Butter or dip? It’s not a meaning of life question, but what would you prefer on a sandwich?
Butter I hear you scream. Well I went with dip!
For lunch today I made a sandwich with a piece of chicken schnitzel. Normally I’d add butter to the bread but today instead of butter I went with dip. So butter or dip? I went with dip.
Couldn’t you use butter and dip?
I support I could have gone with both but really that is not necessary. As my girth increases, I really need to stop doubling up on things.
What went into the sandwich?
I bought a fresh bread roll from Coles as well as one of those heart shaped pieces of chicken schnitzel (I described this a few posts ago). I also had a premade spring onion dip as well as some grated Coon cheese. The leafy green vegetable you can see in the photographs is kale. Yeah I know, it’s trendy and hipster. If you know me well, you know I’m neither trendy nor hipster. I like the taste of kale. See what I don’t like about kale by watching the video.
How did it taste?
It was a pretty good sandwich. Please try making one yourself and letting me know what you think.
If you like watching YouTube food videos, please check out my YouTube channel. The videos are all fairly brief and while there isn’t a lot of talk about butter, I do have some yummy food on the channel. I also try to inject a little humour. Let me know what you think and how I can improve it.
A family photograph at Oriental Yum Cha as we finish lunch!
My youngest daughter turned fifteen last week and I have spent this weekend in Brisbane celebrating with her.
First things first breakfast. Getting close and personal with a Queensland nut (Macadamia) tart served with too much cream from a can. The base was a little too thick and dry making the eating experience difficult.
I spent the morning with Ms20 shopping for birthday invitation stationery for her 21st birthday party.
Around lunch time I fought the Westfield Chermside traffic to pick up Ms18 and Miss15 from Gymnastics training while Ms20 drove my parents into Fortitude Valley so we could meet at Oriental Yum Cha.
When we arrived we were taken to a large table up the back. Mum was worried it may be too far out of the main area for trolleys to visit. At first things were a little slow but it picked up and we really didn’t have to worry.
It would have been nice to be on the upper deck but that was pretty empty.
So on weekdays you get the all you can eat option. We visited on a Saturday so we paid standard rates. We also took heed and did not waste food.
In fifty years of eating this was the first mango and cream omelet I’ve eaten. I need to go back for more them. Truly delicious. A must have and equal to custard tarts IMHO.
So what did I think about Oriental Yum Cha? It was my first time but my daughters and parents had been there a few times before. They reckon it is consistently good. Not the best they’ve ever eaten but always good. I’d agree it was good. The food appeared and tasted fresh. The flavours were good. The service was friendly, helpful and easy going. We were able to get some things cut with scissors and if something was in short supply we could ask for more to come out. The meal was also reasonable in terms of price. It didn’t break the bank and my wallet didn’t suffer a knock out punch. I’d be happy returning and eating more Oriental Yum Cha
We spent the afternoon recovering and trying not to move too much. I was charged with cooking dinner so I went simple and baked some salmon with some kale coleslaw and avocado. Mum made a hazelnut chocolate cheesecake which she served with salted caramel ice cream.
Have you been to Oriental Yum Cha? What did you think?
Here is my Australia Day roast lamb dinner. You may recall on Sunday I cooked a standing rib roast and in that post embedded a YouTube video outlining the marketing campaign for Australia Day roast lamb.
Before we get to dinner though let’s look at how I spent some of my Australia Day.
For breakfast I enjoyed a green and gold omelet with Coon cheese, a good Australian cheese.
I then went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra.
So I spent a good portion of today cleaning the apartment for a rental inspection tomorrow and also binge watching World War II in colour on Netflix. Nothing like learning a little modern history while my Australia Day roast lamb was cooking. I’m so grateful to the warfighters and civilians who fought and died for our freedom and our way of life.
So this Australia Day roast lamb was all about a low slow oven cook. I used the leftover beef stock and quinoa with green peppercorns from my roast beef to enrich the flavour of my roast lamb.
Monday link love is something I have been doing on Monday posts for a couple of months. I usually add a list to the end of a post. Tonight I really didn’t have anything to write about so I figured I’d just call this post Monday link love.
Standing rib eye roast beef is one of my favourite roasts. The meat near the rib bones is always tender and it’s always moist. Not as much flavour as the blade and other cuts but the fatty loose tissue near the bone is to die for.
With Australia Day coming up on Tuesday 26 January I was thinking of either lamb or beef. There is now an undue amount of commercial pressure to eat lamb on Australia Day. The advertising campaign has been very successful. Check out this year’s advertisement. I’m sorry there is a little Channel 7 at the end.
So I’ve decided to cook the rib eye roast tonight and I’ll have lamb on Australia Day.