My move across the globe meant that I had to put my blog in hiatus for a couple of months. Now that things are settled, I am back to posting regularly and that means the feature of things that I love is back! Let’s get started for monthly favourites June 2018, shall we?
Event – Sydney Vivid
If you are following me on Instagram (please do follow me if you aren’t) you must have seen quite a few pictures, videos and insta-stories of me attending Sydney Vivid. This festival is an annual event of lights, music and ideas held over the course of 3 weeks in Sydney featuring light installations, projections, musical performances and other public events. Since this was my very first time, I absolutely loved it. It’s spread over the course of 3 weeks so we would pick an area to visit and then just walk from one installation to another. Seeing the city lit up left me awe-struck at times. Can’t wait for next year now.
Book – Curry
I started reading this book ‘Curry’ by Lizze Collingham, which I borrowed from the local library here. It talks about the history of food in the Indian sub-continent through the way it has evolved due to the people, the rulers and external events. Chili which is a staple of Pakistani cuisine was introduced by the Portuguese to India, and chai which is a daily essential actually took off in the 1930’s after a lot of struggle and marketing by the British tea traders. I have yet to finish the book and I am expecting more surprises ahead.
Café – Koi
If you watch Masterchef Australia regularly, you would know about Reynold Poernomo, a contestant in season 7 who made the most mind-blowing desserts. Well, he has a dessert bar (titled Koi) and I just passed by it a few days ago. I passed and then I stopped because I was just like wait, I need to see what’s in the counter. The desserts were that stunning especially the apple one which well looked like an apple.I just tried one dessert and it was just so delicious! It was a berry cheesecake with biscuit (aka almond sable) on the bottom, a lemon cream cheese mousse with a blueberry filling and a myrtle coulis on top. It tasted delicious and it was just so well-balanced. The biscuit was crisp, and contrasted with the rich mousse, which had a hint of tartness from the lemon and was the right amount of sweet.
Recipe – daal and aloo bun kebab
My favourite recipe for this month has to be these daal and aloo bun kebab! With lots of hari chutney and a tawa toasted buttery bun, they just reminded me of home and Karachi street food. They taste delicious and travel well too. I even took them for a picnic in the park.
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