I do not talk about work at all but I do think about work all the time. I am a closet workaholic in that way. Even then, it was not difficult to notice the invasion of artisan bakeries at the beginning of 2012. Amongst the many, Baker & Cook came to stay our lives, making its presence felt with wonderful fruit and nuts loaves on many of my mornings. Along the way, Jason Atherton started three eateries in town. And I went Pollen thrice. Cannot remember if I like the food or simply like our new Gardens by the Bay. Towards the later half the year, we were invaded by too many tapas bars. I pledged my loyalty to Salt simply due to the PJ privilege card that dropped on my lap (Yup I am a cheapskate who likes cheap thrills and oops sorry C, now you know why I haven't been to your well-publicised new baby yet, I promised I will make it happen in 2013).
Then again, indie cafes were just so 2011, I was into Henry Congressional, the guerrilla cafe of 2012. Love the coffee, hate the overpriced/overrated pandan chiffon and hate to not have it anymore in 2013. Thankfully Club 21 and bankers gave out endless supplies of starbucks cards this year. So bye HC and hi SB!
I am sure the culinary world has been awesome in 2012 but I do really not care. My best meal in 2012 happened in a pretty unknown place. Read this place off @keropokman and decided to celebrate my birthday at Putien Codfish Specialty House. Totally faultless execution of every dish. Best birthday dinner and meal in 2012.
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