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The rule is universal — take anything fatty/creamy, fry it, and you will get a party in the mouth. I’m thinking of uni and avocado, mmm. The fried avocado strips at Cafe Flora are gloriously crispy and buttery, so bad yet so good. This place is well-known among vegetarians and I can see why. The menu is creative and goes beyond salads which anyone can toss together at home. I also tried the sesame crusted sunchoke-daikon croquettes with coconut lentils and grilled rapini. See what I mean? Don’t worry, I had to google “rapini” too so you are not alone!

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“No meat, no pizza, no pasta”, that’s what I told my awesome boss/friend when we were discussing where to have lunch. Admittedly it was a challenge but he didn’t disappoint me with McDonald’s or some crappy place! The grilled arctic char with chickpeas from Mistral Kitchen is tasty enough to make me wipe my plate clean. This is one of those happy moments where food and company are equally good, thank you Ryan!

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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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