FOOD, HOLIDAYS, Melbourne, Uncategorized MELBOURNE: dandenong 4 May 2008

Still at Dandenong.. getting out of the car and fussing around

Okay! All ready to head off

At Olinda Village, how charming!

Sittin’ pretty

What am I taking a photo of??

This cuuuute bumble bee!!

With Chris 🙂

This little shop was tucked away, and in an actual house.
They gave free marshmallows outside to roast over cedar wood!

Cooling them off quickly before eating. They were goooooood.

The cosy shop, selling all sorts of random home stuff

So I FELL INTO A DITCH trying to get into the car.. and Dad decided to take a photo of it!!! o_0

Dinner at Springvale, at First Taste

Colourful menu

Inside the menu

Ginseng Stewed Black Chicken Soup ($5.80) – most people are freaked out by black chicken
(it’s actually a small chicken with silky pure-white feathers, but black meat/skin!) but I LOVE it.

Intently food-photographing 😉

Chicken and mushroom hot pot, and Black pepper beef hot pot

Wonton Noodles. OMG this was great!

Okay, food photography done. Time to EAT…


34 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on May 4, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, I would be freaked out by the black chicken too. I’m surprised you took a pic of the bumblebee, I would be afraid that it would sting me.

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:24 pm

      Chris thought it looked sooo strange too, I love it though, it has a sweeter and more fine texture than regular chicken!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on May 4, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    OMG, I know I shouldn’t laugh at your bad luck, but your dad is hilarious!

    Aw, that bumblebee is certainly cute…and the wings!! I would have been afraid of it too though!

    Those hotpots look so good and yum! wonton noodles!!!

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:25 pm

      Dad is silly 😛

      The bee was just happily playing around in the flowers, so it wasn’t bothered with me being so close!

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on May 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Lol – the falling down pic. is too funny. 😛

    Love the bumble bee!

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:31 pm

      Dad’s mean LOL!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on May 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    those pots look great!! i havnt had any authenic chinese food for soo long!! i really cant wait til summer when I go to HK and Japan! gotta save up lots of money for food and shopping!! 🙂 hehe

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:32 pm

      Melb has great Chinese food like Sydney, I guess countries with loads of Asian immigrants have the best Chinese food 😛 Mmmm!

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  • tiffanyx posted on May 4, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    i totally ♥ black chicky soup!! sooooo comforting for the soul!

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:33 pm

      I wish I could get it here in Syd! It’s totally unavailable 🙁 I looove the one my mum makes, mmmm

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      • tiffanyx posted on May 5, 2008 at 12:27 am

        DIY?

        you just need some herbs, the chicky, and a slow cooker!

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  • renew posted on May 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Mmm those hot pots look good… I love your red jacket, you’re so stylish even on vacation! I would be in jeans and sweats. 😀

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:33 pm

      Hehe I wear jeans and tops all the time too! Just that particular day I was in a skirt cos it was sooo sunny in the afternoon 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on May 4, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, I would be freaked out by the black chicken too. I’m surprised you took a pic of the bumblebee, I would be afraid that it would sting me.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:24 pm

      Chris thought it looked sooo strange too, I love it though, it has a sweeter and more fine texture than regular chicken!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on May 4, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    OMG, I know I shouldn’t laugh at your bad luck, but your dad is hilarious!

    Aw, that bumblebee is certainly cute…and the wings!! I would have been afraid of it too though!

    Those hotpots look so good and yum! wonton noodles!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:25 pm

      Dad is silly 😛

      The bee was just happily playing around in the flowers, so it wasn’t bothered with me being so close!

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on May 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Lol – the falling down pic. is too funny. 😛

    Love the bumble bee!

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:31 pm

      Dad’s mean LOL!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on May 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    those pots look great!! i havnt had any authenic chinese food for soo long!! i really cant wait til summer when I go to HK and Japan! gotta save up lots of money for food and shopping!! 🙂 hehe

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:32 pm

      Melb has great Chinese food like Sydney, I guess countries with loads of Asian immigrants have the best Chinese food 😛 Mmmm!

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on May 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Ooooh I love wonton noodles! There aren’t many places local that have them. When I do come across it I have to have it! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 5:59 am

      I normally dont like em as they often get them REALLY wrong here in Australia.. but these were awesome!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on May 4, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    i totally ♥ black chicky soup!! sooooo comforting for the soul!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:33 pm

      I wish I could get it here in Syd! It’s totally unavailable 🙁 I looove the one my mum makes, mmmm

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on May 5, 2008 at 12:27 am

        DIY?

        you just need some herbs, the chicky, and a slow cooker!

        Reply
  • budding_corsage posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:40 am

    LOVE your red jacket! am totally into red these days

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    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 6:41 am

      OH me too!! I love how red ends up so vibrant in pics too 🙂

      Reply
  • renew posted on May 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Mmm those hot pots look good… I love your red jacket, you’re so stylish even on vacation! I would be in jeans and sweats. 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 4, 2008 at 9:33 pm

      Hehe I wear jeans and tops all the time too! Just that particular day I was in a skirt cos it was sooo sunny in the afternoon 🙂

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on May 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Ooooh I love wonton noodles! There aren’t many places local that have them. When I do come across it I have to have it! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 5:59 am

      I normally dont like em as they often get them REALLY wrong here in Australia.. but these were awesome!

      Reply
  • budding_corsage posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:40 am

    LOVE your red jacket! am totally into red these days

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 6:41 am

      OH me too!! I love how red ends up so vibrant in pics too 🙂

      Reply

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