Signs that you are not a very good food blogger:
1. Your Iphone takes better photos than your digital camera.
2. You accidentally eat most of the dish before you realise that you forgot to take the photo
3. When dining with other food bloggers, you must muster all your will to not eat the food while they find the perfect shot.
4. You have no recollection of what you, nor what anyone else ate.
5. You post photos in portrait, all the time.
These are things I discovered over a very rare Friday/Saturday rostered day off work, dining with food bloggers and eating in recently-opened places.
I would like to notify readers that all photos on this blog were taken with an Iphone:
Bread and Dip @ Sahara Restaurant, Parramatta - the winner was definitely the spinach and ricotta concoction. The babaganoush and hommous had a very high 'meh' factor.
No one can go wrong with grilled lamb, yoghurt and mint on the same plate - awesome salad, too - fresh tomato and cucumber flavours with the right touch of lemon juice, oil and seasoning.
Turkish coffee and 'chewy' ice cream. The ice cream had the texture of a french kiss. A very, very, bad one. Couldn't finish... a whole spoon of it.
Moving on to the next culinary location;
@chocolatesuze's for cheese and an indescribable variety of prosciutto! At this point, I would like to publicly thank @thelonefoodie for his generosity in providing the more exotic cured hams - especially those jamons; that black one (excuse my ignorance for not knowing names, but my spanish is rusty) - poetry about the complexity and balance of swine!
On to a recently-opened Jap place in Maroubra: Kokoroya.
Located somewhere on the darker parts of Anzac parade; this place fills the Japanese void in that location - well done guys.
Edamame - this and Sapporo should replace the popcorn and coke at the movies.
Mixed Sashimi and Oysters $25 - nice portions and fresh
Kingfish head w salt $17.50 - would have thought a kingfish head was bigger, but very tasty.
Pork Belly in Soy - $8; great value!
Just remembered about taking a photo of the pork katsu ($12) in the knick of time
That, with a lemongrass liquor and fresh juice cocktail was enough to be very happy with this new Japanese addition to Maroubra.
It was a fun weekend, back to the food factory; double-shift Sunday, can't wait.