Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My First Wedding Anniversary

Time really flies, especially when we are having fun and good times. The year went by in a blink of an eye and last weekend, we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. 
The celebration started on the eve with a simple meal and movie date at Orchard.

Japanese dinner at Hachifukumaru ramen shop by Nantsuttei

Tori Chashu-men.
We ordered it cos it was on promotional price :p and it came with free either wanton or gyoza

The free wanton. I didn't like it cos I find the skin was a tad too thick. 

Fried pork karaage with egg and wasabi mayo tartar sauce.
This dish was our favorite, it was soooo mouthwatering and the combination of the sauce was perfect.

Buta-manma, stewed chashu on top of rice.
This was our second favorite dish. The chashu was really tender and flavorful.

Hachifukumaru by Nantsuttei Group
OG Orchard Point, #01-13
160 Orchard Road, Singapore 238842
The opening hour: 11 AM to 11 PM daily
Telp: +65-67379713


Movie date after the dinner



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Baked a white wine cheesecake for the celebration.
I was drooling over when I saw this recipe from Wendy's blog but waiting for special occasion to bake it :p 
Although my cake didn't turn out as pretty as Wendy's but it tasted good *thick skin*
However, I was a bit regret that I didn't use a good quality white wine. Although Wendy did highlight it in her post. Will definitely keep this recipe and bake it again when I get hold of a good quality white wine.

The cake was too plain, so I decided to decorate it with blackberries.
It was indeed a good idea cos the berries balance out the taste and make it less heavy


Happy first anniversary to us.
Thanks for being the amazing husband, my best friend and love of my life.

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The celebration continued with a dinner at Equinox restaurant at level 70 of Swissôtel The Stamford. We chose this restaurant because of the amazing view and most importantly, it overlooks Marina Bay Sands where we held our wedding banquet last year.

Camwhored a bit before heading to the restaurant :p




Paid extra SGD 20 for the window seat. It was definitely worth it cos the view was amazing


Some lovely views that I managed to capture throughout the dinner 
(Pardon my lack of photography skill)






So glad we managed to catch the Wonder Full show (Southeast Asia's largest light and water show)
at 8 pm for 15 minutes

The only downside was the tables were cluttered and so close to each other. Check out the picture below and see how near we were to the next table. We can literally listen to the next tables' conversation. There was no privacy at all :(



Complimentary canapé to cleanse our palates. It looked unappetizing but it was surprisingly good.
It was avocado topped with tomato foam and diced watermelon, so refreshing

The butter and cream cheese for the bread.
The cream cheese was so yummilicious that I finished the whole bowl :p

Appetizer: Pan-Seared Foie Gras, Orange Braised Endive and Sauternes Velouté, SGD 32
This is really really good, highly recommended

First main course: Rhug Estate Tenderloin of Pork, Scotch Egg, Prunes, Celeriac Purée and Whisky Sauce, SGD 65
I found the pork tenderloin a bit on the flavorless side but the whisky sauce was excellent.
The scoth egg and the prunes hidden below the pork were nice too


Second main course: Rack and Braised Shoulder of Welsh Lamb, Basil crushed potatoes, 
ratatouille stuffed cherry tomatoes, black oliver powder and achovy jus, SGD 75
I loved it, the lamb was very tender, moist and juicy. Yummy :D


The service here was good, the staffs were polite and friendly with awesome food and view. 
It will be perfect if the tables were not so cluttered. 
And not forgetting although WY did highlight twice that it was our wedding anniversary, we didn't get any wish from the staff nor a complimentary dessert, which was a bit disappointing. 
Nevertheless, I would say the overall experience was great.


Equinox Restaurant
2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex,
Swissôtel The Stamford
Singapore 178882
Telp: +65-6338 8585 



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And to end this post, here is what WY got for me for anniversary present.
Love it soooo much :D I am a happy girl now





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