Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cob Loaf

The last time I can remember going on a picnic was in primary school. And when you leave 12 year olds in charge of bringing food, all you'll get are cakes, chocolate and chips (or Korean onion rings because we're Asian).

If anything, that experience taught me that snacks are no replacement for real food!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hakiki Ice Cream, Newtown


I've come across Turkish Ice Cream a couple of times during my holidays in Asia, where the bright ice cream stand stood out like a sore thumb alongside endless numbers of Asian snack vendors. Although it would be the last place you'd expect to find Turkish Ice Cream, it always seems to draw quite a crowd with their fun tricks.

Having never tried it myself, I was excited when a Hakiki Ice Cream popped up last year in Enmore- although minus the crowd drawing show.

Turkish Coffee ($3)

It's a nice little ice cream bar, with a delectable selection of sweet pastries in addition to the ice cream which we'd love to try, but ice-cream is what we're really here for. There's about 12 different flavours on display, but decision making is hard with many unique flavours (like melon and feta) as well as some of the usual favourites.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Travel | Japan, Osaka: Kamukura Ramen and Kuromon Ichiba Markets


We wish we had spent a little more time in Osaka, as we found there was not only lots to do, but so much good food that we wanted to try!

Kamukura Ramen

There's something particularly inviting about this ramen shop, we're not sure why- but after walking past it the first time, we'd decided we'd find a time to try it out. So after searching for breakfast with no avail, we decide on waiting around for Kamukura to open (they opened at 11am).

There's two ordering machines outside- one traditional one in Japanese and one fancy touchscreen one with multiple languages. We couldn't figure out how to work the touchscreen menu so we resort back to choosing of photos on the traditional machine.

Gyoza (280yen)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jumak (Drunken Rice), Town Hall


When the Korean food cravings kick in, I'm glad I'm in Sydney, where I'm spoilt for choice with plenty of good Korean restaurants everywhere. And my latest Korean food adventures take me to Jumak, one of my favourite hole in the wall joints in Sydney. Located in one of the alleys off George Street, it makes up for its discreet location with bright Christmas lights and large lit-up menus of their menu.

The restaurant is bigger than it appears at the front, with multiple levels and plenty of large tables for groups. We love the service button on each table which sets off a loud doorbell like noise- saves us from trying to catch the attention of the busy waitstaff as they're rushing about.

Korean Fried Chicken ($13)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Bell's Milk Bar, Broken Hill

Before I begin, I'll confess I did find this at the bottom of my 'drafts' folder, and may have forgotten to post about it. I'm leaving the best for last I guess?

One of the few remaining 50's milk bars left in Australia, Bell's Milk Bar is an attraction itself in Broken Hill. Not only is it fitted out with vintage 50's style decor- there's also a milk bar museum out the back!

And what's a milk bar without milk shakes and spiders? Boasting over 50 different milkshake and spider flavours, the choosing one is definitely a difficult task. And for those who don't have enough time to try all the flavours, they also have their flavoured syrups for sale so customers can recreate their drinks at home.

Vegetarian Lasagne ($7.95)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Satay Chicken Skewers


I've been reading a few of my older blog posts recently, and have come to realise that my blog posts seem to be getting shorter and shorter these days. Partially because I've gotten lazier (does anyone read those super long posts anyway?) and partially because I've got less to ramble about these days.

Oh. And because I take less photos so there's less space for all the words. Strange reason but true!

I was meaning to take a couple more photos of these satay chicken skewers, but after all the effort skewering the meat (it was the most time consuming part) and then cooking them, I really didn't want to waste time on a nice photo only to have them go cold.

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