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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Favourite Drinks: Moscato w/ Ruby Grapefruit

One of my favourite alcoholic drink is Moscato. and i love it with Grapefruit.


So good. Very fruity and refreshing.

Try it sometime!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chicken Schnitzel w/ Pasta Sauce and Sides

I bought 3 pieces of chicken schnitzel from Colin's butchery and i usually don't because i've found that ready made chicken schnitzel are usually tasteless. However, the colin's butchery ones are really great and what could be easier than just frying them up and preparing some sides to go with it?

So i fried them up and baked them with our favourite brand of pasta sauce.


I fried the chicken schnitzel. Then made a simple potato mash.

Fish baked a dish of roasted veggies with onions, broccoli, potatoes and carrots.

We had some left-over garlic bread from a pizzeria which i don't like at all but fish makes it good but adding some olive oil and garlic and frying the bread.

It's very delicious but i believe that the chicken schnitzel tastes better freshly fried and crispy. If i make this again, i'll make it using grilled or pan-fried chicken without a breadcrumb coating.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Juanita's Mexican Restaurant, Kensington

When i wasn't around, Fish and Hui went to Juanita for dinner one night and they raved about it to me when i came back.

So, we went there for dinner one night – it was great! Then when daddy and min came over, we brought them there to dinner and i daresay they liked it to.

We haven't been there since then and decided to have dinner there a few days ago.



We chose a nice table with cushions.


We start off with a jug of non-alcoholic sangria – yummy.

This is delicious! Chile Con Queso Dip with chorizos and corn chips. A mixture of chilli and cheese. It's not spicy but its cheesy but yet not sickeningly cheesy like a nacho cheese dip can sometime be.


Chile Relleno. "Fresh green bell peppers, roasted peeled, stuffed with cheese and veggies. Baked and served with lettuce, sour cream and guacamole" Yummy. Our favourite entrees. Daddy loved these too. With all the veggies it always makes me feel like the dinner is much healthy. Smile with tongue out


This was Fish's main. Beef Fajitas. Comes to the table sizzling! The portion is huge but the meat is just a wee chewier and tough, though edible.


It came with tortillas, chilli, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.


Fish also asked for some rice to go with his fajitas. Their rice tastes quite good although not a huge of a portion as i liked. but we were so full with this dinner, maybe it was a good thing.


Me and Hui shared Combo 3. This has chicken burrito, beef tostadas and beef taquito (the one that looks like a cigar). It also has rice, sour cream and guacamole. We really prefer the chicken over the beef. I shall try asking if we can get them all chicken next time. Really big portion. Best to be shared.


Juanita's – quite a walk from where we're staying now but loving it so far.

The service is always friendly and you never have to wait too long for food. I have heard not so good things about their all-you-can-eat sundays, so i'm not going to put myself in a possibly unhappy situation by going on sundays. Smile


Thursday, November 10, 2011

新上海–New Shanghai, Bondi Junction Westfield

Recently we went to Bondi Junction and was looking forward to eating Salsa's at the Harbour Room Food Court. However, we found this new stall instead.


New Shanghai. is quite good.


This has to be our favourite! 生煎包 Panfried Pork Bun. The bun is not too doughy. The fry bottom is great and there's soup in the buns! Sometimes the soup gets soaked up by the dough instead, but it is still delicious! Don't bite too hard and fast, soup might spill out all over! The menu only states 8 pieces, but you can definitely just order 4 pieces.


Their 小笼包 is not bad too. it can definitely rival Din Tai Fung. plus no queue!


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Homemade Granola

i like mine with granola but i don't eat it often nor i have ever tried making it.

So.. i recently made applesauce and i thought i should make some granola to go with it.

I decided on a simple one.



Dry ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cups or more wheat bran
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Some sesame seeds
1/4 tsp salt

Wet ingredients
100ml honey (add more if you want it sweeter – i don't like my foods too sweet, so i added less, but you can definitely add more, it would clump together more too)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 tbsp neutral flavour oil – i used peanut oil
2 tbsp brown sugar

Extra ingredients
1/2 – 1 cup raisins
Othe dried fruits or nuts as you wish


Mix the wet and dry ingredients well individually.

Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

I wore a glove for this – mix the ingredients together pressing and squeezing so that all the ingredients get well mixed with the honey mixture.

Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper and lay the mixture on evenly.

In a 160 degree oven, bake the mixture for 25 mins.

Take it out, and stir/mix well. Then into the oven it goes again for another 25 mins.

When mixing, you will feel that the mixture is still quite soft and not crunchy, don't worry, it will crunch up when cooling.

I didn't use much honey, so my granola was not clumpy. If you used more honey than i did, keep stirring and separating while the mixture is cooling so that you can determine how clumpy you want the mixture to be.


Add in the raisins/dried fruits.

Yum Yum Yum.

Have it over yogurt with homemade apple sauce. or.. i think i prefer this.. in milk. Ooooo.. on frozen yogurt too!!

I think it's quite healthy, with all the fibre in it but because it has been baked, i think it makes this a little heaty esp if you added in a good amount of nuts. So eat it in moderation ok?