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Post-lunch Recovery Booster at The Bravery

One trying afternoon we were struggling to keep awake post a wedding lunch, I suggested to check out The Bravery. It was 6-ish pm when we were there. Straggling number of guests left and we had choice seats available to choose from.
It was a piccolo for me and a latte for him. Usually I take a piccolo when I want a stronger kick. But this was just about right; a latte would have been overly milky to me.
As we didn't feel too hungry after the wedding, we shared a tartine. It was surprisingly good. I loved the middle eastern flavors; him, not so much.  

Dutch Colony Coffee

Rare for the Man to pay enough attention on food he ate and remembered enough to recommend to me. The Red Velvet Cake from Dutch Colony Coffee was an example of such a rare occasion that we had to go back again so I could try.

As you can see, the cake is not the typical red-food-dye-super-red cake. Instead, it was leaning between a brown and maroon shade. Taste-wise the cocoa was definitely present, and overall not too sweet. The thin layer of cream cheese frosting was just sufficient to sweeten and not overload.

The coffee was pretty decent.

On another occasion, I wanted coffee and he wanted cake, no, make that two. Peanut butter chocolate cake was much too moist and stodgey, and the lemon pound cake was very average, a bit dry on the sides that didn't get a soaking of syrup.

I love the pretty cupcake plate though. Nice thought to use unusual serving ware :) Dutch Colony Coffee located within Pasarbella, Turf City

Of Quayside Isle (Sentosa)

Quayside Isle of Sentosa never did have a strong enough appeal to pull the man and I to visit, unless such a time as this when we just merely want to enjoy the company of our good friends who had made plans and beckoned us to this side of town. Surrounded by yachts and boats, it felt like we were away from Singapore, on a holiday of sorts, a respite even for a few hours.
And dinner was at Ezoca. I didn't know there was a Japanese restaurant at Quayside, much less that Ezoca is a Japanese restaurant because of the atypical name. But it was brought to my attention when I saw a couple of reviews on the net.  It seems to be somewhat fine dining (no salarymen seen) and focuses on serving seasonal set course dinners, though there is also ala carte available.
Dinner course was $288 per person and there is a small discount for 2 or more diners in a party. Not everyday food, but then quality Japanese food never is cheap, even in Japan. As with typical course dinner, we had lots of differ…

Post-Holiday Craving

Never would have thought I would have a craving for udon! I blame it on the parting scene right at udon shop located within the New Chitose Airport that went somewhat like this: 
We just had a very satisfying meal of soba from a soba-ya and was just walking our time away when we chanced upon the udon shop. We could see the diners all slurping away. The customized self-service ordering system, the free flow of crispy tempura batter bits, the beautiful thick strands of udon, they called out to be. But wistfully we walked away, stomach too full for anther bite.
So suddenly I had the urge to satisfy that unmet udon craving. Off to Tamoya udon at level 1 of Meidi-ya, which fitted the bill. I got the kama-tama udon, which needed 19 mins to prepare. Fresh noodles were prepared then tossed with a raw egg. A side bowl of tempura sauce was served, which you could pour over the noodles to season as you like. I added loads of spring onions which added a bit of texture and kick. The long strands of …