Monday, August 31, 2009

No 9

This Sunday June and I planned to visit the new cafe that I knew about it from Australian Gourmet Traveller "No 9" in Potts Point

only outside.. seems to be beautiful already.

small yet classy vintage style (is this call vintage?)

We got seats upstair.. seems pretty hard to get a table.

June's Hot chocolate . The real dark chocolate putting in velvet steammed milk, I like it but its too bitter for her.

My skinny cappucino.. average.

We asked them for thier signature dish.. The wait staff said ''of course pancake'' Here we go !

I like June in this photo..very pretty :)

Me? mm.......

Pancake with rose-honey syrup and clotted cream $12

money shot? but doesn't look so special..hehe

Yummm ! The texture was different from normal pancake I have tried before.. like they fry it in lots of butter (or oil). Its crispy at the edge and a bit chewy (in a good way) in the middle.. The clotted cream was very nice.

Beautiful Toilet !!!

No 9
Shop 2, 9 Ward Av., Potts Point 2011 NSW


Last Thursday was Ping's birthday, we went to JuJu, Japanese restaurant in Kingcross cuz we heard that they are pretty okey. Since I told everyone that I have to sleep at 9 pm. during weekday.. so everyone had to have early bithday party.. lol

Colourful menu.

The restaurant is open at 6.30 pm and we went there that time, just 1 table there. After about 20 mins.. full house !

Sashimi Mix (main size) $27.00 Fresh, pretty good compared with price.

Spider-roll $15.80 Inside-out roll filled with fried soft shell crab.. prefer rolls at Makoto.

Tempura mix $14.50 ..nothing special

Grilled Unagi $9.00..

Ping & Tan

Ta & Ja

Okonomiyaki $9.80 The sauce was far too salty.

Chicken kara-age $ 8.80 mmm... prefer the one at Ton ton (why I always compare with other restuarants ? haha)

Miso cheese chicken $ 16.00 Everyone said that this dish was weird..

P'Ta made the banoffi with strawberry for Ping.. sorry I had no time to bake one for you..

I was too full, only had this for 2 spoons..

For my point of view, I think this place is not bad but I don't think I will go again.

Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Shop 320, Bayswater Rd. Kings Cross NSW 2011
Tel : (02) 9357 7100

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lumiere Cafe & Patisserie

Last 2 weeks I always went out with Ping for nice meals... Actually this Saturday we planned to have ricotta hotcake at Bill's but had to wait for 25 minutes for the seats and we were too hungry so we decided to head to Lumiere where we walked pass by when we went to Kawa last week.

also very busy... packed of people who love breakfast like us ^ ^

Hot chocolate and skinny cappuccino. I was so jealous when saw Ping's hot chocolate.. bigger than mine ><>

Sour cherry danish.. so good ! very flaky and buttery..

Scrambled free range eggs on toasts $9.5 extra bacon $3 and grilled tomato $3

We shared 2 of those and so full ... The food was nice, service was great. The wait staff was smiling when saw us took lots of photos.

At another end of cafe, there is patisserie section, its open kitchen so you can see what they are making.. so cool ! ( I also sent my resume here, but chef said they already had 2 people will come for trail)

Lots of pastries, cakes, sandwiches and breads..

full house !

I took away blueberry muffin and chocolate chips brioche... super nice. I ate muffin for dinner, first bite, I was like ''wow, I wanna try every flavours and wanna have it everyday lol. The top was crispy and very veyr moist inside.. The brioche was lovely aswell, good quality of chocolate.. I definitely go there again for more pastries..

Lumiere Cafe & Patisserie
Shop 13 425 Bourke St., Surry Hills 2010 NSW
Tel: (02) 9331 6184

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kawa II

Last time I went to Kawa with Ayla, this time I took Ping to have brunch on Saturday...

Orange, lemon and ginger juice (obviously not mind, I rarely drink healthy fruit

My hot chocolate (that's day I just recovered from Reflux, couldn't drink coffee yet) but its not my hot chocolate type... and the down point, they use plastic cup.

Egg florentine with smoked salmon.



We shared the eggs..hehe

Long time never eat Eggs for breakfast, since normally I always have breakfast alone, and the egg dish is too big for me.

Even breakfast we still had dessert, banana caramel tart (aka banoffie), not bad.

Kawa cafe
348a Crown St. Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel : (02) 9331 6811

Friday, August 28, 2009

Black Star Pastry II

This time I took 3 girls to Black Star Pastry ... The place was too busy then we decided to take away but after that we saw the seats outside.. ok, let's have a seat there.

Our treasure box !

Pumpkin & Zucchini muffin.. This muffin was so healthy and delicious !

Chocolate caramel tart

Cannele and Coconut macaroon

Ayla was cutting into 4 pieces for us.



Macaron was a bit difficult to cut..

I had the Canelle first time in Thailand and this was my 2nd time.. very interesting texture.

Chocolate ganache was lovely but the caramel part was too sweet for my liking.

Mission completed !

Black Star Pastry
277 Australia Street, Newtown
Tel: +61 (02) 9557 8656