5 Real Reasons Why You Should Start Meal Prepping Today

Many weeks have passed since my last post, and trust me when I say that I’ve been meaning to post a hell lotta content here, but somehow they end up being written for other clients… then I cannot re-post it here before it goes ‘live’ on their site, and by that time, I forget about it… yeah, excuses, excuses. 😦

BUT, today, I remembered! And it’s a piece that I just wrote for a place that I absolutely love writing for, because they allow total freedom for writers to explore unique perspectives and creative approaches to otherwise run-of-the-mill topics.

I’ve never been one to meal prep, but I’ve observed a lot of friends who are getting into watching what they eat – in a healthy and really refreshing way. They come up with great recipes for the week, spend their weekends whipping up a huge batch of food, and pay more attention to what they feed their bodies. Unfortunately, I love food too much to direct energy to meal prepping, but I’d like to believe I still eat reasonably well. But if you’re thinking twice about whether you should pick up this honestly admirable habit, here are 5 great reasons to. 🙂

1. You gain perspective

One weight loss tool is a food diary, which helps you have a proper visual of what you consume in a day or a week. Eating mindlessly often leads to underestimating just how much you’re consuming, so meal prepping allows you to get a broader perspective of your eating habits.

If you’re doing the meal preps yourself, even more kudos to you, and you’ll have the added benefit of seeing the entire week’s worth of food laid out before you, thus providing you a tangible perspective of what you’re putting into your body. It’s easy to justify eating poorly meal-to-meal, but if you see all the garbage you feed your system literally laying out on a table in front of you, it can be a potent wake-up call.

2. You’re less likely to make poor food choices

The best of intentions can completely disappear with the first hunger pang or stomach growl. At that point, your eating choices are based on convenience and cravings rather than what’s best for your body or your wallet.

By having your meals planned for the day or even the entire week ahead, you’re less likely to drop by your favourite fast food chain because you already know you’ll be fed later with a wholesome meal. You know how they say never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry? Same principle applies here; choose your meals before your body chooses them for you.

3. You learn about portion control

Self-control isn’t just about what we eat, but how much of what we eat. And although it’s one thing to eat leftovers from a pre-packed Tupperware container, it’s a different story when it comes to knowing what works for your body, in terms of nutrients.

We’re not saying you should go into the nitty gritty of micros vs. macros (because ain’t nobody got time for that!), but meal prepping should help you sort out the percentage of carbs, proteins and even fibre that you should consume for your weight or health goals. Meal prepping teaches balance. You can still make delicious things and have a treat here and there, but the amount you eat has been decided by a wiser version of you from a few days ago – who wasn’t hungry or in a hurry.

4. You learn about your food

Singaporeans love their food, but how many of us know about our food? Like where it comes from, what kind of nutrition it provides, its benefits and the best way to cook it to maximise flavour? When you meal prep, you’ll undoubtedly want to mix things up as you go along, because there’s only so long you’ll put up with chicken breasts and brown rice.

Your body needs a variety of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to flourish. With informed knowledge through talking to like-minded people or via research, you’ll put forethought into making your meals, and will choose essential items from several food groups to get the variety you need to fuel your body and cover all your bases. With a varied diet, you’re more likely to stick to it and will have more food options to choose from so you’ll never have an excuse not to eat well.

 

5. It creates habit, and ultimately changed behaviour

It’s been said, on average, it takes 66 days for a person to develop a habit. Meal prepping takes time to get into, especially with getting used to time spent on peeling, chopping, mixing and what-not.

But once you see all the other benefits, you’ll slowly develop a heightened sense of awareness of what you’re feeding yourself, which in turn will subconsciously make you want to eat mostly clean – even when you feel like having a cheat meal. It’s like that mindset of “I’ve already put in so much effort into eating well, and I don’t wish to ruin my hard work”.

If you’re interested in reading more lifestyle articles written by me (or my fellow writers), visit Bow & Tiara, and I’ll see you guys real soon! 😀

Love,
Wani xoxo

Hungry for Appetti

Hello, again, you lovely people!

Time has certainly passed by quickly, and look at where we are; only 4.5 months of the year left! And what have I been up to since the last post? Well, I’ve been more active on my Instagram account (for those of you who follow me there – @WaniWrites – thank you so much for your support!), and working my butt off (err, literally and figuratively).

