Ben & Jerry’s opened a store in Manly and there was FREE icecream on 28th November! 25-27 South Steyne, Manly. Definitely try the awesome Peanut Butter Cookie Dough icecream zomg the tastyness!
Once upon a time, there came a message from Richard: “Ben & Jerry’s are opening a store in Manly and there’s FREE icecream!” which led to a callout on Twitter for foodbloggers to join us in the beauty of free icecream. Rocking up to the store (25-27 South Steyne, Manly) and eager for ice cream were Yas, Jacq, Mark, Rose and Shez.
The queue that started across the road. The waiting time wasn’t too bad- about 10-15mins and we were kept entertained by staff doing competitions for cooler bags, stickers and spoons.
These cows were kinda scary… they were like 2D cows without heads!
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were there to mark the grand opening of the Manly Scoop Shop complete with camera crew
Round 1. Um so ok after eating so much ice cream that day i cant quite remember what everyone ate each round but here goes… CoffeeCoffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Round 2. Hmm melty ice cream oh noes! But the non melty ice cream was the awesome Peanut Butter Cookie Dough oh man so awesome
Peace, Love & Ice cream van!
Round 3. Dya like my hat?
Round 4. Berry Berry Extraordinary, Lemonade Stand Sorbet, Chocolate Therapy, Chocolate Macadamia, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
A break from the sweetness was needed and so fish and chips to the rescue! I kinda negated the need for no sweetness by drinking Mother
Chilling out at Manly beach where Jacq and i watch Yas and Richard start off by building sand boobies before doing the foodbloggers proud and making sand wontons and sand sushi. Note the beginnings of Yas’ sunburn.
Round 5. Strawberry Cheesecake, Phish Food, Triple Caramel Chunk, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Round 6. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is by far the awesomest ice cream EVAHHH
Ahhh thanks for the fabulous free icecream Ben & Jerry’s! And thanks to the lovely foodbloggers for coming all the way out to Manly for the icecream-fest!
King’s Vault Pop Up Bar, Darlinghurst
King’s Vault is a Victorian Government initiative where the best wines from the King Valley region in Victoria are featured in a new pop up bar concept. The bar is open for a limited time and can be found at 20 McLachlan Ave, Darlinghurst.
Richard and i enter the room where a massive long table laden with platters of food and glasses of wine awaits. The space is a recreation of King Valley’s cellar doors, Italian-inspired and intimate. Though the evening starts with a table of strangers, by the end of the night we are all friends and trading stories
The food is fantastic with the focus on fresh local produce. A giant platter of prosciutto, grilled eggplant and a salad of fennel, walnut and mandarin is conveniently located directly in front of me. i love prosciutto. Even had a prosciutto party once. And eggplant is my second all-time favourite vegetable (right after potato of course).
Milawa cheeses. The brie was out of this world man! Creamy and smooth it was perfect slathered on the lavosh crispbread and paired with my favourite white of the night- Dal Zotto Arneis 2008
Thick slices of breads, juicy olives and jams
Ocean trout dip
When it came time to try the reds a platter of mushrooms and spicy grilled sausages arrived and disappeared in a flash
Deep fried sage leaves stuffed with olive tapanade. These babies were so moreish i kept eating my way thru a bowl but luckily more arrived haha
Some of the King Valley wine makers were there to have a chat about their wines- Fred and Joel Pizzini (Pizzini Wines), Arnie Pizzini (Chrismont), Sam Miranda (Sam Miranda King Valley) and Otto and Michael Dal Zotto (Dal Zotto Estate). Best quote of the night “the Pizzini Verduzzo is the wine that wears lipstick” HAHAHA
And then a giant platter of duck arrives with a citrusy sauce. The duck is perfect, meat falling off the bone tender and the zesty sauce is mopped up with bread
The King’s Vault pop up bar is open from 18th – 27th November, between 6.30pm – 11pm. It is a one-off event so hurry before it closes!
Chocolatesuze attended this event thanks to Edwina from Yarn PR
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It took a total of 14 litres of water, 15 kg of yeast, 2 kg of salt, 10800 ml of food varnish and 549 hours of hard work to complete the car.
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Chat Thai (20 Campbell St, Haymarket) has become increasingly popular with the foodbloggers. The food comes out fast, is cheap and oh so tasty! In particular the Par Tuhng Go ($6.90)- Pillowy flash-fried dough sticks with sangkaya OhEmGee!
Chat Thai (20 Campbell St, Haymarket) has become increasingly popular with the foodbloggers with posts “>here, here, here, here and here. While the seating area can be a bit cramped and a little too close to other humans for my liking, the food arrives fast, is cheap and super tasty and service is always with a smile. After an awesome dinner at Busshari with the Eat Show & Tell crew, Helen, Yas and i decided more snacks were needed before the evening ends and managed to convince Simon to come meet us for supper. There is always a queue at Chat Thai so make your way inside and write your name down for a table. Trust me the wait is worth it.
OH HAI! A drink on the menu immediately caught my eye- Yakult Blend ($4) i looooove yakult! It’s sweet AND good for you! Probiotics yo! i was expecting either a small glass of yakult with heaps of ice or a large glass of super watery yakult but luckily this was neither and was nice and sweet and a pretty decent size too.
Nahm Prik Num ($14)- A relish of smoked long green chilli, mortar and pestle grounded with roasted red onions, garlic and fermented fish. Served with accompaniments- steamed choysum, soft poached eggs, crisp fried pork belly. Simon digs into the relish with gusto shrugging and saying it wasn’t hot until 2 mins late ack it burrrrns its burrrrrns! hahahaha the fried pork belly is of course so very awesome and we eye the bags on the counter that can be bought to take home. So tempting.
Loug Chin Ping- ($2/stick)- Grilled skewered pork or beef meat balls, accompanied with nahm jim -a sweet chilli and sour plum sauce.
Mu Bhing ($2/stick)- Skewered and char grilled lean pork marinated in galangal, lemongrass and garlic accompanied with nahm jim jeaw, Gai Satay ($2/stick)-
Skewered and char grilled chicken fillets marinated in garlic, turmeric and coriander roots. Accompanied with peanut sauce and salsa of pickled cucumber and red onions.
Wonton with egg noodle and BBQ pork with soup ($8.90)- Egg noodles and wontons filled with chicken and prawns, with sliced bbq pork.
Par Tuhng Go ($6.90)- Pillowy flash-fried dough sticks with sangkaya. Dudes. Deep fried dough! With a coconuty pandan sauce! Oh yes it is amazing. The dough sticks are made fresh and from our upstairs viewpoint we stare almost hypnotised at the giant wok of oil as lumps of dough magically transform into light golden sticks of happiness.
Sticky glutinous rice with mango ($7.50). The durian sticky rice had sadly sold out but the sweet mango sitting atop a bed of sticky rice with a splash of coconut milk was tasty and so very filling.
Iced Bread ($6). OhEmGee! A mountain of shaved ice drenched with a fluro pink fruity liquid appears and there are chortles of glee with the discovery that the fat slice of bread on the bottom is soaked in condensed milk mmm sweeeeetness
Yas aka the bottomless stomach buys a bag of pork crackling ($5) in case he gets hungry later..