Hofbrauhaus

12 06 2011
Hofbrauhaus Platter

Hofbrahaus Platter

German Food is best on a cold night.
This is the Hofbrauhaus Platter. @ A$42.90 per person certainly not cheap but very delightful.
Comes with : chicken Schnitzels, Pork knuckle, Pork Belly, Meat Loaf, Sausages, Dumplings, saurkraut (red and yelllow), mash, gravy and side salad.

The local Melbourne Hobrahaus is well worth a visit with their excellent ambience and wide selection of German Beer. Note that their 1L mugs are A$23.00 a pop!





Salad day

22 04 2011

In case you didn’t know already, I convinced myself to start the Dukan Diet. You can track my progress here.

So today was the day I started my ‘cruise phase’ and after 4 days of ‘attack’ and NO vegetables, I had a salad feast!
Preparing a Lebanese Tabboudeh and a nice Mediterranean inspired calamari salad.

Tabboudeh

Tabboudeh


Calamari Salad

Calamari Salad





Nasi Lemak

11 04 2011

Nasi Lemak

The craving for home cooked got to me and so this resulted.
Nasi Lemak – Well loved by so many people from Singapore and Malaysia for its simplicity and taste. Looking at the plate starting with (clockwise) Sayur Ludeh (11 o’clock position), fried egg, sambal onions on spam, cucumber slices, fried anchovies and peanuts on pandan coconut rice.





Mac and Cheese

2 04 2011

Mac and CheeseMac and Cheese

so after watching an old episode of Bones where my present muse (Emily Deschanel) prepares Sealey Booth a home cooked Mac and Cheese, I decide to try my hand at making the dish.
I used Panchetta, Bacon bits, Leek and a four cheese blend of Mozarella, Cheddar, Gruyere and Tasty.





Double Down

30 03 2011

KFC Double Down

KFC Double Down


So this monstrosity of a burger is in Australia for a month. I just had to try it. I’m sure all of you have read all the health warnings about it so I won’t attempt to describe it.

The thing to note in the picture is the natural sunlight and the time on my watch.





Pizza

14 06 2010

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile.  The older camera bought it and we only recently replaced it with a Canon S90.

So we’ve been making our own pizza.  It’s surprisingly easy to make a pizza dough.  Just takes time.  The one above has a homemade dough base, mozarella, chilli salami, boccocini and basil.  Straightforward and an excellent meal for a cold winter’s evening.





Tau Suan

10 05 2010

Tau suan is a sweet Chinese dessert made of split mung beans which provides a comforting warm treat for this time of the year where the weather is turning cooler.  It’s really easy to make and can be eaten at any time of the day.

Here’s the ingredients we used (enough to serve 5-6 people):

1. Mung Beans 250g

2. Water Chestnut Flour 30g

3. Sweet Potato Flour 20g

4. Pandan (Screwpine) Leaves 4-5 bundles

5. Brown Raw sugar 500g

6. Crullers (You Tiao) 2 sticks

7. Water 1.5L

After soaking the mung beans for about 15 mins (fancy them softer soak them), pan fry them dry adding some sugar to caramelise them. Boil the pandan leaves in the water till the water is fragrant. Done?Remove the pandan leaves before adding in the mung beans before stirring in the water chestnut and sweet potato flour into the mix before adding the remainder of the sugar into the mix. Serve with some slices of crullers.

Absolute heaven in a bowl… .