Family lunch, Jac’s first roast duck a l’orange

We hosted a family lunch recently at our home to celebrate Jac’s mum Pattycakes’ birthday. Jac loves to cook for company and had a great time planning and preparing the meal. I helped her with recipe research and the boring stuff like setting the table on the day. :) Our starter dish was prawns sauteed […]

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BBQ noodle soup

For brunch on Saturday, I bought myself takeaway BBQ noodle soup from Canton at the Carousel Shopping Centre food court. The thick egg noodles, fried shallots, bean sprouts, steamed bok choy and meat were in one container, the broth in another. When I got home, I placed the noodles, sprouts and bok choy into a […]

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Suria Cafe, Girrawheen

Update, March 2013: Suria is under new management. Some of the dishes described in this post may no longer be available. Nasi lemak (AU$8.50) Suria Cafe, located at the Summerfield shopping centre in Girrawheen, serves traditional Malay dishes. On a weekend with good traffic it’s about 20 minutes drive from the Perth CBD. There was […]

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Quiz night food

A couple of weekends ago, Jac and I went to a quiz night with my siblings and their partners. It was a fundraiser for Jac’s hockey club. We all brought food, of course. Jac made her savoury eggs (some people call them deviled eggs). Jac’s never written her recipe down – it’s all done by […]

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Bull Creek Hawker, Bull Creek

Hainanese chicken rice (AU$8.00) Bull Creek Hawker is located at the busy shopping village on Parry Avenue in Bull Creek. We pulled into the rather congested centre car park just before 12 noon. We were both starving – neither of us had eaten breakfast. It was Sunday and the place was buzzing with activity. Apparently […]

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Friends Restaurant, East Perth

Last month, I wrote about the mushroom dishes I ate at Friends Restaurant in East Perth as part of Mushroom Mania. Those dishes were small part of an unexpectedly epic meal – here’s the meal in all its glory. We ate at Friends quite a few years ago, back when I was studying full-time. I […]

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Miss Maud Pastry House Carousel / Cannington

We had breakfast at Miss Maud Pastry House at Carousel Shopping Centre a few weeks ago. I’ve mentioned previously how Miss Maud provides a welcome temporary escape from the shopping trolleys and food court crowd. It’s usually pretty busy at Miss Maud too, especially at morning tea time, with lots of people dropping in for […]

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Old Cathay, Victoria Park

“Um… I think you may have ordered too many dishes,” our waitress said tentatively after we placed our order. I wonder what gave her that idea? :P We assured her we were very hungry and were happy to stick with what we’d ordered. Oh, so much food! But not too much food! Last Friday, Jac […]

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Juji and Jay’s engagement party

On Saturday we celebrated my sister Juji and her fiancé Jay’s engagement with a lunch party with family and friends. Jac and I made coleslaw and my mum made her pork wantans, but Juji outdid everyone with her supreme culinary efforts that day. She slow-cooked four pork shoulders for 14 hours which she and Jay […]

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Game Farm honey mustard quail

Honey mustard quail, oven roasted potato, green salad I recently received some sample products from Game Farm. Jac and I were both very excited – Jac, to cook them; me, to eat them! Game Farm has been around since 1975 and specialises in the breeding and processing of game birds and speciality poultry, and supply […]

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