Archives for: April 2008, 23
So, I met up with the Singapore BTD'ers whilst over here and they are a fun bunch of O's!
Last week we had dinner in the hotel restaurant (where they were used to dealing with my food issues) however this week we ventured out onto the streets of Singapore - to the BTD Restaurant.
It was fantastic. Accidental Chef (from the boards) had coordinated the whole thing and, especially for us Nonnies, a special menu was arranged. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe it. The planning was akin to a world summit, but the results were worth the effort. It was so good to go out for a "safe" meal where you knew the chef was aware of the issues.
As we walked in, we were asked our blood type and given a colour coded menu. For the O's it was red, the A's blue, B's yellow and AB's green. The range is fantastic. There are soups, entrees, mains and, the manna from heaven for the O-nons, desserts. Like, real desserts. As BTD followers, we couldn't resist looking at all the offerings available and having a look at all the menus.
Given that we had a pre-arranged menu, we knew that everything would be safe for the nonnies as well. As a soup, two of us had the Broccoli whilst one had the Mushroom. The broccoli was divine. Smooth, velvety and comforting all at once. The mushroom looked equally fantastic.
As a starter, we shared the seared tuna. Again, lovely. The tuna was just seared at the edges, but great quality so that it just melted in your mouth.
Mains were next bringing a selection of lamb, beef and ocean trout. I had the trout and it was fantastic. A good selection of vegies and a nice portion size. Both the beef and lamb looked amazing.
Finally, dessert. This was new territory for a nonnie. The other nonnie and I both had a jasmine jelly that was completely compliant - agave, beef gelatin and jasmine tea. The secretor at the table had a fantastic looking chocolate cake with vanilla icecream (again completely compliant).
One element of the restaurant that definitely differentiates it from its competitors is that while you're waiting for your first course, they give you a form to fill out to find out what your main health issues are and make suggestions about how they can be addressed.
So, if you're ever in Singapore, head to the My Type Restaurant and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. We had an amazing time with excellent company and safe food. What more could you ask for?
PS. Thanks again to the Singapore girls for taking the time out to have dinner with me twice. It was really appreciated!