Friday, February 6, 2009
LETTERS FROM AUSTRALIA part 3
australian food seems to be all about high concept. whether it's 'a fish called paddo' (an up-market fish shop selling all kinds of asian marinaded fishes to eat in or take away or buy raw and cook at home yourself); or pub cha (pub food tapas style with loads of dumplings, dim sim, greens and money bags. so good we ordered twice) and then of course there's the cup cakes... literally everywhere. in every coffee shop, market and dainty window. some are flourless, some have passion fruit icing, and then some are ridiculously decorated with sprinkles and swoops of gaudy colour. i love it all. simple and effective concepts, making the the eyes pop to the point of painful delight and the taste buds tingle with anticipation.