The Dim-Sum Destination – Yauatcha !!

As far as I remember Dimsums have always been my favourite since childhood. I find them divine. So I decided to visit Yauatcha City (in Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street) after been a regular at Yauatcha Soho with hubby dear and my little princess. What a fantastic location…just outside the Liverpool station and the restaurant has taken half of the Circle with balcony views. The interiors are very minimalistic but still very asian in a rustic way . Can’t be a better spot for people watching….I tell you!

View from the Window

View from the Window

The innovative collection in the Liquid Sweet Shop caters to everyone’s tastes and hardly ever disappoints. They have an extensive wine list and cocktails to choose from. We ordered their Signature cocktail : HAKKA COCKTAIL  (It has both sake and vodka, it was strong but still fruity with the addition of lychee, lime, coconut and passion fruit).

 

HAKKA Cocktail

HAKKA Cocktail

In addition to including the classics like Chicken Shanghai dumpling and Prawn shui mai, Yauatcha has some interesting twists on traditional dishes like the baked venison puffs (instead of pork). They were so mouthwatering and devilishly perfect.

Venison puff

Venison puff

Their Fried chilli squid with oatmeal and curry leaf was next to arrive on the table and is the best interpretation of this classic dish that I have yet to try.

Fried chilli squid with oatmeal and curry leaf

Fried chilli squid with oatmeal and curry leaf

But the winner on the table was Spicy soft shell crab with almond. It was like nothing I had ever had before. Even my little missy enjoyed digging into sumptuous crabs.

Soft Shell Crab with Almonds

Soft Shell Crab with Almonds

Liked: Innovative Food ; Great Service ; Fantastic venue. Over the top – Patisserie and teas, extensive cocktail, wine and Champagne list.

Address:

Yautacha

Address: Broadgate Cir, London EC2M 2QS

 

Buggy Bench – A Must Have for Parents with Multiple Young Children

Buggy Bench

Any mother with two young children going grocery shopping knows about the anxiety of finding a two seater shopping cart.  Finding these carts are like trying to find the hot toy of the season on Christmas Eve.  What is even harder is trying to find one that has 3 seats.  While you could put your child in the basket of the cart, it is an unsafe alternative.  Not only do have to worry about them getting into your groceries but there is risk where they can easily fall out because they are not strapped down.

The Buggy Bench is a great tool for parents who have 2 or more young children.  No more worries about how you are going to navigate the grocery store with your kids in tow while getting everything off of your grocery list.  This Buggy Bench easily attaches to any size shopping cart helping you create another secure seat.  There is a safety belt in the Buggy Bench that helps protect your little one so that you can shop with ease without the fear of them falling out of the shopping cart.  The outer straps are long enough to fit even those large warehouse carts too.

This item is not only great if you have twins, but children close in age together and if you have twins plus one.  While a two seater car can feel like near impossible to locate, a cart that can hold three children securely is like looking for a unicorn.  Having a Buggy Bench on hand in your car can feel like a lifesaver when you are running errands with your kids.

Not only does the Buggy Bench make grocery shopping a bit easier, it is easy to store.  It folds away perfectly so that you can just store it in your car, available to you whenever you need it.  It also cleans very easily by removing the plastic supports.  Wash with your regular laundry with like colors.  Do not put in the drying machine.  Air drying will help prevent the fabric from shrinking.

You use this Buggy Bench as young as 8 months to 4 years old.  It is best to put the buggy bench in the cart where you can put the groceries behind your child.  This way you don’t have to worry about them trying to open things or throw anything out.  While it does take up some of your cart space to put groceries, there really isn’t any alternative to going shopping and making sure that all your young children are secure unless you are willing to push two carts around.   You can rest easy that your child is safe in this seat (maybe even more so than the actual child seat of the cart).