I have been to Singapore many times. I love the city. And there is one restaurant that i have loved too.
It’s Marche in Vivo City.
I love the food. And i love the way foods are being ordered and served.
As soon as you enter, they get you seated over a table where you will be most comfortable with. Then they hand you over a card which you will use to order food from the minifood stalls inside the restaurant. The incharge then would charge the amount of the food you order and you will have to pay for it as you exit. The cashier is located at the exit area.
It is a fun restaurant because you actualy get to do some sort of food shopping.
as I was still cleaning up my table I saw this personalised Christmas puzzle gift made by my third daughter (the one who wrote lullaby…I posted weeks ago). she was 11 years when she made this. Each piece was a cartoon version of ourselves which she individually placed in an envelope and we too had to put them all together…
They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…and the way to a friend’s heart is over an “eat all you can” treat.
Last week my husband and i got to spend some wonderful moment with a very dear college friend. He was able to make an advance booking in a restaurant, I initially thought is nothing but the usual.
I was wrong. ..
We went to a restaurant called Vikings. It is basically an “eat all you can” restaurant. At the first thought. . I was worried. .I am not a big eater…I don’t eat anything outside my comfort zone…and with the over towering price it told myself I should eat a lot…otherwise
i would regret paying it.
But as i took a tour of the restaurant, it made me reconsider my initial inhibitions though.
If you are a fun of Japanese cuisine well…you’ll fall in love with the sight alone..I did. For some weird reasons i am not a lover of raw foods…but i just can;t take my eyes off these things. They look so good…an i am actually thinking if they taste just as good as well.
I love pizza … and my oh my..They got the most delicious four cheese pizza I have ever tried..
If not for the fact that we paid an outrageous amount for this dinner i would settled myself with the pizza alone.
The thought of eating everything is outrageous. ..what’s more with the thought of having to drink all sorts of juices, teas, shakes….i am a “one flavor drink” type of person but that night i can’t even remember if i did try it all.
Who can ever resist these sweet temptations?. ..It was one of those moments when you’d wanna forget your blood sugar..your diet. ..and simply indulge…
If you’re a meat lover…then you’ll enjoy it here..
If you’re a seafood fan…then by all means you’ll enjoy their grill station..You get to choose by yourself and they grill it as you wait.
I regret it a little though because i got to notice it towards the end of our dinner when i was really filed – up.
And this is the best part I suppose. …the chocolate fountain…why the best part? Old and young alike were lining up to take a dip of this adorable sight of dripping chocolates..never mind if it’s deliciously sweet or not..the thought alone transports as back when we were young and carefree…when you would just wanna grab a mallows topped with chocolates..walk around…hop in hop out..singing…
I was tempted to ask why it was named “vikings”..
But as we culminate our dinner. ..I thought well maybe because vikings as we know them are big eaters…they always enjoy festivities top with wide array of food..and that exactly what we experienced…massive foods ….
It is wonderful to remember too that unlike any other “eat all you can” restaurants; when quality is sometimes being compromised. .the vikings was different though. ..everything tastes sooooo good…I had a full stomach then… it is also good to note that it has maintained a certain “class” which we do not see or experience in any other restaurants with similar themes.
I say…it is a “must comeback ” place for me…
P.S. Vikings is located in SM Megamall in Manila so if guys are around better check it out.
Most people say…” I am not good at words”…or …”I can’t write, i wasn’t born with it”…or some may even say..”It’s for the weird and unhappy”…
The truth is…I am not also good at words when I started writing.. I believe I also am wasn’t born with it..and seriously, I also at some point believed that it is indeed for the weird and unhappy..
But come on…look at me…I am not weird; but i write… I am happy; but i write still…
What I am trying to say is that…writing can bring a lot of good than bad to someone who tries it..
All you need to do is a little inspiration to kick off that “Shakespeare” in you.. Really..forget about the technicalities of writing first…write down what inspires you today…what you think of it…and why do you think it inspires you…
Speaking of inspiration, I bumped at an old friend yesterday while waiting for my daughter. We were talking about a particular coffee shop in our place and how they serve really delicious………………………………..we both screamed CHEESECAKE!!!….students passing by looked at us with both amusement and irritation..amusement maybe because; two middle aged people looking cool screaming over cheesecake and/or two middle aged people looking ridiculously stupid screaming over cheesecake..
Anyways..I actually did not care much about their reaction.. I care about the cheesecake..So i thought i needed to grab a cheesecake while i wait..so..off i went to the coffee shop which serves the best cheesecake in town….
While i savor each bite…a “spark” came up….and of course if you know me, you can guess by now that a “spark” could mean another inspiration to write on…
So here’s for you and for my ……..
sweet savory choice;
pressing through my voice,
delicately scented, interestingly decorated,
slowly melting, suddenly agitated.
turning one more time a such;
to nibble, to masticate and munch.
fancy dark colored fluid;
dripping slowly as i am fascinated.
for each bite i sense, the poignant
boundless pungent flavor of sentiment
the lone witness of my desire
for your sweet gentle flavor.
delectable but restrained,
mouthwatering i am sure indeed.
bringing endless sensation and excruciation
that once delicate and gentle vibration
is surely about to be laid over
to savor your flavor once more.
Forever you will be
my sweet, delectable cheesecake.
See i told you guys.. it isn’t that difficult after all..so to Robin, wherever you are, whatever your doing…check it out…that might be just the “spark” you needed..