I last blogged about Open Door Policy way back in 2013. I have returned a couple of times since then, but had yet to experience their new 100% Gluten and Dairy free menu which they rolled out in July. The menu is curated by Chef Ryan Clift who also runs The Tippling Club, and the "sister" restaurant to ODP, Open Farm Community.
So, when asked by a friend to choose somewhere "new" to her to meet for lunch, it was an easy choice.
The long, narrow, but sophisticated shophouse setting in Tiong Bahru was perfect for a nice chatty lunch with a friend. I have always loved the decor here, and being tucked away down Yong Siak Street in Tiong Bahru, a little bit quieter than say a bustling weekday CBD lunch. That does not necessarily mean however that you shouldn't make a reservation in advance. If you are heading to ODP at the weekend, you will, most assuredly require a reservation. You can also opt for a counter seat, if you want to watch the chefs at work behind the glass screen.
Today, although being British by birth, my naturalised American self got to celebrate this holiday of Independence in the Town that I have called home for the last 16 years. The wonderful Town of Leesburg, in Loudoun County Virginia, is a lovely place to be. To celebrate with a parade is a quintessential and integral part of life here, as I am sure it is also in many Towns and of course Cities throughout America on this special day in their history. A reminder too I think of how far we have come, and that if we really try we can work together. At least that is my hope.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!
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Joining my husband whilst he attended a business conference in Tokyo, led to an opportunity to join a group of women (who were also there with their better halves), on a day trip out of the City. For those looking to take a day trip out of Tokyo, the town of Kamakura is a good option. Taking the train is pretty easy, the journey time was around an hour and a half on the train from Roppongi Hills.
I have lost count of the times I have transited through Narita Airport over the last five years, the best route for the journey between Leesburg VA and Singapore. This past May however, was the first time I actually got to go into the city of Tokyo and get my first real experience of Japan.
JUST under a 4 hour flight from Singapore, Hong Kong has been on my "go to" list for the last five years of living in Singapore. Finally, prompted by a visit from our daughter, who was then routing back to the USA via Hong Kong, we decided to make a long weekend of it. Hubby has been to HK many times on business trips, but that does not necessarily equate to seeing a place. We were all looking forward to playing tourist for 3 days.
WHO IS LYNNY?
My name is Lynn, Lynny or even Lynnykansas. Blame the latter on a "Dorothy" Halloween Costume and a very funny kid a number of years ago (yes, that's you Meg!). I am a Brit who has spent many years in the USA, but is now experiencing life in Singapore for awhile.
More about me and why the blog is called It's Lynny Kansas.......
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