Lunch

Asian chicken salad with crispy dried shallots



This was one of the salads we were making and selling, that I had for lunch today in writers week at the adelaide fringe festival. It was the BOMB! Delicious fresh flavours, that had great texture throughout. Delicate soft rice noodles with gingery poached chicken, thinly crisp slaw topped with crunchy fried shallots.

This is a recipe where you make as much or as little as you need, so I have put the ingredients below but you add more of the flavours that you like the most.

Recipe:

Cooked rice noodles

Poached chicken

Thinly sliced cucumber (minus the seeds)

Thinly cut carrot

Shredded cabbage

Mint leaves

All tossed together

Dressing:

1/2 cup Lemon juice

1/2 cup fish sauce

1 tsp sugar

A few coriander leaves chopped

1 hot chili

1 crushed/diced garlic

A pinch of ginger 

L’Atelier Gourmand – Wayville

WOW what an impression! this place blew me away the first time i visited. and then made even more of a statement the next half a dozen times i went and even took the family.

Dan the man, seriously thought the platters were amazeballs because of the variety.

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coffee is delicious, smooth and is done by a good barista who knows what they are doing when it comes to heating the milk correctly. nothing worse than burnt over cooked milk.

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A breakfast fit for two sisters : Great service, friendly and well prepared food with top quality ingredients.

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french toast, topped with a hazel nut toffee!

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vegetarian breakfast all stacked up on top of a bed of mushrooms and spinach.

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Taste of the Himalayas – Brighton

Not every one would know this place is here, it would probably go un-noticed being a small place on a busy street. Unless you lived in the area, or were passing here frequently. It certainly shouldnt go un-noticed considering the food is great, and the value even better.

Here are a few dishes from our last visit:

Every one loves a Samosa

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Chicken Hot Pot

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Nepalese Spiced Lamb Cutlets

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Milk dumplings

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Mango and Pistachio icecream

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Who knew a Winter Soup could be such a winner?

Ok, so i know winter is over now, but if any one can offer a wholesome winter food for lunch. Light meal, but still filling? Where, NEVER? i hear you say… Well yep! we know where. Devour Patisserie, thats where!

here we have – Ham hock, lentils and root vegetable soup with toasted ciabatta

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superb flavour, with wholesome vegetables. a real hearty flavorsome soup that was not lacking any HAM! seriously, i could easily complain about soup from many, many cafe’s/restaurants from just being a boring ol’ soup with not enough flavour or texture – you know the ones that you have to add lots of salt and pepper to? well not this one! this was delicious.

this was accompanied by a honeycomb milkshake

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and then dessert:

To finish, an apple, almond & milk chocolate stack…..oh and a snickers flavored macaron

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Butter Fingers – North Adelaide

Sometimes dessert comes 1st…

Meet Matts 2nd stomach! the dessert stomach. We have been here a few times in the past month and just to get our blog up to date with our instagram and facebook accounts we are posting a few visits into the one blog post.

I wont dribble on too much about how fantastic this place is – i’m sure if you visit you will see how the pies can truly blow your mind with flaky-ness! wholly mother of food gods, you have not had a pie until you’ve had a PIE from Butter Fingers.

Turkish chicken, capsicum and tumeric pie featured below

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then there is the to die for cakes and slices, milk shakes and freshly squeezed juice

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Brunch is always nice to enjoy a toastie and waffle

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Devour Patisserie – Richmond

Who else said YUM YUM bubble gum when they’ve been here?

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Here you will always see something new, something in with fresh ingredients or a new flavour sweet treat!

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take these 3 donuts for example. who’s ever tried a peanut butter and jelly topped donut? Genius! Maple syrup and bacon – i NEVER! or how does a hazel nut and honey icing sound to you? AMAZEBALLS in my book. only complaint with this lot, was the hazel nut was stale. i really wish they had bought out some fresh ones. flavours were great though.

Another place that offers an all day breakfast is regarded highly in my book. As Matt works close to here, he spends a lot of time visiting. So i’m sure there will be plenty of new posts with whats new coming soon.

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a crab burger for lunch? with home made crisps – any one?
soft flesh, WOWZERS what flavour in that sauce gribichi worked so well, i almost wanted it on the side too.

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Then there comes the tastiest milk shakes, with lots of flavours. My favourite the Malteser, with real maltesers!

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one of the best coffee beans ever is being used in this cafe – so if your a coffee lover, you will love it from here! decent sizes too.

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and lets face it, dont leave here with out a take away

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this mac was the size of an adult hand – yep HUGE!

sending big loves to Devour! we love your stuff guys

Sit Lo – Bank Street Adelaide

Sometimes its not what’s on the plate that counts…

this cute little cafe is tucked away off of one of adelaide’s busiest streets. Serving top quality asian food with fresh ingredients and amazing flavours. It certainly is an experience when walking through the door at lunch time to be greeted with a smile.

Not only does the place have that up-cycle vibe that i love, it also has that modern feel too. so it really did make me feel at home. the long table through the centre was hands down one of the best features to this little joint, because its all about making people unite and come together – even when you dont know people, you can still sit together or next to each other.

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Those Lotus Chips were sen-fricken-sational! so crispy, not like anything i had ever eaten before – and at a side serve of just $4.50 it certainly is not going to break the budget. a Delicious beef Pho was fresh and fragrant and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Then there was the take away delicious crispy pork noodle bowl at just $10.50. it was another great combination of flavours that worked so well together texturally and packed full of the drool factor.

I’m positive you wont be dissapointed with what Sit Lo has to offer, and you will go back again and again to try more of the menu like we have.

Bon Appetite