Sunday, January 21, 2024

Oven Baked Australian Lobster Tail

The best experience I had when I was in Melbourne was being able to taste lobster meat. My daughter and hubby treated us to baked lobster tails. It was cooked by the son-in-law...our blessing because he is a good home Chef. He prepared a sauce that is delicious but too shy to ask for the recipe. Baked lobster tail served over stir fried asparagus. I feel this dish should have a post of its own. Thank you to the son-in-law for cooking this dish for us.

first time tasting lobster meat

Friday, November 17, 2023

Fisho's Torquay

On our Great Ocean Road trip, we stopped by Torquay and have lunch at Fisho's.  The salad was the star of the day though the fish ( snapper) and calamari was fresh, it was just a simple grill. Nothing to shout out about. I expected a bit more flavours to the seafood.  Overall it was a great meal. 
 love the salad and I will definitely try to replicate the salad for sure

the seafood was fresh
 this is the star of the day 😜

The salad comprises of Shredded Wombok, Carrots, Pickled Daikon, Crispy Shallots and Sesame Ginger Dressing.

Making Memories of this salad 🤣

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

El Jannah- Legendary Charcoal Chicken


When we are too lazy to cook, we had take out from restaurant. This time we ordered a take out from El Jannah , in Arabic it means 'Paradise' and it is a Australian family owned fast food restaurant that serves Lebanese Cuisine. We ordered the family set that comes with two charcoal grilled chicken, soft warm Lebanese bread, Tabouli Salad and Garlic sauce and potato chips and cans of zero Pepsi and Solo Lemon can drinks. It was really good! 

the charcoal chicken is cooked over wood flame that gives it it's signature crispy and charred skin.
Tabouli Salad is good too...made up of chopped parsley, diced cucumber and tomato with olive oil and lemon juice 
the garlic sauce is simply delicious
soft warm Lebanese bread

We will definitely come back for more!

Monday, October 30, 2023

Edendale Farm, Eltham

My Sourdough Bread making friend Rachele from Melb was supposed to meet up with me last week. We were to go have coffee at the cafe there at Edendale Farm but last minute,she couldn't make it as her kids were not well. She told me I would love the place and that I should visit with my family,so I went there with my daughters and truly it was a nice place to visit. Took some photos with the farm animals there
for memory sake. This farm is in Eltham very near to where I stayed. Below are some photos we took when we were there.

entrance to the farm 

me and the goat
Hubby and his temporary farm friend
One month plus kids
Me feeding the female goat
Kids running to grandpa lol

colourful farm chickens
Miniature Shetland Ponies 
Assorted colourful flowers
Poppy flowers are starting to bloom

Poppy flower 

I will definitely come back to Edendale Farm when I am back in Melbourne 

Friday, October 27, 2023

64th Birthday Celebration

This year I celebrated my 64th birthday with my children in Melbourne. I have not seen them in person since COVID started. We only zoom each other.So this year , time for us to fly over to see them. We are here for 2.5 months and my birthday was celebrated here with them. We had a great time , started in the morning, we all drove to Yarra Valley and had a great time there. Daughter and her hubby gave us a birthday treat at Quarters at Herbert. Food was great. After that we visited Napoleone Cider Orchard Bar and tried out their Apple and Pear cider. Their orchard has Mi apple trees, Pear trees and Pink Lady Apple Trees. All has blooms and some have small apples growing already. Will be ready for harvest in two months time.
Daughter-in-law baked a beautiful and delicious Watermelon Cake for my birthday. It was a surprise birthday cake for me after our dinner celebration at Sichuan House. A very delicious dessert after the delicious Sichuan food at Sichuan House. Thank you to my Kiddos for making my 64th birthday a memorable day.

My daughter -in-law makes the most delicious cake. Well done!

the inside of the cake with a layer of fresh watermelon

Friday, October 20, 2023

Carne Asada

We were treated to Carne Asada for dinner. Prepared by our son-in-law. "Carne Asada" means 'grilled beef' in Spanish.  The beef cut has to be marinated in citrusy juice and chopped coriander . Marinated overnight, the flavour infuses deeply into the meat. The beef must never to overcooked. My son in law cooked the beef over the Barbie on his deck. He made a tomato salsa and avocado cream to go with the Carne Asada. He lightly toasted the Tortillas over the Barbie. Dinner was good.  I will try make Carne Asada when I am back in Malaysia. We even had the hot Habanero sauce to go with it. 
the beef chunks were so flavourful 

the tomato salsa was flavourful too
the marinated beef must not be overcooked...this is perfectly grilled beef
I must buy these back when I leave Melbourne 

For recipe you can click link here

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