Saturday, August 01, 2009

Spize My August

Beginning of the month is my favourite time of the whole month, simply because it is payday and with that, like an unofficial family ritual, we go out for a good sit-down meal.

Be it lunch or dinner, it will be a good, long and scrumptious meal for the three of us.

Saturday was a Spize day.

With a heavy breakfast of Lontong and Mee Rebus late in the morning, we skipped lunch altogether and decided for an early dinner instead when our stomachs started growling by 3:00PM.

We intended to have our dinner at Syed's outdoor restaurant. Situated at Simpang Bedok, near Bedok Market... the same place we had last month, but because we were too being there, the kitchen was not open to heavy sit-down meals as yet.

It was 4:30PM and we were already there for our early dinner!

We moved to the next door Spize Restaurant for our family meal. There, the signature Tom Yam Seafood has crayfish as well... Sonny favourite after lobster.

The same types of dishes were called... Tom Yam Seafood Soup, Baby Kailan in Oyster Sauce and Stingray in BBQ Sambal, with white rice.

It was the same dishes we would have ordered at Syed's, but at Spizes, it did not include the thick omelet with chopped onions and chili that I love so much. I think it would have completed the whole dinner experience perfectly.

Nonetheless, the meal at Spize was delicious too and satisfying.

With a heavy dinner, we walked out all that extra calories at Tampines 1.

Strangely enough, it was Wifey's and my first time stepping into the posh shopping mall in Tampines Central after it opened a few months back. The third mall there but catering to the "higher class" residents living in nearby condos and landed properties.

With so many specialty carrying branded goods there, we could have mistaken for once that we were in one of Orchard Road's many shopping malls... Singapore's upscale tourist shopping belt.

So, judging by the price tags there, we are more than happy to shop at Tampines Mall and Century Square for the average people like us.

Not so much of a turn-off though. Tampines 1 brings to us the up-town standard of living to our estate. Hopeful that it will appreciate the value of our homes in Tampines Newtown.

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