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Happy 7th Birthday Sophia! | Jamie’s Italian (Vivo City)

Being 7 is exceptionally special in my opinion.

It’s the age that I suddenly lose the innocence of my kids to the educational system of Singapore. When it comes to education, I believe that some things cannot be rushed. But somehow, peer pressure has its own devious way of rubbing into my kid’s system! 😥

To celebrate Sophia’s 7th Birthday and surviving the first 6 months of primary school, we decided to indulge on a good meal at Jamie’s Italian at Vivo City Singapore.
Jamie's Italian Singapore

I love the rustic interior. And being a huge fan of Jamie Oliver I marveled over books and various merchandise at the main reception area.
Jamie's Italian Singapore interior

What a teaser! Freshly made pasta was located near the main reception area totally whet my appetite! By then We were already as hungry as a pack of wolves!
Jamie's Italian Singapore Fresh Pasta

Once we were seated at our table, kids were entertained with coloring activities.
They even had the View-Master toy which I vividly remembered having back in the 80s!
(Plus kids menu with “real food” to excite the kids too!)
Jamie's Italian Kids Meal

Service was tardy at the beginning but soon picked up after food were served.

Italian Bread Selection. ($6.00)
Just the way I like it. Assorted bread (rosemary focaccia, Italian grissini, crispy “music bread” & ciabatta) dipped into olive oil & aged balsamic. YUMS!
Jamie's Italian SIngapore Bread

Antipasti Planks: Vegetable Pickles ($13.50)
Curly green chillies, green & Gaeta olives & caper berries
Jamie's Italian Singapore Roasted Squash & Ricotta Bruschetta

Truffle Tagliatelle ($15.00/$23.00)
Fresh foraged black truffles, butter, Parmesan and nutmeg
Black Angel Spaghetti ($16.00/$25.00)
Squid ink pasta, scallops. garlic, chilli, anchovies, wine and capers
Prawn Linguine ($17.00/$25.00)
Fried garlicky prawns, shaved fennel, tomatoes, chilli & rocket
Jamie's Italian Singapore Pasta

James totally enjoying his Truffle Tagliatelle!
Jamie's Italian Singapore Truffle Tagliatelle

Grilled Chicken ($28.00)
Grilled garlic & rosemary chicken with tomato olive, chilli & caper sauce
Lamb Chop Lollipops ($32.00)
Bone-in grilled lamb chops served with creamy artichoke
& mint sauce, roasted nuts, chilli & caper sauce.

Jamie's Italian SIngapore Grilled Chicken + Lamb Chop lolipop

What’s a birthday without the cake?!?
Love the fact that they took effort into making Sophia’s day a little extra special!
Jamie's Italian Singapore Happy Birthday Sophia

To round up the enjoyable meal,
Kitson got his caffeine fix with Affogato ($8.50). While we indulged in the die-die-must-have Epic Brownie ($11.50) and Tiramisù ($11.50).
Jamie's Italian Singapore Dessert

Sandwiched in between the uber cute Thank You card lies my receipt!
Jamie's Italian Reciept

Apart from service, which was abit disappointing at the beginning, the food has exceeded my expectations. Ambiance was great for all occasions and kids friendly too! Definitely value for money in my personal opinion. Strongly Recommended!

Jamie’s Italian
1 HarbourFront Walk, VivoCity, #1 165-167, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 67335500

Opening Hours
12.00pm to 10.00pm Sunday to Thursday
12.00pm to 11.00pm Friday/Saturday

With our tummies all settled, there was still unfinished business. The search of the Perfect Birthday Gift. And as usual, Sophia gets to pick her own birthday present.

There was a 999 Pure Gold Disney Cuties collection road show by SK Jewellery. Sophia was drawn to those adorable precious gold like bees to honey.
#SKJewellery #999PureGoldDisneyCuties

A couple of designs caught her eyes. It was definitely a tough fight between Winnie the Pooh and Minnie Mouse. She eventually choose the Minnie Mouse Necklace. And due to some in-store promotion, Sophia gets to bring home a complimentary 24K gold plated Winnie the Pooh Collectible too! Best of Both World and Best Birthday Gift Ever! I guess this marks the start of her mini gold endowment fund.

That’s not it… Even Hiroshi gets a
Reward for being an AWESOME Brother!

Happy Birthday dear Sophia!
“Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
~Dr. Seuss

Charlie and Lola’s Extremely NEW Play

This was the first time we watched a puppetry play, and I must say I am very surprised by how entertaining it could be!

Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play brought us into a magical journey though the seasons, as Charlie and Lola discover that everything is different and not the same.

Kids’ imaginations were stretched as we watch Charlie and Marv go on an exciting Pirate Squidbones Adventure.

A lesson on responsibility learnt when Lola and her best friend Lotta say they will honestly and promisedly look after Sizzles.

And finally, Lola discovers that even not being the sun but a brown leaf in the school’s play can be wonderful too!

