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Wednesday, November 01, 2006Hello! I hope you're all doing well over in Oz, esp. those of you who are completing the final touches to their thesis/final assignment/lab/bribe for the lecturer. I know it's a little stressful but it's worth it in the end.
From this end, I'm not doing anything constructive, just trying to get my hands and nails in tip-top shape. It doesn't require any heavy thinking on my part that's for sure. But the job...from the amount of soft drink cans we open up, the nails are ruined after every flight.
So to get myself enthused, I went to Emirates Mall today. I had the biggest craving for a steak - and surely there are other places other than the Butchershop that offer steak on the menu. So I tried St Moritz cafe at Ski Dubai.
I took one look at the menu and immediately decided on the Char-Grilled Rib Eye steak served with sauteed mushrooms and Dauphined Potatos.
When I first tucked in, I thought I'd finally found my Butchershop replacement. But alas, working my way through it, I realised how inferior it was. How much salt it had. How much better it could have been with some hot chips. And peppercorn sauce. And I then realised how good Aussie steak is.
On a lot of Australian sectors I do, I've heard some of the crew get excited about the KFC in Australia, and how it's so much better than in Dubai, and how fresh it is, how it's made from chicken breast instead of the thigh, all of which is true of course. But then you tuck into a good steak, or a nice lamb salad, or fish and chips from Cicerello's, and wish that they weren't so sheltered.
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