Post-Yoga Feast/Coffee Break

Yoga is not new to me, I went to yoga studio when I was 10. Back  then I was just a  kid (was flexible) curious about the stuff everyone’s talking about and didn’t have any idea about meditation and relaxation. But 10 years later when I came back to Yoga, it totally means different to me. I need yoga to save me from distress, insomnia and neck pain/ stiff neck… ughhh I’m so old.

But trust me, I’m not the only person living here having such problems, everyone seems to be stressed out here. Hence it’s so precious for me to have a quiet place at the heart of the city that could let me breath!

Yoga Bambam is one of the coolest yoga studios I’ve been, located at Sheung Wan, the heart of the city but keeping you away from the hustle and bustle. It’s surrounded by small vendors, cafes and restaurants. Since it’s on the ground floor, you can enjoy the street view while stretching your body.

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After an introduction course, I joined the Hatha Yoga course every Sunday afternoon. My instructor Melanie is a friendly and energetic lady, her class could be really dynamic and interactive.

Usually my yoga class finishes at 4:30, snack time! Fortunately Yoga Bambam is in between Sheng Wan and Sai Ying Pun, so I’d never worry about where to eat!

Nosh

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I put this cafe at the first place because I DO LOVE THEIR STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE! Before I thought I would never like something in strawberry flavour cuz it’s too sweet, but Nosh obviously know how to blend the sweetness of fruits into the freshness of yogurt! Besides, their brunch are also my fav. It’s a good place to chill at and you should pay more attention to their interior wall murals.

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Address:11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

3rd Space

This one is just next to Yoga Bam Bam, renowned for its pancake. I only tried once because this restaurant quite popular and is always full…  I tried its pancake all day breakfast, honestly the pancake is really soft but the whole dish is too heavy for me, which means from another perspective you don’t need to worry about the portion.

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My Sportswear fashion… LOL

Address: 22 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Oldish

Even though I’m not a British cuisine enthusiast (are you?) , I think Oldish is still worth a try. One of its selling point is the vintage interior design, and also the food quality is good too. Don’t miss it out when you pass by! (@Fahionmimo)

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Address: 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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Singapore Restaurant Week

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Frankly speaking, I love eating, but I’m not fastidious about food. First, appearance of the dish is totally not the thing I would consider. Before using Instagram, I didn’t even take any pics about what I have had (and I’m such a bad food photographer ). Second, I always believe that dining is not only about the food, but also the environment and the mood of yourself. Therefore, to me, rather than giving detailed comment of a dish like a food critic, I only focus on those “Ah-ha” moments when those magical chemical reactions happen in my mouth.

Singapore Restaurant Week (March 19th to 26th)

When I firstly  heard about this term I was like “What is this for? Is this a promotion by some restaurants or it’s a traditional festival for SG people to dine out?” Don’t laugh, sometimes I really find it hard to understand the dinning culture in Singapore. After a while I realized that this is an event held by Dinning City  , some selected restaurants (usually those fancy ones) will show their special Restaurant Week menu in a discounted price than usual.

Then I laughed. To be honest I have dined out a lot in Singapore over these months but I never get any “Ah-Ha” moments sadly. Seriously I get confused and I can’t tell why. Sometimes I try to convince myself: maybe that’s because the restaurants you have been to are not expensive enough (I don’t get the logic behind this tho haha). But dinning in those fancy restaurants in Singapore gives me the feel like having a feast on the airplane. Perhaps the meal is really good, but the place and the vibes, or the whole feeling gets wrong 😦

Ok never mind, I still booked some restaurants through this event though. Why not? So let’s check them out.

The Clifford Pier@Fullerton Bay Hotel

Yep, my first stop is of-course Fullerton Bay Hotel. In spite of those recommendations I’ve received from my local friends, the reason why I choose here is quite simple: the environment.

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The restaurant is famous for local cuisine, which is a fusion of Chinese food and southeast asian flavour. But it’s a pity that my friends and I we all think that the curry is too plain. The only highlight is the icecream I think…

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(Sorry I really donno how to take food pics…)

BOCA

People say it’s the most authentic Portuguese cuisine in Singapore. Since I haven’t tried Portuguese cuisine, I can’t compare. But one of our crew is from Portugal and his comment is: you could find all these dishes much more cheaper in Portugal. (Well the only rule to survive Singapore is NEVER thinking about the price lol)

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Based on what we’ve ordered, I guess Portuguese cuisine is mostly about seafood? And the mussels tastes pretty fresh 🙂

Salt Grill & Sky Bar

“When you’re elevated 55 floors above ground in the middle of town, it goes without saying that the view is nothing short of magnificent.” -Cleo Magazine

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What I talk about when i talk about brunch

Long time no see! Hope you all are doing well 😉

First, apologies for my super-long title, it’s from a book title of Haruki Murakami. However, this post is all about my nagging and has no relation with the great writer at all lol.  People have always been asking me how my life is in Singapore, feels like I really seldom update anything about this place. Is it because of the sunshine and hot weather here making me lazy?

