Food Diary August 2014: Grano Restaurant in Wetherill Park (Photos 1-7); Superbowl Restaurant in Chinatown, Sydney (Photos 8-11); Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Ice cream in a Chocolate & Peanut dipped waffle cone (Photos 12-13)
Hmmmm it's truly been a while since I've blogged and I send my apologies. I realise that yes, I have huge gaps spanning from 4 to 10 days between posts and a lag between Instagram and Facebook posts. Yet at the same time I do not regret losing some of my discipline because actually, I've found something quite wonderful.
I've found someone truly special to share my life with and it's sweet, different, amazing, distracting and fulfilling. I have been spending every moment I can possibly acquire with this man. I'm only blogging now because I have a day off work and he doesn't - so I've finally gone through my emails and edited my photos and I am finding my drive for blogging again.
Besides being in a new relationship and also purchasing a new manual car (more on that later) I still have a passion for food and food photography. Today I share with you some local talent, what I like to call 'Cheat Eats' and my favourite dessert right now.
It's nice to know that in my area I can find gourmet Italian food. I visited Grano again to try out more dishes. On our table we ordered the gnocchi, prawn pizza, chips, calamari and anchovies plate and spaghetti bolognese. Everything was made fresh and from the produce Grano grow in their gardens that are located at the front of the restaurant. This restaurant plates their food on vintage cans, the pans they are cooked in or on wood boards giving it a rustic, organic vibe. I highly recommend this place for Italian in the Sydney area as the staff are also friendly and accommodating.
For late-night, cheap, traditional and delicious food I always head to Superbowl in Chinatown when I want to have a feed after midnight. I tend to order the same things because I love it and its great comfort food. This includes Congee with fried bread, Handmade Noodles in XO sauce, and Pipis in XO Sauce. This time around I ordered Fried Chilli Chicken with steamed rice. It never disappoints and every dish starts from like $8.00. The place is a little crowded, rushed and noisy but the food is amazing. Feels like I'm really in bustling China.
Of course, dessert has to come somewhere into this post. I found a Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop and tried out the Coconut Seven Layer Bar ice cream in a chocolate dipped waffle cone. The flavour includes coconut and chocolate flakes, walnuts, cookies and butterscotch. It tastes as amazing as it looks and I can tell you now that I was in sweet-tooth heaven after my first bite.
So all in all, life is looking quite good and exciting at the moment and I can't wait to share more of my food, driving, romance and fashion adventures with you soon. It's nice to finally be a place where I realise how wonderful life is right in the present moment.