Posts Tagged ‘seattle foodie’

Because I always have a good appetite (I eat more than K, ask him!), I’ve never felt that I can’t handle the stereotypical huge “American portions”. Until today at El Camion, where the portions are monstrous!! Shrimp ceviche on tostada shells sounds innocent enough but omg, it’s too much!!


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I was planning to have dinner at Thackeray Cafe & Bar but they were serving a happy hour menu as well #score

Don’t be shocked by the number of plates on my table; the portions are small and manageable! In fact, I can probably eat much more because I really like all the “tapas” — hummus, kashke bademjan (similar to baba ganoush), charred broccoli with lemon-anchovy dressing, and spiced cauliflower with lemon yogurt. This place is a keeper!


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I’m back for more feel-good food at HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe within 24 hours! This time I make sure that I choose a light salad (marinated kale FTW) so that I can indulge in a slice of “pure pie”. The dark chocolate salted caramel pie is remarkably rich and decadent! And it’s 100% vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, can you believe it?

heartbeet cake

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Have you ever had one of those “wow, I’m gonna try to replicate this at home!” moments when you eat something simple yet so good at a restaurant? That’s what I feel for the warm cauliflower and kale salad from The Carlile Room. Generous shreds of parmesan, fried cubes of chickpea croutons, addictive black garlic caesar on the side, this is one salad which I can eat everyday! By the way, I won’t be recreating this since I don’t cook ha #justsaying


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I spent the day doing touristy stuff — Pike Place Market (it’s bigger than I thought!), Waterfront, Pioneer Square etc. Then it started raining (again), sigh. So I ducked into The London Plane for shelter and food. Their bakery is famous for naturally leavened sourdough but you know I’m not into bread right ha. My brunch main of crispy farro, roasted salmon, atchara, shaobing (?!) and fried egg sounds more interesting on paper than in reality; overcooked salmon and salty overall; don’t think I’ll be back again.

london plane

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Gosh, 3 times within a week; I told you Frankie & Jo’s is my favourite! This time it’s chocolate sauce over chocolate date ice cream, and moo goo (in-house activated charcoal salted caramel) over salty caramel ash ice cream. I love this place so much that I told K that we should open one in Singapore haha.


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The acai bowl at Jars Juice beats Jujubeet hands down because of one word: customization! I’m a fussy eater who knows what I like so it’s easy to create the perfect bowl for myself: acai veggie blend, coconut flakes, nut butter, hemp/chia/flax seeds, pecans and walnuts. I love this so much that I’m going to have it for lunch everyday for the rest of my stay in Seattle. (and I did!)

jars juice

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Back at Frankie & Jo’s because there is one more flavour I want to try — tahini chocolate! It’s quite interesting; sweet, nutty and salty at the same time with lashings of sesame fudge throughout. The staff recommended adding the vegan chocolate sauce and I’m game for it of course #yestomorechocolate

frankie 1

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Yes, it’s still Day 20 because I’m now in Seattle! After a long flight where I couldn’t sleep despite being tired, I’ve finally landed in the ‘Emerald City’. The plan is to not catch a nap (jetlag, take that) but head out for a quick meal before hibernating for the rest of the day.

If there’s one cuisine I miss living in Tokyo, it’s Middle Eastern food so I make sure I do my research on Mid East restaurants in Seattle. Mamnoon Restaurant comes highly recommended online and rightly so! The fatteh comes with chickpea, yogurt, crispy pita, spinach, pine nuts and poached eggs; so much flavours and textures going on there. Falafels are a must and pair well with muhammara, a dip made of walnuts, red pepper paste, cumin, garlic and topped with pomegranate. Delicious.


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