Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle

I couldn’t always get this at every Din Tai Fung but glad they have it here in North Sydney. My portion looked so few or maybe I was just so hungry, I devoured it in a few minutes. Goodbye yummy noodles but my tummy is happy to have you!

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle from Din Tai Fung Greenwood Plaza

Seared Salmon Sushi

This sushi is so delicious! It melts in my mouth! I always order it with my favourite ramen, and they just complement each other. I’ll have this anytime!

Seared Salmon Sushi from Ippudo

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

This got to be my favourite Malaysian dish, the hearty nasi lemak with beef rendang. I love it especially during winter time. After working and walking in the cold, this kind of food warms me up. It always leave me full and satisfied. Simply good food!

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

Strawberry Watermelon Cake

I was always curious to try this pretty cake but never really had time until today when I saw that the cafe was not overly crowded. Strawberry layer, checked. Watermelon layer, checked. Delicious rose-scented cream, checked. Plus some rose petals on top, checked. All together, they melted nicely in my mouth!

Strawberry watermelon cake!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Waffle Goodie

On our roadtrip to Wollongong, we wanted coffee and something upon arrival. I mean something small as we didn't want to be too full for dinner. I saw waffle on the menu and ordered it to be shared among us three. To my surprise, a giant waffle with ice cream on top was delivered to our table. Gasp! And it was really delicious!

Giant waflle with strawberry and banana slices, and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream on top!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Chicken Balls

Fuel up with some chicken balls! They were soft and juicy and delicious! So perfect for a quick dinner. I’ll tryto make them at home but making them juicy and not dry is a big challenge!

Chicken Ball Skewers!

Thai Food Cravings 

Spring rolls, lamb curry, fried chicken, roti, fish soup, rice and fresh coconut juice! All soooo good! I promise I’ll have them all again soon!

Thai feast at Thai Foon!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Topf Kuchen

What to do with old Easter chocolate eggs from last year? Yes, put them in the cake!  This traditional German cake, Topf kuchen (ring cake but translates literally as pot cake) was an excellent companion to coffee. Sooo good!

Moist Topf Kuchen

Wagyu Steak for Easter

I’ve been craving for steak the past couple of weeks and since I was trying to avoid some food during the holy week, I kind of saved this up for Easter Sunday. And what a Sunday dinner it was! Delicious!

Steak at Wild Sage

Friday, March 9, 2018

Savoury Crepe for Lunch

First time to try savoury crepe and it was so good. I had mine with egg, ham and cheese, very delicious! I was surprised how filling it was, just enough for my lunch.

Nutella or with ham and cheese?

Freshest Mangoes

There’s nothing that can beat these mangoes when it comes to freshness. They look so sour but love them with spicy vinegar and salt. Makes everyone drool :). These were mangoes from the neighbors, just hanging there, very tempting.

Green mangoes at our neighbour!

Sticky Rice Ice Cream

First time to try sticky rice ice cream and it was really good! I love sticky rice as it is and having it as an ice cream flavour is a very welcomed idea. Will definitely have it again soon. Adds to my favourite!

Sticky rice ice cream

Sweet Potato Chips

There are times when I like mixing salty and sweet so for that one afternoon coffee break, I opted for my regular hot chocolate and yes, sweet potato chips with sour cream! My craving was solved!

Crunchy sweet potato chips!

The Bunny Pizza

This was my son’s pizza, a very cute pizza bunny! Unfortunately, he was missing his regular round Margherita pizza which has more sauce than the bunny so we had to order another one. I volunteered to eat the ears which were from really good dough.

The bunny pizza!

Hairy Ice cream

Not the ewww-kind of hairy but yummy! This was the ice cream dessert that came with my son’s meal. It was so cute, he didn’t want to touch it :). I just love the creativity in putting a hair-looking cream on the side. Sooo cute!

Cute vanilla ice cream for my son.

Pork Belly

Because it was Australia Day, I opted for something a bit fancy and filling (as I was already starving at that time). My choice of pork belly with mashed potato with truffle oil was delectable! Paired it with a cold berry-passionfruit mocktail, just perfect!

Delicious pork belly!

