Sunday, December 28, 2014
A banner weekend
Except that it was not a weekend. But the festive season is like that. On Christmas Eve, Anne cooked me lamb cutlets with salad. A favourite meal. Then on Boxing Day night she cooked me T-bone steaks with Diane sauce -- which is the best BBQ sauce you have ever tasted. It's a bottled sauce made by Beerenberg in South Australia so you might be able to get it from Woolworths. It's a definite gastronomic discovery.
The next day (Saturday 27th) we had big traditional breakfasts at the Phams in Buranda, followed by very rich Punjabi Doda Burfis from a local Indian grocer for lunch. The grocery is a big one so we had a walk around looking with wonder at their multitudinous but totally unfamiliar products. I bought some chutney and some South Indian pickles to try out.
We then went to the local Aldi to pick up a few things that I needed but we of course ended up coming away with a lot more than that. Aldi is like that. That evening we visited the New Sing Sing -- a nearby high quality Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant -- for supper. It was good, as usual. I had lemongrass chicken, as I usually do, and Anne had Chicken Chow Mein with added cashews
I had the pickles on my lunchtime ham sandwich today. It was not my idea of pickles so I will keep it as an accompaniment to curry. It definitely has the taste of India
Doda Burfi slices