Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil,
You'll come a-waltzing matilda with me.
There came a-waltzing time when the world was crumbling down and the people were hungry and poor. In the heart of town, a Tasmanian girl was in search of coins for exchange of a slice of bread. To her surprise, a kind man presented her with a piece of paper. It was a ticket. She read the words, told her other poor friend whom was also in search of fortune on the west side of town and together, they embarked on a journey to the great outback.
Along the way, they talked about their expectations of the outback. How exciting, how blessed, how they would stuff themselves silly with food. The friend sang with glee knowing that he will have a chance to eat cow meat.
Complimentary Bushman Bread – sweet and fluffy, it was really good!
Pan-seared Darling Point Crab Cakes (S$14.90) - Juicy, flaky crabcakes served with a mild remoulade sauce.
Grilled fish marsala (S$26.90) – 225 gms of dory fish served with a flavourful cream based spinach/mushroom marsala sauce and vegetables as side.
Outback Sirloin (S$27.90) - 8 ounce of seared, juicy, grain-fed center-cut.
The outback was a happy and friendly place. They were glad the children had fun and gave them another ticket, singing you'll come a waltzing matilda with me.
No, this was not near the billabong.
On the way back, the Tasmanian girl found something amusing. She counted her coins and bought herself a cup of paradise. It was very different from the outback and she seemed to enjoy it more.
Happy, they both went a-waltzing back to the harsh reality of recession.
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