[what I ate.] 13 – 19. May 2019

13. May

Some watermelon

Chia-chocolate pudding

Coffee, bread and an oven omelette with veggies

Olive oil mantecado

Matcha mochi

14. May

Coffee, Greek yoghurt with raspberries, almonds and chia seeds

Chicken soup

Asparagus soup with sour cream and a cheese roll

15. May

Some bread and asparagus soup with sour cream

A smoothie

Meatballs with mashed potatoes and some salad

Chocolate ice cream

French fries

Gnocci with marinated octopus

16. May

Physalis, blueberries and hazelnuts

Smoothie

Salmon soup

Instant noodles and crab sticks

17. May

Brownie protein bar

Greek yoghurt with raspberry kama and blueberries

Baked chicken and potatoes with some salad

18. May

Baked chicken and salad

Minced meat pastries

A chocolate muffin and coffee

Chocolate ice cream

Coffee and a cinnamon apple pie Umaibo

Sushi and shrimp tempura

Senbei

19. May

Greek yoghurt with raspberry kama, physalis and blueberries

Bread and tuna

Coffee and chocolate

Asparagus wrapped in bacon and some salad

[what I ate.] 30. July – 5. August 2018

30. July

Fried zucchini and salad with mushrooms.

Smoothie (kiwifruit, banana, rice milk) and spinach-multigrain soup.

Sour cream with cocoa powder.

31. July

Coffee and chinsuko

Salade nicoise with extra baked potatoes.

Coffee, rice with tuna, wakame and soy sauce.

1. August

Instant noodles, rice and wakame. I was feeling hot and upset in the morning, so this is my upset meal.

Cheese roll, potato-chickpea patty and some salad.

Fries and baked wieners with ketchup.

2. August

Hazelnut pastry and some water.

Broccoli pasta. Awfully overcooked and slimy. But eh, I needed lunch.

Lamb ribs in sweet and spicy sauce + some rice and nettle bread.

Coffee and Tiina jelly candies.

3. August

Coffee, cheese pastry.

Tuna-cottage cheese pie and some salad.

Smoothie (banana, kiwifruit, spinach, coconut milk)

Chocolate cookies.

Lasagne.

4. August

Lasagna.

Hazelnut ice cream.

Potato-tomato stew with minced meat and some sour cream.

5. August

Potato-tomato stew with minced meat and some sour cream; raspberry-blueberry smoothie.

Spaghetti with wakame.

Dinner with Eva: tempura shrimp @ Scotland Yard

Caffe latte

Chocolate gelato and ice-cream coffee @ Gelato Ladies

Tea @ Kehrwieder.

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 😀

Mochi disappointment and confusing railway systems… 22-23. Dec 2016

22. December

 Polar bread with butter and ham

 Chicken kimchi stew with some rice

 A tangerine

 We had dinner in Tokumaru in the evening with my boyfriend’s friends and their little baby. I had an avocado-salmon rice bowl that was absolutely delicious.

 Shared these tempura king prawns with the boyfriend.

 Aaaaand the dessert that ruined my mood in a colossal way: matcha and mochi. I was just incredibly disappointed in this. The matcha was good, but the mochi… when I first read that they were offering mochi in their menu, I naturally assumed that it would be mochi made in the restaurant. I was so excited! Finally, a Japanese restaurant is having proper Japanese desserts in their menu! But instead I was offered one of these yucky tasting boxed mochi’s instead D: I don’t think my expectations were unrealistic. I mean, who in their right mind would expect to be served prefabricates that you can buy in a grocery store in a fancy restaurant? I don’t like the way the boxed mochi tastes and I think it’s because of all the additives and preservatives that make it last several years in the box. I felt cheated and the taste of that mochi ruined the aftertaste of all the good things I had eaten before. BAH! I could have gotten an entire box of these crappy things for the money they charged for this too.

