Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Noodle and Bun Lunch

Went back to Din Tai Fung, Chatswood this time, as a super hungry customer (as you can see my order). I had my favourite Kung Pao chicken noodle again and this time with pork bun and a refreshing watermelon juice. What a filling lunch it was!

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle by Din Tai Fung with Pork Bun

Moist Vanilla Cupcake

Baked these yummy moist vanilla cupcakes for my boys who were coming back from the holiday. They are always a delightful snack and even very easy to make. Just a couple of whiz whiz and they’re done!

Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

Giant Hershey Bar

I was alone and I needed some consolation. I found myself munching through this giant chocolate bar by Hershey. Yes, I could easily do that with this one as it wasn’t too sweet like the others. Good thing is it was just a one off!

Giant Hershey Bar

Crunchy Squid Rings

Sometimes I crave something slightly salty and this lunch ticks the box. The squid rings are crunchy and perfect with the plain steam rice. It comes with some green beans, boiled egg and pickles which make it a good combo.

Crunchy Squid Rings

Teriyaki Salmon by Yayoi

One of my loved teishoku from Yayoi is this delicious teriyaki salmon and it comes with its regular set of pickles, rice, soup and some greens. It’s definitely a meal of satisfaction!

Teriyaki Salmon Teishoku by Yayoi

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