Thursday, February 20, 2014



For a buffet hi tea we are definitely spoilt  with the numerous choices/dishes available.  We can to eat more to our heart's content.  The never ending buffet line tend to make us over-eat but I find the ambience around these buffer is not most conducive for relaxing as you find people walking around trying to  make up their mind "what to eat"..... at least that's what I do too (guilty).  

Mention about a tradition English tea and visions of  tranquility and elegance,  decadence and romance come to our minds. Its that hot pot of tea with its  partners - scones and/or cakes/sandwiches.  Here we are being served and this  welcome us to sit back and relax and enjoy ourselves.      

What more when the cafe is named Retro Kitchen .... how retro is it?

It is located on the 2nd floor of a shoplot in the busy area of SS2 food court and upon entering...

Plenty of nostalgic items- black vinyl records - some of my favourite movies and soundtracks.

A cupboard full of antique  irons.  I am  glad that I have my mother's iron at home, knowing how valuable it must be now, not only the monetary value but the value of those precious times... how my mother would heat up the iron and lovingly ironed all our clothing.  Later the  job to us as we grew up and that where it stop.   None of my children or my nieces had ever use this type of iron.

More records or are they just posters? - the front portion of the cafe was  partition as smoking area.

Plastic tablecloth and bottles of root beers, not sure whether these are for drinking or for the decor.

Beautiful enamelled cookingware and ceramics - how I love that the teapot!  

Looking forward to teatime!

Our selection of teas: Masala Chai, Rose Tea, Earl Grey, Rosella tea and Green Tea  with Jasmine

The tea set for 2 pax  include 2 sandwiches and 4 scones.  I felt that maybe they should have offer a piece of cake too! After all, what's tea without cake as well?.
It was definitely not Chester and Chloe cup of tea so we  ordered a fish and chips and pizza for them (for us as well..hahaha).

After finishing our tea my sister-in-law went home with the kids as it was time for their siesta.

I got my niece to take my sister and  me to The Mines Shopping Mall....

..because of this book Sale!

 The books are really cheap ... but I manage to get only 4 books, the rest were bought from MPH.

The Chinese New Year decoration are still on - Kuda-kuda on Merry-go-round!

It has been a very very long time since I visited this shopping mall... when my kids were kids- that long ago.  The mall has being upgraded and is very busy and bustling with shoppers. 

The popular boat rides around the shopping mall. 

We dropped by Sakae Sushi for our dinner before calling it a day.

Gyoza and  Ebi Ten Jyu (Deep fried prawns with rice) 

Never tired of this-  Saba Shioyaki  and my niece ordered the Curry Ka Jyu (Chicken curry rice).

Received this lovely card from my son and daughter-in-law..

with this bright and beautiful tea towel.    Next trip to Sydney I must visit this place!

Sarah's card came later this week and I truly miss her too...... as well as the cupcakes which she made last year!

That's the end of my birthday celebration this year. 

Have an enjoyable weekend. 


  1. Happy birthday!

    Lemme guess..kl noir , ghost bride from mph?

    Lovely food. The restaurant very unique. Brings back good memories

  2. Good morning.. You are an expert with the books!

    1. Nah...just that bbws seldom hv local authors book. They buy fr overseas.

      I hv read ghost bride. It's very good. The author is in very friendly lady.