Côte

one of the main things that fuels my wanderlust is the abundance of new exciting flavours. I like to think that I’m quite adventurous with my eating, and traveling is the perfect opportunity to exercise that curiosity. seeing as I’m stuck in Oxford (mostly coz of my own laziness and unjustified fear that I have work due even when I don’t which fills me if I ever entertain the thought of leaving) I have resorted to quenching my epicurean wanderlust through frequenting restaurants of different cuisines on date nights when it’s a tad more acceptable to splurge on food. what better way to start this little cuisine quest with the country from which the word cuisine originated from: France. (I actually chose French because it’s a safe bet and I’m trying to slowly ease my not-so-adventurous boyfriend into the whole thing.)

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I’ve passed by Côte many a time, peered into the bustling brasserie and made a mental note to try it out sometime. Well these mental notes have finally piled up and overflowed and consequently I’ve finally gotten round to it.

It was a good thing we made a reservation because, as all good restaurants are on a saturday night, Côte was thronging with people. Stepping into the entrance lobby, we arrived into an assemblage of small, inter-connecting rooms and were led to our table for two. The atmospherically lit muted grey walls, flickering candles, open shelves of wine and plethora of mirrors really made me feel like I was in a Parisian bistro.

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In terms of authenticity, Côte undeniably fulfils its aim to emulate the simple bistro cooking you would find in any number of restaurants across France. As we weren’t really feeling starters, though a few caught my eye, we decided to skip them to save room for dessert and go straight to the mains. After much umming and ahhing, I went for the roast sea bass and James went for the fish parmentier, which we coupled with a glass of LaGarde Blanc each. The sea bass was exquisite – there were two juicy fillets, with a few big chunks of braised fennel in a champagne beurre blanc with chives and chopped tomatoes. I’m usually a bit wary of cream sauces as some of them can be a bit too heavy, but this one had the perfect thickness and complemented the melt-in-your-mouth sea bass. James was jealous of my choice of main though he was still very happy with his fish parmentier which was basically a fancy French version of fish pie. I tried a bit and I could really tell that the seafood was fresh though I’m personally not a huge fan of pies.

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Dessert choosing is always a pallava as I somehow have always managed to choose something that I end up being disappointed in. I decided to play it safe and stick with my classic childhood favourite, crème brulée and James chose the lemon tart. I really liked the contrast in texture between the crispy caramel top and the rich custard base but the custard was a tad too runny and not flavoursome enough for my liking. The lemon tart on the other hand was divine. I really liked the rich intense tangy flavour of the lemon custard filling and the pastry shell wasn’t too crumbly. I couldn’t resist sneaking in a few spoonfuls. Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

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All in all it was a lovely night and a lovely meal. The service was efficient and the ambience was delightful. I know I’ve used a lot of incredibly cheesy adjectives but I promise you they are well-deserved.

Côte 41-47 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE

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Vert de Terre

pardon my french (pun) which I blame on the essays upon essays I have been churning out week after week. it’s really not that bad (except for occasional essay crisis which involve a lot of lying face down on my bed buried under my duvet like a worm – ver de terre – moaning about how sucky life is) but I’m just going to continue to pretend that my workload is the sole reason for my poor form on the humour front.

after a bright white summer, I’ve realised that despite my surprising ability to keep my whites clean and pristine, the English rain and consequently mud is just not compatible with that kind of lifestyle. cue earthy tones. my winter wardrobe thus far comprising of various hues of beige and brown has welcomed a new addition; a dark bottle green pinafore dress from Zara.

in my most recent post essay euphoria, (which usually lasts a few hours until I realise I have more work looming) I stumbled into Zara and came across this green gem. the cutest pinafore dress with my favourite type of fabric – it’s a sort of structured velvet with a slight sheen that gives a lovely texture. the dress has a cross strap back, two metal buttons on each side of the waist and an oversized front pocket. the pocket makes me giggle a bit because i’m always complaining about how small pockets are and this huge one is kind of like the universe going “here, is this big enough for you?”.

