Breakfast in Tasmania

During our stay in Hobart, Tasmania, we did not even go to any cafes for a breakfast because we have a cozy kitchen and great chef who prepared the breakfast every morning. Most of the days, I prepared my own breakfast which consists of bread, hard boiled eggs and a cup of hot drink, either the tea or hot milk.

Cheese and Ham Sandwich
Yea, probably the presentation of this sandwich may not look appealing. I placed few sliced of hams, some butter and topped with a piece of cheese. It would be great if I heat up the oven and toast the sandwich for a while.

Hard Boiled Eggs
With some salt and pepper, it completed my daily breakfast.

Coffee
My friend recommended me to try this brand of its chocolate and coffee drinks. I took the coffee to try, it is quite nice and rich taste. You can drink it cold from the fridge or you can heat it up using the microwave, both tasted good.

Plain Yogurt with Strawberry
On my last day in Tasmania, I managed to open the tub of yogurt and took some of the cut strawberries and put into the bowl together with the yogurt. The colour looked great, white and red. Both go well with each other.

It is not expensive to prepare your own breakfast in Tasmania. A big loaf of bread which we can get in the Coles or Woolworths will cost less than $3.00, their dairy products are generally quite cheap and a box of 12 eggs cost $3.00. These easily can last you for a week or more.

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Flippers Cooked Seafood

Flippers Cooked Seafood
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You can see this stall when you are driving along the main road, Davey St. It is located right opposite of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. They serve various types of cooked seafood and we loved their scallops, fish and calamari.

It is fresh, juicy and delicious. The best way to enjoy them is just simply add some salt and vinegar and squeeze some lemon juice. Look at the size of the scallops, it is so big, bigger than those we eat in Singapore and Malaysia and most importantly, it is fresh.

The calamari rings is another one which you should not miss out. Yea, I am going to repeat the words, it is fresh, delicious and the ring is big. Maybe, you might find the price is a bit expensive for this stall as compared to another one, however, it is really worth to get it. The service is good and the waiting time is not taking long. There is no tables and chairs nearby, the drawback of eating here.

Jackman and McRoss

Jackman and McRoss.
Address: 57 Hampden Rd, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia.

It was our first stop for food in Tasmania, the restaurant called, Jackman and McRoss.
Bakers of fine breads, cakes and pastries. We’re here for the scallops pies, one of its famous.

This is how the scallop pie looks like when I cut it into half. It is plenty of medium sized scallops. It tastes good, well spiced and not salty.

The lamb pie is equally nice and it is recommended by the waitress to try it. She told us it is also one of the best sellers. Indeed, it is a good recommendation and worth to visit the bakery for a pie or drink.

Pig & Wolf

Pig & Wolf, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: 7.01.07 & E7.01.07 Level 7, Pavilion Mall, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It has been a while since my last visit to Pavilion and now, it has a new wing called Pavilion Elite with many branded outlets and restaurants situated at this new wing. Besides that, I came across a another new wing in the old Pavilion, the Level 7 which has plenty of restaurants there.

One of them is the Pig and Wolf. It is a non-Halal restaurant. My apologies to all my Muslim readers.

According to the Pavilion’s website, Pig and Wolf restaurant is a subsidiary of the popular 3 Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf. It is a casual dining restaurant that offers a mixture of Western and Asian cuisines. It offers from pork burgers, pasta to pork ribs.

Together with my friend, we explored this new restaurant. Initially, we wanted to order the set meal which comes with a soft drink and soup of the day. However, after looking at the a la carte dishes, we decided to order separately which we can have what we wanted to try.

During our visit they were doing a ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ promotion for the coffee’s menu which we both felt it was a better offer than having the soft drinks from the set meal. So, my friend picked the Iced Mocha and I chose the Iced Latte. Their coffee is just right and does not need extra sugar syrup.

My friend spotted the luncheon meat fries on the menu and we ordered one basket to share together. It is a simple appetizer which we can do it at home too. The luncheon meat is slightly fried and it tastes nice and crispy.

We ordered the Mighty Porky Burger which is one of the recommended dish on their menu. The presentation of the burger is still alright with some salads on one side and wedges on the another side. I liked the crispy and hot wedges. As for the pork burger, the pork patty is slightly dry.

