Friday, September 30, 2011

What's for dinner? Ramen tonight but NEVER AGAIN from Ramen Braamfontein

It's official, well been official, Jozi has a dedicated Ramen eatery, Ramen in Juta str Braamfontein. Tonight as a pick me up I'll be grabbing myself a bowl of ramen and knowing me probably a little something more to go with it.
No what is also official is that Ramen doesn't have a clue of what Ramen is! Firstly, the ramen options were only vegetable or chicken. The broth tasted like tomato paste mixed with some hot water.No soya, or miso options, no nori, no spring onions. Which to me means no ramen!

The dish they served was ramen blasphemy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Must do! Neighbourgoods market

This last weekend I went to the launch Saturday at the Neighbourgoods Market in Juta street Braamfontein (affectionately know as Braamies), and I just have to say it's a MUST MUST DO! 

Braamies had a wonderful energy and vibe with hipsters, families and cool kids all heading to the market.

Now for the warning it is pricey overall with plain cinnamon sugar crepe/pancake going for R30 but it is well worth it. Especially if you go early, get a table + bench on the rooftop and enjoy brunch or lunch with friends.

Be prepared, come with cash and shopper bags for everything you'll be buying. There are stalls for everyone; Beer brewers, South Africa's own Buffalo Mozzarella, charcuterie, lemonade (that's fantastic in a caipirinha), Belgian waffles, pastries galore and I could go on and on.

There is also a clothing/fashiony section I saw some really cute baby clothes that I must get for the kiddie winks I know.

Last and not least some fantastic morning cocktails! Damn that bloody mary

Diarise the Food Wine Design at Hyde Park

I see the Food Wine Design Fair sponsored by Sanlam is back at Hyde Park this November the weekend of the 25th.

Although I found the design pieces quite quirky and some too rich for my blood last year, it is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Last year I had great luck and found Belle's Patisserie, they have the prettiest and tastiest bite sized brownies ever. And they're topped with honeycomb chards - too chic!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The perfect tea time snack: Choco Pie

I didn't realise that they were still around, but while in a meeting this week I spotted choco pie on a colleagues desk. To which I said "Oh I didn't realise they still exist" to which said colleague said "go ahead have one" What a sly minx I thought to myself.

Nothing like a mug of ceylon tea accompanied by a soft cookie filled with marshmallow and covered in chocolate, s'mors have nothing on this! They're the perfect tea time snack not too sweet , yes even with marshmallow, and not too filling Just Right!

And they're individually wrapped so it's like opening up a tea time pick me up pressie, now all I need to do is find some more.