I’ve been obsessed of lemon lately. From cooking, detox to skin care, lemon is my new favourite so I always make sure I have plenty of lemon at home. Today, at the supermarket, I discovered a weird-looking one and it’s called a squid lemon most probably because of its shape. I was worried I couldn’t get all the juicy goodness out of it so I stick to the normal one :-).
Friday, February 22, 2019
It was our first time to try a charcuterie board. We wanted a small dinner and thought a charcuterie board was perfect. Just some nibbles really. We still ended up filling up our tummies though. Looked delicious! Cheese was great but just one slice unfortunately, could have been more.
|Charcuterie by Opera Kitchen|
The last time we were in Fiji, the resort didn't have cassava fries in their menu yet. It was new and we were eager to try them. Glad we did because they were really so good! They were more filling than potato fries and lease greasy too. Just perfect combination with our grilled reef fish!
|Cassava fries in Fiji|
When it comes to food, what I really enjoyed most during our recent Fiji holiday was my lunch of grilled local reef fish. It came with some greens and colourful Fijian lime and orange fillet, sweet papaya and avocado. It was always sooo good! So good that I had it for lunch for a couple of days!
|Grilled local reef fish, Shangri La Fiji|
What beats the heat in the tropics other than diving into the cool water? Of course the cold drinks! Pick what you want but my favourite was the cold guava drink I always had with my fish. The taste of the tropics indeed!
|Cooling Guava Juice, Fiji|
For my hubby, a continental breakfast in a tropical place is still nice although not necessary. I must admit his choice of croissant and crackers with cheese looked mouth-watering as well. Having several choices in food during a holiday is a holiday itself!
|Continental breakfast, Shangri La Fiji|
My breakfast wasn't complete without this delight: a plate of Fijian local fruits! So sweet, juicy and above all, nutritious! I specially love the distinctive taste of their papaya and their very satisfying pineapple that even the hard part in the middle is edible!
What's better than ending the day by confusing yourself which dessert to eat? Or maybe let's leave out the confusing part and just try them all! A much better option I guess. My Fijian escape was never complete without ending the day with lots of dessert. Yum!
|Dessert options at Shangri La Fiji|
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
It was from last Christmas but looking at them, the buttery taste still lingers. These cookies are my hubby's grandma's recipe. Very delicious, melt in your mouth and of course special as the secret recipe just got handed down to us.
|Yummy Christmas cookies!|
I thought wow we deserved this feast after beating ourselves up with endless walking tours in Sydney's crowded and touristy place. We did Darling Harbour that day showing our visitor the place and finally treated ourselves to a sumptuous Korean BBQ dinner. It looked and tasted so delicious!
|Korean BBQ at Kogi, Market City|
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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|
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|
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|
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|
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
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|
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|
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
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
Friday, April 6, 2018
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|
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
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!|
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|
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!|
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!|
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.|