Monday, June 08, 2015

Cafe Bella Dee

Eatery: Cafe Bella Dee
Address: 36 Tuffy Ave, Sans Souci NSW 2219
Phone:(02) 9583 9016
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

I love having breakfast/brunch under the warm sun, it feels like Summer is back again! So obviously we chose to sit outdoors when we arrived at Cafe Bella Dee.

Middle East Eggs - Poached eggs sprinkled with Dukkah on Sourdough
served with cherry tomatoes, avo mash, rocket & chef's pesto with smoked salmon $18.50
Had a hard time choosing between their corn fritters and Middle East Eggs, but I haven't had pesto for awhile so this won!

So many levels of deliciousness. The avo mash had a bit of spices in it which matches with the dukkah on the eggs. The pesto didn't fail to impress, everything on this dish complemented each other so well.

Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes, Haloumi and Smoked Salmon
They sure know how to cook their eggs nicely. The scrambled eggs were so fluffy :) And their roasted tomatoes were so sweet.

I'm no coffee connoisseur but so many times when I order a soy flat white, there's no coffee art. But ta-da coffee art here!

This black and white themed cafe is located in Sans Souci and they can get quite busy during the weekend so try to get there early


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Monday, June 01, 2015

Chaco Bar - Baos and yakitoris

Eatery: Chaco Bar
Address: 238 Crown St  Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9007 8352
Opening Times: Monday - Tuesday 6:00pm-10:30pm; Wednesday - Saturday Lunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Nagasaki Slider with pork belly $8
As soon as you walk into Chaco Bar, you can totally smell the yakitori cooking.

Besides yakitori, Chaco Bar offers other food as well, like this "slider", which is actually a bao! The bun was so soft and fluffy and most important, the pork belly, it just melts in your mouth!!! And the sauce was kind of sweet which bind everything together. It was so good!

Nagasaki Slider with ebi prawn $8

The prawn was crispy but I think I prefer my baos with pork belly.

Chefs 6 skewers (pork belly, thigh, wing, lamb,
chicken skin, chicken heart) $24
We ordered the chefs 6 skewers and was a bit puzzled with the plate only arrived with 1 on a bed of cabbage. The waitress explained that the yakitori is cooked in different times so will come out separately.

The first one that came out was the lamb which was a bit gamey so if you don't like lamb at the best of times, don't try this!

The pork belly like the ones in the bao, melted in my mouth and gotta love chicken wings!

Chicken thighs which was succulent and delicious with the spices on top. 

We had to wait for awhile for the chicken skin to come out, so I forgot to take a pic!! It was definitely worth the wait, so crispy covered with sweet sauce.

House made sizzling gyoza $17
Careful when eating these yummy gyoza because they literally come out on a sizzling plate! They were packed with flavour inside the thin wrapping.

Miso Eggplant $6
Oh man! This was the bomb! Sweet eggplant and the tasty miso sauce is the perfect combo.

Taro Chips with Aonori $9

While waiting, too many tables ordered this so we HAD to try it and also I love taro. This was soft and very moreish.

South Aus Calamari with its ink aioli $17
By the time the calamari arrived, I was already quite full but still managed to fit some into my stomach. They were lightly battered and the aioli was a bit salty.

Sleeping Dragon (Honey Ume Shu) 75ml $11
For drinks, we first tried the sleeping dragon which was sweet but so smooth to drink.

Hotel "Plum" (Yuzu Wine) 75ml $9
I LOVED this, yuzu in anything is good :) It's tangy and went great with all the food we ate.

Chaco Bar gets busy so remember to book! Because it was full house on a Friday night, it was very hard to get the waitresses attention. But what matters is the food, I would come here again and I do want to try their ramen which is available at lunch time Wed-Sat.


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Scarbourough Hotel - Lunch with a Stunning View

Eatery: The Scarborough Hotel
Address: 383 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Scarborough NSW 2515
Phone:(02) 4267 5444
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm and Weekend 9am - 5:30pm
Must Try: Angus Beef Burger

Angus Beef Burger, Cheese, Caramelised Onion, Beetroot, Leaf and Chips
Delicious patty with sweet onion and melted cheese oozing out makes this burger really moreish. It's even more enjoyable when having it with a beautiful view.

The patty was succulent and perfectly cooked. Along with the melted cheese and beautifully sweet onion, it was finished in no time!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Buffalo Dining Club - Leave the cheese wheel on the table please :)

Restaurant: Buffalo Dining Club
Address: Address: 116 Surrey Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Phone:(02) 9332 4052
Trading Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Must Try: Spaghetti Caccio e Pepe

Pasta in a cheese wheel YESSSSSS! I'm in heaven.

Large Truffle Mozzarella Donut $30 with Spinach, Poached Pears,
Crumbed Eggplant and Cauliflower ($2.50 each)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Butler - Delicious meal and cocktails with a view

Eatery: The Butler
Address: 123 Victoria St Potts Point NSW 2011
Phone: 8354 0742
Opening Hours: Monday - Tuesday 4:00pm-11:00pm; Wednesday - Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am; Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
Must Try: Tabasco prawns, mango salsa, coconut quinoa

Finally trying The Butler out after seeing so many pictures on social media. It is located in Potts Point/The Cross and are owned by the Applejacks who operates Bondi Hardware, SoCal and The Botanist. I came at near end of March for a super belated work Christmas party which started off with rounds of cocktails!!

The menu is extensive so we decided to have the chef's picked banquet menu which was $55pp.

Cured meats, rillettes, pate, pickles, toast

Monday, April 06, 2015

Pu'er - Dumplings and Eggplant!

Restaurant: Pu'er
Address: 20a Danks Street, Waterloo NSW 2017
Phone: (02) 8399 1331
Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 12:00-3:00 pm, 6:00-10:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12:00-10:00 pm
Must Try: Buddha's palm eggplant and 
Spicy Prawn Dumplings

Usually when I go yum cha with my family, mum will order Pu'er to go with the dumplings. I always thought Pu'er was just another type of tea leaf but Quinton explained that it's fermented hence the taste is so strong.
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