S01E5: Le Food & Le Drink: Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Recipe)

You’ll have to excuse me for this post because the last recipe I wrote up was in primary school as part of those class exercises. Probably for Fairy Bread or something (the best).

Something a bit different this time for this series of food posts; a recipe. I think most of us feel like a homely meal is always the best despite the great food that’s out there. Food brings back memories and it’ll always have that link.

For me, a good bowl of Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup from mum has always been one of my favourite dishes and it would always be exciting when she cooks it. However it’s been years since she’s last cooked this and I don’t think she’ll be doing it again anytime soon so.. she’s tried passing it onto me!

It's like having a master class! Gotta take notes..

It’s like having a master class! Gotta take notes..

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

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S01E04: Le Food & Le Drink: Hartsyard (AKA go vertical!)

Better write this up. So before semester 2, 2014 (just before July?) started 3/4 of the nom nom crew visited Newtown to roll dice at trying to get a table at Hartsyard. Mad fail. E had a look afterwards to try book online and the earliest date we could find was like 3 months later.. I guess that means it’s just as good as Tetsuya’s then.

Artistic ambient shot.

Artistic ambient shot.

Hartsyard

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S01E03: Le Food & Le Drink: Tokonoma (AKA pro foodbloggers only)

I have been holed up in my little bunker at home for awhile. I feel like my skin hasn’t been graced with the presence of sunlight for awhile now. It’s been a pretty tough week as well, one of the longer ones recently.

I have an assignment deadline looming over me with ones that have larger weighting in queue.. the 2nd half of this semester is going to be a real test of will. I feel like my games are starting to talk to me – “play me, play me..” or my sport equipment whispering, reminding me to exercise and making me feel guilty..

Ah food.. you’re the only one that understands me.

So E organised this deal for Tokonoma today, which was a good opportunity to catch up with the cafe/food buddies.

Tokonoma

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Pilot: Le Food & Le Drink: Long Shot Cafe

Let’s consider this my little side-procrastination project for now..

A friend/colleague (here’s your plug =P) has been telling me to log a lot of this myself (hey, she’s the food blogger.. geez) but I am pretty lazy. I’ll see if I can put a fun twist on it though.

It’s going to take a few posts to figure out how to do this properly and in my own style, but we’ll keep it a shot.

Long Shot Cafe

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New Zealand Trip 2014!

Since I have tomorrow off I thought I may as well type this up because I haven’t been posting much anyway!

Snow trip.. snowboarding.. it’s something that’s been lingering in the back of my mind since 2011 when I was invited to try snowboarding for the first time.

To me the experience of carving through snow (well “leaf~ing” haha :P) was a feeling I have been wanting to relive since I got back that weekend. Unfortunately towards the end of that year I injured my left knee (and re-injured!) which made me skip out of 2012 completely out of caution.

Last year was a good chance but I guess laziness took over. So this year I was determined to make sure I at least go once (namely to see how my knee would stick it out – that mental image of it twisting always haunts me.. ugh..). But at the same time it was a chance to continue my quest of world travel!

Lake Wanaka

Sunset @ Lake Wanaka, Otago

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Cafe Passport ’12 – Epilogue 04 [END]

And this will close off 2012. Not to fear, 2013 will kick off soon as there are some exciting lineups.

Short and sweet this one because I didn’t put much effort into it since no E to take photos.

Oh great.. 3 photos LOL

Envy Cafe Gallery | 109 Smith St, Summer Hill NSW 2130

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Mm could use with another one now actually.

You know what.. this is going to be so short I’m not even going to insert the “More” line.

So in short, I think E was on a cruise for a wedding and the other guy dogged it (was sick) =P. So it was just S and I.

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Er.. probably BLT.

As the name of the place would suggest – this is half a cafe and half a gallery. As it may seem at a glance.. they probably get most of their customers from the cafe part of it. In a way it reminds me of that episode of How I Met Your Mother when Lily is trying to sell her art at different places haha.

Oh reminds me of Food Scene in Cherrybrook – that was probably the first time I saw a “cafe” with gallery.

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BG: Breakfast Burrito? FG: BLT =P Yes, I was lazy.

See what happens when I’m in charge of photos? At least they’re not blurry.. or as blurry or whatever.

From memory (or me wanting to sleep..) I’m sure the food tasted great haha. Though when it comes to Summer Hill I think I’d still prefer to go to Plunge. Mm eggs.

And that’s a wrap! Shall find time to kick off this year.