30 Merchant Road
I very rarely meet up with friends when I’m in Singapore. Partly because I just don’t have the time, and partly because I’m damn lazy and too busy running around town to organise get-togethers. But now that my friends (and even my family/cousins are getting in on the action!) are now hanging out together in Singapore (yes, very sad, despite me being shafted off in China!), I thought I’d better get my ass in gear and get all of us together ;)
We wanted somewhere with good food, even better drinks, and in a great location that we could sit around in. So unfortunately, my clever idea of Hawker centers didn’t quite fly. In the end, settled on Cafe Iguana, some sort of Mexican restaurant/bar by the water. I’m generally not a mega fan of Mexican food. It’s nice and I’ll eat it, but I don’t crave for it like I do for McDonalds ;) The only Mexican food I like is Taco Bell, but that could be because I’m biased towards fast food. Loooove their tacos and loooove their cheesy fries! The fancy Mexican joints that I’ve been to just ain’t the same.
and I arrived fashionably (very) late thanks to the stint of wedding dress shopping beforehand with Mum. Sorry guys! Cafe Iguana has a nice chill ambience with slightly dopey waiters. We scored an awesome high-bench table that we sat at all night, and I can’t remember if it was airconditioned but it wasn’t hot at all. However that may have been affected by the myriad of icy tequilas we downed.. in an assortment of flavours like peach, mango, strawberry, blueberry, etc. I REALLY wanted to try the banana one but forget to order it, d’oh! All the (probably drunk) people tried to convince me “Oh it DOES taste like mango!” but nup, it didn’t. Loved the Strawberry one though.. if only because it was pink ;)
Was too busy talking to really remember the food. It was nice but not spectacular. I loved the Shredded beef wrap thing (can’t remember the name, too lazy to look it up!) in particular, and also the Sizzling plate thing (also can’t remember and can’t be bothered) that I stole off despite her silly proclamations that “I DON’T SHARE!”. Whatever!
Sadly, I was the 9th wheel during the evening. Everyone had a partner except for me. Sadness! But Chris was in India on his own business trip, and having a pretty miserable time there haha. We can’t ever seem to coincide our business trips to Singapore together.. it’s like the holy grail for us. So come on stars, align already!
Was ridiculously tired the whole day but still had a brilliant time. Photos courtesy of my* digital camera:
* Andrea’s and Merrill’s
Is this what a real Mexican place looks like? Who knows? It was cute!
That warm cheese dip… OMG………………..
Each man clutching what they love most
Tequilas + food
The boys, with flashing his single chest hair
Elliot is so ridiculously cute. Still trying to figure out way to steal him…
He even holds his own bottle!!! Friggin’ cute!
Looking like such ladies. Heh heh heh.
My favourite shredded cheese thingy. So good!
Avocado ice cream. Weird.
The girls! Minus my other cousin who rocked up late (yes, even later than me!)
I tried not to listen to the “you can get this in Shanghai for 1/5 the price!” muttering in my head