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I’m Ba-ck

Forgive me Father for I have sinned. It’s been 14 weeks and 6 days since my last blogfession. But I’m back…and boy do I have some stories for you. It’s been a whirlwind haze of travel and food these past few months. From consuming my body weight in carbs in Italy to picking fresh mint … Continue reading

Nyonya Curry Laksa – International Noodles Incident Party

  Like every good little Asian mother, dear Lily used to cook up wonderful hot meals for my school lunches and send it off to school with me in a thermos. Fried rice, teriyaki beef, noodles….you name it – she’ll thermos it. But like every little kid wanting to fit in, I used to empty … Continue reading

Short Hiatus

The prospect of upcoming examinations does a lot of things for a lot of people. For me? It signals a rapid free fall into a shambolic state of affairs. For starters, I am entirely unsuitable for public viewing. Not only does an alarming amount of lint develop on all items of my clothing (where does … Continue reading

gourmet traveller’s almond lemon cake w mulled wine pears (GF)

    I have a confession to make…I’m a little bit scared of gluten free baking. No, that’s not right, I’m a LOT scared of gluten free baking. See it turns out that baking, apparently, is a science. And I ain’t a science-y kinda gal. I’m the one that forgoed all Science & Math related … Continue reading

itsara – nedlands

Patience. Not one of my virtues. Blame it on being an only child if you will, or even that I’m a Leo born in the year of the Tiger, but “waiting” is a foreign concept to me.   I tried to go to Itsara earlier in the week. I tarted myself up, charged my camera’s … Continue reading

dosukoi japanese noodle & bubble tea – fremantle

I first encountered ramen a number of years back. It wasn’t love at first bite…frankly, I wasn’t particularly enamored by what appeared to be nothing more than some tarted up “Maggi Mee”, a high class call girl of the noodle world with a price to match and not much more to offer than a bowl … Continue reading

chwee kuay (water rice cakes)

If the pleats in a Chef’s Toque is said to symbolise a 100 ways they can cook an egg, the Chinese equivalent would have to be 100 ways to use rice (or 1000). From noodles to dumpling skins to wine…no culinary stone is left unturned by this humble grain with global rice production stats at … Continue reading

beaches cafe – cottesloe

Most brekky joints have the same sort of offerings…eggs three ways, the obligatory pancakes with some form of (often miserable) fruit accompaniment and the option to cop the lot (you know, everything x 2 + hashbrowns).   I’ll admit, I do love the whole calorific shebang on days where I’ve woken up wishing I had: … Continue reading

gogo’s madras curry house – mount lawley

Have you seen that awful Lindsay Lohan movie “Just My Luck” ? Unfortunately I have (not by any choice of mine – it was a bleak night on the old televisual). The gist of it is this: super lucky girl meets boy, boy is world’s unluckiest person, they switch “luck”, “comedy” ensues. Basically, I am … Continue reading

udon w shimeji mushrooms & panfried dumplings in XO sauce, choco nut fondant w raspberry coulis

I’m not one of those people that was born a foodie. I hated garlic, chilli, onions and vegetables of all descriptions. When I was about 4 years old,  I apparently tried to sneak out to the garden during dinner to throw away my vegie ration thinking that as it was the same colour, it would … Continue reading