. Like i mentioned earlier, they are extremely fussy eaters. So this picture will explain what i mean when i say it is really really difficult to eat with them. They want everything separated. EVERYTHING.

  Oh especially the salad has to be separated.
 Mac & cheese: $10

The Mac & Cheese was my fav side dish of the night! The cheese sauce was creamy & smooth. I loved how they sprinkled breadcrumbs on top of the mac & cheese cause it went so well with the entire dish.
 The Spruce Burger: $18

Additional bacon cost $2. I didn't like the burger buns as the bottom bun was hard. So i ate everything in the middle but the buns. Had my beef done medium rare & it was cooked to the perfect doneness as requested.. Thank God! Just a lil prob.. The patty tasted kinda weird? Like it had a pungent smell when i put it into my mouth. It gave me a feeling tt this burger patty was on the verge of spoiling.

 Tuna Burger: $24

This tuna burger was not bad as Ridzuan described it. I don't eat tuna. It was stacked with tuna, cooked to medium rare, red onions, slices of avocados, lotsa lettuce & pickles. Served with herbed thick fries.

 Brownie A La Mode: $ (sorry idk the price of this wonderful dessert)

Don't judge the brownie by it's size! I know it's flat & small.. But it taste really good i swear!! Fudgy on the inside w bits of soft chocolate chunks & crispy on the outside. With a huge scoop of vanilla i/c.. WHATS NOT TO LIKE?!

 Twins had a complimentary brownie by the restaurant as it was their birthday (:
 Creme brulee: $

The creme brulee was horrible. The custard was overcooked & tasted like thick pudding. Creme brulee is supposed to have a creamy & smooth texture right? But this was badly done. Even the boys had to struggle trying to finish it all as it tasted so bad.

I love family dinners when R is ard. I love having him ard during my family gatherings/dinners. It's a comforting sight to see your partner getting along with your family members & to know tt they accept him makes me happier.

Sx surprised the twins w a Rive Gauche cake & many diff types of candles -.- The twins love to burn stuff. Oh it runs in the family. I love burning random stuff too. Hahaha.
Sophie loves R quite a lot. Everytime he comes over she goes to him & allows him to carry her and all. Usually she is quite reserved & doesn't always let ppl carry her. But w R, she always seems so at ease.

 Shall end my post w a pic of R & i! Hehe :*) I'm happy.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Amber avenue romper & Zalora.

This is definitely one of my fav rompers from amberavenue. Sadly, they closed their operations for quite some time alr. I love how tropical this romper is, & u can wear it to the beach, in a date, or even for days where u need to run errands! It's the perfect romper! I love it so so much.

I just love how the floral prints come tgth. It shouts bold! Despite the fact that amberavenue has closed down.. There's another online site which u can purchase rompers like these from! & It's none other than Zalora! They have different type of clothes that cater to both Men & Women! Be it work, casual, street-wear or whatever kinda style u have, they def carry a brand that will suit your liking! Visit Zalora SG for more up to date details on their BTS action when they launch their collections!

The last pic i grabbed dd and took a shot w her. She is just uber adorbzzz! Look at her squishy lil flat face! Such a qt pie tt furball :*)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Three Blind Mice Flea- Feburary.

Hi guys! I am having another booth with Three Blind Mice at the F1 Pit Building on 23 Feb, Sunday! Please do come by to show me some love & support yeah? (: If not, cone say hi! (: I have lotsa clothes to sell. & Yes, like always, nothing above $20! Many of the clothes i sell are brand new & i am letting em go as low as $5! So please support me okay? I will only be at the flea on SUNDAY, 23 FEB! I can't attend the Saturday(22 feb) one as i am working. So if u can, come on Sunday instead please! Hehe (:

Follow me on instagram @nadinetay if you wanna know what i'm selling! I will post photos closer to the date & on the actual day itself, a photo of me w ma booth! (:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

La marelle cafe

La Marelle Cafe
25A Baghdad Street
Tel: 81387654

Breakfast chipolata set- $14.90
Stuffed italian croissant-$12.90

There's a sausage, scrambled eggs, mustard sauce & tomatoes in the croissant. We loved this dish so much! The flavours from this stuffed croissant was brilliantly yummy! The mustard sauce (sorry i can't rmbr if it was honey mustard i just rmbr it has something mustard in it. Lol.) really complimented the whole dish.

Tbh, i have never been a fan of cafes who are halal certified. Not because there is no pork in it, but because to me, the halal western food that i've been to at most cafes often disappoints. So when R & i had brunch at La Marelle, we were gng only cause i wanted to see the interior of the cafe. I've seen beautiful pictures of it & always felt that it is such a quirky little cafe. We had no high expectations on how great the food will taste. In fact, we had NO expectation at all.

We ordered our dishes & when i cut some croissant & put it into my mouth, my eyes went real big & i immediately exclaimed to R in shock "OMG! The croissant is not hard at all! It's crispy & super nice! The eggs are runny & not dry! Omg this is so delicious!" I kid not. Our 2 dishes- Stuffed Italian Croissant & Breakfast chipolata set, was amazeballzzzz!

I strongly urge u guys to give La Marelle cafe a visit! It's a very happy little cafe w good food! Prices are affordable. Very worth the price trust me! (:

La Marelle Cafe
25A Baghdad Street
Tel: 81387654

I wore a cute lil peterpan embroidered dress from ! Am a huge fan of runwaybandits! They carry such unique pieces!