Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Singapore Chilli Crab
I can’t believe it’s already been over a year since my last post – slack I know. Anyway, I wanted to share a picture of a dish I cooked up last night – Singapore chilli crab – a dish I discovered in Singapore several years ago. I’ve always wanted to make this dish but the thought of butchering a live crab always freaked me out. I did follow the RSPCA’s humane method of putting the crab to sleep in the freezer for an hour first which made the process easier.

The end result is what you can see – tasty mud crab drenched in glorious Singapore chilli crab sauce. I followed Food Safari’s Singapore chilli crab recipe for those who’d like to give it a go. I certainly recommend it.

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Dragon will be a joyous and prosperous one for you all. With that I’d like to share this very cute baby dragon amigurumi that my girlfriend Xuan made. Check out her other creations at Fat Face & Me.

Enter the Baby Dragon
Source: Fat Face & Me (used under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License)

I recently purchased a new flash unit for my Canon SLR and have been playing around with it. Flash photography is a new thing for me so I’m very eager to learn more about it. Tonight I thought I’d be a bit creative and try to take an eye macro self portrait with reflection and all. After several failed attempts I finally got the shot below.

Eye Macro Self Portrait

Most people know that the typical milk crate has more uses than for just transporting milk. Turn one upside down and it becomes an instant seat. Furniture aside does anyone know what else milk crates are useful for? I’ll tell you – for building towering milk crate men that’s what.

There are quite a few of these creations floating around Melbourne but this one in particular is suspended from a tree on Moreland Street in Footscray, a suburb of Melbourne’s west. For those who want to see it in person here’s the link on Google Maps.

Milk Crate Man in Footscray

On Friday night I had dinner with a few friends at Los Latinos (128 Mitchell St, Maidstone), a little Latin American restaurant in Melbourne’s west. I don’t usually eat a lot of Latin American food apart from the odd taco or burrito now and then so I didn’t go in with any expectations.

When the entrées came out and we started eating I was thinking this is really tasty. Everything was really good – all the entrées right through to dessert. A few of the dishes were quite spicy too – which I love. For the main, I had the tacos de carne (beef tacos) which were delicious. This is one restaurant I’ll definitely be visiting again.

Beef Tacos from Los Latinos