After I found my twin stomach, Jenny, we took some times to meet each other. She works so near, just 1 block from my house so we met at the bus stop and took the bus to Din Tai Fung... (its last month..sorry I blog too late, Jenny..hehe)
I was very nervous before meeting her, it was just like I gonna meet superstar..haha, really. Cuz I was only saw her via the blog.. So excited when you got chance to meet the person who inspire you.. When I saw her waiting for me at the bus stop.. hehe...so cute lol.
It didn't take long time for waiting since we were okey to share the table with others.
Din Tai Fung Vegetarian Delight. I had this before and I like it.
Xiao Long Bao (Steamed pork dumplings)
Spicy Pork & Vegie Dumplings with Noodles. I wanted to try this for long time. The sauce was nice and spicy ( it reminds me of Indo mee sauce..hahahaha) but I don't like the dumpling filling.
We had Steamed Taro Dumplings for dessert. Jenny said it would be better if there are some chunck of taro inside, give more texture. Yeah, I agree.
Panda & Beansprout.
It was very nice meeting you, actually I want to talk a lot more but as I said, I was very nervous...lol... I hope we got chance to meet each other again, thanks Jenny :)
It was my second time going to Paddington Saturday Market.. After finishing window shopping (actually there is no window at the market :P), I was no idea where I should have my breakfast.. Just randomly walked, and I found... Quatrro Passi
By seeing many people having coffee, it proved me that this cafe shouldn't be bad. Somemore, I saw the sign of coffee quide 2009 on the wall, if I am not mistaken, this place got 4 or 4.5 beans for rating.
Skinny Cappuccino, nice !
Toasted Blueberry and banana bread with butter at the side ( I like this cuz I can control an amount of butter myself)
The banana bread was just perfectly toasted, very moist and crisp outside.. haha. Maybe its my bias, even banana bread was very good.
Many people were having big breakfast but too much for me, next time I should take friends here too.
The service is very friendly, made me really enjoy my adventurous meal.
Again, we went to the place since March, the time that Boon seems to be famous among every blogs. Of couse I wouldn't miss it :) About to finish school, Nicole raised up an idea about going somewhere after class. I told her about Boon and she said she tried it (it is near her house). So there were 3 of us: Billy, Nicole and me.
The real place is different from what I thought when seeing in other blogs.. don't know how different..just different..haha
When you go inside, a big long table of chocolate.. my face was smiling.
The packaging is cute.
Don't you think so?
We went up stair, it was a bit dark and got only a couple sitting at that time.
It took us awhile reading menu and decided what we should get.
We ordered 2 kinds of hot chocolate drink. Nicole and I got the same thing and Billy got the different one. Sorry it was too long till I couldn't remember which one tasted like. Only remember that one has a stronger cocao taste and another one got a hint of flower.
Grenada (South America) Chocolate origin espresso $7.50 - served with a Boon praline and chocolate
Madagasca (West Africa) Chocolate origin espresso $7.50 - served with a Boon praline and chocolate mousse
Happy with all pretty desserts !
We had some desserts to share. Chef told us that the Petit Tarte au Chocolat basically is the rich petite chocolate tart. Sounds good, we ordered it.
Petit Tarte au Chocolat (Orange Blossom) $9.00
It is incredibly tiny ! We all were laughing when it came. It was about 1 bite size.
We devided it into three super small pieces. Yumm.. It tasted great, rich, chocolaty and the crust was so short. (but it was very pricey, $9.00 compare with the size) Anyway, I think the chocolate tart recipe from LCB is still not inferior.
The 3 small moulded chocolate came in a set of chocolate drinks.
Lien, white chocolate ganache infused with anise and vanilla beans
SAIGON, milk chocolate ganache infused with fresh lemongrass
Balsamico, an adventurous blend of strawberry and balsamic vinegar
We ordered another dish !
Belgian waffles with vanilla bean ice cream and Boon chocolate sauce $10.50
Money shot !
It was good, waffle was warm and delicious with the ice cream and high quality of chocolate sauce. (but I love Max Brenner's Waffle ^o^)
Can you see the tart in my hands? It was small I told you.
That day I thought we were sick of chocolate..hahaha
Boon Chocolate 251 Victoria St Darlinghurst 2010 Ph: (02) 9356 8876
Why cafe? I love food, coffee and pastries (actually everything edible) so I want here to be my own place collecting all my beautiful food experience. Trained as a pastry chef and have been working in an industry for 2 years , I still need to learn a lot more.
And why Beansprout? haha, ask me and then I will tell you :)