Out of my expectation, life in Singapore can be very slow. Sometimes I even feel like I’m having a retired life here compared to in Hong Kong.

So, here I’m just gonna randomly post some photos, please understand my laziness. (@Fashionmimo)

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Shot at the Open Farm Community, Singapore’s first farm-to-kitchen restaurant.(@Fashionmimo)

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The organic meal: Mud crab pappardelle with thai sauce; the sustainable brand I was browsing: Reformation. (@Fashionmimo)

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Summer vibes, thank you Siwen for modelling ❤

 

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Cozy Weekend

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Cou cou! Here comes our awesome cozy weekend again. This sunday’s gonna be Chinese Moon Cake Festival so I’m already home and gonna spend it with my family. Normally we barbecue near the pool at night, in order to appreciate the silver moonlight reflected on the water and have a bite of lava-custard (?) moon cake 🙂 Actually there are so many types of moon cakes that I just couldn’t distinguish them…

So what’s your plan for this weekend? I got that feeling maybe I’m too old to go out now… Most of the time I just like to chill at my place and share pics on social media to pretend being socializing but ACTUALLY I’M NOT and I hate going out hahaha. Just kidding, but if you are also a couch-potato advocate, make yourself a good music collection and a cup of coffee 😉 or afternoon tea,whatever. (@Fashionmimo)

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Afternoon tea set in 1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui. A good place above the noisy TST, with awesome city view. (@Fashionmimo)

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Dress from Korean brand ALAND. (@Fashionmimo)

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Teatime

Just spent another couple days in Hong Kong, and as usual, I strolled around Central and looked for some good places to eat.

Having a piece of cookie and a cup of tea is a good way to kill time. Not just formal English one, different restaurants (it’s very typical that in this place any restaurant (no matter Chinese,  Italian or Thai) )could have their own afternoon tea set. But this time I tried a homely cafe/gift shop who only concentrate in afternoon tea.

IMG_5450Walking along the escalator from Central to Mid-Levels, there are lots of bars, restaurants, nail shops…then we see the Prince Terrace. Like a little garden above the chaotic commercial area. There are only a few restaurants there, and here is the little place called Another Fine Day.

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Go with their tea set, you could write a letter to someone and send it one year later. (@Fashionmimo)

Go with their tea set, you could write a letter to someone and send it one year later. (@Fashionmimo)

The English country style decoration is  homely and comfy. And it’s lucky that we were the only customers. The tea set contains  cookies, salmon tarts and muffins. We also tried the rose soda. If we only consider the price and the product, it’s kinda below the Hong Kong criteria. But I would say it’s totally a different experience that you could chill on the sofa and really  enjoy your afternoon tea time rather that queuing up in the Peninsula (Peninsula is also good though).

Since there are so much choices of afternoon tea in Hong Kong, maybe next time I should make a recommended list of those restaurants with awesome tea sets and great views, but I still have no idea where the edge is:) (@Fashionmimo)

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When Salmon Meets Thai Spice

Greyhound café-a brand from Bangkok now is getting popular in Hong Kong. You know, in this fast paced, expensive city with extreme competitions, a new brand could be easily squeezed out if you cannot catch much attention ASAP. But the fact is, this brand is occupying HK’s luxurious areas: Central, Tsim-sha-tsui, Kow Loon Tong… It’s not that common for a Thai restaurant to reach such high achievements, in Hong Kong.

I’m already a fan of it, so…hope that you could tolerate my following little-bit exaggerated description.

Here comes my must-haves:

1.Salmon Carpaccio in Spicy Hot Sauce 

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With best reputation, the fresh salmon slices swim in special Thai spicy sauce. The spicy sour sauce is like a catalyst, making the salmon tastes even fresher.

2. Crepe Cakes

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The very first time when I tried the banana chocolate crepe cake, I nearly shouted out! Come on! I will have a lifelong crave for this. Then I kept trying the strawberry crepe cake and the coconut one, they are all cute. But the banana one is always my favourite.

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Compared to those surprising appetizers and desserts, the main dishes are kinda “average”. I mean, they are all delicious, but you can try them at any Thai restaurants. So my advice is, to try more appetizers. (@Fashionmimo)

Hong Kong Branches

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Shop 1082, Podium Level 1, Central

Ocean Terminal
Shop OTG01, G/F, Ocean Terminal,
Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Festival Walk 
Shop L2-42, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon