Monday, June 28, 2010

wowcow

H and I were walking down Victoria Road in Darlinghurst when we chanced upon wowcow. They serve 98% fat free yoghurt with a wide selection of toppings.

We had a choice of 4 different flavoured yoghurt - Original, Apple Pie, Chocolate and Wild Berry. I chose chocolate with two toppings, Oreo and Flake - yum!

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Chocolate Flavoured Yoghurt with Oreo and Flake toppings. The chocolate was amazingly creamy with a slight yoghurty sourness. I'm not a big fan of sour food but the toppings masked the sourness of the yoghurt. Delicious!

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Toppings Bar - They have Tim Tam, M&Ms, Oreos, Flake, crushed peanuts, granola, crumble, strawberries, passionfruit, mango, coulis and many more..

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The cute wowcow cart outside the store.


wowcow
Shop 2, 304-308 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

(02) 9326 0400

Opening Times
Sun-Thurs 12 midday – 11pm 
Friday 12 midday – 12 midnight 
Sat 12 midday – 12 midnight 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Aseana Food Village

My Uncle Nick invited us over to try Aseana Food Village which is a stone's throw away from his apartment in Randwick and Uni. In actual fact he's a few years younger then me but I call him Uncle because he's the same rank as my mum. Don't ask - I have a complicated family tree!

So let's get back to Aseana. U. Nick has been raving about this place as he claims this is the closest in taste to local Singapore fare in Sydney and he's here almost twice a day (lunch and dinner) every day, especially now during exam time. We meet outside his apartment and head to Aseana which is on the corner of Alison Road and Elizabeth Street. The menu has an extensive collection of local Singapore fare and we quickly decide on what we want and place our order with the friendly owner.

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My sis had ordered the Nasi Goreng Kampung ($10.90) - Malaysia village style fried rice w/ anchovies served w/ pan-fried egg. The nasi goreng does taste pretty authentic and spicy to boot. We were warned before ordering that the chilli levels here are the same as back home and not the Aussie version - you've been warned!

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H and U Nick had ordered the Ba Cho Mee ($8.50), also known as Mee Pok, which was made up of egg noodle served on a bed of minced pork and sliced mushrooms, accompanied by broiled leafy vegetables. The noodles were slightly overcooked for my taste but H didn't mind it at all (If you don't know by now my pet peeve is overcooked noodles and pasta). Taste wise it was pretty authentic with lots of pork lard thrown in for extra goodness and the distinct hit of sourness which comes with authentic Mee Pok.


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Ms. M who had accompanied us for lunch had ordered the Mee Goreng ($9.50), Malay Mamak style stir-fried yellow noodle w/ seafood. The noodles were nicely done (not overcooked and still springy) covered with a combination of soy and sweet ABC sauce and chillies.

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I had ordered the Nasi Briyani w/ Chicken ($10.90) - Basmati rice cooked with spices accompanied by what I think was a Burmese style chicken thigh fillet, papadums and fresh tomatoes and red onions. The flavour and texture of the rice brought back memories of eating Nasi Briyani in a hut situated along a busy road in Melaka minus the humid conditions. The only thing I was craving with this dish was to have more sauce or curry on the rice. That would have been perfect!

OK now that I've posted about the food, lets get to the drinks!

We were pleasantly surprised by the drinks and dessert menu. They have Milo Dinosaur ($3.50), Iced Milo w/ double dose of milo powder, one of my favourite mamak drinks and even Milo Godzilla (I think they costs $5.50) which is iced milo with a scoop of vanila ice cream and milo powder on top . The Milo Godzilla is not on the menu but was recommended by U. Nick.

