Today we went to Orchard Road and had dim sum at a place called Imperial Treasure Nan Bei. It is different than the first place we went to called Imperial Treasure Teochew but they are both in Takashimaya on different levels. Our flatmate Justine’s friend was visiting from Taiwan so we all went out to lunch together.
We ordered the “regular” types of dim sum and it was all pretty much okay, nothing too spectacular. Although I did enjoy their “nai wong bao” (egg custard bun) which was actually a steamed cake instead of a bun. I think they used salted duck egg in between the layers so the salt mixed with the sweet made it pretty tasty.
Afterwards we headed down to basement level 2 of the shopping center to look for some dessert. I ended up buying something called “obanyaki” for breakfast tomorrow. It looks like 2 pancakes stuck together and filled with either red bean, peanuts, custard, blueberry & cheese, and others. I bought the peanut for Ron and the custard for myself.
But we also decided to have some Hokkaido ice cream. Hokkaido is apparently very well known for its dairy products so their ice cream sounds like it should be rich and creamy. Ron and I decided to share a double cone of passion fruit and black sesame. I know a weird combination but they both sounded like the most appetizing flavors at the time.
The ice cream was actually a bit ice-y for my taste but the flavors were pretty good. The cone itself was kind of soft, not as crispy as I thought it should be. I think it was S$5-6 so that is quite expensive for SG where you can get ice cream on the street for S$1 but then I guess you don’t have the variety of flavors with those street vendors.
After our dessert, Ron and I went to Lucky Plaza across the street to buy a new Wii game. Ron eventually picked out “Mario Party 8” and has currently been playing it all night.
Unfortunately I’ve been studying… which is always no fun… but it’s getting better, not so confusing. It will be another day of studying for me tomorrow before going back to work…
But Thanksgiving is coming so I think we’re going to have to go buy a turkey and rib roast tomorrow… yum!