[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.] 6-13. December 2018

6. December

Kismet wafer and coffee.

Potato latkes with a poached egg @ RUBY. So delicious!

Grilled cheese sandwich and instant buckwheat.

Caplico mini. A cute tasty treat.

Chicken and dumpling soup with sour cream.

Coffee, chocolate-raspberry cake.

7. December

Chicken and dumpling soup with sour cream.

Stroopwafels.

Plum flavoured strong zero chuuhai. It tasted like soap water, but I was just so excited to find chuuhai in Estonia xD

Instant noodles with breaded chicken and mayonnaise.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Edition. Was not a fan of this one, so gave most of it to hubby.

8. December

Coffee and Meiji Fran pocky.

Scrambled eggs with tuna and veggies.

Bubbly and Napoleon cake.

Tuna-potato salad.

Doughnut.

Instant noodles.

Cheese Pretz.

9. December

Coffee, omelette with ham, bread and mayo.

Matcha Meltykiss. So tasty!

Strawberry-rhubarb vitamin water and a couple of chocolate pastries.

Dinner @ Diner with hubby. We had naked burgers and fries and coffee. Still my fave burger place, best burgers in Tallinn.

Chocolate minimelts ice cream. I have been wanting to try these ice cream pearls for a while now. It’s a funny gimmick for sure xD They were however so cold that they tended to stick to my mouth uncomfortably. The taste was fine though.

10. December

Raspberry skyr and coffee.

Tangerine.

Barley-potato porridge with cottage cheese sauce.

A cheese pastry.

A poppyseed roll.

Pearl barley with smoked pork and some salad.

11. December

Coffee, an apple, some tangerine and a couple of mini scones.

Miso soup and tonkatsu don.

Calpis soda, salmon ochazuke, some salad and boiled sausages with sour cream.

12. December

Cheese pastry and coffee.

More coffee and brownie quark.

Chicken-spinach-quinoa soup with sour cream.

13. December

Chicken-spinach-quinoa soup with sour cream.

Husbands’ work Yule dinner @ OKO. The buffet was extraordinary and oh so delicious!

Herbed toast, epic delicious mozzarella, deconstructed chirashizushi, bulgur salad, duck salad.

Fries, baked mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce, backed chicken, kale chips.

Ribs and shrimp.

Coffee and cake.

It was such a pretty evening.

Whales.

[what I ate.] 26. November – 5. December 2018

26. November

Veggie soup with sour cream.

Coffee, grilled sandwich with sausage and cheese.

Toast, poached egg and salad with tuna.

Shared snacks with hubby: Hokkaido cheese mochi (from Niigata prefecture), matcha dorayaki (from Tokyo), Gogo no Koucha milk tea cake (from Tokyo) and Matcha chocolate coated pecans (from Tokyo). The mochi puffs were yummy, and so were the dorayaki and the milk tea cake. The pecans were not my thing.

27. November

Porridge with chia seeds, raspberry bits and some tangerine.

Spicy instant noodles with sour cream. Not as spicy as I expected and kind of sweet tasting which I didn’t like.

Fried potato salad with pea crisps and fancy dried sausage.

Apple pie with ice cream.

28. November

Coffee, apple pie with ice cream.

Vegetable lasagna scraps with some salad.

Salad with tuna and avocado.

Coffee and rice crackers inspired by the fall of leaves (from Saitama prefecture). Pretty and yummy.

29. November

Nettle smoothie.

A salad with fried potatoes, boiled egg and tuna.

Almond flour chocolate-banana cake.

Omelette with spinach and dried ham, and mozzarella salad.

Coffee and almond chocolate.

30. November

Coffee and a cheese roll.

Chickpea-lentil curry with sour cream and some tomato.

Quark pastry.

Coffee, poppyseed pastry and some tangerine.

Minced meat-vegetable casserole.

1. December

Some pomelo.

Minced meat-vegetable casserole.

Coffee, Lips gummies with collagen. These were gross tasting and coated my teeth in a paraffin-y feel.

Party foods- sandwich cake, salad, snacks.

Cake and alcohol.

Jalapeno beer that I didn’t like and some biscuit cake.

2. December

Coffee, Greek yoghurt with persimmon, dried blueberries and raspberries, and caramelised sunflower seeds. Also had two tasty cookies.

Tea, vegan chocolate cake that Maarja brought 🙂

Pumpkin-spinach risotto.

