Epic Fail Tiramisu

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Jenny and I were so excited! We made our very first tiramisu and although it wasn’t that hard there was a bit of pride in our work. But that pride and joy did not last long.

Let me share the story…

Jenny had a hen’s night to go to but the tiramisu wasn’t destined for that type of action. So Erwin was running solo heading to another party and thought that strapping a seatbelt on for Mr Tiramisu into the front seat would be a good idea. Boy was he in for a surprise.

A heavy foot on the break pedal and BOOM!

Erwin screams out

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! MR TIRAMISU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

. He was totally shattered but at least there was half left and a story to tell when he got to the party.

And that’s THE END of my EPIC FAIL moment.

NAPBAS 2011 – Malaysia – Day2 – Golf, Blog Awards & Beautiful People

One month has passed and I’ve only managed to get Day2 of the NAPBAS Malaysia trip out. Oh well, I like to take my time. hehehe.Day2

Friday was the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards so that meant free time until the evening. So we decided to have a hit on the golf course after breakfast which should of given us enough time to head back to our hotel room to get ready.

The sunnies out, golf gear on, the cool kids are ready for some golf.

Tim starts us off with a smashing hit…or was it?

Tim & Kruppy played as one team who were proabably 2 or 3 holes in front of us so we decided to skip a few holes and steal their buggy. Here’s a pic of Dave stealing their buggy, it’s pretty tiny but it’s proof that he stole it. LOL

When 2 buggy’s became 3.

The Awards

After golf it was straight to the hotel room to get ready for the Blog Awards!

This is where the beautiful people part comes up. Everyone looked stunning and sh-mick for the Blog Awards. To start off we have the Nuffnang Australia Crew

Followed by a whole bunch of pictures with a bunch of beautiful people.

From left to right we have, Alicia –Sea Of Ghosts, Janice – Chaigyaru, Jenny & V.

Here’s most of the beautiful Nuffnang Australia Bloggers just before the Awards started. Yup women rule the Australian blogging scene.

The doors finally opened for to start of the Blog Awards. The place was decked out, lots of lights, massive stage, and a voice-over repeating some house rules. To match the grand hotel the awards were held in they had a grand awards opening performance of cabaret dancers and lights flashing everywhere.



The Food

For Entree they served:
– Mediterranean Seafood Terrine with Wasabi Tobiko Dressing on Crispy Lettuce (I liked the tobiko dressing)
– Puree of Split Pea Soup with Herb Twist (The soup was delish)
– Grape Sorbet with Fresh Mint (A bit sweet for me)

For Mains they served:

– Pan-fried Dory Fillet with Spicy Peach Sauce
OR
– Pistachio Crumbed Baked Chicken Supreme with Thyme Gravy

For Dessert they served:
– Tiramisu in a Chocolate Cup with Strawberry & Vanilla Sauce

It was a bit hard to take photos of the food with the dim lighting but managed to squeeze out some photos.

There were a few other performances and acts for entertainment between award presentations and next thing you know the awards was over. It probably would of gone quicker as they were serving Tiger beer during the awards but they came around too slow 🙁

More happy snaps after the awards dinner and presentations. I know more pics of Jenny…hahahaha…she loves the limelight.

Jenny & Tim

Jenny & Pinky from Nuffnang Malaysia

The 2 BFFs Jenny & Janice

And this is probably the only picture I got to take of me during the whole night 🙁 and I thought I looked pretty snazzy in my suit. At least I look happy.

Now the awards were over, then came the after party to the best Night Club in Malaysia ‘ZOUK‘. I didn’t bother taking my DSLR to the after party but I think Jenny took her point and shoot and took some funny snaps. Hopefully I can grab some and post it up.

Zouk rocked but the only thing I can remember was heading home around 3 or 4am and Kruppy & Tim got hungry (OK, I did too) so we told the taxi driver to take us to KFC!!! hahaha. Was a crazy night and this was only Day 2 of 5.

OK Day3 next post will be the tour around Malaysia followed by more partying and some late night street food burgers.

Universal Italian Restaurant – Great Food, Great Value


Chicken Avocado
“Tomato, cheese, mushroom, grilled chicken tenders & fresh avocado” 15.9

My good friends at FOOD-Pampering-Yourself gave me and several other bloggers an opportunity to be apart of their very first food trail which landed us a special feast at Universal Italian Restaurant. I was also delighted to meet Alfie the proud owner of Universal Italian Restaurant, given a tour of the upstairs function area, was able to meet several other awesome food bloggers and to top it off had a full and very satisfied stomach.

Right in the heart of Lygon St, Universal Italian Restaurant is a personal favourite on mine and the good news is, they’re expanding. They’ve acquired the space next door and will be opening up the place to integrate as one. They’ve also converted upstairs to a very nice function & bar area, including an open balcony for some fresh air and drinks.

We were presented with a massive line-up of food, from the starters, entrée, main, pizza, pasta and home made dessert menu. I felt spoilt and was absolutely content. The food looked amazing and now looking back at the menu and prices, they were all under $20 so I have to say that’s good value for some great food. But let the photos do the talking.

Bruschetta Roma
“Homemade pesto, fresh tomatoes & feta cooked on a pizza base” 8.5

Garlic Pizza
“Cheese & garlic pizza” 7.5

Oysters Naturale
“Fresh oysters”

Oysters Kilpatrick
“Baked oysters with bacon & Worcestershire sauce”

Buffalo Wings
“Marinated & grilled BBQ chicken wings” 8.5

I Am Angus
Tomato, cheese, Grilled beef strips, roasted red capsicum,onion, jalapeños & a drizzle of garlic mayo” 14.9

Porter-House
Certified Australian Angus, 150 day grain fed – 270g” 18.9

Slow Roasted Pork Ribs
“Slow roasted tender marinated pork ribsserved with roasted butternut pumpkin & corn on the cob” 19.9

Tuscan Chicken
“Tuscan marinated chicken breast fillet grilled &served with wild mushroom risotto” 15.5

Risotto Poseidon
Creamy risotto with pan seared tiger prawns, mussels, spinach & roasted capsicum, with a touch of spicy olio & napolitana sauce”  18.5

Salmon Fillet
Grilled fresh Atlantic salmon filletserved with vegetable ratatouille & roasted garlic aoli” 19.9

Gelato Tasting Plate for Two
“A variety of Italian gelato & premium ice cream” 7.5

Tiramisu
“Coffee & liqueur soaked savoiardi biscuits, smothered inmascarpone cream & chocolate shavings” 8.5

Panna Cotta
Vanilla bean & honey flavored panna cotta,with wild berry soup, caramel toffee shard & Persian fairy floss” 8.5

Blueberry Cheesecake
“New York cheesecake mixed with fresh blueberries on a biscuit crust” 8.5

Chocolate Mud Pudding
“A dense & moist mud pudding served with chocolate fudge,corinthian wafer & macadamia nut ice cream” 8.5

What a satisfying array of food from the Universal menu. I can’t wait to go back when they’ve fully renovated the restaurant and possibly put a few new items on the menu.

Checkout their website http://www.universalrestaurant.com.au for more information on their function facilities and options and also checkout their online menu which makes my life easier 🙂

Contemplating a visit to Lygon St or just happen to drop by? Why not give Universal Italian Restaurant a go. I recommend trying the Buffalo Wings, Porter House Steak, I am Angus pizza, the Tuscan Chicken with Mushroom Risotto and my favourite dessert was the Chocolate Mud Pudding…drooool!!!

Location: 139-141 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, (03) 9347-4393
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