Saturday, 5 November 2011

revisit to Modern Pantry

T's actual birthday was yesterday, so we celebrated by opening presents in bed with the Nom's. She lovada presents!! I sure as hell hope that T and I aren’t the only ones who have developed a weird language with their dog. Ours is a mixture of baby talk, high-pitched voices, and funny singsongs (uhm, T has created a mixtape of songs for our dog, YES!)
Opening a package from Uncle Omar
Gee, she was having a good ole' time!
I'm not sure who really worked harder to get this package open, T or Sonoma

the loot!
festive huh?
Afterwards came birthday blueberry oats:
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • swirl of maple syrup
  • Toppings: dark choco chips for me and sprinkles for T and I 
Lunch after class yesterday was some green thai chicken curry, brown rice, kim chi, seaweed, and sesame leaves. 
The Asian girl in me was gleefully eating every bite!

seasoned with EVOO and sea salt flakes
and some kale chips on the side. I might of overbaked them slightly (they taste more bitter this way), but I really wanted every leaf to be crispy!

Last night, we made an impromtu decision to go out to eat. Our birthday dinner celebration really wasn't supposed to be until today (Saturday night) since T had a birthday drinks thing last night for a friend. We went to Modern Pantry where we've been for brunch (which was really delicious!) but never for dinner. I didn't have the best eating experience, even though the food looked great in front of me, I just wasn't feeling "eating" at all!
I did munch on most of the bread platter though. I love when restaurants give you an assortment of house breads. The flat thin one reminded me of eating a cheez-it, which they don't sell here in the UK BTW!!
chorizo scotched quail egg with a green pepper relish. Sigh... this had so much potential to be good, and I'm sure it was but I just. couldn't. stomach. it!! Oh man, T thought it was great.. and I thought scotched eggs were the greatest British invention ever, but to add chorizo AND use a quail egg? Amazing! For those who don't know what a scotch egg is, it is a hard boiled egg (shell removed of course) covered in a sausage mixture, coated in bread crumbs, and DEEP FRIED! Oh boy..
cornish crab pancake with corn, red onions, avocados
beef laksa
side of buttery steamed green beams
I had the seabass with wilted spinach, a carrot mixture (not so good), and something reminiscent of potato gratin. The fish was cooked perfectly with a crispy skin on top and flaky inside. Yum! I left most of the carrot mash though. It had some weird spice to it that I couldn't identify.
T had the grilled miso onglet steak with polenta sticks and rocket. After dinner, I rushed home to lay on the couch while T went out to the birthday bash. I watched this movie, which was pretty good: