Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jess Baby loves cafe-hopping

Both Baby and I are food lovers and we occasionally scoot to any locations to find good/interesting food. Since now cafe-hopping is the trendy thing to do, I suppose I shall have to jump on the bandwagon! LOL...


Recently, we visited Butter Studio at Jalan Besar area, and althought it is located along the row of old shop-houses, Butter Studio stands out clearly due to its striking bright colored yellow exterior.



The interior is pretty simple but there are quite a number of random nostalgic ornaments displayed in the shop. 


We ordered a pot of organic hot tea and a shared a slice of Yuzu Cheesecake. I love the fragrance of the tea leaves very much, but the cake tasted pretty normal.  
  

The damage was SGD13-ish, and the price we paid is pretty standard for every cafe we visit lately. 


The GSS is on now, and lately I bought quite a number of stuffs! I got 3 dresses from Lowry's Farm as they are having up to 70% reduction in store!


Apart from the butterfly choker, I also picked up 2 items from Lovisa, and these 2 items only cost me SGD13. In case, you guys want to know the break-down: The choker was SGD26, and now it is selling at SGD9, as for the ring, it was SGD13, now the price marked down to SGD4.


My random Saturday dinner with my Baby was at Tambuah Mas, an Indonesia restaurant which is located at Orchard Paragon, basement.

They serve authentic Indonesia fare and it tasted delicious! Our favorite food entree is none other than Tahu Lelor, but I found my new favorite item which is the Ayam Lotong! The damage was SGD41-ish for 2 mains, 1 soup and 1 side.


On another random weekend dinner, we settled at Old Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant which is located at Rangoon Road, and this eatery place serves local cze char fare and seafood specialties.


We ordered some local cze char dishes like Beancurd with Crab meat, Sambal Potato Leaves, Prawn Paste Fried Chicken and 2 plates of white rice to go along the dishes.


Although the chicken looked normal in the photo, but the taste was superb! We had a delightful and filling dinner and the damage was SGD30+.


  I end my post with some delicious sand mouth-watering sweet dessert at the opening event of Embrace Jewellery which is located at Orchard Gateway. I attended with Andrew from Luxe Society. Thanks so much for asking me along!




Friday, June 27, 2014

[Japan trip] I love ODAIBA!


On my recent trip to Japan, Tokyo, one of my favorite places was Odaiba! It's a large artificial man made island located in Tokyo Bay. Back during the Tokugawa Shogunate era, this island was made due to the arrival of the Americans as a form of defense, but today, it is an island of recreation and shopping akin to that of Sentosa!

Although it was quite a distance away from where we stayed (Shinjuku), as well as the transportation being slightly pricey, imho it was worth it! The amount of money and effort spent to get there was very worthwhile. Odaiba is so beautiful beyond words, and it is like a paradise to me!


To get there, we took the Tokyo Metro train to Shimbashi, then transferred over to the Yurikamome Line, which is an automated transit train controlled purely by a computer system. Think our very own Bukit Panjang LRT!


This driverless monorail brought us across the Tokyo Bay via over the Rainbow Bridge, and we alighted at Daiba Station. Crossing the Rainbow Bridge itself was a treat, as the view of Tokyo Bay was fantastic. I still feel a smile of contentment come across my face when I reminisce about the memory.


Diver City Plaza is a shopping mall that opened in April 2012, and it is one of the foremost spots among the locals and tourists.


 We were greeted by an enormous full-scale Gundam replica that is situated outside the Diver City Plaza.


This Gundam Statue was amazingly detailed and even all the decals were wonderfully done and colorful.
 

 




Apart from the statue, there is a Gundam Cafe too. This cafe and shop is the official Gundam souvenior and cafe shop licensed by the makers of Gundam! So, if you are a very hardcore Gundam fan, you have to come here!









I took some random selfies before entering the cafe for some refreshments...




The Gundam Moulded Cream Waffle tasted so good... Oishi ne!



Apart from food and beverage, you can find Gundam's premiums and merchandises in the cafe too...


The headquarters of Fuji TV is also located in Odaiba, with a futuristic metallic building that features a huge silver ball which is 32 metres in diameter! you will never miss it!

This striking building was designed by Japanese Architect, Kenzo Tange, and it took 3 years to finish the whole building which is fully earthquake-proof.



Say hello to the Fuji TV Mascot, Laugh-Kun. He first appeared on the successful Warau-Inu (Laughing Dog) Variety Show that aired on Fuji TV during 1998 – 2003.


It is a MUST for me to take photo with him as it brings some cuteness to Fuji TV Building.



 The famous manga/anime 'One Piece' has a restaurant here named BARATIE!! It is located on the 7th floor of the Fuji TV building, and it a decent anime-themed restauraunt, albeit slightly pricey.















We ordered 2 drinks and a snack to share between us. The snack that we ordered was actually Chicken Nuggets and Fries, and it was served in a Treasure Chest Box. Aww… Kawaii ne!


Before we left the restaurant, we brought back the One Piece flags with us for keepsake/mementos.

Odaiba is a MUST-VISIT place when visiting Tokyo. It was such a pity that we did not spend our entire whole day at Odaiba, as we planned for some nightlife at Roppongi. I will definitely come back to visit again and stay the whole day the next time in Odaiba and visit the other unfinished attractions in this beautiful island. 


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