Steam Boat & Souflle Pan Cake

今日は、もうすぐ本帰国されるお友達とのランチでした。先日のお別れ会とは違うメンバーで、多分2年くらいお目にかかってないのではと思う方ともご一緒でした。場所はいくつか出た案の中から本帰国される方が選ばれた、ION にあるスティームボート(火鍋)Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant にご一緒しました。

I had lunch with a friend who will be leaving Singapore for good for Japan, the same friend I had a farewell lunch with a couple of weeks ago but with different mutual friends.  We suggested a few places and the main guest picked Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant in ION.


We had healthy Chicken Soup and ordered Garlic Chive Dumplings, Pork Dumplings, Frozen Tofu, Silken Tofu, Mushrooms, Yam, Pork…  I was certainly very full by the time we finished.







Then we moved to a coffee shop “Hoshino Coffee” (a Japanese coffee shop) and tea/coffee and also shared a famous “Double Souffle Pancake”.  Apparently, they are “crispy outside and very fluffy inside”.    I didn’t think it was crispy outside or that fluffy inside.  It was very soft and a little fluffy but I thought there was some cream cheese or something inside, it had that sort of moist (or even creamy) texture.  I don’t know if they were supposed to be that way or they were not baked long enough.  Anyway, we enjoyed it.







I hadn’t seen one of them for probably 2 years or close to that, so it was nice to see her as well.  We talked about Old People’s home, graves, euthanasia …  I know, these topics come out often these days…..  Of course we talked about lots of other things, too.


There is still a month before this friend leaves Singapore so I’m not thinking of good-bye yet, hopefully I’ll see her a few more times.



Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
2 Orchard Turn
#04-09/10 Ion Orchard

Tel: 6636 9339


Hoshino Coffee
2 Orchard Turn
#B3-25/26 ION Orchard

Tel: 6509 8638





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