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Weekend eats: BBQ & homemade wantons

18 Aug

Yes, I’ve been MIA lately. Life just got in the way, and I found myself not being able to keep up with posting. Meals below are from a couple of weekends ago.

Saturday

Breakfast


Rude Health The Ultimate Muesli with peach & blackberries in Sojade soy yogurt

Lunch


Grilled mackerel and broccoli (leftovers from Union Market)

Dinner

Went to friends’ place for a bbq (hopefully not the last of the year!), and was too busy pigging out to take pictures. I ate a lot of ribs, chicken wings, beef (soo beautifully marinaded) and a bunch of Vietnamese salads prepared by J. And finished off with some cake. What’s a party without cake?

Sunday

Breakfast


Banana, papaya & nectarine

Lunch




We had some people over for lunch for a wanton-making party.  There was also an attempt to make the pork miso udon from Koya, but we were too stuffed to try the udon. I love impromptu feasts!

– Homemade wantons
– Veggies: leek & peas, baby snaps & broccoli with black sesame
– Roast duck, char siew, siew yoke, yap pun tofu (new discovery: yum!), takeaway from Gold Mine
– Dessert: homemade lemon drizzle cake (made by a guest, not me), cherries

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Friday Friday

5 Aug

Breakfast


– Rye & pumpernickel toast with crunchy peanut butter
– Papaya, blueberries & blackberries

Lunch


– 1 rice thin
– Roasted vegetables & Mexican tuna salad

Dinner

– Unagi
– Grilled aubergine salad and fennel, takeaway from Union Market

Revival of the Alphabet Dining Club

4 Aug

A group of us formed an Alphabet Dining club as a way to try different restaurants and cuisines every month. We pick a restaurant that starts with a letter of the alphabet (starting from A and hopefully, we’ll make our way to Z) and make sure we don’t repeat cuisines. It stalled slightly over the last few months with people travelling and being busy with work. Also, we didn’t quite stick to the rules, as we jumped 4 letters ahead to ‘L’ because one of the girls wanted to try a Cambodian restaurant. Rules are meant to be broken, anyways.

Breakfast


– Rye & pumpernickel toast with hazelnut butter & sliced banana
– Strawberries & blueberries

Lunch

Had to do a little shopping for a photoshoot around Camden, so I took the opportunity to have a nice lunch at Yumchaa. It’s such a charming place for a bite.

– Felafel sandwich
– Wild rose tea

Yumchaa
35-37 Parkway
Camden Town
London NW1 7PN

Dinner





Lemongrass is a tiny place tucked away on a quiet street near the Camden Road rail station. I feel like they deserve more attention, because everything they serve is well cooked and delicious. We were hoping for more Cambodian curries, but most of their dishes seem to have more of a Chinese influence. Nevertheless, with such tasty food and attentive service, I’d definitely go back for the Buddhist cabbage (which my friend ordered) and the Lok Luk steak.

– Lemon & garlic mushrooms
– Phnom Penh chicken
– Spiced vegetables
– Fresh mango

Lemongrass
243 Royal College Street
Camden
London NW1 9LT