Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Acres Club, Greenacre

Acres Club is located in Greenacre and has been doing Sunday Sessions in March in partnership with Stone and Wood (Mr Weekend Food Escapes loves their beer). There's been a whole lot of action for the kiddies with a jumping castle, playground, face painting and for the adults, an adults only area with games and live music for good vibes. Keep an eye out on their website for upcoming events. I haven't had a drink in about a year so this was where I was going to be reunited with alcohol!

Monday, 29 March 2021

Malaysian Heritage Cuisine Event hosted by Jackie M

I recently attended an event to celebrate Malaysian Heritage Cuisine. The very talented and popular Jackie M hosted the event in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries of Malaysia (MAFI), in partnership with the Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC). Jackie M is a renowned chef and founder of Masters of Malaysian Cuisine.

This was my first foodie event since having my baby boy Benji which I have left at home with Mr Weekend Food Escapes. I missed him so much while I was at the event but it was good to socialise and be immersed back into the world of food.

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Motto Motto, Macquarie Park

I’ve been to Motto Motto in Macquarie centre a few times but have yet to blog about my experience! Motto Motto is a chain restaurant that is fusion Japanese. Mr Weekend Food Escapes is especially fond of their Hokkaido flavoured soft serve (when the flavour is available).

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Japan City, Top Ryde

After spending a lot of time indoors during covid while pregnant and navigating the first few months of mothering a newborn. I decided to venture out for the first time for a meal out at Japan City at Top Ryde. 

Japan City is hidden above Coles and is part shop and part restaurant. It seems relatively busy when I walk past. There’s limited Japanese restaurants at Top Ryde. There’s a few small sushi venues in the food court and a sushi train outside which I wasn’t a fan of so I am hoping this will be a good experience. There can be a line outside in peak lunch times on the weekend.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Product review: Pikkant Spreads and Dips

Hello 2021, it's already February! 

I was recently sent a sample of Pikkant Spreads and Dips to review. Mr Weekend Food Escapes loves trying new foods out so when we were sent these savoury Pikkant spreads and dips - we wanted to give it a go. In particular, the capsicum hemp caught my eye because I've never had this before.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Happy New Year - What will 2021 bring?

When I was free to roam and walk around Sydney

How is 2021 treating you? 2020 was a crazy year and a very hard one for many. I am pondering what 2021 will bring.. and I have lots of questions swirling in my head.

Will the covid-19 vaccine change some normality back? Will this be the end of covid-19 or will there be on-going outbreaks and on-going restrictions and lock down?

What will this mean for countries who cannot access the vaccine? How will this impact travel, trade and general globalisation? How will the Australian economy fare? 

What sort of world will my little Benji grow up in?

What will 2021 bring?

Friday, 25 December 2020

Merry Xmas

 Merry Christmas from Weekend Food Escapes!

What a year 2020 has been! No one could have predicted the impacts of the pandemic.

Personally, I had a lot of anxiety when the pandemic first started spreading. I was glued to the news as new cases quickly spread and masses of people bought toilet paper. I found working from home quite isolating and I missed the in person interaction with my work colleagues. Another large gap I found was my usual eating out, socialising and continuing my food blogging adventures. 

I quickly realised though that I am super lucky though to be living in Australia where the health care is of high quality, subsidised by taxes/government and the government policy is largely successful in containing covid-19. I also feel a lot of gratitude that my employment was largely unaffected and I did not have any friends or family who were infected by covid. I am living a very fortunate life. 

I think the biggest focus in 2020 has been health. I've been very blessed with new baby Benji this year but that has come with a myriad of challenges in pregnancy and birth. So in 2021, I hope you have good health, happiness and gratitude for what you have :)

Please take care, be safe and be kind to one another.

Merry Xmas. What are your reflections of 2020?