Iweta, my amazing talented friend came with me on my first venture into our beautifully overgrown garden. kudos to her for not only putting up with my idiotic prancing around but taking cool creative shots and actually making me look slightly less socially awkward in the process.

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What I’m wearing:

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Sweater Weather

Seeing as I brought my heavy ass DSLR to uni I might as well use it to its full potential, am I right?

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I can never get over how beautiful Oxford is. I try to pass myself off as a tourist – especially in town – when taking a billion pictures of the same thing at slightly different angles. This nearly always works except for when I have an armful of library books and various other telltale objects that expose my true blue student self. Aside from the stunning setting and my photography obsession (my friends have diagnosed me with photo OCD, photOCD?), here are a few snaps that my fab friend Fats graciously took.

Winter is coming and it’s time to get layering. It definitely took me a while to get into this whole layering business; partly because I am somehow always rendered incompetent to move important joints like my elbows, and partly because I’m so used to throwing on a crop top and shorts as per the tropical climate at home. This soft spot for crop tops has not faded and consequently, cropped sweaters come a close second in my book. This creamy knit pullover is a light layer and it caught my eye because of the dainty symmetrical cut outs. Small for both aesthetic and practical purposes (it gets windy in the UK). I’ve recently splurged (it was really a bargain though) at the market and got myself two oversized sheepskin coats, one in beige and the other in chocolate brown. They are so perfect for layering because they aren’t too tight plus they keep you so snug. I layered the cream pullover with the beige coat which was a bit incongruous with the gorgeous summery day we were having but screw it. Disclaimer note: my sunglasses are wonky. I don’t know how to fix them without breaking them. They also look especially wonky because my left ear is higher than my right #funfact

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Bonus pix of my other half and the one who keeps me going/sane through hard times. She’s rocking them topshop culottes and her “Kanye West” shoes. isn’t she beauts?

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I’m a sucker for anything soft and/or fluffy so I really don’t own enough mohair sweaters considering that I shop by touch (if it’s not soft I’m not buying it). This baby pink mohair sweater is part of the Candy Color collection – it comes in peach, grey, blue, white, beige, mint and lilac. I was on the fence about whether to get the baby pink, mint or lilac (three way fence?) – they’re all such yummy colours! The sweater has a round neckline which in my opinion is much more flattering than V-necks when it comes to sweaters. Another disclaimer: I look like I’m fiddling with my sleeves in most of the pictures but in reality I’m just touching it because it’s so soft.

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I’m hoping to expand my sweater collection in the near future but for now it’s back to writing essays about irony (is it ironic that I’m still not quite sure what irony actually signifies?) and fearing for my life while I cycle to uni in this horrid morning drizzle.

Beige Cutout Pullover Knitwear c/o Chicnova- US$29.00 

Candy Color Mohair Sweater c/o Chicnova – Originally US$17.00, reduced to US$12.75

sweater-(and umbrella)-weather-love,

Tiff x

Monday Move-in Madness

This post has been put off for way too long and being stuck in bed sick has given me time for a breather from the insanity that is uni life so I will attempt a quick all-inclusive summary of the past few weeks during which I’ve been slightly MIA. Brace yourself for lots and lots of pictures because I’m lazy but I promise that I will be much more on top of it for future posts.

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After suffering from major FOMO instigated by the various housewarming parties I couldn’t go to, it was finally my turn to move in. One of the joys of being a second year at Balliol is getting kicked out of our college accommodation. This means that I won’t have to spend every last day of term lugging 10 boxes into the dark depths of the international storage room (yayyy!). Whilst I’m definitely going to miss hall food and the proximity of hall (everything about hall basically), I must say that I’m quite excited for this new year in our new house (christened Isaac after Isaac Newton). It’s so nice being back in this beautiful old city in a beautiful new home – the high levels of stress during house hunting period paid off.

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The happy reunion was slightly tainted by the 9 am wake up call (which was meant to be a 7 am one but was delayed by various bus fuckups) I inflicted upon my house mates. Best pals Gems and Mons came to meet me in the pouring rain which was so nice of them (love you guys).

