'Straya bound: Sydney food porn...mmmm...Part l

To all the prawns I've loved before....

Click on photo to see the mother of all fabulous seafood platters!

Darlings! I do hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed making it! Tomorrow I'll be off to a couple of places that La Diva ALWAYS has fun at: La La Land and the land Down Under!

Los Angeles is a fantastic place to hang out and get into mischief and tomorrow night I'll be in the glamorous City of Angels being FABULOUS. La Diva thinks it would be simply impossible to not have a grand old time in L.A. and as part of my blogging duties, I shall try my best, darlings!

But for now, my head is already in Sydney! I started doing this food porn thang last night and went a bit mad reminiscing about all the wonderful food over there! So, if I can get to a computer at some point tomorrow, I will post part two! Enjoy!

The strange, succulent and delicious Balmain bugs

Tiger prawns are an Aussie specialty and can be quite large!

You know you want it. Go on, click, baby, click!

In America, it's called dim sum, in Australia, it's yum cha. To the Cantonese, it's brunch. La Diva had a lovely Chinese restaurant just down the block so you know where I was every Sunday morning with sidekick DJ Nevah L8!

It was always a MUST that we take the custard tarts off the passing carts as soon as they went around because if you came to yum cha too late, you'd miss out, they'd be all gone!

Petersham, an inner-west suburb of Sydney, boasted a number of Portuguese chicken shops where you could pick up the juiciest grilled chickens, don't even ASK me how they seasoned them, I would not fathom to guess. However, the franchise fast-food Oporto used to make a Portuguese chicken sandwich that was to die for!!!! I'm still trying to replicate it!

Nando's peri-peri chicken....spicy succulence that delish dreams are made of!

The Oporto Bondi burger...is it fried? Is it grilled? Is there a light dusting of flour on the chicken before they cook it?? La Diva does not know. She just knows its DAMN GOOD.

Darlings, you MUST click on this! You can almost taste it's hot and spicey goodness!

Hello, possums! You can't get any more dinky-di than Dame Edna Everage! And I'm certain she makes a mean lamb roast dinner with all the fixin's. A typical Sunday dinner in 'straya!

Look at that mash! And La Diva can just imagine HOW GOOD dose roasted veggies are that have been cooking in all the lamb's juice!

What do these gorgeous aboriginal boys have to do with Turkish pizza? NOT A THING! However, bush tucker is not a cuisine that is easily found or eaten with any sort of regularity by most folks in Australia, so I just wanted to give a shout-out to our native brothers, lest we forget their huge contributions to Australian culture.

Called Turkish "pizza," the "pide" bread is a wonderfully chewy and tasty way to serve a variety of toppings such as ground meat, cheese, spinach, egg and tomatoes! La Diva used to buy the plain bread, adorned with black sesame seeds, and then grill it and serve it with butter....ahhh.....Why hasn't anyone opened a Turkish pizza place here in Miami? (Don't even try suggesting Pashas!) La Diva has found a few recipes and is going to give it a shot when I get back!

Clickety-click, darlings!

Well, darlings, I do hope you enjoyed my food porn journey! Check back again for Part II and perhaps the BEST of the food porn available in Sydney! And, in only four more sleeps, I too will be enjoying at least some of these dishes in person!

cooking class, cocktails, parties, cocktail party, Miami, coral gables, events, bartending class, cocktail class, Laura Lafata, Miami Beach, miami cooking classes, bachelorette parties, bachelorette party


Fabulastic said...

Hi darling. Just to say that I've started a diet now. So..no more visists to your blog for a while...

LaDivaCucina said...

It's still nice to look! haha! Good luck sexy!

Big Shamu said...

Eat more than a few crabs for me please.