Archive for May, 2011

RECIPE – Blue Cheese Burgers

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), American, Burgers, Cuisine, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Meat, Recipe Difficulty, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , on May 30, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Mmm…blue cheese – is there anything you can’t go with. I was watching one of Heston Blumenthal’s tv series before where he made a chocolate fondant with blue cheese – this is something I shall have to try to make at some point.

Anyway, I digress, I felt like a burger & I had a bit of leftover blue cheese – why not combine them?

Blue cheese burger pattie on some caramelised onions & mushrooms, topped with butter lettuce on toasted turkish bread – yum.

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Oscillate Wildly – Degustation Dinner – Newtown

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Asian (South), Cuisine, Degustation/Tasting, Dinner, European, French, Japanese, Meal Type, Modern, Newtown, Price, Restaurants, Super Splurge (>$30), Sydney with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Before leaving for a 2 month overseas holiday, I decided to meet up with a few friends for a lovely dinner at Oscillate Wildly – a Japanese/French fusion restaurant. It is a very inventive restaurant with creative uses of different flavours & textures.

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RECIPE – Traditional Vietnamese Beef Rice Noodles (Pho Bo)

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Medium, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Soup/Broth, Vietnamese with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Store bought pho never compares to how mama used to make (or how it tastes in Vietnam).

This a recipe that takes a good couple of hours – the way it’s supposed to be (there will be no MSG/store-bought shortcuts here).

So very divine – flavoursome beef soup with rice noodles, meatballs & other garnishes.

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Fat Duck Restaurant – Dinner – Degustation – Bray, England

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, Cuisine, Degustation/Tasting, Dinner, European, Meal Type, Modern, Outside Australia, Price, Restaurants, Super Splurge (>$30) with tags , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

OMFG!!!!! Never in my life have I had such a FANTASTIC dining experience as that at Fat Duck Restaurant in Bray, England. Heston Blumenthal is an absolute genius & I would shout it from the rooftops if that would help me get another reservation.

Top 3 restaurant in the WORLD in 2010, it’s consistently been one of the best restaurants in the world and an absolute must on my recent trip to Europe.

This was, by far, the best restaurant I’ve ever been to in my entire life (so far).

After a 5 min cab ride from Maidenhead train station, the 4 of us arrive at the Fat Duck Restaurant, all ready to have a culinary experience of a lifetime.

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