Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saint-Germain French Patisserie

Randomly found this place, have heard about it from Sydney Foodie guide. The place is small, like you won't really know that it is there.

France - feeling interior

There are 2 display cabinets; one is cakes and one is savoury...The savoury looks so tempting while the cake side was filled about half, still too early maybe.

Mararons is everywhere I reckon.

We were not really hungry, I chose this interesting sugar puff, the real one was really big. And omg, it was so nice, flaky, sweet, buttery... just nice !

My friends ordered coffee and hot chocolate. They said it was just alright.

Cake and sweets.. pretty cheap.

I came back again in the week after, had the salmon crepe, quite nice. The pain au choclate was very good. But the coffee... ... I will come here only for baked stuff.

Saint-Germain French Patisserie
88 Rosehill St., Sydney NSW 2016
Tel : (02) 9319 7161

Sunday, August 15, 2010

FourAteFive (again)

First time I came here, it was not this busy. Since FourAteFive was in Timeout magazine.. There were such a long queue in front of the cafe at 10 am.

Before I saw the Zumbo's passionfruit tarts on the display.. now no more?

This barista make a really good coffee.

Bonsoy Mocha

OMG, one of the best mocha I had, I wish it would be bottomless.

Baked Eggs : Moroccan baked eggs with almond flake servied with grilled sourdough

ordered this one again since Ping & Ball had never tried it yet.

Banana Pancake with strawberries and cherry ice cream

It was good, the banana was not too strong even Ping who doesnt like banana enjoyed this dish.

Ping & Ball

Four Ate Five
485 Crown St., Surry Hills, 2010
Tel : (02) 9698 6485

Saturday, August 14, 2010


One day while I was google-ing about Bacco, I found one nice review and that was the first time I knew this beautiful blog. After awhile, in Chocolate Suze's bday party, we (Heidi and I) saw one girl was standing alone. She said it was her first time in Food blogger meeting, "so do I" said me. After I knew what her blog is... aha, "Oh Monica, I am Ja from Bacco" :P

Some people when you first meet, you can tell that ... "umm.. I like this person." That's why I asked her to go try some places together :)

Blancharu was one of the places I had wanted to go but kept forgetting. Even better when Monica told that there was a special promotion to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary, throughout the month of August they had a special 6 Course Anniversary Degustation for just $65. (I know this post was way behind ^ ^'')

Anniversary Degustation Menu

Mineral water.

There were 2 types of bread to choose from ; French onion & plain. I started with the former one. Nicely warm, reminded me of French onion soup.

The atmosphere was easy and relaxing (French Japanese restaurant). Most customers were Japanese which was a good sign.

First course : Pacific Oysters with Tosazu Jelly

Wow, these oysters were huge ! One mouthfull was definitely not enough. Oyster itself was very plump and juicy, the Tosazu jelly was made with soy sauce, vinegar and dashi (info from Monica :P). Very clean and refreshing dish.

Second course : Black Truffle with Prosciutto on a Sunny Side Up Egg

Oh my, the Truffle serving was so generous, definitely better for your pocket than the one at Vue de Monde. The Truffle aroma was definitely noticeable.

I love that they served it in the skillet, how cute !

Nut & I


The egg white looks dry but its not. The Prosciutto, the cheese and the runny yolk made the dish so perfect. Happy happy me!

Third course : Foie Gras "Chawanmushi" with Dashi Broth

This dish (or cup) I tell you... Looks simple but it was the winner ! Once it was served at the table, smelled really good. But not yet.. you can't imagine how good it can be until your first spoon. Everyone was silent !

It was so creamy yet light, just melt in your mouth. The Foie Gras flavour was subtle and didn't left any gritty feeling. The Dashi broth was season perfectly, the added lime zest made this so beautiful.... I really want you to see how funny when we kept eating this one silently lol

My second round : plain bread, I personally prefer this to the onion one.

Fourth course : Poisson du Jour

Fish of the day : pan seared blue eye cod with braised fennel, fennel creme and bisque broth. Unfortunately the fish was a bit dry but I like the rest of the dish.

Fifth course : Lamb Ragout, Parsnip Mash & Hatcho Miso

The serving here is so generous. I was quite stuffed at this stage. The lamb was very tender but nothing special about it, quite a decent dish.

Sixth course : Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream & Macerated Strawberries

No matter how full we were, of course we were still looking for dessert.

Nicely gooey inside :)

Mine was not so liquidy as Nut's one (as picture) but still fine. The cake was light and spongy different from the normal one I had tried, Japanse style I guess, which was good for our so-full stomach.

For us, all entrees we had here were Amazing ! (It could be bad since it made us feel that the mains become normal :P). About the price, definitely good value for money..

The service was very polite and friendly, just like typical Japanese ^ ^

1/21 Elizabeth Bay Rd., Potts Point, NSW
Tel : (02) 9360 3555

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Bacco is coming !

Just let you guys see this beautiful clip I got from Brendan (My chef). Also we are opening the second branch soon on Level 3 QVB.. Stay tuned !

Pastry Perfection with Brendan Dewar from Kris Kerehona on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Another best friend's birthday, this time is Ball's. We, The Gang, came to Baia at Darling Harbour.

Not so many people yet when we arrived.

Top, Ball,Tan

Ta, Ping, Ja

Clockwise from top left : Herbs pizza, Anti pasto, Garlic Pizza, Bruschetta

Pasta, risotto and 2 types of pizza :P (too long, couldn't remember)

haha, looks HUGE, rite?


Kangaroo steak, very tender.

Rib eye?

We ordered some cocktails after food..haha, when we are hungry, food always come first :)


Happy happy Ball

P'Ta kindly made us a birthday cake again... this time was strawberry short cake...

Lovely couple :)

P'Ta's products, guaranteed.

Happy Birthday my dear brother :)

The food were quite good, service were friendly and we had a wonderful time.

Cockle Bay Sussex St Sydney NSW 2000
Tel : (02) 9283 3434