My very passionate and sweet colleague read this blog and decided to bring me to one of her favourite restaurants.
Red Teapot is located at Northbridge and it is just a short drive from my workplace. The name is really unique and catchy! My impression based on the name was of a traditional small chinese restaurant with lots of teapots.
The restaurant is very small and I heard that it is very crowded on weekends. The exterior of the restaurant is actually very cute and not as traditional as I thought it would be.
The red interior makes the restaurant looks very modern yet funky in a way.
Fried Squid - Approximately $13
The squid was really crispy (i dont like soggy fried squid) and the taste was right as it was not too salty. The combination of spring onions and chilli enhances the taste of this dish.
Fried beansprouts - approx $10Very crunchy and delicious although it is such a simple dish.
When we walked out of the restaurant, we could hear a man with an afro shouting on the street. He was actually just selling fruits on the street and my colleague was his regular customer. My colleague is not a strawberry, i just covered her face with one in case you were wondering...
I initially thought a huge bag of strawberries costs $32 as i read the label wrongly, then i found out that it was only $2! I bought one pack on the spot.
This is only half of the pack of strawberries that I bought.I realised the pack of strawberries was too big and I could not finish it! So I had a few ideas, maybe a strawberry cake? Strawberry juice? How about some Chocolate Coated Strawberries!??!?!?!
I took out the pack of dark cooking chocolate in my fridge that was sitting in there for quite a while.. Warm them over boiling water in a saucepan, i dont know if this looks stupid to people who often bakes and melt chocolate, but i don't know how to! I hope it's the right method. I only know that you should never microwave chocolate, that was such a bad experience! I also added in a bit of milk here. Once the chocolate is melted, whisk it till its smooth, and dip your strawberries in it!
Strawberry taking a chocolate bath.
Very uneven chocolate coated strawberries but it makes a very nice and simple snack. If you have strawberries in your fridge that are about to go bad but you dont want to throw them away, you can either blend them to make a strawberry milkshake or make this! easy peasy! Put them in a fridge for about an hour till the chocolate hardens then eat them with a glass of champagne or a glass of good white wine.
I'm sorry darlings, chocolate is poisonous for dogs and only to be enjoyed by humans.