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Level4 2012-05-21
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上次來這裡時,店名還是Real Bread Cafe,原來不經不覺間已易了名,不過不知有否易手.記得早前看過一篇關於真正麵包的文章,說現代人吃的麵包大多是經漂染,打磨,人工多於一切,完全沒有小麥的天然味道,和天然的麵包談不上有關係.香港人注重健康,一早已有提倡吃天然麵包的聲音,城中也有幾間自家烘焙的小店,而這所Real Bread Cafe應該是首幾間以麵包為題的餐廳。 人面全非的小店依舊狹長,一路進入越覺寧靜,有逃離蘇豪煩擾的感覺,對每天營營役役的上班族來說,停下來吃個早餐也是解脫!早餐選擇不少,但腸胃不滯事,只得來點簡約的穀物生果,加提神咖啡一杯,已是美事。 店後一角放滿了各種麵包,有小麥的有黑麥的,有成個的有切片的,都是歐陸口味。更有甜品幾款,特別吸引的lemon tart, bread pudding, pecan pie幾款很養眼。 參觀過麵包咖啡也準備好了,這裏用的是la brezza,豆是大牌子沒錯,不過打奶功夫可真馬虎,是真的把奶打起泡就算,氣孔大如洗潔清的一看就知很粗糙,幸好咖啡補救了奶的不足,味道不酸而且很豐厚,不計奶也算好喝。 之後的是homemade museli配生果,這一味是早餐常備,差別只在於穀物是否自家製。這裏麵包是自製了,但穀物是外來的,不太脆,加了奶更覺煙韌,口感不好。水果沒甚特別,整體來說收六十多元一客很貴。 當然麵包籃就好多了,一籃三四片不同的烘熱多士加上牛油和果醬,簡單得來很美味,是很不錯的選擇。 喝着咖啡,從狹長的走廊看着走動的上班人潮,沒想到在忙碌的中環中心地帶也有如此寧靜的地方,看見有些穿西裝的也進來喝杯咖啡才繼續上班的路程,這裡也是個歇歇腳充充電的好地方吧. 這邊自家制的麵包當然不錯,但別的就索價太貴,看來還是下次起澱粉質癮時再過來吧. continue reading
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Level4 2011-05-31
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Back to reality after a long but not enough vacation. Walked to the SOHO area for lunch and noticed this place, which I passed by so many times before but never tried.The place has an open setting just by the mid-levels escalator, and is a great place to see and be seen.Their set lunch starts at $68, including dessert and coffee. Wow, sounds like a good deal. First came the bread which was great. We ordered:For soup or starter,I didn't try the soup but it looked great with lots of diced mushrooms. The chicken skewer was perfect, grilled to a slight char outside and tender/juicy inside. A great start. For mains,we orderedI didn't try the lasagna nor the linguini but Cat and Qoo said they were good. My schnitzel was super. Schnitzel was a traditional Austrian dish usually made of veal but these days, pork schnitzels were also common. The pork schnitzel served by Shelley was a big, thin slice wrapped and deep fried in bread crumbs, crispy on the outside but tender inside. I decided to ask for 2 pieces of rye bread and made up my own schinizel on rye which reminded me of the dormitory days when we had schnitzel on kaisers for lunch. The lemon butter sauce matched perfectly the schnitzel. We finished off the meal with a nice cup of Lavazza coffee and a minature strawberry mouse.Nice environment, good food (especially the bread and the schnitzel), good service. Will encore. continue reading
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Came here on the last day of 2010 for lunch, spontaneously, just because Bologne was closed from Dec31-Jan2. Just our luck! I don't think I would've come here if I realized that it was 'Real Bread Cafe' repackaged. Environment: Same as before. Orange, some high seats, some low, with a stove keeping diners warm despite the semi-open store front. Food:Set lunches are a real good deal, compared with the rest of SoHo. But then...I think you'd be willing to pay a bit more to dine at say, Al Dente, that always serves wonderful food. Spinach and Feta cakes with garlic yoghurt Didn't like this dish at all. First, there's strong herbs inside the cakes, which I don't like, and secondly, the spinach and feta cheese didn't go well together. It was just...weird. Garlic yoghurt...? Couldn't quite taste it dear. The side salad was good though - rocket, raw onions, halved cherry tomatoes. I gave most of my cakes away. Minestrone soupDidn't like this either - both E and M ordered this, but it was too sour for me. Not recommended. Between soup and cakes I'd pick the latter. If you want to take your chances you could go for the chicken and blue cheese salad, which just might be the best of the lot? Heh. Not placing my bet on that though, i don't like blue cheese. Potato dhal with steamed rice, flat bread and chutney The worst thing that happened to me this week. I asked the waitress in advance whether there would be a lot of coriander/parsley in the dish and asked her not to put any garnish. There was no garnish, thank God, but the entire thing was clogged in coriander. couldn't stand it. Did not touch it. I only ate my rice with a bit of the sauce on the side (the garlic cabbage radish puree and the orange/red dip in the middle) which was NOT satisfying at all. The rice was not hot enough and was hard. I prefer chinese/japanese rice. The flat bread wasn't yummy either. I thought it would be more bread-like than this, more doughy. I mean this stuff might be authentic but I just didn't like it, authentic or not. It was very peppery and hot. Didn't expect my bread to taste HOT. I wondered if they added chili! Linguine with chorizo and sundried tomatoes, rocket salad Perhaps this the only dish worth eating. Linguine is cooked al dente, chorizo wasn't too spicy but flavorful, tomatoes were a bit too sour and wet though. I 'd have preferred them drier, sweeter, with a stronger concentrated flavour. A bit too watery but I suppose that's how tomato concasse is. Improvements: replace tomato concasse with sun dried tomatoes, a less watery sauce, and add garlic chips. yumyum I would recommend this dish if you had to pick something from the list. Pan-fried salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus Another fail. Although the portion is very generous, the fish was of poor quality, not very fresh, and I couldn't taste much salmon. I am guessing it even tasted a bit fishy, extremely undesirable. Sigh. Fish must be fresh, period. Fish isn't meant to be cheap. Go get better quality salmon and charge the premium on the buyer. It'll be worth it. And next time, smaller portions please? Bread and Butter Pudding I'm not exactly sure what to call this. I'd say it was a B&B pudding gone wrong. Too chewy and glutinous, solid. BB pudding as I know it should come as an undefined form if plated from a larger bowlful of BB. This one held its square shape too well! BBs should be more vulnerable, ha-ha. Neh. Although this wasn't tasty I enjoyed picking at the raisins, which were plump and juicy. Suggestion: try making BB pudding with croissant next time! Conclusion:Sorry, Shelley. I will not be seeing you again. But I must say something about the Service: and give credit to the staff - they were friendly, addressed us as 'dears', and were all smiles. Pity the food's lousy. continue reading
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