[what I ate.] 31. December – 6 January 2018

31. December

Kinakomochi cookie. Was yummy.

A poppyseed roll.

Chicken pasta.

New Year’s Eve dinner with Anna and her mom: roast meat and vegetables, sausages, cheese, salads, pie…

And a sweet pastry for dessert.

1. January

Rice with tuna, wakame salad, garlic sprouts and mayonnaise.

Flatbread with a fried egg, tuna and cheese.

2. January

Beef patty with rice and some salad.

Chicken nuggets with salad and mayonnaise.

3. January

Butterfish with mashed potatoes and carrots.

Solyanka.

Cheese pastry, French fries, baked chicken and broccoli with mayonnaise.

4. January

Reindeer shaped chocolates.

Rice with tuna and wakame.

Beer and fries.

Cookies. Super delicious!

Pizza.

5. January

Coffee, cocoa pudding.

More coffee, pizza.

6. January

Buckwheat porridge with tuna.

Vitamin water and a Geisha chocolate wafer.

Mini tosca cakes.

Japanese style tofu curry with rice.

[what I ate.] 14-23. December 2018

Whoopsie! Holidays happened and I cut my finger and needed to get stitches and then I had some rough times at work, so this is why I fell behind with posting again. Welp, time to catch up 😀

14. December

Coffee, marzipan pastry.

Chicken curry.

Chicken curry and a coconut yoghurt drink. The drink was great and had actual pieces of coconut in it which was cool.

15. December – Escape Room

Chicken nugget wrap. Coffee.

Fried squid with dip at Noya. We crashed this restaurant after going to a Leonardo DaVinci inspired escape room. Most dishes we had were shared among all of us.

Mediocre beef tartar and super yummy salmon tartar with avocado.

Hubby ate a waguy “burger”. It was alright. Good beef served with lame bread.

I really liked the tempura mushrooms and white fish. The soup was a Nordic style “ramen” where noodles were replaced with strips of squid. The ramen concept was cool, but I only ate a few bites, because the entire thing was inedible salty. Both I and another girl sent these dishes back 😦

The kitchen sent us some tasty yellowtail tataki as an apology. That was a sweet gesture of them.

My replacement dish for the ramen was Nordic shrimp “tacos.” They were okay I guess, but I would in no way call these tacos xD

In general, Noya left me feeling a bit meh… there were some tasty treats and some failures, but in the end, I felt it was too pricey, especially considering that I was still kind of hungry after sharing all the food (as the restaurant concept suggested). Not worth all the hype I have been hearing about this place, sadly.

Puchitto Soda candies. An amusing treat. (I bought a computer pad 😀 Had to show it off, because I am so happy with my newfound ability to now comfortably read fanfiction in bed 😀 )

16. December

Porridge with butter and a ham sandwich.

A smoothie with bananas and blueberries.

Blood sausages and some salad.

CocoRolls coconut wafers. These were yummy.

17. December – Dad’s birthday

Some honey cake scraps :p

Pasta with minced meat.

Some marinated lamprey, potato salad and toast with ham.

Lung pastries.

18. December

Coffee, a poppyseed pastry.

Beetroot risotto.

Erm… some soup and a tiny taco shell canape with veggies.

Syrniki and some cocoa.

19. December – Sister’s birthday

Mashed potatoes with pork sauce.

A strawberry milkshake.

Mashed potatoes, roast pork and marinated cucumber.

Gelatoooooooo

Some mess of a pavlova cake :p It was delicious though!

20. December

Some tomatoes, roast duck and some turmeric-onion bread.

Instant noodles.

Mashed potatoes with pork sauce.

21. December – Stitches

Red velvet cake and coffee.

Mashed potatoes with pork sauce.

Coffee with whipped cream @ Da Vinci. I cut my finger badly while baking cookies. Hubby took me to ER, I got stitched up and then he took me to a consolation dinner.

Gnocci in mushroom sauce. Nom!

22. December

Honey cereal with milk, coffee.

Potato chips.

Grapes.

Mini Tosca cakes.

Cheese cookies.

Metsapiiga raspberry beer. It was a bit too sweet, but okay tasting otherwise.

Chocolates.

Rice with beef, soy sauce and sour cream.

23. December

Coffee, caramel doughnut.

Rice with salmon ochazuke.

Sushi and shrimp dumplings.

[what I ate.] 19-25. November 2018

19. Nov

Fried eggs and sourdough bread.

Coffee and some candy.

Spicy garlic and mushroom soup with some sour cream and hazelnut rye bread.

Honey cereal with milk.

20. Nov

Some orange.

Salmon soup.

Coffee and pear cheesecake.

Rice with garlic-mushroom sauce and sourdough bread with cheese.

Fran double chocolate pocky.

21. Nov

Coffee, figs in chocolate.

Tuna salad and rye bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Boiled wieners, French fries and ketchup.

Bounty chocolate.

22. Nov

Potato salad with blue cheese and champignons.

A tangerine a co-worker gave me.

Warm bread with butter.

Dinner at parent’s place: fried chicken, potato salad, French fries and other snacks.

