Here's my vegan sister, Jolene :)
Life is awesome when you are meeting up with your vegan friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon (so lazy you just anyhow pick your clothes and leave the house like that) to have some really amazing foods you can ever put into your mouth.
It is even more awesome to have one of us as a boss who owns a VEGAN ICE CREAM shop near all of us at Sin Ming. I tell you, life has never been as meaningful as stuffing your face in vegan guilt-free ice cream all day long. Some ice creams are even 80/10/10, you can just eat the ice cream all day long!
I was busy taking photo of the fruits placed in front of me by Denise, the owner of Brownice, who knew my love for fruits!
I tell you, this is just a tiny fraction of what I had that day
Denise is one of the most hospitable people I know. The moment I stepped into Brownice, she waved frantically at me while she was cutting up the fruits. I took a seat and was just chilling at a corner, waiting for our friends to come, before she put this gigantic bowl of assorted fruits in front of me. She was so excited and ushered me to eat like the witch in Snow White. Er, bad example. She saw the fruits depleting, because *coughs* yours truly is a glutton *coughs*, and went back to the counter to cut more. T_T I love you, Denise. (No I wasn't poisoned. She is just this hospitable.)
The food at Brownice was INCREDIBLE, especially the mudpie. The mudpie is LIFE.
This photo is not edited in anyway.
Can you believe that besides the caramelized almonds at the top and the crust below, the brown part is actually 80/10/10 qualified?
'Twas so awesome that I got extremely touched and shrieked in absolute delight. This is a must-have when you are at Brownice! It is remarkably good, tears of pure happiness will just fall from your eyes. I kid you not, I was so happy I really cried.
Then Denise fed us shit. Tsk.
I am eating shit. With Barefoot Ben, who shot to fame because of this post, photobombing behind me.
Shit tamarind and other shit that is just dehydrated dragonfruit.
The tamarind and dehydrated dragonfruit were just sooo sweet and tasty. Fruit is the best food ever! We don't even have to cook, marinate, season or do other useless things. We can eat fruits in just two steps: 1. Pick up the fruit and 2. Put into your mouth to eat. How convenient.
Hours felt like seconds when we were together, jokingly dissing one another and laughing randomly at the oddest things that made their way into our conversations. I like how we can be transparent in front of one another, and no one judging anyone else, but still making "offensive" jokes just for laughs. E.g. Ben is a designer. Ben is a vagina.
Sorry, I really cannot contain myself at this point. Geez~
I really didn't stop laughing at all. I was excited the entire day, especially when we got a trip down to Green Room for some really awesome vegan restaurant. I lurvvve Green Room's Pasta Arrabbiata, it was soooo awesome, I had two HUGE bowls. It helped when Denise was aiding the kitchen, and she made sure we had extra large portions to feed the always-hungry me. My sister also has a huge appetite too, just that mine is truly crazily insane.
This is Pasta Arrabbiata (beta), the spiciness and volume just upsized with Denise's help.
The sister's Pepes Jamur (also beta). She, obviously, is more talented in photography than I am.
After my huge bowl of pasta and her huge plate of rice and awesome spicy sauce, we were still famished. God-knows-why we have such unending tube of stomach (?). For the love of food, we had another round.
Buckwheat Soba with Mushrooms
Meh, not impressed, even if the portion was customized for a huge-eater like me. The mushrooms actually tasted exactly like wholemeal bread, which I was not so fond of. I used to love wholemeal bread in the past, but to experience having a loaf of wholemeal bread every meal for two weeks straight definitely caused a phobia in me. They are not sweet and savoury like fruits, of course I'd get sick of them.
Sister's Laksa and another bowl of rice that is unseen here
She felt that the Laksa was a little too heavy for her. I can understand, especially after eating clean for so long and have a heavier-than-usual meal. That feeling is just bleh, and not fun to have.
After eating so much, I still found myself indulging in another portion Pasta Arrabbiata beta that Gary couldn't finish. My Lord, I really thank You for the awesome food given to me T_T I feel so blessed that I can eat as much as I want and not become fat. (I actually know the secret to eating so much and not become fat hehehe. Wait, I think I even made videos on this.)
I was so carbed up at 11 pm, I danced around while waiting for a taxi. Aiks, could've gotten Gary and Bev to film it down! I really need to practice when to take the camera out!
Moral of the story: Carb up, be lean and have fun!