Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mamachau @ King William Street, CBD

I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these Baos or Asian Tacos from Mamachau since the beginning of the hype. I don't think the hype will ever really die down because I went, I ate, I want to eat some more. It was good. Located on the corner of King William Street and Pirie Street (facing Pirie Street), it's a cute vibrant little place. A perfect CBD lunch stop which is why, it's taken me so long. I don't work in the city, on the contrary I work 45 minutes south of the city where lunch options include Hungry Jacks, mediocre token sushi stand and Subway. I'm sure there's a pie shop somewhere. Anyway, I had a weekday off and decided to go to the city (yay!) but we were side tracked until we arrived at Mamachau's door at 2.45pm. They close at 3.30pm so I was crossing my fingers and toes that not too much has sold out! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wonderful Pistachios

Let's go nuts about nuts today. Wonderful Pistachios contacted me about trying some of their range. I do like nuts and pistachios rank in my top five for sure. Pistachios actually have quite a number of health benefits, they're a good source of good fats and help to lower cholesterol. They also contain Vitamin E, B vitamins and essential minerals. We had some guests over for afternoon tea on Sunday and these came in very handy for a great snack!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Delivery Hero - A Fuss Free Takeaway Night

As lives seem to get busier and time more precious, convenience services are growing. Recently I was contacted by Delivery Hero to try their service of an online takeaway ordering service. Takeaway Fridays are becoming more and more of a norm in my house because I work late and Mr. Foodie is on dinner duty which somehow ends up being takeaway. If only my dinner duty was that easy. Delivery Hero is pretty easy to use. It all starts with typing in your suburb or postcode into the search bar to see what restaurants offer delivery to your area. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween, Donuts and Trick or Treating

It's that time of the year again that Mr. Foodie loves so much - Halloween. It's one of his favourite holidays of the year and when he found out I could get some Halloween donuts, just plain excited. Anything themed sets him off. For a limited time only Donut King are selling Halloween Donuts. They would make great additions to a Halloween party or themed dinner with your friends and family. After all, it's always fun to change things up a bit and fight over a skull donut!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

McLaren Vale Beer Tour with the Birthday Boy

Recently Mr Foodie turned 31 (yay!) and he's not one to skip out on celebrations. That's one of the things I love about him, he celebrates pretty much everything, always filled with joy and excitement planning little events throughout the year. If you haven't met my husband, he's very festive and after nearly 10 years, it's definitely rubbed off on me. There's always something special about planning little events together, the giggles (and heated discussions) over planning details, throwing ideas around then there's the excitement leading up to it followed by the stress that it's never gonna turn out but most of all we always have a ball in the end and it'll be another album packed away for memory lane. But I digress, this birthday plan was no where near as elaborate or complicated as the Ghostbuster's Birthday Party, Ninja Turtles Dinner Party or all the Halloweens and Christmases that go so far back I don't know where to begin. Actually right now as I'm typing my spare room is filling up with Halloween decorations he's unveiled from the shed. 

Mr Foodie loves craft beer and would probably pick beer over wine any day. Given that it is spring and we are so lucky to be living in SA near a beautiful wine region, we thought a beer tour was overdue. My brother in law had been on an Adelaide Hills beer tour through Mount Barker and Lobethal way so we thought we'd do a different beer tour for something new so I looked up the breweries, spoke to a couple of friends who know their stuff (thank you Willunga Wino and McFuzzlebutt's Manchen) and wrote out an itinerary for our self guided beer tour. Join us on our journey that perfect sunny Sunday in our beautiful wine region that is McLaren Vale.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Westfield Home, Food and Wine Weekend

Last night we were very kindly invited to the preview launch of Westfield's Home, Food and Wine Weekend happening this very weekend (11-12 October). It sure spiced up a typical Wednesday night eating a quick meal in front of the TV at home, not to mention I haven't really dined in the middle of a shopping mall before (food court doesn't count). When we arrived I absolutely loved the table setting, a little rustic with beautiful flowers and cheeseboards all set out. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Burger Republic @ Hyde Park

It was a weeknight and a somewhat impromptu visit to Burger Republic on King William Road. We had just been to Chuck Wagon the week before, somehow it set Mr .Foodie off on a burger hunting trail and my T-Rex cannot be stopped! The place was buzzing even for a week night with plenty of customers both dining in and getting takeaway. I think we're in for a treat.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eat Now Best Eats Competition

I've had a few competitions on this blog all with great responses because really, who doesn't love winning free stuff! I know I do. This isn't a Foodie Ling competition but it's one that I thought all you foodies would be interested in. After all, sharing is caring. 

A foodie holiday is up for grabs at Eat Now Best Eats Awards. All you have to do is vote for your favourite dish from your favourite restaurant for a chance to eat your way around top dining destinations in either Morocco or Italy or Mexico. Prize includes flights, food tours and accommodation for two. How easy is that!

Runners up will also win one of 10 x $250 EatNow vouchers for an awesome takeaway night with family and friends.

Entries close October 10 so get your vote in here. I've already done mine! Good luck everyone!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Product Review: Cadbury Marvellous Creations

Hands up who doesn't love chocolate? No one? Great! I personally don't know anyone who doesn't like at least some form of chocolate be it chocolate brownie, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or hot chocolate drink so when my long time childhood favourite Cadbury had an opportunity for me to try some of their new Marvellous Creations I obviously didn't pass up the chance. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Loft Oyster and Wine Bar Full Menu Launch

Having previously visited The Loft Wine Bar with lasting impressions, it was a delight to receive an invitation to their new menu launch and seeing some familiar faces again. This gorgeous bar located on the busy Gouger Street has become a popular destination for late night drinks and scrumptious bites. Tonight we were introduced to their now available full dinner menu. It was definitely a treat, the food, drinks and hospitality did not disappoint.