Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chef’s Palette, Strathfield

All right, this one is in Strathfield itself. A number of times, on weekend morning, there is nothing better to get up early morning and go for an awesome breakfast.  Specially when you are all groggy, hair unkempt and all you need is a good coffee and a hearty breakfast.

Chefs Palette is right at the heart of Strathfield Square. Nice interiors, and gets quite busy in the morning. I have gone there quite a few times and the last time with a close friend of mine. Ordered the egg michelle, and a bacon and egg role. The Eggs michelle is a perfectly looking dish, on a brioche bun, along with American cheese and a very creamy scrambled egg on top of it. Its topped with sriracha sauce and trust me, its perfect. Very creamy scrambled egg.

The bacon and egg role, when I ordered, I thought it would be a simple bin with bacon and egg. On the contrary, it was a French baguette. I ordered it with the barbeque sauce and the aioli. Boy it was creamy and delicious. Very different and yet, very fulfilling.

On another occasion, I have had the corn and zucchini fritters, which gets served with the avo, rockets and two or three fritters, topped with poached egg and a tomato relish. Another good one, as I love the fritters although, there is always a wishful thinking for the poached tomatoes to be hot.

The baked egg or the shakshuka are quite good as well.  Small little pot with tomato relish and chorizo, capsicum and a poached egg and piece of sourdough. Just goes great to break the poached egg and the egg yolk running out, mixing with the parmesan cheese. The sourdough just gets heavenly when you dip it in all of this and put in your mouth for a heavenly combination. The only two cents of my opinion is that the tomato base for the shakshuka is a bit sour and wishful thinking is if it could have had a bit of salt and chilli, then it would be perfect.

Coffee and cakes are standard. All in all, in Strathfield, if I am on a weekend and don’t want to go far to eat, then this is the place for me and again will recommend for casual lazy breakfast.

Shops 3-4, 12 Churchill Avenue, Strathfield, Sydney 02 8756 5015

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Meat and Wine Co., Barangaroo

All right, this one is about Meat and wine co, one of the restaurants, I have always wanted to visit. Why? Well, to begin with, its right next door to my office and a look at the menu, has always had me drooling, especially the look at the slow cooked lamb shoulder dish. So finally, when a colleague and a very close friend of mine, decided to quit her job, it was only a fitting venue for the farewell lunch.
 
To begin with, the interiors are top notch. Very classy and modern. I just love the interiors. Very chic, urban and upscale. If there is fanfare about the latest addition to Sydney’s skyline Barangaroo, all the jazz, glitz and glamour comes together in a venue like the meat wine co. An entire wall with wine bottles, natural finish wooden designs, wooden stairs. A view overlooking the construction area may sound weird but .

They have this Lets Lunch menu, which is $40 for 2 courses and $ 50 for three courses. There are a number of entrée, main course and deserts to choose from. I have been told that this place is really good for stakes, although, I cant comment as I have tried them.
 
To begin with I ordered the Szechuan Calamari. This was wow! Crispy and crunchy coating on the outside and soft calamari inside, which is cooked to perfection. Comes with a dipping sauce. Loved it.
 
Next came the mains. There was the option for either a couple of stakes, or the lamb shoulder, Chicken Milanese, a salmon filet or the prawn mac and cheese. I decided to go for the Lamb Shoulder. Well, it came in with barley, roasted pumpkin, cherry tomatoes and with three big chunks of lamb on the periphery and topped with some creamy yougurt and harrissa sauce. Well, to begin with, the dish looked great and very modern. Taste wise, the lamb was cooked great and to perfection. The roast pumpkin was good and the barley was descent as well. Overall, the meal was good, well cooked and well presented, but to me, it probably didn’t hit the spot. Maybe it was the combination of things together. Let’s say, I liked eating, but given a next time, I would probably try something else. My friends who had the stake, seemed to love the stake.
 
The desert we had the option of crème brulee, apple pie or the amaretto frangipane. I ordered the crème brulee and it was amazing. It comes with a biscuit of either mandarin and chocolate or the double coffee flavour. I opted for the mandarin and chocolate  biscuit. Crunchy on the top and heavenly out of the word.

For my friends who ordered the apple pie, they probably found it average but did expect and crunchy which wasn’t the case here.

