Friday, September 25, 2009

Clipper Cafe II

Again Ping and I came to Clipper on last Saturday. We planned that after breakfast we wanted to go Glebe market to buy some dresses but we were so disappointed that the market was closed T_T

Rainy day that was why Clipper didn't so packed of people as usual.

Skinny Cappuccino & Hot Chocolate

Just like this shot ^ ^''

Toasted banana with ricotta and berries compote $8

Don't know how to tell you how ooh-and-aah we were when this dish came.. Look amazingly tempting. The colour of the berries.. I am craving now !

Just couldn't stop taking picture of it..hahaha

Again, same bicycle.

When we were taking pictures, the barista brought this cup of coffee to us and said that "take picture of this" Wow, so cool !!!

It was so so so so so gooooood!!!!

My new book.. just started to read for a few pages :D

I definitely came back for the same dish.. yum !

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Toby's Estate

K' J, June's boyfriend came to Sydney for holiday. They got the coffee business in Thailand so I took them to try one of Sydney famous coffee establishment, Toby's estate.

Not only great coffee, they also provide lots of gourmet tea.

Latte for June.

Cappuccino for Ja

Espresso for K'J (haha.. we are all ''J'')

Bircher Muesli, natural muesli served with fresh apple juice, honey, mixed berries and yoghurt $8

Super refreshing, the real thing looks a lot better than the picture. I really like it (but always go for the unhealthy one if I have to choose.. lol)

French toast with bacon and mape syrup.. (was in my wishlist for long time)

See the bacon? they made it in interesting shape.. super delicious !!!! The bread was thick and big so it wasn't soak the syrup too much to make you feel sick of sweet. The saltiness of bacon and sweetness of syrup.. 2 thumbs up !

The only thing I can complain was the bacon was too little.. haha

Toby's Estate Head Office, Roastery, Cafe & Tea Emporium
32-36 City Road, Chippendale NSW 2008
Tel : (02) 9211 1459

Clipper Cafe

Recently Clipper cafe is another hits among coffee lovers. Situated in my area, the cafe was catched my eyes since it was opened but at that time no one reviewed about it yet and I am not adventurous... afraid to try.

After saw the beautiful review about clipper, I of course couldn't miss out. This post combines 3 of my visits.

Such a lovely, charming white-ish place decorated with green and wooden table... you definitly see the bicycle hanging on the wall in every reviews.. hehe

My first time was alone, sipping the cup of cappuccino and strawberry mascapone muffin at the window table.

The muffin was fluffy and moist by mascarpone chees. The coffee, on the otherhand, was a bit disappointing as it was spilled out when being served.

However, since there are so much great things about Clipper, I gave it another chance, took my friend there again.
The cafe is always busy everytimes I go there.

My skinny cappuccino. Even this time it looks so normal but it tasted great and was better than last time. (My friend said maybe it is my bias since last time I was alone and this time I got her to be my company...hahaha)

Baked Eggs with Napoli, Fetta, Spinach and Lamb sausage $10
I really like it, the napoli sauce was tangy, the fetta was creamy, the spinach gave it a texture and the lamb sausage had a saltiness and meaty flavour, all made this dish completed. Oh, and the garlic bread was so good :D

See how big of the dish compared with my face.. we shared it.

Then we chose 2 more desserts. Friand was okey for me but the portuguese tart was disappointed.

Third time.... we were there after had breakfast at Toby's estate, Chippendale, still full so we didn't order much.

Our coffee

We tried Baked eggs with Mushrooms, Fetta and Spinach. (just like last dish but got mushrooms instead of sausage). I prefer the lamb sausage one, just because I felt the taste was too healthy for me.

Ummmmmmm... I will come back for other menu :)

Clipper Cafe
16 Glebe Point Rd., Glebe NSW 2037
Tel : (04) 1180 0063

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Omnivore’s Hundred

Very interesting, I was tagged by my friend on Facebook.. It's quite fun, let's try :)

According to , follow these instruction!

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

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The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal : haha.. never tried it as a meal lol
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

It is funny that some food I am very familiar but can't remember I got try or not.. and there is nothing that I don't wanna try.. hahahaha

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yellow Bistro

Sorry for lacking of blogging.. just so tired lately from working.. Last month I went to this place "Yellow bistro'' top 5 of patisseries voted by Time Out Sydney Magazine .

Just ''a must shoot'' shot..haha

Skinny Cappuccino and hot chocolate.. My coffee was great. ( I personally like this shape of cup)

My date ^ ^

Croque Madame : pan fried batard, ham, egg, Heidi gruyere, rocket and chilli jam $18.50

We asked the waitstaff for the recommended dish.. ''Croque Madame'' said she. It was sooo good... Taste was a lot better than the picture. Their croque madame is different from others, with the egg hidden inside the bread.

The batard was lightly buttered and pan fried perfectly. About the filling was so tasty, creamy and cheesy (not too much). The saltyness of the ham when mix with the gooey yolk came to perfection. The chilli jam was the kick ! I tell you this dish brought us the moment of happiness.. hahahaha

We shared the main :D

and of course, sweet ! The famous Strawberry and mascapone cake $12.50

We were a bit surprised (and a bit disappointed) when found the coconut was in the sponge (both of us don't like coconut in baked goods) but this cake was still good. The coconut sponge was light, the strawberry coulis was tangy which helped our palete don't sick of the richness of mascapone cheese. Oh yah, the cracking caramelized sugar on top was also one of the great component of this cake.

The beauty of goodies !

My chef said I should try the lemon tart and date tart aswell..He think they are very nice. I will try it next time ( probably take away cuz a lot cheaper than dine in..haha) But actually we were impressed by savoury than dessert this time.

Yellow Bistro & Food Store
57 Macleay StPotts Point 2011 NSW
Phone: (02) 9357 3400