Archive for August, 2011

RECIPE – Deviled Shepherds Pie (AKA Demon Spawn)

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, Funny, Halloween, Lunch, Main, Medium, Modern, Pie, Recipe Difficulty, Savouries, Vegetarian with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Halloween is coming up – which is the perfect time of year to make distasteful/grotesque recipes.

It’s never too early to wreak your Halloween havoc, so found a demon baby, slaughtered it & thought I’d serve it up to some unsuspecting guests – brains and guts included.

I was invited to an event which was usually potluck and I thought to myself that this would be the perfect chance to develop a new recipe – sort of like a practice run for Halloween (plus, if the hostess doesn’t specifically say you cannot bring a demon spawn, then she can’t be unhappy about it if you do)

If you love baby demons, you best avert your gaze now

RIP – delicious demon spawn

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Shanghai Dumplings – Dinner – Melbourne

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), All-you-can-eat, Asian (East), Chinese, Cuisine, Dinner, Fair Fare ($15-20), Lunch, Meal Type, Melbourne, Restaurants with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Whenever I head to Melbourne, I always stop by here. For food and for entertainment.

The food is good, quick and cheap and the service is atrocious. Which is part of the charm really – especially if there’s a birthday in the house because they will play the loudest, lamest ‘happy birthday’ song, and if there are several birthday boys & girls in the restaurant, you’ll have the pleasure of hearing it 3 times in 20 mins.

It’s always a pleasure to bring Shanghai Dumpling first-timers here without telling them what to expect of the service. Admittedly, I think the staff do play it up a bit as its service is now as infamous and the food is famous but still, a good laugh to be had.

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Flying Fajita Sisters – Dinner – Glebe

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, Glebe, Meal Type, Mega Meal ($20-$30), Mexican, Price, Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Now here’s a place that I’m regularly refused entry to. No salacious history here or anything, they’re just usually booked out when I’m wandering around Glebe Pt Rd trying to find a bite.

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RECIPE – Uova di Raviolo (Egg yolk-filled Ravioli)

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, Dinner, Italian, Lunch, Medium, Pasta, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

I recently visited Maggie Beer’s farm in Adelaide, SA and remembered that she was on a show called The Cook and the Chef on ABC.

One of the recipes I’d wanted to try for a while was an egg yolk ravioli and whaddaya noe? There’s a recipe for that on The Cook and the Chef website.

Uova Di Raviolo – Egg yolk ravioli

A beautiful little entre. Lovely homemade pasta with and liquid egg yolk centre – delicious!

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Black Forest Gateaux (BFG)

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, Chocolate, Complex, Cuisine, Dessert, dessert, German, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

Phew, having taken on the double challenge of 2 recipes from Heston’s In Search of Perfection tv series I am now done.

Heston’s perfect baked alaska & perfect black forest gateaux (BFG) have now been ticked off my to-do list. (See here for other Heston Blumenthal related posts)

Why the 2 of them in one go? Because the BFG has an excess of 12 egg whites leftover and I didn’t really fancy a 12 egg white omelette.

My attempt at Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Black Forest Gateaux

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