hehe so that poll i posted a coupla days ago is 50/50 EXACTLY lol you […]
hehe so that poll i posted a coupla days ago is 50/50 EXACTLY lol you people are not much help are ya! nah but thanks dudes i was pretty surprised it was so even so guess im gonna have to toss a coin… or just force noods to change it heh and congratulations to maria and leroy who won the pom giveaway! for those of ya who still want a chance to win some bottles hop on over to not quite nigella for another try!
Rise (23 Craigend St, Darlinghurst) Xmas 08 Degustation Menu $55p/p
im on a semi holiday and yet im finding it hard to get the time to blog bah! anywhos a long, long time ago, around xmas it was the motherships birthday and guess where we went for dinner… Rise! lol it’s noods and i EIGHTH time at Rise (23 Craigend St, Darlinghurst) altho we’re not complaining because we always get excellent service and the food is top notch and my dad seems to like making friends with chefs haha and hideki says he reads my blog HIHI! we went for the christmas degustation menu which was $55p.p
Salad of ocean trout tataki & mango coconut salsa. this was a nice starter i liked the combination of the coconut and ocean trout, not too creamy with a sweet mango tang
Potato cream soup with prawn tempura & tofu. i LOVE the soups at rise! always super flavourful and tasty and this time with a smooth block of tofu hiding on the bottom and a crispy prawn floating on top (and managed to score noods’ prawn since he’s allergic haha WIN!)
Assorted fresh market sashimi. um my memory is super not awesome but in the shot glasses there was salmon sashimi, scallop with roe and i think kingfish, in the spoon i think it was scampi and of course the delicious briny oyster
Chicken, cauliflower, corn & beans salad with orange mayo in passionfruit cup, Gazpacho with crispy prosciutto, Tuna tartare with gochujang miso in wonton cup. i like corn! 2nd most favourite vegetable (after potatoes lol) so it pleases me greatly when it pops up unexpected. the gazpacho was refreshing and a welcome palate cleanser and the tuna tartare was surprisingly spicy but just as delicious
Ocean perch tempura, stuffed zucchini flower & wakame tomato salsa. and because i have a teensy tiny stomach i was kinda full here so passed this to noods
shirley and the brother unit got an alternate dish because they have issues with fish lol so this was chicken and i was pretty jealous cos it was fantastic! golden skin on the outside and juicy soft meat on the inside
dessert time! honeydew melon pannacotta with rockmelon jelly and watermelon granita, Passionfruit custard with coconut milk granita, Dried fruits cake with vanilla icecream. i loved the passionfruit custard but not so much the coconut granita and the 3 layered glass was very pretty altho a tad sweet but the fruit cake was awesome which was unexpected since i usually dislike any cake with dried fruit in it
and the lovely people at rise were sweet enough to make a birthday dessert platter for the mothership. haaaappy birthdaaaaay tooooo youuuuu
her extra dessert was a green tea icecream
so i am still undecided on whether i like my blog background… as much as […]
so i am still undecided on whether i like my blog background… as much as i like the idea of a chocolate candyland i reckon it kinda makes my blog look a little childish lol but noods is so proud of it so here we go with a poll! edit: just the background dudes! im keeping the logo no matter what!
happy chinese new year dudes! and happy australia day for all those down under wink […]
happy chinese new year dudes! and happy australia day for all those down under wink this is the first yee sang from istana and it’s so refreshing and moreish i could probably eat a whole plate… the yee sang (or yusheng) is usually eaten on the 7th day of chinese new year but we like to get a head start and eat as many as we can =P the yee sang is a mix of shredded vegetables, seasame seeds, crackers, and of course strips of fresh salmon and as tradition you are to toss/mix the ingredients all together and the higher you toss the $$$ and fortune you get this year!
this is a reminder dudes! the nuffnang blogger meetup is tonight (friday 23rd Jan 2009) […]
this is a reminder dudes! the nuffnang blogger meetup is tonight (friday 23rd Jan 2009) 5.30pm, at The Loft- King Street Wharf, 3 Lime St, Sydney. if revenue for your blog is not enough to entice you to come then think about the free food and drinks theyre providing! you DO NOT have to be a nuffnang member to come. just bring yourself and maybe some namecards with your blog address on it if you have them cos who knows you might make some new friends =P if you see me do say hello cos i havent spoken to humans in such a long time…