Saturday, 12 December 2009

Lunch treats

I'm a lucky girl indeed. Fry treated me to lunch on Friday, my brother treated us to lunch on Saturday. CH's brother is treating us to popiah lunch today which I had declined because I have so much to do at home. Best friend is also treating us to popiah dinner tonight. This one I'm going because we could do some last minute itinerary planning for the coming trip.

Lunch with Fry was at Yogi House which serves organic food. It's a first for me and the sesame noodle salad completely bowled me over. I had never tasted such fresh and crispy vegetables tossed in a fragrant sesame dressing before. The cold noodles dish was light and refreshing on a scorching hot day. More importantly it left me feeling rejuvenated instead of lethargic after a starchy meal. I know I'll be back there soon to try the other healthy dishes. Thanks Fry!

Yesterday's buffet lunch was at the hip eatery called The Line at Shangri-La Hotel, famous for the international cuisine featured over 16 culinary stations. The selection of food was a little overwhelming at first, so much so that I settled for a bowl of humble rojak while others were making a beeline for the sashimi and fresh oysters.

The rojak was a good appetizer. The liberal use of crunchy apples, turnips and other fruits nicely coated in a sweet tangy sauce really opened up my taste buds. Soon I was making my rounds, picking morsels of food that called out to me. The honey baked ham was so juicy and succulent, it was worth every calorie. The smooth and tender salmon belly sashimi was a hot favourite amongst the adults at our table. Everyone gave the roast beef a thumbs up as well.

At this age, I find that I can't stomach so much food anymore. I fill up quickly and the food takes a long time to digest. Having said that, I like the spread particularly the exciting creations at the salad bar. The dessert station did not disappoint either. While the little ones were enamoured with the chocolate fountain, I was happy getting my fill of cheesecakes, ice cream and
crème brûlée.

What's more memorable is the few hours with my family. Before I sign off, I must thank my brother for bringing all of us together for an enjoyable lunch on a Saturday.

With CH (above) and the kids (below).

My nephew and 3 lovely nieces.

The little ones always bring the most joy to the gatherings.

My bro and family.

I love this photo of the girls with their mum.


Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

jio me when you're popping by! *WIDE GRIN*

The Real Mother Hen said...

Oh the food you described - I'm hungry now! :)

hhhhhmmmm, can't wait to go back to Singapore and eat from morning till night!

k@Ye_ said...

Yogi House at Fu Lu Shou bldg?

Okie, i m assured of the Line's food! Will be going there this Friday to gorge!

Blur Ting said...

Yup, at Fu Lu Shou.

Just wanna tell you that whilst I find the food nice, the internet reviews that I've read on The Line have not been good. It's all a matter of taste I guess. Plus I wasn't paying, so I'm just happy to be able to enjoy a lovely lunch.

k@Ye_ said...

Ya, saw from the internet reviews tt the Line is so so but been wanting to try coz alot of frens highly recommend this pl leh..

But will go n try and see how good the variety is!

Blur Ting said...

Kaye - Apparently the selection during dinner is even bigger.

Amel said...

LOVE all the photos! Family gathering is fun! :-D

Michelle said...

Checking in to see how you are. It's been too long since I was here last! I love the photos. :-)

Vivien Ho said...

You didn't mention your nice dress which you got in Hanoi...hehe