Posts Tagged ‘food’

North Border

Posted: September 8, 2009 by SnOwAnGeL in Tummilicious
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North Border Bar & Grill

North Border Bar & Grill

I was thinking of finding a unique place to celebrate my dear’s birthday. I wanted to find a place that’s away from town; somewhere we can enjoy a quiet romantic dinner. Well, I came across this restaurant’s website and was attracted by its ambience and rustic setting. It seems like an ideal place for a romantic dinner back to nature.

This is a door

This is a door

Situated on Rochester Park, North Border offers a relaxing alfresco dining area, lush with tall trees. It feels as if we’re off in a private garden somewhere… They serve authentic American food, which comes in generous American-sized servings too.

This is an exterior

This is an exterior

Browsing through the numerous items on the menu, we settled for “North Border’s surf & Turf” ($35.90) and “Char Broiled Black Cod Fillet” ($29.90), paired with Cherry Blossom & Sweet bananas smoothies ($7 each). The 1st entrée has a cut of tenderloin steak cooked in creamy wild mushroom sauce and served with three king prawns grilled and battered. The sauces they use really bring out the taste of the steak & prawns, great combi!

This is surf, with some turf.

This is surf, with some turf

The 2nd entrée consists of fresh black cod fillet seasoned in Southwest spices. I highly recommend this as you can really taste the  fresh & sweet flesh, seasoned to perfection. Yummy!

This is the fillet without the cod

This is the fillet without the cod

For dessert, we ordered the Baileys ice cream ($4.50). It is made from Baileys Irish Cream. Special flavour that gives the dinner a sweet ending J

This is the view you get when you exterior + door

This is the view you get when you exterior + door

A short climb up the gentle gradient of Rochester Park promises good food with a laid-back ambience to dine in. In addition, generous portions served prove North Border’s menu to be sufficient in quality as well as quantity. Another good pt about the place is its close proximity to Buona Vista MRT. However, I find the price to be rather expensive, so only visit this place if you’re feeling rich or trying your best to please your special someone!

This is some kind of fountain

This is some kind of fountain

P.S. Found this uniquely designed fountain hidden at a corner

Rating:

North Border Bar & Grill

2 Rochester Park, Tel : 6777 6618

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A day for Myself

Posted: June 12, 2009 by ralliart12 in ScratchPad, Tummilicious
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This is a lamp. On the wall.

This is a lamp. On the wall.

So I decided to have this day to myself. Think of it as a 1-day holiday within my months-long holiday. This is roughly how it went:

1. Board 98 (still evaluating the “Umbrella incident“; came out with this theory that if I can trace the steps that I should have taken, it will already be too slow; to execute steps fast enough to be effective, they must “render” so fast that my brain is unable to “log” my actions; eventually, the limit of neat-instant execution will result in what they term, “acting on instinct“; Interesting…)

Sometimes a long wait allows one to explore unforeseen options.

Sometimes a long wait allows one to explore unforeseen options.

2. Arrive @ Aroy-Thai, Shaw Tower with intent. Bad timing, clash with office lunch-break hour. “Permitted” to secure one seat after 20mins of waiting. Next, more waiting, which allows me to take photo of the cookie shop opposite. Food ain’t as cheap or as good as I recalled. Hmm…lack of right company?

For a moment there, almost thought I booked the entire site

For a moment there, almost thought I booked the entire site

Does the measure of a persons wealth co-relate to the exquisiteness of the menus he use?

Does the measure of a person's wealth co-relate to the exquisiteness of the menus he use?

Nice aroma from a cup of tea

Nice aroma from a cup of tea

& I ask myself, why did I delete him from my contact list again & again?

& to think I ask myself, why did I delete him from my contact list again & again?

3. Cookie Museum, for tea. Lovely as I remembered. Managed to escape any awkward small talk with lady boss. Having a nice time testing S’s BBoM connectivity until a former acquaintance interrupted. Cut short my tea to rendezvous with C-I-L for short webcam shopping trip.

The HSPA+ modem from StarHub that turns out to be very unimpressive

The HSPA+ modem from StarHub that turns out to be very unimpressive

Ss 1mbps BBoM connection. @ Funan foodcourt. If I go any faster, itll be illegal.

S's 1mbps BBoM connection. @ Funan foodcourt. If I go any faster, it'll be illegal.

4. Helped a senior citizen update his passbook & withdraw cash at POSB branch outside CPF Bldg, Jurong. He “kindly” remind me not to peek while he input his PIN even though I was looking at the open road. It’s al right, I wun believe me either, even though I’m helping you. Tells myself, it’s al right, again. Always ponder why strangers wanna approach me for assistance even though I have my earphones on. Ponder even more on why my dialect proficiency is never enough to converse properly with my relatives but is just nice to render assistance to random passer-bys on the streets.

Bought more tea. Which turns out to be very useful.

Bought more tea. Which turns out to be very useful.

Ain’t half bad. Nothing fancy. Ha! Story of my life, “nothing fancy”. Must prevent Umbrella incident.

The Sophomore & the Freshman

Posted: April 3, 2008 by ralliart12 in academia
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Freshman: Hi, I just finished my junior college studies and I’m thinking of studying in NUS. I haven’t made up my mind about the path I’m pursuing…perhaps you can gimme a few ideas? Which areas of NUS, may I know, are performing rather well?

Sophomore thinks…

Sophomore: Well, I will say the Western food stall at Biz excels at what it does, providing steller quality meals at reasonable prizes. On the other hand, the Claypot rice stall at Science is another star performer, recently got featured in the local media for its consistent fan-base.

If you are looking for the best of NUS, you can’t be too far off with these two.

Freshman: … …


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