All in all, the lunch menu is great. Would I visit again? Yes, most definitely. Id love to try out the other menu items.
 
Ground level, International Tower One,100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, Sydney
02 8629 8888

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Al Afrah Sweets, Punchbowl

All right, every time I am in Punchbowl to eat a meal in Jasmine 1, I have to visit Al Afrah. A quick walk across the street, Al Afrah is this bright white shop which specialises in Sweets. Specifically in Baklava and middle eastern delights.

As you go in, there is a never ending counter filled with different variations of baklava. Like a Kid I start with saying, just one and I end up filling the box with a mixed varieties of all the sweets. To begin with there is Baklava, which comes in multiple shapes. The basic, thin cylindrical ones, followed by the square open ones, the round ones.

Then there these sweets which have a coconut base and topped with chocolate, or pistachios. There is also the one which resembles like the Indian Burfi, with a chocolate layer on the top.

They have these sweets which resembles Jalebi's in India, except that I think Jalebis are better.

Overall, I cant say enough, this is an awesome sweet shop. My favourites are the regular baklava in all shapes, and the ones with pistachio on a brown base. I don't particularly like the coconut base ones, as the coconut is too dense. The shop also has cakes, pastries and turkish delight. I don't think there is ever a visit to Jasmine 1 where I eat Lebanese food and then not go to Al Afra. Al Afra is a must. And its not really expensive. A mxed box of sweets is like $10- $15.

Highly recommended.

751 Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl, Sydney        (02) 9708 2774

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Little Nepal, Burwod

All right,

Little Nepal has been there for ages and I have written previously on this little eatery in Burwood. Today I write for this one again, because I usually seem to visit on Tuesdays particularly.

This eatery has changed management a few times, but its always consistent. On Tuesdays, I am usually a vegetarian and I usually prefer to cook home. Why? Because vegetarian dishes are usually the regular greasy curry's. I usually prefer in Tuesdays to have something which is light, mildly spiced and interesting. And that is exactly why I visit Little Nepal.

They do this vegetarian Thali. Now for my non Indian readers, Thali is basically a plate with all the dishes in small portions arranged for eating. In this case, the vegetarian thali has the basic rice, along with a dal. the Dal is the green and black daal, cooked beautifully. Its like a home dal, not spicy at all. Along with it is the pickled potato, which is cold diced potatoes, slightly tangy. I love this one. Along with it comes the sautéed greens, which a simple spinach, stir fried in garlic and a red chilli. Last little bowl has the vegetarian curry, which is a simple curry with cauliflower, beans, potato and mixed veggies.  I do order the pappadums on the sides, although they are deep fried which probably makes me winch.

Overall, I love it and would come here any day for the vegetarian thali. My older blog on Little Nepal is on this link.

http://foodiechatter.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/little-nepal.html

 

The Chicks Seoul Orizin, Chinatown Sydney


All right this one is about this small little fried chicken place in Haymarket. The background, is that I have come here twice and each time, I have been impressed. To begin with, fried chicken is an art. And for lovers of fried chicken, the subtle variations and differences mean the world. There is almost everyone in Sydney that seems to be making fried chicken. From KFC, to hot start, to specialists, literally everyone. Now specifically, the Korean fried chicken is another phenomenon which is happening a lot around the suburb where I stay.
 
Lets get to the point. The things that usually piss me off is firstly when fried chicken is overtly greasy and oily. Now I know how that sounds, you probably think I'm a nut job who want fried chicken without oil. LOL. LMFAO. Well, fried chicken depends upon the batter not being too overpowering, being light and the chicken being fresh and juicy. There a fried chicken like at KFC which is too oily and heavy, and then there is also the Korean fried chicken which they call spicy, but it ends up being sweet and spicy.
 
The Chicks Seoul Orizin at Chinatown is a small little place which does fried chicken, but the best part about it is that it’s quite light. Doesn’t get you overly heavy. The batter is descent and not too overpowering and the chicken is juicy. The reason I visited Seoul Orizin for the second time is because of memory. Good memories that reminded me that the chicken was so light despite being fried. 

The interiors are trendy despite being simple. To begin with, as we sit, we get the small little bowls of starters. There is the obviously kimchi and fish cake. Next, there is the creamy pasta and the mashed potatoes, which was simply heavenly. Just keep on going with it.

