I love a good show and the Cake Bake & Sweets is one of my favourites to attend. This weekend is their third year running at good ole Sydney Olympic Park and I’ve managed to attend every year so far & I have never been disappointed. I’m a huge baked goods and sweets fan…
I have a friend who absolutely loves online voucher deals. Fortunately for me, she is also a food lover & will often find interesting food experiences online for us to go to at a discount. This time, she found a cheese-making class for us to do at Cromer Community Centre for a mere $20 each with Om Nom Cheese. Even though I’m nearing the halfway mark through my time at culinary school, we haven’t touched on the subject of home-made cheeses so I was excited to finally dip my toe (not literally of course!) into unexplored food territory. While I’ve read a few blogs on making cheese at home, like making home-made butter, it’s been one of those things I’ve always meant to make but have never gotten around to it. Mentally it got stuck in the ‘too hard’ basket… until now!
Every year I look forward to the (Sydney) Shangri La’s Flavours of the Philippines buffet for Good Food Month. I go every year regularly (read my 2013 post by clicking here), and most years I take several trips! Its only around for 1-2 weeks at a time (only one week this time around sadly) so it’s worth getting in a few times if you love Filipino food as much as I do. The best thing about the SGL Filipino buffet is that if you’ve never tried Filipino food before, it’s the perfect place to start since it has so many specialties you get the opportunity to sample many different dishes at one go.
I have previously visited the Victoria Room in the past for their famous high tea, but was pleased to be invited along to sample their new menu and check out their updated surrounds.
I really loved the new British-India themed interior, a theme I haven’t seen very much of in other restaurants. Picture gorgeous vintage couches dotted about the place, with just a hint of traditional English and Indian themes in the lamps, restaurant seating and more. I just love fusion cultures (heck I am one myself!) It’s the type of place you’d love to swoon on one of the couches in an 1800’s style corset gown, when the day has just become too much and only a cup of tea and cake will make it better.
Chinese New Year is coming and I am really looking forward to it! Unfortunately I no longer receive red envelopes containing money as I did as a child in Hong Kong, but I enjoy any chance to celebrate festivities! You can imagine my excitement when hearing that a Chinese New Year themed high tea created by the lovely and extremely talented pastry chef Anna Polyviou would be featuring at Shangri La in Sydney this year.
After doing some Christmas shopping around Castle Towers, my husband and I were hungry… hungry for yum cha! Problem was, there weren’t many yum cha places nearby that we knew of and we felt like trying a new place. Google revealed Jin Yan (a nearby Chinese restaurant) had good ratings — so off we drove.