death by paper cut

{February 21, 2010}   birthday weekend

i didn’t do much on my birth date itself falling on a weekday, so all indulgences had to be put on hold till the weekend. on friday evening, the girls and the geek had dinner with me at food for thought – good food for a good cause. it is a quiet little place that took part of the gallery space of 8Q.

Food for Thought 1

i love the good lighting and the good food. most items are priced between $15 – $25, which i think its reasonable given its location and quality ingredients. food for thought is a restaurant with heart. water is free but you can opt to donate $2 in support for living water international. merchandise sold that food for thought support cottage industries and fair trade from various parts of the world.

Food for Thought 24 Food for Thought 15 Food for Thought 18

the place mat at each setting displays a different aphorism. we had fun posing with them.

Food for Thought Missions

the food served is just as good as the decor. all of us were very much satisfied with what we ordered

both with the mains

Food for Thought Mains

and the dessert.Food for Thought Cakes

the lovely bunch chipped in and bought me the absolute sandman four to complete my absolute sandman collection. the geek bought me the first volume about a year back and absolute death for christmas 09. i recently bought volumes two and three with a buy-one-get-the-other-at-50% promotion at borders and now with volume four i have the complete collection. thanks again guys!

The Complete Absolute Sandman + Absolute Death

the next evening, the geek took me out for dinner at shashlik. it was an interesting experience. it is a russian resturant run by chinese people. the interior was decked with chinese lanterns and still being in the chinese new year period, chinese music was played  softly in the background.


my favourite dish has got to be the baked alaska. describes the baked alsaka as consisting of  hard ice cream on a bed of sponge cake. The whole thing is then covered with uncooked meringue. This ‘cake’ is kept in the freezer until serving time, when it is placed in a very hot oven, just long enough to brown the meringue. Some brown it under a broiler, while others use a small blowtorch (propane) to brown the meringue. The name baked alaska originated at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City in 1876, and was created in honor of the newly acquired territory of Alaska.

according to this account then, the only thing that the baked alaska has got to do with anything russian is that alaska used to belong to russia.

the baked alaska that we had was briefly torched with a blowtorch. unfortunately, the camera flash completely wiped out the image of the blue flames and without flash the image would be too dark and shaky to make out anything. so all i have to show for it is the post-torched effect. loved it!

Shashlik Russian Restaurant 9Shashlik Russian Restaurant 12


ser says:

hey wynn! food for thought changed location? how come it looks different…not the small little shop along north bridge road? tell me wheerreee!! haha

steelwool says:

Hey, this is a new Food for Thought Branch. The menu is also different. This branch is at 8Q, Queen Street. Next to SAM. =)

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