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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bites: Typika Artisan Roasters @ Claremont

Typika Artisan Roasters have been around for awhile now.  Being the talk of the town, I was keener than ever to give this newcomer a go. Coming in, the crowd was decent but the dining area was just simply superb.  Right from the door step, it was airy with heaps of seat making finding one a bliss.  Comparatively other smaller venues like Tuckshop and Harvest Espresso still pack heaps of quality and in some ways still give a nice indie feel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASmall vertical garden by the dining area


The food that we had this morning was pretty good.  For myself, I called the spiced beef benedict @ $18.50.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe poached eggs were perfect.  As for the harissa hollandaise, absolutely sensational.  Its flavors hit all the right notes.  It was salty, sour and sweet all with a hint of spice.  For most parts I loved this dish that Typika served me.   However though, I found that the amount of pulled beef were rather miniscule.  It was spread so thin, it felt as if there was something they wanted to hide.  But in actuality the beef was moist and tender.  This for me was a bummer.  A big one too.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Huevos Rancheros @ $16 was my sister’s pick.  It look gorgeous the moment it hit the table.  Micro herbs on the perfectly runny 62 degree egg looked absolutely stunning.  I was sold.  But does it deliver?  In terms of flavor, the spiced tomato mix had the ripeness and at the same time, the acidity to give my palate a kick .  Mixing the egg in, my sis and I found that it did not really turn out the way its description suggests it should.  The egg in no way thickened the dish.  Instead, it became runnier.  Not bad nevertheless.  But if you come in hungry, I think you might go out hungry too.  For my sis whom is a small eater, she found the dish to be lacking in bulk.  Perhaps some beans or another egg should be present.  As is, it just was not enough.



If you had something light before your meal and needed to meet someone for  a meal, Typika Artisan Roasters top my list of places to continue brunch.  A list I have just made up.  In fact, I was once told by a girl that she felt hungry after having lunch too.  In the end, the food on the plate just did not feel quite substantial.  The taste though, was far from disastrous.  It was beautiful and in terms of flavors, it delivered.  More important than not, the food here was not typical at all.  It was pretty good.  Perhaps a heap more pulled beef?  Or perhaps some beans would have made our meal complete.  Ok, I have probably ranted enough.  But am I right?  You go there and tell me :)!



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