Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ryo's Noodles @ Gouger Street

Adelaide has long been lagging behind in the ramen scene so when Ryo's Noodles opened up last year on the popular dining street known as Gouger, it was much welcomed. Ryo's Noodles has chosen to open up in Adelaide following outlets in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Sydney. Last week we were invited to dine there along with other food bloggers as an introduction to their menu. That night was held in conjunction with Adelaide Dining Magazine introducing their first proud issue as the restaurant bible of Adelaide. I grew up eating a lot of noodles in all shapes and forms, not so much ramen (and 2 minute noodles are not really true ramen noodles), but many different types of noodles. To Mr. Foodie, noodles are one dish, they're all the same. To my fuming Asian self and feeling the need to represent the entire world's noodle industry, I could not even begin to comprehend the words that came out of his mouth. The way you make it, the type of flour you use, the style of cooking it, the type of broth, condiments, toppings, combination of sauces and so much more end up as different dishes. Often you will find different countries or even districts have a different style of noodle dishes. Tonight, we talk about one of the most famous in the world - Japanese Ramen.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

One a Penny, Two a Penny - Brumby's Bakery Hot Cross Buns

It felt like hot cross buns were in store pretty much after New Year's and I've been putting it off till we were at least closer to Easter. Didn't want to wear out the whole hot cross bun and chocolate thing but time has flown so ridiculously fast that it's only less than two weeks away! We are not huge chocolate fans so Easter eggs and bunnies don't really make it into the shopping trolley but hot cross buns however, that has the danger of becoming breakfast until they sell out. Traditional fruit hot cross buns, as delicious as it may be, has constantly been in competition with new "improved" flavours. Chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, triple chocolate chip, sticky date, cherry, caramel, ginger.....it never ends. The other day I was contacted by Brumby's Bakery asking if I wanted to try their Nutella Hot Cross Buns. In case you didn't hear me the first time, NUTELLA! Pffft, as if you need to ask. Send me a truckload! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Big Shed Brewing Concern

We had the absolute pleasure of attending the launch of craft beer Big Shed Brewing Concern at 13/2 Brandwood St, Royal Park. True to its name, it was a big shed. The brewery is spearheaded by Jason Harris and Craig Basford who are very passionate about making what they love into a living - brewing and drinking great beer! They started with their first beer which was the Frankenbrown American Brown Ale and perfected that. Before long they have proudly grown BSBC into what it is today.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HelloFresh is in Adelaide

HelloFresh has debuted in Adelaide with its first round of deliveries on March 9th this year. I was lucky enough to be sent a box to sample courtesy of the lovely team at HelloFresh. When it arrived at my door I was just a wee bit overexcited not only because I like getting parcels but also the anticipation and mystery to what my meals would be. It was the first time I had a food box delivery! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Snapple Iced Tea

I am a lover of tea, more so than coffee. There is just endless fragrance, flavour, strength and possibilities with tea. Today, I present to you a bottle iced tea variety - Snapple. No longer do you have to scour the internet for USA food sites and pay an extortion. It has launched in Australia and readily available at major supermarkets for a very reasonable price.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Penny University @ Union Street

Tucked away on Union Street in the CBD, just across from Burger Theory, you'll find yourselves a very quaint, charming breakfast and lunch spot named Penny University. Inside there's a large table in the middle and few seats for bar dining on the window side. The premise isn't very big but it feels cosy and a bit like dining in a small common hall with acquaintances and friends at a university residence. Newspapers were spread on the table for those who want to catch up on the latest while enjoying a coffee. It was 7.30am in the morning, I hardly ever reach the city this early but the hustle and bustle was already there. Students and workers coming to get their morning coffee fix, some enjoying a quick caffeine fueled catch up on the bench and crates set up outside before starting the day.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Malt Fiction '13' Beer Launch

This was the launch for Adelaide’s own Malt Fiction '13' beer at The Laneway Bar in the city. The 13 refers to the little amount of wheat added as Jared came from a family of bakers hence the reference to a baker's dozen. The label Malt Fiction and the girl on the label plays in parody to the popular movie Pulp Fiction. The launch took place on Friday 13th which was a perfect tie in to the name of this pale ale.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Adelaide Fringe 2015 - Garden of Unearthly Delights and Surrender the Micronation

In the sweltering heat we attended the opening of Surrender, the latest pop-up bar and club brought to you by the team behind Barrio. We turned up all confused and excited at the same time to this concept of a Micronation appearing behind Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Riverbank. While lining up at the 'immigration' we were made aware of the Laws of Surrender. Soon enough our 'entry visa' was processed, we were given flags and taught three ways to wave it to surrender ourselves to this glorious nation and its leader Dr. Ya Ya. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Adelaide Fringe 2015 - The Royal Croquet Club

We finally made our way to Royal Croquet Club at Victoria Square one Thursday evening to see what the fuss is all about. Unfortunately I had to miss out last year so I was rather excited to see this popular hangout spot. It was indeed colourful and vibrant with food stalls, bars and a croquet lawn set up for public use. Royal Croquet Club captured every essence of summer down to beach chairs for lounging and the stage of live music performances. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Windy Point Restaurant

We've lived near Blackwood for a good many years now and drove down past Windy Point numerous times, passing this beautiful restaurant imagining the view. Recently Mr. Foodie and I were lucky enough to be invited by the general manager and executive chef Justin Miles to dine at Windy Point Restaurant for the release of their Summer Degustation 2015 menu. The night was hosted by a very fun and charming friend of ours, Dougal McFuzzlebutt. Experiencing the amazing view for myself and reading my personalised menu (nice touch guys), we knew we were in for a great night.