[what I ate.] 1-7. October 2018

1. October

nākd. lemon drizzle raw nut and fruit bar. It was okay.

A banana.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Fried seaweed with sudachi from Hiroshima prefecture.

2. October

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Rice noodle soup @ Kohvik Must Puudel. Didn’t like the soup very much.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

3. October

Coffee, beef borscht with sour cream.

Vegetable lasagna.

Beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

Coffee and some chocolates my co-worker brought from Russia.

Buckwheat with beef liver, salad and sour cream.

4. October

Spinach smoothie, café latte and porridge with strawberry jam.

Pumpkin risotto with cold smoked salmon, pumpkin seeds and tomatoes.

Turkish delight.

Coffee, salmon pastry.

Buckwheat with beef liver and sour cream; pita bread sandwich with cold smoked salmon.

Coffee, a sweet pastry roll.

5. October

Buckwheat with beef liver.

Orange juice, baked potatoes with bacon and mushrooms.

Omelette with tuna, veggies and mayo.

Beer and beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

6. October

Coffee, strawberry-passion fruit quark.

French fries and berry pastry from McDonalds.

Fried potatoes, boiled wieners and some salad.

Ice cream.

7. October

Coffee, fried eggs with potatoes and salad.

Coffee and banana bread.

Movie night, watched “Thor” (2011). We had cookies, coffee, mini doughnuts, gummy candy and plums.

Before the movie we assembled some mini building block figures: Thor, Batman and Loki 😀

Good times… 10-11. June 2017

10. June

 Coffee and three strawberry kohuke

 Magus Mull apple-lemon lemonade

 Pancake with banana and chocolate syrup

 Churros and cold brew coffee by Café y Churros at Tallinn Street Food Festival. So good! One churro was with dulce de leche and three with spicy cheese sauce. It was my first time trying churros, I am in love.

 Crispy chicken by Gostu, Kyuho’s Kitchen. Nom!

 A waffle cone with kama fluff by Vahvlihaldjad

 Bacon pizza by Street pizza

 Some grapes and pastries @ Ebe’s birthday

Foodgasm! I was at work in the morning and afterwards we popped by the Tallinn Street Food Festival. My intial idea was only to get churros, but there was so much tempting food that we ended up eating a lot xD Later in the evening we went to Ebe’s birthday party, so yeah, we totally overate xD But all was fantastic.

11. June

 Coffee, bacon-potato pastry and apple-cinnamon pastry that I shared with my bf

 Pancake with banana and honey

 Oven baked potatoes, cutlets, some salad

 Nettle marmalade. It sadly tasted mostly like sugar.

 Water kimchi! I used this recipe to make it. Turned out great, however I think it needs to sour for another couple of days.

 Potato-barley curry with mayonnaise

Boyfriend was a sweetheart and came to work with me in the morning. We had coffee and pancakes ♥ After work I popped by @ Koht. Elvira treated me to some fantastic passionfruit beer.
When I got home, boyfriend had cleaned the apartment floors. Bless him! I hate vacuuming so much. We had dinner and watched “American Gods”. Good day, good day.

Lovely birthday… 9. April 2017

It was my birthday 😀 I am now level 31. It was also my little brother’s birthday, he turned 10.

 For breakfast, I had half a pack of these cherries in chocolate.

Then my boyfriend and I went to a Japanese restaurant called YUI for lunch. We arrived about 10 minutes before they were officially open, because we messed up and looked up the opening hours for Saturday instead of Sunday. Oops. However, the waiting staff was super nice and didn’t send us back out of the door 😀

 My lovely lunch date ♥

We ordered a lot of food! xD

 First we shared some tempura (battered and deep-fried seafood/vegetables), which I must say is the best you can get in Tallinn as far as I am concerned. There was tempura prawns, salmon and assorted veggies with matcha and curry salt.

 Then we shared these tuna-mayo maki rolls.

 Prawn creamy croquettes which were oh so creamy and tasty!

 Miso soup

I had a tonkatsu o-bentou (fried pork lunchbox meal), which had rice with more tempura, wakame salad, breaded pork cutlet and a couple of sushi bites.