23. Nov

Pumpkin risotto with pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, some tomato and avocado and bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Beef pasta and pomegranate red tea at Vapiano.

Popcorn at the movies. This movie room was epic and had lounge chairs 😀 Never been I this comfy in a movie theatre before.

Honey cereal with milk.

24. Nov

Some persimmon.

Multigrain porridge with jam and butter from a convenience store.

Borscht with sour cream.

So yummy!

Affogato.

A vanilla kohuke.

Some citrusy senbei snacks.

A chocolate heart.

A chicken nugget wrap and some fries from a convenience store.

25. Nov

Coffee, bread with cheese and a fried egg.

A warm salad with chicken liver and potatoes.

Veggie soup with sour cream, grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

[what I ate.] 5– 11. November 2018

5. November

Coffee, some persimmon, cheese bun with sausage.

Spinach soup with cottage cheese and seed-rye crisps.

Coffee and chocolate brownie cookies.

6. November

A rice-cabbage patty with some salad and boiled potatoes.

Coffee and a quark pastry.

Spinach soup with cottage cheese and fried smoked beef sausage.

A cheese pastry.

Coffee and chocolate marshmallows.

7. November

Eggs Benedict with fried mushrooms and a latte @ Rukis

Some apple.

Almond flour banana-chocolate cake.

Salmon pasta + some snacks not pictured @ parent’s house.

8. November

A cheese pastry with sesame seeds.

Tuna pie with salad.

A quark pastry.

Steamed ginger-garlic chicken with rice and salad.

Coffee and mantecado with sesame seeds. This mantecado was super delicious!

9. November

My co-worker made me some hot lemon-ginger tea for my sore throat.

Baked potatoes and a bit of salmon-rye bread soup. I didn’t finish the soup, because I didn’t enjoy the flavour much.

A couple of sweet pastries we sampled with co-workers.

Steamed garlic-ginger chicken with rice.

10. November

A spicy wrap with chicken nuggets.

Doughnuts.

A poppyseed pastry.

Snacks: ham, chorizo, cheese, crackers, pickles.

Boiled potatoes with stewed chicken and some marinated cucumber.

Tea and Ginger Cookie Twix. The Twix was okay, but I prefer the regular one.

Some plums.

11. November

Grilled cheese and sausage sandwich.

Mashed potatoes and grilled pork. Only ate one piece of pork.

Nashi pear, persimmon, dried raspberries and blueberries and caramelized sunflower seeds with quark.

[what I ate.] 22-28. October 2018

22. October – Venom

A banana.

Some vitamin water and a doughnut after working out. I took the second doughnut to Kerttu at her work place.

Coffee with my love in my favourite café The Living Room Café.

Popcorn. We went to see “Venom.” While not a perfect movie, it was still really fun and enjoyable. Not sure why most of the internet seems to be complaining over it. I had a blast and wouldn’t mind watching it again.

Salmon soup at my parent’s house.

Some cookies and tea.

23. October – from Tallinn to Girona

An almond pastry.

Quite crappy pelmeni with sour cream. The pelmeni were flavourless. I hadn’t bought this brand before, so it was a disappointment.

A grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

A latte and a chocolate croissant at KOHVer Café. Both were mediocre. I was disappointed, because I had over the top good memories of this place from the last time I was at the airport. No exquisite latte this time 😦 I mean it wasn’t bad, it was alright as far most coffee drinks go in Estonia, just I was hoping for a repeat wonderful experience.

Coffee on the plane. This was something new for me. They prepared this coffee by pouring hot water over fresh grounds in the cup. I mean I have made coffee like that at home many a time, but never have I seen such coffee being served in an establishment and with specialized disposable cups like these. Interesting and the coffee was good.

Some bread and ham late at night.

24. October

Fried eggs and bacon, some tomato, toast with cream cheese and ham. Coffee, a walnut-cereal yoghurt.

Coffee and a banana with a magnificent view. The kind of bananas I ate in Catalonia tasted different from the ones we usually can buy at home. I loved the flavour a lot and I hope I can find similar ones in Estonia too. Perhaps I should try to look in some organic food stores.

Pasta carbonara for dinner. There was also salad and baked chicken-vegetable skewers. I only remembered to take a photo midway dinner xD

Beer and ice cream.

25. October

An omelette and pa amb tomata which is a traditional Catalan breakfast staple. Basically it’s “bread with tomato” xD First you rub the toast with garlic, then with tomato and then pour some olive oil on top. Quite a tasty breakfast 😀

Some yoghurt, orange juice, coffee and cake.

Some orange and tomatoes, toast with hazelnut-milk spread and a cup of coffee.

Some cookies, brioche and a lemon muffin.

Beer.


Roast chicken with onions, plums, garlic and cinnamon, with a side of some salad and garlicy potatoes. Apparently, this type of meat dish is a typical Catalan Christmas food, but it was made for us as a special occasion 🙂 It was extremely delicious!

Yumyum!

A French style apple pie for dessert.

26. October

Orange juice, yoghurt, coffee, pa amb tomata, fried eggs, bacon.

A cappuccino and some complimentary olives. I almost never eat olives in Estonia, because most of the ones sold here taste gross. These were quite lovely tasting!

