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Wednesday 1 February 2012
Lorne - beach, bush and eating out
Kafe Kaos (52 Mountjoy Parade, 03 5289 2639). I ordered the Famous Tofu Burger. I am always wary of such claims, but when I received my burger I was impressed that it was truly so famous that people were pointing at it as they passed by. It consisted of a slab of Thai marinated tofu with peanut butter, sweet chilli sauce and lots of salad between two slabs of multigrain sourdough toast. Delicious. But too big to eat with your hands. Sylvia loved her chippies and E was impressed with his BLAT, though he commented on how huge the servings were.
I loved the [pictured] combination of bounty and chocolate ice creams. The bounty was delicious with dessicated coconut through it and the chocolate was creamy and rich. E loved his cinnamon doughnut ice cream but was less impressed with his vanilla. I also ordered a white chocolate and raspberry ice cream but it was predominately white chocolate and too sweet. I would have been better off having a raspberry ice cream like Sylvia. It was pink, tart and fruity in the best way possible.
another post about our self-catering. But I couldn't resist showing a wee taste. Having our own food was brilliant when we headed out to the bush. As a child I knew this area as Angahook Forest Park but according to Wikipedia, in 2004 it was merged with other parks to form the Great Otway National Park. When we stopped at my parents' house en route to Lorne I checked with my dad which picnic area we had gone to regularly. He told me it was Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground.
We even used to practice swinging the billy but my mum only let us swing it with cold water in it. (For those who are unfamiliar with billy tea, traditionally water would be boiled over the fire in a metal "billy" and then the tea was added and the billy swung around and kept in the billy by some scientific principle that I can't remember. I think my mum used to boil the water after we have played with swinging it.
03 5289 1843) for dinner. It was just delightful to eat hot salty chips, potato cake and corn jack overlooking the busy beach and the glorious blue water.
It was a quiet trip back along the Great Ocean Road to Geelong. We then saw that on the day that we left, the only service station in Lorne ran out of petrol. Luckily we had plenty in the tank!
Update 2013: we visited the Bottle of Milk for a burger and I loved it.