2。Pad Thai, 就比較“行”。不過這裡的 Pad Thai, 我真係未試過一間唔好食。
3。泰式春卷 + 沙律！相對港式春卷，我認爲泰式春卷好食好多！ 泰式春卷内“函”用粉絲，每條都脹卜卜，口感非常好。而泰式沙律用新鮮的西柚，作爲前菜酸酸地，真係好開胃！
Something about books and coffee just go together.
What’s better than reading a book in a cafe? Having a coffee in a bookshop.
As you can see, this IS a proper bookshop. With so many many good books.
But yes, it’s a proper cafe too! With outdoor seating too!
With decent food… Like my salmon sandwiches…
And of course coffee…
So yes, you can just order a coffee here, sit around, whether in an armchair, or on one of the long tables… And read. From young fiction (hehe, which I chose) to mystery novels to bibliographies, this place is a great one to spend a rainy day….
I just returned from a land of great cafes…
Yes! Of all the places I’ve been to, Australia does have the best cafes…
For 2 simple reasons. They have the highest percentage of cafes that does well in both coffee AND food. Cause that’s what makes a good cafe… Coffee + Food!
Look at this beaaautiful mocha!
Let’s think about the competition:
United States: Big mugs, but bad coffee
Italy: Small tiny cups at expensive prices
UK: Good coffee but not much food in most cafes
Asia: Chains, mostly.
New Zealand: Ahh, my hometown comes close. But the food loses out by just an edge to Australia.
Look at this Eggs Benedict… Mmm…. Fresh smoked salmon, big yummy eggs, lots of hollandaise sauce at just the right taste plus pretty chia seeds and greens.
I sampled this at: elbowroomespresso.com.au
In a few hours, I’ll be flying off from Hong Kong! YAY!
Which led me to think back of my last trip, which included a stopover in Kuala Lumpur!
Now, take this from a frequent traveller: If you’re after cheap and good food, there’s really no place like Kuala Lumpur!
OK, maybe that was a teensy weensy bit exaggerated. But KL really has good food!
Like.. Really traditional Chinese food. The type of cooking that’s hard to find now, even in China.
This is a “Fukien” Noodle. Dark soy sauce, loads of it, stir-fried with noodles. This is really as authentic as it gets.
Drinks are cheap too… Whole coconut? A couple of “ringgits”, almost as cheap as water.
Some Indian-influenced cuisine? Like this Roti Prata… My favorite staple!
Or how about some good ole traditional Malaysian fare? Nasi Lemak, Kaya Toast, Chai…
So if you’re going to / stopping over KL, remember to save an empty stomach!
Happy travels everyone!
In Hong Kong, there are almost as many Starbucks + Pacific Coffee as there are McDonald’s + KFC.
Surprisingly though, these are the only 2 chains that have survived. Coffee Bean + Tea Leaf (very popular in South East Asia) are nowhere to be found, and nor is Costa coffee.
I do wonder why, cause of the big coffee chains, Costa coffee really is my favorite.
Cause I’ve never had a bad coffee with them. Never.
Like this Mocha from one of the stores in London. Just the right amount of espresso, frothed milk + cocoa powder. Mmm…
And their foods aren’t bad too! Like this Toastie, thick, freshly baked breads with LOTS of cheese…
Is there any hope of a Costa in Hong Kong?
I love Copenhagen! It has the European charm, is so walkable and cycling friendly, it’s safe, people are nice, and very importantly, it has such great food!
And one of its hidden gems, is that of “Copenhagen Street Food“!
As the intro goes… “Copenhagen Street Food on Papirøen (Paper Island) in Copenhagen is the city’s first and only genuine street food market. It’s a mish-mash of food containers, stalls, and food trucks!”
So, let’s sample the fare, shall we?
Now, this is what they call an “open sandwich” in N. Europe. It’s very popular. Basically, it’s a piece of sourdough, barely wide enough to support the big chunk of Mayo + Bacon bits + Veg + yummy dressings that lies on top of the bread! I don’t think there’s any way of eating this neatly, but if you shove the entire thing in 1 bite, it makes for a very tasty filling treat!
Next up, this is a “Duck rillettes served with Duck Fat fries”.Mmmmm….. See more here, including a recipe!
Copper & Wheat
And I could only manage so much! But there are tons more yummy eateries there, all with cuisines from all over the world! Cheap, good food in a snazzy environment! What more can one ask for!?
只有英國的 “Afternoon Tea” 先出名？
如果這樣想，你就錯了。其實在歐洲，每一個國家都有它“特色”的 Afternoon Tea. 例如，西班牙的 Afternoon Tea 就是 Tapas. 而我最喜歡的，就是比較冷門的 丹麥 Afternoon Tea.
首先，因爲丹麥的 Afternoon Tea 平民好多。需然它的 Tea House 依然好華麗，但價錢貼近 Delifrance 多過 四季。 所以，日日來食都得！
而最後。。 丹麥的 Afternoon Tea 是有熱食的！歐洲不少時間都是比較冷冰冰的，係英國食 Afternoon Tea, 好難會有種“飽足”的感覺。呢度就唔同喇。。 大大一Pan， 幾正！