Hectic freshers week despite not being freshers anymore and equally hectic two weeks following it – lots of meetings (for uni, for football and for our house), nights out (two nights in a row is enough to tire me out – not a fresh fresher anymore), essays on topics I am clueless about, general chores which just take up so much time and energy.

These energy draining activities were counteracted with much more pleasurable, poetic ones ie. catching up sipping on a skinny capp with my fave gal Fats at our fave café, waking up next to my boy with the late morning sun shining through the blinds, tea and biscuits with the gals in our pristine kitchen, cooking up some gourmet meals (not really) in said pristine kitchen, 3 course meals plus cocktails on date night, fruit heaven at Gloucester Green fruit market, late night post bop pizzas, all-you-can-eat free coffee and cupcakes at Turl Street Kitchen, “sunday roast” dinner with the house famalam, first football match which we smashed (13-3 to Balliol), cutest corner bookstores, morning runs and strolls on sunny weekends, so all in all had a good first few weeks.

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My favourite part about moving in is turning the new space into my own – I never feel completely at ease until my room looks relatively lived in. Cue bunting, cacti, polaroids and other miscellaneous objects.

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Soooo on another note, I have an extremely bad habit of buying things that I don’t actually need, and this becomes even more apparent when I’m shopping in sunny Singapore leading up to my return to England. Somehow, I always manage to delude myself that the sheer kimono I’m about to buy will indeed keep me warm and snug during the winter months. I have therefore resorted to online shopping and have recently come across Chicnova. Obediently staying in the winter sections of jackets, sweaters and coats, I picked out two pieces from their best sellers – a beige knit pullover and a baby pink mohair sweater.

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I don’t know what it is about packages that make me so happy but, alongside seeing all my friends (who I’ve missed an insane amount), receiving my first package at my new address was near the top of my list of the ingredients for my moving in high. Thanks to Chicnova, I will be embracing the sweater weather instead of shivering in my summer wear.

Both of the pieces were on sale (love me a good bargain) but even without the reduction, they were both very affordable. Plus shipping is free globally (I’ve had nightmare experiences with shipping fees one too many times). Click here for more about Chicnova and a full blown post about the pieces will be coming up on my blog very very soon.

lots of oxford love (lool?), Tiff

Melbourne Darling

Isn’t ‘darling’ such a fabulous word? And hearing it directed at me, in an Australian accent (which I have always loved and personally feel that it is best described as a mouthful of sunshine), just warms my heart and is a perfect antidote to the 5 degree 5 am arrival in Melbourne airport. Smelling coffee as I stepped into the arrival area, I immediately decided that I was going to like this city and 3 days after, it’s safe to say that I do (great food, great coffee, great people – what’s there not to like?) Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset First day was spent in an utter daze as we were functioning on 4 hours of sleep (couldn’t check in until after lunch). Tried the famous Market Lane coffee at Queen Victoria Market. I got a latte which only had one shot and so was a tad too milky for my liking. Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset Chanced upon a cute flower shop among other things. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset Ventured to St. Kilda’s which was perfect for lazy strolling. Had lunch at a cute cafe called Phamish which serves a fusion of Modern Australian food and Middle Eastern. I was spoilt for choices but decided to go with the Chicken Fatoush Salad with radish, cherry tomato, cucumber, mint, onion, mixed toasted seeds & oven baked Lebanese bread topped with sumac yoghurt. Eating it was a beautiful experience – so light yet so filling. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset The weather was lovely and sunny so I was incredibly snap happy. I had a camera rotation going – DSLR to SLR to polaroid camera to phone (good thing I had my dad as the official unused camera holder). IMG_7092 IMG_7089 Walked from Luna park, along the Marina boardwalk – saw some joggers, dog walkers and lots of skaters – all the way until Ormond Point. IMG_7094 IMG_7097 Had a lovely view of the Melbourne cityscape and it was definitely worth the walk. Dinner was seafood at a restaurant called Sharkfin in Chinatown. My favourite dish was the lobster – it tasted really fresh and the meat was sweet and not too chewy. I also really liked the beef slices (though I usually don’t like red meat) except for the fact that it was smothered in sweet sauce. Didn’t take that many pictures because Asian food in general is just not that photogenic (how sad but at least it tastes good) and anyways, my hands were too busy trying to get lobster meat out of the shell (gotta work for yo food). Second day’s weather was even more beautiful than the first. Sleepy start to the day at 10 am. Headed to Queen Victoria Market to pick up fresh fruit for breakfast but ended up having to take a punnet of strawberries with me and eat on the go as I was late to meet a friend (when am I ever on time). Caught up over coffee and brunch at Seven Seeds which was really nice. IMG_7096 Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset I had a house-smoked salmon served on crumpets with cream spinach puree, hollandaise and poached eggs. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset After breakfast, we went up onto the roof of his accommodation where we had a wonderful view. I love how peaceful Melbourne is, especially from above.  Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset IMG_7098Stopped off at Collingwood for some street art loving. The afternoon sun was perfect lighting for the beautiful array of colours on the brick wall canvas. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with p5 preset

