The housemates and I did everything Asian for the weekend, including trying out the sushi buffet by the train tracks and shopping at the Chinese market, hence the title.
We have been wanting to try the sushi buffet which we would pass by every time we walk back home from the bus stop because it is cheap! It states $15.99 at the shop front. So on Sunday, to celebrate Jouh’s birthday as well, we decided we would give it a go. The food was passable but not really authentic. Nothing is comparable after having been to Japan so many times.
We ordered a little too much and had difficulty finishing the rice rolls especially. By the end of the meal, we were stuffed!
After the meal, we did what we like second best after cooking – grocery shopping. I feel like I am staying with a bunch of aunties hahaha, instead of guys because they like to do aunty activities like cooking, washing dishes and grocery shopping. But it means I can relax which is a good thing. After hearing reviews about how cheap the things in the Chinese market are selling (and considering that we cook EVERYDAY), we had to make a trip down to the market.
The Chinese characters on the signboard already makes the market look Chinese enough. It looked like a Sheng Siong at the first glance and when we stepped in, it felt like those neighbourhood supermaket back in SG. Everything seemed so familiar and they really do sell what we have back home.
The all-time favourite cure for cough – Pi Pa Kao.
The all-time favourite childhood snack.
Not just any rice…it’s Royal Umbrella! The rice I grew up eating.
And then, Chinese being Chinese, they also sell the strangest things.
Fresh RABBIT, hmmmz.
Packed YOUTIAO, they were soft. At least now we know where to get youtiao when we miss it.
One of the most interesting trips to the markets I must say. We managed to grab things that we miss back in SG like soya bean milk and wang wang. Lastly, we are finally getting out of the house and not cooking next weekend! Road trip to Niagara Falls, hooyah! It will be the first travel since exchange started. Although I have already been to the falls, but different company brings a different experience ^^
- Some other updates in life:
1) I managed to find a church near my place (about 15 minutes walk) and attended its service for the first time this weekend. It is a beautiful church and it has those traditional huge ceiling-to-floor organ at the front of its chapel.
I could not find any youth service and the crowd is too old for my liking, but the service was not all that traditional (there was a guitarist and a bassist) and the sermon was understandable and applicable. So I guess, this church will do for now!
2) Winter has turned warmer during the weekends, hopefully it stays that way. It’s much more comfortable walking in temperatures above 0 than when the piercing wind chill hits the face. Brrrrrr. The downside of it is that the place is not as pretty as when it was covered with snow. The snow has melted and become slush, making the place look very dirty. But slush >> wind chill anytime!
Looking forward to the first drive in Canada next weekend!!!!