Hotpot and Barbeque

On my birthday, I opted for a meaty, warm and of course delicious dinner and this was the outcome. A hotpot - barbeque experience! It was fun being in a restaurant, cooking for ourselves. We did good for our first time (at least no burnt meat). It was an awesome choice!

Hotpot and pork bbq

Homemade American Pancake

These are an all-time favourite. The boys love them so I make them yummy pancakes on a regular basis. Soft but not overly fluffy disks and always perfect with butter and some drizzle of maple syrup! Yum!!!

Homemade American pancakes!

Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake 

I’m liking Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecakes! They’re super soft and fluffy unlike the western counterpart. Uncle Tetsu’s is a popular Japanese cheesecake chain which just invaded Sydney. Give it a try. it might be to your liking.

Uncle Tetsu's fluffy cheesecakes!

Homemade Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Second try to make these yummy cookies. Although they didn’t turn out to be how I like them, they’re still  quite good and they were an instant hit with boys. So all good then. Will be making some more next time!

chocolate crinkle cookies

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Churros Break

Another favourite is the crunchy churros at San Churros Chocolateria. These churros are deep fried and best smothered in melted chocolate! Perfect with coffee or for me dark hot chocolate.

Churros at Chocolateria San Churro

Be Good

Chocolate and coffee break at Chocolateria San Churro is not complete without the complimentary chocolate. And since it’s Christmas time, we got this cute message... Be good or I will text Santa!  No worries, just goodies, no baddies here.

Hot Chocolate at Chocolateria San Churro

Fried Barramundi 

We were at Kreta Ayer in Chatswood and I was starving I ordered a whole fried Barramundi! It was really yummy! Properly fried and served with sauteed onion and okra on top and it also came with hot and spicy cooked shrimp paste. The combination was just awesome, so good!

Fried Whole Barramundi, Kreta Ayer, Chatswood

Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake 

I saw a video that featured Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake and I thought I will give it a try. It’s different from the usual as it is fluffy. Never tried a fluffy one before until this one and loved it. It’s best chilled!

Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake, George St, Sydney

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Afternoon Tea

After my doctor appointment, I had an ample time for an afternoon tea before picking up my son my school. I opted for a slice of carrot cake which is so yummy; soft, moist and not overly sweet. Paired it with my usual cup of hot chocolate, it was perfect! This makes my wait very relaxing.

Carrot cake and hot chocolate, The Library Cafe, North Sydney

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birthday Cake

It was my son's 6th birthday so when we got home from the Gold Coast, I made him a yummy birthday cake. It was a double-layer super moist vanilla cake decorated with buttercream icing and rainbow sprinkles. Delicious cake, at least according to my boys :).

Homemade Vanilla Birthday Cake with Buttercream Icing

Chinese Food for Dinner

After trying the Greek restaurant, we wanted something Asian the following night so we headed to the Dragon Cove Chinese resto at the Marine Village which just really a few walks from our hotel. Food was also great! We had fried noddles and crispy chicken for our main and we had these (in photo) filling and delicious appetizers: spring rolls, pork dumplings and the best wonton soup I ever had!

Appetizers at the Dragon Cove Restaurant, Hope Island, Gold Coast

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Candy Shop At Dreamworld

When my son saw the candy shop at Dreamworld, he couldn't help but run inside. I could understand the excitement! It was a candy and chocolate world! So colourful, sweet-smelling and delightful! It was hard which one to pick!

Candy Shop at Dreamworld, Gold Coast

Yummy Pizza at Dreamworld

I didn't expect great food at a theme park so it was a big surpise. These pizzas were so good! Not salty at all and the yummy mozarella cheese was extra stretchy. I wish I had tabasco sauce with me but even without my tabasco, I almost ate my entire share :).

Pizza at Dreamworld, the Gold Coast

Greek Food Gold Coast

I miss Greek food a lot! I haven't had it since we came to Australia so I was excited to know that there was a good Greek restaurant near our hotel in the Gold Coast. Glad we made it that night, an awesome Greek dinner with calamaris and souvlaki, complete with garlic bread, feta cheeses and salad. We were so full but still managed to squeezed in creme caramel for dessert!

Greek food, George's Paragon, the Gold Coast