Thailand was the choice for August 2022 lunch
16 hungry and excited souls arrived at Khun Pun Thai restaurant in Corinthian drive, Albany, for our monthly U3A 'Foodies' group lunch date. This month was arranged by Monette & John. John presented each member with some background information abut Thai Cuisine. Traditional Thai cuisine falls into four categories: tom (boiled dishes), yam (spicy salads),tam (pounded food) and gaeng (curries), stir-fried and steamed dishes derive from Chinese cuisine. Thai cuisine has influenced and been influenced by China, Indian, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia cuisines over many centuries. The chilli peppers entered the cuisine from USA in the 16th & 17th century.
Thai food is traditionally eaten seated on mats on the floor - considering our average age we agree we would be seated at the table as we may never get up from the floor!!
Our menu as in photo below was fantastic value for money and enjoyed by everyone.
We went to India for July 2022 lunch!
The Punjab Kitchen, Link Road
We had a delightful meal there
Foodies second outing was to the lovely Brazilian Cafe in Albany Tennis Centre. June 2022
COXINHA Chicken popular savoury appetizer in Brazil! Pear shape soft dough, mash potato-like, with a crispy crust filled with seasoned shredded chicken..
PASTEL - Traditional Brazilian thin pastry envelope filled with cheese served with chilli salsa.
DADINHO DE TAPIOCA Mini cubes of tapioca and halloumi cheese deep fried topped with bacon & chilli jam.
And the mains were also tasty…….lots of beans - black-eyed and red and brown beans:
VATAPÁ do NORTE - prawns, shrimp, red pepper, coconut milk, cow milk, coriander, Dendê oil and bread, topped with Brazil nuts.
BAIÃO DE DOIS ´Da Casa´ - A delicious mix of black-eyed beans, rice, smoked pork sausage, chorizo, halloumi cheese, capsicum, fresh herbs. Served with buttered boil cassava sticks,
FEIJOADA TRADITIONAL - Prime feijiada with sausages, bacon and our fine season. Served with rice, silverbeet in butter, seasoned cassavflour, vinaigrette, slices of orange and pork crackling.
Foodies first outing to this wonderful Malaysian restaurant in Long Bay village. May 2022
“I was born into a family with proud Malaysian Peranakan lineage. Peranakan refers to an ethnic group of mixed Chinese and Malay heritage that has particular cultural practices unique to them. A significant peculiarity of this culture is their passion for food, and the resulting colourful variety of food. Our daily lives revolved around the kitchen (a routine that we have carried on until today). Our kitchen was the largest living area in the home, where three generations of family would spend most of the entire day in the kitchen and that’s where we have our daily light hearted banter and arguments. Everyone in the family was expected to help out in the cooking and being at the end of the chain of command order of hierarchy, I usually ended up with laborious task of peeling the onions and the endless pounding of fresh spices on the pestle and mortar. My grandma was a perfectionist when it came to cooking, she has passed on to us many invaluable tips and recipes, some of which our guests get to enjoy in our restaurant today” Brian Teoh(Owner of A’ruma Malaysian)