We ordered the Pork Steak too which was recommended by the waiter. The meat was well marinated and strong garlic smell. The meat is juicier than the pork burger and it has the same side dishes.

Overall, the food portion is good enough, maybe they can improve the taste of the food to be more attractive. The environment in the restaurant is good and quiet, suitable for big group of people as there are plenty of long tables in the restaurant. We spent our afternoon here for lunch and coffee.

Fat Boys Burger

Fat Boys Burger, Orchard Road, Singapore.

I am going to do a throw back of the events happened during the last March. Just a day before the Sundown Singapore Marathon 2017, I met up with two other friends for a casual dinner after work at the Fat Boys Burger which is located at Orchard Road. It is my first time visiting this branch. The first visit was at Upper Thomson Road.

There was no queue when my friend and I walked from Plaza Singapore to this restaurant which is situation along Orchard Road, right behind the bus stand. However, the restaurant was full house and no tables available for three person. We waited quite a while because we did not want to sit at those high chairs at the bar side.

So much waiting time wasted and we quickly ordered our food once we got our seats not far from the restaurant’s entrance after a couple paid their bill and left the place. The waitress is quite friendly and repeated our orders carefully. It took a while more before they served our food. My friend ordered the Fries with Cheese and shared among us. It is a day full of fries and carbohydrates.

I ordered the Royale with Cheese which comes with a beef patty, soft sesame bun and some fries. I took a top view of the burger and then, I recalled the days before I met a sales person who works for F&B merchant portal. It makes me to take another good shot of the burger in which I decided to make it naked.

I took a close up picture of the beef patty with a piece of cheese. This is how the burger looks like. As for the taste and the sauce combination, I felt satisfied and finished the whole burger without complaints.

Soup Spoon

Soup Spoon

Sunday’s afternoon lunch meet up with my great “brother” in Singapore. I met up with my friend who treated each other like brother and sister after a short chat in FB messenger whereby I told him about an IT event on-going. We met up at Raffles Place MRT where it was most convenient place for both of us to meet up, as I was coming down from the East and he was taking the Red line from the North.

Before that, I purchased the Groupon’s voucher of SGD$20.00 worth of value which we can order two sets of soups and we saved about few dollars each person. It is always good to check out the great deals online before we head off to the restaurant.

I ordered the roasted pumpkin soup with a tuna mayo bread. It is one of their set with bread. Instead of bread, you can choose to have sets with salad too. My friend chose to eat the minestrone soup with salad. The portion of our food is quite big portion which comes with bread, salad and rice. Besides that, the set meal comes with a drink of your choice too.

The pumpkin is rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Pumpkin seeds indeed are an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health. That day, I was still having the cough and flu. After having the pumpkin soup and hot black tea, my flu was getting better than the days before.

It is an healthy meal of the day with great set meal offer which I see its benefits more than other things.

Dancing Crab

Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-20/21 The Grandstand, The Grandstand, 287994 Singapore.

My friend bought two Groupon vouchers to eat at Dancing Crab. We booked a table for five people for dinner at the Dancing Crab’s The Grandstand branch. There was no crowd when we visited the restaurant that night due to heavy rain in the evening.
While we were waiting for another two other friends to join us, we ordered two set of the Dancing Crab Seafood Combo.

We ordered the Combo Bag #1 (Sri Lankan Crab)

It consists a Sri Lankan crab, prawns, clams, potatoes, sausages and corns cooks with their signature sauce. The amount of seafood is reasonable, size of the crab is alright for us to share. The seafood is fresh, their signature sauce blends nicely with it.

We ordered the Combo Bag #1 (Lobster) too. It consists the same ingredients are the crab and cook with different sauce. I am not able to recall the name of their signature sauces.

We added the Grilled Butter Rolls to dip the sauce and to complete the dinner. When it was served hot, dip it into the sauce, it tastes great.

Since we used the vouchers for this dinner, it is still reasonable good and worth to give a try. However, the location of this restaurant is hard to be reached with public transport so be prepared to use Uber or Grab.