Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Café Explorer │Bills

Hi friends,
It's been soo long since my last Cafe explorer post! But I was very blessed with a fun Sunday brunch at Bills with a few of my favourite girls a couple of weeks ago! I've been wanting to try Bills for the longest time as it's very well known among Japanese tourists (it's one of their must visit cafes) so it was definitely a great experience!

So on to the food!

The Ricotta Hot cakes with banana and honeycomb butter ($20)! What all of the tourists and everyone that comes to Bills MUST TRY! Fluffy and soft hotcakes that are warm and topped with syrup - what more can you ask for?? Well I guess I would have asked for more hotcakes! It was very sweet but definitely worth a try! 
Full Aussie breakfast! 

Next was the full aussie with scrambled organic eggs,  sourdough toast, bacon, cumin roast tomato, miso mushrooms, pork and fennel sausage ($24.50). I really liked the pork and fennel sausage because I love the smell and taste of fennel! Yumm! And of course you can't go wrong with bacon and eggs! 
Scrambled Egg

There is never enough egg! Which is why we also got the scrambled organic eggs and sourdough toast ($14.50)! The egg was really light and soft combined with the toast made a really light breakfast. But again I wish there was more! 
Fruit and Bran Muffin
All this food and it still wasn't enough so we also got a fruit and bran muffins ($4.50) which was a bit too dry for my taste but it had a good crunchy texture and I liked the coconut flakes on the top! 
Two Mochas

Of course what's a cafe explorer post without COFFEE! As always I got my usual Mocha ($3.9) and I really enjoyed the coffee! Would go back just for the coffee!
Read more for the full review! 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Food Adventure - Surry Hills Edition

SURRY HILLS - a suburb of Cafe and food heaven! Recently I've been spending a lot of my time in this wonderful place and slowly I'm falling in love! I would LOVE to live here actually...but then again I spend so much time here it's as if I live here!
So here's a little list of the wonderful places in Surry Hills that I've tried/reviewed & the ones I want to try sooo badly! There are so many hidden places in this foodie suburb!
  • Devon Cafe: Even though I've already been and blogged about this cafe, their menu keeps changing! And now they're opened for DINNER! All I want to do is visit them again!

  • Bourke Street Bakery: It's my regular place (literally I'm there pretty much every single day now) and I'm so excited to get my blog posts up about this amazing bakery! 

  •  Four Ate Five: One of my favourite food in the universe is EGG! And man this cafe knows how to do amazing eggs! Post coming up soon!

  •  The Book Kitchen: love the wonderful ambience of this cafe, it's the most perfect place to sit and have a read of a book. Cannot wait to try the food in this cafe!

  •  Mad Spuds: It's winter and it's cold so it's the best time to get some carb on! What's a better way to do that then get some potatoes yumm

  • Rustic Pearl: I love how the cafe is tag line is food for the soul! And man the food looks amazing!

  • El Loco: I've always wanted to eat here!! Mexican food is amazing!!

  • Bills: AMAZING HOTCAKES! My blog post about Bills will be coming up soon!

  • Chur Burger: DELICIOUS DELICIOUS DELICIOUS! Cheap and wonderfully tasty burgers that always hit the spot! 

  • The Paramount Coffee Project: This has been on my to visit list for EVER! And I'm determine to go this holidays! 

  • KOKO: This is a really beautifully decorated cafe that I walk pass every day as I head to my work experience and man I want to try coffee there! 

  • Reuben Hill: I've been to this cafe once but it was sooo long ago and I love the eggs there! Plus the milk shake was amazing! 

  • Le Monde: This is another one that I've been dying to try for the delicious instagram pictures that I've seen! The food looks so delicious!

  • MoVida: Finally I found out where Movida was located in Surry Hills! And boy I want to try the Wagyu there so badly! Especially since I missed out in Melbourne! *boo*

  • Gnome: This cafe is part of Brewtown Newtown and it's located soo close to the office (again I walk pass everyday) I really want to try the food there! 

  • Kurtosh: The cakes here are amazing! Thank you Cathy for bringing me here! And again so close to the office! 

  • Stix: DESSERT! Beautifully arranged ice cream with your choice of toppings! How can I say no? 

