Monday, December 31, 2012

夜景レストラン - Frasers Restaurant

久々に訪れたKings ParkのFrasers restaurantは平日なのにやはり混んでいた。年末の忙しい時期でなくても、いつも満席のような気がする。今日は雨が降っていたが、普通は夜景もきれいで、観光、ビジネス、プライベートと用途もいろいろと使える。

It's been a while since I've been to Frasers restaurant in Kings Park. It was a weekday dinner but the restaurant was packed with customers. It seems that Frasers is busy regardless of the festive season. Rain spoiled the view tonight but it is usually offer a great view of Perth and a great dining spot for any purpose.

食事は前よりおいしくなった気がする。前菜はField mushroom。大人数ならcrisp fried soft shell crubを取り分けてもよい。
I think the quality of food became even better. Entree was field mushroom. Crisp fried soft shell crab may be a good option for a large group.

メインはお勧めのRed emperorに。口当たりよいマッシュポテトと一緒にどんどん食べられる。
Main choice was grilled red emperor. Perfectly seasoned mash potato enhanced flavour of the fish.

かなり大きいRed emperorの後のデザートはAffogatoに。添えられたValrhona チョコレートを見て、カンタス空港の旅を思い出した。デザート・メニューにはチュロスもある。
After finishing a large plate of red emperor, I chose Affogato as dessert. Valrhona chocolate reminded me of a trip by Qantas airways. Churros is also on the dessert menu.

Frasers has a private room which seats approximately 20 people - perfect for a corporate function. Carpark is a bit tricky to enter but this is still one of the best restaurant in Perth, particularly to entertain guests from overseas.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

おいしいブック - Michael Booth "Sushi & Beyond"

新聞や雑誌で活躍する、パリのコルドン・ブルー卒フードライター、Michael Boothの"Sushi & Beyond"はグルメの必読書だ。日本の「食」を追及するため、日本全国各地を詳細に渡り取材し、完璧なまでに日本の"おいしい”をこの本で紹介している。

Le Cordon Bleu trained journalist, Michael Booth's "Sushi & Beyond" is a must read for foodies. Michael traveled around Japan with his family to find the secret behind Japanese food. His pursuit for perfection to explore Japanese food makes the book a great read.

A great way to improve your English for a foodie (if English is your second language) .


Monday, December 24, 2012

定番週末マーケット - Station Street Market Subiaco

ジャム用のフルーツを買いに、スビアコのStation street marketへ。週末のみの営業で、新鮮で格安なフルーツや野菜を求める客でいつもにぎわっている。スーパーでは手に入りにくいフルーツなどもリーズナブルな価格なのが嬉しい。

This weekend started with a trip to the Station street market Subiaco - in a preparation for jam making. This busy market is open for weekends only. Fresh fruits and vegetable are very cheap and you can find unusual fruits which is often difficult to get from ordinary supermarkets.

価格はスーパーに比べて確実に25-50%は安い。マーケットなのでトロリーが使えず買いすぎると運ぶのに大変だが、大量に野菜・果物が必要な時は特に便利。マーケット内にはLa Gallette de  France などベーカリーなどもあるので、テイクアウェイ・コーヒーとクロワッサンを片手に買出し可能。

Grocery prices are definitely 25-50% cheaper than supermarkets. Only downside is that it could be quite heavy to carry shopping as there are no trolleys in the market. Station street market is a handy place to get large quantity of groceries. There are bakeries including La Gallette de France in the market, so make sure you fuel yourself with a takeaway coffee and a croissant to march on.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

パースのメルボルン  - The Trustee bar and bistro

仕事帰りに近くのthe Trustee Bar and Bistroで軽く食事を取った。ドアを抜けるとスーツ姿の客で一杯でまさしくメルボルン。皆「仕事が終わって一杯」と全く同じ目的で来ているようだ。

I went to the Trustee Bar and Bistro for a quick bite after work. Once you go through the glass door, it is Melbourne. The bar is full of people in business suits who are probably there for the very same reason - afterwork drink.

