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Lunch at the Hinds Head

5 Jun

Breakfast

1 slice rye & currant toast with honey

Lunch





– To drink: a bottle of rose, shared
– Snack: Devil on horseback (dried prune with chutney, and bacon wrapped over it), scotch egg, shared
– Starter: Meat fruit (with apple chutney), shared
– Mains: Rib-eye, bone marrow sauce, triple cooked chips, tenderstem broccoli
– Dessert: Lemon tart

What drama it was getting to the Hinds Head in Maidenhead! The tube wasn’t running to Paddington from our station, so we had to catch a cab. Hordes of people crowded the station, making ticket-buying a heart-stopping experience. That was followed by a quick jog to the other end of the station to our train platform. And to top it off, a delayed arrival at Maidenhead due to vandalism on the train tracks. But we made it there, and on time for our reservation. Phew.

It was worth the journey though. Everything was delicious, although the steak was just a touch dry at parts. It didn’t mar the enjoyment of the dish though. That bone marrow sauce…mmmm.

The Hinds Head
High St
Bray
SL6 2AB

Late afternoon

Today is total ice-cream weather. We went to Scoop at Covent Garden, and I got a cup of lemon and blood orange sorbet with a wafer.

Dinner

Kway teow soup with extra veggies to finish the day.

C&R Cafe
4-5 Rupert Court
Soho / Piccadilly Circus
W1D 6DY

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Chocolate talk: Montezuma’s Spice It Up bar

29 May

I love the heat and kick ginger brings to dishes. One of my favourite drinks is teh halia (ginger tea), a super spicy brew I make at home with lots of sliced ginger and a knotted pandan leaf thrown in, and drunk with a dollop of honey.

When it comes to baking, one of the best chocolate and ginger combinations I’ve had was Pierre Herme’s apricot and ginger chocolate loaf cake from Chocolate Desserts. It’s a fantastic combination, with the honey of apricots contrasting nicely with spicy stem ginger, giving the dark chocolate loaf a pleasant spicy kick.


So when it came to Montezuma’s Spice It Up bar with Dragon Ginger pieces, I was expecting a similar taste sensation. Strong, punchy flavours of dark chocolate and fiery ginger. Unfortunately, while the 71% cocoa bar itself is a wonderful flavour, I barely could taste any ginger. It’ll need much more ginger pieces to spice up my life. Boo. Such a shame.

Visiting the Saatchi Gallery

28 May


The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture exhibition at Saatchi Gallery is quite interesting. Some disturbing pieces, some that just left me scratching my head, and a few that I really liked.

Breakfast

– Rye & currant toast with sliced banana and honey drizzled on top
– Red grapefruit

Snack

– 1 Dr Karg spelt muesli crispbread
– Some strawberries
– Handful of cashew nuts

Late lunch


Such a delicious lunch! Arancini risotto balls with a salad that had apple, pickle, sultanas, cucumber, sweet corn and deep fried onion scratchings.

Partridges Food Market
2-5 Duke of York Square
Chelsea
London, SW3 4LY

Mid-afternoon

– Rhubarb tart (bottom was slightly burnt)
– Peppermint tea

Paul
134 Kings Road
Chelsea
London SW3 4XB

Dinner

– Tau kwa teriyaki chicken ‘burger’ with chive mushrooms
– Roasted broccoli with garlic puree

I was trying to recreate my favourite dish from PS Cafe in Singapore, back when they had just started out in a boutique at Paragon shopping centre, and before they became super trendy and expensive.