A great day to TASTE

It really was a great day to Taste Sydney 🙂 The sun was shining (rather too brightly because my mum got sunburnt), the wine and cocktails were flowing, we were armed with booklets of crowns and we were hungry. Really hungry…

Let’s dig in 🙂

Guillaume at Bennelong
Mini Sandiwch with Blue Swimmer Crab meat and coriander mayonnaise

Guillaume at Bennelong
Pistachio Macarons

Guillaume at Bennelong
Wagyu Beef Daube with Paris Mash

Oh my gawwwwwwd the most tenderest melt in your mouth awesomest wagyu beef
What’s cooking good lookin’
El Toro Loco
Paella a la Maestre

El Toro Loco
Grilled vanilla stone fruit with sangria

turn around babyy
Plan B
Organic Grass Fed Wagyu Beef Burger

Restaurant Balzac
Crispy Wagyu Beef with Mild Mushroom and Truffle Foam
How I wish I could have had this at my previous visit to Balzac, looks like a simple spring roll but it was so good!!
Flying Fish
Yellow fin tuna with sweet pork crackling and ruby grape fruit
we had this last year but Bill just HAD to have it again… but the portions are smaller :((
Danks Street Depot
Beef Ribs Smoked in Watermelon with a Watermelon and Avocado Salad

The Caveman
he specifically asked for the one with the bone
drink break
Longrain Restaurant
Tapioca pudding with poached jackfruit and lychee
very nice and tapioca ws cooked to perfection but the coconut juice was a tad too sweet for me
The Nipple
Jonah’s at Whale Beach
Vanilla panna cotta with lavender honey and fresh pomegranate

I cannot get enough of the lavender honey <33
Bird Cow Fish
Tiramisu roulade- chocolate sponge rolled around a Paesanella mascarpone and Marsala sabayon
I don’t understand half of that… but the caramel was the highlight… I wanted to lick the plate
Sauternes Custard with Caramel

Such a shame, this was the low light of my day… the custard hadn’t set and it was very liquidy :(((
and it wasn’t just mine either, a lady close by went to complain… I wonder if she got another one??
Strawberry jelly with Champagne foam
Quickly snapped this dessert before our Planet Cake class
Planet Cake
decorate your own cupcake

Rolling the icing and adding the buttercream
Use the acetate to smooth it all out…
(could not stop checking out the guy’s Tifanny&Co bling)
The girl before me made a cupcake with a decorated dragonfly
TADA I made a little ribbon

See you next year!


My Kitchen Rules – Ono style

Our family has become slightly obsessed with My Kitchen Rules whether it be because watching train wrecks being averted is thrilling, the schadenfreude in me loves the prospect of the bitchy couples crumbling and of course Manu and his sexy accent. Anyhoo, my Dad also has gotten really really into the show probably because they’re just “normal” people like us? So for my sister’s birthday he basically gave himself a 3hour limit to cook three courses and he also did all the required shopping during the day haha

Ono House


Edamame sprinkled with salt
…so yeh we cheated a little cause all we had to do was boil our store bought Edamame

Crispy Deep Fried Prawn Heads
I love this!! so crunchy and the miso inside the head is so so good.


Preparing the Aburi Salmon and Aburi Scallops

Assorted Sushi Roll
Dragon Rolls Eel with Avocado and Tempura Prawn, Salmon and Tuna and Kingfish with Crab Stick

Arranging the Sushi Boats

TADAAAA… we had two Sushi Nigiri Boats
Scallops (raw and aburi), Salmon (raw and aburi), Tuna, Squid, Octopus, Kingfish, Swordfish, Prawn


Strawberry Gateau from Breadtop
Again we cheated well… Bill did because he brought it

Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Ice Cream and Cream topped with Forest Berries
our proper dessert entry 🙂
So it’s not all fancy schmancy but it was really really fun helping, watching and especially eating!! Anyways it’s not like Manu Feidel and Pete Evans needed to be impressed and everyone had enjoyed the food! hooorayy

A few days earlier we had a family dinner for my Erina’s 20th birthday… she requested Tempura.

Tempura Prawns

Tempura Sweet Potato, Water Cress, and Shitake Mushrooms

Chocolate and Cointreau Mousse Cake from Hello Happy