Fairy tale like cake shop

Standing in front of Peggy Porchen was like how I would imagine seeing the forest of Tangled meets Sleeping Beauty would look like: pink, floral and oh-so-charming πŸ’—

This lovely cake shop based in London by Victoria coach station has just one of the most gorgeous exterior design I’ve seen to date.

The beautiful slant of the floral decor; skilfully artistic yet casually framing the doorway makes it seem like by entering, you’ll be transported into a magical, fairy tale land. Oh, and of course, a cute pink bike gently propped on the side of the door, seemingly transporting flowers from said magical land πŸ’–

It is just so pretty! 😍

The interior creates the perfect, charming atmosphere you would have expected from the exterior design, with chandeliers, glass look-a-like chairs, cute packaged confectionary adorning white, victorian designed shelves and deliciously looking cakes is just what a girl needs sometimes 😊

This place is seriously so cute, like I can’t even.

The cakes tasted as delicious as they looked, my friend and I each had a slice of cake and a cooling summer berry ice tea on a warm, summers day in London β˜€οΈ

If you’re planning a girly day out in london or just a casual girls catch up, Peggy Porchen is definitely a place I’d highly recommend!

Space wise it is quite small so I do recommend going in smaller groups πŸ˜‰

-EatsEscapades

Happy Valentines Day! πŸ’“

It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air and anything cheesy and mushy goes. Or you may be anti valentines day; for those of you who use Spotify, you may notice on their homepage that you’re either one of either camps only; in love or broken hearted, lols, for all who aren’t fussed? Apparently it’s too bad, because you can only be one or the other πŸ˜‚ (according to spotify). 

All that aside, since it’s valentines day and I’m a huge sucker for all that commercial lovey dovey stuff πŸ’– today, Dominique Ansel Bakery, London (famous for its cronut originally from the US) is only selling pink coloured desserts! Definitely worth going. 

I unfortunately won’t be able to make it but here’s pictures of when I went last month; for me to reminisce πŸ˜‰ 

-Eats Esacapdes

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New Year; All New Restaurant Review🍴

Can’t believe we’re already in February or 2017!! Time really has flown by…2016 (most would agree) has been a roller coaster year with plenty of surprises. Here’s to a better 2017 🍻

I’ve been busy with my new job (just started in Jan, whoop!) but over the next few days or so I’ll upload everything I’ve eaten, and for most of them I can’t wait to share how tasty they were!

First stop, The Ivy Chelsea Garden. Starting the new year right with some fine dining πŸ‘ΈπŸΈ

Baked halibut fillet with shaved fennel, grapefruit and spinach salad with picked herbs and citrus butter sauce.

The dish was beautifully plated and was delicious. The grapefruit and citrus butter sauce was a delightfully fresh compliment to the halibut.

Koko Coup; A take on the coconut and lychee daiquiri with Havana 3 year rum, Koko Kanu, lychee and agave freshened with grapefruit.

I’d like to draw your attention to the adorable swirl of hearts on the cocktail πŸ˜πŸ’ž

Last but not least, the reason I was attracted to this restaurant is explained thoroughly in the above picture. The beautiful gardenesque seating area makes The Ivy Chelsea a very worth while restaurant to try out. Remember, it’s the Chelsea branch πŸ˜‰

-Eats Esacapdes

Matcha Desserts and Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„

For all who either know me personally or who have read my previous posts will know that I’m an avid fan of matcha flavoured food, especially matcha flavoured desserts (matcha is a lifestyle πŸ‘Έ). This is another post showcasing even more matcha desserts πŸ’“ (perhaps my blog should purely be about matcha flavoured food? Food for thought :P). 

Oh and also, it’s Christmas day! Merry Christmas everyone πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰β€, for all who don’t celebrate Christmas, happy holidays! πŸŽ‰ My family and I will be celebrating Christmas with a little something different this year in terms of dessert (I’m sure you can guess what it is already with the name of this post, hehe). 

Without further ado, let me introduce you to Kova Patisserie, based in Soho, London. They are a patisserie store famous for their mille crepe cake and matcha flavoured patisserie. 

Here’s a close cup of the matcha mille crepe cake:

And a close up of the matcha latte (with a swirl of hearts circling the edge ontop πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š how adorable!): 

This year for Christmas, I bought their matcha roll cake as our dessert for our Christmas meal: 

My fridge was fully stocked up at my parents (super spoilt with food when I’m home πŸ˜‹). I found some fresh berries and was excited to eat them but they were too sour on its own (winter isn’t the season for berries πŸ™) so I thought, why not pair it with the matcha roll; the sour/sweet taste of the berries combined with the sweet/slight bitter matcha taste turned out to be a wonderful combination: 

Mmm, matcha ❀

-Eats Esacapdes 

Green Tea Goodness

Another post on all things green tea (and a token Japanese dish)! 

Tombo, so far imo, serves the best green tea ice-cream in London. There are various places who have emerged in London serving green tea ice-cream but they just can’t compare to the perfect blend of creamy mild milk flavour with the almost bitter taste of green tea matcha ice-cream they serve.

Easily one of my favourite green tea dessert shop πŸ’“

Matcha soft serve:

Matcha ice-cream sundae in all its glory with matcha ice-cream, matcha brownie, azuki paste, granola, date syrup and cone biscuit:

Matcha latte:

Salmon sashimi don: salmon sashimi, salmon roe, salmon tartar & avocado on Tombo sushi rice

-Eats Esacapdes 

The Attendant would like to serve you…

…a lovely cup of latte…

(Did anyone catch the love pun? hehe :P)

…along with the most beautifully decorated French Toast I have seen to date 😍

Like seriously, here’s a close up:

Like honestly, how aesthetically pleasing is that? Absolutely gorgeous! πŸ’“

It tasted great as well. I’m usually not a fan of flower flavouring in food (most of the time it reminds me too closely of perfume and who would want to eat perfume?) but the taste of the petals blended beautifully with the pear/maple syrup sauce. Not only did the crushed petals look beautiful, it added a nice hint of extraΒ flavouring.

The cafe I went to is calledΒ The Attendant;Β Β a quirky, shabby chic coffee/lunch restaurant that fits perfectly within the hipster style of Shoreditch, London. I had a meeting around this area and so originally only stopped by for a quick bite/coffee fix thinking it was just a coffee shop and that was all did, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much more they offered in terms of menu items and the interior design. You all know how much I love a nice, shabby chic designed cafe πŸ˜‰ They offer breakfast, brunch and lunch menus daily.

Here’s how the interior looked:

Just look at clever design of the overhanging, multi plant pot holding decor on the ceiling:

Here’s a close up, it gives the cafe a refreshing atmosphere:

More leafy vines decoration at the back of the cafe:

If you’re ever around, I recommend popping by even for a quick coffee to go πŸ™‚

Bonus: they also serve still water in a jug mixed with mint leaves and cucumber for free, pure awesomeness.

 

-Eats Esacapdes