I must not bake again. Occasionally I get an urge to bake, an urge as intense as a craving for food, but of course when I rarely stop at having one, or two.
So today I baked some chai muffins with prunes and sunflower seeds – the urge has been bubbling noxiously for a few days; the original plan was to bake them for Father’s Day, but he didn’t like them anyway (too much soda, not sweet enough, not cake-like enough). FAIL! Anyways they ended up being squares instead of muffins because I couldn’t be bothered spooning them into individual moulds, because deshelling the seeds and cutting the prunes took a long time, and just as I finished mixing the batter, my dad complained that I was taking too long.
And of course after they came out of the oven, I binged – dense/not cake-like/not sweet NOTwithstanding! I think I had one third of the cake. Usually I’d just get over it, but this is the third binge this week! I’m encouraged by the fact that I have officially used up all my baking ingredients (those were the last of the prunes – hurray!), and very soon our kitchen will be demolished so I’ll have no oven to bake from. What a relief!
After those three binges, I thought intensive gym workouts could not be missed. Although several times as I was jumping or shaking my booty, I could feel the contents of my stomach coming dangerously close to resurfacing.
This is a cafe/bar right next to my gym, very convenient for grabbing a casual bite to eat whilst catching up with gym buddy after Zumba. Offers a warm hideout from the cold and wind.
I had both the vege options because…I was still stuffed from my cake.
After the ignomity of our last visit, we returned this time hungry.
There are only two carts, one for steamed goods and one for fried, but both were constantly being replenished by the kitchen. There wasn’t a lot of variety, and what they had on offer were rather ordinary yum cha fare, albeit at an inflated price tag. Nice environs and location though.
We (or maybe just me) ordered a lot of steamed dumplings, mostly because that’s what my parents order when we yumcha so it’s what I’m use to – and I discovered at the gym today I’ve gained another two kilos so I must steer clear of the fried foods.
They only had mango pancakes, mango pudding (Chinese pudding is like jelly) and coconut pudding for dessert. The waitress recommended the coconut on account of its intense fragrance. We were not disappointed by this refreshing cup.