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Dannyalcatraz

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Yeah depends on perceived value. If the more expensive and smaller portions taste better in usually happy.

If they don't probably won't go back.
This IS a good place, but that dish is a bit overpriced. But like I said, it’s something I had been craving for a while, sooooo...
 

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Zardnaar

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2 hours into a 5 hour road trip.

Small town cafe, tearooms vs cafe very old school.

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Steak and cheese pie, sausage roll with tomato sauce.

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Old school pie with big chunks of steak.
 
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Zardnaar

Legend
Chocolate mint slice and banana lolly cake with white chocolate icing. More baked diabetes.

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Persian or Greek Souvlaki for dinner? Decisions decisions.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Decided to try Persian. Turns out it's Persian/Afghani. Ordered Saffron Chicjen

Paid and barely sat down and they brought over soup.

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About 5 minutes after that (if that).

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Well it's exactly chicken on naan. Came with yoghurt and chutney. It was beautiful and haven't had Persian for a long long time.

It was around $3 more than a large McDonalds combo no contest. Cooked in a charcoal grill.

So quick I had time to nibble on the Souvlaki at other place.

Menu (most of it)
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Zardnaar

Legend
Decided to try Persian. Turns out it's Persian/Afghani. Ordered Saffron Chicjen

Paid and barely sat down and they brought over soup.

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About 5 minutes after that (if that).

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Well it's exactly chicken on naan. Came with yoghurt and chutney. It was beautiful and haven't had Persian for a long long time.

It was around $3 more than a large McDonalds combo no contest. Cooked in a charcoal grill.

So quick I had time to nibble on the Souvlaki at other place.

Menu (most of it)

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Ulfgeir

Adventurer
Experimental dish with fried halloumi, orange bell pepper, sugar peas, red chili, leek, small cherry tomatoes, and some crushed walnuts. Lots of black pepper, then stirfried in red balsamic vinegar and topped with garden cress. Served with hard bread.

The Halloumi took colouring from the balsamic vinegar, and also hid underneath the vegetables. Some of it can be seen at the left. Was quite ok, but it definetly needed to be eaten directly, not as good if it had gone cold. The sugar peas was not planned originally, but I thought they might make for a good add-on. The leek got a little bit too much cooking so it lost it crunchiness.

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Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
Pretty plate!


Well, today we had a kitchen disaster for our personal record books. Not the worst, but still...

Long story short, a few weeks ago, we bought what we THOUGHT was chocolate flavored coffee beans, but they turned out to be dark chocolate shaped like coffee beans. They were a gift to my Dad.

We didn’t figure this out until he tried to use them to make coffee for some guests today.

At the very least, his grinder may have been ruined. Apparently, ground up dark chocolate sorta liquifies when placed in a grinder like that. Gummed the thing up NOICE!
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Pretty plate!


Well, today we had a kitchen disaster for our personal record books. Not the worst, but still...

Long story short, a few weeks ago, we bought what we THOUGHT was chocolate flavored coffee beans, but they turned out to be dark chocolate shaped like coffee beans. They were a gift to my Dad.

We didn’t figure this out until he tried to use them to make coffee for some guests today.

At the very least, his grinder may have been ruined. Apparently, ground up dark chocolate sorta liquifies when placed in a grinder like that. Gummed the thing up NOICE!

Lol that is kinda funny. Not my coffee machine.
 

prabe

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Pretty plate!


Well, today we had a kitchen disaster for our personal record books. Not the worst, but still...

Long story short, a few weeks ago, we bought what we THOUGHT was chocolate flavored coffee beans, but they turned out to be dark chocolate shaped like coffee beans. They were a gift to my Dad.

We didn’t figure this out until he tried to use them to make coffee for some guests today.

At the very least, his grinder may have been ruined. Apparently, ground up dark chocolate sorta liquifies when placed in a grinder like that. Gummed the thing up NOICE!
Um. Oops?
 


prabe

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Supporter
“Oops” is indeed the word!

He thinks he may have succeeded in cleaning it, but he did ask me to find one to replace it, just in case.
The good(ish) news is that burr grinders don't have to be all that expensive. The pretty basic one we have was somewhere in the realm of $100, and I don't think you'd have to pay much more unless you wanted specific bells and/or whistles. I mean, it's still money you weren't planning on spending, so there's a limit on how good the news can be ...
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Made a mistake yesterday. We were supposed to go to the supermarket but "later". Later never came and shopping was more important.

And they were closed due to ANZAC day. So for breakfast McDonalds as it was open.

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The McDs breakfast Burger. Beef, bacon, egg,cheese, hash brown.

Then for dinner had this.

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Beef brisket burger. It was allveef big chunks of it. No salad or anything.

The beers didn't help either. Stupid holiday food eat crap all day and paid the price.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Probably should have had a salad. Wife's meal.

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The waffle fries were great though.

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Going to some breakfast joint soon. Think I'lll eat oatmeal,bread and water for the rest of the week. Anything more simple than water? Baked dirt?
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
Definitely paid a price yesterday myself. Picked up some gooooood burgers for dinner last night, and I assassinated my intestines with my order. It wasn’t spicy or anything like that.

It was just all onions, everywhere.

The Mushroom Onion Swiss burger paired with a LARGE order of (excellent) onion rings was basically the equivalent of eating a whole large onion plus the associated fats. And after last night, I’m pretty sure my 53yo digestive tract cannot handle that kind of abuse anymore. So i need to revise my order at that place and others going forwards. Onions in (relative) moderation.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Definitely paid a price yesterday myself. Picked up some gooooood burgers for dinner last night, and I assassinated my intestines with my order. It wasn’t spicy or anything like that.

It was just all onions, everywhere.

The Mushroom Onion Swiss burger paired with a LARGE order of (excellent) onion rings was basically the equivalent of eating a whole large onion plus the associated fats. And after last night, I’m pretty sure my 53yo digestive tract cannot handle that kind of abuse anymore. So i need to revise my order at that place and others going forwards. Onions in (relative) moderation.

Yeah I can handle large amounts of onion rings or deep fried much of anything in batter.

I can eat fries but not large quantities of onion rings/fisher.

One if the group last night had onion rings and they were huge.

I knew it was gonna be a bad weekend/road trip.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
Looks pretty much like a lot of the stuff you’re going to find in a diner for breakfast. Might lean a bit more towards the California palate.

The shrooms on the Farmer’s breakfast are a little odd, though. That seems to be more European to me.
 

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