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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

Skai aka c(hubby) and I have a little tradition. We must end the year with a good meal and start the year with a good meal. To basically set the tone for the rest of the year!

I dayre-ed my last meal of 2015 and also my first meal of 2016. Resharing it here!

Hello from #nadskai! Treated the hubby to a delicious meal at Saveur!

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

I'm not sure if any of you guys may remember this... in 2010, I started this #mysterymakan tradition with JacelynEsther and Fidelis. Each of us would take turns planning makan outings and would only reveal the address on the day itself with no other details. With the Mystery Makan tradition, we visited new places and tried new food! It’s really fun and we all look forward to our Mystery Makan sessions. Personally, I always search for nice themed cafes to showcase in this Singapore Lifestyle Blog.

This time, it was BFF's time to organise!

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Jace's Mystery Makan was located at Bodacious Bar and Bistro at 70 Biopolis Street. A lovely place for the Westies!

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I loved the decor of Bodacious. I think it's Modern Industrial inspired with lovely bright, vibrant and vintage decor.

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This is a Thursday's Travels - Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Travel themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

As mentioned in my last entry on #nadskaihoneymoon, we ate a LOT of stuff in Florence, Italy. While researching for things to ate, Florentine steak kept popping out in our results.

I did some reading and found out that the Florentine Steak is also known as the T-bone steak. It takes a long time to prepare and one of Florence's speciality. And it is HUGE.

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It is THIS huge! As a huge steak lover, Skai aka c(hubby) and I knew we HAD to try this and it didn't disappoint. The Florentine steak was perfect to share between the both of us and was prepared to perfection.

We ordered a medium rare which came out perfect. The only hassle was the huge bone. As someone who is used (well spoilt) to tenderloins, I found it a bit mafan. Well, that's what husbands are for! Chopping up the meat :p

The steak came with a healthy amount of potatoes but honestly, I would leave those for last. We nearly couldn't finish our steak, let alone the potatoes!

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Florentine steak is best enjoyed with a glass of red. So do knock yourself out with wine (it's cheap!) there.

I'll soon be blogging about Florence's other attractions in my other Thursday's Travels entries! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment in this entry. I will be blogging about the things to do in Florence soon! We visited Factory outlets, the statue of David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa etc! Do check it out soon!

Other blog posts about #nadskaihoneymoon

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This is a Thursday's Travels - Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Travel themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

There is a reason why I gained so much weight from the honeymoon. Skai aka c(hubby) and I indulged during our honeymoon. We did not fuss over our calories (nor our expenses hahaha!). We're not that sort of couple that worries over every single thing like expenses, calories etc.

What is the point of a honeymoon if you are going to stress over everything single thing? And after all, it's AFTER the wedding! Time to indulge! Stress so much for what? We didn't wanted to regret not doing things during our honeymoon so we ate all we wanted! :p

ANYWAY! This is kinda like a food diary! Things we tried in Florence, Italy! There will be some meals that deserves an entry on their own but I'll get to that later.

These are just some of the things we tried in Florence! We liked some of them so much that we went back multiple times! Florence was also the longest leg during our trip!

Hotel breakfasts

I used to skip hotel breakfasts overseas till I went to Hotel Leonardo Da Vinci. I liked their breakfast selection plus the cosy corner with lovely sunlight was beautiful.

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My breakfast varies but mainly consisted of a mixture of the following:

  • Yoghurt
  • Bread. It could be a buttered toast, a sugary croissant, plain croissant etc
  • Cereal with milk
  • Ham and cheese
  • Assortment of jams
  • Chocolate or hazelnut spread
  • Cheese spread
  • Juice
  • Hot chocolate
  • Fruits
  • Hard boiled eggs

Beef

The hubby is a huge fan of beef and needless to say, we steak it out.

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This deserves an entry on it's own. Do look out for my future blog post about the Florentine Steak!

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We also tried beef carpaccio. Super yummy!

Pizza

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We loved the pizza in Amsterdam, so needless to say, we HAD to try the pizza in Italy! Needless to say, it didn't disappoint!

Pasta

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CARBO OVERLOAD! How can one NOT eat pasta in Italy? The italians are well known for their pasta skills so needless to say, we tried LOADS of pasta of all sorts! Cream, Tomato based, Aglio Olio, Linguine, Spaghetti, Ravioli etc. We tried EVERYTHING!

Best.pasta.ever.

Risotto

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Again, we tried loads of risotto. Unfortunately not all were good unlike the pasta we had. After a few disappointing tries, we stuck to pasta.

Parma Ham

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We tried a few in some restaurants. Super delicious! Juicy and sweet melon with parma ham can't go wrong. Argh. Craving for it now!

Gelato

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I mentioned that we were addicted to the Nocciola / Hazelnut gelato back in Venice. In Florence, I was hooked to the Pineapple / Ananas gelato. Super refreshing!

However, we got "scammed". Will blog in detail over the "scams" that we encountered :/

Sandwiches

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Sandwiches were pretty common in any place of the world la. We did buy a few sandwiches but later stuck to more pastas.

I guess if you'll like to cut down on your eating expenses, you could dapao sandwiches instead? This way, you'll save the 'cover charge' imposed in cafes and restaurants.

Cheese and Meat Platters

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As mentioned in my previous entry, we tried cheese platters and meat platters. Super delicious! Highly recommended to try at least once during your trip!

 

Wine

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Wine is cheaper than water or soda just like I mentioned in Venice. Skip those and drink wine instead!

I'm glad that Skai and I are such huge foodies! It's also great that we have the same tastes! He's definitely my food soulmate :p

I'll soon be blogging about Florence's other attractions in my other Thursday's Travels entries! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment in this entry. I will be blogging about the things to do in Florence soon! We visited Factory outlets, the statue of David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa etc! Do check it out soon!

Other blog posts about #nadskaihoneymoon

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Remember my previous entry on Shangri-La's China World Summit Wing, Beijing? Here's the continuation of my Beijing trip which was also documented on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Breakfast was at Grill 79, one of the top international hotel restaurants in Beijing. Grill 79 offers a breathtaking view of the Forbidden City and is well-known amongst locals and tourists as a captivating destination for international dining.

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