The Works – Oreo cookies shake

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About the drink:
I love milkshakes and Oreo cookies, so the Oreo cookie shake was like heaven on Earth! The shake is really thick, which makes it nice and creamy, but also filling! The drink had the right amount of milkiness, creaminess, cookie-flavour and sweetness. I would definitely suggest this as a snack anytime during the day!

About the place:
Cosy place ideal for a casual meal or a celebration. I also received a voucher for a free meal (on my next visit) since I went for my birthday. Great birthday gift if you ask me!

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Ekko de Brasil – Apetizer

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About the meal:
Given that it’s  buffet, there is a large variety of things you could have as an appetizer: Salads, fresh vegetables (with a variety of sauces), sauté mushrooms, hard boiled eggs, smoked salmon and much more. There is enough variety to keep everyone’s taste buds active. The food itself was very good too!

About the place:
It’s an interesting buffet place, where the waiters constantly walk around with long skewers of different kinds of meats which they cut straight into your plate. That being said, it is fairly easy to get a hold of a waiter if you have a question or specific needs/requests. The seating area is also quite comfortable, and there was a live performance which was great! – we went on a Sunday evening. I quite liked it. It’s a little pricy so if you plan on trying this place out, have your wallet prepared!

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Ekko de Brasil – Caipirinha

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About the drink:
I had never had a caipirinha before this one, so it would be hard to tell whether it was a good caipirinha or not. Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, and is made of cachaça/caninha (sugar cane liquor), sugar and lime. It somewhat reminded me of a mojito, but a lighter and sweeter version of it. Although I can’t compare it to the typical “good” caipirinha, I definitely enjoyed this drink.

About the place:
It’s an interesting buffet place, where the waiters constantly walk around with long skewers of different kinds of meats which they cut straight into your plate. That being said, it is fairly easy to get a hold of a waiter if you have a question or specific needs/requests. The seating area is also quite comfortable, and there was a live performance which was great! – we went on a Sunday evening. I quite liked it. It’s a little pricy so if you plan on trying this place out, have your wallet prepared!

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Nando’s – Double leg with 2 sides (wedge potatoes and coleslaw here)

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About the meal:
Nando’s is quite exceptional if you like chicken! They know how to make it well, and in all sorts of ways: skewer, grilled, the liver, you name it! I find the chicken very flavorful and very moist, which is pleasant especially if you’re getting the breast.
The coleslaw is made very well, with the right amount of everything, and enough sauce for the taste – in my opinion, the sauce is the best part of the coleslaw! In terms of the wedge potatoes, they are made just right – and just perfect! They are soft on the inside and a little crispy on the outside, with a good combination of spices for the perfect amount of flavor. This combo right here, that’s my favorite!

Having tasted the authentic Nando’s in South Africa, I can also guarantee that they have done a good job recreating the same quality of food!

About the place:
(Orleans location). This is one of the restaurants where you pay prior to receiving your meal. The waiters do bring over the food, but it can be difficult to grab their attention given that the seating area is somewhat hidden with respect to the order desk. They used to put a lot of sauce on top of the pieces of chicken, but less and less it seems, as time goes by. The portions are decent (although they also decreased with time). In terms of food quality though, I would say it’s top! You also have to get the straws, ketchup and other sauces yourself – self serve. It’s usually pretty clean, and the staff is friendly and always ready to help.

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Kyoto Sushi – Salmon special

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About the meal: The standard version of this combo comes with salmon nigiri and california rolls; thank’s to Tom’s great customer appreciation, I always got this combo with salmon nigiri and spicy salmon rolls. The best in town! The fish is fresh and the sushis are made with love.

About the place:
Tom and his crew are amazing. Every time I go, I feel like I am treated as a guest by a friend. The service is excellent and the food is delicious and affordable. Their Wednesday special is also fabulous! It comes with a fishball (Tom’s invention) so if you want your share, make  sure you arrive early enough at lunch time! By 12:30 they are usually sold-out. All in all, great food, great service, great location. I can only recommend!

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Ever afters – Almond sherbet with (tapioca) pearls

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About the drink: Before trying out the almond sherbet, my other 2 favourite flavours were:
#1: The strawberry sherbet, which I discovered thanks to my little sister
#2: The passion fruit green tea bubble tea (with pearls, it’s the best part!)

I had try the raw almond milk before so when I was offered this, which Strawberry Sherbet had ordered, I thought I wouldn’t like it, but tasted out of politeness. Little did I know it would become my favourite – and definitely one of my favourite beverages of all times! The sherbet makes it refreshing, the pears complete the deliciousness, and the almond simply gives it a light and refreshing drink, like a cold ice-tea on a summer day! It also has this “dry” taste which I particularly enjoy.

About the place: Very cozy place with a friendly waiter, whose very knowledgeable about the menu. I also like the fact that they promote Artists by displaying their art around the place; some of it is also for sale for those interested! The only downside is that if you go there in the evening (in the summer, I haven’t gone in the winter), chances are that they ran out of bubbles 😦 So one thing to consider if you want the full bubble tea experience, would perhaps be to call ahead of time. Happy sipping!

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