Wednesday, April 22

Circ*it Bre*ker

Two words. Starts with ‘C,’ rhymes with “heartbreaker.” Yup, that’s right - Circuit Breaker.

While it certainly feels isolating and surreal to home ALL THE TIME, I can’t say our lifestyle took a drastic change. We’ve been homebodies anyway and 60% of our weekends is usually spent at home - that said, I miss going for swims, our weekly trips to Genki Sushi and the luxury of heading out whenever you want.

We have been trying to make the best of things. The boys don’t seem to miss going out - then again, I don’t recall feeling bored when I was a kid. Kids are a lot more resilient that we make them out to be.  Not going to lie, home-based learning has been tough when work and meetings pile on. I think we are just hanging in there, determined to ride this out with minimal damage.

Meals-wise, we have had our fair share of takeaways. Deciding what to eat is the highlight of my day - sad but true. From Japanese-inspired guy dons to American cheese skirt Wagyu burgers, one thing's for sure - we are still eating well.

6 more weeks, guys. We can do this.

Monday, March 23

Play date on a yacht

The March school holidays came and went. While this year's vacation was more subdued, Russell's best friend's parents invited us onto their yacht, which made for a really interesting day out. We sailed out to Lazarus island and the boys even swim in the sea for the first time. Definitely a memorable time for us city land dwellers! 

Friday, March 20

Hype-worthy burgers at Shake Shack, Neil Road

Finally tried the burgers at Shake Shack and I have to say I'm suitably impressed. Expectations were met and our bellies happily stuffed. While I'm not a burger person (always preferred a hunk of steak), these burgers were satisfying and delicious, delivering a perfect punch in the fast food category. 

I love the Shroom Burger the most followed by the Smoke Shack, while purist KW preferred their Shack Burger. The boys had a burger each and filled their tummy with tons of fries. We didn't have any desserts this time round but no doubt they will be on our minds the next time we visit. 

Saturday, February 29

Thoughtful dishing at Kausmo

A meal at Kausmo is like attending a ceremony on concientious living. The restaurant itself seats only 16 and it is the epitome of Japanese zen minimalism. Adorning the space are jars of produce that are fermenting, preserving or brining away, adding to the overall celebration of slow food.

The two ladies - Chef Lisa Tang and Kuah Chew Shian - behind this beautiful concept aim to promote thoughtful eating by challenging societal ideals on how our produce should look like and the glorification of perfect produce. Kausmo does not have a fixed menu but instead offers a 6-course Carte Blanche menu, based on the produce they source. Really interesting stuff they are creating, I'm rooting for them!

Home Sourdough | Mushroom Butter

Wild Pepper | Pork Rillette | Red Onion

Stew Beef Sesame Ball | Curry Leaf

Baby Carrot & Cauliflower | Kausmo BBQ

Local XL Mussels | Soubise | Salted Clamansi & XO

Duck Cherry | Mandarin Kosho

Fish Congee

Lapsang Souchong Limau Jelly

Spiced Zeppole | Apple Sherbet | Thyme Compote

Petit Four