Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter solstice -new flavour

Making glutinous rice balls for Winter Solstice is a must for us.
It's also the time we have fun trying out new colouring ingredient for the rice balls.

Apart from the usual 3 colours balls (white is the original, clitoria flower for the blue, and red/purple using beetroot), we tried something crazy.

That's coffee flavour for the bottom ones. ;D

After boiling in water, they turned darker in colour that makes them look like dark chocolate.
We pair them with soy milk and they do taste like bubble tea.

This time of the year is the time for the family to have reunion.
Not sure if I heard it correctly, for Chinese it also means that we are now one year older.

2015 is approaching, Happy New Year (soon) people!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Roast Factor Glee for Christmas

My first time tasting tebirkes. It's a scandinavian style of croissant, according to the barista.
I can taste a little sweetness under that crispy layers of dough, I supposed the sweetness is from marzipan (a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract wikipedia).
Love it, thanks to the barista's recommendation.

Check the lovely Christmas decor in the cafe too.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tea time by myself at The Dining Cafe -p.a.t.h.

I hardly stay longer than a week in SP since I came to Klang Valley to earn a living. Apart from Chinese new year, I normally stay for 1-3 days only for each trip.

Last month I was back in SP for a friend's wedding. I decided to stay for a week since my busy working weeks was over.

That's when I had time to visit my favourite cafe in town. It's been quite long since my last visit.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Typica Ampang

A hidden charm in a Chinese village somewhere in Ampang.
It's not really visible with signage and it's a wooden single storey house by road side.

As soon as we entered the compound, we were welcomed with serenity and calming environment.
I love how the tree being positioned near the entrance, filtering the dining area from the opening.
Mind you that it is without air-conditioning, but if you like natural breeze you will enjoy it.
I bet the ambiance at night would be great too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Workshop Coffee Co, London

The first cafe I visited in London, Workshop Coffee Co.
I came here as soon as I reached London from Amsterdam, after dropping off my luggage at hostel.

Checking out London map that I've got from hostel while sipping cappuccino.

Clerkenwell Cafe
27 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RN

Fitzrovia Coffeebar
80 Mortimer Street, W1W 7FE

Holborn Coffeebar
60 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FD

Marylebone Coffeebar75 Wigmore Street, W1U 1QD

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Nordic Bakery, London

Nordic Bakery is my nearest Scandinavian dream so far. :)

I came to Dorset St outlet on my first day arriving in London, it was 15minutes to 6pm and they closed at 6pm.
So I tried again on the 3rd day.

It wasn't my lucky day as the famous cinnamon bun had already sold out.
I had raspberry & blueberry oatbake instead.
It was quite filling and tasted good too. But my aim is still the cinnamon bun. ;)

Of course I won't give up since I still had a few days in London.
So I went again after a few days, I did take-away.
It was gooooood~

So I came AGAIN before I left for Paris. hehe.

Well well, I love this place!
And the blue colour~
I was about to bring back the recipe book too but I didn't want to burden myself with the load, so I thought if I still keen I shall buy it online.

48 Dorset Street
London W1U 7NE 

Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9am – 6pm