... at the Outback Steakhouse in Wan Chai.
In fact there's nothing remotely Aussie about this dish right down to the fact that we call them "chips" and not "fries".
Only a change of decor, and swapping all the "Aussie"s for "Wild West"s would be needed for a lot more accurate restaurant theme!
Friday, 27 November 2009
... at the Outback Steakhouse in Wan Chai.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
I'm not sure what's so deluxe about having to make your own Sausage McMuffin with Egg, even if the egg is scrambled instead of fried. I suppose there *is* the hash brown... and I do like hash browns.
Day 303 - Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Chicken, originally uploaded by JoeGray.
Although listed on the menu as "Soba Noodles", which would be a Japanese dish, I think this was more similar to Shanghaiese-type Noodles with Peanut Sauce. Nevertheless, it still tasted great!
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Day 287, the Watami Ramen stormed home for victory last week, easily fending off all competitors. As I noted, this is only the second photo to appear in the "365 Days of Food" that wasn't taken with my Pentax. Perhaps the little Casio should get more of a run? The new poll will be up soon... On your marks...
Return of a Classic. A old favourite and staple at Melbourne High School, I recently read that it's been banned from the canteen (with the exception of fund raising events) for health concerns! Sacrilege! Despite a (probably) heavily romantised memory of them, this home-made incarnation was utterly fantastic.
Friday, 20 November 2009
... at Pizza Express in Wan Chai (that electric blue lighting in the background should be reminiscent of the same lighting on Day 269!).
Ham on the right, Peperoni Salami on the "bottom", Chicken Breast on the left and Spiced Beef up top.
They asked us when we ordered this if we wanted it divided up or just all mixed together. As I was eating a 'border' piece, I couldn't help thinking that mixing everything up might have been the better choice!
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
This is a traditional Chinese dish. The vegetable (typically capsicum, peppers or eggplant) or tofu have a lump of ground fishmeat stuck to them and then the whole thing is fried. Much more delicious than it sounds, these Home-made Eggplant versions were fantastic.
Monday, 16 November 2009
A tie this week between the two seafood options: the Mixed Sushi (Day 284) and the Lobster Pasta (Day 285). I'm a little late posting this week's poll up so the deadline will be extended to Saturday midnight. Get those votes ready, the poll will be up very soon!
Although titled on the Shakey's Pizza Menu: Cajun Chicken Risotto, this was really more a Mushroom Risotto with chicken served on top. The chicken was great but the risotto just okay.
The risotto was very creamy and lacking onion and that salty stock quality. It was quite sweet, more like a rice pudding dessert really.
A quick lunch at my desk after a hilly lunchtime run. This was a strange combination of flavours with the Lemon Sauce, Chinese BBQ Soy Sauce and the Spring Onion / Ginger Condiment... but it *kinda* worked.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Sometimes I really like to have just a salad for lunch, but there's very little variety here, so normally I'll either end up with the Tuna Sandwich in a Bowl or the take-away Chicken Caesar Salad. They're good... but sometimes I'd prefer something a little different.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
...served with Pineapple, Rice, Winter Melon Soup and a trio of Sauces. The chicken was very good; this skin thin, delicious and crunchy. It was quite a large lunch already, but I couldn't help thinking that this dish could be vastly improved with at least some vegetable!
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Lunch at the Watami Casual Japanese Restaurant in Hung Hau. We tried a couple of dishes different from the normal ones including this huge bowl of Pork Ramen. The noodles were perhaps a little overcooked but the soup was a delicious thick pork syrup. Very good!
On a side-note, this is the second photo only in the 365 Days of Food that wasn't taken with my Pentax K20D. I should just go ahead and get that thing surgically attached to my arm.
Monday, 9 November 2009
A three-way tie this week between Day 274: Wonton, Day 277: Deep Fried Prawns with Mango Mayonnaise and Day 278: Wellington Beef Burger with Beetroot. One example each from Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisine!
The new poll is up and ready to vote on, so click away!
Saturday, 7 November 2009
An almost entirely seafood dinner at Kowloon City that included: 4 different types of clams cooked 3 different ways, sashimi, prawns, yabbies, streamed fish, choi, fried rice, all you could drink beer and this delicious Lobster Pasta dish. An epic feast.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I was very tempted by a Toasted Cheese, Tomato and Salami Sandwich, but since I'd had it before, I decided to try something new. The meatballs were surprisingly good: pork, with just enough black pepper for a bit of bite. The tomato sauce was also good, but a bit plain; the Tabasco took care of that!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Unlike the previous Duck Breast with Rice Noodles (and here and here), a dish that was one of my favourites but isn't served anymore, this is the noodle soup variety. Despite the very hot looking chillis this wasn't that spicy. The duck breast was great, I just kept wishing there was more of it!
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Ho Beng (Fried Oyster Cake) and Bo Jai Fan (Pot Rice) for dinner last night. The Fried Pot Rice isn't my favourite, but was okay, and the Fried Oyster Cake was great, as per usual!
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Last week's Cannelloni (Day 269) ran away with the voting. It was very good, but I thought it had some stiff competition against the cheesecake, icecream and fish and chips. Apparently not!
This week's poll will be up very shortly, so get those voting clicks ready!
Dinner at Cul-De-Sac, just off Lan Kwai Fong, Central. I do love a great burger (which they certainly do here) but the reason I keep returning is the selection of bottled beers. Specifically, Coopers.
When chatting to the owner on Friday night he mentioned that the previous distributor of Coopers in Hong Kong had lost the rights to distribute and there currently wasn't any distributor arranged here. Apparently he has the last couple of cases from the distributor and after they're gone, there's no Coopers in Hong Kong! A situation I sure hope gets remedied soon.