im back in singapore! for a week that is, haha before i finally can go on my on holiday =) but yeah i seem to be suffering from some mild jet lag effects, which explains the early rise. but nevermind that, i’ll channel it for some good use (i.e. blog)
finally had a day to myself in Paris as I waited for my night flight back to singapore. and if u have followed my previous post of how i wanted to recapture my love for this romantic city, well, i was anxious to rekindle those feelings. and haha i’m sure glad i did.
be it walking along rue du bonaparte looking at the fancy LV boutique stores and other high end shops, or ducking into some alleyway to explore a quaint wine cellar with a passionate english-speaking owner, glancing at the many love-locks at pont des arts or channeling adele as i walked along the river seine.. it was the quintessential parisien experience i was eager to rediscover. haha more pics later on.
anyways, i settled that day’s lunch at a vietnamese pho place, simply because i had been absolutely inundated with french food for the past few days and well.. hmm let’s just say i’ll stay away from some creme, butter and the likes for awhile? haha.. but another amazing pleasure of the cold weather is that vietnamese pho tastes amazingly good, especially when eaten outdoors. the piping hot soup becomes instantly palatable and warms your throat up comfortably, whilst the aroma of the beef pho lingers around pleasantly. yumms
to be honest, i guess i can’t really distinguish a real vietnamese pho from a westernized version of it, since most of my pho experiences have been overseas, but to me, this is pretty sufficient to quench any chinese-soup-beef balls cravings temporarily. =) the sliced beef was tender and just nicely cooked with the broth and the owner was really generous to give us free beef portions that she had used to simmer the broth with for long hours. yummy.
sometimes, all you need is the correct environment to elevate your food experience. give me vietnamese pho over some cold foie gras dish on a wintry day anytime and i think there’s a higher satisfaction level to be derived there. =)
ok.. gonna grab bfast. ciao!