how come i've never heard of this before?! why... →
my mum is so hilarious i almost barfed.
tonight, my mum is going to make stir-fried pork kidneys with “fish flavours” (魚香腰花). the thing is, my mum is vegetarian. this has been an ongoing irony since she laid down her steak knife and decided to become a herbivore because (blatant family bias aside) she’s pretty good at making chinese meat dishes. her sanbeiji is so good that the mere mention of it sends jason into...
weird vegetables. srsly. that's it. →
foods that i will be noming (thanks to miami ad...
now that i am officially moving to san francisco in april, i can allow myself to completely give into butterflies-in-my-stomach freak-out excitement about food establishments that i missed the first and second time i was there. all thanks to miami ad school (for accepting me) and the SF panorama (for giving me the food butterflies): halu - 312 8th avenue kappou gomi - 5524 geary blvd. ...
breakfast at launceston's tant pour tant →
for once, the lonely planet was right. this little cafe in launceston has just about every pastry right — mountains of fresh sourdough / baguettes / batards in perfect wicker baskets, danishes, little parisian pastries, almond croissants, brioche, everything. their breakfast brioche was to die for. as was the black forest bacon. seriously considering a move to tasmania for a nomtastic...
driving to 4 beaches and being denied parking is... →
things to do on a rainy day
lie in bed pretending that you’re in a miranda july film, pulling that now-diabetic “i’m a poet and i need to express myself” face. stare out the window and watch the leaves get blattered by the rain. clean your room (and find a $50 bill!) drink way too much coffee and laugh at chinese recipes from the 1960’s with your mother. make pea & zucchini soup with...
bircher muesli: that little bowl of gloopy,... →
nothing calms nerves like bircher muesli. although i think today was a little extraordinary*, which must have brought about this magical calming power. i wish i took a photo of it, because at coffee cup on crown they serve it in a super small bowl with poached pears and fresh granny smith apple slices. (and i swear there was a doily underneath it — everything’s extra special with a...
now that it's averaging 40 degrees, i'm snarfing... →
despite the suggestively bent name, too.
"lager! the only thing that'll kill a vindaloo!" →
(for you red dwarf n00bs: reference here, at roughly 7:20) i heard from the owner of cumin that cobra beer is now going out of production. so get it while you can and stash away, because you may never drink another beer that goes oh so well with curry.
Nietzsche's Angel Food Cake →
Not a fan of warm milk? Try warmed brandy and apple cider with a swizzlestick of...– (via fromtheoldman)
The logo color is ‘wine’, not as dark as a full bodied Merlot, but more like a...– (via clientsfromhell)
when my love of brioche is satisfied with wine,... →
ramune!! (ra-moo-neh) →
(okay, it’s not really ramune, i’m just calling it that because i’m asian.) getting used to tasmania’s lovely dry summer meant that coming back to sydney was going to be painful. it’s about 29 degrees but feels like 40 degrees, thanks to this sauna-in-hong-kong-without-the-exhaust-fan humidity. while mum and i were wilting from the heat, she came up with the...
is it normal for indian music to make you crave... →
i hope so. because we had a KICK ASS indian meal at sitar on oxford street after watching the manganiyar seduction in hyde park on sydney festival first night. rustic pakoras! spiciest, tangiest, awesomest vindaloo! some sort of lentil curry that i forget the name of but i could slurp on it everyday of the week and twice on a sunday! cobra beer! oh, this is my city in summer.
my new feel-good cake: lemon and poppy seed sour...
it’s a lot of nouns, and the sour cream part of the name does throw people off a little — but you can’t taste any sourness at all, and oh, it’s a lot of love too. whenever i hit a rough patch (or lose control of a car on a gravel road, smash through a wire fence into a sheep paddock, roll a few times and land on the roof), baking is my therapy. it’s a band-aid...
mmm, fromage d'affinois. l'amour commence. →
jason got me a wedge of fromage d’affinois, maggie beer spiced pear paste and carr’s water crackers as a feel-good “thanks for not dying in a car accident” treat. oh my goodness. if there was such thing as love in the form of cheese, then fromage d’affinois is basically it.
and of course, 7 days of fresh food nom fantastic... →
bruny island cheese fantastic →
didn’t get to visit them on bruny island due to the car accident, but at least i got to sample their loveliness at the hobart taste festival. they give their cheeses funny names too.