Archive for June 2015

 

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Chin’s Noodle House and their Famous Peking Duck

29 June 2015

My sister, who is living in London, was recently back in Perth for a short visit.

Whenever she is in town, she likes to schedule in a very efficient eating tour of all her (our) favourite childhood eats.

And I am always VERY happy to throw my clean-eating, gluten-free, carb-free, pseudo-paleo eating regime out the window and tag along – haha!

This particular day, we had an extended family dinner at Chin’s Noodle House in Leeming.

There were 22 of us all together and we ordered tonnes of our favourite Chinese dishes, including one of our favourites: Chin’s Famous Peking Duck.

Chin's Famous Peking Duck, Leeming

YUM!! It’s been YEARS since I’ve eaten Peking Duck!

I remember eating it in various Chinese restaurants throughout my childhood. We were always celebrating someone’s birthday, or someone being in town, with a 10 course Chinese banquet dinner.

I never liked the chili crabs, or the garlic prawns very much – Peking Duck was always my favourite.

This dish comes as a 3 Course Meal ($63).

Chin's Famous Peking Duck, Leeming

1st course consisted of sliced, crispy duck meat served on crepes with spring onions, cucumbers and a special duck sauce.

The duck skin was soooo crispy, with a little bit of tasty fat clinging to the underside of the skin. The duck meat was succulent, tender, and so yummy.

I was in absolute heaven!

Thankfully I was sitting next to my 6 year old son, who merely raised his eye brows at the thought of eating duck skin, so I snatched it up quickly and said something like:

“Aww you don’t like it? Okay Mummy will eat it for you…”

(There was none of that carry-on “Now you know the rules. Just take one bite and see if you like it. It’s really yummy! Come on, just try it. It’s like a mini kebab. This is crispy skin! You like chicken skin, this is kind of the same…”)

Chin's Famous Peking Duck, Leeming

2nd course was a clear duck soup, with preserved salted vegetables, sliced tomatoes and soft tofu.

So the duck pancakes were good, but this clear soup was even better. I sipped it slowly and ceremoniously, to prolong the flavour in my mouth. It was salty and sour, with hearty undertones from the duck and spices. It was utterly delicious.

My kids loved it too. My 6 year old had 2 bowls of it and demanded more. Too bad buddy.

Chin's Famous Peking Duck, Leeming

And lastly for the 3rd course, diners get to choose how the shredded duck meat was to be served. You can have the duck stir fried with bean sprouts and ginger, or with dry chilli sauce, or with rice/egg noodles.

We chose Sang Chow Bow, which was the stir fried duck served with lettuce leaves.

Again it was tasty and simply delicious!

We ordered plenty of other food, including roast crispy chicken and plum sauce, sizzling Japanese bean curd with diced chicken, salt & pepper squid, lamb, vegetables and bean curd in claypot, kai lan with garlic sauce and I think I might have missed one or two.

Chin's Famous Peking Duck, Leeming

And lastly, we ordered one of our childhood favourites: Fried Ice Cream!

It’s a ball of ice cream that has been dipped in breadcrumbs and quickly deep fried.

Actually… I have never liked Fried Ice Cream, nor has any of my siblings! It’s just one of those things that my parents, Aunties and Uncles ordered for us, because THEY liked it as kids, so we were made to eat it.

So to continue the tradition, I  ordered it for my kids and suggested very strongly that they should eat it too!

Chin’s Noodle House
51 Farrington Rd, Leeming, WA

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Pinching Myself

28 June 2015

Pink Sunset

It may be the middle of winter here in Perth, Western Australia… but the evening skies are simply magical!

I’m falling in love with the river all over again. And these last few weeks I’ve been making sure I fit in some running and cycling by the water!

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!


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Bamboo Body Knit Collection

25 June 2015

I absolutely love bamboo fabric!

I adore the luxurious, soft, silky feel of it; and the lovely drape and weight of it oozes quality and comfort. I also like the fact that it is a natural fabric and an eco-friendly and sustainable resource.

The team at Bamboo Body sent over some amazing knits, which I’m so excited to share with you!

I also have a special discount code at the end of this post to share – yay!

BambooBody Knit Collection AW15

First up, this is this Bamboo Cashmere Scoop Knit.

It is made from 95% bamboo, 3% cashmere and 2% wool. I’m wearing the knit in Oatmeal XS, but it also comes in Black and Cacao (dark brown).