The audiences filled with little kiddies truly enjoyed every single minute of Charlie and Lola’s Extremely NEW Play. Would highly recommend it for parents with young children.

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Full Disclosure: We have been invited by Gushcloud to Charlie and Lola’s Extremely NEW Play. All views and opinion reflected on this post my own.

Happy Birthday Mummy!

Mom requested to celebrate her birthday Tsubohachi (Bugis+).
A sister company to where she was working at Ramen Champion.

We were pretty impressed with the interior design and settings.

Service was top notch.

Great Food Presentation. But however, the food pales in comparison as compared to the mouth watering pictures reflected on the menu. We definitely love the Philadelphia Roll. It was something out of the norm and very appetizing! But the miserable thin slices of raw sashimi on the salmon don and chirashi don just won’t cut it!

But ultimately, it is still the company that counts right?!?!?

With our stomach filled to the brim,
we forge on in search of the perfect birthday cake for this occasion.

Our search brought us to Chocolate Origin located at the basement of Bugis Junction.

The entire store concept looks like a direct rip off from Awfully Chocolate, with only 3 product on it’s menu. Original Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Cake and Cuppa Lava Cake. To be honest, I wan’t expecting much….

We ordered a 6″ Original Chocolate Cake at $29. Hold and Behold, I “EAT” my words back! It was LOVE at first bite!! The perfect marriage of rich luscious chocolate ganache entrapping two thin layers of chocolate sponges, finished with a chocolate glaze. The cake was so smooth it reminded me of Royce chocolate! It was made perfectly!

Chocolate makes me Happy.
And it was the perfect way to round the night up!

Happy 56th Birthday Mummy!
Stay Happy, Healthy and Pretty till Eternity!

Junior Bake Off with Discovery Kids!| Chocolate Rocky Road Burger

Hiroshi and Sophia had a Junior Bake Off at Chantilly Culinary Studio last Saturday.

Agenda of the day was Chocolate Rocky Road Burger.
I was obviously more excited than the kids.
But since, this is a JUNIOR Bake Off,
I am taking the backseat and letting the kids do ALL THE WORK!

Step 1: Listen VERY VERY carefully to Chef Cecilia.

READY, GET SET, BAKE!

Chocolate Rocky Road Burger Patty
Melt 50g of dark chocolate. Mix in 2 “ABUSED” Oreo Cookies and 25g of Mini Marshmallows. Divide into 4 round patties. Set aside to cool and harden.

Chocolate Rocky Road “Burger”; Vanilla Cupcake
Prepare 4 cupcake liners. Preheat Oven to 180°c.

Sift 60g plain flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt into large mixing bowl.

Add in 60g fine sugar, 60g butter (softened), 1/4 tsp vanilla essence and 1 large egg.

Mix with electrical mixer. Divide batter among 4 cupcake cakes. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.

Assemble Chocolate Rocky Road Burger
Prepare Strawberry Sauce. Roll out green fondant thinly. Cut each cupcake in half. Spread Strawberry Sauce “ketchup” on the bottom half of the cupcake, layer up with Chocolate Rocky Road Patty and Green Fondant Lettuce. Cover with cupcake top.

The kids felt pretty accomplished watching James taking a bite and returning with another BIGGER bite on the burger. You cannot go wrong when you put chocolate and marshmallows together! *Two Thumbs Up* 

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Full Disclosure: We have been invited by Gushcloud to A morning of baking fun with Discovery Kids. Copyrights of the above Chocolate Rocky Road Burger recipe is to Chantilly Culinary Studio. All views and opinion reflected on this post my own.

Fencing 101 by Absolute Fencing

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Fencing reminds me of heroes swinging from a chandelier or leaping from balconies, in their uber cool mask battling the baddies with swords at insanely fast pace.

However, the dramatic choreographed moves often shown in movies is a far cry from actual reality. We swing by Absolute Fencing to find out more…

Coach Zhenggang gives us a proper rundown on the different swords used in fencing. Namely, the saber, épée and foil. En Garde. Let’s start fencing!

Coach Zhenggang patiently guides Sophia the right way of foil handling.

Kids practicing their basic footwork in fencing.
YES! Even James wants to be a musketeer too!

Before the real fight begins,
let’s bully “Dear John” so that we could practice all our cool moves!!

My dainty princess Sophia is feeling pretty excited to battle her brother.

Let the ferocious battle begins…

Seriously, it’s darn hard to hide that goofy smirk
off your face when you just won your sister in an epic fencing battle!

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Au Revoir!
Have Fun and Happy Holidays!

Absolute Fencing is located at:
18 Boon Lay Way
#01-127
18@TradeHub 21
(Directions to Absolute Fencing)

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Absolute Fencing for trial classes for the purpose of this review. Compensation for this post was provided by Absolute Fencing. Opinions expressed here are my own.