mundaring weir hotel – mundaring

S: “Can you pass me a mentos so I can get that taste out of my mouth”. *Rewind 120 minutes earlier* Sun is shining, it’s the first day of a long weekend, I’m 4 assignments out of 6 down. Life is good. Thinking I would treat myself to a lunch outing at the Subiaco Farmer’s … Continue reading

mom tri’s kitchen – kata noi, phuket

Kata Noi Bay…the stuff dreams are made of.  With it’s sparkling iridescent waters and  abundance of soft silky white sand…it’s easy to forget you are but a mere 30 minutes drive from the seedy overly touristy hub of Patong, where rocket fuel passed off as cocktails are served in buckets and you can never be sure of the … Continue reading

hawker’s cuisine – chinatown, northbridge

Chinatown. For some unbeknownst reason, those of us of Chinese origin find it necessary to congregate ourselves in a particular area for the purposes of…well…mainly eating. No matter which country you find yourself in, you will no doubt find an enclave designated specifically for Chinese people to eat Chinese cuisine amongst Chinese shops selling familiar Chinese things. … Continue reading

easter feasting – sticky orange ginger & almond cake, jamie oliver’s bubble & squeak

There’s something to be said for a good bout of baking. S and I were scheduled for Easter Monday lunch at his Aunty’s this past Monday (funny that) and I thought it was a good excuse as any to whip up some baked delights (or in this case “delight”). Now I am a chronic sufferer … Continue reading

seoul buffet korean bbq & steamboat – victoria park

It’s official…I have a 99% chance of going to hell. S and I went out for dinner on Good Friday with the Munsters (aka my parents). Them being them, the venue of choice was Seoul Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant. Excuse me what? (I hear you say..) A meat buffet? On Fish Free Friday? Yes. Good … Continue reading

restaurant amusé – east perth

Disclaimer: Apologies for the lackluster photos…dim lighting + food + dodgy camera =  embarrassingly bad pictures. Hadleigh..you are a man after my own heart. After the disastrous birthday lunch with Lily Munster at The Garden, we decided to throw caution (and wallets) to the wind…and splurge out on the infamous Restaurant Amusé for dinner. Located in East Perth, … Continue reading

dinner diary – caramelised beer bangers w mash, buttered cabbage & balsamic glaze

A couple of years ago, S’s culinary skills were limited to operating a toaster and dialing the local pizzaman. Thankfully, his kitchen aversion is a distant memory and though he is still a little wary, S is fast becoming an invaluable sous chef..(I don’t think he had a choice! Be a foodie or be killed….ok … Continue reading

cimbalino – cottesloe

S and I wandered down to Napolean Street in Cottesloe this morning for some late breakfast while our car was getting washed nearby. We had intended on going to Leaf Tea Merchants (a “Tea Bar”) as they served a lovely Parisian Morning Tea which consisted of rose petal tea, finger sandwiches and various other bite … Continue reading

food opera @ ion orchard – singapore (CNY 2010)

Of all the cardinal sins, I am naturally most guilty of gluttony. Of course, this is exponentially increased the minute I set foot on foreign soil. This year, I was lucky enough to schedule a visit to Singapore, Malacca and Phuket over Chinese New Year. Singapore’s cosmopolitan melting pot culture  gives rise to a rich … Continue reading

dinner diary – mustard glazed salmon with witlof & grapefruit stack

Woolies is secretly sabotaging me. I spend a considerable amount of the afternoon ummm and ahh-ing over what to cook for dinner and when I’ve finally decided what I want to cook for dinner…WHAM…it disappears from my local supermarket’s inventory. It’s like I’m in a neverending episode of Ready Steady Cook… I never know what … Continue reading