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Friday, April 25, 2008

Azabu Sabo
#02-170/171 Marina Square Shopping Centre
6338 1244

Finally, a day for indulgence after so many weeks of mugging.

I wanted to bring Hui Yi to Basil Alcove for lunch but apparently it has either closed down or is undergoing renovation. Since we were in the area, she showed me The Secret Garden which is a secluded and romantic restaurant hidden along Middle Road. Hui Yi said that the desserts are good. I want to try someday! There’s a dress code though: no slippers, tank tops, shorts etc etc.

Walking from Bugis to Marina Square, we worked up quite an appetite and went to Azabo Sabo. Despite passing its mouth-watering displays countless times, we have never dined there before. Specializing in Japanese desserts, the menu only devotes two pages to main courses. Since I don’t eat rice and none of the udon and ramen dishes caught our eyes, we decided to try their tea-time special instead.

The Hot Balls with Hokkaido Green Tea Ice Cream with Green Tea Sauce ($5.80++) look and taste like small plain doughnuts. Not being a fan of doughnuts, I find them ordinary but soft and light enough.

I like that they are neither oily nor sickeningly sweet. The ice cream has a strong green tea flavor and slight bitter taste. It would have been perfect if not for a small shred of ice in it which suggests that the ice cream was not mixed consistently.

This is the complimentary pot of green tea that comes with the hot balls. Doesn't it look pretty? Hui Yi said that the tea tastes decent enough but nothing outstanding.
Service was quite efficient generally as we were there during off-peak hours. The waitress looked quite fierce and unfriendly though, maybe because we sat there for quite long despite ordering only one small item. Overall, this is a decent place to get some Japanese desserts but be warned that the choices of main courses are very limited.


4:06 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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