Hi everyone,

Apologies I have not been consistently posting..
I will resume the posting soon! following an added format : I will try to include the prices of the places that I visited ( based on per person)


Thanks for your continual support:)



Hi all,

Thank you all for supporting this blog so religiously!

I will be on hiatus for a while once the new year commences!

Might not be able to commit the time continue blogging .. so  .. Yup this blog will be dead for a period of time ..

Thank you all for your continual support!!


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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! and Happy Shopping online/cyber monday deals 🙂
I hope that it is not only today that you feel a sense of gratitude towards people that have been there for you – or a momentary thing to be nice. Its not easy to cross paths, and don’t take anyone for granted!
For the life moments, the dark times and happy times, the times that you just wished you could freeze it. Then again, Growth is often painful an dscary. There is no growth without change; there is no change without fear or loss; and there is no loss without pain. We fear these losses, even if our old ways were self-defeating, because , like a worn out pair of shoes, they were at least comfortable and familiar.
Every change involves a loss of some kind: You must let go of old ways in order to experience the new.
Pray that everyone have a good thanksgiving! 🙂 and

Osteria Mozza

We headed down here to celebrate my brother’s graduation + birthday as well as a farewell for my lil sister that shes back to being an international student ( aka trained maid)

its quite nice to have the whole family dressed up for an occasion .. and sit down and have a nice dinner .. 🙂


We were quite excited to try out this place! after all we hear so much about these top culinary chefs that come to Singapore and set up their restaurants.. So we decided to head down and try it out .. we also didn’t find much reviews for this place so was quite excited to try it out ..


So to start off our dinner, we ordered to share amongst us appetisers:

Grilled Octopus with potatoes, celery & lemon

Close up of the Octopus

Butter Lettuces with hazelnuts, bacon, gorgonzola dolce & egg

Grilled Bone Marrow

Burrata with grilled asparagus, guanciale, brown butter & almonds

Then following that, we ordered 2 pastas to share as well:

Porcini mushroom


Close up

And following that, we ordered some mains to share:

Rabbit con salsiccia, roasted garlic, lemon & rosemary

Grilled Whole snapper with herbs & extra virgin olive oil

Grilled Wagyu Beef Tagliata with rucola & Parmigiano Reggiano

Duck al Mattone with pear mostarda & corn

pear mostarda & corn

and of course, some side dishes to accompany :

Grilled japanese eggplant with mint & yogurt

Verdict : 4.5/5 of us will return only for the appetizer! our favourite is the asparagus with burra cheese. I thought the dish was very nicely co-ordinated. The salad was also not too saltish, and the butternut was very crisp and seasoned well. The octopus was a little slightly over grilled- hence it was pretty tough and rubbery .. and was not as spectacular as we thought it would be.   The bone marrow was presented in a very neat way, and tasted as good as it looked! rich in flavour and very well accompanied with their homemade sour dough bread 🙂

The pasta of the two, I think we all prefered the creamy porcine mushroom one. I liked how the texture of the pasta was just slightly more undercooked, as well overall as a dish its very light and not too heavy. The other pasta on the other hand, was a little too saltish from the cured ham, but the spiciness of the sauce gave it a nice kick to the dish.

The mains: I thought all was alright .. The duck was well cooked, but we were told before ordering that the skin would be crispy, but it did not turn out to be as such. We sent the dish back to the kitchen and the chef sent it back out to us saying that its the way it is.. So I guess thats it .. but nonetheless i like the sauces that accompany it.  The Rabbit – bravely eaten by my siblings – they complained that the marinate had drowned out the texture of the rabbit meat. One of the meat however, was over cooked and tough. The Snapper was nicely cooked but overstuffed with mint leaves .. so made it a little … minty .. ahahha …

The sides: the grilled eggplant was awesome – even my brother that does not usually eat eggplants gobbled it down. we didn’t really take tot the other vegetable very well ..

Good dinner nonetheless :/

Osteria Mozza
2 Bayfront Avenue  #B1-42/46
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
Singapore 018972

Thank you

Before I proceed, I must really thank this friend who has been actively following and commenting on my posts!

Lianne! please follow her yummilicious blog at: foodmadewithlove.wordpress.com

I must say reading her blog and following her instagram all the time makes me salivate at all the food that she either cooks (like a pro), bakes and dines

She kindly nominated ahballing here for versatile blogger & sunshine awards !
Just thought I have to make this big shout out “THANK YOU VERY MUCH!” ❤

Its quite an encouragement to continue food blogging as a hobby and a huge boost 🙂
Thank you millions 🙂

1000+ :)

We have hit 1000 over blog counts!!
Thanks everyone for rolling by and contributing to the number!!
Am more inspired and glad to be sniffing out more good hunts 🙂

bye bye bye

I quitted!! Coming back to Singapore after all 😀

although I must say  I will miss my Hk life, my colleagues, my new found friends and only friend who had to put up with all my nonsense

time to go around finding all my last eats and rounds to last me until I return back to Hong Kong while serving the 1 month notice ;p

bye sgp

I am relocating to Hong Kong because of a New Job opportunity ..
I don’t know how long I will be gone for …

So i guess my next few posts will be about Hong Kong food finds ..

I will miss my Singapore food
and friends
and family