imakatsu

I’ve walked pass Imakatsu a few times and finally got to visit here for lunch today. Since they are famous for katsu then I should order that, right? Comes with free flow salad.

I find the katsu a little dry, not as good as Ma Maison’s sadly. If not we would be here more often. The other mains are more affordable though, so we might come back for the other mains instead.

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Meal redeemed!

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kuro maguro

Lunch at Kuro Maguro because colleague loves the maguro here.

I feel that their serving of Chirashi-don is quite small, just look like the small heap of raw fish. NNot bad but I had better.

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Left work early because menses is giving me a difficult time. Too painful. Better get home before I get too dizzy too. Probably bought too much snacks too.

Made red date tea to replenish some nutrients.

Nutritional Value of Red Date Tea
1. Maintains blood flow
It helps to maintain the strong flow of blood inside the arteries, therefore optimizing the blood flow.

2. Liver detoxification
Consuming red date tea can increase the body’s serum protein levels, best for protecting the liver and detoxifying the body.

3. Soothes the nerves to help sleep
This tea will help to alleviate stress, it is good to manage insomnia and results in better sleep. It can bring a pleasant feeling and minimize dizziness.

4. Eases sunspots or freckles
It is good to have the tea every afternoon. Reduces freckles, bringing a healthy skin appearance in the face and body.

5. Maintains youthfulness
Since it is a good anti-oxidant, it will help to maintain the youthfulness by reducing the appearance of early wrinkles in the face.

6. Soothes the stomach
It is good to soothe the heartburn and ease the stomach pain. Furthermore, it helps to prevent intestinal problems and maintain a good digestive metabolism.

7. Protects the throat
Consuming the tea can soothe the inflammation and aid in the treatment of a dry throat.

8. Tonifying Blood
If spleen and stomach are weakened it might affect blood supply and lead to blood deficiency. Some people believe that the tea can tonify the blood and help to avoid fatigue syndrome.

9. Reduce Cholesterol
Consuming the tea also good to maintain cardiovascular health, it helps to lower down bad cholesterol in the blood flow. Therefore, it can avoid the possibility of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attack.

10. To prevent cancer
The tea also benefits as lowers the risk of cancer. It slows down nutrient absorption of cancer cells and replaces with good cells in the body.

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TC pan-fried salmon! Not bad leh, it’s nicely cooked, still pink and tender in the middle.

And a soup from Soup Spoon.

apple soda braised pork

Good morning, Tifa. It’s time to wake up.

Bought this chopper from Don Don Donki, forgot how much I got it for. $40+?

Specialty for dinner today is apple soda braised pork! Firstly, we have to pan-fry the pork until it’s browned at the sides. Do not add oil, as the oil from the pork will ooze out while frying.

Then put the pork inside the pressure cooker. Add in ginger and spring onions.

Pour in can of apple soda (I got it from Daiso, or you can buy the normal China apple soda from NTUC if you can find it.), mirin and soy sauce. Add water until it covers the pork.

Pressure cook for 20 mins and it’s ready.

We got this recipe from 聖凱師 from Taiwan, here’s his Youtube video.

Tadaa!

With a plate of stir-fried cabbage and spring onion omelette (don’t waste).

I find the sauce was too sweet, should probably reduce the mirin or apple soda. Kept the leftover sauce in the fridge, I can use it for other dishes in future.

random musings

Ran errands at 100am Mall but did not find the things that I wanted to get. And it’s difficult to find places to eat alone, ended up at the litte Vietnamese shop again. Again, food wasn’t amazing.

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TC wanted to have mala xiang guo and so here we are.