Speaking of work, I just wanted to show my support for a new client I’m working with, which I believe might help some of you who might be living in Asia and always a little lost at where to dine when you’re planning a night out.

Previously known as Happy Hour Asia, Appetti.com is a GPS-enabled site that eases your hunt for that obscure watering hole or trending taste maker, especially when you’re hangry. Simply search through its database for your preferred establishment by name, cuisine or district and let Appetti.com do the hard stuff. 😉

Its listings will state the merchant’s site, opening hours, current promotions (if any), cuisine type, average pricey-ness and the best social setting it’s recommended for. And how do I play a part in all this, you ask?

Well, with a spanking new re-launch needs a spanking new editorial site, and I’ll be responsible in sourcing great eats and tipples so that you’ll know what you’re in for, should you decide on visiting a particular place. 🙂 Everything is still in its early stages, but I reckon it’ll be an amazing one-stop digital encyclopedia of restaurants, cafes, bars and the like once everything gets going! The site currently offers its services in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Bali.

No editorial project is successful without its readers/followers, so if you have any ideas/suggestions for what kind of editorial content would look good on the site, please feel free to pitch and who knows, your idea just might just inspire our line-up! Till the next post (which is quite a good one, I promise), have a great mid-week everyone. ❤

Love,
Wani xoxo

Breakfast Isn’t Just About Fuel for the Day

We’ve all heard how breakfast is for champions and how it’s the most important meal of the day (for obvious reasons). I could rattle on about how it’s essential to feed your empty belly first first thing in the morning, because it’ll set the tone for the rest of the day’s meals. And I could advise you on what the best breakfast options are, so that you can keep fuller for longer and maintain your blood sugar levels.

But I’m not. Today I want to talk to you about the benefits of breakfast that have little to do with how satiated you’ll feel and how nutritious it is for you. Today, I want to share with you how breakfast is very much a mental satisfaction for me, as much as it is an emotional act.

Having something to look forward to eating when you’ve essentially been fasting for an average of 8 hours is undoubtedly rewarding, but putting your health as a priority at the dawn of a new day is also very satisfying. I guess it’s the same type of satisfaction one gets from working out in the morning. Alas, I’m no early bird, just so you guys know. 😉

But filling my belly in the morning when I DO awake, has made me slow time down in a sense. I take this as a moment to treat myself, like I would regard any ‘me’ time. It shouldn’t be a quick sip of coffee, a bite of cold toast and off to work. Even when I was working a full-time job, I made a conscious effort to have at the very least, 15 minutes, to sit down and eat my morning fill.

It set the tone for the day; it made me more willing to make smart choices throughout the day, in fact. I would mentally note that I started it with a healthy breakfast and I didn’t want to ruin the streak. Plus, with my hunger appeased, I definitely was able to focus on more important decisions at work, rather than what I should stuff my face with at lunch just cos I was starving. 😛

I can personally vouch that breakfast can lead to you creating a beneficial habit that will lead you to develop a sense of ownership of the choices you make, as well as self-motivation to want to keep your body clean and healthy. This can bring you to feel empowered in another aspect of your life, by practicing self-discipline and self-respect for your own wellness.

If you’re currently having trouble fitting in breakfast before rushing off to work, start with waking up 10 minutes earlier, and have at least fruit and something to drink. Do that for a week, and attempt to work it up to 15 minutes, then 20. On weekends, when most people have the pleasure of taking slow mornings, put in that extra effort to cook a lil’ something. It could be anything from preparing oats, to making eggs or trying a new baking recipe. I know it seems like too much work for something when you’re barely awake, but trust me that it’ll make the hugest difference in your outlook for the day. Let me know how breakfast affects you, and if you’re planning on starting to eat before your day begins, I’d love to hear about how it’s going for you! 🙂

Happy Monday, everyone!

Love,
Wani xoxo

Dry January

SO, many of you may not be familiar with Dry January. No, it has nothing to do with the weather (in fact, January is a pretty wet month here in Singapore).

My boyfriend recently introduced the British-originated concept to me and honestly, the thought of going sober for an entire month didn’t phase me at all. Although my job (which I now have left) did require A LOT of eating and drinking, I wouldn’t say I was dependent on booze. I only drank for work, and socially, I only met up with friends for drinks on occasion. I was definitely no hardcore party-goer and my agenda on nights out was definitely never to get inebriated.

