How has September been for you?
If you live in Sydney, we've been enjoying unseasonably warm weather. The sun is out, the temperatures are rising and it's been absolutely glorious. I think it will be a long hot summer - hopefully with no more of those bushfires we saw earlier this month.
September has been a good eating month... lots of deliciousness, both out and home made. My top 5 for the month are below...
Crab Po Boy - Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills
Oh my this was delicious. I loved it. I polished it all off, and have been thinking about it and reliving it in my Instagram feed ever since. Read about it here.
Sydney Rock Oysters - Sydney Fish Markets
Another freedom food! It had been so long since eating oysters that I had forgotten how they tasted. The saltiness, the slippery-ness, the way they just slide down your throat... And I had forgotten how INSANE those seagulls at the Fish Markets are. I got dive bombed! Oh well, these oysters were worth it!
Chicken Shish Kebab - Kazbah, Top Ryde
The breakfast lamb tagine has been the dish that I always order when I go to Kazbah, but I think we now have a challenger!
The chicken shish kebab was just so tender and so flavoursome - I challenge you to find better tasting chicken elsewhere. Read about it here.
Zero fat banana bread - me!
Don't you love it when you make something, completely writing it off as you're doing it, already predicting that it's going to be awful, and then it isn't? And not just isn't awful, but actually quite delicious?
And then to know that it's also ZERO fat. Not low fat, but zero fat. Not a single whisper of oil or fat or butter. And it tastes GOOD. Make it... like, right now. Find the recipe here.
Chocolate vanilla ice cream sandwiches - Aldi
I must confess that in the past few weeks, since discovering these, I have probably eaten about 2 boxes worth... at least. I keep on going back to buy more, they are now a staple item in my freezer - in both the chocolate vanilla flavour and the cookies & cream one. Choc vanilla has my heart though because it tastes exactly as I remember the Monaco Bar. The 1980s / 1990s Monaco Bar, not the rubbish that they have brought back lately.
The ice cream is super smooth, but the best bit is the biscuit. It's soft, like cake almost, and the flavour is just perfect. A perfect treat in this warmer weather, and at $3.99 for 4 bars, it's a steal!
Hmm... after typing all this, I want an ice cream sandwich now...
Until next month's Best Eats, hope you all have a great October! And YAY to the return of daylight savings!