Oh my, it is sooooo lovely!

It is so luxurious, soft, comfortable, breathable and lightweight… yet it’s still slightly thick enough to be warming, without being too heavy or chunky.

 

BambooBody Knit Collection AW15

I found that this jumper was easy to dress up to create a modern and stylish outfit.

Plus it was easy to layer under my coats, because it wasn’t bulky.

I’m so in love with this particular scoop neck style and the oatmeal colour. It’s so elegant, chic and it falls very nicely. I just want to wear it everyday!

I’m also wearing a top like this Essential Scoop Tee underneath the jumper.

BambooBody Knit Collection AW15

This is the Bamboo Cashmere V Neck in black, and this time I went one size up to a Size S, because I wanted to wear it in a more slouchy, relaxed style.

Again the knit is made from 95% bamboo, 3% cashmere and 2% wool. And again the style did not disappoint!

I love the comfortable, smooth, soft texture of the knit and I just adore the way it falls on my body.

I have been wearing this jumper with skinny jeans, faux leather pants and pencil skirts. Love it!

I’m also wearing an Above Elbow Scoop Top underneath.

BambooBody Knit Collection AW15

Knits are tricky garments to buy, because quality usually goes hand in hand with price.

Until now I have struggled to find a high-quality luxurious knit that didn’t cost me $200+.

These bamboo cashmere jumpers tick ALL my boxes: high-quality look and feel, quality fabric, high in comfort, classic minimal style, zero itch factor and great price.

BambooBody Knit Collection AW15

Lastly I also tried on the Bamboo Duster Jacket which is like a long cardigan. Again I’m wearing the Oatmeal colour in Size XS.

It’s a lovely, flattering and lightweight jacket; it also has a slight taper in the waist to make it look more fitted and slimming.

Do excuse my awkward smile, I was trying to test how the fabric would feel next to my skin (without my top!) and now it looks like casual loungewear that you wear at home.

But of course, it easily layers over a camisole, t-shirt, blouse, shirt or dress, as it has an extremely versatile style.

I feel that it is polished enough to throw over your shoulders at an evening event, and it is perfectly suited to be part of an office wardrobe.

Bamboo Body Knitwear

You know, I’ve never actually heard of bamboo knitwear before. I’ve only ever been familiar with the soft bamboo / jersey type fabric that is often made into basic tees, tanks and yoga pants.

I’m so pleased to have reviewed this range, as I’m utterly hooked on these knits!

Check out the whole Bamboo Body Knitwear range here.

** Special Discount Code **

Bamboo Body are offering all my readers 15% off your whole order (including sale items).

Just enter the code “karencheng” at the checkout to get your discount.

The promotion will run for 2 weeks.

This is such great value!

Do check out these bamboo garments that I recommend:

Essential Bamboo Scoop Tee, in black, white, grey, taupe and lichen (khaki).

Bamboo Cami, in black, white, grey marle, navy & white stripes

Bamboo Tops, in all colours.

(If you’re interested, I actually reviewed some of these bamboo tops in this post and this post a few years ago!)

Happy shopping and I hope you find something you like!!

xxx

 

 

 

 


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Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant

24 June 2015

Trilogy Scrub

I’ve been a big fan of Trilogy products for years, and I particularly love their range of rosehip oil products.

So when this new Gentle Facial Exfoliant landed in my mailbox, I almost fell over myself to get to a wash basin to try it out.

For the last few months, I’ve been using exfoliating products that are more like chemical peels.

Combined that with long, cold winter days, and the fact that I’ve been sitting in my office with a heater on all day… my skin has been feeling really BLAH.

I needed to switch up my skin care routine… and I was in desperate need of a good scrub!

The Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant doesn’t use plastic microbeads, it features natural, biodegradeable and non-abrasive jojoba wax microspheres, which are good for your skin and good for the earth.

It has a nutrient base of sweet almond, evening primrose, rosehip oil, active honey enzymes and camellia oil.

I have used it for a few days now and I really like it as a gentle daily scrub.

It polishes and cleanses very well. It is non-foaming and non-drying. My skin feels so lovely, clean and plump after using it.

But most of all, I love the smell… so much so that I look forward to washing my face in the evenings :)

You can buy Trilogy Products online here

Hope you like it too!

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My Favourite Dukkah Recipe

23 June 2015

Dukkah

I love eating dukkah! I sprinkle it on everything.

