Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weekly Menu, 30 March - 5 April 2013

Saturday 30 March: Little Ramen Bar
Sunday 31 March: Sticky rice parcels
Monday 1 April: Chicken burritos
Tuesday 2 April: Pumpkin soup
Wednesday 3 April: Pei Modern
Thursday 4 April: Beef stew with cauliflower
Friday 5 April: Steamed egg

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekly Menu, 23 March - 29 March 2013

Saturday 23 March: Aangan #takeaway
Sunday 24 March: Hainan chicken
Monday 25 March: After The Tears
Tuesday 26 March: Larb
Wednesday 27 March: Vermicelli
Thursday 28 March: Guilin noodles
Friday 29 March: Fish #fishyfridays

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thien An - Footscray, Victoria

32 Irving St, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 0398
Open 7 days, 10am - 9pm

Salted lemon with kumquat

Avocado smoothie

Black sticky rice with crispy chicken

Vietnamese pancake with vegetables and tofu

Vietnamese pancake with vegetables and tofu

Verdict: Super generous portions! Loved the flavour combination of the black sticky rice and crispy chicken dish but the Vietnamese pancake was a little bit bland for our tastes.
Meal style: Brunch
Cost: $22.50 total (for 2 people, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 11:45am Sunday 10 March 2013

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekly Menu, 16 March - 22 March 2013

Saturday 16 March: Royal Mail Hotel
Sunday 17 March: Yakisoba Grampians produce
Monday 18 March: Brown rice, grape and feta salad #meatfreemondays
Tuesday 19 March: Kale mallung
Wednesday 20 March: Som tam Pumpkin and tomato pasta
Thursday 21 March: Vermercelli Som tam
Friday 22 March: Pilaf with mint and rosemary lamb

Weekly Menu, Tuesday 5 March: Gado gado

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sydney Marathon - Gumshara, Marque, Sixpenny, Super Bowl & Gumshara again!

Saturday 2 March 2013

BBQ Pork Ramen Noodle with Soft Boiled Seasoned Egg

Thick Tonkotsu Fish Flavour Ramen Noodle

BBQ Pork Skewers

Our #happyplace

Marque Restaurant 13th Week of Summer

Potato Maxims with Oyster & Wakame

Lychee martini

Blue Swimmer Crab with Almond Gazpacho, Almond Jelly Sweet Corn & Avruga

Pickled Diamond Clams with Avocado, Buttermilk, Hazelnut & Sea Urchin

S.A. Calamari with Goat Cheese, Sea Banana & Tomato Consommé

Bass Grouper with Green Tomato, Verjus, Potato Paper, Fish Milk & Roe

Organic Free Range Chicken with Leek & Liver Parfait

Mandagery Creek Venison with Smoked Beetroot, Egg Yolk, Cured & Jam

Plum Jam with Capers & Salted Caramel

Warm Chocolate Ganache 'Tanzanie', Native Pepper & Plum

Sauternes Custard

Sunday 3 March 2013

Chips & Herbed Yoghurt

Chilled Carrot

English Muffin, Cured Pork

Potato Scollop

Cucumbers, Tomato and Buttermilk Whey

Cucumbers, Tomato and Buttermilk Whey

Crab, Silky Macadamia and Camomile

Carrot, Marscarpone, Toasted Cheese Curds and Bitter Leaves

Carrot, Marscarpone, Toasted Cheese Curds and Bitter Leaves

Coorong Mullet and Native Ginger Leaf

Pastrami, Pork Jowl, Macadamia and Garlic

Leg of Mutton, Sweet Onion, Sprouts and Wild Spinach

Milk Sorbet

Sour Cream, Strawberries and Fennel Seed

Apricot Tart with Mead Ice Cream

Sweet Potato Scallop

Candied Rhubarb

Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar

We were utterly defeated after Sixpenny! The rest of Sunday was a total write-off :o We crashed as soon as we got back to the hotel, and didn't wake again until about 10pm that night, just in time for 'siu yeh' (midnight snack) in Chinatown.

Super Bowl

Congee with mince pork and century egg

Young coconut

Roast duck

Monday 4 March

Mushroom spotting :)

Hakata Ramen Noodle with a Curry Bomb

Tomato Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle

We arrived. We ate. We walked. We ate. We slept. We woke. We ate. We slept. We woke. We ate. We slept. We woke. We ate. We walked. We left. It was absolutely amazing to visit Marque after our experiences at Pei Modern, and Sixpenny after being inspired by the 'Friends of Attica' dinner. Thank you Sydney!

Please note our mushroom disclaimer from a previous post:
Here is the mandatory disclaimer: Everything I have read on mushrooms or describing mushrooms has to tell you that if you cannot tell with 100% certainty if a mushroom is edible or not – do not eat it.  I am saying this as well.  Don’t eat it if you don’t know.  Really.  I had to talk my father down on the phone a couple of days ago when he called me to say that he had picked some field mushrooms whilst playing golf.  Most likely he had picked yellow stainer mushrooms which would make him vomit and shit water for a week, but it could easily have been a death cap.  They are one of the most poisonous mushrooms in the world and are very common in Victoria.  The whole reason we signed up to go on a guided tour is to have an expert there to show us what to look for.

Shop 211 Eating World / 25-29 Dixon Street, Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia 0410 253 180
Open Sunday to Monday 11:30am - 8:30pm and Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Note: All thick soup (tonkotsu) not available between 3pm-5pm as the bones in the stock pot are refreshed between lunch and dinner!

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4/5 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 02 9332 2225
Open Monday – Friday Dinner from 6.30pm, Saturday Dinner from 6.00pm, Friday Lunch from 12 noon
Meal style: Degustation of 10 courses
Cost: $160.00 (per person, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 6:30pm Saturday 2 March 2013

Marque on Urbanspoon

83 Percival Road, Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia 02 9572 6666
Open for dinner from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday and for lunch from 12pm Saturday and Sunday
Meal style: Degustation of 14 dishes
Cost: $135.00 (per person, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 12:30pm Sunday 3 March 2013

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41 Dixon Street, Chinatown, New South Wales, Australia 02 9281 2462
Open 7 days, Midday - 2am
Meal style: Late dinner of 2 share dishes
Cost: $50.00 (for 2 people with drinks and tip)
Time and date of visit: 11:00pm Sunday 3 March 2013

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