Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the sandwich that lit up the hinterland

All things considered, there's precious little that hasn't been thrown together in the shape of a sandwich that hasn't worked out well in the end.

A sweet little weekend break in the Hinterland has so much to offer, including pies, great markets and legendary sandwiches. There's so much more to add, but just for now the sandwich gets the credit it deserves though.

This beautiful monster should really have served two people and kept them going for a day, but with a cold beer or two it really only took care of lunch for one in the sunshine. A work of double handed genius in a symphony of pork, egg, fried bits and dough.

A proper work of art that simultaneously appetizes and satisfies.

Rock on the sandwich...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

gyoza last thing on a Brisbane Sunday night

There’s always a right time to leave the last dumpling on a plate. Any dumpling. No matter how good it is. Some examples of when, quite exactly, one might consider the notion that one has hung around a litle too long could include, but not confined to:

1) Your host has to ask you to pay your bill and leave now
2) You’re actually properly tired
3) Eat another gyoza and you'll take someone down with you on the way out
4) You’re properly drunk on great Japanese beer and well on your way to memorably embarrassing yourself and anybody associated with you
5) You’re heading up the last straggle of diners and staying longer would make you seem tragic or desperate
6) Someone slightly more tragic looking than you has just arrived and no possible good can come from you being in the same restaurant with them
7) There’s better gyoza at a new place just opened up down the street
8) Someone really smart kicks the karaoke system into life
9) There is more than one left on the plate