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Winkel 43's deep dish apple pie!
Friday, October 2, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
My two picks for breakfast were the chocolate croissant and the classic Cinnamon Snail. Despite having some of the best layers for a croissant, the lack of an intense butter aroma made the usually decadent chocolate croissant very dull. It definitely needed a re-work! It was safe to say that when in Rome, do what the Romans do. So do not eat Croissants in Copenhagen :P!
Monday, August 3, 2015
Whilst I packed a box of goodies for my friends, I only really tried the Choux Pastry and the Chocolate Eclair.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Following the lead of several bloggers such as the Queen of Bad Timing and Nini Foodielicious, my sister and I decided to go have our next sibling meet up here. Coming in around 10.30am, it was relatively quiet and the quirky crew were prompt to have us seated. I love hospitality like that. No overcrowding or queues! One thing for sure though, an empty restaurant can also be a bad signal. Nonetheless, I was not discouraged to try out a few of their offerings.
We started with a hot chocolate for me and a coffee for my sister.If you had your first great drink, and it was the best, then it will be a sensational drink you can brag about. But when you had one too many, it becomes a norm. And trust me, in Australia most places serve very decent coffee and this was one of it. Definitely noteworthy.
As we had already eaten our breakfast, we only ordered a few pastries. There were plenty on offer but I decided to start with a filled doughnut for both my sis and I.
Filled doughnuts. What comes to mind is a fluffy, light, and sweet pastry. When warm, an even more delectable treat. The fillings here were nice but the doughnut itself leaves much to be desired. It was not extremely horrible, but for something as bite size as this and for 3 bucks each, I expected a little more finesse. Especially when it comes to the pastry! I wanted something light and fluffy instead of dense.
Chocolate ganache tartOnly two things to get right here, the ganache and the crust. Some things are not best when short but in this case, it was lovely. The crust was short and crumbly despite appearing very dense at first. The ganache was rich and really tasty. However, my sis and I found that there was a slight cherry taste in the ganache which we did not really like. Or perhaps it was a strong cocoa flavor which one gets from a very good quality dark chocolate. However, it was not stated dark chocolate ganache so? ? ?! Not bad but not the best. Bourke St. Bakery @ Surry Hills still wins hands down! In Perth, I go to Harvest Espresso in Victoria Park. Their tarts are always a sell out!
Last but not the least was Mary Street Bakery’s Peanut Butter Cup. For my sister and I, this was the sole reason we came here for coffee today. In comparison with the original Reese peanut butter cups, this one was at least 3 times larger!But what is form without substance? Fortunately, this was pretty damn yummy. The top bit was a milk chocolate disk which was sweet followed by a peanut butter mousse filling. The saltiness of the creamy peanut butter brought the best out of the chocolate. To finish, a bitter base to ensure a complete experience that is not as cloying as what it could have been. Over all, a yummy bite but I was not blown! In fact, it is the first time that I am eating a peanut butter cup in a non-Reese form. Happy :)!
Mary Street Bakery has been a very good host for my morning tea with sis. The service was pretty good and we enjoyed a long chat for over an hour. The pastries on offer is a bit of a hit and a miss depending on what you order, but none is too bad. However, if expectations are high, you might be disappointed. In my opinion, Mary St. Bakery is definitely a place worth visiting! Would like to come back for their sandwiches next time. The couple next to me ordered a sandwich each which made me salivate @@! Nom nom nom!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Toasties, a childhood classic most often associated with crunchy bread, gooey cheese and sometimes, the fabulous fillings that taste so much better piping hot than cold. While most Australians love vegemite, mine is the chili tuna haha. In Perth, a new cult following dedicated to toasties had led to a craze that drive people to Toastface Grillah. Obscurely located in an back alley, this hidden eatery does not find people but instead people find them. So how does a shop with a single sandwich press, recycled looking furniture and bread drive droves of people to their little eatery? I wonder!
Décor is nothing more than a few pillows, random wooden benches and stools. Definitely feels like a place cool enough to hangout! Over toasties if anyone is keen? haha.
As we got in, we got served real friendly and my mate were thrown by their coffee prices that were totally whack. $3 espresso and a large coffee for $4. That is a bargain.Flavor wise, apparently decent coffee but a little stingy on the cocoa for the cappuccino. I am no coffee drinker so I shall abstain from commenting :P! Comments were from AC and Bel :)!
Between the few of us, we shared four toasties!Pear Grillz @ $9 was blue cheese, pear and lime chutney sandwiched between two cinnamon toast. Lightly burnt cinnamon flavor was yummy but blue cheese was a little underwhelming. When I order blue cheese, the flavors has got to be SLAM. Not mediocre. I love cheese and this for me was a little disappointing. But hey, good attempt!
Chili and Cheese @ $7; cheddar, paprika and chiliChili and cheese? Match made in heaven. With bread? I will give it a try. This was a pretty damn good bite. I loved how the paprika added a little smokiness to the salty cheddar. The chilies will definitely be potent for most. But I could probably go up one notch. Especially when it is tasty :)! What not to expect though is some fancy chili bean filling. This here is a simple pleasure my friend
Apple & Gouda @ $8; gouda, ham, onion and appleAs much far as I know, the gouda is those big yellow barrels in the supermarket! This Dutch cheese was good but for me, the highlight here was the subtle onion aroma this toastie emits even before taking a bite! This was actually pretty nice. But is it the best? Definitely not.
Danny Zuccho @ $9; brie, zucchini, prosciutto This for us was THE crowd pleaser. The brie had the typical flavors without any hard rind bits. This was joy to the mouth! What made this a standout was the prosciutto. It had a distinct flavor which sets it apart from the typical ham. It is slightly salty yet sweet in its own way and was paired perfectly with the creamy brie. Zucchini for me added bulk which was nice but definitely not something I would consider refreshing. Yums :)!
Toastface Grillah despite being the new kid on the block has rose to fame with its motivation to serve simple pleasure food. Affordable coffee here is a plus but that does not make up for its pricey toasties haha. For me, its hits were definitely more than misses. In fact, almost no misses were spotted. Displeasures were merely fixable flaws due to quantity judgment. Would I come here again is definitely a question that needs answering. My visit here today was one of curiosity and hype. I would not pledge my loyalty to toasties but when a craving kicks in, everyone knows that the only cure to one is to satisfy it. This instance is such that will get me back here for sure. Its gooey cheese, delicious filling makes it hard to deny. For me, holding a hot toastie on winter is like a portable ramen. Minus the noodles and the amount but every bit as hearty to fight the winter gloom!