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Food Review: Outpost 903 Gastrobar

Located at 903 Bukit Timah Road, Outpost 903 Gastrobar is inspired by the portmanteau culture of gastrobars in the UK: quality grub in a cozy bar within the neighborhood.

Outpost 903Gastrobar features more than forty beers and ciders, with six beers on tap, and a long list of wine and spirits.

You could easily spot Outpost 903 Gastrobar by the sharp black-and-white mural wall and distinctive water tank amidst the quiet neighbourhood at Bukit Timah.

Decorated with many interesting rustic furnitures. To which, some were directly imported from Vietnam. Even from all the mis-match-ness, the interior of the restaurant was warm, cozy and inviting.


Cheesy Steak Sandwich ($20)
Perfect combination of thin sliced rib eye & Pork bratwurst with home-made tomato sauce topped with mozzarella & sharp cheddar cheese on ciabatta bread.

Absolutely flavourful! This is one of my favourite sandwich from the entire brunch menu.

 
 


Mac & Cheese Bacon Sandwich ($16)
Generous slice of Mac & Cheese topped with streaky bacon & Spicy Marinated tomato slices sandwich between toasted brioche.

Interesting texture of Mac & Cheese against the light and fluffy bread. It was so good, I constantly find James leaning over to pick on my bread!

 
 


Benedict Duo ($14)
Poached eggs served two styles (bacon & ham) on mini ciabatta bread.

Perfect for those who couldn’t quite decide between Ham OR Bacon in their sandwiches. Now, you can have them both and eat them at the same time.

 
 
 


Mac & Crabmeat Sandwich ($20)
Juicy Crabmeat sandwiched between two sliced of toasted brioche with cheddar cheese served with tomato soup dip.

Definitely eat this with the tomato soup dip. It does make a world of difference from eating it, as it is…..

 
 
 


903 Burger ($16)
Home-made beef patty, lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, gherkins sandwich between toasted sesame buns.

Another of my favourite from the brunch menu. I was immediately sold by the generous thick home-made beef patty dribbled with runny egg yolk from my sunny side up.

 

All main courses are served with salad and french fries.

There is something about the blueberry infused vinaigrette salad dressing that leaves me craving for more…..

Options for side dishes  are liberal…… Other than the standard that is shown as of above, you could also opt for all salad or all fries. Truffle fries are also available with a nominal top up.

I am literatly filled to the brim at this moment.
But yet, I love my desserts too much to skip it.


Chocolate Lava ($14)
feather-light crust with molten chocolate center served with vanilla ice cream

A picture paints a thousand words, so this no need for words right? *drool*

 
 
 
 
 


Mango Float ($12)
Layered graham biscuit with mango cream, topped with fresh mango slices.

I love anything with with mango. The layering of graham biscuit, mango cream and fresh mango makes an interesting texture for this dessert. Simply refreshing!

 
 

Good food is best enjoyed in good company…..
Check out the other bloggers that joined us for brunch;
Lynn, Cherie, Winnie, Mabel, Estella, Lady Boss; Mediacorp host Lin You Yi, Agnes Tay from AT Marketing Consultancy, Me & baby James.

Mabel sharing the art of taking a selfie.
1. Find your Better Angle
2. Point Camera Top Down
3. Look into the Lens and SMILE!
4. Go Shutter Happy! And select the BEST picture!:)

I never thought I’ll be caught taking a selfie in public, but I am getting the hang of it. The Olympus EP3 is seriously a tad too heavy for single hand operation. Time to train those muscles by taking more selfies!! 😀

We truly enjoyed our experience at Outpost 903 Gastrobar.
Will definitely be back for beers and dessert!!

Outpost No. 903 Gastrobar
903 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 589620
Tel: 6468 4903

Opening Hours
Mon: 17:00 – 00:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Wed – Thu: 17:00 – 00:00
Fri: 17:00 – 02:00
Sat: 15:00 – 02:00
Sun: 10:00 – 00:00



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Gardens by the Bay | Flower Dome & Cloud Forest

This is our first trip to Gardens by the Bay.
I wasn’t expecting much, but I must say I am truly Impressed.

