Iceland Eating, Day 1
One magical long weekend in Reykajvik and lots of deliciousness. ^ Mokka Cafe. Reykjavik’s oldest coffee shop. I loved the interior. ^ Mokka hot chocolate. Look at that freshly whipped cream. SOOO good. ^ Waffle with more cream and jam. And a hand for size comparison. Mokka Kaffi Skólavörðustíg 3A, 101 Reykjavík ^ Through the rain and gloom, we found the world’s best hot...
Eating out: Cafe Pacifico
We came here for a friend’s birthday dinner, with 20 other people. Busy! ^ Chimichange del mar. Seafood chimichanga. Creamy, but not overly tasty. Filling though. ^ Fajitas with duck, scallops and a tamarind sauce. Lovely dish. Lots of interesting flavours. It was mix-Mex. Service was efficient and polite, but I think smiles cost extra. We also felt like we were being swept out of the...
Post-brunch treats at Paul
Despite having a very filling brunch, we still had room for some snackies at Paul: ^ Lemon-y tart. ^ Apple-y pastry. Do these fruits count towards my 5+ a day?
Brunch at The Modern Pantry
Finally! A trip to The Modern Pantry. What a lovely place with lovely staff and food. ^ Flat white goodness. I wonder what causes it to develop the bubbles around the side and not a smooth finish.. ^ Tea smoked salmon with poached eggs. Looks like they use the “egg in cling wrap” method of poaching their eggs? ^ The famed sugar-cured prawn omelette, with smoked chilli sambal...
Eating in: my first seafood chowder
Made with this BBC recipe, except I omitted the cream. It was deeelish! Can’t wait to make it again.
Barbecoa Meat Gallery
This would be a nightmare scene for any non-meat eater. I however (along with a whole bunch of other people), was a bit in awe of this bold display of meat underneath Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa restaurant. ^ Meatastic. ^ Meaterrific.
Eating in: J makes a cheese souffle
^ YEAH! Serves 2!
Saturday Second Breakfast
I was a little too efficient this morning and had two slices of toast (butter + Marmite, butter + kaya) before being told that pancakes were in the works. Blast! So the only thing to do, really, was to have Second Breakfast! ^ J’s amazing pancakes with marmalade syrup.
I do love it when friends visit from Japan and offer to bring goodies. Here we have the typical omiyage that people visiting Tokyo bring back with them.. Tokyo Banana are little, incredibly soft pillows of sponge filled with a gently banana-flavoured custard. I like to freeze these for a bit before eating them. I had a few frozen with some Baileys ice-cream. Most excellent.
I have 8 months left to live… in London. What are your Must-Try restaurants and/or dishes before I go? Gimme gimme!
Eating in: shiso ume pork
The second time I’m making this dish.. Cooked it a little differently this time. which resulted in the umeboshi not getting smashed to bits so you can actually see some ume. I defrosted some frozen pre-sliced pork belly from Natural Natural a few months ago and fried slices (sliced again into three/four bite-sized pieces) separately on a moderately high heat to give them some colour....