Friday, 19 March 2010

Bimi Kaiho

One of the evenings, met up with a dear friend whom I've not seen for a long time. We went to my favourite Japanese restaurant at International Plaza, Tanjong Pagar.
Bimi Kaiho Japanese Restaurant is a quaint little restaurant which has been my regular haunt for the past few years. The quality of their Jap food is fantastic, run by an amicable Jap guy. They are pretty crowded during lunch time where they serve set lunch meals as well as ala carte items. In the evenings it is more quiet and an excellent place for  a quiet cosy dinner and intimate conversation, over a bottle of Sake.   

I miss their Bento sets which range from $16-$20. What we have at Bimi Kaiho was thoroughly worth it. For $20 per bento set, you get: 

- Very fresh Tempura prawns and veggies
- Unagi (or you can change it to Sashimi)
- Chawanmuchi
- California Maki (1 piece)
- Tamago (egg)
- Salad (very delightful!)
- Sticky rice
- Miso soup
- Fruits 
- Tea

Compared to those horrible bento sets we get in foodcourts which costs about $10 per bento set and half the items available with lousy quality, I would say the Bento set in Bimi Kaiho is EXCELLENT. There are many other unique ala carte dishes you can try too.

Bimi Kaiho Restaurant
#02-28, International Plaza, 10 Anson Road
Singapore 079903. Tel: 62202262

After dinner, we took a stroll to The Pinnacle@Duxton where my friend's pad was. It is the latest new  iconic housing project in Singapore's public housing history, with many unique features that set it apart from other HDB housing projects. Located at Cantonment, it is the first 50-storey public housing project in Singapore, housing 1,848 apartments in 7 towering blocks. It is also the first in the world with 2 unique skybridges linking the 7 blocks at the 26th and 50th storey. The skybridges create possibly the longest continuous skygardens in the world, offering panoramic views of the city skyline.

I caught a breathtaking 360 degree view of the night skyline of the city and even beyond Sentosa, in fact, all over Singapore. There were running tracks along the sky gardens as well as function rooms, and park. I wish I'm staying there. The view at 50th storey was really great, cooling with winds and a nice end to the evening.

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