As Singapore residents move into what the Health Minister labelled as Phase 2 Heightened Alert that takes effect from 16 May 2021 through 13 June 2021. These are the few highlights during this Phase 2.
- Work from home as default. Everyone is encouraged to work from home whenever it is possible. I, myself, have been started working from home since 3rd May as instructed by the management.
- Dining-in suspended. Dining-in at F&B establishments will also not be allowed, including hawker centres and food courts, both indoors and outdoors. From now onward, I have to be more careful whenever I take away a cup of drink or a small snack that I cannot take off my mask to enjoy immediately.
- Two visitors per household. While I do not invite visitors to my rented unit, I have avoided seeing or interacting with other people in the house.
- Social gathering reduced from five to two. I am fine with it as I did not meet up with a big group of people since my last gathering of seven people in March.
For more information everyone can Google out the news.
14 May 2021
When the news came to me on Friday’s morning just before I started my lunch meeting, I wondered whether I shall cook at home or take away food for dinner that night. Little that I know, I began my first no-dining-in experience after my meeting by having the Petit Pain’s croissant and pastries as my lunch. I will put up my review of Petit Pain soon and update the content here so it can be linked up.
After Friday’s work, my friend and I were thinking about whether we need to check out the supermarket at Tampines Mall and get something to cook over the weekends. In the end, we headed out to get some frozen pack food, a slice of salmon, and a pack of vegetable. There was no crowd during our visit to the supermarket and no long queue at the payment counters or self-checkout counters.
Next, we headed to our preferred stalls to get our takeaway food for dinner. I ordered the D’Laksa using the GrabFood self-pickup promotion. D’Laksa is located at Century Square. This laksa is different from the Singapore Laksa that is curry based. The number of ingredients although not a lot, it was enough for me. It has plentiful vegetables such as shredded cucumbers, onions and some lettuces. It goes well in a hot bowl of laksa soup. I liked its aroma, appetizing whenever I walked past the stall at Century Square. Unfortunately, it is hard to get a seat at the stall itself, and most of the time I order the takeaway laksa. For more reviews of D’Laksa, you can check out this link on my Instagram.
15 May 2021
The next day morning, it was a rainy day, I made myself a cup of black coffee. I wanted to finish up the coffee powder before I move house. It was a relax in the morning without disturbance.
When it came to lunchtime, my friend and I made two sandwiches, the turkey ham with wholemeal buns, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese that we bought from Cold Storage on Thursday. The turkey ham was bought from Cold Storage too. The leftover scrambled eggs, ham and lettuce were placed on a small bowl to make it as a salad. We put the Japanese sesame sauce as the dressing. It was a simple and fulfilling lunch. There is no recipe for this sandwich.
For the dinner of the night, I cooked a small piece of salmon that has been seasoned with salt, pepper, mixed herbs and garlic powder before I air-fried it for 10 minutes. I ate along with a small portion of stir-fried royole chives (qing long chai) with garlic. Sometimes, I liked the salmon air-fried because of the crispiness on top of the salmon.
With the begin of the new measurements, there will be more sharing of home-cooked food in my future updates.