 Coffee, peanut butter brownie and cheesecake with raspberries and blueberries

23. December

 Polar bread with ham and oat bran porridge with butter

 Tea and rye bread with butter and cucumber

 Boiled potatoes with minced meat sauce, some marinated cucumber and boiled beetroot

We took the train to go and visit my boyfriend’s family for Yule. I kind of feel that this took the entire day, as the train ride took almost 4 hours + the car ride after that. Estonian train system is a bit funky. We bought the tickets early, because we figured that more people would be using the trains near the holidays. Big was our surprise that the ticket didn’t actually guarantee us a seat, instead the seats were given out by first come first serve basis. I was pretty annoyed, because I feel that I am far too old to spend 3 hours sitting on the train floor. What’s the use of buying the tickets early then at all? We were not the only people upset over the matter, I heard quite many people grumbling about this. Thankfully I noticed some younger women who had conveniently occupied their neighbouring seats with their bags and since they weren’t reserving the seats for someone else, I kindly asked them to remove their stuff, so we could sit down.

Then there was the issue that we almost got off at the wrong stop, because we thought we had to switch trains. Which apparently we didn’t 😀 The confusion came from the fact that when my boyfriend made the reservations, he was given two separate tickets: one from Tallinn to Tartu on train (let’s say) number 336 (I don’t remember the actual numbers) and then from Tartu to Sangaste on train 17. One would assume then that had to switch trains in Tartu, but apparently, the train conveniently changed its number in the Tartu region. How were we supposed to know something like that? It didn’t display this info anywhere in the train as far as we could see. There was no information about any of this, nor did I hear an announcement. Thankfully we panicked when we got off the train in Tartu, because there was no other train to get on to, so we jumped back on the train and managed to find conductor, who looked at us funny and told us that we were in fact on the correct train and no transfer was necessary. Had we been a few seconds too late with getting back on the train we would have been stranded in Tartu and that would have been a hassle. Honestly, Elron, your train systems suck salty bull balls. EUGH!

Later, when we finally reached our destination, people laughed at us for not knowing that we wouldn’t have reserved seats and that were on the correct train, but they use the train all the time whilst for me it was only the third time ever to use the (new) train in Estonia and the previous times I bought a first class ticket that did reserve me a seat and only ever went until Tartu, so couldn’t have known about the number changes. I kind of figured that the regular ticket class would still reserve me a seat like when I buy a ticket for a bus ride, I just wouldn’t have that much comfy space as they have in first class.

Well this concludes my misadventures in Estonia-land for today.

Nomiaruki… 12. December 2015

 A piece of brownie and coffee

 Veggie spring rolls and beer @ Hell Hunt

 Ebishio ramen and shrimp tempura @ Tokumaru

 Jalapeno poppers and another beer @ Dubliner. I had such good memories of these jalapeno poppers from the last time I was in Dubliner, but this time they didn’t taste right and I kind of wish I hadn’t ordered them.

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I went out bar hopping with Anna, who is visiting from Norway. We spent about 10 hours having food and beers in different places 😀 I think our route went: Hell HuntTexasKohvik Must PuudelTokumaruDubliner… not sure if I am missing a place or not xD I got super drunk and had a really good time simply chatting with a good friend.

Beer count: 6?

Getting school stuff in order… 17. September 2015

 Coffee and a lazy onigiri

 Got a coffe drink from a new place. Their Salted caramel latte was really good.

 Celebratory lunch at Tokumaru: some sushi and shrimp tempura. The food was good, I’ve missed eating tempura, so I was super enjoying it. My only complaint would be that the sushi was very sloppily made and fell apart already on the plate 😦

 Ice Dog vanilla ice cream. It was almost impossible to get the wrapping off this ice cream without breaking the entire thing. Almost half of the ice cream fell on the ground when I tried to get the wrapper off.

 Wiener pastry and salad

 Tea and pastry cream pastry (keedukreemi koogike noh)

Asjatab… 13. August 2014

Watermelon

Shrimp tempura with rice and salad from MoMo

Potato stew with sour cream (basically I could call it leftover stew, because it had a bit of everything in it that I found from the fridge)

A tiny Mars bar

Milka chocolate with TUC crackers xD

It tasted funny, but I liked it.

Some melon and sausage