Sunday, February 24, 2013

CQL Mini Hotpot, Burwood

Time and time again, you would have read about how much I heart potato but another thing I heart just as much is hot pot. I love the concept of having everyone together, cooking, eating, drinking and chit chatting at the same dinner table for hours on end. At the end of the night, you would feel beyond bloated and at times, in pain, because that is how full you are. Regardless of how you feel, the best part is that you can still somehow put a smile on your face because you know you would of had an awesome time with your friends, family, partner or whoever it may have been with at the dinner table. 

I get so excited even just thinking about hotpot and yes.. I can't stop smiling right now as I type away. Perhaps that is a bit too creepy? LOL

Feasting CQL Mini Hotpot
So now that you know how much I love hotpot, can you imagine how happy I would be if someones says the words 'individual hotpots' to me... I was over the moon when I discovered CQL Mini Hotpot from Chocolatesuze's blogpost. When I finished reading her blogpost, I wanted hotpot more than ever. I wanted my mini individual hotpot now and when I mean now, I mean right n.o.w.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant, Gladesville

As soon as you step out of the car, you will instantly notice how peaceful the surroundings are with a few birds chirping away. The sun is about to set but you can still feel the glorious rays shining upon your face. The busyness of Victoria Road suddenly feels like it is kilometers far far away. Once you go through the cottage entrance, take the left and soon you will be left standing in a garden on a small hill where you can overlook Glass Bay and the rooftops of the neighboring suburbs. It felt so beautiful. Tranquility. 

View of the Banjo Patterson Cottage
Inside the cottage

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Albion Street Kitchen (formerly Assiette), Surry Hills

Happy Lunar New Year folks! Kung Hei Fat Choy! I wish everyone a year of laughter, love, prosperity and good health!   To all those that celebrate lunar new year, hope that you guys had great feasts with your family and friends. Oh and speaking of feasting, I did a bit of that myself not too long ago at Albion Street Kitchen. For those that don't know about the sad news, the delicious Assiette has closed down but hold those tears peeps because the good news is that it has now become Albion Street Kitchen

Pork Belly, salted caramel apple, heirloom carrots, gingerbread spice - $30
Although the new decor has changed to give the restaurant a more casual feel, I am so relieved they haven't really changed the bathrooms LOL. Assiette had a very pretty bathroom starting from the towel hand wipes to a heavenly floral scent so I am so glad they haven't made any changes to that. I promise I am not that weird of a person...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Round three of Melbourne

Round three and also the final round of Melbourne food eating begins now. No Melbourne trip counts if you come back without stuffing your face with a large cone of lord of the fries at least once. On the topic of these 'healthy' fries, I have a confession to make. So after one of my drunken pub crawls during one of the nights, I had my obligatory session at lord of the fries followed by stepping foot into KFC for some wicked wings that were covered in 11 secret herbs and spices. APPARENTLY I did it ALL wrong. 

Melbourne travels
So apparently the right way of doing is to order extra sauce so you can dunk those sexy wings into the sauce whilst stuffing your face with those fries. OMG, why didn't I think of that? Guess I just need to make up for it next time. Word also has it that lord of the fries is also coming to Sydney!