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Meeting friends from the blogosphere

Bruna is a Brazilian web designer who spent many years in France and now lives here in Barcelona. Cris is a Brazilian chemist, who lives in Paris where she does a master in chemistry and works for L’Oreal. We first met in the blogosphere and today we met in person for the first time.

Girls out for lunch

I discovered Bruna’s blog when I was searching for info on living in Barcelona. Somehow her blog came up and I got hooked right away. She seems to be a very positive and adventuresome person, and we would post the odd comment on each other’s blog. She’s also a great writer. I’ve discovered Cris’s blog through Bruna’s site recently and have enjoyed reading her impressions of Paris, a city I love.

Bruna and I have been trying to get together for a while and with Cris in town for a few days, we decided to grab the opportunity and have lunch together. We went to Wushu (no, it’s not the only restaurant in this city! this time it was Bruna’s fault; she suggested it) for lunch where Cris and I had the special of the day:

Curry Rojo con Ternera

Curry rojo con ternera & boniatos (red curry with beef & sweet potatoes)

While Bruna had this wonderful dish:Curry Verde con Gambas y Vieiras

Curry verde con vierias & gambas (green curry with shrimp & scallops) [must have it next time, it looked very yummy]

For dessert, we all had the dessert that came with the special of the day:

Tatin de Manzana

Tatin de manzana con gelado de coco (Apple pie with coconut ice cream)

We walked out very happy and I wish I could have gone with them to explore the city. Alas, I had to work…

But now that I know where Bruna lives and since she swims very near where I work, maybe we can get together more often 😉

January 26, 2007 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Wushu – New season

Yesterday we introduced our new friends Kim & Steve to our favourite restaurant in Barcelona. Wushu had been closed for about 2 weeks while Brad & Paula did some work on the place and took a much-needed vacation.

They started the new year with a new menu. Some of the basis remained – Brad’s amazing thai curries and attention to detail were still there – but dishes changed somewhat. The red curry – which I love! – now comes with duck & eggplant, the yakisoba comes with kanagaroo meat, and there’s a new green curry with prawns that looked really yummy. The prices of the mains went up a notch and the list of appetizer grew. According to Brad, they wanted to make the place more “restauranty” and less “noddle-housy”. Lunch menus continue – from tuesday to friday you can get a special dish of the day with dessert & drink for 9.90 euros. A really good deal considering the quality of the food and service.

Still highly recommended. I think I’ll have the green curry next time.

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Wushu Wok/Restaurant/Bar is on c/ Colomines, 2, right behind the Mercat de Santa Caterina (Born). 933 107 313 . They are open Tue-Sat from 13:00 to 23:00.

Update: Wushu has moved to larger premises:

Avda. Marqués d’Argentera 1
08003 Barcelona
Metro: Barceloneta
Tel: 933 107 313

January 25, 2007 at 9:12 am 2 comments

Lunch break

11:30 AM. I was working away at the archives (or trying to) when my cellphone buzzed. It was a text msg from Alan. The message was clear: “Wushu for lunch?” I knew I couldn’t really afford the time, that I should work overtime to compensate for the upcoming trip to Lisbon, but when it comes to food, I have no will-power. So Wushu it was.

Since it is mushroom season, the plato del dia was chicken with japanese mushrooms in a soy-based sauce served with jasmine rice. Dessert was a really nice passion fruit mousse served in a yogurt “soup” with biscuit. With a drink, it went for 9.90 euros.

Plato del dia

December 5, 2006 at 11:06 pm 9 comments

Wushu pictures

Christine, a friend from Montreal, was visiting last week and in between tourist sites, we took her to Wushu, our favourite restaurant. I also took the time to play with my new 50mm lens. Here are some of the pics:

Brad working away Curry Rojo con Gambas Plates Anise Pea

If you want to see larger version of these pictures, click on the first one on the left… Alternatively, you’ll find a slide show on the bottom. By the way, the dish is a Red Curry with Shrimp (Thailand). Yummm, sooo tasty

December 1, 2006 at 12:24 am 2 comments

Alan’s birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Alan’s birthday at Wushu. We invited Joy and Jesús, whom we hadn’t seen in weeks, and went out for an early dinner (7:30 pm). Paula and Bradley were in fine form. The salmon tataki was made with salmon caught in the ocean rather than river salmon and although it lacked the bright salmon colour, it was a bit “gamier” than regular farmed salmon. I had curry rojo con gambas (Malaysia), Alan had curry curray (Japan) con ternera, Jesús had lo-men con gambas (China), and Joy had Laksa con gambas (Malaysia). We all tried each other’s food but my favourite was the curry rojo. I love the mix of chili with coconut milk. We enjoyed it all with two bottles of cava, the spanish champagne. Bradley then treated us to a two-course dessert: mango lassi followed by chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream & fried bananas.

