Archive for August, 2012

29
Aug
12

Food #003: Carrot ginger soup with sweet potatoes

What: Lunch @ Herriot’s.
Cost: < 4 Euros.

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Herriot’s canteen in Frankfurt served a very delicious soup made from carrots, ginger and sweet potatoes. They have a tendency to put salt into their soups like it’s going out of style, but not this time. Spicy, but not too hot, it was a perfect mix with a few chunks of soft carrots hidden in it. I ate it all with a poppyseed roll.

The dessert was meant to be Creme brûlée, but they were out so I picked the walnut and croquant mousse with rosemary oranges. That was okay, although the mix was a bit odd. Some parts were crunchy, others very soft.

All in all a very good, above average lunch, though.

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26
Aug
12

Food #002: Nougat Macchiato

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to nougat macchiato at Herriot’s. I could spoil this story by going into detail about how it might have been a nougat cappuccino or something of that sort, and that it might not have been weeks ago but months ago, but bear with me. It was busy, so you pay first and then wait for them to come up with your drink, and so when the friendly coffee man put a beverage in front of me, I said something to the effect of, “Dear Sir, pray tell me, is this the nougat beverage I requested?”

His answer took a little while:

Nougat written on my beverage with chocolate syrup

If it has nougat written on it, that’s probably what’s in it.

20
Aug
12

Food #001: Breakfast at Iimori

My blog has atrophied for a while now, and I think it’s high time I revive it. Why not revive it as you would a person – with some good food?

On Sunday, we got out of the house early enough in the morning to enjoy a delicious breakfast at Iimori here in Frankfurt. Their weekend breakfast starts at 10am and goes on until 1pm, so I don’t have to tell you what great effort that was. They are located near Dom/Römer, just a few steps behind the Starbucks on the corner.

Iimori's interior

Iimori’s quaint interior. A lopsided view…

Iimori’s interior is quaint, with wooden floors, old wooden furniture, tea boxes standing around and a faux cherry blossom branch on the wall. It’s sunny, too, and in the unusual heat of the day, it got quite warm in there.

Waffle and cappuchino

The perfect waffle. Not too soggy, not too crunchy.

 

Breakfast is 6.90 EUR, which includes apple juice, cereal, unusual rolls with what I assume to be green tea crust, little croissants, waffles, baked goods with red bean paste, ham, eggs, yoghurt, raisin bread, etc. While this all you can eat buffet may not be as intimidating  big as other buffets, there is quite a lot to choose from, and at the end of your meal, you’re likely to be well satiated without being entirely stuffed.

Baked goods.

You may think my plate is half empty, but it is, in fact, half full.

All in all certainly recommendable!