Sunday, 5 December 2010

Wanna go to Turkey x3?

Nothing beats a lazy Saturday night in w. greasy Chinese food. Time to bring out the elastic drawstring pants!!
Chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce.
Fatty spare ribs in sweet and sour sauce
Veggie egg rolls with crunchy sweetened seaweed.
Chicken curry
Beef w. onions
Lo mein with beef and sprouts
"shrimp fried rice!" "shrimp fried rice!"
Egg and corn soup- we needed something to warm us up because our flat is SOOO FREAKING COLD! We have really high celings so our heat doesn't circulate throughout our house very well. We've already bought an extra heater for our upstairs bedroom. Too bad it doesn't warm up the entire place. It's going to be a verrrrrrrrrrrrry long winter. :/

We got up this morning and were feeling productive so we decided to decorate the Christmas tree!
We're still in the process of building our ornament collection. Our tree is so darn big that this doesn't really cut it.
She's such a curious pup.
Unfortunately, our morning of decorating the tree and listening to Christmas carols was cut short due to a grisley discovery. Noma has been favoring her one leg for the past week and we just found out that it's because of her left toenail. Her nail must have gotten a rip in it and poor girl has been getting it caught on things ever since and yelping from time to time. I don't really know how we didn't catch it earlier.
Thankfully a vet was open on a Sunday near us and we took her to get it ripped out. Ouch. :(

Lunch: Turkish food
This restaurant has three different locations all in the same block. The one we went to was the smaller of the three. I loved the decor; the ceiling was decorated in dangling colorful lamps and the walls were plastered w. memorabilia from Turkey and family photos. It felt like we were in someones home. Me likey :)

We ordered the set menu of meza's for two.
cold starters: olives
Black eyed peas. I think I like BYP the least of all the beans I've tried. They were a bit too hard and chewy.
Some sort of sour and tangy chickpeas and vegetable mixture.
Yogurt and cucumber dip.
Hummous- It's good but not as creamy or flavorful as the lebanese version.
Turkish potato salad. My favorite of the cold mezza's. It had a spicy kick to it. Mmmmmm!!
Yogurt dip w. broad beans, olive oil, and dill.
Bread for dipping.
Grapeleaves filled with rice and vegetable.

Lamb and mushrooms in a warm delicious sauce. I love how tender and flavorful lamb can be if prepared right. So amazing!
Fried pastry filled with delicious cheese
Falafel smothered in yogurt sauce. The outside was perfectly crisp and the inside nice and hot. Yum!
At the end of the meal, they brought out this spoonful bite of cream and pistachio with an apricot on top. Nice way to end the meal.

But who said we were done? Coffee and dessert anyone?
We went to the second Gallipoli location and had profiteroles for dessert.
Yep- these cream on the outside, chocolate filled puffed pastries were gone within seconds. Definitely could have licked the plate if no one was watching :o)
With a bit of Turkish coffee on the side. 

Tonight's agenda: All things ZUMBA and fitness related. Thankfully I have a week off this week. I have lots of catching up to do!

Song of the day: 4ever- "Porque te amo"

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