El Dorado Chicken – Peruvian Cuisine • Barcelona

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El Dorado Chicken - entrance.
El Dorado Chicken – entrance.

While strolling around Barcelona streets and looking for a place to have lunch, El Dorado Chicken – Peruvian Cuisine seemed promising. I’ve never tried Peruvian food before, but why not?

However, checking their website though, they say their food is a mix of Peruvian and Asian cuisine. Found it intriguing. 🤔

My order

Looking through their menu I might say everything seemed pretty Chinese to me, but I thought. Let see what happens, and here we go:

  • To share: Simple salad – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.
  • Hubby: Lomo Salteado – Sautéed beef with vegetables, served with fries and rice.
  • Mine: Arroz Chaufa – Rice mixed with chicken, eggs, and peruvian-chinese spices.
Simple salad - lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.
Simple salad – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.
Lomo Salteado - Sautéed beef with vegetables, served with fires and rice.
Lomo Salteado – Sautéed beef with vegetables, served with fries and rice.
Arroz Chaufa - Rice mixed with chicken, eggs, and peruvian-chinese spices.
Arroz Chaufa – Rice mixed with chicken, eggs, and peruvian-chinese spices.

And I was right, simply done Chinese food! 🤣

As I said, I’ve never been to Peru before, so maybe I’m getting the wrong idea here, but the food I had was 100% Chinese. Very good by the way, so no complaints about that.

The verdict

Very well serves with good price, but be aware this is Chinese Food and not Peruvian as they advertise.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/SFQ8xj6gJ3p

More information: www.eldoradochicken.com


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The Greek Islands Taverna • Sutherland, Sydney

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We decided to go to The Greek Islands Taverna in Sutherland to have a beautiful lunch and celebrate my new job (yes this blog is a hobby and I have a full-time job!). The idea was to eat A LOT and this place didn’t disappoint us at all.

I might say that the choice was perfect! We had exactly what we were craving for: lots of good food, right price, and that super full and happy feeling after a nice meal! 🙂

My order

We got the Set Menu 1 with the Meat Platter for two. Their menu says minimum for 4 people but the water said they would be happy to do it for us. Let the feast begins!

  • Fresh bread
  • Taramosalata dip – made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and grated onions.
  • Greek salad
  • Pan-fried halloumi cheese, spanakopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (pastry filled with cheese).
  • Pan-fried calamari.
  • BBQ Octopus.
  • Meat platter – Souvlaki, lamb cutlets, pork chops, quails, loukanika (greek sausages), and hot chips./li>
  • Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and cream.
  • Bourekakia – home-made pastries filled with semolina custard, pan-fried, and drizzled with syrup and cinnamon, served with ice cream and cream.
Fresh bread
Fresh bread
Taramosalata dip - made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and grated onions.
Taramosalata dip – made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and grated onions.
Greek salad
Greek salad
Pan-fried halloumi cheese, spanakopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (pastry filled with cheese).
Pan-fried halloumi cheese, spanakopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (pastry filled with cheese).
Pan-fried calamari.
Pan-fried calamari.
BBQ Octopus.
BBQ Octopus.
Souvlaki, lamb cutlets, pork chops, quails, loukanika (greek sausages), and hot chips.
Meat platter – Souvlaki, lamb cutlets, pork chops, quails, loukanika (greek sausages), and hot chips.
Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and cream.
Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and cream.
Bourekakia - home-made pastries filled with semolina custard, pan fried, and drizzled with syrup and cinnamon, served with ice cream and cream.
Bourekakia – home-made pastries filled with semolina custard, pan-fried, and drizzled with syrup and cinnamon, served with ice cream and cream.

I said we were prepared to eat… A LOT! 🤣

Every single bite was spot-on. Portions are extremely generous, and if you are a meat lover like us, man that meat plater will be like a dream to you.

No, we couldn’t finish it all, there was a time we had to start prioritizing what to eat, so the hot chips were left behind (sorry for them). I don’t know you, but when I go to this kind of place I always prioritize things that are either harder to make, and let’s be honest, hot chips you can get anywhere!

The only side note I would like to leave is regarding one of the desserts, the Bourekakia. This was my choice (Hubby got the cheesecake), but it wasn’t my type of dessert. Found it kinda blend, so Hubby generously switched desserts with me. 🙂

The Greek Islands Taverna
47/40-44 Belmont St, Sutherland NSW 2232
More information: www.thenewchambers.com

Vincens Torrons Artesan • Barcelona

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Vicens Torrons Artesan - entrance.
Vicens Torrons Artesan – entrance.

It seems that torrons (or simply nougat) are a serious thing in Spain, at least in Barcelona. Many people recommended me to try a few flavors and I could find stores selling them everywhere.

Honestly, I’m not a nougat fan, I just find it overly sweet and sticky, but people guaranteed me that the Spanish one was different and I should give it a try.

So there I was at the most recommended place for nougat in Barcelona: Vincens Torrons Artesan.

My order

At the store, you find a huge variety of samples to try, Which I found fantastic as they have so many flavors to pick from. Indeed I’ve found those sticky ones there too, but the two below were actually very good and more on the creamy side.

  • Chocolate and Rice
  • Crema Catalan
Chocolate and Rice.
Chocolate and Rice.
Crema Catalan
Crema Catalan

They were very good quality, Crema Catalan was super creamy and the Chocolate and rice one had the right ratio of creaminess and crunchiness. They are still super sweet though. 🤣

The verdict

Good, but not AMAZING. I believe it would work as great souvenirs though.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/29hQLB19sYk

More information: www.vicens.com


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Cathay Pacific gluten free meal • Flight Sydney > HongKong > Rome

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In September last year, I had the opportunity to spend my holidays in Europe and it was fantastic! The only downside was the long flight from Sydney to Rome.

This time we decided to go via Cathay Pacific, and as I know some people are super curious (I’m one of them) to know what the airlines serve on their flights, I’ve decided to create this blog. This one is a very special one, as I got the Gluten Free special meal for all the way from Sydney to Rome!

Cathay Pacific flight from Sydney to Hong Kong – Gluten free meal

We departed from Sydney around lunchtime, so for this specific flight, we had two main meals: lunch and dinner.

Fish, with rice, salad and fruits.
Fish, with rice, salad and fruits.

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Travel itinerary • Italy 🇮🇹

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This blog will be a summary of an unforgivable time I’ve spent in Italy in September last year. My idea is to list what I did on 6 full days passing by Rome, Naples, Florence, and Cinque Terre.

It was such a great time!!! I hope it will help you to sort out what to do in these cities in case you are short on time.

3 Days in Rome
Explore Rome in 2 full days and reserve an extra one to visit Naples and taste their delicious pizza!

Colosseum.
Colosseum.

1 Day in Naples
On our third day in Rome, we took a full day to explore Naples and have the BEST PIZZA I’VE EVER HAD!

Naples Harbour.
Naples Harbour.

3 Days in Florence (link)
My favourite city in Italy so far. Explore Florence for 2 full days, and reserve the third day to visit Cinque Terre.

View from Piazzale Michelangelo
View from Piazzale Michelangelo

1 Day in Cinque Terre (link)
Either for sigh seen, or to go on an amazing hike, Cinque Terre is a must. In case you are in Florence, 1 full day is enough to get to know these five villages.

Vernazza
Vernazza

You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Italy, Rome or Florence.