Cafe Lunch With A Friend (Common Man Coffee Roasters)

この時期に会うお友達は夏休みを挟んでいるので大抵久しぶりですが、今日も久しぶりにお目にかかるお友達とランチをご一緒しました。多分、数ヶ月ぶり。行くつもりだった新しいインド料理のお店に予約を入れたつもりが(あとで考えたら、そういえばフォームに時間を書くところがなかったかも)昨日になって「夜しかオープンしてないんです」と連絡があり、急遽、予約の必要がないカフェに変更。長く行っていなかった Common Man Coffee Roasters に行ってみました。

I had lunch with a friend today at a cafe “Common Man Coffee Roasters”.  She was away for the summer holiday for a couple of months so I hadn’t seen her for a few months and it was lovely to catch up with her.

お友達は、Turkish Breakfast (トルコ風朝食)をオーダーされました。卵に多分春雨のようなものを巻きつけて揚げたもの、フムス、きゅうり、トマト、ジャガイモ、オリーブなど。美味しかったそうですが味が濃いめで、春雨のようなものはとても甘いとおっしゃっていました。

My friend had “Turkish Breakfast”.  It came with an egg wrapped with something like vermicelli and deep fried, hummus, cucumber, tomato, potato, olive and some pita bread.  She said it was tasty but on the salty side and the fried vermichelli-looking thing was too sweet for her.

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わたしは、蕎麦のサラダにチリチキン追加、にしてみました。チキンは少しぱさぱさしていたのと味が全体にやや薄めでしたが、結構美味しかったです。お蕎麦の量は少なくて3分の2くらいがお野菜な感じ。お野菜は、グリーンパパイヤ、アスパラガス、人参、パプリカ、生のチリ。他にアーモンドやひまわりの種?などナッツ類も入っていて香ばしさも。もう少しハーブが色々入って入れば、もっと好みです。美味しかったので、真似て作ってみようと思います。

I had Soba noode salad with chilli chicken.  Chicken was quite dry and the seasoning was on the light side, but it was quite tasty.  It didn’t have as much soba as I expected, I think more than 2/3 was vegetables – green papaya, asparagus, carrot, pepper, fresh chilli.  It also had some toasted nuts like almonds and, I think, sun flower seeds.  It would have been even more to my liking if it had herbs added but I did enjoy it.  I think I’ll try to recreate something similar (with the herbs) at home one day.

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この後、紅茶をそれぞれにいただきましたが、お茶もたっぷりだったのでシェアーでもよかったね、と後になって思いました。1人39ドルほどでした。このカフェ、椅子が硬いのが難点。お尻が痛くなりました(笑)。ここ数年おしゃれなカフェがたくさん出来ていますが、トライしてもまた行こうと思わないところが多く、ここは割合美味しい方ではないかと思っています。とはいえ、前回行ったのは多分2、3年前だと思いますが。。。人気なので、12時は着くように行くのがオススメ。

We had tea each but there was a lot of tea per person so we probably could have shared one easily.  The bill was about S$39 per person.  It’s a nice cafe but their chairs are very hard and we both had sore bottoms.  There have been so many lovely new cafes in the last few years but there aren’t many that I would go back after the first try, this one is one of those that I do go back to because I think their food is in general quite good.  Having said that, I think it’s been 2 or 3 years since I was there last.  It’s still very popular so better to be there before 12.00 for lunch to get a seat.

 

Common Man Coffee Roasters
22 Martin Road 01-00
Singapore 239058

Tel: +65 6836 4695

 

 

 

 

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