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Drinks Night~

Our June gathering, only 3 made it, was fun with drinks~ LOL~ SK thinks that all gatherings that involved alcohol are fun~

We started off with 31 Bar & Kitchen along Keong Saik road. The super nice staff let us try a very smoky tequila shot when we asked her to recommend the drinks. This little brownish tequila was a killer. It’s so smoky, that I thought it must have been aged in burnt oak barrel. The charcoal taste lingered in our oral cavity for the longest time and I felt like 75 years old after sipping it. I don’t think any young pple (not that I am very young) would like the taste. Plus, it was sooooooo strong that it could probably kill all the microorganisms down the GI tract. LOL~ We said no, and chose the milder tequila instead.

Tequila Shot

So 3 of us had the milder tequila to start the night.



I had my usual Long Island Iced Tea. Min asked what’s in the drink other than Tequila, and I gave her a superb answer: a lot of things.

LOL~ That’s SK’s brain after just 1 tequila shot.
I can’t remember exactly what drinks they had, but I remembered the red one was quite tomato and tasted savory.

We were feeling very warm so the lady gave us the air con remote controller. LOL~

After that, we cabbed to Maison Ikkoku in Kandahar street.

Maison Ikkoku

Thanks to Min for recommending this very interesting bar. Basically, there is no drinks menu. So you just need to tell the staff what you feel like having and the bartender will create something for you. =)


I said I wanted something sweet but strong, and I received this pretty drink. It’s rum with lychee and edible flower petals. Can’t really taste the lychee but it’s a strong drink indeed.

maison Ikkoku


Hua’s  drink was something sweet with mango and it came with a flaming rosemary. I like this drink~



Min wanted something clean with Gin and cucumber. That’s hers and it’s flaming too~



For round 2, I ordered peanut butter cup but since they didn’t have peanut butter, I got a super yummy hazelnut chocolatey drink~



It’s so creamy, yet with strong alcohol. I can only describe it as liquid dessert~



Hua’s 2nd drink was strawberry based. Supposed to have the dry ice effect but it was gone before it reached the table.



We had fun playing number games and that’s our semi-drunk selfie~ It’s weird that we always think that we opened our eyes damn big but the photo shows otherwise…

Rich and Good Swiss Roll

Rich and Good Swiss Roll

Hua bought this strawberry swiss roll for me! There’s a lot of effort behind this piece of cake…
Hua had to go to Kandahar street to get it (this was the last swiss roll before everything was sold out!), bring it back to her office, ran back from Clarke Quay to her office to get the forgotten cake, and then back to Clarke Quay for me!
I felt so bad!
To make her effort worthwhile, I savour every bit of the swiss roll~

Ramen Champion in Bugis+

I bought a voucher from deal.com.sg last month. For $11.50, I could redeem a bowl of Signature Tonkotsu Ramen at Mendokoro Aoi (Ramen Champion). Needing a dinner khaki, I bought 3 vouchers and got my 2 cousins to go with me. 

We went to the Bugis+ Ramen Champion outlet on a weekday evening. There was no queue and plenty of tables to choose from. It was my first time there. It’s kinda like a ramen “street” with different ramen stalls, and we are free to choose where to seat. So we went to the Mendokoro Aoi to order our ramen as per the voucher.

Signature Tonkotsu Ramen

Signature Tonkotsu Ramen 1

Quoting from the voucher: “The Signature Tonkotsu Ramen soup is made from boiling pork bones, pork fats and collagen over high heat for 7-8 hours at least until the pork bones have broken down then served with thin, non-curly noodles and chopped spring onion for topping.”

The serving size is quite generous, and we got 4 pieces of char siew and 1 Aji Tamago (Flavoured Egg) in each bowl. The noodles tasted good and springy. The soup is rich but has a porky taste. My cousin isn’t a fan of the porky taste, so she abandoned the soup and char siew and just finished the noodles. We added chilli powder to make it a bit spicy and enhance the taste.

Overall, I find the ramen pretty good and will definitely return to try the other ramen stalls.

Ramen Champion
201 Victoria Street
#04-10 Bugis+ (formerly illuma)
Singapore 188067
Tel: 6238 1011