Sunday, July 11, 2010

San Churros - gotta love chocolate

Churros for two, white & milk chocolate dip, hot chocolate and iced chocolate
Lovely Fel took me to San Churros on Thursday to celebrate her getting into Curtin! Congrats babe! So proud of you! What could possibly go wrong with chocolate and Churros (spanish donuts). Had a lovely time catching up! Speaking of churros, they made pandan churros on MasterChef today!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Tang yuan soup

When I was younger, Mum would make tang yuan soup on December the 22nd every year for some tang yuan festival. However, when we went to Taiwan, they seem to sell it on a daily basis at the shops so I made Mum make it for me when we came back. For those of you that don't know, tang yuan is a glutinous rice ball usually found in ginger soup.

Tang Yuan Recipe


Rice Ball

1 cup glutinous rice flour
1 tspn sugar


3 - 4 slices of ginger
pot of water
brown sugar to taste


Add water to glutinous rice flour and sugar until a doughy texture is produced
Separate into 4 parts, add colours of choice
Roll dough into little balls

Boil pot of water and add brown sugar to taste, take off stove

Boil a new pot of water and drop glutinous balls in
Take out the balls when they float and place into ginger soup

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

It's tea time!

Green Rose

All this buzz about green tea and its health benefits, my brother went to buy some green tea from T2 today. We chose the Green Rose flavour which consists of green tea leaves (why of course), rose petals and dried fruit such as, currants, mango and papaya. It smells so damn delicious however it was not as strong when we brewed the tea. Probably needed a few more leaves or to be infused a bit longer however it was quite pleasant tasting.

Maxwell & Williams Pink polka dot tea cup & saucer

I want to visit the Green Tea house in Subiaco, it's a japanese place that sells all sorts of japanese tea and tea accessories.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Awesome weekend in Canberra

Pretty much spent the last weekend snowboarding, playing guitar and computer games. Oh, and eating Turkish, Balinese, Thai & Indian food. Very nice food and really wanted to taste Ethiopian cept the guys kept on saying they had rice at home.

Arrived on a Thursday and went to Uni Pub at night. Woke up nice and early at 4:30am the next day and drove to Thredbo and snowboarded the whole day. 7 hours of snowboarding - I woke up the next day aching in every muscle of my body. It was great! But really, it was so much fun!

New Parliament house
On Saturday, I got a tour of Canberra by my very own tourguide, Elle. We visited the War memorial, and the old and new parliament houses. Also, had a delicious pizza at the fyshwick markets. After a day to recover, we hit the snow again on Sunday and spent Monday bumming around.
War memorial