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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Farm Gate Market

Farm Gate Market.
Address: 104 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia.

Every Sunday, come rain hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers’ market. I captured this line of words from their website. This morning market sells both fresh vegetables, herbs, meats, fruits, flowers, breads and etc. We were here on our second day to buy some fresh vegetables and meats for our dinner. We planned to prepare steamboat at night.

Before I visited this place, I googled online and saw one of the beautiful pictures of a cup of hot coffee with the background of the market. As I walked along the street, I stopped by at one of the mobile coffee stalls and queued up to purchase some. I bought myself a flat white and my friends chose to have hot chocolate.

The flat white is just normal, not fantastic, same goes to the hot chocolate which my friends said it was quite sweet. The main purpose of having a cup of drink is to take a picture of it here, similarly to the beautiful picture I saw from the Internet.

I took a picture of the coffee right at the middle of the street, standing in front of a bread stall while waiting my friends to choose the breads. Is it lovely? On a sunny Sunday with a cup of coffee, walk down the street and get the groceries for tonight’s dinner. This is how the life should be during the weekend.

Flippers Cooked Seafood

Flippers Cooked Seafood
Address:
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.

Tasmania Day 1

I took a holiday in the early September, 2017, in the midst of working on big two projects. I almost thought of cancelling the trip but I did not want to miss the chance to visit the beautiful Tasmania, Australia. It is my first time visiting Tasmania. Well, I deserved a short break as well.

It was a trip with my schoolmates and their families. They brought along their kids and we rented a car to drive around in Hobart, Tasmania. I supposed to have a male travel partner or a part time boyfriend to travel with me. However, he could not make it with us this time. He helped my friends to plan some of the places to visit in Tasmania as he studied in Tasmania for years. My friends planned the whole journey for both Tasmania and Melbourne and I did not involve much, mainly because I was too busy to catch up with them in KL for any discussions. Moreover, it was best for them to plan to bring their kids to somewhere which are kids friendly.

It is the first time I travelled to a place without any preparations at all. And, I landed myself in Tasmania, Australia. Viola!

Upon arrival, I was greeted by this scene which was so familiar to me. Yea, it looks like the old Low Cost Carrier Terminal, LCCT in KL, Malaysia. Welcome to Tasmania.

In my next upcoming posts, it will cover mostly all the things in Australia. I did not have much time to write so much this time, so all my posts will keep it short and simple. Please enjoy the great view of the places and food. Happy weekend!

Menya Musashi

Menya Musashi, Singapore.

I supposed to attend the community event organized by CodingGirls in last June but I was late, therefore, the 2nd part of the event where there was a data analysis talk has been taken up. I did not find the rest of the talks would interest me, so I skipped the second session. I just stayed for the 1st session whereby many ladies shared their working experiences and journey to be a developer, entrepreneur and a successful lady. After the 1st session ended around 1.00PM, I headed down to Raffles City Shopping Centre to meet up with my cousin and my aunt for late lunch. They like Japanese restaurant, so we decided to go to Menya Musashi after did some rounds at the basement of the shopping for our food.

The set which I chose was heavenly good, worthy and delicious.

I ordered the premium set which included a bowl of the Chashu ramen, karaage chicken, a chawanmushi, salad and a glass of drink.

You can choose type of the ramen, thick, thin or matcha noodle. You can choose the soup based too, original, garlic and spicy. Also, you can choose to have fried gyoza or karaage chicken.

My ramen was using original soup broth, thick ramen and it has 1 piece of the chashu only with some shredded wood-ear, half egg, seaweed and some pickles. If you order the Chashu ramen set, you will get additional 4 pieces of meat without the karaage chicken and chawanmushi. It depends on your preferences.

The drink is refillable and you can choose between hot or cold houji cha, plain water or other drinks with additional costs.

The lunch is filing, sumptuous and worth to try. You may want to avoid fried chicken cutlet if you don’t want to eat oily food.

Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant

Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: LG – 69 & 70, Lower Ground Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It has been a while since the last time I visited Kim Gary in Mid Valley’s branch. I cannot even remember there is a branch in Berjaya Times Square until my friend said she wanted to have dinner here. I am glad to see the restaurant still offers various set meals which can easily take you a while to choose what you want to eat and how much you want to eat.

It did take me a while to look through the menu to decide what I wanted to order for the night and lastly, I chose to have a bowl of noodle, an half of the toast with chicken wing set which included a glass of drink. It seemed a lot, right? I was thinking the noodle would not make me feeling full and the additional of toast and chicken wing made the dinner more completed.

It was really sinful to have the toast at night but it has been quite long I did not have toast in Kuala Lumpur. It was nothing special about this toast and chicken wing, it tasted normal and slightly oily as usual for the toast. Besides that, I think they do not use butter, they gave me margarine instead. It did not taste good. No comment about the chicken wing, just a normal chicken wing.

Instant noodle with a piece of luncheon meat and a fried egg on top of noodle is the basic for a Hong Kong style instant noodle meal. Sometimes, you can find some vegetable and sometimes, you do not. It is normal instant noodle with MSG soup based and it is nothing interesting about it. I am not sure which instant noodle’s brand they are using. The noodle texture is spring, did not overly cook the egg and luncheon meat.

What interested me the most of that dinner was a glass of cold ying yong. It is a combination of the coffee and tea, one of the favourite drink in Hong Kong too. The ratio of the coffee and tea is important to get the right taste of the ying yong.

It was a night full with unhealthy food selection, the toast and instant noodle. Moreover, having the cold drink after the meal is not going to help the digestion at night but it satisfied my stomach!