Today is my last day off before going back to work. I have been off since the 3rd of September, with most of my time off spent in Italy.
Travelling is great, there is no doubt about that in my mind. Here’s a favourite quote of mine:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
Mark Twain – Innocents Abroad
Just as I love travelling, I also love coming home and want to celebrate some of the pleasures.
And there are more which I will write about in the future. So welcome home us!
Saturday lunch at Chinatown Cafe, Moonta Street Adelaide. Hainanese chicken rice. This meal is always a winner. The ginger pieces in the rice make it slightly aromatic, the broth is just right, the chicken and Asian greens (bok choy usually) steamed to perfection.
To celebrate the tour, we are enjoying cheeses and some lovely sour dough fruit and walnut bread. The cheeses are Australian as is the Zinfandel we’re enjoying, from Kangarilla Road winery. The bread is from Dough in the Adelaide Central Market.
Rare beef noodle soup, Vietnamese style. That most nourishing and tasty of soups that is eaten all day in Vietnam. Charlie’s Shack also has other stand-out dishes like the special dumplings, alone or in a soup with bok choy, or the beef lemongrass noodle.
We have never had a bad meal at Charlie’s. Turnover is high, food is fresh and Liz always has a smile. Check it out. Right next to the lions at the northern end of Moonta Street, Chinatown, behind the Adelaide Central Market.
A breakfast this morning we sat outside eating our yummy fresh wholemeal rye bread with lovely rhubarb raspberry jam, both purchased last evening at the Adelaide Central Market. We discussed what we would have for lunch and dinner. Lunch is likely to be at Casuarina, a Malaysian restaurant that does the most authentic Roti in Adelaide. For dinner Andrew is planning to make pizzas on his pizza stone in the hooded bbq. The next post may be a report on those meals.Adelaide is hot, hot, hot this weekend so there will be more outdoor dining and long cool drinks.