  • The Soda Factory:  Very unique venue and interesting concepts! Plus delicious food and good music YAYY! 
Honestly I would add more to the list but realistically with only 2 weeks left to my work experience in Surry Hills it's probably best not to overload myself with too many missions! But this is my brief list and I'm going to try my hardest to cover of these places in this time! 
♥ Lingfish

Monday, 7 July 2014

Noobie Foodie│Soda Factory

Good morning/evening friends!
It's finally the uni break and I can finally go back to regular blogging! YAY! This time it's about a very hidden and unique place called the Soda Factory. For those that can find where it is - WELL DONE! It's honestly one of the most interesting entrances to a bar/restaurant I've ever been to! Although I'm not a regular visitor to the place I wish I had more time to hang out there! Especially on Tuesdays because they have ONE DOLLAR HOT DOGS! AWW YES! And the hot dogs are soo worth trying out!!

I really wish I tried all the different hot dog options (there are 5 in total) but because my friend Kat and I weren't that hungry we didn't end up getting that many just 2 each. It's ok because I'm totally going back to get some more!
Frank Sinatra
The first hot dog I tried was The Frank Sinatra, which was a beef and pork frankfurter, pickles and a crispy onion ring! It was a very petite hot dog for what I'm used to but it was delicious! Tasty mustard and I love the pickles!
Buffalo Bill 
OH this was SO YUMMY! The Buffalo Bill which was a battered chicken sausage with spicy buffalo sauce and cheese! OH YUM! The batter was so crispy combined with the slightly spicy sauce definitely would get again!
Yoko Ono

Kat got the Yoko Ono which was the vegetarian hot dog and I didn't expect much from it but it was actually pretty tasty! Of course not my favourite but not bad for a veggie sausage!
Read more for the full review!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Noobie Foodie│Ippudo Ramen Sydney

Hi Friends!
It's winter and right now it's absolutely FREEZING which is not all bad since it's a great excuse to eat one of my favourite food - RAMEN! Since Ippudo opened I've only had the opportunity to go there a few times and I've always enjoyed my experiences there! Here is my Noobie Foodie review of one of the most talked about ramen places in Sydney!

So first the food!!
Pork Buns! 

Pork buns #2! 
How does one eat at Ippudo and not have the delicious pork buns ($4)? The succulent and juicy pork slice in soft fluffy buns delicious! My only wish is that they can be a bit bigger! And the sauce for the pork buns YUM!!
Another must have with ramen is Gyoza ($6) which is the Japanese version of dumplings! I have to admit these were not the best dumplings I've ever had because they were a bit too burnt and there wasn't enough filling inside for my liking. But I'm very pedantic about my gyoza so that's another reason why I didn't find these very satisfying. 

This was the Miso Tonkotsu Chashu ramen ($22) which is a part of their seasonal ramen menu - Chapter 6! With miso fused with pork as broth and thin slices of chashu on the top! 

I choose the Akamaru Tamago ($19) because I really love the preserved egg in ramen! And the little bit of extra spice! The broth isn't very thick and it was really important to mix the broth as there was a bit of oil residue on the top but overall it was pretty yum! 
Read more for the full review:

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Noobie Foodie│Bondi Pizza

Hi Friends, 
So recently someone asked me to recommend a good pizza place for them and Bondi Pizza was actually the first place that came to mind because I really enjoyed the toppings on their pizza! But the friend wanted a place in City so I didn't recommend Bondi Pizza but Fratelli Fresh instead! So here is my noobie review of  Bondi Pizza! 

So on to the food... 
Garlic Bread 
Of course at any pizza place is really important to try their Garlic Bread ($4.95) and it was sadly slightly burnt which disappointed me a little bit but none the less it was yummy and nothing beats warm garlic bread on a cold winter's night! 
Peri Peri Chicken Pizza
We ordered two different types of pizza and the first one was the Peri Peri Chicken ($25.95) and it was delicious! I love the peri peri sauce with the thin crust pizza base! Very flavoursome pizza and their was a lot of topping! 
Chilli Prawn and Chorizo! 
The second pizza we ordered was the Chilli Prawn and Chorizo ($25.95) which was just as delicious with a nice combination of pizza and chorizos with a hint of chilli and saltiness. Again on very thin and crusty base! YUM! 
Of course that wasn't enough food so we ordered some Meatball Linguini ($22.95) which had wagu meatballs and parmesan to dress. In all honesty the pasta wasn't as satisfying and tasty as the pizza so I definitely recommend trying the pizza over the pasta! 
One of my close friends was vegetarian so she ordered Spinach, Ricotta and Pinenut Ravioli ($22.95) which I tried and it was had more flavour than the linguini but again not as good as the pizzas! 
Read more for the review: