Dish of the Month: Eggs Royale @ Muriel’s Kitchen (April)

(Note that this was written in April and published in May)

Name of Resturant: Muriel’s Kitchen
Location: United Kingdom, London
Dish: Eggs Royale
Price: £10.50/120 kr/€11/$14
Size: One Size
Gluten Free: No (might have gluten free bread)
Vegetarian: Yes
Lactose Free: Yes (exclude sauce)

Menu: poached eggs, smoked salmon and fresh spinach served on a sourdough toast

This was my first time trying out this place and I went there during breakfast hours. I am really fond of Salmon so I wanted to give this a try and I was not disappointed with my choice. The only thing I want to complain about this dish is the portion. Other people might think it’s enough as a breakfast but I felt like it was a bit too small for me. I would be able to eat another one without any problems for sure. I had my breakfast with some tea (like always).

I am not fond of sourdough but this bread did not taste like a typical sourdough bread which made me happy. You can eat this as “two” breads by separating the top and and the bottom bread, it also makes it easier to eat that way too.

Pricing was a bit too much in my opinion. £10.50 for breakfast in that portion = meh. I am curious about their lunch menu though so perhaps I will go back to taste something else from that menu.

Overall I think the dish itself was tasty but the portion and the size wasn’t the best combo. If you eat less than me then I would recommend it, or you can order two : )

– Siara

London Town

As some of you already know, I went to London recently to see Bruno Mars live in the O2 Arena. Yes, I flew oversees just to see him #datdedicationtho. Before I actually saw him I was strolling around London, spending time with friends and eating out (#foodporn).

I usually don’t go to tourist:y places in London due to being in there too often. So seeing “Big Ben” and the whole parliament to me is just nothing special but wanted to take photos for my blog and I decided that the best place to take London photos would be at that location so that’s why we went there.

After that we went to grab some Boba tea at my favorite boba tea place, Chai Time.

mm chocolate boba tea….

After spending some time around Soho it was time to head to Nando’s to grab some dinner. Nando’s is probably my go to place whenever I don’t know what to eat. The restaurant can be found almost everywhere and I never get tired of it. They’re known for their tasty chicken.

mm Foodporn

I did go shopping too (#Primark4Lyfe) not clothes though, it was just random items that I needed and some make-up from The Body Shop. I got a really cool t-shirt thought that says Nintendo 64 on it though and I love it. Although I got it at the male section. I’m not fond of men size t-shirts, it looks like a potato bag when I wear them so I am going to use my lame skills and create a different look with the tshirt that I bought. I hope I won’t mess it up.

Next post will be all about Bruno Mars! Stay tuned.

– Siara

Is it Impossible to get Over a Fear?

Is it impossible to get over a fear?

Is it really? Or is that something we humans have put into our brain so that we don’t dare to face them? There are many questions regarding this and usually the case in this scenario is that people ignore their fears rather facing them. Why? It’s because it’s “easier” to just ignore it and pretend like nothing is wrong in the first place.

I’m here to tell you that fears are not impossible to overcome. I used to be one of those who’d rather ignore it and just get along with my life but due to a certain decision in my life I had no other choice to face that particular fear.

In 2012 I had decided that I wanted to move to America, California, LA. The distance from Sweden to LA is 8827 km, and it takes about 16 hours to get there with an airplane, including one layover. I have a fear of being “trapped” (not literally) as in, being inside an airplane for X amount of hours without being able to leave. That freaks me out. If I ride a bus I know that I can get off whenever I want on whatever stop but an airplane is a different story. I had never been on a long flight alone before too which made the whole experience even more difficult. I had no other choice than just get along with it. I decided to move and that was the sacrifice I had to make. I’ve taken about X flights within 2012-2017 and I never thought it would be able to get used to flying oversees back and forth from America to Europe. Today, I am way stronger than I was back in 2012 and that’s because I dealt with this fear rather than ignoring it.

So what’s my point with this post? Just to prove to you that a fear can dealt with as long as you are brave enough to face them. Don’t let that stop you from achieving a dream or getting stronger. You will learn and grow out of this.

It’s kinda funny writing about this because I’m actually on a plane right now heading to London. It just popped up into my mind.

 

– Siara

Pugsly the Pug

This post is going to be dedicated to my favorite dog that I used to know. I know that this post is not the typical post I make on my blog but I really wanted to write this.

5 years ago, I met my first friend in Los Angeles, who is currently one of my best friends. He then introduced his pug named Pugsly to me. Before I met Pugsly, I wasn’t fond of Pug’s. I thought they were a bit…ugly? Harsh I know but that’s what I thought back then. But, when I met him for the first time, I just fell in love with him. He was the most adorable dog I’ve ever met. His personality changed the way I thought about Pug’s. Ever since I gotten to know him, I started liking pug’s and every time I would see one outside I would always pet them and think about Pugsly back in California. I’ve never had a dog before but I felt like Pugsly was a big part of my life ever since I gotten to know him. I saw him almost everyday for two years when I was living in the same apartment complex as my best friend. The third year wasn’t as much but I was still around him often. I was dog sitting every time my friend had to go somewhere or even leave town for a while. I called him my “Ugly little monster” (in a good way). I had my best friends house keys on me all the time if I ever felt like seeing Pugsly, that’s how close I was/am with my best friend.