 Look how happy this food made me ;D

 A taiyaki (fish shaped cake with sweet bean filling) with honey and ice cream. Never did I imagine I could one day eat taiyaki in Estonia. It’s like a dream come true.

 Boyfriend had tofu blancmange with matcha ice-cream as a dessert.

 Yui was a great. The atmosphere was lovely, the service swift and polite, and the food delicious. The tastes were so nostalgic and made me miss Japan 😦

We took a hour long walk in Kadiroru park and the seaside after lunch.

 Birdies

 A pretty swan

 Mr. Spock

Later in the evening we went bowling with my family and a bunch of my brother’s friends. This was also fun 😀

 Bowling-oni

 Having a celebratory drink

 I had a great birthday for sure 😀

A day at work, our anniversary and another day at work… 27-29. March 2017

Oh boy, adult life is tiring. I am still getting used to working again, so I have been even more tired lately than usual, so I have either been busy doing stuff or napping and haven’t found a moment to update my blog xD I am a weak human being compared to so many people, whom I know, who get so much more done in their days without a fuss.

Anyway…

27. March – Just a regular day at work. It’s tough waking up 6:30 in the morning, but at the same time I love the morning atmosphere in the café.

 Coffee, an apple and a Sakupan Choco Monaka which was cute and yummy.

 Fried egg, some bacon, sweet potato fries and salad @ Koloniaal

 Chicken soup with sour cream, rye bread with a slice of ham

28. March – I had work in the morning and in the evening, we went out on a date to an Asian fusion restaurant with my love, because it was our 7th anniversary. Lovely times were had and great food was nommed and hopefully we will have many more amazing years together 😀 Some onigiri (with feta cheese, tuna and mayo) and a cup of coffee

 Feijoada with minced meat and rice @ Koloniaal. Feijoada is a Portugese style bean stew 🙂

 Dinner @ Tai Boh. Pictured are my coconut mojito and boyfriend’s passion fruit mocktail

 Appetizers: dim sum (shrimp flavoured) and ming kham (aka one bite wraps with shrimp, peanuts and other stuff)

 Boyfriend had a lamb rack with pistachio that was absolutely delicious.

 I had tender deer bonsu which was really yummy. I’ve never eaten deer meat before properly, so it was quite an experience. I liked the taste a lot. Also, apparently bonsu refers to the part if the deer I was eating idk.

 Dessert was “silk cake” which was divine.

 I also had a cappuccino

 Camera wars 😀

 The place had a really cool wacky atmosphere

 Moosivarga nägu 😀

 ♥♥♥

 Mandatory bathroom selfies :p

 Oppan Moomin style 😀

29. March – I was working the evening shift, so I got home maybe around 11pm xD Bf was sweet enough to come and pick me up from work, so I didn’t have to commute back home alone ♥

 Coffee and two cherry pastries

 Pasta Bolognese and complimentary bread @ Da Vinci

 Coffee and some zefir

 Feijoada with vegan wieners and rice @ Koloniaal. The vegan wieners tasted exactly like the real stuff to which I was surprised xD

Seto national dress… 14. October 2016

 Oat cereal with milk + coffee.

 French fries with mayonnaise.

 Spicy tuna rice with mayo, furikake + wakame miso soup.

 Tea and chocolate with rye bread crumbs in it. I got the chocolate from the Estonian Opan Air Museum, because it sounded interesting and I really liked the seto woman on the cover. It tasted good albeit the texture being a bit funny thanks to the bread crumbs :p

Two pages… 5. October 2016

 Lemon-melissa yoghurt. Had the typical yoghurt problem of being too sweet and not tasting enough like lemon.

 Kefir bread with butter and avocado + a cup of coffee.

 Rice with tuna, potato, furikake and mayonnaise.

*

I managed to write two pages of my thesis. However, the two pages felt really incoherent and I am not sure if they made any sense. So realistically, I made a two pages of progress, but emotionally I feel I accomplished nothing. Odd day.