Style File – 25 March 2012 (Arisan)

There are many new restaurants in Canberra. The Husband & I haven’t tried many of them. So instead of going to the same place all the time, we make sure we go to a different place to try it out.

This morning we went to Mocan & The Green Grout expresso cafe in New Acton. Apparently they don’t do a proper breakfast. They only serve coffee & cake or bagel.

So we went to Urban Food cafe under Nishi apartments. I have read many negative comments about them on Foursquare such as food waiting time is more than 30 minutes & too expensive, etc. Well, we gave it a try anyway.

I ordered a berry pancake & the Husband ordered a haloumi omelette and coffees. The total ordered cost a bit more than $40. I put timer on to check on the service. Coffee turned up after 2.5 minutes and the food after 11.5 minutes. But the pancakes were cold and the haloumi omelette came with meat in it. Hmm.. haloumi is so vegetarian cue word. Apparently there was a printed specials menu, we only saw the blackboard outside that has no mention of meat. They were nice to changed it though. We decided we won’t be back.


I was wearing this to go for a walk & breakky in the morning:


– white top from Fleur Woods
– Jacket from Bettina Liano
– pants from charcoal
– bag from BCBG Max Azria
– shoes from Prada

The highlight for today was the Arisan. Arisan is a social gathering where everyone puts money in & at the end they’ll get their money back. It’s a bit complicated to explain.

An Australian friend asked me where is the best Indonesian restaurant in Canberra. I said Indonesians like going to The Asian Food mart in the Kippax shop. But the best food is in Arisan.

Today there were so many Indonesian delicacies around. We had “siomay” (Indonesian dim sums), “cumi kering” (dried calamari), “sambel Teri kacang Medan” (special dried anchovies from Medan area), “bakso” (meatballs), “gulai nangka” (young jackfruit curry) and many more.

I was wearing this to the Arisan today:


– Jacket from Burberry, Italy
– Sandals from Coach


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