The first order is the fire grilled hot and spicy chicken, which is OMG hot. Just the way it should be. When you call it hot, make it hot. Its coated in a spicy hot sauce along with rice cakes. Super hot and lovely. Next we order is the spring Onion Chicken and the Soy and Garlic Sauce. The spring onion chicken is this hot crumbed flaky  and crispy fried chicken, topped with spring onions. Lovely very subtle flavours, not too overpowering. The soy and garlic sauce again, great. Between the two, I prefer the spring onion one and the spicy one. We also ordered the fried dumplings, but to be honest, those were the biggest disappointment- very soggy and not much flavours or test.
 
Price wise, it was okay, not too expensive, and not too cheap. A half plate of fried chicken is about $18 and full plate is about $32.
 

Would I go there again. Yes, most definitely . What's my rating- well, it’s a descent place, I wouldn’t mind visiting again for fried chicken. The fact that its not too heavy is what I like.

Shop 4, 203 Thomas Street, Chinatown
10 AM to 10 PM
Phone number   02 8541 7531
 
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kabul Restaurant

All right. This one is a soecial post. All these years in Sydney and I have had Indian food and avoided Indian food at most places, simply because they are  far outcry from authentic Indian food.Excessive colours, too much spice, too much cream. its just ridiculous. I sometime wonder how people just love going out and eating almost anything anywhere. There are times when the food is too customised to suit the palate of the aussie follks. Anyways, lets get to the point.

There is this little eatery wat Auburn which is called Kabul Restaurant. Now the thing is that this is one of those gems which Id highly recommend It all started when one of my friends and myself while talking iver the phone, he suggested. Located in Auburn and next to Jasmine 1. So it all started one Saturday morning, when me and my partner woke up and we decided to go for our morning brekkie to this place. There is a big kitchen which is just baking bread. Fresh breads and the aroma of the bake is just intoxicating on a cold and sunny morning as you walk by. In our first visit, we ended up ordering the lamb Paya or the trotters and the Nihari. The paya was oh my god aout of the world. perfectly spiced and freshly made early in the morning, this was just the perfect start on a cold morning.  Freshly made, perfectly spiced and a watery soupy curry with all the marrow , coupled with freshly baked naan bread which you dunk into the soup for a purely divine feeling. so this is how it all began. I have come over a few times after that and realised that the paya was one of the best I have had inSydney. Now the thing is that during Ramzaan, I tried the Haleem, biryani and paya at a number of places. Now when I ended up at Kabul restaurant to try the food during Ramzaan, there was a surprise. They do this buffet.The buffet costed $16 and this was a crazy price. As I started the food, there was fried chicken, lamb paya, beef nihari, Chicken Handi curry, Lamb curry, Chicken Biryani,. For the vegr=tarians, there was a palak curry and chana daal. stacks of fresh bread and plain rice, along with pakodas, fresh fruits and kheer.  All this for an unbeleivable $16. Now lets start with the food. The food is unbeleivable and sesnsational.It is undoubtedly one of the best Indiaan food I have had. When you listen to Kabul, you think it is Afghan food, but then when you chat with the owner, it is actually a specific area in Pakistani. The flavours are so amaing. Usually when we have so many curries, we tend to not make out differeence between the curries.Not here. Its so remarkable. For isntace, the Nihari has verydifferent flavour and texture in the curry. The Lamb curry is again heavenly, but the chicken Handi is probably the best. The  fried chciekn is hot and scculent and juicy. The kheer is unbeleivable.

Now post Ramzaan, when I made it here, it seems, this is now a permannet feature in the restaurant. A buffet dinner every Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

All in all, The paya I beleive is the best inSydney I have had, the food is fresh and delicious and the price even more insane.

All in all, Id say, this one comes with  a Highly recommended from Me. This one is for True Foodies- its a cheap Eat and not a fine dine, so remember that. The other thing is that sometime the crowd goes high and in the buffet, the food may get cold. I usually request them to get it warmed or get a fresh reload and they usually oblige.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ume Burger, Barangaroo

A normal day at work and a last minute invite for burgers and who could say no. We head down to Ume Burgers, next to the work at Barangaroo and also next to Belle’s fried chicken. Being a Tuesday, I was trying to be a vegetarian and to my surprise, there was a vegetarian burger available.

