Monday, 20 October 2008

Savory muffins

Went out for brunch on Sunday here in Wellington and had some delicious savoury muffins. They were cheese, spinach and pumpkin. It was a standard white flour muffin mix, with softened onions, shredded spinach, grated cheese and chunks of cooked pumpkin. I'm definitely going to try to recreate these when my muffin tins arrive!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Korean BBQ

Still in Hong Kong. Went out for a Korean meal last night. Believe it or not that is the first time that I've had Korean food.

To begin with they brought a range of pickles etc to the table. The highlights were the yam, the tiny little fishes and the spinach.

We then had a variety of thin cut marinated meat and fish to cook on the griddle in the middle of the table. The pork was very good and also the squid. We also had egg fried rice and spicy noodles, but I was getting on the full side by then.

To accompany all of this we had small cps of wild raspberry wine - very tasty.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Hong Kong seafood lunch

I'm spending a few days in Hong Kong on route to New Zealand. Today we went for lunch in the seafood restaurant district of Lei Yue Mun. There are lots of stalls selling fish and seafood from tanks. You pick what you want to have, they weigh it and price it and then you take it to one of the restaurants to have it cooked. We picked out a fish, a crab and some tiger prawns.

They brought salted peanuts cooked in their skins for us to have with our beer. Then they brought a plate of clams in black bean sauce. The tiger prawns that we selected were split in half, still in their shells, and cooked with garlic and spring onion. The fish was steamed whole with soy sauce and spring onions. The crab came as spicy crab- fried and covered in a heap of fried ginger, chilli, garlic and spring onion. we also had egg fried rice which had pork and prawns through it.