Saturday, November 17, 2012

The usual food porn and an Announcement.

Hello Readers!

I've been taking a lot of OOTD pictures lately, so here is one!

It's been a while since my last blog and as usual I have been stuffing my face. hahaha

Here are some of the things I've been eating!

Pork sausages from Father's Office. 

Cheese and Bacon fries!

I also made another trip back to my favourite sushi place, that's some grilled salmon..

This time they even had Ootoro! Look at dat fatty tuna!

Some Korean BBQ with the boyfriend.

I also went to a trendy restaurant in Melbourne called Chin Chin (if you're japanese, my mates and I had a good laugh too) That's some pork and pancakes.

Spiced beef roti.

Salt and Pepper Squid.

Crab and Pork Cakes. 

We also had some cocktails to wash it all down! So refreshing, it had plum wine, raspberry and blueberry in it.

Chin Chin's a really great place to eat if you're into that kind of Modern Asian food and like those thai/vietnamese flavours.


I also just had the best burger of my life! Here it is! 

This is the Wagyu Burger from Rockpool with bacon, gruyere cheese and zuni pickle. I had my burger medium rare, it simply melts in your mouth and the Brioche is perfect as well! I can easily see why this is one of Melbourne's 20 iconic dishes.

I'll be eating at Flower Drum tomorrow as well and their Peking duck is also on this iconic list too so i'll let you know how it goes!

And of course....finally some Cake and Tea. :)


If I haven't mentioned it already, I'll be flying to Japan and China next Wednesday and I'm very excited!
My boyfriend and I have already made reservations for a couple of restaurants, so you can expect the food porn level to reach newer heights!

Internet access will be scarce but I'll try to update this blog about my holiday as much as possible so as to not SPAM you with a ton of pictures afterwards. Take care of yourselves!

Thanks for Reading.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Food Porn, My New Wallet & My Wang.

Hi Readers,

It's been a while so I snapped a picture of myself in my farm clothes haha!
My friends and I recently went up to our mate's farm for our usual bonfire and bbq.

It's also been a while since my last blog but this is a pretty exciting one so that should make up for my long absence. 


So check out my Wang!
It's not what you think....I just finally bought myself my very own Alexander Wang bag. I got the cute little Rockie bag. It felt so awesome after all the working and saving I did to finally hold it in my hands.

I love the pale gold studs on the bag.


In addition to my new bag, I had to get a new wallet as well because my current one was broken.
I got a black patent Dior one and I love it! It's so shiny!

It also comes with a little gold keychain to hang off the wallet as well. It's perfect.


So now back to business as usual, it's time for the food porn!

Best burger and Beer battered chips I've had in ages. It had soft cheese!

Cheese sausage

Bulgogi Lunchbox from SU:T


Spicy seafood casserole

A nice cuppa tea

Japanese Curry

Assorted Sashimi Platter from Samurai

Chocolate Pudding

Steak and Potatoes made by my masterchef boyfriend.

Chicken and Leak pie from Pearl

Roasted Quail

Scrambled eggs, Garlic and herb sausages and bacon made by my boyfriend and his friend.

That's all for now! If I haven't mentioned it previously on my blog yet, I'll be going to Japan and China in about 3 weeks so hopefully there'll be lots of fun things to blog about in the coming month. I just made a reservation for Les Creation de Narisawa in Tokyo so expect even more foodporn!

Thanks for reading!

Until the next blog~

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Black Toro and Food Porn

Hello again,

The boyfriend and I tried out a new restaurant that opened up in Glen Waverely called Black Toro.
I would call it modern mexican/spanish food. I don't really eat this type of food very often so I was excited to try it out.

We went for a set menu where the chef decides what we eat and these are the dishes we got.

After some oysters with tequila and lime we had Grilled corn with chipotle mayonnaise and toasted masa. The sauce was really nice.

Next was a Scallop ceviche, radish and citrus oil. We ate all the scallop and left a lot of the radish. haha

Crispy cuttlefish and Spicy aioli. I really like aioli so I liked this dish a lot.

These are really adorable Wagyu Sliders with a tomato relish. So tasty and cute.

The main was slow cooked Pork Belly, Chickpeas, Chorizo and Tomato.

and finally for dessert, Creme catalan with a almond and cocoa-nib crum. I guess it's like a spanish creme brulee with a crumb over the top.


The Black Toro had some really good food, we got quite a feed with their set menu and it was VERY good value for money. If we had ordered those dishes separately it would've been MUCH more expensive. 
The restaurant's interior is very nice but the service could do with some improvement. Everyone was very friendly but you can't help but feel that the staff were quite young and inexperienced, fresh faced waiters and waitresses who just got their RSA. Despite all this i'd be happy to come back for a good meal, definitely try it out if you love this kind of food.

Until next time~ 

Sushi Adventures. - The Unkown Fire in the Red Lantern.

Hello again,

Today's blog will be about one of the greatest things in the world......Sushi! 
I've recently been to Shira Nui (which I've been to before) and a new place in South Yarra called Akachochin. Shira Nui means unknown fire and Akachochin means red lantern, so I got a bit creative with this post's title. haha

This time at Shira Nui they let us sit on the side so we could see all the chefs at work. I didn't take pictures of everything because the set menu hasn't changed TOO much but here were some of the favourites.

Kingfish, as usual a delicious whitefish..

The most incredibly tender beef.

Tuna steak, you can't go wrong with Tuna. We ordered seconds of this!

This is swordfish. It was my first time eating it and it DEFINITELY won't be my last. It was amazing, it melted in my mouth like butter.

Some lovely Ocean trout belly, I loved the look of this sushi. It reminds me of a beautiful mermaid's tail.

We were also given a little surprise treat from the chef, it was some fried and seasoned fish skin. It was really tasty and crispy.

As usual we ended our meal with dessert, a green tea creme brulee with a little complimentary sorbet served in a shot glass. So cute.

I really love this place. The chef is so ridiculously friendly! He's always so nice to chat with. I learnt more about him this time around.....He's been learning about sushi WAY before I was even born, about 40 years and deep down he's a country boy who likes open spaces over the city. 


The second restaurant came highly recommended from the Age for the best sushi. It's a new place in the South Wharf called Akachochin. It's a lot more modern and stylish and some of the food is pretty amazing. We sat at the bar and I had a cute mini bottle of Choya Umeshu.

I was most impressed by their sushi. Just by looking at the photos, you can see how fresh and high quality the sushi is. I didn't even know salmon could be that amazing and fresh. We also had kingfish, tuna and ocean trout. Yum yum!

We also ordered some Pork Belly.

Wagyu Tataki, which was tender and delicious especially with that sauce.

Some grilled Chicken.

And a Black Sesame Panacotta with Green tea Ice cream. The consistency of the Panacotta was perfect, I ended up eating most of it even though I was supposed to share. 

As usual, I have a habit of  making friends with the Sushi chef, it's really good practice for my Japanese. They always turn out to be SO friendly though, despite their appearance. I think he was from Kanagawa and has been in Melbourne for a couple of years. He was really animated and had a great sense of humour. He gave us a few tips for our Japan trip later this year and said with my level of Japanese we would be okay.


I definitely plan on returning once the weather warms up even more, it'll be really good to go there on a hot day to relax with some fresh sushi and umeshu by the river. 
When I think about it though, I much prefer Shira Nui.... the variety of sushi just trumps any place and I like that it's not all cold. A lot of people are under the impression sushi is ALWAYS cold but at Shira Nui a lot of them are served warm. Shira Nui will destroy any Sushi Sushi roll anyday. haha