Bread and anchovies. I am not too sure about the anchovies, they weren’t bad, but I can’t say that I particularly liked them either.

Snails in spicy sauce. These were yummy!

Beer and a banana.

Vegetable puree soup with croutons and some funky French bread other guests from France shared with us.

Salad, some fried sausages (a bit too salty for my likes) and a macaroni dish with pork ribs that was oh so delicious.

Nice chocolate cake with crappy canned whipped cream.

27. October – going back to Estonia

Coconut yoghurt, coffee, omelette, bacon, pa amb tomata.

Some orange juice and chocolate chip cake.

A sugar doughnut and some coffee.

Roasted giant corn. So yummy!

Some potato chips and a cappuccino on the plane. I like the text on the cup: “Please attend to your own cappuccino before attempting to steal your neighbour’s” xD A funny twist on the airplane safety tips xD

Chicken tikka masala. It looked and smelled awful but tasted alright.

28. October

Coffee, chocolate chip bread.

Buckwheat with beef liver, sour cream and some salad.

Pocari Sweat. Good hydrating drink :p

[what I ate.] 8-14. October 2018

8. October

A delicious cup of coffee before work @ The Living Room café. I had the Guatemala one. It was divine.

A slice of mushroom-bacon pizza and some chickpea-veggie soup with sour cream.

Almond-cardamom pastry.

Japanese style pork curry with rice and some pickles.

Some delicious candies.

9. October

I had a crappy morning, thus coffee and candy in a dreary bust stop on my way to work.

Chili sin carne with brown rice.

Coffee and a banana-chocolate muffin.

Japanese style pork curry with rice.

10. October – Concert in Helsinki

Yummy blueberry-raspberry yoghurt and a crappy salmon-shrimp salad on our way to Helsinki.

Chicken tofu bowl for lunch. Hubby had beef.

Dinner @ Zetor. I had sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes, lingonberries and pickles. It was absolutely delicious. The meat was super soft and the flavour lush.

A peanut butter-chocolate chip filled taiyaki. So good!

11. October – Back to Tallinn

Epic buffet on the boat: croissants, mini doughnuts, coffee, beer, bulgur-edamame salad, ham, cold smoked salmon, some tomato and cucumber, pickles, meatballs, beetroot-oatmeal balls, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, baked salmon. Everything was super good, except the bulgur-edamame salad which was flavourless and the meatballs that were a bit dry.

More coffee, chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream. I added some strawberry jam which was yummy and bean “crisps” that were not so very good xD

Japanese style pork curry with rice.

12. October

A caffé latte and a red velvet coconut ball @ Surf Café

Salmon soup.

Coffee and a cookie-hazelnut-chocolate truffle.

Bacon-garlic-cheese pastry.

Tonkotsu soy ramen and Midori Illusion cocktail (Midori Liqueur, Triple Sec, vodka, lemon juice, pineapple juice) @ Washoku Story.

Shared this cheesecake with Kerttu @ a neighboring café of which I can’t remember the name of 8D

A yuzu mocktail and a crappy-ish coffee at the same place.

More coffee and a couple of these cookie-hazelnut-chocolate truffles.

13. October

Wheat crackers with tuna. Also had some coffee.

Boiled potatoes with chanterelle sauce and some pickled cucumber. Also had a grape-banana smoothie.

14. October

Boiled potatoes with chanterelle sauce.

Coffee, a grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

Toast and scallop carpaccio at my parents’ house.

Pasta with scallops and chorizo.

Berry triffle.

[what I ate.] 24-30. September 2018

24. September

An apple and some coffee.

Vegetable pasta.

Potato chips.

Quinoa salad, vegetable pasta and some tomatoes.

25. September

Grilled sandwich with tuna and cheese.

Pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds; warm potato salad with champignons and blue cheese.

Spicy and sour quinoa and tomato soup.

Some rambutans. These tasted fresh and interesting.

26. September

Chocolates with a strawberry gummy filling. Tasty snack!

Niçoise salad.

Sourdough bread with garlic butter and tomato.

Brown sugar Marubouru soft cookie from Saga prefecture, melon cookie from Kumamoto, Kurobo Meimon from Fukuoka prefecture and Romance Sandwich sugar cookie from Nagasaki prefecture. All of these were really nice snacks. I especially enjoyed the melon cookie and the kurobo snack. I suppose the sugary cookie was the most boring one, even though it wasn’t bad at all either.

27. September

Mushroom soup with sour cream and pumpkin seeds.

Banana-chocolate cake.

Mushroom soup and grilled sandwich with tuna and cheese.

Coffee, strawberry cookie and a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.

28. September

Coffee, mushroom soup with pumpkin seeds.

Tuna pie.

Coffee, tuna pie and some salad.

29. September

Niçoise salad and grilled sandwich with tuna and cheese.

Mead.

Potato-minced meat casserole and some salad.

30. September

Coffee, porridge with banana, chia seeds and sunflower seeds.


I baked mayonnaise cookies. Turned out great! To my husband these were an old nostalgic taste, to me this was completely new.

Potato-minced meat casserole.

Grilled rye bread sandwiches with ham.