Category Archives: breakfast

Rimping Village Hotel – Chiang Mai

We stayed at Rimping Village Hotel, which was relatively close to the city centre and it had a free breakfast buffet.

They had the regular breakfast spread of breads/pastries, egg station and fruits.. but my favourite was the mango sticky rice….. the sweetest ripest mango…. so good!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

Rimping Village Hotel 

13/1 Soi 2 Chiangmai Lamphun Road T. Wat Gate A. Muang Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand

Yolk’s – Vancouver

I think I brunched too much this trip back.. yet I still had to try Yolk’s, a food truck that became so famous, they opened a restaurant.

Bacon Eggs Benedict with truffle lemon hash brown instead of English muffin…. This was different only because of the added truffle lemon flavour onto the potatoes.  I was a tad disappointed that it was potato wedges and not actually hash brown…

chicken and waffles…. not really into chicken but the waffles and the maple syrup sauce was pretty good….

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Yolk’s

1298 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1S6, Canada
+1 604-428-9655

Acme Cafe – Vancouver

When I was back in Van last year, Acme Cafe was pretty popular.  I tried their famous baked eggs benedict and didn’t find it to be too special.  I decided to give it another try this time……

I ordered the breakfast parfait (layers of yogurt, honey, homemade granola and fresh fruit with cinnamon toast) and this was the WORST parfait ever! The yogurt was extremely watery to the point I was worried I would get sick after…..

my friend ordered the mac n cheese which was ok but the salad was soggy…..My other friend ordered the turkey sandwich with chips.… it was average..

I don’t think I would be returning to Acme any time soon……..

FAIM? non non…

Acme Cafe

51 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4, Canada
+1 604-569-1022

Eating in Banff – Canada

Because we had a decent lunch at Saltlik, we decided to try Saltlik in Banff.

nachos….. extremely disappointed… instead of guacamole, there were hard, unripened avocado….

Sirloin with sweet potato fries…….

striploin with salad…..

This meal was a bit disappointing when compared with the meal in Calgary.  The steaks weren’t that good and the service was subpar.

We went to Lake Louise to watch sunrise and it was so pretty!We hiked up to the viewing point and had an amazing view of the lake and the Chateau Lake Louise.

The reflection of the lake is just like a painting!

We didn’t stay at the Chateau because of the very expensive room rate, so we settled for breakfast there…… and it was also very expensive! The buffet breakfast was 33 CAD! That’s all I ate for $33…… it was not worth it…..

Lake Moraine, another breathtaking view.

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Saltlik

221 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B3

Tel: (403) 762-2467

 

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel

111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

Tel:(403) 522-3511

Four Seasons Mumbai – India

In Mumbai, we stayed at the Four Seasons…..the service was good, but not as personalized as Trident.

The view from our rooms.  You could see the disparity between rich and poor in just this photo: Mumbai’s slum and the world’s most expensive private residence in the distance.

The breakfast buffet was better than Trident  though….masala chai…… watery though…

mango smoothie……………….. sooooooo goooood

mango lassi…….. I had 2 smoothies and 2 lassis… I have no self-control because I should have limited myself due to my lactose-intolerance…..

eggs benedict and floretine together!!!! I told them to put a piece of ham onto my eggs floretine….

hashbrowns and bacon…..

omelette….

dosa….. most modern plating for dosa ever….

japanese breakfast…. I love trying the Japanese breakfast at the Four Seasons because it’s also the only time I have it (apart from when in Japan)….

waffles with chocolate chips and syrup…..

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

1/136, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India

Phone:+91 22 2481 8000

 

Eating in Avignon – France

Our next base in Provence was Avignon.  Avignon is famous in history as the place where the Popes fled to during the corruption of Rome in the 14th century.

Seven Popes lived in the Palais des Papes during the Avignon Papacy (1309 to 1377).

The city is also famous for the French nursery rhyme about dancing on the bridge of Avignon…

Sur le Pont d’Avignon
L’on y danse, l’on y danse
Sur le Pont d’Avignon
L’on y danse tous en rond

The bridge is actually called Pont St. Bénézet and it is such a big tourist attraction that there’s an admission fee.  Like many other tourists, I also sang the song on the bridge!

We also had really good meals in Avignon…

First off, crêpes! We found a crêpe cafe near our apartment and the prices were decent too.

This was the first time I saw a crêpe-making machine and it’s so efficient!

tomato and pesto crêpe with orange juice…..they actually left out the pesto…

Nutella crêpe with orange and strawberry juice….

We also had ice-cream at the Place de l’Horloge, the main square of Avignon…pistachio and hazelnut ice-cream

For dinner, we ate at Le Petit Gourmand twice… cause it was THAT GOOD. Velouté et foie gras…..so yummmmmm… mushroom soup with a perfectly piece of pan-fried foie-gras…..  the most-stand out dish of foie gras on the trip..

Tartare terre et mer….. smoked salmon and smoked duck breast marinated in sesame sauce….. very Asian like…

La secca d’entrevaux.. this is their special.. thin slices of beef tenderloin that has been dried for months in spices, covered with pesto and parmesan cheese…

Saint Jacques sauvages poêlées, risotto aux asperges vertes, émulsion aux pignons de pin….  another scallop risotto dish.. this was less flavourful than San Telmo but this has most scallops…

Tagliatelles fraîches à la truffle de Vaucluse et sauce crémeuse à la truffle….. this truffle pasta was sooooo aromatic and had a very strong truffle taste…

Macaron au chocolat noir, crème Anglaise, glace vanille…. soooo delicious.. all my favourite things put together….

For breakfast, we headed to the market place, Les Halles..The market is so big and clean…. when compared to the wet markets in Asia..

a stall just for potatos!

we had coffee at the bar…..so authentic!pain au chocolat from the boulangerie…

We arrived and  also departed Avignon from the TGV station..

The train station is a relatively large hub so it has shops and an Eric Kayser bakery and cafe!

Eric Kayser is one of my favourite boulangeries and I was so happy to grab breakfast there.

I tried the double baked almond croissant… love it!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Crep’Café

Rue de la République, 84000 Avignon, France

Regal Glace

2 Rue du Changé, 84000 Avignon, France

Le Petit Gourmand

37 Rue Vieux Sextier, 84000 Avignon, France
+33 4 88 07 84 94

Marché les Halles d’Avignon

18 Place Pie, 84000 Avignon, France

Eric Kayser

Gare d’Avignon TGV

Eating in Arles – France

We planned a day trip to Arles and Nîmes and to make use of the day, we arrived in Arles before 8:20am.  It was a bad plan as we arrived too early! The sun wasn’t fully out yet so it was really really cold… and nothing was opened before 10am….

We ended up killing time by first having breakfast at a cafe that had a big sign saying crêpe……it was one of the worse nutella crêpe on this trip… the crêpe was pre-made and was reheated in the microwave……… I was so disappointed with this cafe that we decided to have coffee across the street. By the time we finished coffee at about 10am, the sun was finally out!

the famous UNESCO Roman-era Arena…

passed by a boulangerie and couldn’t resist getting a strawberry millefeuille…

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Boulangerie Soulier

66 Rue de la Republique, Arles, France