When I laid my eyes on this Hermes Mosaique au 24 Luciole (tumbler and candle), I knew it had to be mine...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
One of the bloggers that I follow has just recently been to the Middle East, which sparked my desire to have something exotic for dinner.
We searched around on the internet and found Rouj Modern Lebanese Cuisine in Rosalie.
As we stepped inside the restaurant, we were slightly disappointed with its décor. There was no intimacy and no exotica. In fact, the florescent light placed right above my head made me feel more like I was eating in a food court and I started having doubts about this place.
My doubts vanished almost immediately after I took my first bite of the Lahem bi Ajeen – pastry shell filled with leg of lamb mince, tomato, onion, nuts & spices ($11.50 for three).
The spring roll like entrée was followed by even tastier main meals. We had the Mansaf – slow cooked leg of lamb pieces, served with fragrant rice, tabouleh and topped with nuts and caramelised onion ($26.50) and Shish Tawouk – flame grilled chicken tenderloin marinated in garlic paste, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, served with fattouch salad and fried chips($24.50).
I absolutely adored the vibrant colours presented on the lamb dish. Now, growing up in an Asian family, I've had lots of rice, but the rice that came with the Mansaf was nothing like I've tasted before. The exotic middle eastern flavours of pomegranate, pine nuts, pistachio and tender lamb meat kept exploding in my mouth one after another.
People always say that you can't judge a book by its cover. Well, don't let the interior of Rouj fool you, let its food entertain your taste buds.
Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $72.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
My blog has reached 250,000 views today and to celebrate, the bunnies bought a pair of Christian Louboutin Corpus 100mm's in black and gold. I have a long-standing obsession with shoes and shoes with red soles have always occupied a special place in my heart.
I'd like to thank all the readers who have taken the time to read my blog posts and share my travel and food experiences with me.
And of course, it wouldn't be possible for me to achieve this without my amazing, loving and forever supportive hubby.
We woke up to a grey raining Monday, feeling hungry. We weren't sure if anywhere in the city would be open given that it was a public holiday. When we walked to almost the end of Eagle Street and realised that we were out of luck, Pawpaw came to mind.
We immediately hailed a cab and not too long after, the car pulled up at Pawpaw in Woolloongabba.
Expectedly, the cafe was pumping. We were seated at a cosy table by the wall, which was covered by shimmering gold and green bamboo themed wallpaper.
Our waitress was kind enough to advise us that the prices on the menu had been adjusted to include a 15% public holiday surcharge but my eyes were already checking out food options. On reflection, I found that even with the inclusion of the surcharge, the prices were still reasonable and still cheaper than a few popular breakfast joints in Brisbane.
Our breakfast consisted of sipping on a latte ($4) and Earl Grey ($3.5) before moving on to the corn fritters with chipotle sour cream, avocado and sweet tomato relish (normally $13.90) and the Canadian breakfast – French toasted Brioche served with crispy bacon, caramelised banana & maple syrup (normally $16.90) – both of which were beautifully presented and tasted even better than they looked. The corn fritters didn't have too many elements and the simplicity of the dish really brought out the tasty ingredients.
To top it off, the friendly service made our breakfast an uplifting experience on rainy day.
Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $44.60 (inclusive of public holiday surcharge)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
It’s safe to say that
San Francisco is by far my
favourite city in the .
Yes the weather was mostly overcast during our visit, but if anything rain and
cloudy weather added to the charm and charisma of this beautiful place, often
known as the city by the bay. USA
The other travel bunnie and I took god knows how many rides on the cable cars but we just couldn’t get enough of the stunning scenery along the way from the financial district up and then down to Fisherman’s Wharf.
Everyone seemed so happy to be there.
We had a chitchat with the cable car driver during one of the rides, and he proudly pronounced to us ‘what’s not to love about this place, it’s beautiful!’
Indeed he is right.
From the steep and winding Lombard Street, to the lazy sea lions at Pier 39, from the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge to the haunting Alcatraz Island. Not to mention those beautiful houses around Alamo Square and those crazy, out there shops around Haight-Ashbury.
When it rained one night we took a stroll out on the streets and the tiny raindrops blurred the view in front of us, it was truly romantic.
I’m in love with San Francisco - it’s a place that I can’t wait to return to.
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