Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pacific Dragons Fundraiser

Got invited by Sarah to the Pacific Dragons Trivia Fundraiser last Thursday.

Made me realise how much I miss going to regular trivia events. *sigh*. I really am too competitive by nature. And I miss not beingthe bearer of wierd, strange, and oddball trivia.

In any case, the Pac Dragons got what they wanted out of me! Lots of dosh for heading to Malaysia for the World Club Crew Championships inAugust. Our table came 7th overall out of 16; not a bad effort!

I got some computer speakers in the silent auction (they're very heavy when trying to get a post-trivia cache), and they're sounding very nice. I'm getting the doof-doof effect without the low slung car and the cruising. I would've also got an external hard disk drive if someone else had actually bid by the rules (he bid $1 more than me, but the rules said $5 increments. So either I should've got them, or the auction admin should've made himpay the additional $4).

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Review: Sushiya at Artarmon

Sushiya near Atarmon train station today, because I got stuck in traffic in the lane merge on the cahill expressway, and couldn't be bothered going climbing, despite having made the effort to buy cheap disposable clothing: having left my climbing clothes at home.

Second time there. For some reason, I was drawn to the sea urchin sushi *again*, but this second attempt, I agree: it was too strongly flavoured and slimy to eat as one person! I really wish I had gotten the generic sashimi platter: I could have tried the sea urchin again without it being overkill. Also tried Scallop tataki (yummo!) with bits of fish roe, pickled japanese vegie and seaweed. Ponzu sauce as well? Most tasty.

My 'main' was kitsune udon. Udon good. Wakame good. Seafood extender and kitsune tofu (I thought it would be tofu puffs, not flat bits of sweet dense tofu!/wail). Got to try the tempura set too. The batter was lovely and light, and there was a good variety of tempura foodstuffs there. The most interesting was the tempura fish - there was a slight ammonia taste - was that supposed to be there, or accident?

Highly recommended.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Stupidest thing going?

Most silly thing I saw someone do recently:

I went through a roundabout, and just on the other side, stopped to let someone reverse park into a parking space. After they'd rolled back a bit, and started cutting hard left, I noticed that they were texting on their phone at the *same* time.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Review: Kai on King

I went to Kai on King some nights ago. It ended up being $48 for two. I was told that a friend liked it because it was innovative? I suppose being newtown, it had to label which was and which wasn't vego; but most of the stuff going around was samey: salmon on rice, tuna on rice. It reminds me of what the cheap sushi trains used to be like (but not anymore). I had a bonito (I think) on rice, and it looked dry, and not moist and fresh.

Not licensed (but byo), so the craving for sushi and sake was also not satisfied

Very disappointing.