Photo Potpourri is a precursor to Recent Realities. Starting in July 2016, all Photo Potpourri posts will be known as Recent Realities.
More food-related photos are here! I suspect now that my work’s summer programme will start, I am not sure how much of a foodie I can be the next two and a half months. I hope I can still find the time to try new places (or return to an oldie but goodie) and make yummy things at home. If not, I guess I can always pick it up in September . . . which is quite a while from now X_X; Anyway, enjoy my photos below!
On a Saturday, I went out to Berkeley Coffee Social, which just happens to be one of my favourite coffee shops. On my last visit to them, I saw that they offer food items, and one of the things that enticed me was their mandarin orange toast. So I got that with an iced latte, and I relaxed and read on my Kindle with these treats. The toast with the mandarin orange jam and some raisins paired so well with my latte. The bread came from the infamous May Bell Bakery, so that was a plus!
I’d made some home-made coleslaw back in March, and I found myself really craving for some again! So I made it again, but this time I used red cabbage, carrot, corn, and baby arugula tossed in oil and rice vinegar. Om, nom, nom. It was seriously good, and the colours of this dish were just amazing!
One of my bosses was leaving, so we decided to check out the Ardium store in Hongdae, but the darn thing was not opened according to its hours of operation on the website ~_~; So we wandered around Hongdae and ended up at Cafe Travel Maker to get some breakfast, and that ended up being a nice little experience! Cafe Travel Maker focuses on American-style breakfast. It was so good — the hash brown especially! I had the pancake set, and om, nom, nooooom. Unfortunately, this photo came out blurry :( Apologies for that! It was a case of, “Oh, it looks clear on my phone . . . but WAIT. It looks crap on a bigger screen. Nooooo!”
I attempted these peanut butter cup bars :D Please go see my guest post on Chynna’s website to see the full experience and recipe of this delicious treat!
Lastly, I went back to Mesiya. See, they’d been focusing on their new location, so the one in my neighbourhood had wacky hours ~_~; Lately, though, they’ve been more regular, so my co-worker and I headed there, and we were lucky to try their soba set! It was delicious. Very good homestyle food, and it was the first time I had soba and tsuyu :D The lotus root side dish was also great. Mesiya is definitely a favourite of mine, but it’s not something I can go to all the time now that their set meal cost 15,000 won X_X. But it’s a treat for once in a while, and it’s worth it then!