I ordered the vegetarian burger- the Kakiage , which came over with a beautiful sesame crusted bun, with a deep fried fritter in the center. Reminded me of the vegetable tempura in the sushi’s available at Hero Sushi. There was a mayo which was slightly different and I have a hunch it had sea weed in it. The slaw and the cheese all, combined together was a great vegetarian burger. I went in thinking it would be a vegetarian patty with potato, and the regular drill of lettuce, mayo and tomato. But being a Japanese burger place, I loved the difference in style, the fritter and the burger overall.
 
The hot chips with umami seasoning was yum and I’d say its very different and Id love to try that again as well.
 
My friends did order the cheese burger as well as the fish burger, and to be honest, I would love to go there another day and try the fried chicken burger or the ume burger another time. Until then, a positive review from and I’d say yes why not- let’s give it a try again.

Wulugul Walk,  Barangaroo NSW 2000

Hours Monday — Saturday11:45am — 10:30pmSunday11:45am — 9:30pm

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Gumnut Patisserie, Bowral

All right another one at Bowral. After our café lunch, we had a bit of a sweet craving and ended up going to the gumnut patisserie, located the main intersection of the town.  The array of cakes and pies look just great. We tried the chocolate tart with salted caramel and the brownie. Both these had a tag of having been presented in some NSW competition. Well, the brownie and the chocolate tart were both just too awesome. Unbelievable and So Awesome! I want to go there again and can’t wait. 
Highly recommended.

Shop 7 Grand Arcade
Bong Bong Street
BOWRAL NSW 2575

Telephone: 48622 819

Opening hours Monday – Sunday 7.30am – 5 pm

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Raw & Wild Market Café, Bowral


All right this one is at Bowral. We were driving by and we stopped over at this cute  and small little village/ town which is famous for  Sir Bradman's museum.  Now today was an exceptionally sunny and yet chilly and windy day. We ended up in the raw & wild market café, which is placed at the starting of the town.  As we enter into the store, there is all kind of beautiful fresh produce – all organic. As you go further into the store, there is the café, comfortable seating both indoors and outdoors. Of course today for lunch, with the winds and chill outside, the seating had to be inside.

As we settled in, to begin with, we started with a cup of hot chocolate and skim latte. The coffee and the hot chocolate were both really good and much needed to warm us up. Looked into the menu and there were a number of vegetarian and vegan options. We were tempted between a number of options- the lasagne, the croquet madam, the burgers. We decided to order the organic lamb burger and the Wild Croquet Madam.

The service is a bit slow. The Lamb burger comes up and it looks wow. It came with this great salad, fries and garlic aioli. The chips were good, with skins and delicious. The fresh wild rocket and the salad had a great crunch and somehow, the veggies and the salad tasted much better, making me think that perhaps organic food is great. The burger on the whole was descent and the lamb was fresh. There was a bit of a strong lamb taste and smell but nonetheless, it was good. Overall, I only hoped that there was a bit more of flavouring. The fresh organic produce undoubtedly was great and the chilli jam and fresh baby tomatos was great as well. But being hard core comfort food junkie who loves and lives to eat his burgers, I only wished that there flavour combination could have been a bit better. Its good to have everything fresh, but if the burger is not greasy and sloppy and cheesy- then not sure what it is. For me, it was just a bit bland.

My partner in crime ordered the croquet madam, which came up with a great salad with beetroot chips which were crunchy and delicious. There was organic sourdough, along with roasted pumpkin, grilled chicken and a sunny side up eggs. Again, very fresh produce, but my partner and I only wished that there was a bit more of flavour to tie the ingredients together.  It was a bit bland to our taste.
 
Most of the mains were in the range of 16 to 20 dollars and the portion sizes were quite good, so felt a bit stuffed as we left.
 
Would we come here again? Most definitely if I am in Bowral, I’d like to visit this place and try a few other things next time. Overall, the fresh organic produce interested me. The taste was probably a 6 on 10 this time.

