Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Noodles, of 2 different kinds

Recently, I've had the pleasure to try 2 different kinds of shellfish noodles here in Melbourne, both of which I would never (well, maybe not never) decide to go and get it on my own (because its too expensive, but not if you share it between a number of people, but then again, you get less if you share it with a number of people; its basically a no-win situation).

This here, is from Kum Den, conveniently located somewhere in Chinatown (off Little Bourke Street).

And this is from Pacific House on Victoria Street in Richmond (not the new Pacific House BBQ Cafe in the city).

Both of them looks absolutely delicious, and I can assure you that they definitely were delicious. While some people might actually prefer lobster over mud crab, I don't actually have any such preference, however, in this case, I think the mud crab noodles was definitely the more satisfying of the 2. And the reason for this lies in the fact that the lobster noodles was shared between 9 (can't remember the exact number) people, which the mud crab noodles was between the 2 of us, and I did not have to pay for it as well (Thank you Alex!). So while that may bias my views a tad, I'm going to say now that I might actually prefer mud crab over lobster (more meaty).


(This post was written using Windows Live Writer (why am I even saying this?), which Chang Yang was raving about a few days ago. As you can see, I'm able to use a different font (Calibri) [edited on 1/5/08: its not Calibri anymore, now its back to plain old Verdana] which Blogger does not offer, bypass Imageshack for uploading pictures (I hate the blogger system for uploading pictures), and I have 'Drop Shadows' on my pictures. All is not rosy however. It took me a while to figure out how to work this program (I suppose that is true for most programs), and I had problems with aligning the pictures and the words as well (same problem I got with Blogger's method of uploading pictures). Furthermore the HTML coding seemed to change (I don't actually know HTML, but I know don't want it to change by itself) without my consent. What this meant was that the font kept on changing back to the default font and size, the pictures and words kept on aligning themselves wrongly and I had to figure out a way to change it back to what I want. Thus, it took me much longer than I expected to post up this crappy post with only 2 pictures in it.

Therefore, I remain unconvinced that this is the way to go, and I'd have to try it a couple more times first before changing fully over to Windows Live Writer. While it does offer much more functionality, what Blogger offers is sufficient for my needs, and accomplishes what I want to do in much less time (but that's probably because I'm used to it). However, I'm the type of person that likes more functionality, so, barring any major issues with it, I probably would eventually just switch over to Windows Live Writer.)


changyang1230 said...

Hey I saw my name! :P

I agree that if you toy a lot with font formats, alignments etc, it will definitely get a while to get used to the way the software does its work. For example, if you noticed, the spacing between two paragraphs is different. Just look at this post's last two paragraph and the St. Kilda post's first two paragraphs. What we did last time is to press enter twice; while this WLW requires you to enter once but give you a different spacing. There's a workaround in WLW (press Shift-Enter twice) that will produce the original spacing though.

(I am that fussy about spaces in my own blog :P)

Anyway I think I would use the original blogger web interface for most of my future posts. I raved so much about WLW mainly because of the fancy features like the ability to see the actual appearance as you type, easy picture uploading & border settings, tables, maps etc. But for basic posts, those things are overkill and the inconveniences of the altered HTML is much more than the advantage of extra bells and whistles.

How much are the noodles by the way?

crushedguava said...

I actually pressed enter only once for both last time and this time.

The first noodles I don't know how much they cost, save that I paid 30 dollars cos we shared between 9 ppl, and there were other dishes like vege, and chicken, and some other things as well.

The 2nd dish cost 97 bucks, but I did not pay for that ;p

Yuen said...

I'm just LARGE were the noodle dishes?

crushedguava said...

Hmm, how large indeed? The mud crab noodles had 3 noodles inside, if you know what I mean. So the both of us finished enough noodles for 3 people plus a 2.75 pound mud crab.