Thursday 26th August 2010

I didn't bring lunch today since I spent most of last night sewing my costume together when I got home from dinner.

Brie Baguette from Jean Claude Patisserie - $7

The baguette was a bit too tough/crusty for my liking. I had to chew carefully so as not to cut up the insides of my mouth. The filling was a nice combination. Creamy brie, avocado and sundried tomatoes.

I'd still rather make my own sandwiches/rolls.

Wednesday 25th August 2010

Lunch at Work
Scallop & Pancetta Spaghetti

I bought whole, fresh frozen scallops from the seafood market at Carousel on the weekend. I pried the shells open to reveal beautiful, firm pieces of scallop meat. I love scallops.

101 Collins Road, Willetton

It's been many a year since I last frequented this restaurant. Way back before they extended Roe Highway out this way. We went tonight for Jocelyn's birthday.

Singapore Style Snow Crab

with Man Tao

The crab was delicious! There's only one want to eat crab. With both hands and no apprehension about getting them dirty.

After the crab, Jocelyn ordered a few other dishes to eat with rice.

Let's just say, they were all a huge disappointment.

Boneless Chicken with Plum Sauce

For starters, we thought this would be the roasted kind of chicken with crispy skin. The sauce was too sweet. Sickly almost.

Pepper Beef

This was terrible!! There was hardly any beef in there. It was mostly slices of leek and onion. And it was very salty.

Sizzling Tofu with Pork Mince

The tofu was cut into cubes and deep fried so we all enjoyed the cripy outer layers and the gorgeously smooth insides. It's hard to go wrong with this tofu.

When ordering the crab, Jocelyn didn't realise that when ordering market priced seafood, you need to ask how much the 'market price' is and to ask for a particular sized crab. Usually you specify the weight that you want or go pick it from the aquarium and have them weight it for you so you know how much you will be paying for it.

The crab cost just over $160. Eep!

Monday 23rd August 2010

Lunch at Work
Toasted Chicken, Avocado and Cheese Sandwich

I ate my sandwich while we walked down the street to Nando's. I had a craving for hot chips.

Vince's Chicken & Chips

I had the Peri Peri Chips.

The chips satisfied my craving but they were so incredibly salty. I was dying for a drink of water when I got back to work.

Sunday 22nd August 2010

Home cooked Big Breakfast

While I was eating breakfast, I was worrying about how I was going to finish my costume for the medieval carnivale I'm going to next weekend. Mum's sewing machine jammed up on me last night - I think it's in dire need of a servicing.

Fortunately, I was able to cross the street to my Aunty's place and use her sewing machine.

Unfortunately, however, it's an old fashioned sewing machine that does not run on electricity. I spent about half an hour trying to figure out to use the foot pedal. I was squealing with delight when I finally figured it out though.

After five hours of continuous sewing, I skipped back across the street and got stuck into preparing dinner.

Beef & Pork Vietnamese Noodles

I made the soup base by boiling some water with a stalk of lemongrass, dried shrimp, star anise, pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce and a pork hock. The soup was deliciously sweet. Usually I add some chilli to make the soup spicy but I left it out this time.

Mum cut the meat off the bone from the pork hock. I love the gelatinous meat and skin. Soooo tasty!

Saturday 21st August 2010

Mushroom Soup with Sourdough

Lots of butter in my bread.

While I made my soup, Jocelyn was attempting to make cupcakes. As usual, it was quite painful to watch her making it. But at the same time, very entertaining and amusing to watch. Aesthetically, they turned out pretty well. I don't know how they tasted though. I can't imagine they'd be bad - it's very hard to go wrong with anything that's chocolate.

I spent most of the afternoon sewing together my custume for the upcoming medieval carnivale I'm going to next weekend. I'll be sure to post up photos!


We started with some longan drink that Kong brought.

Ling's Wombok Delight.

Lots of chilli.

I think I ate too much...


Ling popped some frozen roti into the sandwich press.
Look how they puff up!

I love the way they look - golden brown and inviting.

We used the roti to mop up Ling's Mum's curry.

Friday 20th August 2010

Lunch at Work
Roast Beef, sliced Pecorino & Sundried Tomato Roll

Very easy to make. I just can't justify spending almost $10 on a roll or sandwich for lunch. So much cheaper to make them yourself and you can have whatever filling you want.

Raw Beef Beef Hoon Soup

Thursday 19th August 2010

Morning Tea at Work
Herbert Adams mini Spinach & Ricotta Rolls

I need an exhaust fan above my desk to suck up all the aromas from the food I eat.