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Always read the labels!!!

September 08 (095)

September 08 (096)

I saw something interesting in the Supermarket the other day. If you look at the 1st picture, it says “Trans Fats FREE” in the little heart. But if you turn the milk carton over, it says “Naturally Occurring Trans Fats”. There were numerous other milk brands that also advertised the same thing. Don’t you find it hilarious that at the front, they say the milk contains no trans fats, yet at the back there is, albeit NATURALLY occurring ones? Why bother to tell us that the milk is “Trans fats FREE” then? Couldn’t they have at least said “No added Trans Fats”??? Of course this is not entirely clear as well, because some people are bound to read it as there being no Trans Fats at all, but it sure beats saying that there is ZERO, and you find out that ZERO doesn’t mean ZERO.

And while I am on the topic of milk and labels, another hilarious one is the one advertising that their milk comes from Australian Friesian Holstein cows. If I am not wrong, I saw this on the Greenfield’s milk. If you’ve noticed, most milk from Australia simply advertise themselves as made in Australia. I smelt a fish. You know what???? It’s true that the Greenfield’s milk is from Australian Friesian Holstein cows……but reared in Indonesia!!! Need I say more???

The Asian Kitchen

I like going to The Asian Kitchen. It is one of the cheapest places to eat, that isn’t a coffeeshop or foodcourt. You can easily get a meal for 2, for about $20 in total. My favourite branch is the one at Raffles City Shopping Centre. This branch serves the crispy roast duck, which isn’t available in other branches such as the Citylink one. The small serving is more than enough for 2 people, and only costs $9.90. If you order another plate of vegetables like the Treasures Plate, it costs about $6.90.

Apart from the duck, other dish portions are just enough for you to be sufficiently full for dinner. Admittedly that could be one reason why The Asian Kitchen is cheaper, but sometimes, you really don’t need that much food so why pay more for more food that you don’t need? The restaurant is also rather cramped, so you definitely can’t bring your business associates there, unless you manage to get the booth seats, which are few and far between. But still, the price tag and the really delicious roast duck beckons to me every few weeks or so.

Asian Kitchen Roast Duck

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