Wushu continues to be a great deal. Amazing service, fresh & well-prepared meals, nice ambiance. We had two appetizers, four main courses with extra rice, two bottles of cava, coffees for 74 euros. Great meal.

November 8, 2006 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

Alan’s birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Alan’s birthday at Wushu. We invited Joy and Jesús, whom we hadn’t seen in weeks, and went out for an early dinner (7:30 pm). Paula and Bradley were in fine form. The salmon tataki was made with salmon caught in the ocean rather than river salmon and although it lacked the bright salmon colour, it was a bit “gamier” than regular farmed salmon. I had curry rojo con gambas (Malaysia), Alan had curry curray (Japan) con ternera, Jesús had lo-men con gambas (China), and Joy had Laksa con gambas (Malaysia). We all tried each other’s food but my favourite was the curry rojo. I love the mix of chili with coconut milk. We enjoyed it all with two bottles of cava, the spanish champagne. Bradley then treated us to a two-course dessert: mango lassi followed by chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream & fried bananas.

Wushu continues to be a great deal. Amazing service, fresh & well-prepared meals, nice ambiance. We had two appetizers, four main courses with extra rice, two bottles of cava, coffees for 74 euros. Great meal.

November 8, 2006 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

Moleskine City Notebooks

Today I bought the Paris, Lisbon & Barcelona editions of the Moleskine City Notebooks. I first heard about them last year and had been eagerly waiting their release. They are basically the travel guidebook that you write yourself – you can see what I mean here. I have already started copying some of my Paris info into the new Moleskine and collecting Lisbon info for our trip in december. Can’t wait!!

Moleskine

After we bought the moleskines, we stopped at a few camera shops – Alan is researching which camera DSLR to buy – and I got myself a new lens for my film camera. It’s a 50mm 1.4f autofocus lens, a great lens  with which to learn photography and a rare find these days. I got it for a good price at Casanova on C/ Pelai, an amazing photo store.

Camera lens

We then proceeded to Wushu for another amazing meal and a nice chat with Paula and Bradley. We started with a salmon tataki and I then had their house pad thai (amazing glass noodles with sepia) and Alan had the yakisoba with ternera. We finished it off with some great brownies and chocolate ice cream. Life is good…

October 21, 2006 at 9:01 pm 3 comments

Some restaurants off the beaten path in Barcelona

If there’s one thing you need to know about me, is that I am a foodie. Food is very important to me and it is usually what I remember most about any trip or place. While I was determined to enjoy Spanish and Catalan food – and I do! – I was surprised to discover many amazing ethnic restaurants in Barcelona. Some of my current favourites are:

If you want to try something different and a little bit off the beaten path, here are some of my current favourites in Barcelona:

In the Born:
WushuC/ Colomines 2 (right behind mercat Sta Caterina)
Kitchen open from 12 am- 12 pm; closed mondays.
Tel. 933 107 313

Now moved to Avda. Marqués d’Argentera 1, metro Barceloneta, near Estacio de Franca (Jan, 2008)

It’s the new kid on the block. It’s been open for about 3 weeks and it already has a following. It serves asian food, the menu is short and everything is super fresh. Last time we went we had spring rolls with duck meat, organic chicken laksa with vermicelli noodles (dish from Mongolia) and my husband had Tuna steak with eggplant and miso sauce (Japan). The chef is Australian and quite original. Starters are 4.90; mains 8.90 and desserts 3-4.50. Service is superb.

Update: The laksa is now served with Jasmine rice and they also have some amazing curry dishes. If you like salmon and they happen to have that as the special of the day, don’t hesitate. It melts in your mouth. We go at least once a week.
Cardamon – C/ Carders 31
Indian curries & also some Catalan dishes. I always go there for the curry – they have the usual ones (chicken, lamb, etc) but they also have tiburon (shark!) and it’s amazing!! A small curry is about 6-7 euros, a large one goes for about 11 euros.

In Gracia/Eixample

Kibuka – C/ Goya, 9 (near plaça Rius i Taulet, which is also worth a visit for some tapas and just hanging out in a nice terrasse)
For sushi and some basic Japanese with a Brazilian flair. Ultra fresh, very nice. It opens at 8:30 pm and they don’t take reservations. By 9, it’s packed and there’s a line up. Prices are really good – I don’t think we ever spent more than 15-16 euros/person for lots of sushi, tempura and drinks.

For a nicer meal out, try:
Me
C/ Paris, 162 (near Muntaner)
Fusion of saigon, new orleans and barcelona
If I remember correctly the mains were around 10-17 euros. Book ahead at 934.194.933.
The service can be spotty – some of my friends complained – but everybody agrees that the chef is just a genius. Really amazing food. The sushi appetizer is the best.

September 11, 2006 at 10:26 pm 6 comments


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