may be a little obsessed with South East Asian food (read previous posts here,
here and here). The simplicity, the punchy flavours, the interesting ingredients
and lightness of the dishes all get my mouth watering!
to say, The Good Luck Club is a welcome addition to the Jozi restaurant scene.
Small and quirky, it’s connected to the equally funky restaurant/live music
venue/art space Wolves Café on Corlette Drive. The Good Luck Club serves up
Asian dishes like Summer Rolls with peanut dipping sauce (a cold fresh spring
roll, yum), Edamame Beans in a bamboo steamer (favourite) and a small selection
of Dim Sum (of which the prawn and mushroom was the best). The wine list (by
the glass) is limited but sufficient, and you can indulge in a variety of
exotic teas or artisan beers.
opted for a spread of starters, but if you prefer a solid meal you can try dishes like Spicy Pork with Lime Leaves, 5-Spice Tofu Stir Fry and Fried Prawns
in Red Curry Sauce. Leave space for dessert though… The Banana and Nutella
spring rolls with Chocolate Dipping Sauce are to die for!
The new husband and I recently returned from an epic 6 week honeymoon
around the world (read more about it here). We circumnavigated the globe,
visiting 9 countries and 14 cities – what an awesome experience, and what a way to start our lives together!
The thing that we get asked most often is what our favourite meal was, and it really is impossible
to choose just one. The food was so varied that you can’t compare one dish to
another – from meat and beer in Prague, to pickled fish in Helsinki, to donkey
meat in China, to oversized everything in America… With some difficulty I’ve made a summary of some of our most
memorable meals, dishes that stood out and
epitomised the cuisine in that specific city:
Enormous platters of meat, cabbage and gravy with
steamed dumplings to mop up the sauces.
Gourmet street food – grilled Salmon, crispy deep-fried
Vendace, potato rounds and dill mayo.
After visiting the local market we had a picnic feast of dried fish,
black bread, smoked cheese, pickled veggies and wild garlic.
Caviar on biscuits and
ice cold Vodka – neat!
The BEST Peking Duck we’ve ever tasted!
Carved at the table and served with all the trimmings.
A spread of Sichuan dishes, from Lotus Roots
to Bull Frog - spicy and flavoursome, the
peppercorns have a numbing effect on your mouth!
Dumplings with every imaginable filling!
We especially loved the xiaolong bao.
The Farmer’s Market serves up some of the freshest most
inspired food in LA – these ribs were made by a ‘pit master’
using home-made bbq spices.
In true over-the-top Vegas style, this seafood buffet
served up an endless supply of oysters, crab, sushi, prawns and much much more.