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 did 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.
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.
The sticky pork ribs was very tasty – sweet & sticky and a bonus for being easy to eat with chopsticks!
Gastromony had steamed oysters, which she really enjoyed.
Dinner at Ky Chow cost us under $20 each and we all satisfied and ready for Eat Drink Blog 2012.