Month: January 2011

Beer battered Squid and Baby Octopus

When we were wandering around Leederville in Perth, we stumbled upon a fantastic fishmonger called Kailis Bros. We stepped inside and saw a wide variety of fish on sale that had been caught that day. We bought a few Red Snapper to BBQ but the Squid and Baby Octopus caught my eye. We got enough for a starter for everyone and it was very cheap. When we got back to the flat, we set to deep frying it. Serve with Mayonaise and a wedge of Lemon and you have a easy and tasty starter. Ingredients 75g self-raising flour 100ml beer (we used Little Creatures Pale Ale) Squid and Octopus to serve 5 people for starter Salt and pepper Sunflower oil (for deep frying) Method 1. Heat the sunflower oil in a large pan 2. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl and whisk in the lager to make the batter. The consistency should be like very thick double cream 3. Season with salt and thickly coat Squid and Octopus with …

Flatplanet, Soho

I love London, in particular Soho. It is a buzzing hub of media workers, tourists, cool arty folk and the weird and wonderful. You’ll know what I mean if you walk down the alley way that connects Berwick Street with Brewer Street. Look up and see the mysterious red lights in the bedroom windows with ‘models here’ on the sign at the door. I thought that was illegal in this country?! But that’s not why I like Soho of course, I’m merely pointing out what a diverse part of London it is. I love it because of the food offering – Wardour Street is one of my favourite streets, being home of Busaba, Hummus Brothers, Princi and Byron Burger! As I was walking to Pho last night to meet my dad for dinner, I stumbled upon a brand new cafe called Flatplanet on Marlborough Street. As I was looking through the window to check it out, the man behind the counter beckoned me in to try some of the Flat Bread Pizzas that they offer. …