Monday, February 11, 2008

First meal at wasaby

The best thing about changing jobs is that you get a new hunting ground for lunch foraging. This little resturant is located behind QVB, tucked underneath this gothic building with really cool art deco gates.
The bright green and white logo was cheery, and when you walk in, its seems like a world away, very zen and very peaceful. The restaurant was empty bar another couple. And I sat down to order what had caught my eye in the first place.

Waygu Hamburger Steak. $18.80

yeah i know its a bit expensive for lunch. But the food was delightful! Very good japanese food without the oil, noise and bad service. And best of all the side dishes!

These are the side dishes that came with my burger. Starting top left - Agedashi Tofu, Green salad with light dressing, Fresh fruit, Chanwan mushi (Steamed Seafood flavoured Egg), A selection of Pickles (note: i didnt eat the cucumber) miso soup, steamed rice

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So yum!

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Food Blog - Dodgy Chinese = Great Food

It was Friday Night, and that meant dragging my lump of lead (aka Henry the Laptop) home, on top of that I had my gym bag... I wasnt in the mood to deal with public transport, so I bribed Steph out to the city for dinner (and to pick me up)

I suggested the Taiwanese place next door, but Steph wasnt in the mood for hot food, so our other options was japanese or chinese. Chinese had a queue and the A4 photos of the dishes posted on the wall were mouth watering!

We pre-ordered with the waiteress who kept babbling to me in mandarin, to which, i would keep saying "wo bu hui shuo Gaw Yuu" (I don't understand mandarin). After 15 mins we took a seat. Admired the irrelivant plastic grapes hanging from the ceiling, ask Kath said - "China's famous for its grapes" so from the decor, we weren't expecting much, but the dishes came out totally delicious!

We chose a few 1/2 serves of Dumplings and Spring Onion Pancakes. The spring onion pancakes were thin, with HEAPS of stuffing, veggies, vermcilli, beanshoots. Dry but so flavoursome!.

The Dumplings! OH my were they good! Big and Fat, full of beef and chinese chives, juice would squirt out with every bite.

For mains, i chose Salt and Peppered Squid and Braised Eggplant. The squid was so so, just deep-fried squid with a pile of "salt and pepper" on the side, but the Eggplant!... oh it was fried to perfection! Crispy outside, with a delcious soy sauce, and hot gooey inside.

Will be going back again!

*This will be the last food blog for a while. This meal plus the meat focused Saturday has rung the death knoll on my weight. I am abstaining. So if you see me eating - hit me. Or better still knock me out.
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Friday, February 01, 2008

Its nearly better than a dog

This is pretty cool

No doubt Steph will want one of these for Christmas.