Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Grumpy Baker - Marrickville

There is just so many new cafes opening at Marrickville lately but this new one (well. it's not really classified as "new" since there's two other shops that is located in Sydney - Castle Cove and Vaucluse).

Grumpy Baker happens to open just 5 minutes from my workplace, so I decided to give it a shot. In my opinion, I reckon it is situated in the most quiet place ever. It's smack bang in the middle of all the mechanics, that street is dead during the day.

Sign pointing to the shop on Meeks Street 

Pastries on the table - chocolate croissant, chocolate muffins, cheese sticks and friands 

And their bread selection that is baked daily 

Bought myself a chocolate croissant, it was just delicious. The coffee was pretty good, I will definitely return back to try out their bread. 

Marrickville store 
27 Meeks Street, Marrickville

Castle Cove store
16 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove

Vaucluse store 
Shop 6, 767 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sake Restaurant and Bar, The Rocks

I have always wanted to try this Japanese restaurant at The Rocks so when I do we ended up trying out their dessert menu.

Went with my food blogger friends - Nessy EateriFatMilkteaxx and cc_crystal, it was such a memorable night, will definitely come back here again next time to try out their dinner menu.

Green Tea Kit Kat - $14

Miso Caramel Chocolate Fondant - $15

Yuzu Souffle - $15

Caramel Koi Pond - $16

Saké Restaurant & Bar, The Rocks

Address: 12 Argyle St, The Rocks
Opening Hours: 

Monday - Thursday

12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:30pm


12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-12:00am


12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:30pm-11:30opm


12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Ocean Room, The Rocks

Visited Ocean Room for the last time before it closed down.

It was a busy Thursday night as my friend and I decided to order the a la carte menu instead of the degustation.

We shared 3 entrees between us 2, it was really good for a starter.

Tuna creation (prepare in 5 styles in 5 condiments - $ 28)

Smoked Dome Ocean Trout (Table smoked,  slow cooked ocean trout,  avocado salsa,  ginger lime vinaigrette - $ 25)

Wasabi Prawn (Crispy king prawn,  wasabi aioli, petit wasbi croquette, wasabi tobiko, black sesame - $ 22)

For main, I was quite disappointed as I was expecting better from them. 

The pork that I've order was just an ordinary dish that I have tried before so it didn't really suprise me. 

Twice cooked pork belly (Simmered pork belly, melting tofu, seasonal vegetables,  yuzu chilli ponzu - $ 39)

Aburiyaki Wagyu (Wagyu beef harami served bleu, "hidakonra" charcoal grilled, garlic miso, spicy soy - $48)

Sweet Potato Mont Blanc (espresso ice cream crepe, sweet potato mash, dark chocolate jus, roast almond crush - $17)

 Toban Yaki Creme Brulee ( Classic creme brulee, pomelo marmalade, seasonal fruit compote - $ 18)

If they ever open again elsewhere, I wouldn't mind giving it another go as I was quite impressed of their degustation menu when I visited them the first time.

Ground level, Overseas Passenger Terminal,  The Rocks

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Jasmin1, Bankstown

This is my first time I actually had a proper Middle Eastern food. Thanks to my friend for taking me to Jasmin1 at Bankstown.

When I walked into the restaurant, I felt like I was in a different country,  the food was very authentic . It was something new to try. Will definitely come back again to try the rest of the menu.

                                   Mixed plate - (Combination of grilled chicken, kafta, shish kebab, falafel, fried kebbe, tabouli, served with hommus, baba ghannouje, garlic dips, pickle salad, lebanese bread - $18)

Address: 222 South Terrance,  Bankstown
Opening Hours: 8.30am - 10.30pm (7 days)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Went to Devon Café at Surry Hills, early on Sunday with a group of friends.  There was no wait when we arrived,  immediately got a table at the back.

The waiter got to us very fast and asked us if we needed coffee,  ordered myself a latte. 

My friend ordered us the popular Ferrero Rocher muffin for the table, which was just delicious.  There was a bit of chocolate melting out from it. Will definitely order it again next time I'm back. 

Chick 'n' Chips (Chicken sausage, crispy confit wings, smoked potato,  fried eggs, cured egg yolk, jus gras - $24) 

Michelle Ma Belle (French crepe, toffee apple, roasted chestnuts, chestnut cream, cinnamon and caramel ice cream - $16.50)

Devon's Granola (Home made granola,  vanilla yoghurt, poached pear, freeze dried raspberries with fresh honeycomb - $14)

Aussie in New York (Caraway bagel, curled salmon pastrami, soft egg, lemon cream cheese mousse, avocado,  rocket,  pickled and raw shallot - $18.50)

Toast selection ($6)

Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Address: 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 6.30am - 4.30pm
Sat-Sun 8.00am - 3.30pm

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year.

Welcome to 2013.

This is my first official food blog.

I will posting most of my journey on here and also on my Facebook page. Please keep track on everything that is happening.

<3 S.