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Review: Ziva, Mallorca 

Hello everyone, 

Hope you’re having a great summer (if it’s summer wherever you are in the world!). I recently went to Mallorca in Spain so today’s post is a short review of a health food cafe/takeaway shop I found. 

I went to the one in Santa Catalina and the one in Calle Protectora (both in the capital, Palma). Check out their website here for more info. 

At the Santa Catalina branch, below, we ordered 2 smoothies: a blueberry burst (the purple one) and a strawberry delight (the pink one). So so so delicious. Both smoothies were amazing and I chose to add a scoop of Sunwarrior protein to mine (the strawberry) because it didn’t have any already in the ingredients. Delcious! I would highly recommend! 

I also got a kombucha to try as I’m trying to eat more fermented foods. The kombucha isn’t made by them, it’s from a Spanish brand I’d never heard of but it was really delicious – I don’t usually like ‘health drinks’ but this was seriously good! Here’s a link to the kombucha brand’s website www.kombucheria.com  

The apple and cinnamon granola we got to eat at home with yoghurt, but you can get it with almond milk to eat there, which is nice. It was really tasty, crunchy from the buckwheat and sweet from the dried apples but not overly sweet like some ‘healthy’ granolas often are. 


The above picture is at the Calle Protectira where we got a blueberry blast and the dish of the day – courgette noodles with veggies in a Thai curry sauce (made with coconut milk). It was average, I didn’t eat it all and I wouldn’t buy it again but I don’t usually enjoy raw food dishes (apart from salads) so I wasn’t surprised. 

The atmosphere in both Zivas is comfy, warm and welcoming although I didn’t enjoy in the Calle Protectora branch that it is mixed with an estate agents and furniture store all in one shop (weird)! However, that branch does have the peaceful courtyard, lovely to sit in the sunshine (or shade!) and sip away at your smoothie! 

Staff were helpful and informative, service was quick but I would say price is quite expensive for what it actually is, however that wouldn’t stop me buying there again! 
Taste: 8/10

Presentation: n/a

Service: 8/10

Atmosphere: 9/10

Location: 7/10

Price: 4/10

Menu: 8/10 

WOULD I GO BACK? Yes. 
What’s your favourite smoothie? Leave a comment and let me know! 

H x

Review: Tahini Mallorca

Hey everyone,

Hope you are all doing well! Today I’m reviewing the restaurant Tahini in Puerto Portals in Mallorca. It was my first proper Asian/Japanese restaurant experience and I have to say it really impressed me!

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When I was younger I swore I would never eat fish (apart from fish fingers because… well fish fingers are great). The smell of it used to really put me off, but now I know that was only the smell of smoked salmon and tinned tuna and my life has changed ever since! I have recently started enjoying fish in all forms, fish and chips, grilled, baked, in fish cakes, you name it! I didn’t think I was ready for raw fish yet, but wanted to try Tahini as my parents thought I would like it, so we went! I know, sushi isn’t necessarily raw fish, as sushi actually means the sticky rice that holds it together (you learn something new every day!) but I was still not expecting to love Japanese food or sushi because of the strong flavours that I thought would overwhelm a foodbie (foodie newbie – I just made that up so now it’s a thing) like me. Anyway, enough rambling and on to the food!!

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To start, we ordered the Veggie Sushi, Edamame, Miso soup with Foie Gras and Truffle, California rolls and the VEAL AND VEGETABLE ROLL WITH TRUFFLE AROMA. Yes, you read that right and yes it was as good as you are imagining. The Veggie sushi was not my favourite but I think thats because it had quite a lot of either miso or soy on it, so I much preferred the avocado rolls which came on the side of the Veggie sushi. The California rolls were awesome, as always. Unfortunately, there is no picture of the star of the show, the Veal rolls, as I scarfed them down too quick to even contemplate taking a picture!

image1-11For our mains, my dad and I got the Halibut with saikyo miso, which comes with green beans and a carrot puree that I literally licked off the plate (no joke). The halibut was cooked perfectly, all soft and flaky and had a lovely but not overpowering flavour. My brother got the Teppinyaki Tahini style – a steak, of course! He also had the Fried rice as a side. My mum went for the Tahini noodles with king prawns and chicken and she said it was really tasty (I can vouch, as I may have had a forkful…or four… but it was purely for the review!)

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We requested a seat in one of the ‘boxes’ outside. Each box houses about four tables, with a fireplace for the winter and glass walls so you can see the Japanese inspired decor of the gardens around you. You would honestly not know you were in a famous Port in Spain! Service was very good, they were very happy to bring me a knife and fork and recommended the amount of things we would need as well as what we might like. Overall, very impressed! They also do takeaway (but you cant get the veal rolls to take away – which is kind of good because if you could, I would end up looking like a veal roll!)

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Taste: 9/10
Presentation: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Location: 9/10
Price: 7/10
Menu: 7/10

Whats your favourite Japanese restaurant? Whats your favourite sushi? Have you ever had sushi with meat instead of fish? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

Thanks for reading,

Harrie x