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Eat Art Truck – roving food truck – Sydney

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), American, Asian (East), Budget Bite (<$15), Cuisine, Dinner, Japanese, Korean, Lunch, Meal Type, Price, Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , on August 6, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

So not too long ago, Sydney started trialling gourmet late night food trucks including food purveyed by those with impressive culinary pedigrees.

The first one I tried was Eat Art Truck which is run by 2 chefs – one formerly of Tetsuyas & one formerly of Quay. And they did not disappoint.

Theirs is an Asian fusion & western style option. These aren’t no ordinary kebab trucks, they come with state of the art induction cooktops and are custom designed for the truck.

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Baked Alaska

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, American, Complex, Cuisine, Dessert, Dessert, dessert, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes with tags , , , , , , , on July 29, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

As you may know, I recently dined at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck Restaurant in London and it. Blew. My. Mind.

Having watched his tv series a million times (Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection), I decided that I wanted to make his perfect BFG (Black Forest Gateaux). I’ve attempted a regular Black Forest Gateaux recipe before but having tasted Heston’s BFG at his restaurant, I aspired to do better. (See here for other Heston Blumenthal related posts)

What does BFG have to do with Baked Alaska, you ask?

The only thing was, BFG required 18 eggs with about 12 egg whites left over – what to do with it? Why, attempt his Perfect Baked Alaska recipe, of course. So I’m working on them both at the same time – first to be completed is the Baked Alaska (Ed: Heston’s Perfect Black Forest Gateaux now completed).

Slight flickering of flames on the baked Alaska

I actually made more than one Baked Alaska as there were plenty of leftover ingredients. Heston’s perfect Baked Alaska was not hard to make – just time-consuming.

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Chophouse (Steakhouse Restaurant) – Dinner – Sydney

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), American, CBD, Cuisine, Dinner, Meal Type, Price, Restaurants, steakhouse, Super Splurge (>$30), Sydney with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

If you’re feeling particularly carnivorous, then Chophouse is a great place to go – the steaks here are superb.

The decor is also very interesting, it looks like they’ve spent a lot of money making the place look cheap inside. There’s a bit of a run-down, wild west feel to it.

And let’s not forget the cow skull chandelier above the bar.

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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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Recipe – Cornbread (for stuffing for Turducken)

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, American, Breads, Cuisine, Dinner, Lunch, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Simple, Vegetarian with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

Cornbread – aka Turducken preparations (cornbread stuffing).

My sister calls it corn cake because of all the sugar – and then I realised that I forgot to add sugar to this batch…oops.

Southern style corn bread

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