Yesterday, my best friend called me and told me that Pugsly had passed away. I thought it was a joke because it was first of April. So I laughed and said “Good one, but you can’t fool me on this day”, then he said that he swore on his life and his family that he wasn’t joking. I got speechless and said once again “Are you not joking? Really?” His voice changed and I could hear how he is trying to remain calm while talking to me. I started to cry, trying to hold it in but I failed hard. Even write this now is making me cry. I just couldn’t accept it nor believe it. The sad thing is that, I bought a ticket to LA not too long ago because I knew that Pugsly was sick and I was worried I wouldn’t see him ever again. So hearing that yesterday made me feel so sad. I wasn’t suppose to go to LA until Fall but I didn’t want to risk the wait and bought it for the end of this month. One month too late, that’s what keeps repeating in my head right now. I wish I went last year, I shouldn’t have waited this long. I regret it so much, I really wanted to see him again. It’s hard writing this without holding my tears back. I loved Pugsly so much that every time I would see anything pug related I would buy it because it reminded me of him. I even have a picture of him framed on my shelf. Is this is how it feels to lose a dog you’re close to? It feels horrible. 15 years with someone and then they’re gone, it’s heartbreaking.

I hope this post didn’t make you sad but I wanted to share my love for Pugsly the Pug and how much he meant to me.

– Siara

Dish of the Month: Chicken Gyros @ Meat Greek (March)

It’s time to post the Dish of the Month for March!

Name of Resturant: Meat the Greek
Location: Sweden, Gothenburg
Dish: Pita Chicken Gyros
Price: 69 kr/£6/€7/$10
Size: One Size
Gluten Free: Yes if ordered without the Pita.
Lactose Free: Yes. Without Sauce (might be mayo)

This a place that I have fallen in love with since Summer last year. They have a lot of other things to offer in their Menu but the one I have settled with (for now) is their Chicken Pita. If you haven’t had Greek food before, then you have been missing out for sure.

I don’t remember the last time I had Greek food before I found this place, so I can’t compare it with other places which is a bit tricky when it comes to rating this dish. There might be other restaurants out there that tastes even better than this one and I am not a pro when it comes to rating dishes but hey, I am the writer so I’m just going to go with the flow.

The sauce that they use in this dish is something I haven’t had before which makes the dish even more special. They add chips/fries inside the Pita and it tastes delicious. Drink is not included with the price, I ordered water which was free.  Almost all of their ingredients are imported from Greece!

I can’t complain about anything with this dish so I have to give it a 10/10. It’s a dish I never get tired of and I always look forward to eat there whenever I decide to go. This dish deserves a medal.

If you live around Gothenburg, then I definitely recommend you to try this. If you are allergic to Gluten you can order the dish without the bread and go with the salad instead, although it’s the bread itself that makes the whole dish perfect but more chips/fries is good too. This dish is also suitable for people who have problems with Lactose. Although, I am not 100% sure if  their sauce contains milk. Note that other dishes comes with yogurt that contains lactose. I am just reviewing this particular dish.

– Siara

 

Twitch did WHAT??!

(no, I couldn’t align the video to the center smh)

This post might be a bit different of what I usually post but I really wanted to make this post. So it was International Women’s last week and I decided to stream. Out of the blue some guy named Kyle came into my stream with a weird icon (a wrench) next to his name, I’ve never seen it before so I was a bit confused. I eventually found out that he was part of the Twitch Staff. With my lame sense of humor, I started joking about hiding the drugs (very funny I know) but he eventually explained to me what he does and apparently he handles on the social media accounts for Twitch. He also explained to me that he used to work for IGN’s social media in the past. So he was the person who retweeted my tweet months ago for IGN about a Snapchat tweet I did. Man the world is so small. It was a coincidence that he was in my stream though, not sure why he clicked on my stream of all the others. It could be because my title was Happy International Women’s Day! Perhaps, I still don’t know for sure. Anyways, let’s continue the story. After a few minutes of talking, he mentioned why he was in my stream. Apparently he was going to tweet out my stream on Twitch’s official Twitter page and post it on their FB page. I was like What? WHAT? I was not expecting that to happen at all. So Kyle worked on his magic and BAM it was UP! My chat went crazy for a while, a lot of people stopped by that evening and I kept panicking haha. Regardless, it was a fun experience.

Thanks #KyleBae

– Siara

5 Retro Games You MUST Play!

There are so many good retro games out there that hasn’t been played/heard of or discovered by people. I decided to make a video of one of my favorite classic games that I recommend anyone who is interested to play. Of  course, I have a lot of other games on the shelf that deserves to be on that top 5 but fear not! I will make more of these. I just wanted to choose some games that were on three different consoles/platforms rather than just one.