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Milo Godzilla

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H was greedy and had ordered Milo Godzilla and Kopi-O ($2.50, add $1 for kopi-o ais ie Iced coffee). The coffee was served in the traditional coffee cup together with the tiny spoon for stirring. We joked about pouring the coffee into the saucer to let it cool and slurping it from the saucer just like how old Uncles (it's a cultural thing in South East Asia to call men who are older then you Uncle and Auntie for women even if they are not related to you) drink their coffee back in Malaysia / Singapore. The kopi-o was definitely made using local (ie Singapore / Malaysia) coffee powder but it still lacked the ompph of one made back home.

They also have kaya toast and soft boiled eggs on the menu which I have my eye on for my next visit.

1/49 Alison Road
Randwick 2031 NSW

Tel: 02 9399 7010

Cash Only

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Making Pizzas at Pinky's

A couple of weekends ago the gang met up at Pinky's place to try our hand at home-made pizzas. Pinky and M had volunteered to buy and prepare all the ingredients so by the time the rest of us got there we were just in time to start making the pizzas.

We used Pitta bread as our pizza base and had a variety of toppings such as roasted pumpkin, chicken, prawns, onion, capsicum, mushrooms, ham and tomatoes.

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Pizza #1 - BBQ sauce, chicken, capsicum, raw red onions and cheese.

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Pizza #2 - Tomato based sauce, mushrooms, prawns, lots of cheese and topped with basil leaves.

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Pizza #3 - Tomato based w/ mushrooms, prawns, sprinkle of cheese and basil leaves.

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Pizza #4 - We tried to recreate the aussie pizza we had at Pompei's which had an egg in the centre of the pizza but it was a FAIL! We just couldn't get it right as the egg was still pretty raw after ages in the oven. The pic above was taken before the pizza went in to the oven.


The lovely Pinky made some extra dishes in case we were still hungry. Thanks Pinky they were delicious!

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Marinated chicken salad

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Shredded cabbage, carrot, cucumber, seaweed and tofu.


Pinky's @ Homebush

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

foodie-central.com

Dear readers,

We have finally got round to getting our own domain name. You can now find us on:

www.foodie-central.com


Best Wishes
Daphne

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm Angus Steak House / Guylian / Vivid Sydney 2010

A lovely night for a visit to Vivid Sydney 2010. The rain had stopped once we arrived at I'm Angus Steakhouse Darling Harbour for an early dinner (6.30pm) and we prayed that the weather will hold up all night for our exploration of Vivid Sydney.

JY5, my colleague and fellow foodie and photogapher, had kindly offered to organise this outing which started with dinner - Vivid - desserts and more Vivid for the 6 of us.



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Garlic Bread w/ Parmesan Cheese ($4.50) - On a cold night, biting into one of this warm, cheesy garlic bread was heaven sent and a great start to the night.

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I had ordered the Prime I'm Angus Sirloin 300g, 100 days grain fed, aged for 60 days from the Darling Downs Region, ($36.00) cooked medium rare w/chips and mushroom sauce (additional $5.50 for the sauce). The steak came with lightly fried kumara chips in place of the standard vegies or salad. The steak itself was tender and perfectly cooked.

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H also had the Prime I'm Angus Sirloin 300g, 100 days grain fed, aged for 60 days from the Darling Downs Region, ($36.00) cooked medium rare w/ mash and pepper sauce ($5.50). The steak was perfectly cooked and the mash creamy and buttery.



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Vivid 2010 Sydney Opera House



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H had ordered the Belgian Waffles w/ Guylian Chocolate Dip, served w/ Guylian Praline Ice Cream ($16.50) which was a huge disappointment. The waffles were too thin (ie. stingy on the batter) and dry.

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I loved the Guylian Dark Chocolate Shake, chocolate ice cream w/ Guylian dark chocolate ($10.90). It had just the right amount of chocolate-y goodness without being too rich or too thin and came with an extra piece of chocolate too.

The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney NSW 2000

Trading Hours
Open 7 days lunch and dinner

Tel (02) 9264 5822


Shop 10 Opera Quays
3 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Trading Hours
Sun to Thus 8am - 11pm
Fri & Sat 8am - Midnight

Tel (02) 8274 7900