It was a last minute decision to go to Tellicherry this time. We thought it’d been a long time since our last visit, so, there we were. It was lucky that we got in by making a booking on the day. Friday, that was.

So, here’s what we had…

ONION BHAJI (green & red onion fritters in an ajwain-flavoured chickpea flour batter, spicy tomato chutney)

KEERAI MACHIAL (split pea lentils & spinach)

POOKOSU URULAKAZHANGU (potatoes & caulifl ower, tossed with onions, tomatoes, ground chillies & coconut flakes)

KATHRIKKAI KOZHAMBU (eggplant in a tamarind, ground coriander & garlic sauce)

Naan bread

The Malaya with Berfu

We had so little time left with Berfu. So, we took her to one of our favourite places for dinner: The Malaya. Here’s what we had:

Vegetable San Choy Bow (above) before all wrapped up. Water chestnut, onion, mushroom, carrot and shallot stir-fried. Served in a lettuce leaf.

Salt and Pepper Cauliflower (above).
Cauliflower florettes lightly battered, deep-fried and tossed in fresh chilli, salt, cracked black pepper and shallots.

Szechuan Eggplant (above). This is pretty much everyone’s favourite. Marinated eggplant stir-fried dry style with shallot, cashew nuts and dry chillies. Served on a bed of Chinese water spinach.

Sayor Masak Lemak (above)
Malay style vegetable curry cooked with fresh chilli, lemongrass and coconut milk.

Sago Pudding (above). Sago and coconut pudding flavoured with palm sugar and topped with coconut sorbet.

Birds of Sydney

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Sydney Habour Bridge

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Darling Harbour, Sydney

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The Gap, Sydney

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The Gap is basically the mouth of Sydney Harbour with its sandstone cliffs on both sides and spectacular views of Tasman Sea, the city and surrounding bays. The area was used in Mission Impossible II. Remember that scene when Tom Cruise was climbing a cliff? That’s what I’m talking about. Every time we have visitors staying with us, we take them to The Gap. Hoping to spot a southern right whale or a humpback whale one day as the coastal waters around The Gap are a migration route for these majestic animals.

Taronga Zoo, Sydney

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Mrs Macquirie’s Chair

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Blue Mountains, Australia

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QVB (Queen Victoria Building), Sydney

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Queen Victoria Building is my favourite building in Sydney.