Hungry in the heartland
This whole cafe culture thingy is an overrated and expensive affair. There I was today, thinking I would have some nice “me-time” with a book and a nice hot cuppa before my dental appointment at 10:30am. So I went checking out the various outlets around Tanjong Pagar.
Spinelli’s – mostly coffee on the menu, and maybe a hot chocolate that is significantly overpriced by my standards! Nothing doing. Next.
Cinnabun – $4.80 for toast (in all likelihood one slice of bread cut into two triangles) and baked beans and scrambled eggs. Top up $1.50 for bacon or ham (probably one, maybe two if I’m lucky, slim slivers). Wha-a-a-att??!! I could easily toss that up myself at home for a fraction of that price and eat myself silly with tons of toast, a whole tin of baked beans and generous slices of lip-smacking crisp and fragrant lightly-singed-at-the-edges bacon off the grill. Next.
Burger King – breakfast menu price range $5-7. And it isn’t even tasty. Next.
Round and round the area I went until I realised I only had 30 minutes left. Sigh. So finally ducking into Dessert Hut, I ordered myself a $2 walnut cream hot dessert and proceeded to read my book. Haha, this whole account makes me sound so totally “too cheapo for cafe culture”. But then, to me, in this instance…saving money is more important than saving face. I have my book, I have my dessert, it’s yummy enough, not over-filling, and something I wouldn’t ever get up to making at home. Good enough for me 😉
The dental check up which was a follow up from the bone graft surgery went well. The membrane that the dentist put in is keeping well, and I have a few more checkups scheduled over the next 12 weeks to make sure the bone has grafted in properly to move onto the next stage of putting in a dental implant.
We went to Phin’s BeerHaus and Grill at Tampines Mall. Heh, so now we come to the reason why iwonderbee will never cut it as a food blog. Once the food arrives at the table, the first thought in my head is not so much of “Ooh, let’ s snap a photo of this fine presentation”, it’s really much closer to “Hooray!! Food, food! Starving! Hungry! Tuck in!”.
So all I’ve got for you is a miserable photo of the banner outside the restaurant…
and my honest-to-goodness word that the offer price $16.90 tenderloin steak is really really quite good for a budget steakhouse. Hehe. I will try to improve, okay? Exercise some self-control and take out the camera first. Maybe… 🙂
Hey, what can I say, I’m just a really hungry kid. Always have been. Always will be. 😉