Today is the mid-way point and boy, have we learnt a few things along the way. If you’re the type who even remotely has a pint or a single glass of wine just to unwind or to have with dinner every now and then, I will tell you now that going alcohol-free for a month will affect you.

And that was the first place that hit us both the most. No more options to have a cold brew after a long day’s work, or as a weekend treat. No more nightcaps. Even simple gatherings like a dinner date meant skipping the drinks menu altogether and simply defaulting on water (or juice or soda, but I’m a fan of sticking to water when I eat if nothing else). It also meant that we had to re-think going out with friends for a round of drinks because the temptation might be too strong for us. It’s only been two weeks in – and two weeks to go – but that’s more than enough time for anyone who drinks casually to sit up and study their drinking habits with a magnifying glass.

This actually reminds me of the time I was challenged to go vegetarian for a week by one of my best friends when I was in university. By day three, I was an emotional wreck, but I pushed on to prove to him that I could be independent of meat, at least for that week. I was successful, and that simple elimination of meat from my diet was the start of my weight loss journey, as it made me immensely aware of all the bad stuff I had been feeding myself and I almost immediately began portion-controlling and clean-eating. I went back to eating meat (of course, I couldn’t stay in denial!), but I quit all the nasty eating snacking habits and suppers.

So, what do I hope to achieve by the end of Dry January? Definitely a heightened sense of how much alcohol I actually consume, and not how much I THINK I’ve drunk. I don’t think I could extend the month-long sobriety challenge to February, given my birthday is next month, but I don’t think I will instantly go out with the intention of getting face-sh*t smashed either. Two weeks in and my body does feel ‘cleansed’ in many ways, with the absence of bloating, feeling more hydrated and lighter.

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My last drink was on New Year’s Eve, with le sister in the background. 🙂

For those of you who’d like to really to take a step back and study your drinking habits in a new light, I’d recommend going sober for a month. Or if 4 weeks seems like too much, try 2. It’ll make a difference, I promise you. In the meantime, this cold turkey treatment is definitely working wonders for my preparation for the Viper Challenge next Saturday (double win)! If you’ve ever tried something similar, I’d love to hear your experiences, or if you want to take up the challenge, do let me know how it goes – perhaps we can exchange tips and tricks on how to stay clean. 😉 Till then, I hope your January has been going swell!

Love,
Wani

WaniBites: Maru-Ten Udon

I’ll let you in on something – I love Japanese food. I mean I really get cravings for it if I don’t have it for a while. And by a while, I’m talking about at least once in a fortnight. There was even a time that I had to satisfy my yearning once a week.

So you can just imagine how excited I am when someone suggests we eat at anywhere that serves Japanese fare. I’m especially a sucker for sashimi, OMG. But with the monsoon season upon us, something warm and soup-based is most welcoming. That’s where my Japanese hankering steers towards udon.

The Novena area is known for many things, but definitely not for handmade udon and daily-made dashi soup. In a cosy corner of the basement of United Square lies Maru-Ten Udon, a place that will warm up cold, hungry bellies with their signature Sanuki udon and dashi soup that’s made every morning using original Japanese recipes. It also serves crispy tempura to accompany their Soup Ten-Don, which is best described as a Japanese tempura rice bowl that diners can enjoy dry or with a clear soup.

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Behind-the-kitchen action of our Soup Ten-Don being served.

If you love udon, I’m happy to tell you that this is one place that serves up a wide variety of udon, from kake udon to curry udon to beef udon and kama-age udon. PHEW. But what diners will most enjoy this festive season is their special Christmas udon. YES, even the Japanese know how to get in on the festive action because their Christmas udon comes with the option of being served with matcha udon!

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Maru-Ten Udon’s Christmas Udon, served with a rice and shrimp croquette

Maru-Ten Udon’s signature al dente Sanuki udon is infused with matcha and poured over with its in-house tangy tomato sauce (no can-sourced sauces here!). The limited edition udon is served with a trio of crunchy and savoury sides – crispy Arancini (rice and shrimp croquette), tempura shiso and sweet pumpkin. Best part is that it won’t burn a hole in your pocket, priced at only S$11.80 for the humblest portion, S$13.80 for the average appetite and S$15.80 for the starving soul. This promotion will run from 1 to 25 December 2015, so hurry down to grab your very own bowl! Oh, just a tiny reminder: this promotion will only run at the United Square branch, so be sure to take note!

