Week 14 – (Aston’s Specialities)

 

Finally reached Week 14. 

Updates: Saw gynae 2 days back and got a “cleaner” bill of health. Save a small blood clot, all looked good. Baby was still bouncing up and down. Yet to feel the movements; can’t wait! 🙂 Took last jab and scheduled to go back 3 weeks later. Am I glad not to have anymore jabs!!! 😀

So.. to “celebrate” the end of my painful jabs, I asked Kim to bring me for a good meal. Decided to try Aston’s Specialities across the road (East Coast Rd) as we have never been there before. There wasn’t much queue as we were early. Thank God; otherwise I got to queue with my painful a**. 

As expected, food was acceptably good and value for money. Of course, we aren’t expecting a Morton’s slab of beef steak but it was tasty enough to warrant a second or even third visit. Instead of paying say, $5 to $7 for dry and flaky hawker western food, I think Aston’s does a better job here! 

Kim ordered a black pepper steak, medium-rare (his all time fav) with sides – baked potato and coleslaw. Verdict: Steak is good enough (for the price u pay), baked potato doesn’t come with sour cream but butter (thus drier), coleslaw – ok. 

I ordered a black pepper chicken with sausages with pasta salad and mashed potatoes. Verdict: Chicken is lean enough for my taste buds now and black pepper sauce is just nice. Sausages came in a generous serving and firm enough (not too much fatty meat as well).

Pasta salad – ok; dressing not too oily. (but Kenny Roger’s pasta salad has more oophm in them; pity they didn’t serve marcoroni cheese like Kenny’s! my all time sinful fav too!). 

Mashed potatoes with brown sauce – not made from fresh potatoes; taste-normal. 

So overall verdict: 

3.4 to 4/5 stars for taste (depending on what you order) 

4.5/5 stars for value for $$$! We spent a total of $23.90 (as described above + 1 caffeine-free root beer!) Definitely worth a try if you haven’t been there before. You bet I will be back. 🙂 

 

 

Mine - black pepper chicken, sausages, mashed potatoes and pasta salad. (Sorry, I was so hungry that I took a few bites before taking this photo; presentation was better before this!)

Mine - black pepper chicken, sausages, mashed potatoes and pasta salad. (Sorry, I was so hungry that I took a few bites before taking this photo; presentation was better before this!)

 

Kim's steak with sides - baked potato and coleslaw

Kim's steak with sides - baked potato and coleslaw

Week 13

13 is supposed to be an unlucky number for some. But it turned out to be a pretty good week for me.

Week 13 of pregnancy – went back to gynae to get a jab and scan. Baby looked well developed with a nice spinal cord and a tiny human form. Baby was sitting down and head hugging into tummy! So cute – looks just like the father when he fell asleep in buses last time. hhaaaa. It is always heartening to see baby doing somersaults and being so active in the little bubble. It is like baby is having a world of its own – oblivious to the surroundings and the drama we went through. It is good to be innocent. 🙂

Blood clots are getting smaller but still need more time to disperse. I am comforted enough. Going to rest for another week at home before deciding if it is time to head back to office, targets and pressure. 🙂 Most said, 2nd trimester is the best time to work; maybe I should make full use of 2nd trimester. I need a mani, pedi, facial and new clothes!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