Lunch at the Two Brookes Bar

7 June 2015

Now that the kids are going over to Andrews every second weekend, courtesy of a Supreme Court of Victoria order. Kirsten and I are getting some time together.

On this day we had to head out to Worri Yallock to return the fancy dress costumes to A2Z costumes. We had . . . → Read More: Lunch at the Two Brookes Bar

Masak Masak

We headed over to Hoppers Crossing to drop the girls off at Andrew’s new girlfriends place. On the way back we considered many options for dinner: Williamstown, Footscray, Carlton, Brunswick Street; but we ended up walking down Smith Street in Collingwood, partly because the parking was easier and partly because we wanted to . . . → Read More: Masak Masak

Hor Fun with beef in black bean sauce

I was supposed to be going to the world stamp expo, but a work meeting ran over time and Kirsten needed me to go to the bank. So I dropped into the China Bar for lunch.

This time I had Hor Fun with beef in black bean sauce, which for me . . . → Read More: Hor Fun with beef in black bean sauce

Dream Tuesday – being nice

I am in a white room. An older Malayasian man sits there. He looks a bit pained. He smiles in his pains way and intimates that he is being nice and helpful. When I sart talking of the troubles in the 1960’s he quickly goes away.

Suddenly I am in a building full of . . . → Read More: Dream Tuesday – being nice

Photo Mondays – 2012 April 30 – The Xian Muslims

The Muslims in Xian, who are officially known as the Hui ( 回族, حُوِ ذَو) people, have quite a different appearance and culture from the generic stereotype of a muslim in the west. Still they Follow their own version of the muslim faith and use Arabic writing in a Chinese world. The food they have . . . → Read More: Photo Mondays – 2012 April 30 – The Xian Muslims

Photo Mondays – 2012 February 6 – Bamboo Shoots

A scene of giant bamboo shoots in a market in Yangshuo China. Full of very fresh produce. Click on the image to go to Red Bubble where you can purchase this case.

Bamboo Shoots

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Photo Mondays – 2011 December 5 – Beef in pottery pot

Traditional local speciality Korean meal of beef with mushrooms.

You can purchase this image on Getty Images.

Commenting Thursday – 2011-01-20

Helen over at Grab Your Fork did another food blog post on the meals we ate one day in Penang. It was also the day that I accidental found the Yap temple.

The Bitter melon, okra and chillies stuffed with fish paste is a surprisingly good and simple dish. I am . . . → Read More: Commenting Thursday – 2011-01-20

Going out for Lunch

Back in 2001 or 2002 there were obnoxious people saying, don’t go out with him for lunch I relation to me. I thought that they are diabolically rude. I think the proof is that this is a correct analysis.

It turns our that there are stupid people here in Australia who . . . → Read More: Going out for Lunch

MSG Dinner – Una’s

Well I have walked past many times, but always in the morning when I used to catch the train to Kings Cross and walk up from there to Paddington. We had our MSG dinner at Una‘s. We had to wait ages for everyone to arrive, but when we did order it seemed like . . . → Read More: MSG Dinner – Una’s