Secret blog of a P65 MP: Part 4

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Dear Blog,

I know we will never hear the end of it until we appear to be engaging the public in cyberspace. Like I said, we are all very busy, and although it is only myself, Lam Pin Min and Baey Yam Keng who are actively blogging, the public should rest assured that our views are the same once we put them online.
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Secret blog of a P65 MP: Part 3

Dear Blog,

More good news for Singaporeans. It’s cash bonus time. What am I going to do with the extra $200 I am getting? I will donate it to charity of course.

But I must be honest. I did think about putting it to a new iPod nano for my wife, and she said, “what will the other MPs think? Besides I don’t work out to music, so it’s ok”.

The Budget’s $1.8 billion surplus turning into $3 billion worth of cash payouts for Singaporeans is really something. I mean, if you do the Math (which I’m not good at), you will see that mathematically, that is an impossibility. Kudos must be given to the people at MAS and MOF. They can crunch numbers so well you get $3 out of every $1.80.

We must give credit where credit is due. Even where debit is due in this case. Just like Jayakumar said yesterday in the papers. One slip up doesn’t mean we discount all the good work we have done.
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La Petite Cuisine

La Petite Cuisine
Best Foie Gras for $15

Pan-seared foie gras for $15? That alone should be the clincher for La Petite Cuisine.

But because for both Naomi and myself, this place has some sort of history, there’s more to talk about.

We enjoyed the more expensive incarnation of this establishment about two years ago, when it was two shops down Bukit Timah Road at Cluny Court. Things were a little more formal, with the Maitre ‘D being all businesslike and brusque and the food at an exquisite standard. They closed shop for some reason, and we thought we had lost another good place to eat at.

But while they were still running La Cuisine, they also operated their more informal outlet at Serene Centre, and that’s now become their only outlet, which is not a bad thing, because La Petite Cuisine is petite mostly because the offerings are a lot cheaper. $15 for a foie gras, and $12 for the prawn and foie gras ravioli in lemon creme sauce gives you a cheapo French meal.

This place and The French Stall on Sturdee Road are out to prove that French food needn’t be pretentious or pricey. Just don’t expect any conversation from Mr Maitre ‘d.

Recommended (i.e. we only ate these): foie gras, prawn ravioli.

La Petite Cuisine
10 Jalan Serene
#01-05 Serene Center
Singapore 258748 (map)