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Sunday brunch dragged on for a little too long and cut our Great Ocean Road trip short. The food and atmosphere was amazing though – easily my favourite cafe. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetAl fresco dining in the Sunday sun. I felt like we were in somebody’s backyard – love the homey feel. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetKinda bummed we didn’t get to see the 12 Apostles but the coastal view was stunning all the way.

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Winter is Coming

Or more accurately, I am going to Winter.

In less than a week I shall be returning to the land of tea and biscuits (hopefully I won’t get Fresher’s 15 again…) which means that I need to stock up on health and beauty essentials.

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I initially bought this self-tanner in order to even out my disastrous tan lines but I will probably bring it along to the UK to maintain my tan. The thing about my skin is that I tan really easily but I also lose my tan really easily. It doesn’t seem to be doing much right now but then again there is a huge contrast between my tanned and untanned skin so maybe it takes a while.

Gradual self-tanning body lotion ($16)
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2. Vitamin faCe

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetVitamins aren’t just good in your food, they’re good in your skincare as well. The tube on the right is the Vitamin C microdermabrasion which is a weekly exfoliation. I personally don’t really like exfoliating my face too much but it came in a package with the skin reviver so I figured I might as well try it. It leaves my face soft and it feels really clean though I would probably not buy it if it didn’t come with the skin reviver. The pump dispenser on the left is the skin reviver and was what I was really after – it’s a light gel that makes your skin feel and look smoother. It creates a perfect base for foundation though I usually just went without because I felt like the skin reviver did the job. Plus the fresh citrus scent was perfect to wake me up. I was obsessed with it last winter and it’ll probably remain one of my favourites for a long time.

Vitamin C Skin Reviver (£15) and Vitamin C Microdermabrasion (£14)
The Body Shop

3. Hands up for this hand cream

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I only got the 50 ml but next time I’m definitely going for the 125 ml tube.

Hand Food (£5.50)
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4. Claws out

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Catrice Nailpolish ($5.90)

 

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I’m proud to say that I have never ever in my life pulled an all nighter for work – ain’t nobody got time for that. You would think that in uni you would have to but nahhh, I’d rather have my beauty sleep. In terms of the other kind of all nighters, I have stayed up until dawn various times if that counts (party till the break of dawn), the most recent beingMay Day (such an eventful night/morning), and in these cases this eyeliner is perfect. I just upgraded from a pencil formula to a twisty one just because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered to sharpen the pencil. They both have a creamy formula that draws intense black lines that are smudge proof and long lasting. The only thing about the twisting eyeliner is that sometimes the end gets a bit blunt and you then get much thicker lines. I’ll probably opt for the good old pencil formula one next time though – I like sharp, defined lines.Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset

All Nighter Eyeliner ($28)
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6. Aesop Bandwagon

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My face wash running out in the middle of my Australia trip was a  happy coincidence as that meant I was guilt free when picking up face wash and moisturizer from Aesop. I specifically asked for products for dry weather and ended up getting the Fabulous Face Cleanser as well as the Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream. Haven’t used either of them yet as I’m still in the tropics but I’ve heard good things and can’t wait to try them out myself.

