Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PARMESAN TRUFFLE FRIES! no kidding.. they change your life.

A few months back my high school friends and i attended the TASTE food festival.. we didn't blog about it because we're lazy. LOL sorry.. but it did change my life. March 10 - 13 at Centennial Park. We had to buy crowns to buy food (see below). Food of all different kinds.. i've lost most of my pics already... but they had ice cream sandwiches etc. see this site for more details. http://www.tasteofsydney.com.au 
i suggest you get in for next year :) we met Manu and got a photo and learnt some interesting facts :) LOL 

THIS is where we first found the amazing TRUFFLE FRIES! Charlie and Co stall were selling these babies and I've never looked back.

Once you try them you will crave no other chip for the rest of your life.
Wonderful chips of potato deep fried to in Truffle oil to Golden perfection, Sprinkled with heavenly flakes of parmesan and i think a hint of Garlic. MUST ORDER WITH GARLIC AOILI or else you're robbing yourself!

AND THANK HEAVENS! The New Westfield on Pitt St in Sydney opened up a Charlie and Co in their fancy shamanci food court!!!!
Selling for $8 with free option of sauce eat in and get a bowl or take away with a rustic paper bag and box. 
It may seem small in the picture but don't be fooled. Absolutely filling and worth every cent! Enough to feed and fully satisfy and fill 2 people.

 Go there. Do it.. it will change your life.. I have introduced countless people to this find already and they too have had their lives changed.. Trust me! Trust Me.. you won't regret it. sometimes i even want to trek it all the way there just to eat them... mmmmmmmmmmm.


That's all :)

Life Trick #2: When you eat out with 2 or more people, DON'T BE AFRAID TO SHARE! order different things so you get to try everything! and Just slipt the bill at the end! Trust me... you won't get meningococcal. Sharing is the greatest! You get to try everything and you get full usually for cheaper :) 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jhonny's UBER GIGANTIC Pizza! and life trick #1!

My Overall rating is a high 8/10 just for the food. I wouldn't plan a fancy dinner there. it's pretty tiny. but we had a good time and the people are uber friendly :)

If you're looking for something fun and different? looking for a way to feed the masses that's quick and easy. TRY JHONNY'S!

GIANT PIZZA!!!!! What more can i say? It speaks for itself :)
We got 2 flavours: seafood marinara and satay beef.

SATAY BEEF WAS THE BEST!!!! mmmmm definitely one to go back to. The crust, i have to admit is second to none.

can you tell we liked it? =P

WANNA-SPOON LIFE TRICK #1: I suggest you make a book for yourself and not down all the eatery's you want to try! I HAVE! and I tick after I've tried it :) whatta fatty! :D

My addiction and dream - CAKE BOSS - watch it.

95 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey, 07030

So... I was never a big fan of cake... like.. yeah i liked it.. but i wouldn't go out of my way to hunt any down like i do for instance when i crave meat :) mmmmm meat... but yes

I have recently discovered the wonders and joys of a reality cooking TV show called "CAKE BOSS"

... My life... has been changed.. FOREVER. Dramatic, I know but it's true. LOOK IT UP!!! WATCH IT!!! DOOOO ITT!!!

I watched 4 seasons in 3 days :) LOL
It's inspired me to take on pastries and cake adventures. CANNOLIS!!! soo yummy and good texture wise (crispy flaky outside and smooth and yummy on the inside) ONLY FRESH FILLED RICOTTA CANNOLIS non of this pre-filled custard crud... ANYWAY

It is my dream to actually get my hands on a Carlos bakery specialty order! This dream is officially added to my bucket list. If i die before i get to i swear i will haunt that bakery.
They make these AMAZING cakes!!! he's made a life size car with an engine! he's made a flushing toilet cake! he's made s roulette table that actually spins!! He's made a transformers bumblebee cake!! (see videos below) He's absolutely AMAZING! and it's like ALL edible! he uses modelling chocolate fondant and rice crispy treats! He's like a cake master! the details are amazing!

Point of this blog... hit up the site, watch the episodes and i guarantee you too will fall in love. 
It's fully made out of cake!!! 3 flavours to represent the icecream flavours! coffee bean, strawberry and vanilla!!! AMAZING!

Oh and here are the ricotta cannolis I made :) 

 Ingredients of filling: ricotta cheese, cinnamon,  Cadbury hazelnut choc bits, caster sugar, a bit of cream.. mmmmm

Out on DVD or on the lifestyle food channel

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sorry guys!!! where have we been?

Sorry... we were on Hiatus.

