I tell a lie. STARTING NEXT POST will be an outfit post extravaganza. Though I did successfully order my first INDEPENDENT ASOS package... with MY OWN money and Paypal... from the profits of StyleTempest. It's a feeling of satisfaction. Sweet satisfaction. It's getting warmer here in Australia too! So I'm buying a lot of... eye protection. *so exciting*
As for now though I'm going to do something I haven't done in a little while! A restaurant review. how glorious.
So today I'm going to be reviewing the Thai Banana Leaf Restaurant in Bowral. I haven't been here in ages, since the last owner was here when it was still named Ouddy Thai but I'm glad to be back.
Complimentary Prawn Chips
The internal decor was actually quite nice. it was spacious, quiet, amazing lighting and all around great ambience. Everything was elegantly set out and we had an amazing time just admiring the decorations.
This came out first and at first my initial expression was "Oh, it's just stir fried ho-fan noodles with bits of veges and meat. Disappointing. LITTLE DID I KNOW that once you put it in your mouth the pork had a taste of its own, the noodles were flavoursome and the veges provided much needed texture to the meal. Really really nice.
Crying Tiger (Beef)
HOLY MUMMA. You have obviously not lived until you try crying tiger, my tastebuds died with joy when I tried it. Every time I went to thai I would always be reluctant to try it because I always thought "If it makes a tiger cry, it'll make me cry!" But Sophie made me step out of my boundaries and... I am never looking back.
Condiments for the Pad-see-ew and Crying Tiger
(Dried Chilli and seeds, Chilli Oil with Chilli, Salt and Pepper)
Crying Tiger Dipping Sauce
Did I like it? OVERALL EUGENE AND YEN VERDICT? I think the above picture tells more of a story than words ever could. Amazing.
As for Sophie? Well. I think we all know the answer to that. ;)
Also, there's always time for shameless promotion in the area where I live in. It's that time of year where tourists, flora lovers and old people unite in one place. Bowral. That can only mean one thing. THE GLORIOUS TULIP TIME CELEBRATIONS! This years tulips are a myriad of colours and there is absolutely no problem in getting amazing photos. Make a 2 hour trip up to Bowral, enjoy the view, the country air.
Annual Tulip Time Festival held at:
Bowral, NSW 2576
Special thanks to Thai Banana Leaf Restaurant
238 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576
(02 4861 5554)