Showing posts with label 7 Staple: Bread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 7 Staple: Bread. Show all posts

Friday, 21 August 2009

Baguette Express not Panini Express!!

Align Centre

Yah I made the mistake of not reading literally into the stall name. Took me about 10 mins to queue up for the counter because of the lunch time crowd. Then it took another 10 mins for my panini to be done.

I had a standard tuna and cheddar cheese panini. What is a panini? Ah ha.. Here's where Prof wiki comes in. Panini is plural for Panino which is ITalian for bread roll which in French is called Baguette. It goes round in one big circle and ends up being the same thing. Anyway, in the UK at least, Panini is commonly described as a toasted flat bread with cheese. Kinda liek a toastie but using a bageutee Roll.

Was the wait worth it? maybe... something warm always taste nicer than the cold sandwiches but taste wise it was rather generic. Would I go back there again? hmm. tough one.. UNless I can find a panini that cost cheaper than 2.60 pounds I might do so .

Do you like Panini?

Baguette Express
263 Byres Road
G12 8TL
Telephone: 0141 33 44 207

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Gregg's For Lunch

Hi all, back from my short hiatus. Since I worked from home on monday, I managed to finally escape the dreadfood hospital food. (still trying to take some pictures for ya all).

Let me introduce you to Greggs. There is nothing unfamilliar about this with the locals but for people outside of UK this is one of the most common lunch options.

Actually, the first time I came to Glasgow I had a Gregg's egg sandwich for lunch and I think dad had a beef sandwich or somesort. All of these on top of the little red bus whilst touring the city. To be honest, I was not so impressed then.

Having been here for 5 years, you know if you can fight it u adapt to it. This has become one of my favourite lunch options because its relatively cheap. Its healthy (minus the excess mayo they put sometimes) and its quite tasty too.

Here's a link on wiki if you want to learn more about it -->>>

Ok here's a red thai chicken bloomer (1.79 pounds) . Quite authentic thai flavour. reminds me of a creamy red thai curry but in this case "ang-moh-fied" with mayo crisp salad in between 2 slices of brown bread. There's 2 options of bread: brown and white but i like the brown one better cos there s more fibre and taste more complex. The crust is a little dry but once u get past that its fine. There are other flavours like chicken and mango, new orleans chicken and tuna crunch. Apparently, they have revamped the packaging and taste recently.

Well.. the sandwich wasn't enough so I had to add on something. Ah ha this is one of those less healthy stuff you get in Greggs. its really carb and fat loaded and only had one piece of chicken in it a wee tiny piece. Introducing..... Chicken bake... In simple terms. puff pastry with cream of chicken . POlar chicken puffs beats this hands down feat down everything down anytime.

Anyone up for Gregg's?

Friday, 31 July 2009

Hong Kong Kitchen, Whitesands

The desserts at Hongkong cafe always look nicer than they taste. Compared to the local desserts, I would give the local ones triple thumbs up. Haven't tried the dessets in HK before so I can't say how this compares to the authentic versions. I ordered the triple snow ice which came with 3 different drizzles consisting of red bean, pineapple and strawberry. I like the pineapple drizzle the best because it reminds me of this candy sweet that I used to eat when I was younger. The strawberry drizzle tasted rather artificial and the red bean drizzle seemed rather dry in texture. At least there was a generous serving of jelly and atap ji (palm seeds). My tower collapse before I could bring it down safely. haha

Tian had the french toast which smells really like oneof those franchise donuts. It was heavily ladened with caramel sauce. I was hoping to find some thing sandwich between the bread but it was PLAIN!!. oh well. I guess i was expecting too much . The dessert din turn out to be as sweet as I thought it would be and the ice cream help to provide a nice soothing feeling to each bite.

White Sands Shopping Mall
1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3
#01-14 White Sands Shopping Mall
Singapore 518457
Tel: +65-6583 3611

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 11am to 2am
Friday – 11am to 3am
Saturday – 9am to 3am
Sunday – 9am to 2am

Monday, 27 April 2009

A simple lunch

A simple lunch was what I had. Crisp, Bread and Water all for 2 pounds from Marks and Spark.
Wasn't as tasty as subway but it filled my stomach. Given a choice, I would choose mee pok ta or chicken rice anytime. I like things simple... Do you ?

Asimplelunch, originally uploaded by jiapui.


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