After long time my friend and I had dinner at Shun Xin.
My friend took me to a almost wole in the wall resturant on Tulegatan 36 with really nice wok. The place had only more or less 5 tabels. At the same time kind of a big menu to compare to the size of the resturant. The menu had chicken, duke and beef.
My friend had beef and in my case was chicken with green curry. The dish was hot and not to hot, I could eat the dish without any problems. I do not really think I could eat wok everyday, but once in the blue moon is enough. Overall the dinner was nice.
Too laze to use a deep plate so a cup is perfectly fine.
Today as every other mornings, my breakfast contain of musli with soured milk and green tea. This green tea from India, is really nice. Normally I have huge problem with green tea. Anyways, you know the feeling of not knowing what to eat, and to have the same thing AGAIN feels a bit heavy but at the sametime, you do not know what is the option.
That was how I felt today, I thought musli or oat and it ended with musli (of course). Nowadays I add less than a teaspoon of honey with my musli, only becasue I like some sweetness and I am telling to myself honey has some good things for us human, the negative part is honey has a lot of energy.
Last evening was my first work shift after 3 months without work. What I felt, was I had forgot some part of the routines, but after some more shifts and I will be as good as before.
After the work I manage to take a fast stop at the gym to do cardio for 33 minutes. More or less to move my legs and create more hunger. The thing is, my shift got over at 22 and around that time my stomach start scream for food. To be able to eat with enjoyment, the best option is to work out and be even more hungry before eggs and warm milk.
One thing I most say, even after my diet in India, when I ate a lot of eggs every day at least 6 eggs. Still I love boiled eggs and can eat eggs every day without any problems. EGGS are awesome.
So, at 11 pm I was at the gym and worked out, and I know I am going to face the sleeping problems tomorrow. But, that is okay, I needed to work out, because it takes time to relax and calm down after a shift.
Hm… The dinner was better than I though, or at least the gravy dishes.
The roti was too less thin and felt like the bread was homemade massproduction. Anyway, they had paneer, veg malai kofta, chicken and lamb on top of that chole. In my taste they had better dinner than I expected, at least I could feel the flavours. But, the cue to get the food was too long after sometime.
From the brunch.
Eariler i would not manange to stay away from this amazing faty products. I would have been there and take at least one pices from every cheese and try and take one more round. However, I am feeling proud of mysel to skip the cheese and instead of eating more of salmon (which I do not eat that often).
This photo make me crave for cheese…. Mmmmm.
Okay, I most say I love mongos, but who does not?
Anyway, today for lunch was mango. That is something I do not say every day. More or less, never beside when the season for mangos from Pakistan. This mangos from Span were really huge, bigger than the Pakistani.
Pure joy to eat this one.
I am this big sucker for cooking books. My bookshelf contain most of textbooks from 3 years of business studies and than with all the cooking and baking books.
The bookshelf has too many books, but I love them all. Some of my cooking books are from Sweden other are from India and Canada, also Germany. The biggest must for my cooking books are they have to have photos on almost all the reciepes. So, there are photos to compare the dish from the book with my dish. Major reason is to get inspiration from the book and to get the feeling I want to try to do this dish. However, normally I do not have all the ingredients so it always ends up with I skip this ingredient and use this one instead. Most of the time the dish turn out good.
What I have faced with Indian cooking books, they requring a lot of ingredients and not in big quantityeither, all the spices for ecample, 1/2 teaspoon, or 1 teaspoon of this and that. So when I got this book Pure and simple, my joy was was extrem. The recipes are simple, does not ask for 10-15 different ingredients and in the back of the book shows step by step how to make Paneer, gravy and much more. A very good book for a pure beginner. The only thing I have to comment is the book has only veg recipes, if it good or bad. I do not know, but most of the dishes are veg.
OMG I have never seen anything like this size before! NEVER. The mango has the same size as my face, can you understand how big this lovely tasty mango is and the weight….
Anyway, I was really unsure how tasty mangos from Spain could be, like the mangos from Brazil taste really bad or more right sad. But, this mango tasted so good! Really nice. The sweet and juicy (not easy to eat mango and skype at the same time). The mango was amazing and a bit hard to eat all up, but nothing is impossible. It took sometime, but I managed.
I got 2 left and they are not the as big as this one (thank GOD).
The brunch was at Villa källhagen, a walking distans from Östermalm near to many museums for a all ages. I had never been to Villa Källhagen before, but passed it many times while walking around Djurgården. Also, for them who does not want to take the car or walk, there are many busses passing by.
The brunch had perfect amount of food compare with Christams buffes which have way too many dishes. This brunch had cold dishes salmon, meat and salads. The salad with pumpkin tasted really great!
While the warm dishws looked really sad, I did not even try the dishes. The desserts were in limited amount, and I know my family loved 2 things from the desserts.
What I really liked was, due to the limited amount of food, there was no risk of over eating, which I normally facing with buffers with many different sort of food. This time, I ate enough and really loved the cold dishes. They had smoked shrimps!!
The pink sweet was a great hit at my table.
Before I went to the gym I made my very first sweet potato soup. Before I started with the cooking, I did some research on recipes becasue I have never done sweet potato soup. However, in the end there was no recipe whcih I followed.
The base is with Indian spices such as tumeric powder, chilli, cumin and some more. I got this amazing taste from teh spices and something extra most likelt from the sweet potato. On top of that the soup had some food yogurt.
To get some extra food, chicken was fried while I heated the soup up. One thing fore sure, I would love to make sweet potato soup again.