Sunday, October 31, 2010

Char Siu Pork and Tofu Stir Fry

I picked up some lean pork from Coles and some chinese greens today. The pork was on special, I think, why are they so cheap? I marinated the pork fillets in char siu paste and grilled it. While that is on the grill, I also stirfried some tofu with chinese broccoli. After the pork had cooked, I sliced it and threw it into the wok to toss around with the stirfry. The result, a very tasty char siu infused stirfry ;) Yummo! This is not a good week to give up carbs but I am going to try to reduce my rice intake..Yup, be forewarned, please stay away from this hungry angry ninja!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

All things chilli

So I put off baking again this weekend on the account that there were so much rain and I needed a chilli fix rather than a sugar hit. It's been raining non stop for the last three days and the sun has finally come out today. Getting home last Friday was a bit of an adventure, avoiding the flooded roads etc etc. but yours truly got home safe and sound.

Here are some pix of what I made that evening. I missed this dish so much; sambal ikan bilis. It's not exactly the best quality but it tasted awesome. Another one is my all time favourite, chilli prawns. So I had them over two days, so shiok! Next week, I am going to cook vegetable acar!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Morning Tea

Today we had a little celebration, a work colleague is leaving and she hosted a morning tea. I am not sure why we celebrate a person's departure, it is quite sad really, losing another valuable member. I am going to miss her giggles. But the spread was good, awesome even! I had to skip lunch because of morning tea. I was starving in the morning becoz I had forgotten to eat dinner last nite, was too busy catching up with too many vampire stories. So anyway, here are some of the photos;of course I ate everything on sight..take no prisoners, what I always say ;)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wagga Thai House

Couple weeks ago, I mentioned that I had the best lunch ever at Wagga Thai House. Well, the lunch was superb so we had to go back again. And again. And each time I would forget to take a photo of the food because I gobbled it down too fast. This week I made sure that I take at least one photo on my iphone before the food disappeared. This is chicken with garlic and pepper, our absolute favourite.

It's becoming a regular thing for Helena (my work sidekick) and I to go downtown for lunch at least once a week for Thai. For whatever reasons, it seems to calm me and make me zen all over again after a hectic workload. Yes, I get very stressed at work. I have pcs and monitors coming out of my ears!

I used to relieve stress by going to Bunnings at lunchtime to be in the garden nurseries, zen.... and perved at hot looking tradies. Meh! They are on to me I guessed, coz Bunnings moved to other side of town which is too far away from work. DRATS!

So now, my stress reliever is Thai food. Have I mentioned it is super yummo and I am almost tempted not to share this little secret place of mine? But they really do deserved a shout out.

How cute is their menu?

Wagga Thai House on Urbanspoon

Friday, October 8, 2010

Beef in Black pepper sauce

Beef in Black Pepper


200 gm of beef strips
1 brown onion or couple of shallots diced
3 tablespoon of dark black soy sauce or kicap manis
Ground Black Pepper


Brown the beef in a skillet on high heat, if you want, you can flambe the beef in brandy!
Diced and throw in the shallots
When the onions are soft, add the peppers, strir it over the beef
Add kicap manis, 3 tablespoons or more if desired.
Quick stir fry and serve with steam rice.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Eat Pray Love

Seriously, I am so excited and I can't wait for the 7th Oct for the Australian screening of Eat Pray Love

I have just watched the trailer and saw some yummy food photos as well and.... "will somebody please slap me now, I so want to be on that plane now."

Hmm, how nice to take off for a year ... imagine doing that? I would totally love it! Look at those pastries, how good is that?

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

So I entered another competition to win a travel pack. Well, it could come in handy for me one day, if I ever get away again...gotta be optimistic, you know.. NOM NOM NOM...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Strawberries are Us!

Daylight savings confuses the hell out of me, so sad that I lose an hour of sleep this weekend. My only consolation for all these changes is that the sun is out, flowers are blooming and I see red berries everywhere, strawberries that is!

I wanted to get some blueberries and raspberries and blackberries as well, but maybe another time, I just know that too much of the berries are not a good thing.. hehehehe!

Here's to you Karen, because she loves her strawberries so much..  ;) It will still be here in December when you fly to Oz ;)

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