Saturday, September 29, 2007

Indulgence Day

Today is the Indulgence Day for me. First we went to the newly opened Central Mall right next to Clark Quay. The original plan was to have lunch at the Grains, but the last minute we decided to go to Tom Ton instead. Tom Ton is one of the rare restaurants that serves meat from black pigs. If I am not wrong, black pig is a speciality of South Korea. The last time I had pork from black pigs was back in year 2001, in Jeju Island in South Korea.

I ordered Yaki Pork Spare rib & Sukiyaki, whilst PurpleRain decided to have Shoga Bimbimba. Well, these names sound greek to non-Japanese speakers. Yaki Pork spare rib is just grilled pork (from black pig); Shoga Bimbimba is rice with ginger & pork served in a hot STONE bowl; Sukiyaki is hot pot with ingredients of pork (from black pigs of course), a few different kinds of vegetables, and the main is udon.

My Sukiyaki is not too bad. The black pork does taste a bit better (maybe just psycholological), the soup is way too salty to my liking. Shoga Bimbimba is not bad. Btw, if you can get a good table in the restaurant, you can get a good full view of Clark Quay, which will be interesting to see all the night life in the area.

Some of our food pics. (All pics taken by PurpleRain)

Shoga Bimbimba



1. Yaki Pork Spare rib $4.80

2. Shoga Bimbimba $18.80

3. Sukiyaki $18.80

Total (++): $49.90

After lunch, we went on to Vivo City and then indulged ourselves in Haagen-Dazs ice creams & coffee. Feeling guilty about all the calories we had chalked up for the day, we went to Sentosa for a 2-hour walk to shed off some of the fat ;P

Dinner was at Fortune Restaurant at Food Republic @ VivoCity. We shared a small bowl of boat congee (艇仔粥), a plate of Chee Cheong Fun (猪肠粉), one plate of ShaoMai(烧卖)& one plate of crystal pao. The Chee Cheong Fun with Char Siew was not bad, it brought back some of my fond memories of having it back in my hometown many many years ago. However, the Chee Cheong Fun was NOT made on demand as claimed by the restaurant. On the contrary, it was ready-made, and only to heat it up when a customer orders it. Ok, the taste was not bad, so I am not so critical about this. The rest are quite ok, but not exceptionally good.

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