It was our first time to visit Lyon, France’s third largest metropolitan city. Situated in the East-Central region of France, it takes a three-hour train ride to get here from Paris on the inter city train and the same travel time onwards to Marseille. … Continue reading Lyon Eats
A typical breakfast fare in Singapore. Hawker-style. Singapore is famous for its hawkers that serve traditional authentic Malay, Chinese, and Singaporean cuisine minus the frills. #BeeJoon #KwayTeow #kopi #coffee #Singapore #SG #Travel #foodstagram #foodtrip #EVMTravels #EVMTravels2016 #photography #foodphotography A post shared by Everything Mundylicious! (@everythingmundylicious) … Continue reading Photo of the Day | Hawker Eats
About three months back my friend, Jones (my go to buddy for new food and dining spots and select food choices) was badgering me to go with him to this new resto near his place that’s still on their ‘soft opening mode’. He has tried … Continue reading The Sandwich Gallery
We all love special occasions – whether to mark an anniversary of a consummated love, a family member’s college graduation, or simply one’s own birthday – we just love special moments. Special occasions, as in most things in life, are reasons to be remembered and … Continue reading 41 stories and counting
It has been a while I haven’t posted on here. Some pressing work responsibilities prevented me from updating this blog sooner.
Anyways, back to the ‘food blogger’ peg, I finally had my chance to have dibs on this salad a friend of mine had been urging me to try – kale & quinoa salad. He knows I love kale and to have it with quinoa just makes the idea more interestingly curious.
I know you’ll probably say quinoa is so 2014! But hey, I am quite convinced they did not call it the ‘Super Grain of the Future’ for nothing. So what happens when you mix this “superfood” with another “superfood”? Do you get a super dooper food? And does eating it make you superhuman as well? (Ok that was corny!)
Seriously though, probably yes, at some level you do become superhuman with all the combined health benefits of these two super foods. That’s what you get with The Cheesecake Factory’s Kale & Quinoa Salad. Kale and quinoa mixed in one flavorful and evidently super healthful dish tossed along with sweet red peppers, grapes, and topped with some parmesan gratings in a distinctly tangy lemon vinaigrette dressing.
This salad dish may however have delivered in the taste department, yes, perfect! 👍👍 But.. (glass-half-empty people say there’s always a ‘but’) it equally, doubly even, disappointingly failed in the overall presentation.👎👎 I was expecting a more aesthetically appealing plate – one to match the epicurean appeal of its name – than what was served on our table.
After some thought, I guess the over-thinly shredded kale was where the pull went off. Im just saying they should have been a tad bit coarser. Also, the chopped red capsicum bits should have been a size bigger, and they could have added a few more of the halved grapes. The latter two suggestions would have imparted a more luscious explosion of colours (and flavours!) to the greens.
As the saying goes, we don’t always get everything.
(A note written in 2010, posted in I cannot remember where or did it even get posted?) EVERYTHING WAS POSITIVELY familiar. Comfortably familiar, actually. The façade, the hard wood staircase, the steel banisters. The high-ceiling industrial-themed sleek modern décor in an unfussy interior concept that … Continue reading COMING BACK TO AN OLD FAVOURITE
Just as we are about to bid goodbye to the first month of 2015, let me put out this list of the top 20 recommendations – in terms of flavourfulness and over-all dining experience – from among all the restaurants my wandering palate has come … Continue reading 2014 Eats – Top 20 Restaurant Endorsements