My verdict on this welcoming bowl of yummy? Slightly confusing at first, but will definitely hit the spot if your tummy’s growling. The best part, in my opinion, is the homemade tomato sauce; just the right amount of tangy with a hint of sweetness. I must add that the rice in the Arancini is way too much carbs for one dish, and I barely finished it. 😦

If you’re an avid udon fan, Maru-Ten Udon is hosting a special udon-making workshop on Monday, 14 December 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m. at their United Square outlet. For more information on the workshop, you may visit http://www.spoonful.sg or http://spoonfulevent-83.peatix.com.

In the meantime, I shall leave you with a few photos of Maru-Ten Udon’s yummy bowls to keep you salivating. 😉 Have a good weekend everyone!

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Maru-Ten Udon

United Square
101 Thomson Road, #B1-07
Tel: (+65) 6258 7783

Operation hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last order at 9.30 p.m.)

Website: http://maru-ten.asia/en
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maruten.asia
Instagram: @maruten.asia

*This was an invited media tasting.

BoxGreen Unboxing (December 2014)!

Hello my lovelies!

I trust that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and well-deserved break from work and school and yes, even working out, to spend time with your loved ones and friends over gastronomic feasts! I know there are tons of articles and videos out there on how to maintain weight during the holidays, but honestly, life is life, and there will always be moments that are worth the extra calories.

It’s all about moderation, and c’mon, nobody wants to be the one counting every morsel of food on their plate and calculating how much or how long they’ll have to work out to burn off their meal. Just be disciplined enough to get back into it after all the merry-making, and you’ll be just fine. 🙂

My Christmas was the first time I spent it alone, as my folks flew off to Maldives and my siblings are all living abroad. So, I was at home alone snuggling up to my two furkids most of the holiday. 😉 While enjoying the solitude, I shot an unboxing video for BOXGREEN’s December box, and I must say I really love their take on local treats. Watch the video below, and LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my channel. Oh, and if you have friends in Singapore, SHARE it with them so they know where to find great, tasty and healthy snacks!

We still have New Year’s Eve to conquer, so have a great last week of 2014 and I’ll see you guys next year!

Love,

Wani

P.S.

I’d love to hear what your hopes and wishes for 2015 are – it could be about anything, really! So, leave a comment below and we’ll all motivate each other to work towards a better year for all! 😀

BoxGreen Unboxing (November 2014)!

Hello my lovelies!

The festive season is upon us, and I’ve guiltily had a head start in indulging myself in good food, exceptional tipple and amazing company. And to be quite honest, I don’t see it slowing down any time soon.

So, to assist me in coping with my never-ending hankering for snacks, I’ve subscribed to one of the very first (or maybe it’s the ONLY) health snack subscription box services. I know in the US especially, it’s a huge thing, but in Singapore, the market’s pretty untouched. Till now.

I made a short unboxing video of their November 2014 box, so I hope you all continue sharing your health journey with me, and don’t be too hard on yourself this time of the year. Till the next post!

Love,

Wani

Naturally Sweet Wholemeal Banana Bread

So I’ve been on leave for some time now, and I’ve been experimenting with new baking recipes – including trying out my mom’s classic Tiramisu recipe! I made a whole casserole of it, and it was sooooo good! 😀

Doesn't that looks absolutely divine?!
Doesn’t that look absolutely divine?!

It’s super easy to make and even easier to polish off! Unfortunately, it’s pretty laden with sugar, so that does count towards an entire cheat meal. 😉 To balance it out, I stumbled across a really tempting banana bread recipe – one that uses ZERO sugar! Yes, you read that right, no added sugar AT ALL. All the sweetness comes from overripe bananas and an abundance of dates. What’s more, it’s made using wholemeal flour and flaxseed, so you know your digestive system will thank you! Without further adieu…

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (approx. 4 large super ripe bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoon flax seed powder + 6 tablespoon water (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix flax seed powder with 6 tablespoons of water. Stir well and set aside till gooey.
  3. Add wholemeal flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder and mix well in a large bowl.
  4. Add in mashed bananas with flax seed gooey mix and stir till well combined.
  5. Fold in the entire mixture into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle top with sesame seeds (optional).
  6. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. To test if it’s baked, stick in a toothpick and check that it does not come out wet. Set aside to cool before slicing.

