Sushi Shenanigans

Throughout lockdown, I craved sushi.

I know I could’ve gotten it delivered, and I did… but there’s just something about lockdown and making food, ya know? Thus, in lockdown fashion, what better way to celebrate my birthday than by making our own lunch.

As you can see, we were a tad ambitious… and I blame the fact that we’ve been bombarded with delicious food posts on Facebook and Instagram this entire year!

With fresh salmon from the market, it was imperative that we made salmon cream cheese. This is my favourite combination, and sadly not common enough for me to buy it regularly enough. 

If you look closely enough at the top picture, we also made salmon and avocado for Lynn.. but I really don’t quite understand the appeal, especially when salmon cream cheese exists in this world.

We also made some gimbap. As a child, I was always happy to see sushi rolls in my lunchbox; as an adult, I realise that my mum was actually making gimbap (she learnt from a Korean friend). Naturally, in reminiscence of my own childhood, I bought daikon and burdock to replicate this.

We also bought this.. mostly because it was beautiful and we were keen for some caviar. It may not have been the right type for ikura gunkan, but… we did it anyway

Seriously, look how beautiful this is?! 

I was not disappointed and may have even eaten some spoonfuls of caviar by itself…!

We also had a range of other things that weren’t made by us, including fresh salmon, ebi tempura, ebi tempura maki, edamame and seaweed salad. While it was a great birthday treat, it definitely took longer than expected and I was so hungry by the time we were done!

Turning 29 in iso

This is probably the first year that I haven’t had a birthday party.

Seriously. From as early as I can remember, I’ve had a birthday party – whether it was a Maccas party or a themed one at the park, I’ve always celebrated each year with a party.

 Blessed to have so many parks within my 5km radius

It goes without saying that I enjoy parties planning for parties. While spreadsheets are my thing now, I used to keep a diary (go figure) where I would record and plan party details… in January. It definitely was a bit of a bummer to celebrate the start of the last year of my 20s in lockdown, but hey, it was still a great day! I received plenty of surprise deliveries (many cakes), and enjoyed having a Spanish night in with Ash.

So many things!

Aceitunos, Jamon Iberico, Bacadillo de Pollo en Escabeche, Paella, Carillera de Buey, Cogollos and Flan

The best thing about lockdown is all these amazing home DIY ideas – I’m unsure whether these kinds of food experience packs were available prior to COVID, but it sure has become popular since.

While I’m still keen to visit Movida in person one day, this was just as fun!

Happy Birthday to me!

Wishlist 2019


Olaplex No.3,  Lancome vie est Belle Eau de Parfum, Ted Baker LOTTA Card Holder, Crystal Heart Pendant Earrings, Dog Backpack, I Love my Pet Paw Print Charm, Jewellery Care Kit, Too Faced Razzle Dazzle, Too Faced Pretty Rich, Casetify iPhone X case (Impact, Iridescent), Dog Walker Pj Set (M), Wusthof WU4176 Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku, Samsonite Albi Wheel Duffle

This is for everyone who has relied upon these wishlists year by year, and have annoyed me endlessly when I hadn’t bothered to do one yet for this year.

I should rename this blog to Melludee’s Wishlist hahaha