Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sushi Planet @ West Terrace CBD

Last week the Foodie Ling team was invited by Girl About Town to the official launch party of Adelaide's new sensation Sushi Planet. We always love sushi, fresh, light and fulfills my omega-3 intake! The night was a success with media, journalists and bloggers present all ready to discover this new place. Conveniently located on West Terrace, Sushi Planet offers freshly made sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi, salads and also chargrilled skewers (yakitori) with healthy options available. The place has a modern and clean look with Japanese touches, there's ample seating both inside and outside. The night started with bubbles, cocktails and beers as we took in the atmosphere. As the owner, Pavel Gayvoronskiy said "Sushi Planet goes far beyond having great food and service by offering customers the holistic dining experience where people can get together to enjoy the modern Japanese food whilst having cocktails in a vibrant ambiance". Now let's begin the feeding frenzy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Harvest Festival 2015

My computer is fixed and I'm back in business!! Last Saturday turned out to be a day of gorgeous weather, rather perfect for Harvest Festival at McLaren Vale. In its fourth year, this festival aims to showcase the region for its best. This was our first time attending and boy did we bump into friends, might as well have been a reunion! We parked up, took the free shuttle right to the gate, offered our gold coin donation for the McLaren Vale Hospital, slapped on sunscreen at the tent and off we went. How kind (and socially responsible) of them to provide sunscreen. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

360 Gradi @ Kensington Park

For the love of pizza, visit this place already! We finally crossed the city line to dine at 360 Gradi on Magill Road with some great company. There's no better way to eat pizza than with others (and also because you get to order more varieties). This place might look like just a Friday night takeaway with simple decor and laminated menus but do not be deceived. The food is authentic, ridiculously delicious and filled with passion. Thin based wood oven pizzas that spill over the plate - that is what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in Review

Here we are again on the last day of the year. Tonight, perhaps even as early as this afternoon, celebrations kick off for the last time in 2014 to usher in the new year which we always hope to be our best yet. This year has been filled with plenty of personal downs but it doesn't stop me from remembering all the ups we've had. Foodie Ling has had a lot of fun this year and is continuing to grow thanks to all you foodies out there. This year saw us making two trips to Malaysia, discovering numerous restaurants and cafes, enjoying Tasting Australia, meeting new friends and having two big birthday parties in the family.

Chinese New Year at home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's Christmas Time....

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la..... 

Our lights have been up all month and Christmas music has received no lack of attention in this house (or car). Playing the classics, carols, a bit of top 50 Christmas songs, throw in some Il Divo, Chris Mann, Buble, Mariah Carey and we never forget the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That, is one of our favourite play lists. This time of the year I dust off my Christmas score book and give my dusty piano some attention. Our Christmas celebration is very headache free. There is only one immediate family to go to and that is Mr. Foodie's parents so we spend the entire Christmas period there. Their family Christmas dinner is held on Christmas eve night and we return the next morning for leftovers, pastries and presents. Gift opening is the highlight of Christmas Day, it's like a ritual at my in-laws, we take turns, have a tea break or second breakfast in between and might finish up at 1-2pm. The rest of the day is as lazy as a sloth, actually no that's Boxing Day. The rest of the day is lazy though, nice and slow. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hank's Jam and Herb Chicken Burgers

As Christmas is approaching our schedules are fast filling up with last minute gifts to buy, food to organize and the countless lunches and dinners with friends, relatives and work. It is after all the crazy season yet one of the best times of the year! I've been very lucky this year watching hampers and parcels turn up at my front door, I'm starting to enjoy these early Christmases. One of them was from Hank's Jam filled with goodies that will come in very handy at Christmas lunch.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Riverside Restaurant @ InterContinental Adelaide

This is the view of charming Adelaide from InterContinental Hotel, a lovely sight of the riverbank and the new Adelaide oval. On this evening the cricket was on and as it finished, swarms of people crossed the bridge with some ending up at The Atrium Lounge for a drink. That's where we started our night, looking out the large windows, enjoying sips of our refreshing drinks and soaking in the view. Tonight we were kindly invited by Intercontinental Adelaide to experience the new summer menu at Riverside Restaurant but before that we were in for a few treats!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

James Buns @ Gouger Street, Adelaide

I received an invitation a little while back to try this new place out. Located at the west end of Gouger Street James Buns is pretty much across from Sushi Bar Genki. This little place used to be home to Sugar Bowl, Moodle Taiwanese Noodle Bar and Asian Puzzle Canteen. It's been a few different things and perhaps this time, James Buns will be here to stay. True to its name, they specialize in dumplings and buns with their signature of soup dumplings worded on the menu as James' Steamed Juicy Buns with Pork Filling. This is none other than one of my favourite street dishes of all time - Xiao Long Bao. It's very hard to find a good one and it's a craving I can only fully satisfy so far by returning home to Malaysia to dine at Din Tai Fung  or Jin Xuan which is a great yum cha place near my parents' home. There's okay ones at plenty of yum cha places in Adelaide but not quite the same. So in we went, both Mr. Foodie and I with high hopes and excitement!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sushi Chan @ Westfield West Lakes

I don't normally eat at food courts and to be brutally honest never review them. I never seem to find anything I like, they're more a means to satiate hunger pains. Some time back I received a takeaway box with an invite inside to come try Sushi Chan at Westfield West Lakes food court. I'd left it for a while as I live on the other side of the all-dividing CBD line until one day, I was on a ride along with Mr. Foodie to a job up that way. So I grabbed my takeaway box and went to explore their new Eat Positive menu.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ginza Miyako - A new experience

There's a new gem in town and it's very much worth a visit, a few in fact. It's not everyday a menu is this exciting and nearly every dish appealed to us. Right on North Terrace in Adelaide CBD amongst all the buzz, there's Ginza Miyako. A new Japanese French fusion restaurant located on Level 1 of Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel. I wasn't sure what to expect as I've never encountered Japanese French fusion food before. I can assure you, it was a very pleasant discovery.