Dukkah comes from Egypt and it’s a dry seasoning blend made from roasted nuts, seeds and spices. Traditionally Egyptians use fresh bread to dip into olive oil and then into the dukkah mixture.

For me, I use it on my lamb, chicken, salmon, warm salads, eggs and on my avocado on toast in the mornings. I’m totally addicted to it.

I prefer a hazelnut base, but you can make it with pine nuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews, pine nuts or macadamia nuts.

My Favourite Dukkah Recipe
(Adapted from this recipe)

2/3 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 180°C. Bake hazelnuts in a tray for 3 minutes until toasted. Then rub the hazelnuts between a tea towel to remove the skins. Coarsely whiz the hazelnuts in a food processor and then transfer to a bowl.

Place the sesame seeds in a frying pan, heat up over a medium heat and stir for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Toss them into the bowl with the hazelnuts.

Then place coriander seeds and cumin seeds in the frying pan and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a mortar and pestle, pound until finely crushed. Add to mixture in the bowl. Add the pepper and salt, mix well.

Store in an air tight container.

Enjoy!


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My Best Slim Fit Jeans

22 June 2015

Jeanswest Prima Jeans

Being a jeans lover, I’ve shopped and owned quite a few pairs of jeans in my life.

Over the last 5-6 years, I’ve tried on skinny jeans from Acne Studios, Frame Denim, Ksubi, Sass and Bide, IRO, Rag & Bone, Levis, J Brand, Lee, Current/Elliot, Cheap Monday, G-Star, Sportsgirl, Zara, Country Road, Witchery – and today I’m declaring that I have found the BEST slim fitting jeans with the BEST price tag, I’ve ever worn!

(Now I know that everyone says that about their favourite jeans, but I’m serious… you have to give these a go!)

They are from the Jeanswest Prima Denim range, made from a high-quality, soft, Turkish denim.

Jeanswest Prima Jeans

The jeans fit SO WELL around my waist, bum, hips, thighs and calves.

They seem to have an amazing stretch in all the right places, without being too tight. The fabric is soft, stretchy and firm. They don’t pinch or cut into me, and I can move around in them comfortable and easily. I can wear them all day!

The only problem was that they were a bit long in the leg for me (I’m 160cms/5’2″).

But since I was so utterly happy with them, I went to a tailor to get the leg lengths turned up. I also paid extra to put a taper effect at my ankles, since I was chopping off a good 12cms off!

I paid $75 in total for tailoring (eeep!) – because I felt they were worth it.

I have since picked up another awesome Jeanswest Skinny Denim in black and in a 7/8 length, so I don’t have to spend extra to tailor them! So happy!

Also wearing:

Alexander Wang Blazer from The Outnet
Zoe Karssen Tee from Hunter and Gatherers
Tony Bianco Heels from Styletread
Ray-Ban Sunglasses from Vision Direct

 


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Say Hello to Mount Lesueur!

19 June 2015

Hello Mount Lesueur!

I know you’re not really a mountain… you’re more of a cute looking mesa (a flat-topped, elevated landform)… but you still gave us a fun afternoon!

Mount Lesueur, Lesueur National Park

During our recent camping holiday, our family and some friends took a drive to the Lesueur National Park.

We did a 4km return hike up Mount Lesueur, walking along the marked bush trail – it was really lovely!

To be honest, the park is not particularly famous for anything phenomenally iconic. It does boast of an exceptionally diverse range of flora (like 900 species!) which makes up 10% of the total floral known in Western Australia!

And er, if you look at the photo above, you’d probably need a very. keen. eye. to appreciate this “biodiversity hotspot”.

Anyway, so because of the very unique formation/location/conditions of the area, there are some species of plants that are absolutely unique to this area.

Meaning, that you won’t find them anywhere else in the WORLD!

Mount Lesueur, Lesueur National Park

This is the Djanda (Hakea Neurophylla) and according to the botany geeks, if you look at the leaves with the sun behind them, you’ll see a web of “nerves” from which the scientific name was derived.

SO COOL! I love this geeky stuff.

Mount Lesueur, Lesueur National Park

The bush tracks were covered with small rocks and sand, which made the hike accessible and interesting.

It can’t remember how long the whole 4km walk took us… maybe 2-3 hours, with a few breaks?

