The American Dream at Ricardo’s Cafe

For me the American dream is owning a big block V8, preferably an Hemi big block. 

For this post though I’m referring to a mousse dessert from Ricardo’s Cafe in the Jamison Plaza in Macquarie.


But more of that later in the post.

Before dessert comes dinner. When it comes to the American dream I also think of one of my favourite Americans, viz., Homer Simpson. One of Homer’s favourite things for dinner is a pork chop. I haven’t made a pork chop for ages. In Darwin I cooked them quite often. 



Here are some Homer quotes on pork chops and


So this is the pork chop I bought this afternoon. It had a nice strip of fat attached.


This is the seed mustard and maple syrup coating I have ready for my pork chop.

The American Dream at Ricardo’s Cafe
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 1
  • Pork chop
  • Seed mustard
  • Maple syrup
  • Coleslaw
  • Coleslaw dressing
  • Fried shallots
  1. Coat a pork chop on one side with the maple mustard
  2. Put into a oven at 250 °C for 10 minutes
  3. Turn the pork chop over and coat the other side with maple mustard
  4. Put back into the oven at 250 °C for 15 minutes
  5. Let the pork chop rest for 7 minutes
  6. Plate up with the coleslaw
  7. Shoot a photograph
  8. Eat the meal
  9. Wash the dishes
  10. Write the recipe
  11. Blog (verb)



So here is the dish. It tasted pretty good.

Now it’s time for dessert and Ricardo’s cafe’s The American Dream!

I took a few photographs because it looked so good.

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In the box

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I hope you enjoyed the photographs. I really enjoyed eating this dessert which consisted of peanut paste mousse and peanut paste brittle with a raspberry coulis in the syringe. It was amazing. If you live in Canberra and want to try this, Ricardo’s Cafe is an amazing place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or high tea. They also make great coffee and the thick shakes are to die for. 

So dear reader, what is your idea of the American dream? 



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