Embassy East, where it’s never “just a meal”
Since I moved back to London, this was my first “real” weekend in the city and I was very eager to discover somewhere new and, preferably, with someone new.
So, where? That was easily answered. Since I had Embassy East on the top on my list for a while, here is the opportunity.
My friends, Kimm and Kenneth, and I got there around noon and the cafe was full (plus, it was a holiday and raining…). However, we still managed to get a table at the back of the coffeeshop. When we checked out the menu, there were so many dishes we wanted to try. We had a hard time choosing but here were our orders: “Eggs and Salmon”, “Eastern Eggs” and, something sweet at the end, their “French Toast” along with a flat white and black coffee.
Their eggs and salmon might sound like a classic brekky dish. However, their poached eggs were amazingly soft, accompanied with fresh smoked salmon, well toasted bread and tasty green veggies. All these were topped with seeds and wholegrain mustard! It was definitely worth having.
The eastern eggs plate also came with yummy poached eggs and nicely braised eggplants, spinach, goat cheese, tahini yoghurt with dukkah (a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices) and herbs on top. I was astonished by their mushy but crunchy bread. I can’t stop praising it because, as a food blogger, the camera eats it first (sadly). So, I usually end up having a cold toast and, sometimes, very hard to cut as well. After we took pictures, played around, had all the fun in the world, we finally had our first bite. Then we looked at each other, thinking how stunning the food was… still!
Now the French toast! It came with ripe stone fruit, vanilla mascarpone, slices of white chocolate and fruit syrup. The toast had a slight cinnamon flavor and I found it very interesting. I am usually not a fan of cinnamon, but all together with the fruit’s sweet and sour taste, vanilla smell and white chocolaaaate, perfect combo!
It’s never just a meal
That day my friend Kimm introduced me to her friend Kenneth, or Kenny, for the ones who already feel close.
“He is an INTJ, you guys will get along!” – Kimm
She was refering to his MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), which is a the most popular personality test in the world. According to Myers and Briggs, there are 16 different types of personalities. Each of them has four letters: E (extroversion) or I (interversion), S (sensing) or N (intuition), T (thinking) or F (feeling), J (judging) or P (perception).
The first time I encountered this test, I freshly graduated from my bachelor’s and was highly encouraged to learn about my MBTI in order to find out the career directions that would fit my personality best. That’s why I thought it was the main purpose of this test, but since I met Kimm, I have realized that it was a lot more than that.
She has been studying this personality test since she was 15. As she had difficulties interacting with people, learning about the MBTI test turned to be very handy. It helped her adjusting her communications skills according to one’s personality, which means that she can tell anyone’s four-letter type after exchanging with them. I think this is an extremly powerful tool, especially because we live in a place where dialogue is key and tensions arise due to misunderstanding or miscommunication.
How about you? Do you know your MBTI?
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Written by Lucia Chauvet