It's actually funny because this time we've been away is probably the time when we've had an abundance of food experiences!!!

I've gained like 100kg of Christmas/New year holiday weight.

I've been to many places myself, and i know the other girls have too, but we haven't been able to blog due to all the growing up we've been doing :( 

Moving out, getting full-time Jobs, holidaying etc. so we've been really.... not blogging. 

Instead of boring you with all the nitty gritty details of my food experiences i'll just post a bunch of my taken pictures from EVERYWHERE. *drool at will*

oooh! also! briefly mention the CHRISTMAS FOOD BLOGGERS PICNIC! Nina has a draft blog which i'll make her post soon... but.. it was AMAZING =)
especially the KK part ;) Vicious food bloggers.. 

Sorry I'll be blogging more.. i promise...

Oh btw  I'm blogging in a lecture.. LOL! talk about procrastination and distraction.
 i have so many places to post about -__-" i just haven't been! SORRY AGAIN!

2011!!!! SHOW ME WHAT YA GOT FOOD! heaps excited!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I heart "Ichiban Boshi"

This is one of my favourite lunch time destinations! When it's not busy that is... If you come right around 12-1:30pm or 6:30-8pm it's usually impossible to get seated without the 30-40 minute wait. So if you're starving, get cracking onto other restaurants because you will stand there.. and starve.
This place has never let me down.. From their beef tataki, to their curries, and all their ramen! The price range is from $10-$15!

Chicken Karage ramen.
I always tell them to put the chicken in a separate bowl because I like my textures.. And the soup makes it soggy :(

Chashu ramen.
I haven't tried this one. But I have a feeling the soup taste quite similar to the normal everyday ramen, just a different topping? Hahaha.

Wonton Ramen.
This tasted a little Chinese, probably because of the wontons.. But it really did taste Chinese.

The eel box.
I've never seen so many eel piled into one little box.

Tan tan tsukemen with spinach noodles.
I have a fetish for any soup/ noodles starting with the word "tantan". This was served cold and you dip the noodles in the soup as you eat it. The texture of the soup was very creamy, deliciously creamy. Strangely, to me it had a peanut sauce feeling to it. Delicious.

I don't have a picture of this.. But the beef tataki here is AMAZING! The onion shavings, the sauce.. the flavour combines like a party in my mouth!
And beverages! Definitely the iced green tea cappuccino if you dig the green tea flavour, and the melon float - combination of some melon soda with a scoop of ice cream on top!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Food Ya Padres: Quick and Easy Ribs (Chai've been cooking )

Second post dedicated to food for my daddios while my mum is gone. (see thai green curry for explanation)

Meat my dad =) MUHAHAHA

Quick and easy ribs!!!

I swear easiest, fastest, laziest marinade out.
All ya need is soy sauce, sugar, sprite, sesame oil and sweet chilli =) you can also swap soyo sauce for tomato sauce if you're anti soy. OOOH also add garlic nomnomnom.. many variations. but yes.

Marinade overnight.
Then chuck into the oven for umm... 20 minutes? 40 minutes? whoops. >< don't really time these things... just watch it till it looks cooked and nice and caramelized.

Done =) 
[p.s. always shop for the meaty ribs with small bones or else it's not worth your money or your marinade]

Burger patty making for dummies!

Since I'm still on the topic of burgers I'm going to show you a swift patty making recipe my brother taught me a couple of months back! I grew up in such a food family environment as my mum is a crazy cook/ cook-addict, unfortunately.. The cooking talent wasn't blessed and passed down to me.. instead.. it went to my brother. So this comes in pretty handy when the mum isn't around to nurture my stomach! :)

I didn't use any measurements (nor did I take a picture of all the steps because sometimes I'm such a fatty that I forget to take pictures in between periods, and also because I don't think you can go wrong with this). The ingredients are simply - mince beef, breadcrumbs, egg whites, and any herbs and spices to your liking! Use your guts, if it's too runny.. Put more breadcrumbs, if it's too thick, pour more egg whites. Sometimes I see my mum put her finger in the mixture of raw mince meat and lightly taste it.. But I think this is gross.

Here's our meat.

Shape it into a patty shape - or you can get creative!

Ahh.. Doesn't it look so much prettier and edible now... :-)

Bread.. Wholemeal, because we're such healthy chaps ;-)
I put it in the toaster to add some crunch!

And lastly.. Sauce! Who could live without sauce! I personally love smoky BBQ!

End product - with cheese. I put the cheese on too late so it didn't melt properly :-( And I think I may have slightly burnt it. Like I said.. I'm no great cook.