Nadia's, Supersize Us Why Don't Ya? (2007-10-13)
Me: (months ago in Tokyo) I'd love to try the Vietnamese
Mi. The other bloggers raved about it.
KL: I dunno where to get Bahn Mi in Tokyo.
Me: (yesterday in Hurstville) Look, Bahn Mi shop!
KL: You want one?
Me: Too full...
Back to my parents' house, thoughtful Serlina brought us a pork and a chicken Bahn Mi for breakfast! (Whao, twilight zone...) The bread roll was crispy outside and slightly chewy inside with tons of lightly pickled vegies, meat and fresh coriander. YUM! Thank you Serlina for reading my Bahn Mi-obsessed mind and being generous.
After the satisfying "breakfast" that finished around a quarter to 11 am, we went to DFO (Direct Factory Outlets), a small shopping building where we left empty-handed. Then we headed to a large kitchen shop, Victoria's Basement, where I was only able to take one picture before I was stopped by the staff. So VB, it's your loss that my readers can't see more of the merchandise you carry and I don't feel like saying anymore than I could very well have since you obviously DON'T want publicity.After that, we went to nearby Parramatta Westfield Shopping Mall to get lunch. All those Chinese meals in the past few days made our bodies scream for something western. We walked past an open cafe in the middle of a shopping floor, Nadia's, took one look at their menu and found ourselves a table. It took us some time to decide what to get, not that the menu was particularly large, but because several items looked equally interesting.
Finally, Serlina and KL ordered the same Steak Sandwich on Turkish
bread that came with a jacket potato and sour cream, and I got the
Tandoori Chicken Warm Salad. Perhaps we were used to seeing small
servings in restaurants in Tokyo, so when the two gigantic sandwiches
the size of Texas arrived at the table, we laughed in unison, even
Serlina was shocked. I've never seen such a big sandwich which
darned covered Serlina's entire face. My salad wasn't huge but it
was a pretty healthy serving nonetheless. And just when I thought
no one could finish that sandwich, they cleaned the plate! Oh
boy. KL says the combination of the toothsome bread, the beef and
the sauce made it a very yummy sandwich. It's good that the
server missed an order of Bruschetta 'cause we wouldn't be able to
finish it anyway. Total bill was about A$50 including drinks.
After that full and late lunch, we walked around the mall a bit and
what did I stumble upon? New Zealand Natural! Despite the
full stomach, I couldn't resist my favorite ice cream stand where I got
a cup/two scoops of Chocolite and Chocolate Esctasy. The former
had the texture of gelato and the latter creamy and chocolatey, just
heavenly. KL and Serlina had planned to eat cakes back in
Hurstville later so they didn't get any.
Just a moment later, we walked past Pretzel World and got more
snacks! Serlina treated me to a Cinnamon Soft Pretzel which I ate half
of it while she got one that pretended to call itself a Pretzel but is
actually a jumble hotdog. More bread for her?? Is her belly
bottomless??? I'll talk about the cakes they got in Hurstville
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