It’s my very first attempt at making banana bread and one tip I should give is that using an electric mixer for this recipe is highly recommended. I made the error of using my hands to mix everything in, and kneading it into a dough, which made the bread turn out tough. It also didn’t rise enough because I assume I worked it too much. >.< Oh well, there’ always next time, because I really do love the taste – not too sweet and really filling!

It goes especially well with a cup of coffee/tea and will definitely make a great bite for breakfast or a quick afternoon snack. I hope you find the recipe useful and since we’re on the topic of great eats, here’s the latest post that I wrote for PAOW that’s just been published: 

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I share some of favourite places to chill, have a pint (because you know, everything in moderation), and nosh on some great pub grub right here in Singapore. Till the next post, have a great week ahead! 🙂

Love,

Wani

The Meat-Eater Vs. Vegetarian/Vegan Debate

*Note: All opinions reflected are my own, and in no way support any scientific or another person’s belief’s/claims. Please read at your discretion. I’m aware that I’ve touched on this subject in an earlier post, but it’s come up again because I cannot stress enough how important food is in your (and everybody’s) journey to living well.

Now that we’ve got the formalities out of the way, I just wish to say that this huge debate over ‘should I eat a diet consisting of meat + vegetables vs. should I go completely vegetarian/vegan?’ is getting simply out of hand. There will always be the pro-meat camp where they defend their stand from an evolution point of view, and the camp that’ll say vegetarianism/veganism is the way to go due to the reduction/absence of additives and cruelty to animals.

To be honest, I do eat meat, and I don’t think I could ever switch to being a vegetarian, let alone a vegan. I tried going vegetarian for a week because my best friend dared me to, and I succeeded. But not without waking up on the third day feeling utterly miserable and lethargic. Perhaps if I kept at it, the cravings would dissipate eventually, but I just couldn’t make that life-altering decision to eliminate meat from my diet entirely.

What that one week trial did for me, though, was to help me be more aware of what I was feeding myself. Because I had to be really on my feet about what was on my plate, after that one week, I realised I had so much more appreciation of food – not just as a form of fuel, but also as a source of nutrition and nourishment. That one week started my personal fitness journey up which continues on up till today, and I owe it all to that one dare. 😉

With that being said, I’m definitely one of those people who’ll tell you that I think humans should eat meat because we’ve done so for millions of years. Our body is engineered superbly to be able to ingest, digest and maximise all the good stuff that meat can offer (together with the good, leafy stuff of course!). The sad part is that, due to large corporations and manufacturing companies wanting to cut corners and save cost, the meat production industry’s image and reputation has been greatly tainted.

With ‘magic’ words such as ‘organic’, ‘gluten-free’, ‘free range’ and similar hype, it’s so easy to get carried away and led to think products slapped with these labels are better and healthier for you, when at the end of the day, it’s all a matter of marketing. I’m sure you’re aware that even vegetarian/vegan food manufacturers have their own dirty secrets – all in the name of profit and consumerism.

What I’m trying to say, we should stop putting down or trying to persuade anyone to go a certain way with their diet, whether you like to eat meat or prefer going for your greens and grains. The most important thing is knowing where your food comes from and how it’s processed. Keep yourself informed about the food manufacturer’s methods and corporate image/goals. Sure, not all companies will be transparent about their practices, but at least you’ll be in the loop rather than not knowing AT ALL.

It’s time to stop all the food-bashing and hate, because all food, in its purest and untainted form, is good for us. Food is fuel for the body, mind and spirit. We need to start developing a healthy relationship with it and quit saying one is better than the other. Share with each other great sources and ideas of clean eats and places to shop for cheap, healthy food. If you have a farmer’s market in your area, even better! Or if you’re able to grow your own vegetables/spices, rear your own cattle, hats off to you! For us city-dwellers, keep exchanging information with fellow fitness and health enthusiasts about the better places to shop so that we’ll always be updated on current food trends.

Love,

Wani

WaniBites: Wooloomooloo Steakhouse Singapore

My beloved partner and I have been together for 4 years now, and to celebrate it we decided to do it in fine dining style. Since I absolutely love my occasional steak treat, we chose Wooloomooloo Steakhouse as the place to really spoil ourselves. Nestled in quite a hidden corner of Swissotel The Stamford (accessible via Raffles City shopping mall), the place is elegant and very welcoming. The decor’s fitted with a mix of leather, dark heavy wooden panels and perfectly dim lighting – making it warm, cosy and pretty romantic.

