Friday, 27 November 2009

Day 305 - Aussie Cheese Fries

Day 305 - Aussie Cheese Fries, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

... 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!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Day 304 - McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast

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

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

Day 302 - Pork Wonton with Chilli

Despite knowing how good these would taste, I held back and was careful not to burn my mouth. Again.

Vegetable Salad, Pork Ribs and Chicken in the background.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Day 301 - Dinner at Home

Day 301 - Dinner at Home, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Another "what's in your bowl" photo. Fried Rice Noodle with Chicken, Sliced Sausage, Fried Egg with Soy, Broccoli and a can of Löwen Weisse to cap things off.

Watami Ramen Storms Home

Day 287 - Watami Ramen

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...

Day 300 - Roll in a Roll

Day 300 - Roll in a Roll, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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.

Day 299 - Tea Eggs

Day 299 - Tea Eggs, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

The Tea Eggs are back after making an appearance on Day 3! Coffee also included in this breakfast, but not pictured!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Day 298 - Quattro Carni Pizza

Day 298 - Quattro Carni Pizza, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

... 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

Day 297 - McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder

No, it's not just a re-run of Day 232... This is a lunchtime Double Quarter Pounder, and that was the dinner variety!

Day 296 - Apple and Cinnamon Crunch Toasted Oats

Breakfast action shot.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Day 295 - Fried Eggplant with Fishmeat

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.

Day 294 - Cold Pizza and Subs

Day 294 - Cold Pizza and Subs, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Breakfast of Champions! All that's missing is a strong black coffee.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Sea(food) Monsters Attack, Win Poll.

Day 284 - Mixed Sushi Day 285 - Lobster Pasta

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!

Day 293 - Cajun Chicken with Mushroom Risotto

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.

Day 292 - Roast Chicken Steak with Lemon Sauce

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

Day 291 - Tuna Sandwich in a Bowl

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

Day 290 - Crispy Skin Chicken

Day 290 - Crispy Skin Chicken, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

...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!

Day 289 - Mushroom and Bacon Carbonara

Okay, but not fantastic. Mashed Potato with Bacon and Bolognaise Sauce in the background.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Day 288 - Ham Sandwich

Day 288 - Ham Sandwich, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

A quick lunch at my desk after a hilly, hard lunchtime run. I wanted something light, but was still a little hungry after this sandwich!

Day 287 - Watami Ramen

Day 287 - Watami Ramen, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Chinese, Japanese, Western...

Day 274 - Wonton Day 277 - Deep Fried Prawns with Mango Mayonnaise Day 278 - Wellington Beef Burger with Beetroot

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!

Day 286 - Grilled Chicken McMuffin

A pretty scrappy looking example of McD's new breakfast Grilled Chicken McMuffin. Not bad, but not super good. Just like all McDonald's really.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Day 285 - Lobster Pasta

Day 285 - Lobster Pasta, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Day 284 - Mixed Sushi

Day 284 - Mixed Sushi, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

Take-away sushi for dinner last night from the Genki Sushi downstairs.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Day 283 - Tomato Meatballs with Angel-Hair Pasta

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

Day 282 - Shredded Duck Breast with Rice Noodles

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

Day 281 - Ham and Tomato Sandwich

Just a quick, easy lunch.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Day 280 - Ho Beng and Bo Jai Fan

Day 280 - Ho Beng and Bo Jai Fan, originally uploaded by JoeGray.

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

Electric Blue Bokeh Boogaloo

Day 269 - Cannelloni

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!

Day 279 - Vanilla Icecream with Milo

...or perhaps this picture suggests Milo with a little Vanilla Icecream, instead of the other way round. A match made in heaven!

Day 278 - Wellington Beef Burger with Beetroot

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.