Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The Best and The Worst

Well, Voting is closed and it's time to announce the winners and loser for the 365 Days of Food.

The Best

A tie for first was no real surprise with many ties in the weekly polling (and frankly, I think some people are voting specifically to get ties) which in the was split 3-ways.

Day 20 - Happy Garden Thai
Day 20 was the fantastic Thai food at the Happy Garden Thai Restaurant in Shek O. Those of you fast enough with your number may also notice that this was a Valentine's Day meal. Upon looking at the photos after the meal I couldn't decide which I liked best so put them all in!
Day 20 - Happy Garden Thai

Day 43 - Bimbo Deluxe Caesar Pizza
Ahh. Bimbo's Pizza. Bimbo's Caesar Salad on a Pizza.
People are always taken a little aback when they hear it for the first time, but after tasting it for the first time I was hard pressed to order anything else (although the Agnello with Spiced Lamb, Sultanas, Lemon and a huge pile of Rocket is also damn good).
Day 43 - Bimbo Deluxe Caesar Pizza

Day 201 - Cherries
Day 201 should really count as a studio type shot. It certainly wasn't the snap-a-second-before-digging-in that most of the photos were. Remote, tripod, off-camera flash, wireless flash triggers and a large white reflector were all necessary to bring together a simple portrait of the fruit. Still, nothing better than munching on some cherries while you're packing up your camera equipment!
Day 201 - Cherries

The Worst

Day 9 - Cinema Hotdogs and a Giant Coke
Day 9. So early on in the 365, I was still adhering to a "interesting food is better than a great photo" dogma when I took this shot. And really, this is a terrible shot. Pop-up Flash, barely any food visible and Hotdogs aren't exactly glamorous. This was a standout poor shot and got voted as such, easily besting (or "worsting") all contenders.
Day 9 - Cinema Hotdogs and a Giant Coke

Monday, 1 February 2010

Day 365 - Chicken Tandoor Pizza @ Mojo's Weird Pizza

Well, this photo completes 365 Days of Food. Although some photos were uploaded a little late (this one especially!) I managed to take a photo of the food I ate every single day for a year. As it turns out, it ends on the 25th of January, the day before Australia Day, with not a very special meal. Considering that we also opened with a not very special photo, I suppose this is somewhat fitting.

We ordered take-away pizza from the Richmond pizzeria Mojo's Weird PIzza. Fairly quick service and great pizzas, this place certainly warrants a return.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Day 364 - Metropolitan Chicken Burger

A fantastic Chicken Burger at a pub on Bridge Rd who's name current eludes me.

Day 363 - Jelly!

Day 363 - Jelly!, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

24 Litres of Jelly!!!

Yes, once again it's a food challenge. Last time I was in Melbourne we had a Viennetta Challenge and this time it's Jelly.

The Challenge was to finish 4L of Jelly , which turned out to be much more difficult than expected. In fact, it took me 4 hours and 19 minutes with a long break in the middle to have dinner!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Day 362 - Vegetarian Feast @ Soul Mama

The all-vegetarian, semi-buffet style dining at Soul Mama in St Kilda is fantastic. This restaurant offers views of the setting sun over Port Phillip Bay (but it's probably best not to spend your entire meal looking into the sun)!

Trouble in old Melbournetown

Hi Guys,

Sorry for the slight delay in the last few photos, I seem to be having some problems uploading photos to flickr on the dodgy Australian connection. But things seem to have slightly improved and I'll hopefully be able to get those last few photos up soon!


PS. Today (Monday 25th) is the 365th day!

Day 361 - Beef with Rice

Day 361 - Beef with Rice, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Certainly not a great meal when the highlight is the James Squire Golden Ale (not that it's bad)!

Day 360 - Clams with Chilli

Day 360 - Clams with Chilli, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

A final dinner before I fly back to Melbourne.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Day 359 - Thai Green Curry

Day 359 - Thai Green Curry, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Another photo of Green Curry in my rice bowl. This is because, despite how delicious it is and how much I love it, a large bowl of pale green liquid with some leaves floating in it isn't exactly photogenic!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Day 358 - Tomato Mince Beef with Rice and a Fried Egg

Lunch at my desk again! A Bolognese type sauce on white rice, with a small amount of Vegie and a Fried Egg on top!

A delicious and cheap lunch from the LG7 food court at work.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Day 357 - Steak and Chicken Fajitas

... with Mini Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Beef Mini Burgers in the background and a Carolina Chicken Salad way out back. A quite expensive lunch at Ruby Tuesday's in Shatin.

Day 356 - Mango Sweet Tofu

Day 356 - Mango Sweet Tofu, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

This is a fantastic, fairly common Chinese dessert. Silken Tofu topped with Mango and puréed Mango. Sweet, Soft and delicious.

Day 355 - Pea and Scallop Salad

Day 355 - Pea and Scallop Salad, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Home-cooked family dinner. Steamed fish and poached greens in the background.