The other family that came with us have 5 year old twins… who walked (and sometimes ran) in pink sparkly sandals, with my 6 year old all the way to the top and back! It’s a fantastic mini-hike for families with small children.

This photo above shows my husband having some “man time” with one of my sons..

I spent some time with my other son, telling him about how it’s really important to walk on rocky ground so you can strengthen the vestibular system (motion, spatial orientation, balance) in your brain – *cue eye roll*!

Mount Lesueur, Lesueur National Park

Even though I’m a city girl, I really do LOVE all this outdoor adventuring under the big blue sky!


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Midweek Shopping Inspo

17 June 2015

Sale - Fashion Bunker

I spied some cute fashion buys by C/Meo Collective (Cameo), Keepsake, Finders Keepers… that are up to 75% off at Fashion Bunker.

These are my favourites:
Keepsake Sublime Bodice, Keepsake Spiral Skirt
Snow Leopard Bustier, White Skirt
Finders Keepers Dress

 

Sale - Senso Shoes

I think I sound like a broken record… going on and on about Senso shoes. But I love my Sensos!

So if you’re a fan, you can get some of these styles at 50% off here.

Senso Riley V (Leopard Print) – Was $275, $137.50
Senso Riley I (Black) – Was $249, now $124.50
Senso Rhiannon II (Black) – Was $265, now $132.50
Senso Vanessa III (Leopard Print) – Was $265, now $132.50

 

Sale - The Outnet

And lastly, a few months ago I wrote about my epic score on an Alexander Wang blazer from The Outnet.

So I thought I’d share a few more similar blazers that have popped up on The Outnet again!

Happy shopping!

xxx


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Mini Orange and Almond Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

15 June 2015

Over the last few weeks, I have been trying to perfect my baking and cake decorating skills.

I’ve been enjoying myself SO MUCH and I think I’m getting better.

Anyway, I have been struggling to find a truly moist cupcake recipe, with low sugar. So the other day I used an Orange and Almond Cake recipe, and made them into cupcakes. They were simply amazing!

They were so moist, so soft, so fragrant, and SO lovely to eat.

Mini Orange and Almond Cupcakes

I reduced the amount of sugar in the cupcakes, but I decorated them with a little blob of butter icing.

That little bit of creamy sweetness on top really rounded out the mellow orange flavour of the cupcake.

Mini Orange and Almond Cupcakes

Omh nom nom!

Mini Orange and Almond Cupcakes

So moist and so delicious!

Mini Orange and Almond Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

Ingredients (Makes 24 little cupcakes)

1 large orange
100g brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
125g almond meal
1/2 tsp baking powder

Butter icing
125g butter, melted
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of milk

Boil a large pot of water. Clean the orange and place into the boiling water and simmer on low for 2 hours. When done, drain the water and cool the orange to room temperature. The orange pips add a bit of bitterness to the cake, which I like. But my kids don’t like the taste, so I tend to scoop out out the pips for a smoother taste.

Puree the boiled orange (with skin) with a hand blender or in a blender, or in a small food processor. I used my high-speed Nutri-Bullet blender.

Add brown sugar and beaten eggs to the orange puree and give it a good stir.

Stir in the almond meal and baking powder. Pour out into cupcake molds or mini cupcake cases.

I spray cooking oil into two silicone 12-mini cupcake molds and make about 24 mini cupcakes.

Bake at 160°C for 30 minutes, until golden brown on top or skewer comes out cleans!

Mix up the butter icing, and decorate with a little slice of orange.

Enjoy!

xxx


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What I Wore: A Bit of Flare Here And There

12 June 2015

Chicwish Skirt and Fashion Bunker Top
Fashion Bunker Bustier | Chicwish Skirt | Heels by Diavolina | Ray-Ban Aviators from Vision Direct

 

I’m so excited to show off a few new bits and pieces!

What I love most about them all… is that I can easily mix and match them with lots of things that are already in my wardrobe.

A Simple, Black Bustier

First up is a Remix Bustier from Fashion Bunker. I wanted a simple, strapless top to wear with my statement skirts and jeans.

This particular design is not too revealing (no awkward deep, plunging cleavage here) and has a simple, flared peplum (to enhance my waist and hourglass shape, because my boobs are small!).

Other good quality bustiers I had looked at (these drool-worthy bustiers) fell into the $100 – $170 price range (ouch?!?) but this Remix one was much more affordable and still looked/felt like a premium garment.

