Last night was a special one for my boyfriend. It was the night of his actual 22nd birthday and I had a dinner surprise planned for him.
But because I wasn’t going to tell him where it was (that’s why it’s called a surprise), I told him to meet me right smack in the middle of the Singapore – Cityhall.
At 5.30, we still had an hour to waste before our 7.30pm dinner reservation at the ‘secret’ place.
We passed by Pet Lover’s Centre along what is it called…Esplanade link? the one that connects the train station to Raffles City..??? Ok, doesn’t matter. We saw this unusual-looking animal through the glass window. Looked like a guinea pig, yet nothing like one. It was almost completely furless!!
The sign did say they were guinea pigs.. but i think they made a mistake. It said “I am a Skinny Pig”, “My breed is Guinea Pig”.
I would think it’s more like “I am a guinea pig”. And don’t laugh at how adorably ugly it looks. It costs $555 each!! Haha. That’s crazy!
While I was trying to get good shots, my boyfriend began bugging me to leave for dinner. Think he was either excited or hungry, or both. LOL. A hungry man is an angry man…
Okay, didn’t want him to end up eating me. We left Cityhall…
Don’t be shocked by the prices.
Each plate of sashimi (5 slices) costs from S$25 – S$60
Plain Chawanmushi was S$12.
Sharksfin Chawanmushi was S$32.
Sushi (a pair) ranged from S$10 to S$38.
Main courses like Chasoba was S$18. I think my boy was trying to either conceal disappointment that we could’ve had a buffet with that money instead, or that his shock at the prices. LOL.
Very traditional dining ambience. If only the waitresses dressed up as Geishas. They did wear those jap robes, but not kimonos… and not white faces, pink cheeks and red lips. LOL
We also ordered for him his Claypot Udon. OMG! If you ever go there to eat. You have to try the Udon! I think it was freshly handmade or something cos it was so silky! And I’m not being overly kind with my words here. It was just beyond us. Must must must try!
Next up was Teriyaki Chicken ($15/-). It was really yummy. I told my boy that we’ll order 10 of it the next time we go there. Haha. For the portion and the price, in comparison to the other menu items, the teriyaki chicken was worth it.
My boy was just being really cute! He does this all the time whenever we are out.
That’s the entire wall of awards and accolades the restaurant has earned itself in the past. They won themselves the title of Best Restaurant in various categories from Wine & Dine, Singapore Tatler, etc. All for the years from 1999 to 2010. Not bad eh?
We ended the night with a shot of the two of us in the lift down. He had to wake up at 6am the following morning to return to Khatib camp.
Would have loved to spend the night with him but I was being spoilt and didn’t want to wake up so early only to travel an hour back home the next day. Haha.
I love you big boy!!