Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Paddington Pub, Oxford St

Fish & Chips
Pub Food Service Counter

Sunnys BBQ Hurstville

Quick and cheap feeds during happy hour at Sunnys Bbq in Hurstville

Happy Hour Menu
Roast Duck in Rice Noodle Soup w/ Iced Lemon Tea $8.30
Stir Fried Beef & Rice Noodle w/ Iced Lemon Tea $9.30
You get a choose of dishes and each comes with a drink (add $0.50 for cold drinks)

At under $10 for a made to order cooked dish with a drink? Yes please!

Home: Beef Kebabs & Spag Meatballs

Time for some comfort food at home

What better comfort food is there than spaghetti meatballs?

Home Made Meatballs
Spag Meatballs
Beef Kebabs w/ Zucchini & Green Capsicums
Uncooked Beef Kebabs & Woolworths Caesar Salad
Beef Kebabs & Caesar Salad Meal All Ready To Eat

Lord of the Fries & Blackbird Cafe Darling Harbour

I saw Lord of the Fries in Melbourne and they have now come to Sydney on George St. Unfortunately there is no seating at all so I took my food to Darling Harbour.

Lord of the Fries is vegetarian friendly fast food.

I ordered the typical fast food meal: cola, fries and a burger.

Organic Cola
The Vegie Burger
Final Thoughts
- Very expensive (I think the meal came to around $15 for fast food)
- As someone who loves meat, I don't think any meat substitutes really work... ever. The vegetarian patty just doesn't do it for me
- I probably won't be going back ever but I can understand that the franchise could be a good option for vegetarians

Blackbird Cafe
Blackbird Cafe: awesome spot at Cockle Bay Wharf for drinks. Come at Happy Hour for great prices

Virgin Mojito
After a stroll through Darling Harbour on a hot day, I was very thirsty. What better way to satisfy that problem than to enjoy that super delicious looking virgin mojito!

Pizza Mario, Surry Hills

Margherita w/ Proscuitto & Wild Rocket $24
Margherita Extra: Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Tomato, Basil $25
Shot Inside The Restaurant
The pizza was great except I found the lighting very dim - it would have been good to have better lighting to admire the gorgeous pizzas some more. I suppose it would be good if you wanted some romance lighting or something.

Pizza Mario Receipt

Vaucluse House High Tea

After seeing Notquitenigella's Vaucluse House High Tea post, I have wanted to experience it for myself

Table Setting
As for most high tea experiences, bookings are essential. When we arrived, our table was already set out for us.

The Garden
Three Tiers
Savoury & Sweet Tiers
Savoury tier:
- Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Fingers
- Creamy Chicken & Tarragon Pillows
- Gala Pork Pies

Sweet Tier
Sweet tier:
- Victoria Sponge w/ Strawberries
- Battenberg Cake
- Chocolate & Vanilla Meringue
- Lemon Curd Tart
- Tearooms' Scones w/ Rosella Jam & Clotted Cream

Best Scones Ever!
- Glass of Sparkling Wine
- Fine Chamellia Organic Teas: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Chai, Chamomile, Gunpowder Green Tea, Peppermint, Lemon Grass
- Freshly Brewed Coffee

English Breakfast Tea
Victoria Sponge w/ Strawberries
Batternberg Cake
Price: $45 per person

Vaucluse House Tearooms

About Life Cafe Bondi Junction

Marketed as organic, healthy, nutritious, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and natural

There is a cafe as well as a large supermarket available at the Bondi Junction Store

About Life Flat White
About Life claims its coffee and milk are both organic.

My Verdict: taste is very mediocre.

Give me Triple Pick Coffee any day of the week for the best coffee in Bondi Junction

Salmon & Kale Salad
The salmon wasn't bad but I found the serving size rather small.

Now as for the kale salad, I felt like I dove into a patch of grass and started munching on the ground. I have a big appetite and most servings of food put before me I can easily polish off. I tried so very hard to eat this kale salad and found it insanely difficult. It was so... grassy and fresh and I couldn't help but feel I was eating a garden bed.

The general conclusion I've come to is super healthy food more often than not will simply not taste as good as something super naughty, like fried chicken!

Rhodes Shopping Centre Japanese Restaurant

Our party actually headed straight to the yum cha restaurant however the line was insane (I think they told us an hour wait) so we decided just to wander around the food court and look for other options.

We came across this Japanese restaurant and settled.

Sashimi Platter: Salmon, Kingfish, Tuna, Prawn, Oysters, Scallops
Shot of the Restaurant
Beer! Yay
Agedashi Tofu & Sashimi Platter
Salmon Avocado Inside Out Roll w/ Salmon Roe
Katsu Bento
Overall it wasn't bad but expensive for a food court meal

Home: Steaducken

Turducken: Chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.

I think that says it all. I am not sure how you could get much better than that really. It really is heaven on a plate.

There is also gooducken (inside a goose)

I believe this all originated from the largest meal in the world where everything is stuffed in a camel!

Anyway, this post is some simple home cooking of steak, duck breast and chicken (unfortunately not stuffed in one another)

Rib Eye Steak

Rib Eye Steak
Rib Eye Steak: My favourite cut cooked medium rare

Luv-a-Duck Duck Breast
Duck Breast 2
Duck Breast 3

Pan Fried Chicken w/ Zucchini & Sweet Potato

Home: Chicken Fajitas

I was craving Mexican food and decided to follow Jamie Oliver's Corn Salsa Recipe (minus the chilli)

- 4 corn on the cob
- 1/2 bunch of fresh coriander
- 4 spring onions
- 3 ripe tomatoes
- salt
- 2 limes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Salsa Mixed
Grilled Chicken & Corn Salsa Fajita
Chicken Corn Salsa Fajita 2