A Happy Happy Birthday

Ocean Spoon Restaurant

 

Its J birthday few days ago and I have been planning the day since February. Like many, thinking of how to what to do on birthdays of your special ones is a headache not because we are heartless but simply because we may not be creative enough or just that Singapore is so limited with choices. But I finally thought of a simple one.

I started the day off taking a half day leave without him knowing about it. When he sees me at his door step, his expression says it all. Shocked and happy and don’t know how to react. One trick to keep him at home is to tell him that there is a delivery coming to his house and he has to be at home to wait for them while at the same time communicating with him via MSN to say that I am still in the office.

The Birthday Cake

The birthday cake from Glace

The birthday cake from Glace

The birthday cake is preorder from Glace online and collection make at Tanjong Pagar, Icon Village.  They have big strawberries and the biscuit are thick. Overall a pretty and tasty cake with reasonable price. They have online classes also where you can learn to bake any of their specialty cake.

After that, we loiter around outside before proceeding to Sembawang Yacht Club for our dinner. This place is chosen due to its open concept where we can see the sea view. Another reason is because J wants  Zi Char for his birthday dinner. And he is granted his wish. Ocean Spoon Dinning, the only dinning place in Sembawang Yacht Club serves both Western and Chinese cuisines. Like you may have imagine, the place is ulu and you may want to check the map on how to reach the place. It is actually beside Sembawang Camp.

lots of parking space for you

lots of parking space for you

Non members are to park their car at the designated area

Non members are to park their car at the designated area

The place does not have a lots of cars so don’t worry about parking. Just walking in the car park made our mood so relax with the wind blowing and clear blue sky.

A note: No pets and outside food

A note: No pets and outside food

Read the important notice

Read the important notice

Some important thing to note:

1) Non members to the club will need to sign in at the entrance before you enter.

2) We are not suppose to take photos of boats without permission from owners.

Some photos of the yacht club surrounding:

yacht club sebawang

 

 

Yacht Club sebawang sea

sembawang yacht

We arrived early so we went around the yacht club taking pictures and waiting for the stomach to growl. The restaurant was still quite empty when we went in. There were around 3 tables.

sitting area Ocean Spoon

non sizzling hot plate

non sizzling hot plate

Hot Plate Deer Meat ($12)

This dish came quite shockingly when the server remove the cover. We ordered everything in small size (see the picture for the right portion). First time I saw a hot plate not sizzling and the meat were in a pool of calm oil. Very disappointed. And the usual easy going J also commented about it.

3 egg veg

Three Egg Vegetable ($12)

The next dish was the three egg vegetable (don’t ask me what is the name of the vege). I would say the vegetable is quite raw and abit tasteless after all the addition of century egg, salty egg and normal egg. But if you think differently, it should be considered healthy.

Big big prawn with cereal

Big big prawn with cereal

Cereal Prawn ($20)

We wanted to order the wasabi prawn but the price says $7 for 100g where 100g is equal to like 1 prawn. So we change to cereal prawn which look more reasonable. There were 5 big prawn in a small portion. The cereal coated the prawn nicely. Easily the best dish of the 3. Look at the size of the prawn.

Really big prawn

Really big prawn

My instax mini 25

My instax mini 25

We side track abit since I took some photos of my new love while waiting for the food. Let me introduce my new love: instax mini 25. Bought from Qoo10. Really cheaper than most places. My favorite right now, and I bring her everywhere. It is super easy to use and basically auto adjust your end product, taking fantastic photo. Also, I got a super nice yellow fluffy pouch. Just $2 at Daiso (Plaza Singapura).

After dinner we decided to leave the place and find a better place to sit and stroll. We decided on Sembawang Park. Another ulu place until the restaurant inside the park is closed down. Part of the place is still under renovation but you will still get to enjoy a nice walk and sea view at some parts.