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7. Na, na, na, diva is a female version of a hustla

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Prep & Prime ($28)
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Vaseline with Cocoa butter (£2.18)

That’s it for now, Tiff x



 

Painting the Hunger Away

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There’s a saying that most people eat to live and that some live to eat. I am a proud, dedicated member of the latter group. So you can imagine how hard it was for me to Live Below the Line.Screen shot 2014-09-28 at PM 06.31.26

Living below the line was a fundraising campaign that I participated in last year where I had a £1 per day food budget – the equivalent of the extreme poverty line – for 5 days. All the money raised went to The Hunger Project. Click here to learn more about the campaign and the organisation I supported.

Now, when I say “hard” I mean first-world-problems-hard. As in I-didn’t-get-my-daily-salmon-avocado-and-skinny-cappucino-hard. I realized after the week, how good I have it and how lucky I am to never have to worry about having food on the table. It was such a good experience both in terms of working towards trying to understand the problem that affects a huge part of the population and trying to raise not only funds but awareness. However, it wasn’t until today, that it hit me that even though I’ve completed the Live Below the Line campaign, I can still do my part in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty.

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I was inspired by the clean water campaign supported by Food for Thought – a cafe that not only serves a mean iced latte, but is also very driven in raising awareness about extreme poverty.

While I was happily sipping on my third cup of free flow water after my contribution to the campaign, I thought to myself “wouldn’t it be great if they could do the same with food – if I could donate a set sum towards a cause to end world hunger and then get free flow food.” My gluttony aside, the more I thought about it, the more I found that it wasn’t such a bad idea.

My watercolour painting of a pineapple in my everything book entitled “painting my hunger away” came to mind – during the week of living below the line, I had spent a lot of my time trying to distract myself from my hunger pangs by painting. I got to thinking that maybe I could in some way not only paint my hunger away, but paint hunger away in general.

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Though I know that’s impossible, I figured that a little goes a long way. I have no idea how this is going to turn out but you never know if you don’t try right?

So that’s the inception of my Painting the Hunger Away project. I’ll be painting food (the first food item being the oh so glorious pineapple) and my art pieces will be available for purchase here as art prints, canvas prints, pillows, t-shirts, clocks, phone cases – basically anything you can think of. All proceeds will go to The Hunger Project, committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.

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I’m so excited about combining my two favourite things in the world to make a change – or attempting to anyways. Well that’s it for now, I’ll keep you guys updated about how it goes!

lots of pineapple love, Tiff

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OOTD: Sydney Styling

I feel that now that I’ve done Melbourne outfits, I need to follow that trend and do the Sydney ones before moving on to the actual travelling. Sooo here are more pictures of me pretending to be Australian and exposing my ankles (love me some rolled cuffs).

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Casual Catch-up

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So one of my besties goes to ANU in Canberra and I figured that I wouldn’t be able to see her since we were only visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast (plus she never replied to my “I’m coming to Australia!!” message, rude). Thank god for instagram – she saw one of my posts of the Indian Ocean from a plane window (can never resist a good plane photo), put two and two together and proceeded to reprimand me, quite aggressively might I add, for not telling her that I was coming (though I 100% did). Anyways, spent a lovely day catching up at a goldfish obsessed cafe (they had about 3 books dedicated to goldfish), doing lots of outlet shopping and attempting to sightsee which ended up in her nearly breaking down, mainly due to google maps being a bitch and also to her complete lack of direction #besttourguide

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Beach Bright

As pretty much all my winter clothes are monochrome, I think I was experiencing pattern withdrawal and this all came out on beach day – where else would it be appropriate to wear my pineapple crop top (the correct answer should be everywhere but sadly that is not the case).

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(Baby) Blue Mountain

It was a tad chillier up in the mountains which meant I had to revert back to my subdued items of clothing. Baby blue denim jeggings in keeping with the colour scheme of the Blue Mountain and the beautiful blue sky.

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Also wearing the knitted cream cardigan that I bought just a few days before – I’m always so eager to wear my new clothes.

