Taste of Sydney 2011 update

I am sad to announce that I have lost all my photos from both Taste of Sydney days. My memory stick for my camera has become corrupt so I must go out and buy another one. It is a bummer but I will still write about the food I tried at the Taste of Sydney. Sometimes I just hate technology.

UN-Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Taste of Sydney 2011

Although I was slightly disappointed by Taste of Sydney last year, I shall be attending this year’s event not once but twice. My disappointment from last year’s event mainly stemmed from the bad weather and having to trudge through the damp and muddy grounds. Also, my expectation was that it would be like the Good Food and Wine Show. However I am willing to give Taste of Sydney another chance and will be attending this year’s event.

Taste of Sydney actually starts tomorrow Thursday 10 March and runs until Sunday 13 March. There are a range of sessions available, but I assume their busiest days will be Saturday and Sunday.

I like the idea of how restaurants are able to provide a sample (at a price) of some of their signature dishes at a much lower price than what would be expected at their restaurants. It not only gives the restaurants and chefs an opportunity to promote themselves, but give people a taste of what they have to offer. The samples of food range from $8-$12, which are purchased using ‘crowns’. ‘Crowns’ are used as currency in Taste of Sydney to avoid the unhygienic fumbling of cash whilst trying to serve food. Although this way they can guarantee the sale of ‘crowns’ even if they are not all used as you can only purchase them in books of 30 crowns.

There are also many demonstrations, Q & A sessions, cocktail making classes and coffee appreciation sessions. Also, if you’re a HSBC customer, HSBC has designed a premium VIP Lounge on-site at Taste of Sydney exclusively for HSBC Customers. Simply make your way to the HSBC VIP Lounge, show your HSBC Card at the HSBC Customer Entry and you and a friend can enjoy a complimentary beverage and a comfortable seating environment with live entertainment. I know where I’ll be when I get tired.

If you do plan on going I suggest you pre-purchase tickets as they are slightly cheaper than buying them at the door.

I will be attending this Friday’s noon-4pm session and this Saturday’s 5:30pm-9:30pm session. Hopefully I’ll see some of you guys there.

If you want to see the menus on offer, the restaurants participating or just more information, click here.

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

 

Hey y’all!

Hey y’all!
How has everyone been? Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I’m currently on the tour bus on my way to the lovely city of buffets, Las Vegas! San Francisco has been great and I’ve been eating so much Chinese and Vietnamese food. But I really wanted to eat some American fast food. When my mum and I headed to Los Angeles, I was adamant that we would eat junk food, and boy we did! It’s kind of scary eating so much junk food. American “small” is an Australian medium. Every time my mum and I would be full after sharing a “small” meal. Hopefully we can survive the array of buffets in the city that never sleeps. Until then…
Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Hedgehog World Record?

Thank you to those who welcomed me with open arms. I will not disappoint you with my culinary adventures. Mummy and I haven’t been out much lately (Mummy has been doing her homework), but here are some photos of some of my achievements. I am quite proud of myself. I…

…climbed up the Roti Tisu Mountain at Mamak. It was a trek but I managed to get airlifted up to the tip with the help of Mummy’s cousin. I also…

…has some yummy Man Taos at Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant. I’m eating my own size in food.

Mummy and I are off to San Francisco on Tuesday. It’s my first overseas trip. I’m going to take heaps of photos everywhere since I’m such a  good looking hedgehog. Don’t you think so?

♥ Mr Pricklepants

Hi Everyone! I’m Mr. Pricklepants.

Hi Everyone,

My name is Mr Pricklepants and I am new to the family. You may have seen me in Toy Story 3, but Mummy decided to adopt me as her son. Mummy and the rest of the family love me very much and I hope you all love me as well. I love to take photos and hope to take many more in the future. Here are some things that I’ve been doing in Sydney since Mummy brought me home. Enjoy!

Love, Mr Pricklepants.

Slurping up some udon at Menya Mappen.

Resting my feet in Gloria Jean’s Coffee.

Standing in a destruction zone in Sussex Centre Food Court.

Cooling down in Meet Fresh.

width=500Nerding it up at Daddy’s house.

Chomping on some pizza.

Sipping on some hot chocolate that Mummy made.

Hiding between a iced lemon tea and a iced milk tea in Hong Kong Kitchen.

Soaking up some rays at Balmoral Beach.

Celebrating Mummy’s niece’s 1st Birthday.

Enjoying a shish kebab plate at New Star Kebabs.

United States of America

So from February 8 until March 5, I will be visiting the land of opportunity. I am so excited about this trip. Mummy happynomnomnom and I decided to go on a little vacations a couple of weeks ago. Initially we were going to go to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, but we decided we wanted a change of scenery. We always seem to go to South East Asia. So instead of heading to the homeland, Mummy happynomnomnom decided we should go to America. Now I haven’t been since I was 6, but I remember it being a very fun trip.

We’ll be heading to San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Hopefully there’ll be a lot of eating, shopping and sightseeing. If there are any suggestions on where to go and where I MUST visit, feel free to comment.

Also, I recently received a gift from my youngest cousin. She knows how much I love Mr Pricklepants from Toy Story 3 so she bought me a Mr Pricklepants figurine. I have been taking him everywhere and making him pose with food and whatnot. I hope to post up The Adventures of Mr Pricklepants so you guys can see where he’s been.

Hopefully I’ll be able to post something up soon. Assignments have been turning me into a nerd but it will soon be over and this year of blogging will resume once again. Until then..

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

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It’s sad..Do you know why? It’s because college is starting for me again. The holidays were way too short and I was kind of dreading the return of college. By the end of January, I have to complete 8 assignments. That’s way too many assignments for such a short period of time. I may have to take a little break from blogging, although I do find myself procrastinating and writing up a post. I’ll see how I go, but for now, it’s good bye for a bit. I feel so guilty for not posting anything up, but I feel even guiltier not doing my assignments. So until then..

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

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