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Plush 6,300 square feet space with a 140-seater dining area

First impressions, the staff are really friendly and clearly well-trained, asking us what we’d like to start with for drinks while we looked over the menu. We settled on the Jumbo Prawn Cocktail for starters (to share), my partner ordered the Australian Angus Filet Mignon, centrecut, 10-oz. (medium rare) with a side of Sautéed Kipfler Potatoes for his main, while I had the Australian Black Angus Rib Eye, 12-oz. (medium rare) with a side of Creamy Spinach. Oh, and two Mojitos because, you know, why not? 😉

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Fluffy, warm bread to open our appetite

Our Jumbo Prawn Cocktail came fairly quickly, and instantly cutting into one, and dipping it into the home-made salsa brought a kick of spiciness, coupled with the sweet flesh of the prawn. The sauce definitely gave my taste buds something to remember because I unashamedly used it as a dipping sauce for the complimentary focaccia bread they served us.

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Jumbo Prawn Cocktail

The highlight of the dinner was, of course, the steaks, which were well worth their price points and the visit. My partner’s Filet Mignon was cooked just right, with the middle tender and moist (read: still pinkish-red) and had just the right amount of chewiness to the meat. Mine, being a Rib Eye, naturally had a lot more fat, but that only gave more flavour and juice as the flesh tore easily and it almost melted on the tongue with every bite. The steaks were well-seasoned as well. Our side dishes were fair, and just rounded out the protein nicely. Our steaks came with a choice of four sauces – red wine madeira, mushroom (which was also pretty peppery!), peppercorn and beef jus. Honestly, the steaks were so good, there really wasn’t any need to add anything more. Yes, THAT GOOD.

We were both beyond satiated, but I insisted on trying one of their desserts. As it’s tough for me to turn down chocolate – chocolate lava cake especially – we decided to share a Wooloomooloo Hot Chocolate Cake. There’s nothing that makes me happier than a really, really good Tiramisu. And when it comes to lava cakes, the chocolate has to be warm and still oozing out when I cut into it and Wooloomooloo’s version did not disappoint. The bitterness of the cocoa was subtle, yet distinct enough to balance out the sugar and milkiness of the vanilla gelato. I lapped up every last bit, wishing there was more to savour.

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Oh, how I miss that succulent, juicy meat.

What we needed was good long walk to ease off the uncomfortable level of fullness we felt, but it was well worth the gluttony and indulgence for sure. If you’re looking to dine at a place that serves manly portions of steak, while retaining the flair and class of fine dining, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse makes for a great choice. I almost forgot to mention that their Mojitos are one of the best either of us have ever had – definitely not watered down, distinctively minty and refreshing, proving itself to be a great palate cleanser.

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Wooloomooloo Hot Chocolate Cake

Our server was attentive throughout the night, asking us how our dining experience was when we asked for the bill. We gave a resounding approval, telling him that we’ll definitely be back again. 🙂 All in all, in spite of the pretty hefty price tag (about S$280 for 2 of us), the food, service and atmosphere pretty much speaks for itself. An interesting fact that you may like to know is that this restaurant is a Hong Kong-based steakhouse with Singapore being its only other branch abroad. As for its name, in the tradition of being auspicious, there are eight O’s and they resemble number eights lying on its side. Can you see it? If that doesn’t impress you, well, the view from the restaurant is pretty spectacular, overlooking Stamford Road and St. Andrew’s Cathedral, especially if you’re there during the Formula 1 weekend (which usually happens at the end of September).

Wooloomooloo is easily one of my favourite new places, though I doubt I have the financial means to go often. Till we meet again.

2 Stamford Road
Level 2 Swissotel The Stamford
Singapore 178882

Dining Opening hours: (Daily) Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner – 6.30pm to 11pm

Lounge Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 12pm to 1am
Friday – Saturday, 12pm to 2am
Sunday, 12pm to 12am
Tel: 6338 0261
E-mail: woo-singapore@wooloo-mooloo.com
Site: http://www.wooloo-mooloo.com/sg/wooloomooloo-steakhouse.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wooloomooloo-Steakhouse-Singapore/351700708228636