Saturday, September 1, 2007

Casa Asturiana - Sydney

Pre-movie dinner tonight.

From Wikipedia:

"The principality of Asturias (Spanish: Principado de Asturias, Asturian: Principáu d'Asturies or Asturies) is an autonomous community within the kingdom of Spain, former Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. It is situated on the north coast facing the Cantabrian Sea (Mar Cantábrico, the Spanish name for the Bay of Biscay)."

I see...



-> Fried Whitebaits

Seafood Paella

Paletilla de Cordero
-> Oven-baked marinated whole shoulder of lamb, served with jacket potatoes and garden salad

-> Sponge soaked in liqueur, sandwiched with cream & coated with chocolate


Erique Fat Owl said...


Chanquetes (Whitebait)

These tiny fish are illegal to sell, either in the markets or in the restaurants, although some establishments still insist on offering them to their 'preferred' customers. The reason for their ban is that the traditional chanquete, a fully grown but tiny fish, is often caught along with other immature species, wiping out breeding stocks before they can grow. The result is that a plate of chanquetes is usually a mixture of ungrown anchovies, sardines and other fish, quite tasteless compared to the original and often preserved with dangerous chemicals or urine. (We reckon that's a good enough reason for avoiding them without going any further). To make matters more confusing, frozen Japanese chanquetes are legally imported and can be sold in restaurants which makes a mockery of current legislation. Our advice: there are much tastier, more wholesome and safer foods on offer, so why not stick to them?


OMG Cla...For the love of GOD, what have we done???

Erique Fat Owl said...

OMG - just found out that you're not supposed to eat the fruit in the Sangria - and there I was being called 'the fruit man' who fishes out those fruit pieces for you guys with a FORK!! OMG We're so kampungan!?!?

Anonymous said...

Looks like our Spanish dinner was a series of blunders! hahaha
- Anne

Erique Fat Owl said...

Nah. Just remember not to order whitebaits again next time (and stare angrily / click our tongues at people who do), and ask for a STRAINER on the sangria pitcher instead of fishing out the fruits! ahahaha!!