At first I received the Size XS (I’m usually a Size 6), but it was much too tight. The flesh at my armpits kind of bulged over the top in a most unattractive way… so I swapped it for a Size S, which fit me perfectly. So make sure you buy a size up, if you’re thinking of getting one too.

Can’t wait to wear these with drop-crotched pants, loose-fitting pants, skinny jeans and more!

Chicwish Skirt and Fashion Bunker Top

Flare Skirt

This Cut Out Midi Skirt has a very cool, high-impact look about it. It has a lovely structure and shape, a gorgeous texture and it has a good weight to it, that makes it feel like a quality product.

It’s super affordable and you can get one in red and peach too. Love it!

I’ll be wearing mine with casual print tees and slouchy cropped jumper.

Stud Heels

Eeep I got my hands on these Diavolina Stud Heels… and they look amazing!!

I wish I could afford the real thing (but there’s absolutely zero chance of that happening)… so these are definitely an unexpectedly happy substitute.

They are made from soft leather so they feel diving to walk in. Now I’m considering to get the All Nude or All Black one too – oops!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

xxx


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The Pinnalces of Western Australia

10 June 2015

When I was about 9 or 10, my family went with a tour group to look at The Pinnacles.

I didn’t think much of them at the time. I just thought they were a boring bunch of rocks in the sand!

And to be honest, nobody local ever talks about driving North for 3 hours to see The Pinnacles… because that’s what tourists do to experience a picturesque postcard version of Western Australia.

The Pinnalces, Western Australia. Nambung National Park

However, during our little trip up North, we stopped by the Nambung National Park to check out The Pinnacle Dessert… and it was AMAZING!!

I really enjoyed myself, the kids thought it was cool and my husband took so many great photos.

The Pinnalces, Western Australia. Nambung National Park

Around this Northern coastal region, all you will see are white sand dunes and low bush scrub. But right in the middle of it, The Pinnacle Dessert is a vast area of strangely yellow sand and lots of pointy rocks!

Apparently no one can agree to how these limestones structures were formed; some say that they are “tree casts”, others say they are “root casts” or even “pipes” of solution built up over the years… but they all agree that the structures are some crazy mix up of chemicals, limestone concrete, acid, and decay.

We were all so fascinated by the history and the science behind it.

The Pinnalces, Western Australia. Nambung National Park

They were weird and wonderful!

They were not very tall or monolithic, but the colours were beautiful, and the textures, shadows and shapes were just stunning. I reckon it is definitely worth the drive from Perth… if you’re into this kind of stuff!

There is a nice information centre there, but there is no cafe (just a vending machine).

So you might spend an hour there and then head into Cervantes or Jurien Bay for lunch.

Enjoy!


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Being That Watchy Person

7 June 2015

The Horse Watch

The Horse watch | Ray-Ban 2140 sunglasses | Alexander Wang blazer | Acne Studios jeans

Are you a watchy person? I am a VERY watchy person. And I will always have one on my wrist.

I like to arrive on time. I like to know how much time I have to do and enjoy things. I like to know when to leave. I like to be early for the next thing. I like to be ready and on track.

And basically I feel naked, agitated and lost throughout the whole day, if I forget to wear my watch!

The classic, leather strap watch has become very popular again recently. I did have a Guess leather strap watch many years ago, but I lost it.

So I have been eyeing a Daniel Wellington watch, in particular this Classic Sheffield Lady watch, in silver. But at US$199 (AUS$260) it was a bit expensive for me, so I put it off until… oh I’m not sure, I think I was waiting for it to go on sale?

They are also sold here where it costs AUS$249 and they often have a 20-25% off everything sale.

But I stumbled across some watches by a brand called The Horse and I was really impressed by them! Their watches looked amazing!

You can buy The Horse watches from Surfstitch and if you sign up to their newsletter you can received $20 off your next order and buy one for $119-$169.

I bought The Classic Unisex Leather Watch for $169 and I’m absolutely in love with it!

You can also try The Horse Watches from Beginning Boutique, who also have some good sales.

The Horse Watches

These are the Classic Unisex Leather Watch range from Surfstitch.

The Horse Watches

And these are the Original Unisex Leather Watch range from Surfstitch.

Happy shopping!!
xxx


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Gastronomic Happiness at the Taste of Perth 2015

4 June 2015

I was kindly invited to the recent Taste of Perth food tasting event!

