Snag Stand

if you havent heard already, haute dogs are the new burgers in town. thanks to Snag Stand (not too mention its convinient location in the corner of one of the most crowded hub in Melbourne CBD)

we decided to go a quick bite and tried the wagyu beef

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And the American Classic

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The portion was more than enough to keep us filled for a really long time too!

Tips:
– do try the Chili Dog with extra jalapeno if you love spicy food (warning: NOT for the faint hearted!)
– the chips!! it is heavenly. and all the more delicious if you dip ’em in one of the available sauces

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Happy Holidays!

it is indeed the overeating/overindulging season! my favourite time of the year where i truly believe form the bottom of my tummy that calories do not count on holidays ;)

home made ice grass jelly & young coconut

pork kailan on rice (Zab Thai)

steamed pork (Joomak)

spanish doughnut (Mocha Jo’s)

melon soju (Joomak)

some highlights of my overeating/overindulging delicacies this holiday season :) hope everyone had a wonderful break and wishing everyone a fulfilling and awesome year ahead.

xoxo

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Travelling Tummy : St Catherine & Israel

continuing on my travel in Israel and surroundings, we went to the little town called St Katrin (at the foot of Mt Sinai) and spent only one night there. but on the way, made a pit stop in Mara (known for the bitter well in the time of Moses) – and eventhough it was scorching hot (well, it WAS in the desert…) didnt stop the people there from cooking good food! this set truly reminded me of Indonesian cooking of coconut rice with fried chicken.

oh, i have to say this – these are probably the best fried potatoes i’ve ever tasted! sooo tasty! it was not oily and not too salty. just perfect!

in st katrin, we stayed in one out of the only two hotels there. as i mentioned before, the food was pretty decent. obviously Egyptians have a keen sense towards spices and flavours which i believe make the ‘plain’ dishes more interesting

i have to admit that it does look like plain rice and some bits of chicken, but the lighter-colored rice (mix with shredded carrots) is actually ‘salad’ – it had quite the vinegar-y and refreshing taste.

after st katrin, we got on our way to Israel, and we made a pit stop at this small Chinese-Korean restaurant in Nuweiba, it’s called Han Kang Restaurant. apparently the restaurant is quite famous around the area – even advised by TripAdvisor too!

and finally, arriving in Jerusalem that night! got treated with lots of food due to the holidays season at the time… nomnomnommm~

and of course, gotta love the exotic fruits and tasty desserts provided too :)

 

Sydney Megapost #1

only 365 days ago i started to blog about food. partially thanks to the juggernaut that was, and is, Masterchef, i started to see food as a ‘way of life’ – you are indeed what you eat! and here we are a mere 100 something posts later, i’ve made new friends, i’ve got people recommending wonderful restaurants and cafes, i’ve found a new appreciation for food (and i’ve gained couple of kilos too!) – all thanks to this blog!

so THANKYOU for everyone who has been reading this little space of mine. it has been a wonderful 365 days and fingers crossed, more days (and delicious posts!) to come! *clink!!*

SO! let’s get on to some goodness shall we?!

a group of friends and i went to Sydney a few weeks back. it wasnt a culinary trip per se but upon editing the pictures, i realized HOW MUCH we ate during that 5days trip! the ones i’ve edited are only half of what i actually tasted over there – and even that, i have to divide it into 2 posts!

first up, Mother’s Crepe in World Square – i initially heard about this Japanese pastry goodness from Chocolatesuze and came across it by accident on this trip! we decided to try it out before heading to an anticipated (and carnivorous) lunch at Hurricane- so much for making enough space :(

my friend bought the banana custard (?) and i got myself a salmon-cream cheese crepe (as you can see in the peek-ture). dee-licious! now i see what the fuss is about :) a friend of mine also decided to make a quick trip back here before heading off to the airport for our flight home- that’s how good it was!

then we head off to Darling Harbour and got ourselves some delicious-finger lickinly good ribs. i love ribs. so i might be biased when i say that THESE ARE THE BEST RIBS I’VE EVER TRIED IN AUSTRALIA!! notice how there’s only 1 picture documented of these babies?! we just cant wait to dig in! (note : some explicit comments were made when i told my friends not to touch the ribs before i take picture of it…)
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later that night, we got to try Pancakes on The Rocks too! from the usually Pancake Parlour pancakes i’m used to, these pancakes are fluffier eventhough not necessarily yummier. food are always best enjoyed amongst friends, agreed?! :)

i tried the mexican crepes and it was, well, mexican. onions, capsicum and tomatoes. was good. tummy was pleased. and my friend tried the caesar salad, and she said “well, it’s caesar salad” so we decided to share the blueberry pancakes afterwards…


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and speaking of desserts, we stumbled upon this place eloquently described as ‘traditional Taiwanese dessert’ or we refer to it as ‘that asian dessert place’ (real name is Meet Fresh)  – perfectly located in the middle of Chinatown and everytime we walked past it, it was never empty of people! well, you be the judge :)

it is kinda hard to tell what’s what- yam balls, boiled nuts, boiled red beans, other unspecified types of nuts and beans, and the ‘liquid’ underneath is actually grass jelly and you mixed them all together, enjoy and the forget about the rest of the world! so the legend goes that this dessert (reminds me of ice kachang in Singapore, only this one is heeeaaaps better!!) is very famous in Taiwan and made by a grandma up in the mountains (well, that’s what my friend told me) – well either way, it’s a darn good dessert.
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this is the end of part 1 :) watch this space tomorrow for more delicious story of a very happy (and blessed) tummy!

 

Sydney Megapost #2 is served! :)

Indonesia : Senayan Express

found this kiosk in one of the biggest malls in Jakarta. i heard Senayan Express is famous for their sate (‘satay’) this was a quick lunch before we head out to Kota Tua :)

sate senayan

honestly, nothing beats the authenticity of Indonesian sate for me. every place has their own uniqueness and distinct flavor including this one! i really enjoyed the taste (i chose to have the chicken sate that day. a very good choice i must say :p )

nasi campur

i also tried the ‘nasi campur’ which literally translate into ‘mixed rice’ – well, it is a sort of rice with various side dishes, the very delicious side dishes mind you! :p

it was a quick but very delicious lunch at Grand Indonesia mall! if you happen to stop by, do give Senayan Express a try :)