P&B’s bake sale / garage sale, baked delights courtesy of D. Brownies, carrot cake, lemon bars, and chocolate almond cake. Oh my!
My new favourite cafe - Seesaw Cafe at the new, beautifully renovated Jingan Design Center on Yuyuan Lu.
Last weekend, my friends D&A hosted a Diwali party at their home. True to her Southern roots, D is an absolute hostess with the mostest, and cooked the most delicious home made Indian feast…while six months preggers! You can imagine how inadequate we all felt. Given my sweet tooth, the highlight of the meal was the chai spice cupcakes…basically two things I love combined into one. Genius!
Pizza margherita @ Bella Napoli on Changle Lu. My Italian neighbors swear by this place and claim that the pizza here is as good as, if not better than, pizza back home. So of course I had to try it for myself! I loved the slightly charred exterior yet chewy interior of the crust, topped with a simple tomato sauce with fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. We also ordered the spaghetti with pesto, which I learned is generally only found in Genoa and rarely on restaurant menus in other parts of Italy. Oh, and we also had a tortelloni bolognese. Heavy but delicious! I will be back.
Apple caramel tart from Farine on Ferguson Lane, the latest boulangerie/patisserie in town. This tart was delicious and I’m also obsessed with their smoked salmon sandwich.
Hand-delivered from Singapore: Bengawan Solo’s kueh lapis, a traditional SE Asian layered spice cake. Please don’t tell me how much butter and egg yolks go into this sinfully delicious cake.
Last Tuesday was Joce’s birthday, and I dined with, her parents, and Andrea at Roosevelt Steakhouse. I had heard so much about this place from my steak loving friends (i.e. Eugene) and was excited to finally try it. I’m always a little hesitant when trying Western restaurants in Shanghai, but this place met my expectations and even exceeded them with a few standout dishes!
First off, the steak was delicious. We ordered a porterhouse and a NY Strip to share between the five of us, and the meat was juicy and flavourful, and perfectly cooked Medium Rare as we had requested.
The soups were also delicious. I had a lobster bisque while the others had the French onion soup.
The sides were also good, particularly the mac & cheese: creamy and not too cheesy. It had us reminiscing about mac & cheese from our college days - for me it was Annie’s mac & cheese while for Joce and Andrea it was all about Kraft’s (frighteningly orange and artificial-looking) mac & cheese! The creamed spinach was a little too creamy for my liking, and the bone marrow with foie gras was way too oily and rich.
We also ordered a tuna tartare which I thought was quite good.
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