In Asian Treats, Dessert, Recipe on
October 5, 2018

Pearl Milk Tea Soufflé Pancakes

The pearl milk tea dessert craze has hit Asia hard, with crazy pearl studded desserts popping up all over my Instagram feed. I’m talking Pearl milk tea cakes, pancakes, crepes…. just absolutely anything you could think of really!

Japanese Souffle Pancakes with Milk Tea Cream and Homemade Pearls Boba

And with the rising popularity of milk teas (just look at all the newly opened drink joints!) I’m sure it’ll come to Sydney some time. But rather than waiting around for some café to get onto it, I thought I’d whip up a batch of these pancakes myself for brunch. Read more

In Dessert, Healthy, Recipe on
October 1, 2018

White Chocolate Raspberry Chia Muffins

White Choc Chia Muffins, Easy, Healthy, Low Sugar Treat, Baking

It’s been a while since I’ve actually cooked anything from a recipe in print. There’s just too much recipe inspiration online!

But when I came across this Vegan White Chocolate and Butter Bean Muffins with Raspberry and Chia Jam recipe in The Chia Co’s recipe booklet, and had the ingredients and curiosity to try out a vegan muffin recipe, this was the result.

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In Dining, Modern Australian on
October 1, 2018

Salt Meats Cheese

Salt Meats Cheese, Circular Quay

Never underestimate a meal that calls itself a feast.

You’d think after all these years of eating, it’s a concept I’d understand by now, but once again we are caught out by the enormity of the feast that is Salt Meats Cheese’s ‘Cheese Feast’. Run every Sunday arvo, the Cheese Feast is a 3 course set menu that involves cheese and pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be rolling out of there. And it’ll only set you back $39.

Salt Meats Cheese, Circular Quay
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In Asian Treats, Cake, Recipe on
September 26, 2018

Softest Sponge Cake Recipe Ever

Super Soft Fluffy Sponge Cake, Castella, Ogura, Asian

It’s been a while since I’ve been super excited about a cake recipe.

Sure, I’ve come across many good recipes. There’s a handful of my go-to’s, like my trusty chocolate cake which I almost always use for cake decorating. Come to think of it I’ve actually never posted the recipe up on this blog….

But I digress.

Super Soft Fluffy Sponge Cake, Castella, Ogura, Asian

My point is I haven’t really raved on about a cake for a long time. Infact the last time I remember doing so was when I discovered my sour cream pound cake recipe. Which to this day is still one of my favourites I don’t make it often enough. Check it out if you haven’t. You’ll love it!

But today, I’m sharing a recipe that has absolutely stolen the crown of my all time favourite cake! I’m not even a person who chooses favourites so this is kind of a big deal. It’s so good I’ve literally lost count of how many times I’ve made it. And it’s only been three months since I discovered it.

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In Café, Dining, Dinner on
September 14, 2018

Turka, Crows Nest

TURKA Cafe Meze Bar, Crows Nest

You know you’re in for a good meal when you’re given two tables for a table for two.

I’ve only had Turkish food a handful of times and if there’s one thing I remember, it’s that it’s always a feast! And that’s the vibe we’re getting at Turka, which is filled diners with tables filled to the brim with delicious share plates. It’s a cosy Turkish cafe/meze bar located on the busy corner of Pacific Highway and Willoughby Road.

It’s a relatively new addition to the Crows Nest dining scene, one of the few Turkish restaurants in the area. And there’s plenty to choose from with an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. We’re eyeing the Turkish breakfast for our next visit, but we’re here first for dinner, a menu made of dips, cold meze and hot meze.

TURKA Cafe Meze Bar, Crows Nest

Engina – Artichoke Hearts

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