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Monday, May 17, 2010

my 7 layered slice of heaven

Chapter 2 of The Breakfast Club Chronicles took place at an awesome restaurant called Barracks Cafe at Dempsey Hill. It's a restaurant in a building called House which used to be former army barracks (hence the name, I presume) and inside there's a cafe, a bar and a beauty emporium -- all under one roof. Yet another place that can only be accessed by car though because I can only imagine the walk all the way inside from the main road under the sun would be heeeellish. This place was amazing though. Thankfully, it was fully air-conditioned, service was prompt and there was a huge selection to choose from from the brunch menu .



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Cute newsletter style menu.


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Poached eggs and asparagus. Not great for me because the sauce was a little too sourish and creamy for my liking (almost like what i'd imagine rotten eggs would smell like ;p).

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Oregon salmon hash. This one was DELECTABLE. It was a mix of salmon pieces, potatoes, chives all lumped together in a yummy sour cream based sauce that was sooo good and so easy to eat. I love stuff that's soft and that goes down the throat easily without much chewing. This was a little like luxury comfort food.

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THIS WAS THE BEST. THE BEST. THE BESTTTTT!! And my fav photo of the entire day XD

7 layered pancakes!! My friend who introduced us to the place had read about it online and that was what we had all come for... It was pretty much the best pancakes I'd eaten in my entire life.
In between the layers were all these delicious NUTS and RAISINS and DRIED FRUIT and they even sprinkled such a generous helping all over the plate! =D I'm a huge huge huge fan of well, what you can call trail mix ingredients because they're so easy to eat and they cater to my sweet tooth while fooling me into thinking that it's a healthier snack option compared to other stuff. Together with the maple syrup it was sweet but not overly sweet because there was enough pancake to balance it out. I loved the feeling of stabbing a bit of plain pancake and then topping it with a spoonful of raisins/dried fruit/nuts. It even felt healthy if one didn't focus on the syrup...and the nutella in between the layers.

So basically it was heavenly... Too bad it was more like 1/4 of 7 pancakes piled on top of each other and not 7 whole pancakes eh?

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Squid ink pizza. This one was kinda weird. ;p Because the crust was made with squid ink, it came out all black and dusty. We felt like we were eating ash. But the squid and veggies on top were decently cooked with a lemon tangy taste so I ended up eating the toppings rather than the crust. Muahaaa.


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For dessert, we tried this dish called Rumbaba - something like a sponge cake SOAKED in rum. One bite and it was like woahhh! :)

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Oh the multitude of desserts that we wanted to try but were too full/broke to order. There were so many cakes there that were really TALL-- possibly 5 to 7 inches high type of cakes. I'm definitely going back one day, if only for the pancakes...

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maxi dress and vest: Topshop, sunnies: Witchery, necklaces: f21 and shop in Shibuya 109, Tokyo, sandals: Target.com

27 comments:

  1. oh, girl, you look stunning! first of all, the dress is amazing, long, a bit hippie style, beautiful colors... moreover, your hair looks perfect and i love everything in this outfit. and i am totally honest!
    and second of all, the food looks sooooo yummy!

    kisses from rainy Poland! <3

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  2. haha wow you wear things right after you buy them! usually after i get something it stays in my closet at least a week before it sees sunlight again :P i've so many clothes i've bought but i've yet to wear :( i need need need to learn from you

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  3. Seattle? i envy you so much! don't know if you know tv series "Grey's Anatomy"? anyways, Seattle is the city where movie's plot takes place. i love the movie and always wanted to visit Seattle :)
    as it comes to postcard. haha, i'd love to receive one from Seattle ;)) but don't dare to ask! have fun in US! <3

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  4. Man, that pancake looks delectable! I bet it tastes sooo good! And you look cute with the long hippie dress ;)

    http://flashfashfash.blogspot.com

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  5. you look gorgeous and this post is food heaven!

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  6. whoaa, all of that food looks AMAZING! you are really great at taking pictures of food. and i love your necklaces, too! i am now on my way to get a snack... this post made me hungry!

    oh, p.s. i linked you on my blog. new favorite! (:

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  7. ughhhh I LOVE THE FOOD PHOTOS. they make me so hungry. I don't really like pancakes but the pancakes photos you have are always divine. 7 layers!? wow!!

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  8. yum yum yum times a thousand! i'm a sweet breakfast person, not so much savory ... i do like savory breakfast in the evenings, though!

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  9. I LOVE that menu - so different. And I love your dress too - you look beautiful. Looking at your food pics always makes me drool! xx
    PS I have a new web address - hope you'll come visit!
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  10. the print on your dress is amazing! and the food shots are making me hungry!!

