2010 has been an amazing year spent with loved ones. A testing year where friendships came together stronger then before. Its a year of challenges and exceeding expectations, where daunting impossible tasks has been achieved. It has also been a year of heartfelt goodbyes and tears, as 2010 paved the way for a whole new chapter of my life to come in 2011.
So here’s a final wave to memories of 2010 and a warm welcome to 2011 and all the awesome beginnings it shall bring.
Located at a cosy traditional shophouse off Princep St, Strictly Pancakes comes across as a rough cut jewel along the fringe of the busy town shopping belt. The two storey shophouse has a sofa seating area upstairs and really cosy ambience. It’ll be wonderful, cosying up on one of the couches under the see-through ceiling and sipping a hot cuppa.
Food-wise, their pancakes are REALLY good, but the overall dish needs to be better put together, the elements more balanced. Super fluffy yet moist, its perhaps the nicest pancakes I’ve had in a long time, Wild Honey included. We tried two dishes, one from the savoury menu – Beef Me Up, and another from the sweet – Lemon Curd for the Nerd.
Beef Me Up
The thick pancakes on this dish sandwiches a juicy thick beef patty and delicious sauteed mushrooms. The dressing on the Argula salad is a tad too much, too salty for me though. Overall, its quite appetizing a dish.
Lemon Curd for the Nerds
Their dessert pancake did not fare as well though. Lemon Curd for the Nerds, as its name tells, compliments a stack of 3 chocolate pancakes spread with lemon custard and finished with vanilla ice-cream. The pancakes were really yummy moist but the lemon could be a bit more sour and acidic to balance off the starch.
I love the quaint little shop, its pancakes were nice but not exactly memorable. Yet I look forward to another visit again, catching up with some of my dessert-loving girls just because I love cosy outlets.
So here it is, Christmas.
I realise I’ve had more Christmases then I do Birthdays.
Every year, while I wished for everyone to have a memorable Christmas, I think mine this year trumps quite a number. What could be more memorable then to be under the weather, stretching from birthday to Christmas day and maybe beyond? Yet, what makes this festive season memorable, lies not in commemorating the fact that I’ve landed a kick-ass powerful flu bug, but that despite the flu, I managed to spend some precious and treasured moments with awesome people (I hope they did not get the flu though!)
Being sick also allowed me to spend some precious ME-time, a commodity that is fast becoming unheard of in this crazy urban jungle we call ourselves inhabitants of. I appreciate the quiet time, the off time. Especially the paying off of my sleep debts.
Now come to think of it, I might have just gotten myself a headstart on working on my New Year’s Resolution!
Merry Christmas! No matter what happens this year, it will and it should be memorable.