Do you remember my post about the event from last year? For some reason I thought it was an INDOOR event, so I wore such an inappropriate outfit and almost froze to death! Anyway I LOVED the food last year and was thrilled to be invited back again.

This time I brought a friend… and I wore more clothes!

My girlfriend and I were given complimentary entry tickets, and we had to purchase our own tokens (called Crowns). We bought $40 worth of Crowns each and headed over to our first gastronomic conquest.

Taste of Perth 2015

Behold the Rotisserie Suckling Pig Slider (with kimchi slaw and kewpie mayo) – $8 from Bib &  Tucker.

Oh my, the idea of suckling pig and kimchi… it was a match made in heaven.

My friend and I both bought this for our entree and it was just amaaaaazing. I wanted to eat three.

Taste of Perth 2015

We both hit up El Publico and I ordered the Pork Belly Taco, featuring grilled pork belly served with roasted pineapple, salsa picante and chicharon – $8.

I didn’t know what half those things were… but it was delicious.

The salsa had a bit of heat to it and bite after bite, the taco was bursting with flavour.

The sizzling fat of the pork belly, the tangy pineapple, the fresh coriander and the hot chilli salsa… it was all such a winning combination!

I think this was my favourite dish for the whole night.

Taste of Perth 2015

My friend ordered the very popular Lamb Ribs, twice cooked and served sticky with sesame, cucumber and lime – $12.

I had a little bit to taste and it was really yummy. It too had crispy fatty bits and the lamb was so soft, juicy and tender.

Taste of Perth 2015

Next up, we went to Nobu and Silks. Their stalls were next to each other and our mouths were drooling from the tantilising aromas.

I was craving some sashimi, so I ordered the Nobu Seared Salmon Sashimi, with chocolate, yuzu karashiso miso, cocoa nibs and friend kataifi – $10.

I didn’t read the small print and didn’t realise there was chocolate with the sashimi? CHOCOLATE AND RAW FISH??

If I had known I probably would have chosen a “safer” dish.

But OMG it was SO GOOD!! I was practically licking the paper plate!

I LOVED the mixture of sweet chocolate and salty miso, and the combination of squishy fish and crunchy kataifi (shredded pastry).

Taste of Perth 2015

My friend fancied some fancy prawns, so she chose the Silks Wok Fried King Prawns with asparagus and chilli sea salt – $22.

She didn’t have enough Crowns to buy it so she had to find a pay station to top up her Crown card.

I didn’t taste it, but it looked really crunchy, fresh, and my friend was pretty happy with it!

Taste of Perth 2015

Lastly, we both bought a Tiramisu from Modo Mio ($8) and we both ordered a coffee ($4) from an espresso truck.

The tiramisu, while it didn’t look very spectacular, was just divine to eat!

We found a table, sat down, enjoyed our dessert and coffee and chatted about our evening.

In total I spent $38. I had $2 left on my card which I donated to a charity collection set up at the exit. My friend spent $54.

If I had purchased my own entry ticket (Silver Package which includes $25 entry + $30 Crowns + my own additional $10 Crowns), altogether my final cost for the evening would have been $65.

It was an enjoyable and novel night out – with great food!

Once again, I was very inspired to go out and try food from some of the best eateries in town. Next on my list is El Publico, Mary’s and Nobu.

Thank you for the fab night Taste of Perth and I’ll be seeing you next year!

 

 


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Jurien Bay, Western Australia

3 June 2015

Over the long weekend, we went camping with friends up at Jurien Bay, which is about a 3-hour drive North of Perth.

It was AMAZING!!

Here’s a little snippet of pictures from the trip…

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

WOW!! What an view!!

I was pinching myself. I was soooo happy to be alive!!

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

We stayed at the local caravan park, pitched a tent and spent most of the time hanging out at the beach.

We were so lucky with the weather. It was just spectacular!!

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

The kids loved all the big, open spaces.

They were constantly playing and laughing and up to all kinds of fun, crazy things.

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

Me sporting double denim at the beach yo.

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

The sand dunes were so much fun.

The sand was just beautiful… fine, soft, smooth and squeaky clean.

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

More silly antics!

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

Rock pools at another part of the bay.

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

Me and my two big boys. Thankfully they’re not taller than me yet and still a good cuddling size.

Jurien Bay, Western Australia

And… great coffee every morning from the Jurien Jetty Cafe!

Hope you managed to have a fabulous weekend too!

xxx