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  1. whisperinggums

    Hmmm…that’s a bit sad about My’s but it wasn’t so much an evening about food was it? I do always feel sad though when a menu says Chilli or Ginger or whatever and you don’t get that zing. Such a wasted opportunity.

    1. Hannah

      Exactly – this was an evening about the wonderful company 🙂 Do you think having a pet peeve about a lack of chilli is genetic?

  2. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Oh such speed! You are a fast one! It was a fantastic evening – I think we talked non-stop, mostly about food, but really is there anything else worth talking about? I don’t consider myself food blogger royalty though. It’s just me! 🙂 I eat and I write about it. It’s all about the food.

    Our campfire beef was lovely, and whilst the flame was small, at least we didn’t have a pryotechnic display like on the other table! lol. And re: the Marie-Antoinette quote, apparently she referred to brioche, but cake is a tasty translation.

    Can’t wait to host you for a dinner in Sydney. Actually we better make that an entire weekend. There’s so much I want you to eat – with gusto!

    1. Hannah

      I couldn’t help writing it up straightaway – I was so filled with happiness when I got home! If you ever do decide to wear your royal crown with pride, I call dibs on being your lady-in-waiting 😉 Or perhaps your official taste-tester, to check for posion? Yes, the official taste-tester. That’s what I want.

      That flame at the other table was crazy! At least the slowness of our fire gave us lots of time for photo-taking 😉

      A whole weekend in Sydney with you? Really and truly? Oh, gosh, if it weren’t for family commitments this weekend I’d be booking flights already…

  3. L-Izzle

    Incredibly jealous! Of the company, I mean, although that bean curd has got my mouth watering.
    I’ve been such a fan of Helen’s for so long, so I’m just SO SO happy for you that you got to have such a lovely evening together 🙂

    Wish I’d known she was in Canberra — I would’ve done a bit of ridiculous, geeky, internet fangirly stalking 😀
    On second thought, perhaps it’s a good thing i didn’t, lest my perfect police record be tarnished…

    1. Hannah

      I thought your police record got tarnished when the cops found you outside my window, stroking the glass and crying? 😉 Perhaps we should eat bean curd together sometime to stem your envy…

  4. Lauren

    Did/have you tried pho? Everyone raaaves about pho, but my first experience was underwhelming. (Probably because my nearest Vietnamese restaurant is not the best.) So, I’ve never tried it since.

    But in general, I just love do-it-yourself food, like the wrapping and cooking-on-the-table you describe. That’s one of my favorite things about Korean barbecue: Slabs of bacon sizzling in the middle of the table, spitting all over, ready to be wrapped in lettuce with bean paste, garlic and kimchi, or dipped in oily sauces. My mouth is watering. I expect a Korean restaurant review shortly, and some pho!

    1. Hannah

      Have I tried pho! Lauren, sometimes I wonder at your perception of me. 😉 I went through a big pho phase several years ago and, in fact, My’s was one of the restaurants whose version I thought up-to-par. It really can be fantastic, but it has to have a proper broth that’s been simmered/flavoured for hours, plentiful chilli and herbs, several kinds of sauces, and super thin fresh meat. I’ve yet to try an offal-based version, though. That’s trickier to find in Canberra!

      Mmm, you’ve got me wanting kimchi now…

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  6. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oooh I was wondering whether anything had changed since they moved locations….must give the new restaurant a try sometime soon!

    1. Hannah

      I’d love to know what you think of it when you do, particularly in comparison to how it used to be!

  7. Agnes

    Waaahhh…. so jealous…. Helen got to meet YOU!

    1. Hannah

      Awww! *blushes*

  8. Louise

    Sounds like a wonderful evening. I know how much fun it is meeting internet friends! I hadn’t come across grab your fork before, but now have a new blog to add to my reader.

    1. Hannah

      Yes, you and mum would definitely know how fun it can be 🙂

  9. Fiona

    I love My’s. It’s a 5 minute walk from my place, so a bottle of wine goes down well 😉

    1. Hannah

      I guess that would make it more of a 15 minute walk back afterwards? 😀

      1. Fiona

        stumblin’ and laughin’

  10. Johanna GGG

    food blogger meet ups are great – it is so nice to meet people you already know so well – and always so much good food involved – I am sure I would love the beancurd as I have an unadventurous attitude to chilli 🙂

    1. Hannah

      Oh, if only you lived in Canberra I could have saved you some, and then I would’ve had another blogger meet-up to talk about!

  11. couchpotatoathlete

    What a fun day!

    I think your spring roll looks amazing — good roll job!

    1. Hannah

      Thank you! Helen’s were about a billion times better, though 😀

  12. thehungryscholar

    What a great opportunity. I want that food. I also look forward to checking out her blog. Thanks.

    And, don’t be sorry. 🙂

    1. Hannah

      When you come visit me, we’ll have even tastier food than that, I promise 😀

  13. croquecamille

    Too bad the food paled in comparison to the company. It still looks really good, though!

    1. Hannah

      The food wasn’t terrible, I just wish I’d been able to show Helen a tastier side of Canberra 🙂 But I think she’s fared pretty well in the days since!

  14. jess

    thats so cool, Grab your Fork was the first food blog I ever followed- loving that shes in canberra!

    1. Hannah

      It’s pretty exciting! Sadly she’ll be back on her home turf soon – but at least we can keep reading her blog 😀

  15. Maria@TheGourmetChallenge

    Its so funny when the company completely out shines the food!! Its always great to meet anyone from the food blogging sphere! Everyone is so exceptionally nice, it makes everyone else look like evil wrenches!!

    1. Hannah

      Teehee, I don’t know if I’d go that far – my non-blogging friends are pretty fantastical too! But you’re right that the food blogging sphere is comprised of niceness and wonderfulness 🙂

  16. goddessvaala

    We should all eat cake.

    My experience with rice paper rolls is that I’m not very good at making them. I get too excited and try and put in way too much filling then don’t wrap them tightly enough and they explode all over me.

    1. Hannah

      Amen. Ah, see that’s exactly what I was afraid of, so I was quite abstemious with the fillings in my first roll!

  17. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    That bean curd dish looks so good…it’s too bad it was forgettable =/

    I’m jealous of this Helen woman! WE need a delightful dinner together, damnit! 😛

    1. Hannah

      Aww! We do and we will 🙂 We’ll do nothing but eat delightful dinners when we’re busking our way around Europe in our prairie-era bonnets, remember?

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