Prawns on Pond ($21)
Located in the middle of St Ive’s Village, it’s very easy to dismiss Café Milligram as your typical shopping centre café. You know- the ones you stop at for a quick drink and cake the when your legs get tired half way through your shop, where you probably wouldn’t give the food much of a thought.
And whilst it’s location and it’s good selection of cakes, makes it perfect for a rest stop, give the menu a go and you’ll find that Café Milligram offers so, so much more!
Mid Autmun Festival is upon us, and although it’s not a massive celebration, it’s quite hard to miss, with big bright boxes of mooncakes filling the entrance of most Asian grocery stores for months in the lead up.
I’m a sucker for all things sweet and naturally, rarely one to turn down dessert so when I had the opportunity to visit Passiontree, a dessert cafe, to trial some of their desserts I couldn’t say no!
Epic Hot Chocolates: White Mint, Campfire S’Mores, Peanut Butter Cuppa, Rose Delight ($9.90)
Marshmallows aren’t really my kind of thing, but when it’s sandwiched between a brownie and apeanutty chocolate crakle….that’s a completely different story!
You can probably tell from the recipes I post, that I have a bit of a sweet tooth and whilst most of the time I do turn to chocolate when I’m craving something sweet, I also do find that something with a biscuit or wafer is a little more satisfying, perhaps because having to bite through something rather than it melting away makes me feel like I’m actually eating something.
The are restaurants and cafes which I visit after reading about it online, and there are restaurants I visit out of curiosity just because they are there. Dumplings Taipei fits into the latter category, a small Taiwanese eatery sitting on the junction of Windsor and Old Northern Roads, a junction where the light is pretty much always red- which gives me plenty of time to survey the area and and check out how busy the restaurant can get during the day- always the first sign of a good restaurant!
Given that the next closest place I can get a decent Taiwan beef noodle fix is some 30 or so minutes away in Eastwood, the idea of having one so local was exciting so instead of spending half the day cooking lunch on a lazy Saturday arvo, we took a quick drive to check out this place.
Spicy Chicken Gizzard