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  11. Thank you thank you thank you for your recommendations! Gonna check them out soon! (:

    And I absolutely love this outfit!

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  12. ok please remind me to try this place the next time i'm down in sg!! i love breakfasts/brunch! they're only for lazy people (since you watch HIMYM i assume you'd know ;))

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  13. the food looks amazing! i'm drooling as i'm typing

    anyway, what are you doing in seattle?? so many places to visit! definitely check out pike place market. how long will you be here? let me know what you're interested in doing and i'll come up with a list of recommendations!

    would love to visit singapore.. maybe this summer..

    btw details of the fabric is one of my favorite jason mraz songs. love your blog already :)

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  14. I love this hippie style! The dress is soooo cute :D

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  15. i hope seattle's weather gets better while you're here! it's gorgeous here on a sunny day.. but lately it's been raining :(

    fremont is a cute district with a few boutiques, bellevue square, downtown and the downtown nordstrom rack has a lot of designer clothes on sale, the finerie on 1st in downtown has one of kind but really expensive clothes, university village is a nice area too with stores like h&m and anthropologie. belltown has some clubs/bars for nightlife, and also restaurants. there is so much in seattle food wise! don't go to chinatown.. it's old and not very good. i eat out every meal haha i love food. check out yelp.com and let me know which ones you think sound good, i've probably been there before.

    hope you're having fun so far! maybe i'll bump into you ;)

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  16. mmmmmmmmmmmm making me hungry and gorgeous dress!

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  17. WOW!!! I love your maxi dress! You look gorgeous and pull it off SO well (I never will be able to pull one off!). I love all the necklaces with it as well!

    Anyways, thank you so much for taking the time to write that long comment!! My blog is near and dear to my heart....and that kind of response is the response that melts my heart :)

    I am realizing I really AM a lucky girl! My boyfriend is kind of amazing in how he puts up with taking pictures. I mean, him asking to take them?? It was really amazing. However, we have only had one shoot, so that may change :P.

    Without soccer...I plan on focusing full time on school and finishing the school year out strong. I've fallen behind in calculus and government (which is pathetic, really), so I plan on studying hard to pull my grades up. And... seeing the boy. :)

    I'm also determined to learn to sew!!! I have sketches of different dresses I'm determined to make. I can do minor alterations and basic sewing stuff, but I've never made anything aside from a skirt. So. We'll see :)

    Again, thanks!

    And those pancakes look AMAZING. I love pancakes!!

    Love,
    maggie:)

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  18. Oh my goodness. 7 layer pancakes? Sounds like heaven on earth. I might have to concoct my own version. Haha, love that sign, too: "a mix of brownie, chocolate sponge and hazelnuts rolled into a big awesome cake" !!!

    That maxi dress is gorgeous on you. Perfectly summer-chic.

    Aw, I'm sorry to hear you're sick while on your vacation. I hope a good night's rest cures your cold, too. Feel better! Also, I answered your question in my comments, but then thought you might not see it there. I took the first two photos with my digital camera and tripod. I'll admit, I felt a little silly setting the timer on the digital then pretending to take a photo with the film camera. Hehe, good silly fun. Oh, and I know what you mean about not getting all your film back. Unless they're completely black or gray I'd still like to see them.

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  19. Ahhhh, food food, delicious food....and I just had toast. Those pancakes.....I can't wait to get back to Australia to go to my favourite breakfast places, I just can't find anything anywhere near as good in Spain. ...but those pancakes, those pancakes.....sigh

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  20. Beautiful dress, and the food looks absolutely delicious! Looks like a wonderful place to eat :)

    Just stumbled by your page
    & I love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure. <3
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  21. amazing pics
    lovely blog!
    xxxx

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  22. UM!!! your food pics are getting better and better. i'd kill for that salmon hash right now.
    and AHH!! your maxi dress. I've been looking for one for a while heeelppp me!!

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  23. hi hello :]

    FOOD PORN FTW. definitely must try making my own seven layer pancakes with every topping ever + nutella. it sounds like heaven.

    that menu is so nice looking. it makes me glad to be alive in its own little way.

    and pretty dress!

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  24. Hi,very nice place and I love the food very much:)
    I would like to say thank you to you for leaving me a message in my blog. I love your sunglasses very much, where can I get it. Tks!

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  25. love the maxi dress and the print! and all the food looks delish!come follow me http://www.fashioniceice,blogspot.com
    xo

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  26. Jealous your blog always have a lots yummy food

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Thanks for the comment! :D I'll definitely get back to you~