Hello interwebs, I’m back! My favorite holiday is now officially over (boo!) and my holiday eating-habits have been put on pause until we have to welcome 2015 in a few hours. But before I even attempt to say good riddance to 2014 and attempt to sort out my diet, let me just throwback to last week and remember all the good food and company I partook in.
Our first stop of the day was at Grandma’s Little Bakery down at Alexandria. I visited this restaurant once before for my nephew’s baptism brunch and basically fell in love with their entire breakfast buffet (which sadly wasn’t available that day). The first time I was there, I didn’t really get to see much of the main dining area of Grandma’s Little Bakery as their buffet is sort-of blended into the garage/parking/office area of the warehouse space this restaurant occupies. So it can be quite tight (space-wise) and very busy when the buffet is open.
The main dining hall has a really homey feel to it, which I really love. I feel like this place would be perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch or a I-need-to-get-rid-of-this-hangover-if-I-can-be-bothered-to-get-out-of-bed meal. I would describe their decor as mostly shabby-chic and I say mostly because it does have a bit of an industrial vibe to it.
Grandma’s Little Bakery is best known for their Shakshukas. My family ordered it in three variants and I believe the following photo is of their Beef Shakshuka. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of this because I’m not really into anything that has a lot of egg in it (don’t ask me why, I don’t really know either). But it does taste very good and the portions are excellent.
I went for the Grandma’s Haya Spinach and Feta borekas and a Lemonade (I’m attempting to live up to my blog name if you couldn’t already tell lol). I liked the flavour of the borekas, but I did find that the pastry was a bit dry. I suspect this is because they prepare them beforehand and heat them up again when someone orders it. Squeezing lemon does help it a bit, but I would have enjoyed this more if it were less dry.
Later in the day my brother started prepping for our yearly noche buena (If you don’t know what it is, it’s a traditional meal that we eat on Christmas eve particularly at midnight. I think it’s a celebratory/welcoming feast. I’m not a hundred percent sure of its origins but we Filipinos practice it and possibly some other cultures too.) We had some roasted lamb and a bit of salad, it was really simple but very delicious. Well, that’s pretty much it for now. I hope you enjoy whats left of the holidays and I wish everyone a hangover free January the 2nd. Let me know in the comments how you spent your holidays and what traditions you have. Till next year!