What is Foodie Friday?
Every Friday, I aim to inspire my readers to eat better (not always healthier!) by documenting my culinary adventures from the past week.
This will be in the form of a blog post (that you’re reading now) and a video on my Instagram TV channel.
Pick of the Week
This is one of the best value buffets in the whole of Sydney!
As the name suggests, it’s a Malaysian restaurant – so has the likes of laksa, beef rendang, curries, vegetables and rice.
You can choose between 1 normal plate piled high with all your favourite dishes, or for an extra $2 you’re allowed to go back as many times as you like!
I wouldn’t say it was the best quality food but the value for money is simply unbeatable!
Something for Vegetarians
Homemade Pumpkin Curry
In my opinion, curries are made so much better with a generous addition of coconut milk. So, for this curry, it formed the base of my creamy sauce.
After frying the garlic, onion and curry paste to release all the flavour, I added pumpkin followed by a whole can of coconut milk. I then turned it down to a simmer to soften the pumpkin and let it absorb all that creamy deliciousness.
Just before the end, I threw in a can of chickpeas and a handful of cashew nuts – a nice texture contrast to the now ever so soft pumpkin.
Overall it was a pretty tasty and very healthy dish. I think that pumpkin is well suited to coconut based sauces (rather than tomato based ones), and that cashews are a great addition to creamy sauces too.
I would happily choose this vegetarian curry instead of a traditional chicken one!
Best thing I drank
NOMs is the name of a cafe in Sydney CBD. Their standard coffee is pretty good – a few weeks ago I had a decent cappuccino from there.
This week however, I tried one of the tasty looking frappes. The weather has been so hot that there really wasn’t much choice!
I went for a Mocha Frappe – espresso, chocolate, ice cream, ice and condensed milk, all blitzed into a deliciously cool blend and topped with whipped cream!
I can’t say it was the best frappe I’ve ever had, but it was certainly tasty and it was just what I needed on a scorching hot afternoon.
Recommendations around the World
Cochonillo Asado, Segovia
Cochonillo Asado is the name of a dish, not a place. It’s a typical Spanish dish consisting of roast suckling pig.
The origins of it’s fame can be found in the city of Segovia, in western Spain. You can read more about it here.