Roasted corn.

3. December

Hazelnut pastry.

Beetroot risotto with feta cheese.

Milk soup with pasta and a beef ham sandwich.

A banana.

4. December

Coffee and a pepper senbei.

Bacon, poached eggs with salad.

Salad with tuna and vegetable pasta.

Quark pastry.

Milk soup with pasta and a beef ham and cheese sandwich.

5. December

Coffee, warm potato salad with blue cheese and champignons.

A cheese pastry and fresh orange-apple juice.

Beer, barley porridge with smoked pork, sour cream and salad.

[what I ate.] 12-18. November 2018

12. Nov

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwiches with sausage.

Spinach soup with sour cream and cheese puffs.

Pucca chocolate filled cookies.

13. Nov

12 grain energy snack. Inga sent these to us from Texas. Quite a yummy treat.

Vegetable soup and bread with butter.

Red wine, rice with Japanese style curry @ Marit’s place.

Apple cake with ice cream.

14. Nov

Half an apple pastry.

Toasted rye bread, poached eggs with some salad and tuna.

A quark pastry.

Tuna bowl and chicken soup from Yui. Also stole some karaage from hubby’s bowl.

A treat we brought from Catalonia. I have no idea what it was, but it was good. Tasted of nuts and chocolate.

Tarhun soda and potato chips.

15. Nov

Sea salt and caramel marshmallow in dark chocolate.

Mashed potatoes with barley and cottage cheese salad. Also had some kombucha.

Soup with rice noodles.

Rice noodles with veggies and sour cream. Also had some rye bread with smoked beef sausage.

16. Nov

Coffee, beetroot-chocolate brownie.

Tuna pie and salad.

Delicious delicious matcha latte @ Washoku Story.

Karaage.

Tonkotsu soy ramen.

17. Nov

A cinnamon bun.

Fries @ Kivi Käärid Paber.

Roast beef and grilled Roman lettuce with black garlic aioli and onion crisps.

Captain America party: brownies, potato chips and vodka cocktails.

We also made soda floats 😀

Rice with soy sauce, sour cream and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

18. Nov

Rice with furikake and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

Fried ginko nuts and Gutetama custard filled chocolate. The ginko nuts were slightly bitter, but tasty. The chocolate was yummy.

Salted caramel Kit Kat and coffee.

Some Tõmmu candies.

Fried potatoes with smoked beef sausage, cottage cheese and some cucumber.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Osatsu crisps (from Tokyo), Sakusaku Panda Halloween cookies (from Okayama prefecture), white chocolate raisin sandwich cookie (from Saitama prefecture), apple butter financier (from Tokyo) and Halloween Poteco pumpkin gratin sncaks (from Saitama prefecture). The Osatsu crisps were meh, so hubby ate most. Panda cookies were cute and yummy. Did not like the raisin cookie. The pumpkin gratin snacks were good and the apple butter cake/cookie was super delicious.

[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.] 17-23. September 2018

17. September

Coffee, wheat crackers with tuna.

An apple.

Grilled cheese sandwich with tuna.

Chicken risotto.

18. September

Coffee, cheese pastry.

A warm potato salad with champignons.

Pelmeni with sour cream.

19. September

An apple.

A cheese roll and some soup.

An iced mocha.

Sushi for dinner from Sushi Plaza.

Matcha cake and coffee.

20. September

Toast with salmon and poached eggs + a caffé latte.

Bread with butter.

Buckwheat, beef cutlets and salad.

Raspberry dessert.

21. September

Lemon-cookie quark.

Vegetable soup and tuna pie.

Some chocolates.

Fresh orange-apple-carrot juice.

A cheese pastry.

Beef tongue and sorrel soup with sour cream and a slice of bread.

22. September

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwich with ham. Also had a banana.

Plum ice cream shake.

Beef tongue and sorrel soup with sour cream and a slice of bread.

Hot cocoa and pelmeni with sour cream.

23. September

Coffee, oatmeal porridge with strawberry jam.

Three doughnuts I shared with Kadi.

French fries, fried chicken and beer @ Naganana.

Fish soup.

Quinoa-tuna salad. I tried the cappuccino drink, but didn’t like it, so hubby drank it.

Tiny Kit Kat bites. The hazelnut and salted caramel ones were the best. The double cocoa one was a bit too intense.