Friday, November 11, 2005

Friday Fish Fry

Let's see...since I last wrote, there was some amazing risotto that stuck to my ribs like nobody's business, courtesy of Haydn. He is such a good cook that I have pretty much given up on my own culinary aspirations. I wash a mean batch of dishes, lemme tell you. Oh and I can scoop ice cream like a pro.

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day with lots of construction and hammering next door, so I got up right away and did a quick run over to North Bondi, where you can run up a hill on a golf course on the edge of the world and look over look at the ocean as it goes on forever and ever.

Then there might have been a couple of episodes of Laguna Beach. I am finally in episodes I haven't seen yet and I am as riveted as ever.

I ventured back to the Paddy Market to check out the chatchkes, purses, Australia souvenir beach towels, peasant skirts, and knock-off hand bags. And I found a really cute, girly pair of silver flats. Met up with Haydn at his office and we headed back to Bondi for fancy fish n' chips from a place called Mongers (sorta the fish n chips equivalent of NYC fancy hot dog place F & B). I have a pic from the restaurant included in an attempt to give some glimpses at Aussie fashion. Note: the red jeans and green shoes on the girl with her back to us. And there is another young lady that I really wanted a pic of because she was sporting this airy white sundress with some kind of fur vest. Yikes.

And I have just finished my fancy fish n chips and the chips were super thick wedges and the fish was fresh and lovingly battered without it becoming a little fish to go with your batter. There were some sweet potato chips for garnish, and some of you know how I adore the sweet potatoes in fry or chip form. It was so good, the Simpson's are now on and Haydn is asleep on the couch. But we're venturing out in a bit to see Youth Group at Annandale, an Aussie band I dig very much for their moody and rocking brilliance. They opened up for Death Cab for Cutie in the US, actually.

Have a lovely Friday --
tara

2 comments:

melissa said...

That fishnchips sounds so good! What kind of special sauce is that on the floor near Haydn?

I just came back from Au Croissant, where I got our beloved chicken chutney salad on baguette. And the sweet Asian lady called me "my darling" twice. God bless her. Thank god I pay cash so she doesn't yell "declined" at me!

Amy said...

It's a miracle you do not weigh 200 pounds with all the wonderful meals you and Haydn have consumed. I've gained weight just reading this blog.

Have you visited the fish 'n' chips take-out (or do they call it "take-away"??) a few steps from Manly beach? I had the best fried calamari there...mouth-watering huge rings...yum! Worth another 25 hour flight for.

Miss our phone chats, love your blog.
Keep enjoying your stay, I'm jealous.