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Galle - Deco on 44 - Dinner (twice) in the VOC Restaurant

As you know, we stayed at a gorgeous hotel called Deco on 44 when we went to Galle in Sri Lanka. We stayed in the fort which is a great experience as it is UNESCO listed, really worth a visit.

We ate there 2 nights of our 3 in Galle, and I went for the rice and curry both times! You had the options of different types and I stayed with the vegetarian one. We decided to eat there the night we arrived as we got there quite late but were very happy to find out it wasn't just any old default option as the food is rather good!


I liked the little cactus here on the table.


You can order wine by the class, it wasn't too bad. I think I choose the Chilean one.


Singapore - Artichoke Cafe - Deviant Middle Eastern for our last "single" brunch

We had our civil wedding last Monday, what we are calling the "paper signing ceremony" and so we had to go for brunch the day before with our good friends and my sister. Including our awesome friend N who came over from Bangkok and was more than happy to go to one of her favourite places in Singapore aka Artichoke Cafe. We were thinking of champagne brunch but remembered Artichoke has sparkling wine so good enough for us... and we close to drank them dry of their cava! 5 bottles between the 7 of us. :DDD


They don't do the mezze platters anymore, which was a shame, as well as the dirty fries which I miss (but did ask for them to be brought back on the menu which is under consideration ;) ). So they just have their brunch menu but luckily we all found things we wanted on there.

G can never go to Artichoke without ordering the grilled haloumi, he loves his cheese. Especially what he calls the salty goodness of haloumi. And I steal the yummy cherry tomatoes.


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Galle - Deco on 44 - the Sri Lankan Breakfast

I think by now you all know just how much I adore Sri Lankan breakfast, I really think it might well be my favourite breakfast ever. And when we stayed at Deco on 44 in the Fort area of Galle, we were in heaven every morning! Whilst there weren't a huge number of options on the menu, especially when you only want Sri Lankan not Western, but what was there was very good!


We basically moved into this table by the window.


Lovely view and nice and light :)




Singapore - Alaturka, Bussorah Street - Good Turkish food in Kampong Glam

We fancied a change from Asian food for lunch so with a couple of colleagues we headed down to Alaturka on Bussorah Street in Kampong Glam.  We spent about $17 dollars each and ordered three starters to share, all vegetarian for a change which was interesting with the two boys. We went for a meze platter, falafel and a plate of assorted fried vegetables. The meze came with a lavash and we ordered an extra bread too.