Sunday, 29 April 2012

Epcot F&W Festival 2010 - Day 1 Part 2

and the feasting continues in Part 2 (the afternoon session!)

Singapore: Shrimp Cake with Singapore Noodle Salad

I didn’t like the shrimp cake (oddly as I usually love them). I found this very bland, cold and spongy…the cold noodles however were tasty with the sesame oil tossed through them.

Hops and Barley: Boston-style Crab Cake with Cabbage Slaw and RĂ©moulade

I love crab cakes but being from Australia were seafood is super expensive, especially crab (and lobster) I was eager to sink my teeth into them. (are you surprised that our seafood is expensive considering we are the biggest island in the world?...yeah it’s a huge issue here)…I digress….

I have to say I was disappointed.Why? mainly because of the dill mixed through it. I am not a fan.

Hops and Barley: New England Lobster Roll

Again, was disappointed due to the amount of dill sprinkled through it.

Hops and Barley: Boston Lager (I think)

Enough to wet my lips….

US: Bison Chili with Wild Mushrooms, Cabernet, and Pepper Jack Cheese

Well hello Bison Chilli! I am moving to Bison country and to meet me a cowboy, where I can eat chilli and saddle up a horse….this chilli was get my whip out delish!.

US: Heirloom Tomatoes with Oregon Blue Cheese, Red Onions, and Basil

Really loved this dish. Cold and tasty with a wonderful bite from the Oregon Blue….I am hunting down the recipe!

US: Red Stag by Jim Beam

Cold and icy refreshing, just what I needed as it was getting hot and I was parched! The glass was empty very quickly!

Spain: Seared Albacore Tuna with Romesco Sauce
Another dish that I wasn’t overly impressed with. The tuna was way overcooked and the romesco sauce was gluggy.

Ireland: Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie

Yum, yum and yum….the lobster was sweet and the scallop tender…nothing overcooked here! An absolute winner!

Desserts & Champagne: Strawberry Angel Verrine

The only reason I ended up with this was because I wanted the tasting plate of all three but they had run out of dark chocolate sensation. It was light and tasty enough. I am not usually a huge dessert person, but occassionaly I will indulge.

Desserts & Champagne: White Star Impérial

Sweet, crisp and lovely…Thanks Moet…

Puerto Rico: Medianoche Sandwich

A choice just to say I had something from the country….I only took one bite…to much bread for me and at this point I was feeling rather full….I should have had the Asopao de Pollo (Chicken Soup with Rice)

Puerto Rico: Bacardi Frozen Torched Cherry Colada

But this! Wow….an adult slurpee that was very cherry tasting……..yum

So what's next.....more days of the F&W Festival?

Singapore: Food Tour

Before returning to Australia, after living in Cambodia for 4 months (and more on that soon), I had a week in Singapore back in November 2011.  Previously I had spent a good amout of time in Singapore this time it was ALL about the food...........Hey it's Singapore, what else would you do!

It literally felt like the whole week was spent in search of dishes that I had not tried before and sometimes I went back two or three times to make sure I like it.  There were a few dishes that have now become a comfort food for me and I am craving them as I am typing.  I could so go a bowl of fish porridge with a raw fish salad from Zhen Zhen Porridge at Maxwell Food Centre right now!

Please forgive me as my memory is not exact on some dishes.  I know I wrote down the dishes, but somewhere on my return I have lost my notes *insert sad face*

I visited many hawker centres for these finds.  I was staying in the heart of Chinatown and alot of eating was done "locally".  Maxwell Food Centre, Chinatown Complex, Temple Street and People's Park Complex, but Singapore is a big place and there are dozens of hawkers centres to discover.  There are pockets of different cuisine around the city.  Chinatown, Little India, Muslim Quarter, The Quays to name just a few.

So here are the dishes!

Kangkong in Chilli

Hairy banana prawns (front) and siu mai (back)

Oyster cake

Chilli Crab

Wanton Soup (with pick and mix sides with incredible pork cracklins!)

Kaya Toast

Mutton Curry 
Roti Canai

Pork Hock in soy sauce

Kueh pie ti
(deep fried flour cup filled with prawn, chilli sauce and steamed turnip)
chee cheong fun with hoisin sauce and chilli sauce
yu sheng salad (raw fish salad)

Fish porridge

Pick n mix meats

Cereal prawns

Singapore noodles

otak otak
noodle dish

Black Pepper Crab

unidentified sausage bites

Chee cheong fun (prawn rice noodle rolls)
Beef and Chicken Satay Sticks

oyster omelete

These dishes only really skimmed the surface of a city that is world reknown for its cuisine.  Singapore is a hub of foodie delights just waiting to be discovered.  I will certainly be returning to Singapore in the future for more tasty delights and of course a big bowl of fish porridge and raw fish salad!

Friday, 13 April 2012

New Design?

As part of the new RooFood and returning to blogland I have decided to have a play around with the look of my blog and start using some of my (amateur) food photography....

What do you think?

Slack Blogger and Foodie!

Wow, so much for my big return to the blog world! 

I do plan to make it back here with lots of food and market reviews from my recent 4 months in Cambodia plus all the other reviews and photos I want to put on here...

when I do not know, but I am working on it....I don't even now why I am so busy!

for now.....

Keep eating!