Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sawak Cafe, Collins Street

Sawak Cafe has recently opened in the spot previously occupied by Pasta Resistance, next to the Collins Street entrance to Chickenfeed. They sell a range of Malaysian dishes, and I've been working my way through the delicious menu.

Nasi lemak ($11). Lovely coconut rice served with the traditional accompaniments: fried chicken, peanuts, egg, cucumber, sambal sauce and the addictive dried anchovies.


Char kway teow ($10.80). These fried rice noodles are simply fantastic - they even beat my previous favourite version from Chatterbox in North Hobart. I think the magic ingredient is the lap cheong (Chinese sausage), which you can't see in the photo.


Kari ayam with roti jala ($12.80). A chicken curry with pieces of potato, bean curd and beans, served with net bread. This was enjoyable, although I prefer curries with a bit more of a kick to them. The roti tasted like it was fried in butter (delicious!) but had more of a pancake texture than I was expecting, although that probably wasn't helped by my carrying it back to the office in a sealed plastic container - the bread probably ended up soggier as a result.


Other things on the menu that I plan to try in the future include laksa, nasi goreng, mee goreng and the beef salad... after the Christmas holidays!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

From a trip to Melbourne the weekend before last...

An unexpectedly huge serving of saganaki at Blue Train Cafe, Southbank:


The big breakfast at Kush Bar Restaurant, Chapel Street:


And the eggs royal from Kush:


Delicious giant strawberries from the Prahran Market:


Amazing pintxos from Naked for Satan, Brunswick Street:


Vietnamese sauce-topped Lord of the Fries:


I love Melbourne.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekend market haul

From Salamanca market:
  • Bok choy
  • Two new Dickens cider varieties: Old English and a pear cider
  • Red currant vinegar from Hillwood Berry Farm
  • Strawberries ($4 for a large punnet)
  • Peas ($6 for a large bag)
  • Peaches ($2/kg)
  • Coriander
  • Mushrooms
  • JalapeƱo and cheese bread


And from the farmers market we got some broad bean hummus, strawberry jelly and broccoli. We got there kind of late at 12pm, but it was great to see so many stalls and plenty of people still there.


I love this time of year - there's so much wonderful fresh produce.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Noodlebox, North Hobart

Various noodles from Noodlebox in North Hobart. Their noodles are consistently enjoyable. Unfortunately I took these photos a while ago and have forgotten which ones we ordered...




Sauce-splattered noodleboxes don't look all that great in photos, but they tasted mighty fine.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mo Mo Bubble Tea and Coffee House, Hobart CBD

More deliciousness from Mo Mo - it's really close to my workplace so I am a regular patron.

Half tom yum, half special fried rice with a white chocolate bubble tea:


Cajun chicken wrap with a peach iced tea. The wraps are fantastic - great value ($7.50) with a generous amount of filling, especially chicken. They are often sold out in the display cabinet but they will make up fresh ones too.