Friday, June 26, 2009
Once you get the dough out of the way though it's plain sailing. Choose the ingredients you want as the topping, chop it up and chuck it on. You can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you like.
For the Pizza recipe click here.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
It's a good way to use up left over rice and very simple to make. I sometimes make it just as a snack in between meals. Yeah, no tea and biscuits for me, give me a bowl of rice/noodles or a pie or a slice of pizza thanks!
3 cups of cooked rice
2 Tables spoons peanut oil
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
Teaspoon of sugar
1. While the oil is heating in the pan, crack and mix the eggs in a bowl.
2. Once the pan is hot enough, pour the egg mixture in and cook (I prefer to scramble my eggs, but you can always cook it as an omlette and then transfer onto the chopping board to cut up neatly)
3. Add more oil in the pan and heat (on high), add crushed garlic and cook slightly, then add the cooked rice.
4. Once the rice is heated through (2-3mins), add the tomato paste and sugar and toss it really well.
5. Finally add the cooked egg tossing it through, serve immediately.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Dutch pancakes (fresh strawberries with home made strawberry jam - $8.00)
A great day out for families or anyone who appreciates wine or food. Can't wait till Burwood Spring Festival!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Mmmmmm so good! And we finished off with my verion of Nigella Lawson's Coca Cola Cake. Please excuse the photo quality.....I took these photos and don't know how to use photoshop....nor can I be bothered to learn.
I placed the top layer on and drizzled the icing over it. Kinda looks like a donut.
It was a nice moist cake although I didn't taste any coke or really I should say it didn't taste like Pepsi because I ran out of coke.
I'm going to try this recipe again because I think using Pepsi and also silcone bakeware may have affected the way it turned out.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
We overcooked it a little, would have preferred it to be closer to medium.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I didn't get to try Portuguese Tarts the first time I visited Macau, or the 2nd time because I was too young to know any better. But the third time I travelled with my brother (no parents), we made up for it. We were eating them any chance we had. I remember this one particular morning the both of us set out to buy some. We ended up purchasing a dozen....and we had 6 each....in one sitting. They were THAT good. I don't know how we did it and I don't think we could ever do it again. Not six in one sitting....maybe 3.
Pumpkin Dessert from the Royal Hotel Restaurant - very cute
Royal Hotel Lounge - Lemon Tart, Chestnut Cream Cake and a Chocolate Mouse Cake
It was dangerous having a cake counter in our hotel. We went there every day to see the new creations and probably sampled something new each time. Bad bad bad. We even got sucked in to have their afternoon tea buffet. Will post later.
It was Larry's birthday so I bought all these to celebrate
Keane enjoyed the Jelly Boat but didn't think much of the Panda Cake. I had a taste. It was a meringue with chocolate chip ears, chocolate eyes, dyed pink meringue nose and that dreaded tomato as the tongue. No wonder he spat it out. Cuteness factor though was a 10/10
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Steamed scollaps with garlic sauce on a bed of vermicelli - this was very good
The other dish you can see behind the crabs was fried crumbed fish. I also don't know the name of this fish but it looked like a big version of white bait and it was terrible! When we first bit into it we thought the fish was still raw because it had this soft jelly like texture to it. But my cousin told me that's how it's meant to be after it's cooked. I just couldn't stomach it. We also had a plate of vegetables and noodles and boiled rice (not really worth taking photos of it).
Friday, June 5, 2009
Nice arrangement with the tanks. The whole room was dedicated to them see...
And lets check out what was on offer at this restaurant shall we....
Seriously.....I could not be more grossed out if I tried. Actually I could, if I watched them being prepared! I'm so glad I didn't. And just to make it clear, I did not order any of these while were were there.
I think I'm done with the tanks....I should really get on with some of the food I ate overseas. Next post, promise.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I was told these are called (translated that is) "Urinate Prawn" or "Pissing Prawn"
Nothing scary in this restaurant, just the regular live fish, prawns and crabs. And all the seafood looked very fresh and healthy. The tanks were really well maintained so I didn't feel AS guilty eating them hahahaha!
We had pipies
And Peking Duck
We also had other dishes but I failed to photograph those. Food was fantastic here and I think we ended up coming back 3 times in total in 5 days. Twice for dinner and once for yum cha. Ooo and they also put on a show for diners too - hand made noodle performace.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
In Sydney Chinese restaurants we have the regular fishtank with maybe some carp or lobsters or crabs, nothing compared to the animals readily available in restraurants in China. Even their fish tanks are bigger.
And the worst one of all....a live crocdile
He was all caged in and taped up. It was so sad. You would NEVER see this here - thank goodness for that!
Makes you wonder though doesn't it. If you feel sorry for the caged crocodile, shouldn't you be feeling sorry for the live lobsters, fish, prawns or crabs that a bound up and and shoved in a fish tank ready to be eaten?