symmetry and shopping on a saturday

I’m feeing very thankful for a midweek public holiday. Due to the rain, our plans for Pulau Ubin got cancelled, but it’s aways nice to wake up late, catch up on blog posts, and meet up with friends. I’ve been a bit backed up with my blog posts, but I’ll start cranking them out! 🙂

The other Saturday, Aimee and I checked out brunch at a new place called Symmetry. I highly recommend this place, not only for their foods, but for their drinks and cool ambience. They had the BEST truffle fries and amazing homemade passion fruit iced tea. I got the truffle eggs and Aimee got their breakfast croissant. There was a bit of a queue for brunch, but we opted for the counter and didn’t have to wait!

After consuming a whole bucket of delicious truffle fries in addition to our main dishes,  we managed to head over to Haji lane which is located by Arab street. This unique street has really cute boutiques and stores which gives some life to the monotonous mall scene in Singapore. Even though we didn’t walk away with any purchases, Haji lane is always a fun place to spend your Saturday!

Symmetry

9 Jalan Kubor #01-01 S(199206)

Photos taken from my iphone4s

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Haji Lane & Arab Street

Photos taken from my Nikon d5100, edited with Adobe Lightroom

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brunch @ canopy

Our first book club meeting of the year, a few of us gathered for brunch at Canopy over in Bishan Park a few weeks ago. If you are looking for a brunch place farther north and away from downtown, Canopy is for  you. It’s hidden in Bishan Park along with a few other restaurants.

We met on a Sunday afternoon, and couldn’t get a table inside because we didn’t make reservations, but the outdoor area was just as nice. Luckily it had rained earlier so it was a bit cooler outside and less crowded when we first arrived.  They have a pretty impressive brunch menu. I got the eggs oyaka which was pretty delicious. They have an extensive drinks menu as well. The drinks were a bit pricey, but I couldn’t resist getting the mango blast. After my huge mango drink came out, my friends felt compelled to get one themselves. And ladies, I promise to read the next book club book… 🙂

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my favorite meal

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Slice of Life Challenge Day #16

I would definitely have to say that Saturday brunch would be my favorite meal of the week. There’s something special about being able to sleep in on a Saturday morning. It’s about going to brunch with friends after a long and stressful week.  It’s about being able to order breakfast food even if it’s 12pm. It’s about good food and honest conversations.

Today, I had a hard decision to make. What to eat for brunch. I ended up going with my gut and choosing the pancakes at Food for Thought, located at the Botanical Gardens. It was a good decision. Pancakes with berries on top, a side order of bacon and an iced lime tea.

So cheers to Saturday brunches, good conversations with friends, and a slice of pink velvet birthday cake. I have fallen for you again, my dear brunch. Until next time.

What’s your favorite meal of the week?

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Brunch @ Hundred Acres

When I’m in NYC, I think Saturday brunch is probably my favorite meal of the week. It’s the weekend, it’s good food, and it’s NY. I recently got a chance to check out Hundred Acres in Soho, on 38 Macdougal street between Houston and Prince. I loved the two dishes we got which were the quiche and blueberry pancakes. These are probably the best blueberry pancakes I ever had! They were so light, flavorful and left you wanting more. If you are looking for a good brunch place in the city, this is it!

I’m always looking for good recommendations. What is your favorite brunch place in the city?