250 Bong Bong St, Bowral NSW 2576
(02) 4861 3129


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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Nepalese Chef, Homebush

All right, this one is about The Nepalese Chef, situated at Paramatta road, Homebush, right opposite Horse & Jockey Pub. When we came over today evening, we came looking for Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant but were surprised to see the Nepalese Chef. Firstly, parking is a bit difficult to find as the restaurant is bang on the main Parramatta road. We went into one off the streets next to the restaurant and then went on a round. Only after we parked on the street, did we see the boards saying that the parking for the restaurant is behind in the alley. Perhaps a need for better signage and lights near the parking entrance. 
Interiors have been re done, and quite cozy. As you enter, there is a huge wall painted with a scenery. The bar is as it was before, and there is a cute little cozy area which has different lighting etc. May be it’s for functions. The young lady who served us was quite pleasant and charming. We settled in and ordered the chicken Momo’s along with a goat curry, garlic naan, potato pickles and a pulao.
The chicken momo’s were descent. Not the most juiciest but descent and flavoursome. The sauce was okay as well but I have had better momo chutneys. Next we were served the goat curry and rice along with the potato pickle. We were served the food but no plates. As we called the the young man to get us the plates, he asked if we needed the big plates and looked surprised and I found that quite surprising. The food – we the goat curry was okay but I found the quality o goat a bit too chewy and the pieces cut were confusing. The curry in itself was okay- with a prominent flavour of coriander powder, but the meat was just too chewy and the way the meat was cut, it was least enjoyable. The rice was a bit undercooked. The potato pickle was okay again, but the peas in the pickle were a just hard and raw. They should have probably used baby peas.
 
All in all, a disappointment and I am likely not to come here again, or if I do, I would try something else. Opens every day from 5:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
The Nepalese Chef
53 Parramatta Road Homebush NSW
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Siam by the Sea, Port Douglas



All right, a few days into Port Douglas, and we had tried, Aussie brekkie’s, Mexican, Irish pubs, modern Australian, Italian. Last night, tired after a day long drive up to Cape Tribulation and further into the dirt track towards Cooktown, we returned in the evening, settled for a few pints at the local Irish Pub, followed by a long discussion and  a soul searching journey to think what we wanted to eat tonight. No to a lot of things, and it finally settled down to Thai food. Something flavorsome, spicy, and bold flavors, which would hopefully open the chakras of taste on the tongue on this cool, windy, drizzly evening. The best nights in life are when you have the best company, best weather, a few drinks and an amazing food followed by desserts, a drive of the SUV with the windows open alongside the road lined with palm trees on one end and beach on the other.

Well, the plans were perfect and we head into Siam by the Sea, at approx. 8:30 P.M. and looked like a descent place. Casual, seating outside on the pavement as well in the store. Now, we look at the menu and are quite used to ordering the regular fare of chicken satays and money bag. So we order the seared scallops in tamarind sauce. The other starter we order is the prawns crumbed with coconut and  deep fried. For mains, we ordered a stir fry.

When the seared scallops arrived, the presentation was wow. Pretty spectacular and posh. Served in single soup spoons, with a tamarind sauce and seared scallop, it looked pretty amazing.  Taste wise, interesting. A bit sweet, but worth the try.

The fried prawns crumbed with coconut is something I have had a number of places and this one here was no different. Basic shredded coconut, fresh prawns but no flavors. Only a simple sweet chilli sauce by the side. The prawn was fresh, but somewhere, the batter had nothing in it. Just too basic and bland.

The next came our main course. We had decided to go for a stir fry and  not for curry and had asked even for the recommendation from the person serving us as well. The stir fry with basic veggies and prawns, was the biggest disappointment. There was simply no flavor. Just very basic and no taste. We usually get into Thai joints expecting, strong and bold flavors, but to me this place missed the mark. Be it the scallops, or the crumbed prawns and same with the stir fry, all in all, just lacking flavors.  If I could say this is one place I would not like to visit again.


Shop 2 28 Wharf St | 07 4099 4384, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4384


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Cafe FresQ, Port Douglas


All right, the third day of our visit at Port Douglas and I continue the search for the best breakfast. Something different, something flavoursome. Something different from the regular stuff. And here we were at Café FresQ. Early in the morning, again, regular café and seems quite popular. It was so full to my surprise.
We settled in on a cool cloudy morning, to start off with a cup of coffee and looked into the menu.



