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Thanying Restaurant

Of late, I have been trying to get my parents to try out new restaurants instead of the same old thing every time. When I say “same old thing”, I really do mean that! My parents are perfectly fine with eating at Sushi Tei three times a week! The problem partly stems from the fact that my father is a Pescetarian, and my mother is a health abiding citizen, so Japanese soups and fish fit their idea of healthy and not meat fare.

But being a food blogger, I find this extremely limiting and I’ve kinda reached the last straw. I’ve decided to take my parents to sample new places whether they like it or not! Thank god the results have been quite promising. Just today, I brought my parents to try out German food at Werner’s Oven in East Coast Road! That’s really quite a feat, but as always, the deal sweetener is when I say, “it’s okay, the bill is on me” !!!!!

We had a lovely meal at Thanying too, thanks to some vouchers I managed to lay my hands on. I think Thanying has seen better days in terms of numbers of patrons. My parents say that a decade ago, going to Thanying would have been a highlight. Well it still is, and the food is really very good, so it’s a pity that the restaurant was about only 1/4 full on the two occasions we had lunch there last month and the month before.

Thanying - Tom Yam Goong (Thai Spicy Prawn Soup with mushrooms) $10

Tom Yam Goong (Thai Spicy Prawn Soup with mushrooms) $10

Started off the meal with 2 soups. The first soup was an appetite pleaser, ie the Tom Yam soup. Lots of fresh prawns and mushrooms but be careful about not slurping too much soup too quickly. It was damn spicy even though the menu said “hint of spice”!

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St Andrew’s Dental Surgeons

Bet you didn’t see this post coming….

Actually, it is of utmost importance. In order to be able to eat well and enjoy the process of eating, would it not be vital that you maintain a healthy set of pearly whites? Yesterday was my bi-annual dental check up. Yes boss, I didn’t skive off early to go for a job interview. I really went to see the dentist.

Going to the dentist isn’t exactly an enjoyable thing. I always feel such rush of relief when no cavities are found and the dentist can go ahead to polish my teeth. There was a period of time when I hadn’t visited the dentist for more than 2 years. It was pretty scary when I finally did go. Luckily all was fine. I realise that as long as I make the visits often enough, say twice a year, there would be nothing to worry about. I’m assuming a cavity takes time to develop??

Anyway, St Andrew’s is on my company’s list of approved dental clinics. A colleague recommended me this place and I’ve been going back since. I haven’t been to all that many dental clinics, but I quite like St Andrews. The clinic is nice, clean and comfortable. There is a waiting area with comfy chairs and lots of magazines to keep your mind off the impending check-up. There is a coffee machine although I don’t think you’ll be wanting that just before you bare your teeth to the dentist. There is a fish tank with colourful corals, if you need help calming down.

St Andrew’s recently moved from the 3rd floor of Amara Shopping Centre to the 11th floor of Amara Corporate Tower. So there is also a view to enjoy now. I like looking out at the Icon Condominium, one of my favourite condos. When I grow up, I’m going to get an apartment there.

St Andrew’s Dental Surgeons is a dental practice where there are numerous dentists with numerous consultation rooms, ie it’s not a one-man show. I won’t comment on the dentists here as I don’t think that would be appropriate. Suffice to say that I don’t see a need to change dentists or dental clinics for now.

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - Waiting Area

Lots of travel and car magazines

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - Waiting Area

Fish tank on the left, kiddo play area and waiting area on the right

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - View from the dental chair

View of The Pinnacle @ Duxton from my dental chair. Check out the sunglasses on the table. That’s so that the bright lights don’t stun your eyes when you’re having your teeth yanked out.

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - View of Amara Hotel Swimming Pool

While waiting for my dentist, I got off the dental chair to snap a picture of the Amara Hotel Pool. Quite nice huh.

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - Reception Area

Reception area. The lift opens directly into the dental clinic.

St Andrew’s Dental Surgeons

Amara Corporate Tower#11-01
Amara Hotel 100 Tras Street
Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6224 0055 FAX: +65 6226 2364

Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 19:00
Saturday : 8:30 – 15:00
Sunday and PH Closed

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