Touching Base for January 2006…

Has it really been *five* weeks since my last post?  How slack!  I’m really starting to experience the difficulties faced with having no personal computer at home, limited ways of accessing my digital photos and no Internet cafe within 5 km of where I’m living.

There’s only so many things you can use your PC for at work without taking liberties.  Thankfully, I have finally purchased myself a laptop (yay) which I bought online two days ago.  It should be delivered within another 8 working days.  I’ll go into more detail once It’s delivered.

I have a lot of photos that I’m still organising on flickr which I’m looking forward to sharing and again, this should be easier once my laptop and broadband access is available.  I cannot wait.

On another note, I recently returned from a very enjoyable Christmas and New Year holiday in Perth, where I got to spend good times with family and friends, relaxing by the pool, plus experence a new tradition (Japanese New Year’s eve and day celebrations).

I really look forward to adding more of my thoughts and experiences as soon as I can.

Touching Base for January 2006…

Chocolate Delights Courtesy of Max Brenner

When I first visited Manly, I stopped by Max Brenner‘s at the wharf to find out what all the fuss is about.

I tucked into a $10 double chocolate mousse, white chocolate and milk chocolate. It was accompanied by fresh strawberries and a vial of melted chocolate that I proceeded to douse the mousse with. I was also dared to drink from the vial, which I did on the sly. I now believe it’s possible to get drunk on chocolate. And the hangover is forgiving.


Try this mousse at least once and then you can die happy.

Chocolate Delights Courtesy of Max Brenner

Future writings..

I have been so flat out that I have had no chance of late to update my blog with new content. Even though it’s possible to manage my images, use blogs and Email without having one’s own computer is becoming a bit of a drag. However, It’s only a matter of time before I acquire myself a tasty notebook accompanied by tasty home wireless access.

Posts that I want to add include:

  • More food reviews. Yum!
  • Walk from Bondi to Coogee
  • More night shots of Sydney
  • An exhibition or two
  • My new digs
  • Seeing a great performance by Little Birdy at the Metro theatre
  • A great movie that I just saw
Future writings..

Superbowl delivers

As previously mentioned, I am on the hunt for Sydney’s best wan ton noodle soup. Today I sampled the wan ton noodle soup at Superbowl Chinese restaurant and it has by default become the best I have tried here at this point in time (due to the fact that I have only tried it in two restaurants in Sydney).


  • Soup: Flavoursome yet mild, without being too mild. 8.5/10
  • Wan tons: A good serving of six large wan tons – sweet, juicy and packed with flavour; some gristle 8.5/10
  • Noodles: A generous serving of egg noodles that I could not finish. 10/10
  • Gai lum: A good accompaniment of greens; fresh and just the right amount. 8.5/10
  • Value for money: Who would not be happy spending $AUS7.00 on such a tasty, filling meal? 9.5/10

Total Score: 45/50 – that’s 90%! Well done Superbowl, you are the current wan ton noodle soup sage 🙂

Superbowl Chinese restaurant
39 Goulburn Street
Haymarket 2000
Tel: (02) 9281 2462

Superbowl delivers

B.B.Q King – a regal feed

A friend recommended B.B.Q. King to me just before I arrived in Sydney and I tried them for their wan ton noodle soup last Saturday. I was quite disappointed and duly communicated this to my friend, who sent me a chastising reply recommending “forget the wan ton noodle soup, it’s all about the duck, Pedro?. So today, I ate duck and I’m glad that I did.

I ordered a plate of BBQ pork and roast duck on rice ($AUS 13.00 at time of purchase) and my regret factor = 0. The duck was succulent, meaty and plentiful; very nice indeed. The BBQ pork was excellent also, served in very large, rough slices (in a good way) and had a flavour that was intense without being over-powering. As well as the delicious meats, the meal also included a generous portion of steamed gai lum.

Before (Lack of image focus due to hunger) After (burrrp!)

B.B.Q King are no fuss no mess with delicious food. For a chinese plate of mixed meats on rice, you can’t go wrong. They mean business and I’m prepared to pay for it!

Flavour %: 95
Filling %: 100
Artery hardening %: 70

B.B.Q. King Restaurant
18-20 Goulburn St, Sydney 2000

B.B.Q King – a regal feed