Well, to begin with, the coffee was great. A good start! The menu, while it had its share of the regular stuff like eggs benedicts, toasts, museli, pancakes, what caught me was the Bills Full Irish. It had the black and white pudding, scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, pork chipolatas. It was quite a lot of breakfast to be honest. I mean, all this much food, along with a potato rosti, grilled tomato. Just too much food. 

Well, again, to be honest, the food was descent, regular brekkie fare. Herb mushrooms, grilled tomato, scrambled eggs. All freshly made. A part of me always wishes for something new and something piping hot, even if it’s the eggs. A normal issue I face in most Aussie breakfast places- the scrambled is cold and pre made. Anyways for the part  of me craving something new, it was the black and white pudding.  Now I didn’t know what it was initially, but turns out to be blood sausages with pork blood in the black pudding. Well, hearing about it did make it weird for me, and then I did taste it. To be honest, it was herby, flavored and a bit gritty. All in all, it was okay, nice to have tried something new, but probably something I didn’t relish too much. The potato rosti was good, crispy, fried. Along with the whole brekkie deal was the mug barry’s tea. A whole big cup of tea.
 





The other thing we tried out over here, was the corn and zucchini fritters. Good, fresh fitters and quite delicious. Liked the presentation, they had a grey plate with green spinach leaves as the bed, corn fritter on top stacked up and topped with a beautiful, colorful and vibrant tomato salsa and a green fresh pesto. They had avocado and whipped feta as these cute little circular snail shell like drops.  Along side came a fresh tomato and chilli relish, which just completed the circle of taste. All in all, I loved this one, it had great flavors, colors and the kind of thing I want in my brekkie.
 
All in all, this is quite a good and favorite spot amongst the tourists.  Diagonally opposite is the Port Douglas visitor center. It’s a good spot to sit down and relax over the day or early in the morning, as you have relaxed breakfast reading you local newspaper.



 

27 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Little Larder, Port Douglas

The Little Larder, Port Douglas
All right, this one is about a breakfast place we ventured into at Port Douglas. Again, over all these years, breakfast is a big fascination whenever we are at holiday.  A perfect start to a day is with a great breakfast. We ended up at the little larder, looking at great reviews online. A regular café at Macrossan St, Port Douglas. Quite busy as expected. We go in and wait for 5-10 minutes before getting a seat outside on the street. The ambience is relaxed and casual. People can sit inside in the café or outside, at the porch and surrounds or at the street. A look at the menu and its qute the typical breakfast menu. Initially when I was new in Australia, about 10 years back, I always had this feeling of wpow – so many new things to try. But perhaps now, after all these years, the brekkie menu is all about toasts, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, or a granola bowl, muselli or vegetable fritters. Well, over here, a similar menu. There were toasts, poached ocean trout, mushrooms on toasts, buttermilk waffles. White beans shukshuka and then the regular eggs and bacon.
Well, we ordered one was a brekkie which was the onesie with extra mushroom ragu. So the onesie had a wood fired toasted ciabatta, topped with a strip of smoked bacon and poached egg. This came along with the extra of one mushroom ragu, which was basically, wild mushrooms in truffle oil. To accompany this what caught my attention was the Punjabi chai. I did ask if it was with milk and yes it was.
My friend ordered another similar one- this was the vegetable onesie. This one again had a toasted ciabatta bread, topped with Haloumi, scrambled eggs, slow roasted tomato and loads of bacon. This one was beautifully decorated plate with a green herby sauce spread all around the plate. The drink which was ordered with this one was a house made lemonade with fresh turmeric and ginger.
Well, the food was descent and okay. Did it wow me? Perhaps no! But did I like the food.Yes. Descent quality food, nice spot to sit around and relax. The eggs, I wish were a bit warmer, which is usually my complain with most places. Similarly here, the poached eggs was too cold for my liking. The Punjabi chai, to be honest had got me excited, thinking this might be a good masala tea, but unfortunately, this was a regular tea with spices, kind of reminded me of Chai Latte to be honest. Likewise for my friend, the house made lemonade with fresh ginger and turmeric, turned out to be a disappointment.  The overall quality of food is good, the produce is descent, the double smoked bacon and all. Presentation is descent as well. May be its me, that has got used to the regular brekkie fare, but you know what, I might come here again, to try something else.

Address
2/40 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, QLD
Phone number
(07) 4099 6450




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