Monday, May 30, 2016

Pompompurin Cafe

Pompompurin Cafe @ Orchard Central. When Hello Kitty Cafe opened at Changi Airport, my friend told me about this place, so I had to drop-in for a meal at this Sanrio character's place first.

Everything is custom Pompompurin.

There are even soft toys for patrons to hug.

I ordered cookies n cream caramel milk. Thought it was coffee but there is no coffee in it at all.

Taco Friendship in a Cup, that's Pompompurin's pet hamster on his head.

Small gift counter at the cashier.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pasar Malam

I love walking through pasar malams near my home, when you have nothing to do in the afternoons or after dinner stroll. There's soo much to see and do there.

The only place to buy cheap stuff you actually need to use. Like these jeans of all sizes for just $10.

Mostly, its about the food! 

Prices have gone up to match the upmarket offerings.

I bought fish balls from the stall selling meat & oyster fried buns. You can see there is not much bun, the most delicious item I ate this trip.

Taiwanese Pork Chops and Tako Yaki Octopus balls.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Korean Souvenir Snacks

These snacks are often found in the airport or tourist shops. My parents brought these back from a recent holiday to Korea, along with dozens of Missha facial masks and Laniege cosmetics for me. I am sure everyone's curious as to how these foods tastes, I know I am.

Pumpkin Jelly, its a sticky sugary jelly with a savory taste. I think there's more than pumpkin in it, some Korean herbs as well.

Jeju Orange slices coated in white & dark chocolate. It's real orange slices dried and dipped in chocolate. I would prefer it to be crisp, its kinda soft and chewy.

Jeju Harubang Chocolate. It's half flavored cream and half chocolate in the shape of a stone statue. Makes a great souvenir coz of its shape, the flavor is also really bright, not much choco taste tho'.

Dried Fish Crackers in individually wrapped portions. Its tasty, I would even eat this with rice.

BBQ Ribs Flavored Seaweed comes in A4 size sheets that are really meant for sushi rolls. It does have a smoky BBQ flavor and can be eaten on its own.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Still Sewing

This is how much leftover fabric I have after last year's sewing. I didn't realize I had so much until I started tidying my room and putting everything into 1 bag. This is where the real fun begins as I just sew whatever.

I bought Clover Patchwork Quilting Templates ($15) that has 7 basic shapes to be used in any sort of quilting. So I used these templates to cut up the final remnants. I didn't want to spring for a fabric cutting machine as its quite bulky and costs several hundred dollars. It's pretty handy tho' if you are dealing with a large amount of fabric.

Clear UV protection sunglasses, a sportswear item that I thought would come in handy for my sewing, especially now when I am sewing elastic and my needles keep breaking.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Milk & Honey

Another one of those frozen yogurt places, there seems to be quite a few around. Milk & Honey is more of a cafe with seating area for patrons, it sells yogurt parfaits and coffee/tea.

You can order a S/M/L parfait, large with 6 toppings is $8.80. I went for one of their signature parfaits Lilac Dream $6.80.

Check out the glitter in my macaroon.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Giant Grocery Shopping

$100 worth of stuff from Giant:

Marigold 100% Juice packets (6x250ml)   $4.25   $3.95
Marigold Peel Fresh x2   $6.50
Ribena Drinks x2   $5.80   $2.90
HtwoO Isotonic Drinks x4   $7.60   $6.70
Equal Sugar pack x2   $13.45
Alpen Muesli Bars x2   $13.10   $10.95
Dutch Lady Milk x2   $5.00
Farmers Union Yoghurt   $8.40   $7.90
Giant Frozen Samosa   $4.65
Huiji Honey   $9.95
Rex Canned cuttlefish soya   $4.75
Rex Canned cuttlefish sambal   $2.60
IceCool Canned gold corn kernels   $1.05
Jixiang Canned baked beans   $1.00
Coca Cola cans x3   $2.25   $2.00
Impra Tea x2   $5.90
Southdale Farm sliced cheese x3    $8.75
Bibik's Choice fried fish fillets   $3.80
All Big Premium fried cuttlefish fillets   $4.10

TOTAL = $121.65 (retail price) or $105.90 (what I paid)

Snacks for the kiddos, 100% juice packs and yogurt muesli bars. There was an offer, buy 2 boxes of muesli bars for $10.90.

Farmers Union Greek Yogurt with a touch of honey, I think that's a new flavor. So I got 1 pack to try out for our breakfasts. Probably adding in dried fruit and cereal coz our cereal is the organic grains type not the sugared type.

These are the new Equal sugar products. Equal Gold resembles granulated sugar and Equal Stevia uses a new type of sweetener (Stevia plant extract) so it should taste different. Both are still 0 calories and safe for diabetics.

I also got the biggest bottle (1kg) of squeezable floral honey. Huiji is a chinese brand, never tried it before.

Packs of Impra Tea, I always get this when I am at Giant coz its not available anywhere else. It's a good deal too, at just $2.95 for each box of 25 teabags. I got rose tea and apple tea.

Some frozen snacks for tea-time. I try to stick to the school tuckshop faves coz that's what everyone loves.

Southdale Cheese Slices were half priced, but it didn't ring up at the cashier, or my total would have been $101. 53. Soo irritating, for some reason some of the discounts didn't ring up at the cashier and I had to get her to re-scan some items. I missed out on this item so didn't get the discounts on it at all. 

Coca Cola CNY cans were on sale (post season) so I got a few.

Ribena mango+passionfruit was half priced, H-two-O was also on sale, so I got a few bottles.

Tinned food, from Rex/Ice Cool/Jixiang.

No sale on these but I had to get Yuzu & Momo Peach to share with my mom.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Nam Kee Pau

I arrived in Bugis Junction early and the only shops open were Cold Storage, Starbucks, Mc Donald's and Nam Kee Pau. Nam Kee Pau sells the usual chinese breakfast of steamed buns, siew mai, glutinous rice and coffee/tea. And they've got lots of steamed buns : lotus paste, red bean paste, bbq pork, chicken and a special Amy Yip Big Pau. It's about the same size as the one @ Tangs Market.