Coffee & almond shortbread from Manolas Bros Delicatessen 

Sometimes, when a day has started early & will definitely be finishing late, you just need a bit of a breather in the middle, well, I do. This is most Fridays for me as I start work earlier in the morning so I can finish early & head off to our community kids program that…

Weekend Roast Lunch  at Paradox Coffee Roasters

Available only for a limited time at Paradox Coffee Roasters were their Weekend Roast Lunch. Sis had won a voucher for 4 through a competition of the launch & so we went for lunch to check it out!  Each serving is to be shared by 2 people so nope, this is not something you can…

Three cup chicken with rice

This is an easy recipe, great for one of those days when you feel like a healthy meal but not wanting to stand in the kitchen cooking forever.  Cut a knob of fresh ginger into matchsticks & 1 to 2 pieces of chicken breast into cubes. Season chicken with salt & white pepper.  In a…

Beef brisket dry noodles from Fast Wok

I love beef brisket, especially if it is cooked in the Chinese style, both braised or curried. I have always been amazed that what is sometimes known as the toughest cut of beef can be cooked to the point that it melts in your mouth!  So, for lunch one weekend, I opted for a braised…

Dim Sum Delights

We drove past this place on the way to Hubs’ soccer game & decided to try it for dinner after the game.  One of our friends who plays soccer with hubs came with us & we ordered a couple of things to share.  So there were (from left to right) lor mai kai (steamed soy…

Pumpkin seed & purplewheat panini with cheese, cucumber & ham

Ever been stuck in what you can do to make lunch more interesting? A sandwich doesn’t just have to be a choice of filling in plain slices of bread. Fancy sandwiches doesn’t have to be costly either.  Some weeks I plan ahead & yes, that may mean that I have the same thing for lunch…

Taro gateau from Breadtop

I love cakes, especially soft light airy sponge filled with cream!  While at Breadtop one day, I saw their taro gateau & thought to try this new cake! It definitely didn’t disappoint. Lovely taro flavoured buttercream filled & covered layers of soft vanilla sponge. Just lovely! 

Agedashi tofu from Torii Restaurant & Bar

One of my all time favourite Japanese dishes is agedashi tofu & Torii does it really well. The other place that does it really well is Cha Cha at Broadbeach.  Lovely silken soft tofu, lightly battered in a tempura batter & placed in dashi broth, topped with finely grated carrots & ginger & bonito flakes….