I love rice. I could eat rice every day. When I was little, sometimes I would eat just a bowl of rice with butter (I was skinny, I needed the carbs!). I love curry with rice, fried rice, sushi rolls, sweet rice with mango, even risotto counts. Anyway, when I heard about the new World Rice Festival coming to Melbourne, I knew it was for me! My husband and I aimed to try as many dishes as possible, but we got full way too quickly. The pork belly from Rice Paper Scissors was one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted! There were flamenco performances and cooking demonstrations, so we could sit and let everything digest happily.
pork belly from Rice Paper Scissors
Japanese curry from Maedaya Sake & Grill
There was a lot more to see, but I couldn’t stay for the whole day. I hope this festival comes back every year!!
Spent a lazy Sunday at Fed in French in Federation Square last week. Delicious cheese and champagne!
It’s winter in Brisbane, and I swear there’s still at least one festival every weekend. Everyone here just loves to be out all of the time having fun. Just how I like it! We have gone to the Teneriffe Festival and the French Festival, as well as Eat Street Markets.
We have gone out to eat way more than we probably should, but it has been completely worth it. We have simply never had a bad meal. Every international cuisine you can think of is here, and it’s all authentic and wonderful.
There’s also free live music to be found every single night of the week. That’s heaven for this Texas girl.
We’re on vacation so I’m having way too much fun and probably not taking enough pictures, but here are a few, and there’s more of Brisbane to come!
salad with proscuitto and pumpkin
chicken yaki soba at Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets
live music at Eat Street Markets
cheese plate at the French Festival
the French Festival at South Bank
wine tasting at the French Festival
The Original Greek Festival in Houston was a couple weeks ago. I had no idea it was so popular. The food was absolutely amazing, and it was a really fun time.