If you want to know more about this list then go ahead and watch it.

– Siara

People Change

Today’s post is going to be about something everyone goes through in life, everyone.

I’ve lost count of how many people I have met in life that used to be close to me, close as in a real sister/brother. When I was young (teenager) I always thought that it was weird to suddenly grow apart from someone. I thought if you’re really close to someone then you’ll be friends forever…but boy I was wrong. I was too young to understand life, too young to understand how the human brain works.

People change, you change, everyone changes. Some friends change so much that you’re willing to drop the friendship for good because there is too much negativity to it. Negativity won’t lead you to any good so better off without it. Childhood friends ends up nothing but a memory in the end. Sounds a bit sad I know.

Now, I am not saying that all my childhood friends are out of the window, don’t get me wrong. I still have some friends that I’ve known since kindergarden and I know for a fact that we will be friends no matter what happens. Why? Because we keep it real. By that I mean if we have something against each other we tell, we don’t hide it and talk shit about it. That’s what a true friendship is about. You argue, talk it out and then you resolve it, like you do in a relationship. You know who your true friends are that you can count on no matter what.

I’ve had a lot of “best” friends in the past that didn’t grow up, spoke shit constantly, couldn’t stop lying and couldn’t stop with their drama and keep they couldn’t their shit together. These kind of friends are just not worth your time. Some friends you used to be good terms with suddenly changed in a way you didn’t like and you just wanted to leave. It has happened to me quite a bunch of times. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, I am just explaining it for you to understand that people change along their path of life, nobody stays the same. I am not saying that change is bad thing but sometimes, some changes might not be as good as you hoped they would be. Some friends also end up dropping you out of their lives, that has also happened to me a few times. I always question myself and think, is there something wrong with me? Have I done something wrong? If you haven’t done anything then it’s probably because they couldn’t handle your awesomeness. Some girl I used to know (I was 13 at the time) told me on the phone that she couldn’t handle me because I had too much energy (LOL) so yeah there you go, she wanted to hang with boring people. Good for her.

My whole point with this post is that don’t dwell about the past over old friends, it’s just part of life. Along your own path you will stubble on new friends, new faces and get new memories. Keep your chin up and smile.

(picture above was taken in Sequoia Parks, California)

– Siara

Dish of the Month: Sushi @ Super Sushi (February)

It’s time to post the Dish of the Month for February.

I decided to go to my favorite Sushi restaurant (originally Chinese food but they serve Sushi too) for this months review.

Name of Resturant: Super Sushi
Location: Sweden, Gothenburg
Price: 95 kr/£8/$12
Size: Small
Gluten Free: Yes
Lactose Free: Yes
Dish: 12 pieces of Sushi – 2 Salmon, 1 Shrimp, 1 Crab stick, 1 Tuna, 1 Whitefish, 6 mixed rolls (Maki + Inside Out)

You are allowed to change the pieces if you’re not fond of certain rolls. I decided to go with:

4 Salmon, 1 Tuna, 1 White Fish, 6 Maki (Maki = cucumber roll with Salmon)

This is a place I’ve gone to since I was 17 (= 8 years) exclude the years when I was living in america and went to other Sushi places : ) This is one of my favorite places to order Sushi from. Their fish is always fresh and good and are in good sizes/portions and it’s not overly prices too. Also, you can choose between Small or Big pieces.

I am not a Sushi expert when it comes to taste but for me, this place is the place to go to whenever I want to have Sushi with a friend or on the go/take away. I have never had any issues with this place. The only thing I have to “complain” about is that their other Sushi restaurant (they have another one in a different location) is super small and never has room to sit down and eat. Although, according to one of their staffs, starting from 1st of February, the owner has changed and will not have anything to do with the smaller Super Sushi restaurant. He also mentioned that the main restaurant will focus more on their Chinese menu too, but the Sushi menu will stay the same as it is at the moment.

Miso Soup is included in this dish too, no extra charge.

Rating:

Is a 9 too high? No I don’t think so. The rating is combined with the price and service, not only the taste. I’ve been to many other Sushi restaurants and I’ve never found anything cheaper with that nice fish quality in Gothenburg. Why I didn’t give it a 10 was because of them not having Salmon Skin Roll in their menu. That’s one of my favorite rolls.

– Siara

Dish of the Month

So I came up with this idea of reviewing a dish every month in different restaurants/Coffee shops/fast food places. Why? Because I love food and I want others to experience and learn more about different dishes and places. It can be from pizza to a cupcake. & of course, I am going to take foodporn pictures, in sexy angles (oh yeah baby)

I will rate everything from 1-10. One is the yuckiest while 10 is the best.

I am looking forward to eat…I mean!! It’s the sake for the blog, only for the blog *cough*

– Siara