Recipe: cottage pie

Recipe: cottage pie

I must confess: I am not exactly the most original mom out there. The stuff that I do or make a lot of the times have been inspired by someone else. Take this recipe, for instance. I decided to whip up cottage pie for the kid because I had seen a photo on my Facebook news feed of someone taking a large casserole dish of shepherd’s pie out of the oven.

There wasn’t any minced lamb in the supermarket (I shop at NTUC Xtra – very aunty) so I grabbed a pack of minced beef instead. I love this dish: it’s easy to make and comprises protein, calcium, carbs and veggies. And as with all the meals that I cook for A, this contains no salt.
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A Miam Miam meal

A Miam Miam meal

I love food. I love eating delicious food. And, more importantly, I love spending time with my loved ones over a meal.

Typical Singaporean, eh?

So recently, we had the chance to check out the food at Miam Miam‘s newest outlet at Westgate Mall. (Sidenote: I’m so jealous of the Westies! Westgate Mall is so, so hip.) Call me suaku but I hadn’t heard of the restaurant before this. I know, I know, I am so not cool.

Miam Miam bills itself as a “French cafe with a Japanese twist” and promises that all its dishes are made from scratch and served fresh. On the Monday evening that we were there, we were rather surprised to see the long queue that had formed outside the restaurant.

The restaurant has a very warm and cosy ambience: think cushy sofa seats, warm lighting and wooden furniture. It’s a little like Muji, but with colours. And done in a very French sort of way.

Our party of four adults and three toddlers (I always enjoy the WHAAAAT looks on the faces of the wait staff when we ask for a table and shudder at the mess we leave behind) shared four mains and two desserts. And we practically rolled out of the restaurant after dinner.

Photo from Miam Miam

Photo from Miam Miam


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