This week we finally tried the ramen at Hayashi located just behind Redhill MRT Station. We have passed by many times to grab a Subway or get groceries from Fair Price. We had a free afternoon for lunch and I wanted something warm and comforting, it fit the bill perfectly.
We actually have not eaten a lot of ramen so I kept it simple and went for the Tonkotsu Ramen and the Ebi Fry salad set. Little T had the grapefruit soda and it was green tea for me. It is a small space and we arrived at the lunch peak, every seat was filled. We enjoyed our lunch at the bar with a perfect view into the kitchen to watch the chefs hard at work.
The set meal was just the right amount for the two of us. Though next time I will go for the extra toppings as the pork was so delicious, I know we both could have enjoyed another slice. I found the broth creamy and flavourful, we finished every last drop.
Of course we had a bit of Pokémon Go time as we waited for our food. We also enjoyed a game of I Spy utilizing the large mural inside. After lunch it was off to the playground, just in time for the local school to let out. Social time for Little T and time for me to read a book. #unschoolinglife
We ended our week with a walk through the Botanic Gardens looking for bats with our favourite Naturalist, Dr. Leong. Walks with Dr. L have become one our favourite learning experiences here in Singapore and it was even more special today to share it with dear friends from Abu Dhabi.
For Little T and I it was our first visit to this section of the Botanic Gardens. I found it fascinating to see it teeming with people when we arrived at 17.30 and then completely deserted as we finished up around 20.00.
We saw many bats and used a bat locator to tune in and hear their sounds and find them in the sky. Just as we were about to leave we managed to catch a fruit bat gathering nectar/pollinating a banana tree!
Sometimes we get quite caught up in our daily life and everything seems completely normal (it is) but then something reminds us that we are living in a place that is so different to where we grew up and that choosing this life has taken a lot of risk taking and bravery.
Just this weekend we went out to explore the new mangroves walk and we stopped to acknowledge how amazing it is to have something like this on our doorstep. We have lived in the UAE for a short five months but we have done quite a lot. I’ll share some pictures here of our experiences so far. Scroll over any photo to read where we were.