Black and white crab linguine, tomato fondue had a perfect al-dente pasta. Crab and tomato sauce was good too. As a classic Australian style (and I was hungry), I ordered chips as a side menu. You can choose either sofa and counter/table seats but you probably need to get whatever table/seats you can as it is usally very busy at around 5-7pm.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

ほっこりギフト ― Birthday cake

A good friend of mine who is always busy with work stayed up to midnight to bake a birthday cake. She did three test runs to get to the level she is happy with.

It looks and tastes great and more importantly this sweet gift made my heart sweet. The lingering joys of hand-made sweets gift.

ギフト用ケーキのレシピは下記の通り See below for a range of cake gift recipes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

5スターマッシュルーム・リゾット - Matt Moran

誕生日にシドニーの有名レストランAriaオーナー・シェフのMatt Moranのレシピ・ブックをもらったので、早速マッシュルーム・リゾット・レシピを再現。

A celebrity chef, Matt Moran's cooking book was the best birthday gift I received this year. His mushroom risotto recipe is simple but guarantee a great result.


Cook the rice by adding chicken stock slowley until the rice reach al-dente. Squieezing lemon at the end of the cooking made huge diffrenet and turn the dish into a restaurant level. I will try making a pumpkin resotto next time.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

パースのベスト・パスタ - Spagetti Marinara at il Ciao

多分パースで一番おいしいと思う。Applecrossの人気イタリアン、il CiaoのSpaghetti Marinaraは時々すごく食べたくなる。パルメザンよりもチリのオリーブ・オイル漬けがよく合う。前菜サイズでもかなりボリュームがある。
I think it is the best pasta in Perth. I often have strong craving for il Ciao's Spaghetti Marinara. Go for chillies than Parmesan for this pasta. It  comes in both entree and main sizes but entree is large enough for one person.

1989年の開店以来常に人気のil Ciao。週末の午後6時過ぎには既に行列ができている。早めのディナーをお勧めする。
il Ciao has been popular ever since it opened its door in 1989. Customers usually form a long quere of customers by 6pm on the weekend. Go early.

詳細は下記の通り See below for more details

スパゲッティマリナラ レシピ Spaghetti Marinara recipe

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

おいしいカントリー - Bindoon Bakehaus & Cafe

パースからスワンバレーを抜けて車で約1時間ほど東にあるBindoon。アプリコットやオレンジ農園の多い小さいな田舎町のカフェを発見。Bindoon Bakehausはオーストラリア木材デザイン賞にもエントリーされた粋なカントリーデザインのカフェ。
Bindoon is about 1hr drive through Swan Valley, East of Perth. Bindooon has many apricots and orange orchards. Bindoon Bakehaue, an entrant of the Australia Timber Awards, is a chic country cafe.

様々なカントリー風ケーキやサンドイッチがあるのでかなり迷ったが、Bindoon Orange cakeに決定。しっとりしてオレンジのフレーバーたっぷりのケーキに大満足。
There were a wide range of country style cakes and sandwiches. Bindoon Orange cake was a good choice as it was moist and had strong fresh orange flavour.

詳細は下記の通り See below for more details

Saturday, December 1, 2012

新ベーカリー・カフェ発見-Small Print Baker & Roastery

先日報告したBrookfield Placeの地下に新ベーカリー・カフェができた。どこも人で一杯のBrookfield Placeにしては比較的すいている。地下(というより階段を下りたオープンな場所)の角なので通りがかりに立ち寄る人がすくないのか、とにかくラッキー。階毎にレストランのテーマが変わるThe Print Hallのカフェ版。店内にある小さなパン工房は必見。

Small Print Baker & Roastery is a new bakery cafe at Brookfield Place. It is usually busy everywhere at Brookfield place but this cafe is relatively quiet - maybe due to its "basement" location. I am sure it won't stay like this quiet for long. The cafe is part of the Print Hall - multi story/themed dining complex. Check out their "in-house" bakery.

The store is so relaxing, you almost forget the fact that you are in a middle of the City area. Outside table area is ideal for coffee or lunch at this time of the year in Perth. The cafe staff are very friendly too.

Cafe menu includes a range of sandwiches, croissants, pie and salad and the price is quite reasonable. The cafe is likely to be a regular weekday lunch spot.