Gardens by the Bay is easily accessible from Bayfront MRT Station (Circle Line).
Admission to the outdoor garden is free, and there is already plenty to see and enjoy.
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh visits Gardens by the Bay

Flower Dome; The Cool-Dry Conservatory
After sweltering in the heat of the outdoor gardens, the cool dry climate of the Flower Dome was a welcoming sight. The landscape of the Flower Dome is spacious and well planned out. There were plants from all over the world. Ranging from Mediterranean Basin, South West Australia, South Africa, Central Chile and California. We’re seriously living up to our expectation of being a Garden City.
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh visits Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome

The common name, scientific name, alongside with the country of origins of all the plants were all clearly displayed. It was educational for Hiroshi as he goes about reading the signs. Sophia was just happy taking in the pretty sights and smell…..

The flower fields displays are ever changing depending on different seasons, festivals and themes. Since it was mid-autumn festival celebration, we get to see beautiful blooms of “lantern flowers”.
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh visits Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome

Cloud Forest; The Cool-Moist Conservatory
We were greeted by a majestic view of tall lush vegetation and a great big waterfall! The air was moist and really COLD! (Reminder to self: Bring a light jacket the next time we visit.)
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh visits Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest

We started right at the top at the Lost World, then slowly made our way down via Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside below. I have a fear of heights, so I didn’t dare look down at the mountainsides below!!! But, the view out there is astounding! You could see Marina Bay Sand, the Singapore Flyer and so much more!
Singapore Mom Blogger Irene Soh visits Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest

I love the conservation message at the end of the walks urging people to put a little more thoughts and efforts about helping to preserve mother earth. I especially love the fact that it is not only a pretty garden, but one that serves it’s purpose to educate. I am so proud of My Singapore!

Pretty light display for Mid Autumn Festival!
Singapore Mom Blogger visits Gardens by the Bay Lantern display 2013

Garden Hours

Outdoor Gardens & Car Parks5.00am - 2.00am daily
Cooled Conservatories & OCBC Skyway9.00am - 9.00pm daily
Last ticket sales at 8.00pm daily
Last admission at 8.30pm daily
Audio Tour9.30am - 5.00pm on weekdays
9.30am - 4.00pm on weekends, eve of and on public holidays
Shuttle Service9.30am - 5.00pm daily
Both Audio Tour and Shuttle Service commence at 12.30pm on the first Monday of every month.

Admission

LOCAL RESIDENT RATE
One ConservatoryTwo ConservatoryOCBC SkyWalk
Adult$12$20$5
Senior Citizen
(>60 years old)
$8$15$5
Child
(3 - 12 years old)
$8$12$3
STANDARD RATE
Two ConservatoriesOCBC Skywalk
Adult$28$5
Senior Citizen
(>60 years old)
$28$5
Child
(3 - 12 years old)
$15$3

Visit Gardens by the Bay Website and Facebook for more updated information.

We’ll be planning a visit to the OCBC Skywalk soon.
Have you visited Gardens by the Bay?
What do you like about it?

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Wordless Wednesday : Natural Baby Teether | The Carrot-teether

James soothing his erupting front teeth with a natural baby teether. The Carrot-Teether.
Natural Baby Teether | The Carrot-Teether

p/s: The Carrot-Teether might pose as a choking hazard for your child.
Please watch your child closely and never leave them unattended at all times.

Linking up with Ai Sakura for Wordless Wednesday:


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Octoburst 2013: “Take a Walk with Me” by Sarah Lee

In the midst of our busy day-to-day buzz….
We often forget how important it is to spend quality time with our kids.
Quality time of pure listening and talking with undivided attention.

We spent a beautiful Saturday morning walking around The Esplanade with Sarah.

The children were “geared” with “special” equipments which would help power up their 5 senses as we go through the highly interactive programme. Children were encouraged to freely interpret and discuss about the varies art installation.

It turns out, Hiroshi and Sophia have a pretty extensive vocabulary for art, since they have been talking non stop throughout the programme!!

One of the many things we’ve enjoyed in the programme was story telling by Sarah. The children were literately bewitched. Especially the story of old Singapore which was told through storigami was particually engaging for the kids.