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over and out, Tiff

Cafe Review: Drury Lane

In theory, the idea of brunch is a wonderful thing – merging two meals means you can eat more in one sitting and who doesn’t want that. But in the limbo that happens before and after said brunch, I find that I have no idea what to do with myself. See, I’m someone who structures their day around meals and when this routine is ruptured, everything goes to shit. This limbo also happens with late meals – waiting for anything, especially food is the bane of my life. The pandemonium caused by changed meal times was demonstrated today when I spent most of the morning leading up to a late lunch with friends trying to pass the time by wandering around my house to find a comfortable position to catch up on summer reading (barely read 30 pages), having 3 mid morning snacks (when is mid morning anyways) and when it finally came to the time for me to head over for the long awaited lunch, I fell down the stairs.

It was only 3 steps but it was traumatizing. Thankfully, my hunger, aches and bruises were soothed by friends and good food (mostly the food #foodoverfriends) that were awaiting me at 94 Tanjong Pagar Road (Drury Lane is not located, as one might assume, on Drury Lane). As I was delayed by my stairs incident, my friends ordered first which was fine by me because that meant that the food arrived as soon as I did, and as Ke$ha would say, the party don’t start till I walk in.

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I have total trust in my friends’ food choices and they did not disappoint:

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Salmon baked eggs – smoked salmon, capers, spinach, homemade baked beans and cheese ($12)

I’m not a huge fan of baked beans or baked eggs but this was surprisingly good. The reason I don’t like baked beans is because they most of them taste like they’re straight from the tin but you could tell that these baked beans were homemade – the tomato sauce didn’t have that sickening sweetness characteristic of tinned beans and the beans themselves weren’t too mushy. And the reason I don’t like baked eggs is because they are often overcooked, but this egg was baked to runny yolk perfection. Not my favourite dish of the three but still good and quite filling as it comes with grilled toast.

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Chicken avocado sandwich – roasted chicken, avocado, yoghurt mint sauce ($8)

Standard sandwich, you can’t really go wrong with chicken and avocado. What made it for me was the yoghurt mint sauce which was flavourful and gave the sandwich a tangy twist (we tried guessing what the sauce was and came to the conclusion that it was a honey-orange sauce… close enough).

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Croissant steak sandwich – spinach, mushrooms and truffle honey ($12)

This was one of the specials and rightly so – I’ve never eaten anything quite like this. Maybe it was the taking of my savoury croissant virginity, maybe it was the dreamy truffle aroma in the air, whatever it was, everything about this was heavenly (the picture doesn’t do it justice). The steak slices were nice and tender, the croissant a parcel of flaky goodness and the truffle honey gave it a gourmet finish. All of us could have easily eaten another one, it was that good.

All that food for $10 a person – impressive. Admittedly, it was hard splitting the dishes into three equal portions but we managed (somewhat) and it was definitely worth it.

We also got two free coffees thanks to the momentum campaign. wooo love me some free stuff!

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The iced latte came in a cute mason jar with an even cuter straw. The jar was only half full but it was free so I’m not complaining. Look at that glass-is-half-full attitude (sorry, I just had to).

Rounded up the meal with dessert:

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Candy bar pie – chocolate crumb base with salted caramel, peanut butter nougat and a chocolate glaze

The first bite was glorious. The second as well. But the third and subsequent bites, not so much. Extremely decadent and I’m glad we were sharing because I would not have been able to finish it on my own #teamwork

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Carrot cake

I much preferred the carrot cake. It was lighter and not too sweet. The cake was moist and there was a perfect amount of cream cheese frosting with walnuts to top it off.

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Creative coffee packet wall art
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Window seat for optimum natural lighting ft. cardboard box seats

All in all, it was a lovely (and comparatively cheap) meal with lovely company – two of the very few people that put up with the photo taking ritual that precedes every meal (mostly because they partake in it themselves).

Drury Lane
Address: 94, Tanjong Pagar Road
Operating Hours: Mon: 9am – 10pm, Wed – Fri: 9am – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Tel: 6222 6698