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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Foodie Dates at Tonkatsu Ma Masion & Sukiya + L'occitane Give-away!

life is so awesome when you have friends, family and love.
 i really think one of the greatest pleasures in life is sharing good company over good food! though it's definitely not good for my diet, hehe. it really can't be helped, i love to eat too much :X

 went out for a dinner date with my girls the other day, which was right after i got my hair done at Salon Vim! we had initially planned on going to Antoinette or Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery, but Antoinette was too crowded, and after some of the girls arrived earlier to queue at Wild Honey, we were told they had to give away our table because a couple of us were not there yet. #angryface
and it wasn't even a weekend night! 

not the best service i feel. so we decided to go somewhere else for our meal instead, and we ended up at  Tonkatsu by Ma Maison, also at Mandarin Gallery! Wild Honey called us up while we were queuing for Tonkatsu by Ma Maison to inform us that they had seats available for us already, but we rejected it on principle. HAHA :P


Tonkatsu by Ma Maison 
333A Orchard Road 
#02-35/36 Mandarin Gallery 
Tel: +65 6733 4541 
Mon to Fri: 11am–3pm, 5pm–10pm 
Sat, Sun and PH: 11am–10pm

if you want to have Tonkatsu, this is the place to go. because just about every single item on the menu is..... *drum rolls* Tonkatsu. LOLOL. there's almost nothing else on the menu, except slight variations like chicken/prawn and others like katsu don. this place is seriously Pork Cutlet Heaven!
on the other side of the table: Wendy, Fel and Joyce! :D
on my side, Nancy, Debs and me :D
we all ordered one Tonkatsu each except for Nancy who went for the Katsu Don. some of the other girls had the mixed set too which has Ebi Tempura in it! and this is the three girls showing no mercy to the pickled radish appetizer. i mean, it's only radish! need to be so paparazzi or not! hahaha. they so funny.
and this is my super awesome Negi Miso Rosu Katsu set. 

every set comes with refillable cabbage, rice and miso soup!!!! MAD AWESOME. and the miso soup is the BEST i've ever tasted! i had 4 bowls of it :X there's pork and radish in it and it's so so so yummy. for the rice, you can choose from either white rice, or a healthier multi-grain rice.

my pork cutlet was deep fried to a crispy crunchy batter finish, but the pork was still soft and juicy! tasted wonderful with the miso sauce! though it was a tad salty, but i'm a sodium junkie :D i spammed sesame dressing on my cabbage salad as well, and finished the entire mountain of it! NOM NOM.
happy with my food! as you can see, the portion is quite huge for being re-fillable too. i couldn't finish my cutlet, but i had extra servings of cabbage and miso soup!
variety of condiments available! i didn't try any of those, except for the sesame dressing. love it!
the compulsory group shot! :D love catching up with these girls over a good meal. we have to meet more often! thanks to Wendy for organizing this one ❤❤❤
we ended off with dessert at Coffee Club nearby! their mudpie is delish and feeds many people. love it! poor Wendy and Nancy ordered the wrong thing and got hot coffee instead of iced ones :X hahahaha. sad max! let's plan the next outing again soon! 


and just last Saturday, i was really craving for some meat, so i asked YZ to go to Sukiya with me! :D

actually, i asked the girls before our dinner date if they wanted to go Sukiya. HAHA. but they said no :( so, i finally got my sukiyaki craving satisfied with YZ instead! :D :D :D so happy!!! the queue was rather long, and we had to wait around 15-20 minutes. but it was worth it! :D


6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-138FG, 
Center Stage Marina Square, Singapore 
Tel: +65 6337 9969 

Mon–Fri: 11.30am – 10.30pm Sat–Sun: 11.30am – 11pm


my handsome boyfriend :X

i love love love Sukiya because they have not just free-flow meat, but also a pretty decent selection of steamboat ingredients! though i usually concentrate on the meat :D

we always start off with six plates of meat, haha. two each of chicken, beef and pork :X and then we order extra from there depending on our preference for the day!

veggies and mushrooms for the soup!
you must must must dip your meat in the raw egg. beat it thoroughly first!

we had Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu soup base! Kimchi soup base is also available.

this cheese ball thingy is way awesome. can i find it at NTUC or something??

and the ice cream didn't use to be free-flow, but i think it is now!!! :D it's not super good quality, but it's decent soft serve and i love mine with cornflakes!

the two of us finished 10 plates of meat and we were soooo stuffed!!! i had difficulty walking after the meal :X but i love meat!!! *carnivore* cannot resist. SO GOOD! i wanna eat again soon! :D the two of us really love to eat :D it's a good thing that we're both more health-conscious now! YZ's been exercising regularly as well and he jogs 10km a day! insane or what!

we went for a run together last week, and covered 8KM! siao. i was like dying and dragging my feet through out and had to take walk breaks, but it was like a no-brainer for YZ =.= he said he wanted to fall asleep cos it was so boring to run with me FML.
still, it's a HUGE achievement for me! :D but i am too lazy to run so far on my regular jogs la. trying to do at least 4KM, 4 times a week :D so far, i've been keeping up quite well! at least some of the calories i've been taking in like crazy have been burnt off.


my outfit for Sunday! Dazzle Sequin Cropped Top in Black, with the Pastel Candy Jeans in Salmon and Cambridge Satchel in Burgundy. i love the sequined top and how edgy it looks!

and here's a preview of my awesome new hair. you can't really see the pink streaks from the front, haha. will blog with more photos soon! Salon Vim's having their 30% off GSS promo for Cut+Color+Highlight so you should take the opportunity to get your hair pampered now!


lastly, i've got a GIVE-AWAY to do! :D

thanks to L'occitane, i'll be giving away THREE of this super lovely gift set consisting of the Pivoine Flora Shower Gel 75ml, Pivoine Flora Hand Cream 10ml, Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette 5ml and Beauty Pouch! they are really cute miniature sized products, handy for travel, and they come in a matching pouch as well. pink and girly and oh-so-pretty!

do check out my blog post on the Pivoine Delicate range here to find out more about these products!

to win one of these sets, just leave a comment on this blog post, saying I WANT! :D do remember to fill in the email address so that i'm able to contact you! (don't type your email addy into the comment box, because it won't be privatized!)

give-away ends on 23th June, midnight! :D only open to local (Singapore) addresses!

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