That was not all. We also get a special take-home activity kit which was full of ideas to help continue the arts experience anywhere and everywhere.
Octoburst 2013 | Take a Walk with Me by Sarah Lee

Do check out Octoburst 2013.
A children’s day festival organised by The Esplanade which runs from the 4th till 6th of October.

Take a walk with me” by Sarah Lee, an event not to be missed.

Book your tickets now and wander along with Sarah on this multi-sensory discovery trail. Through stories, drama games and other interactive activities, you’ll discover the art, architecture and rich heritage of the Esplanade district.

Disclaimer: we have been invited to “Take a walk with me” by Sarah Lee. All views and opinions are our own.

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What’s Cooking – Pulut Panggang (Grilled Rice Packets)

Kitson’s mom is a true blue Paranakan from Penang. I’ve always been fascinated by the richly cultured Peranakan cuisine. This lady even at the age of 83 with one eye blinded due to cataract still rise at the stroke of dawn to pound, stir, grind, simmer and cook so that we are able to enjoy the wonderful taste of Penang Peranankan food.

Peranankans are the most meticulous people when it comes to food preparation. The modern food processor will never take over the place of the mortar and pestle. All the manual labor seems entice the appetite, making the meal even more “satisfying” than it is!

Pulut Panggang (Grilled Rice Packets) is one of my favorite snack. The fragrance of coconut glutinous rice with spicy prawn fillings wrapped in banana leaves is the ultimate snack for tea time.

Grill rice packets on top of charcoal heat for the extra omph of smoky flavors!

Pulut Panggang (Grilled Rice Packets)
A delicious savory snack made from glutinous rice steamed with coconut milk. Sink your teeth into one them and be pleasantly surprised by the aromatic fillings of spiced prawn and grated coconut. Pulut Panggang are wrapped with banana leaves and are finally grilled to perfection for the wonderful smoky flavors.
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Ingredients for Glutinous Rice
  1. -450g Glutinous Rice
  2. -Pinch of Salt
  3. -Coconut Milk
  4. (Squeeze from 1/2 grated coconut with 150ml water added)
  5. -Banana Leaves 20 pieces
  6. 15 * 15 cm, soaked in boiling water to soften and cleaned
  7. -Staples and Stapler or lidi
Ingredients for Fillings
  1. -Lemon grass 2 stalks, cut into 5 cm lengths
  2. -Fresh young turmeric 5cm knob, peeled
  3. -Fresh Red Chillies 3, Sliced
  4. -Shallots 5, Peeled and sliced
  5. -Cooking Oil 3-4 Tbsp
  6. -Coconut 1/2 grated
  7. -Prawns (shrimps) 300g, peeled, washed, drained and minced
  8. -Salt to taste
  9. -Water 8 Tbsp
Directions for Glutinous Rice
  1. - Soak Glutinous Rice in water for 3-4 hours. Wash and Drain. Set Aside.
  2. - Add a little salt to coconut milk, stir well to dissolve. Set Aside.
  3. - Steam Glutinous Rice for 25mins, then add salted coconut milk and mix well.
  4. - Steam again for 25mins, until rice is cooked. Remove.
Directions for Fillings
  1. - Pound lemongrass, turmeric and chillies until fine in a mortar. Add shallots and pound again until fine. Set Aside.
  2. - Heat oil in a frying pan. Add grated coconut, pounded ingredients, minced prawns and salt to taste. Stir.
  3. -Reduce heat, add water and continue stirring until ingredients are about to dry up and set aside.
Assemble Pulut Panggang
  1. - Onto each banana leaf, put some steamed glutinous rice, top with fillings and cover with more rice.
  2. - Fold 1 edge of banana leaf over and roll into a sausage shape. Secure ends with staples or lidi.
  3. - Toast pulut panggang over charcoal heat, turning often to ensure even toasting.
  4. - When banana leaves are brown and slightly burnt, remove and serve.
Notes
  1. Alternatively, heat 2 Tbsp oil in a wok over very low heat and fry pulut panggang. Cover to cook for a few minutes, then turn regularly until brown and cooked.
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The food train is heading over to Mummy Moo tomorrow.

She will be making Babi Pongteh. A quintessential Peranakan dish made of braised pork belly and fermented soy bean.

One of the die die must try dish of peranankan food!

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