Thursday, June 17, 2010

Samurai on Stanley

With this cold weather outside lately I've been craving a bowl of warm oats.

1/4 banana
3 sliced strawberries
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
pinch of salt
1 tbs crunchy peanut butter

Then I enjoyed a soy latte w/ honey at the Paddington Grind while I read my book.

For lunch I took the bus to meet James' sister at her school & we walked to the Westfield Mall at Bondi Junction to grab lunch. I had a mix of the Thai salad w/ tofu and spicy vinaigrette & a mixed green salad w/ onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado.

Can you believe this is what they serve at mall food courts? This is not your average sitting out all day under heat lamps normal mall food... everything is fresh and healthy (maybe not so much the fried tofu).
I spent all day getting ready & planning for James' big 21st bday party on the 26th. So far everything is looking great, I can't wait!
For dinner James and I were craving sushi so we tried out a new place on Stanley St. near the city. I love this area. There are tons of quaint restaurants & cafes w/ tables facing the hustle & bustle of the street. I'm a bit skeptical trying new sushi restaurants in Aus, I've had a couple of bad experiences, but Samurai was my best sushi experience in Australia yet.

We started off with some drinks & edamame. Like my new manicure? OPI Light my Sapphire.

I was expecting a little seaweed salad but they brought me this enormous bowl of greenage. Trust me I was not complaining.

I also ordered a vegetable roll.

Dinner was delicious! I always thought that fish would be the one thing I would miss becoming vegan since I used to eat sushi about once a week, but oddly enough I have not craved it once. It's weird how much being vegan has changed my taste buds.

I saw a couple things on my way home that made me happy including an adorable white Vespa...

& a possum in the tree outside. Possums are way different in Australia than they are in America (i.e. overszied rats w/ fangs). They are the cutest things ever. Last winter James & I would go on walks in Centennial Park at night & try to find them climbing around in the trees.... I know we're weirdos.


  1. how do you prepare the possum?? do you poach them or eat them rare?

  2. Oooh...Tofu!! I was wondering what I want to eat and now I will definitely try making a tofu salad today!! The vegetable roll looks so yummy!! xxoxoxoxoo

  3. Hi Canda
    Miss you. Have been looking up food for you. I had chicken today for the first time in a very very long time. Lettuce Wraps. So I couldn't taste or see the chicken. Home next week

    Love you

  4. That sushi look soooo good! And I really love your nail polish color here too :)


  5. Hey Canda
    June 24th. Where are you??
    Miss your food photos.
    Miss you


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