Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day 16: Good bye Melbourne~!

Last dinner of this trip with the girls and their men~!

The Kodiak Club

Address: 272 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia



Carl's ordered this and a Kodiak burger (AUD17)

Mac ‘N’ Cheese Balls (AUD10) 
Macaroni rolled into four large balls with plenty of stringy cheese then coated with crumbs and fried. Served with a mild spiced mayo

Kodiak’s famous buffalo wings, half dozen (AUD10), dozen (AUD19) 
Crispy fried chicken wings tossed in American hot sauce. With celery sticks and blue cheese sauce.

Watermelon salad (AUD12)
Wwatermelon, cherry tomatoes, goat's cheese and a little lettuce, with a drizzle of honey rosemary vinaigrette.

Grilled cheese sandwich (AUD4) 
White bread & Kraft singles, toasted with butter and cut in triangles.

Overall, the food was interesting as I've never really had bar food before.

After dinner, we walked past a doughnut shop and spotted this huge giant glazed doughnut!

After dinner desserts at N2 extreme gelato

Address: 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

The cute chalkboard menu

I ordered the big fat baklava~
....which came with honey spiced walnuts and puff pastry, served with pistachio praline dusted whipped cream and a syringe of salted caramel. But since I'm not a fan of whipped cream, I opted for mine without it.

Best liquid nitrogen ice cream I've ever had~! I've never quire enjoyed the local ones as the texture was always not that good. But this one here is amazing!!! Plus with all the extra condiments, the gelato was to die for......which explains their long queues~


A perfect sweet ending to my amazing Melbourne trip~!!! :)


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day 16: Mount Dandenong

Last day trip for this round of my trip to Melbourne....

Here we are at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong~

Address: 26 Observatory Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767, Australia

The place is so happening!

When we were there, we witnessed a marathon, a wedding ceremony, plus there were so many activities there for tourists.

There's even a little garden that we could explore~


Best part of all, the weather was really nice when we were there!

The sun was shining brightly but the weather was cooling~

Hence, we were able to snap so many pictures there.

There's also an observatory there where great views~

Truly thankful to have these 2 with me throughout my trip! Thanks to them, my trip has been filled with so much fun activities~!!! :D



hahahaha~

There's also a cafe there and a souvenir shop!

After that we explored around Mount Dandenong in search of some food~ and found this! hahaha....

We stopped by Miss Marple's Tea Room~

Address: 382 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras VIC 3787, Australia

Devonshire scones~
Miss Marple's famous light and fluffy scones
We ordered two plain scones (AUD9.5) which were served with delicious home-made strawberry jam and lashings of freshly shipped cream

Really like this raspberry jam~ went super well with the scones~

The whipped cream was light and fluffy~

Belgian waffles that were served with creamy vanilla ice cream, topped with berries and a delicious berry sauce.

We also ordered their Yorkshire Gold tea (AUD4/pax)

Overall, it was a good experience as the food was really yummy. But beware that you might need to wait a while for seats due to the crowd.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Day 16: Breakfast at Beatrix

Beatrix

Address: 688 Queensberry St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

Meat-free Casablanca with roasted cauliflower, spicy harissa, rippled labne, chopped chickpea salad, herbs + toasted almond dukkah (AUD15)


I really enjoyed this dish. Healthy and delicious! I could eat this every morning~


The cakes at Beatrix are really interesting and I've never seen flavour combinations like these before.

Pear-a-misu cake! Layers of mascarpone crema, poached pear, pear jelly, sponge and coffee

I'm usually not a fan of tiramisu, but I really enjoyed this, especially the pear!!!

Apricot crumble cheesecake with cinnamon cookie crust

Love this as it has everything that I like....cookie crust, cheese, crumble, apricot and cinnamon!

Black forest cake with sour cherries~

I'm not a fan of black forest too but this was good.

Haven't seen this gal since our Kpop days like 7 or 8 years ago! hahaha.....looking back, I can't believe some of the silly things that we did but they were definitely fun.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Huge beans

Sensei came back from Japan and bought us this as omiyage~

Hanamame~ flower beans!

We've never seen anything like it before. 

1 box had like 4 little packet of beans as the one shown above. When you pour the beans out, this is what they look like. Big black beans that are coated with a thick sugar syrup.

The beans were delicious!!! I need to know where to buy them! While they are sweet, they make such good snacks!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Canton-i and Cafe Benne, Sunway Pyramid

Dim Sum with Moon and Lina at Canton-i~!!!

Egg tarts~

Siu mai~ soooo good!

Fried carrot cake!

The super delicious salted egg yolk custard bun~!

Prawn chee cheong fun~

Har gao

Steamed fish maw

Fried cruellers wrapped in chee cheong fun

After brunch, it was some shopping and then desserts time at Cafe Benne~

It's been years since I've met Lina and it's just sooo good to meet up with her again!

Another one with Moon~

hehee......definitely a nice gathering with ex-high school mates.