Tonight we went to the Dumpling Inn in Macquarie. This is a really good small suburban Chinese restaurant. It is a Peking style cuisine with a good variety. It is one of my favourite local restaurants. I recommend the restaurant to anyone who enjoys Chinese food at reasonable prices.
Tonight we started with some spring rolls and then got stuck into a fried flounder in rock salt, fried squid in rock salt and shredded beef Peking style. This was a great combination. There was quite a bit of salt and sugar in this meal.
The first dish out was the fried flounder. This is the first time we’d tried this. The dish was huge and the fish was held in a basket fashioned from half of the flounder which was also deep friend. This had a great look to it. The chillies were mild but very nice along with the spring onions and pepper.
The next dish out was the fried squid in rock salt. This is an all time favourite.
The final dish was the shredded beef Peking style. This has a salty sweetness that is so Moorish.
There was no way I wasn’t going to eat the flounder dish. In the end I also bit the head off and enjoyed an eye. It reminded me of my childhood when Mum would cook a whole fish in a wok and we’d fight over the eyes to eat and the cheek flesh. Good times.
It was a big day for food. For lunch we went to Grill’d for the first time at Grill’d Belconnen. I had an Almighty burger. The only thing I would have added is a pineapple ring. Grill’d is a nice chain and serves good food. I would recommend the burgers.
Tonight was the end of the food indulgence. Come Sunday morning I need to be back in the zone of eating to maintain a healthful weight. It’s been an enjoyable week of feasting. I look forward to doing it again next year.
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