Osteria Oggi is a relatively new Italian restaurant located on Pirie Street, popular for their delicious pastas and a beautiful decor. They are even listed as one of the world’s new restaurants to try on cnn.com. This time, as we were going in a bigger group of 5, we decided to finally try their banquet menu. Despite the fact that one of us was a vego and another friend didn’t enjoy seafood, the waiter informed us that banquet menu can accommodate all our dietary requirements and preferences which was great.
The Banquet menu started with beef and fish capaccio dishes.
Osteria Oggi specializes in pasta and they do them incredibly well. They are cooked perfectly with fresh ingredients with layers of flavours. There were four pasta dishes that came out for five of us. Spaghetti Carbonara has been absolutely delicious every time I had them. Tagliatelle (beef ragu, roasted bone marrow) and kale pasta was great too. All the vegetarian dishes that came out for our friend was also simply delicious.
I was really hoping that Ginza Miyako would be amazing. Located on the first floor of Stamford Hotel on North Terrace, it is a beautifully designed space on point with modern Japanese decorations.
We were craving for fresh sushi/ sashimi so we decided to try their chef’s special nigiri and an entree size tempura dish. The tempura consisted of fried prawn, eggplant, fish fillet, and pumpkin. The tempura was light and airy but just not crispy enough for me.
There are days when my husband and i both crave for a good seafood paella. I guess it often falls on one of these rainy and chilly evenings around this time of the year. In past couple of years, we have been going to c for seafood paella, but we decided to mix it up a bit and try at Gaucho’s Argentinian Restaurant.
We had Seafood paella for two (Paella De Mariscos). They kindly allowed us to order prior to getting there so we didn’t have to wait for 30-40 minutes which was great.
Lately I’ve been really enjoying Greek food. I think it must be a combination of greens, seafood and their incredibly delicious cheeses that makes me get cravings for Greek food from time to time. My go-to place for Greek food in Adelaide would be The Greek on Halifax, but we decided to try Eros Kafe as we were on Rundle already.
Between four of us, we’ve ordered three Meze sharing plates and 3 mains (however the order was taken incorrectly and we got two entree size and one main size). The Tiri Saganaki is a pan cooked kefalograviera cheese which was cooked to the perfect texture and it absolutely delicious. I also very much enjoyed Yigandes Plaki (Greek giant lima beans, in tomato sauce with feta) as it had lots of flavours and was perfect on a chilly evening. Compared to these two, the zucchini fritters was disappointing.
I’ve been to Jamie’s Italian Adelaide couple of times now. Located in the corner of King William Road and North Terrace, it is a convenient location for a catch up after work. The interior of the venue is designed beautifully with high ceiling, marble walls, and art deco style chandeliers.
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After having spent a week in Jeju Island, I understood why this island attracts many tourists including honeymooners. It had everything: Beautiful greenery and mountains, lava tubes and volcanic landscapes, beaches, beautiful walking trails, waterfalls, and plenty of activities for everyone including little people. Moreover, I had the best cultural and gastronomic experience in Jeju island. Well known for their fresh seafood, black pigs, peanuts, and their citrus fruits, the island was a heaven for food lovers.
Black pork Korea BBQ
When in Jeju, you need to try the black pork (from a special breed that lives in Jeju) in a classic Korean style barbecue. Typically it came out with a fish-sauce based dipping sauce, which was an interesting combination. My tip for finding a good (BBQ or any) restaurants to go would be to ask a local person as opposed to trusting online sources because not all reviews seem to be genuine, including personal blog reviews.