Archive for May 28th, 2012

The Royal Mail

When it comes to dining with the Partner, I am usually the one who provides the suggestions. So for once, he surprised me and suggested we might like to try out The Royal Mail, a new restaurant and bar within the Ascott Serviced Apartments. It used to be a Julien Bompard restaurant, but I believe they moved out in 2010.

I know why the Partner might have suggested going to The Royal Mail. It serves British Roasts, one of his favourite things! Actually I love a good roast too, and it’s a treat if it comes with Yorkshire puddings! So I checked out their website last week and discovered that they were going to serve free Martinis from 6.30 – 7.30pm to promote their Martini Thursdays. I’m not really a fan of Martinis, but since there was nothing to lose (aka FREE), I said hey why not. I told a friend about it and he promptly rescheduled his gym session, and even managed to pull his wife and his gym buddy along.

The Royal Mail (9)

The bar area is quite small. We were kiasu so we arrived at 6.30pm on the dot. Turns out, we were the main customers. Guess the place is still new. Well if you have me on Facebook, you would have seen me hooting about the event. Better add me if you don’t want to lose out next time. 🙂

What is a Martini anyway? According to Wikipedia, the classic Martini is supposed to be made with gin and vermouth. However, the 3 Martinis they were offering, Cosmopolitan, Fuzzy Navel and Mojito Martini didn’t contain those elements. Vodka was used instead, which is apparently also acceptable.

The Royal Mail - Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan

The Royal Mail - Fuzzy Navel (Hairy Navel) Fuzzy Navel

I had this. The Royal Mail Version is made with Peach Schnapps, Vodka and orange juice. But according to Wikipedia, if a Fuzzy Navel has vodka in it, it becomes a Hairy Navel (obscene sounding leh!). I dislike Vodka very much so for my 2nd drink, I asked for a real Fuzzy Navel, ie without the vodka. The little black thing at the bottom of the glass is a shrivelled plum.

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Best Food Blog Finalist Interview

**Interview Questions from the Singapore Blog Awards

How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?

It feels FANTASTIC!

Food blogging can be quite a lonely affair. After all the eating is done, one goes back home to type up the blog post alone. Most people don’t leave a comment so I don’t know if what I have written appeals to anyone. I can only guess that people find my blog interesting, as my blog stats has been increasing. So, being selected as one of the Food Category finalists in the Singapore Blog Awards is an indication that I have been doing something right! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers out there for taking the time to read my blog.

When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?

I only started blogging about food 2 years ago. My father bought me a DSLR as a present and I found that the camera helped me to take nice photos of food. I’ve always loved writing so I thought why not share my thoughts on the food as well as the photos online.

Inspiration is easy to come by especially with Facebook and Twitter! My friends know I am a food blogger so they often feed me with suggestions on new places to try. Also, I love exploring the nooks and crannies of Singapore so I often chance upon hidden finds, which I have to make a mental note to return to try.

How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?

SCARY! I think the competition is stiff! I know a few of the finalists personally too and I know them to be very passionate and dedicated bloggers as well! But I think, with your help, I can make it to pole position! Just click here and vote for 365days2play! You know you want to!

Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?

Every food blogger has his or her own style. If you’ve enjoyed reading my blog and viewing the food pictures, then it’s enough reason to vote for me! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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