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Seaview Malaysian, Redhead

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Gluten Free Sponge from Slice of Life. Yum!

A family birthday dinner in a Malaysian Chinese Restaurant in the suburb of Redhead. Seaview Malaysian was able to adjust our meals so all dishes were gluten free, and boy we were stuffed by the end of it!

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Prawn Toast (not GF)

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Short Soup

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Sang Choi Bao type Lettuce Wraps. This was my entree and it was awesome :D :D

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead

So, Rish and I were starting to admit defeat after the entrees (I had only really had lunch at about 5pm too), but somehow, as the soft shell crab came out (no photos – way too yum in the salt and peppere gluten free batter!), and then the other dishes started to arrive we made an effort :p

(photos not included include the noodles, fried rice, honey chicken, tomato braised beef and probably one more dish!)

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Sweet and Sour pork was … sweet.

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
Amazing lemon chicken. Nice tender chicken pieces, great sauce. I could have eaten this all myself!

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead
My order. Veges and tofu

There was room for cake, or in Rish’s case, Deep fried ice cream! He can never say no!

Liz's Birthday at Seaview Malaysian, Redhead

Sydney for yummy Chinese BBQ, rice noodle dumplings and fire alarms

Okay, so we really went down for Cirque du Soleil Ovo, but the highlight of any Sydney trip is gorging on decent Chinese food… mmmm…. At two of the Emporer’s Garden locations, and yummy as usual :D

Chinese BBQ
BBQ Duck and Pork

Chinese BBQ
BBQ Pork with rice noodle

Yum cha dumplings
Garlic and Prawn

Yum cha dumplings
Scallop

Yum cha
Cha sieu pao

Yum Cha coconut jelly
Coconut Jelly

Yum Cha tea
Contemplating my tea

Aaron's Hotel Haymarket

We stayed the night at Aaron’s hotel, Haymarket, which I think about $120 for the night on Wotif. An older hotel, with a rickety lift, step in odd places, a skylight in the room that let light in WAY too early, and a fire alarm that got us all out of bed before we wanted to be because it goes off sometimes with the steam from the showers.

Aaron's Hotel

But the shower was hot and the bed very comfortable.

Aaron's Hotel

Aaron's Hotel

Aaron's Hotel

I’d stay there again, it’s amazingly located right next to Market City, but this time with an eye mask. And maybe earplugs so the fire alarm wouldn’t wake me :/

Jimmy’s Place, Dickson

A couple of recent trips to Jimmy’s Place at Dickson – one better than the other, but tried lots of things all around.

Trip One – a celebration dinner with a group of friends the day Rish’s PhD feedback came back…

Jimmy's Place, Dickson
Honey Prawns

With a group of 5, we go for five dishes…. a range of meats

Jimmy's Place, Dickson
The decimated and delicious Lemon Chicken

Jimmy's Place, Dickson
Sweet and Sour Pork

Jimmy's Place, Dickson
A lamb dish that I’m told was delish but came right at the end.

And a dish exactly as described:

Jimmy's Place, Dickson
Steamed tofu with green asian vegetables.

That night was a resounding success, with full tummies and tipsy PhDs around us ;)

Trip Two – Me, and three hungover guys who’d had a biiiiig night out the night before.

They were very busy that night, and we were seated in the function room out the back…

Jimmy's Dickson
Lemon chicken, awesome as always

Jimmy's Dickson
Simple noodles. I didn’t mind these, but others weren’t so fussed.

Jimmy's Dickson
Veges. My selection. Again, I didn’t mind them, quite simple, but that wasn’t what the others were after

Jimmy's Dickson
Something with pork and eggplant. I didn’t like the flavours, one at the table didn’t like eggplant, the other was vegetarian, so the guy who ordered it ate the lot and liked it!

Jimmy's Dickson
Oranges to round off the meal.

Personally, I think the guys were just a little tired and grumpy by the time they had this meal, plus the vegetarian selections are not as exciting as the meats. I’m sure I’ll go back, but there’s other Chinese places in Dickson that need re-trying first :)

Shanghai Dumpling Cafe, Acton

Everyone loves a cheap feed, hey? Especially when they’ve been drinking and celebrating Rish submitting his thesis! Woo! Grabbed a table on Friday night at Shanghai Dumpling Cafe under Uni Lodge for a dinner that worked out at 10.70/head.

Shanghai Dumpling House, Acton

I’m not really sure what we ordered, a bunch of noodles and dumplings, 10 dishes for the 10 of us, including some vegetarian ones.

Shanghai Dumpling House, Acton

Shanghai Dumpling House, Acton

Shanghai Dumpling House, Acton

I was vastly too sober and tired to enjoy myself as much as the others, as I was driving, but there was much laughter and stress release.

tequila

And shots later that night at King O’Malley’s.

Sweet and Sour Pork (Awesome-style)

Sweet and Sour Pork

How much better is fresh-home-made awesomeness than something out of a jar? I used to hate sweet and sour pork/chicken, but then my only experiences had been of slimy carrot and pineapple out of an over-sugared Kantong or Chicken Tonight jar (than I used to sit at home til 11pm for Rish to get back from shelf-stacking as an undergrad because I couldn’t open the jar, I was that weak) or over-sugared over-priced takeaway.
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