First taste of Adelaide, Ky Chow – midnight dinner before Eat Drink Blog 2012


It’s been go go go the last couple of months so I was pretty stoked when my application for the inaugural Eat Drink Blog 2012 national conference was accepted. foodie cravings is almost two years old and my blog/writing style has just evolved with my life and taste buds 😉 so it was exciting to go to a conference all about food blogging and spend the weekend with fellow WA food bloggers Gastromony (my roomy), Blue Apocalypse (my plane buddy), Chomp Chomp (the entertainer) and meet other bloggers across Australia.

This year’s Eat Drink Blog conference was organised by a committee of Adelaide food bloggers who worked tirelessly for months to deliver a program which both gave us a taste of Adelaide and enhanced my knowledge of the food blogging space by hearing from other bloggers. Big thank you to the Eat Drink Blog 2012 committee, Christina from The Hungry Australian, Amanda from Lamb’s Ears and Honey, Celeste from Travelling in Mary Janes, Erin from She Cooks She Gardens, Alex from Eating Adelaide, Kirsty from The Natural Foodie and Natasha from Playing House for hosting us.

Our flight from Perth was delayed so we ended up arriving around 11pm or so in Adelaide so the first thing we wanted to do was grab dinner. We were delighted to find China Town just around the corner from our hotel and restaurants opened.

I’ve become less reliant on Urbanspoon over the year. But I decided to do a quick check of the restaurant that stood before us, Ky Chow which to my delight was rated highly. I mean really we would have probably just eaten there anyway if it wasn’t rated highly considering the time but it just provided some comfort knowing that other foodies have been there and enjoyed their experience.

This was our midnight dinner and my first taste of Adelaide 🙂

Nothing like a good homely soup after snacking on all sorts of junk on my Jetstar flight over. I had the chicken corn soup which which had plenty of corn chicken and a creamy thick texture and the Blue Apocalypse had the hot sour duck which I’ve never heard of before and found intriguing.

Ky Chow - Chicken Corn Soup

Blue Apocalypse and I shared the beef hot pot and sticky pork spare ribs between us. The beef in the hot pot was super tender and just melted in our mouths.

Ky Chow - Beef Hot Pots

The sticky pork ribs was very tasty – sweet & sticky 🙂 and a bonus for being easy to eat with chopsticks!

Ky Chow - sticky pork ribs

Gastromony had steamed oysters, which she really enjoyed.

Ky Chow - steamed oysters

Dinner at Ky Chow cost us under $20 each and we all satisfied and ready for Eat Drink Blog 2012.

I did a lot of eating at Eat Drink Blog 2012, I think I have a post for every meal over the two day conference 😉 you can read about my guided tour of the Adelaide Central Markets here.

Ky Chow on Urbanspoon


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I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for Perth food, writing and interviews with inspirational foodies who have made their mark in the food scene. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and have a mini me who eats all my food, she goes by the name junior burger on the blog :)


    • Chicken corn soup is my I think I need to have soup before I get a sore throat in a similar fashion to “I’ll have soothers because they say it will work and it tastes nice” 😉 It is one of my fav Chinese soups, I like it with asparagus through it too.

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