Happy Birthday! May your day be full of love, presents, cake and cake innards! Have a good one!
Oops how quickly did that week go by! Totally my bad! Hope you guys had an awesome weekend enjoying that random burst of warm weather.
Oops how quickly did that week go by! Totally my bad! Hope you guys had an awesome weekend enjoying that random burst of warm weather. Nood’s rellies from Malaysia are in Sydney and I may have suggested a visit to Luna Park so that I could get my fill of fairy floss. And woah look how big my fairy floss is! Fluffy!!! Sugar high wheeee!!!
SMILE and laugh! It makes the world go round!
(pic from Helen). A ginoooooormous happy birthday to my most favourite place ever- The Dip at Good God Small Club turned 1 last week and I baked a hotdog cake haha it was a lemon madeira cake covered in salted caramel frosting and the ‘sausage’ was crushed Tim Tams with a bit of melted chocolate to hold the shape.
Lil trip to the Tea Cosy (behind the Irish Design Shop, 33 George Street, The Rocks)- formally the Tara Tea Room, for some scones and tea and I was easily amused by the teapots decked out in a knitted tea cosy and lined up the stairs to the private rooms.
Best scones ever! Fluffy on the inside with a light crumb, schmear on the sweet raspberry jam and dollop on the glorious double thickened cream for delciousness.
I managed to finally FINALLY make it to the American Doughnut Kitchen Van! I love doughnuts. I have dreams about doughnuts. Warm fluffy innards trap the river of raspberry jam and it is just so glorious!
So I went to Melbourne for work last week and managed to finally FINALLY make it to the American Doughnut Kitchen Van! I love doughnuts. I have dreams about doughnuts. I could eat my weight in doughnuts. Ok maybe not but I would love to try haha this time I settled for a bag of 6 doughnuts for $6.
There was a short queue for the donuts so I went and peeped into the window to have a looksee at what everyone raves about. Hello freshly fried donuts!
Give em a bit of a rest from their baptism of hot oil before unapologetically shoving them onto the end of a machine which pumps them full of sweet sweet jam and then a little roll in sugar.
Oh helloooo there. The red on my finger? That ain’t nail polish no siree that there be jam that has oozed ever so slowly onto my hand while I was fumbling for my phone to take a pic. I ended up with jam all over my shoe but oh golly gosh was it worth it! Warm fluffy innards trap the river of raspberry jam and it is just so glorious standing on the side of the road in the chilly almost-Winter air and clutching a bag of piping hot donuts while trying to ever so delicately scarf the donut in record time while brushing away errant crumbs of sugar from your face and managing to schmear jam everywhere instead…
And ok this ain’t food related but woooot I finally got a beanbag! My first ever beanbag! Giant beanbag is so giant that it’s the same size as our 2 seater couch haha
Oh and this is what happens when you reckon you can fill a beanbag even though you’ve had a couple of drinks… Beanbag beans everywhere! We decided against vacuuming them up cos otherwise the beans would be coated in dust lol we’re still finding random beans everywhere!
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Take a little mosey on across the road and land at Gnome Espresso & Winebar (536 Crown Street, Surry Hills) where surprisingly there is only one gnome on display. And giving us the finger the cheeky bugger! Super Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12): cheddar + gruyere + buffalo mozzarella + prosciutto = FREAKING AWESOMES!!!
So you know how I went a lil crazy and ate at Mad Spuds Cafe 3 days in a row? Well I kinda went and did it again, this time I took a little mosey on across the road and landed at Gnome Espresso & Winebar (536 Crown Street, Surry Hills) where surprisingly there is only one gnome on display. And giving us the finger the cheeky bugger! I have a thing with gnomes, the boy hates them so it’s my dream one day to fill the back yard with gnomes and see how long it takes him to freak. But that’s another story so moving along now.
OH HOW IT OOZES! Behold! It is the one, the only, the Super Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12)! Cheddar + gruyere + buffalo mozzarella + prosciutto = FREAKING AWESOMES!!! My heart melts at the sight of equally melty cheese trying to escape it’s carbohydrate confines. I made it thru about 2/3 of that insanely tasty sandwich before having to admit defeat and eat some salad to balance out all that richness. But oh how I have dreams about that sandwich.
A coupla days ago, FFichiban brought a friend to the hood (HIHI JELLY!) so back to Gnome we go and this time I’ve gone for the Deli Board ($20) which is freaking massive especially with a whole basket of fresh baguette slices. The chicken liver pate isn’t as smooth as I’d hoped but is still pretty tasty schmeared inch thick onto the crusty bread. Surprisingly I loved the salami, generally I’m not a huge fan of the cured meat but those slices along with the smooth curls of prosciutto were carefully rationed. The fat wedges of cheese were a blue d’Auvergne Cantorel and Telegraph Road triple cream, both incredibly rich and so delicious. I don’t like pickles so I stayed away from them (“ugly little gherkin” teehee).
The Mini Beef Burger ($10) is a steal, the meat patty is juicy and smothered in glorious Swiss cheese and topped with a tomato relish.
Aaand then yesterday it seemed like perfect weather to try the Spicy Meatballs in a Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce ($14), opting for the meatballs on a baguette over a bowl. The meatballs are ginormous creatures, juicy hand shaped lumps of meat drowned in a rich tomato sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Gnome does takeaway too but I’m dying to drop by after work and try the dinner food as well as the drinks menu which are reasonably priced for the area. Love how they also thoughtfully provide shawls for each table as the temperature plummets and look forward to trying everything on the menu.
Beschico (41 Beecroft Rd, Epping). IT’S CHICKEN TIME!!! I am a diehard fried chicken fan and at Beschico the fried chicken is incredible, seriously out of this world spectacular!
YARMMM. How was your weekend everyone? Hope you all treated your mums to an awesome Mother’s Day yesterday! So anyways my Fridays lately have been about hitting the one and only Arisun for some fried chicken and beer and well, there may have been Soju involved last Friday which made for the memory of eating said chicken a lil hazy. So the next day I was googling for fried chicken in the area and stumbled upon a mention of Beschico (41 Beecroft Rd, Epping) and managed to convince the boy that fried chicken was a requirement for marital happiness.
Luckily he agreed to the fried chicken and with Epping being pretty close to our hood we rocked up to the restaurant and while slightly unnerved that the place was completely empty, we settled into our booth and were presented with a bowl of popcorn. That’s right, POPCORN. Haha we were totally expecting banchan! I LOVE popcorn you guys! Max beer ($7) for Noods and Orion beer ($5.50) for me. Yes I totally picked Orion beer because as soon as I saw the name I was all like ‘The Galaxy is on Orion’s belt!” /nerd
IT’S CHICKEN TIME!!! I am a diehard fried chicken fan but Noods wanted something with sauce so we went with the combo special of Spicy Half Chicken and Chico Hot Half Chicken ($33).
CAUGHT YOU NOODS!!!
The fried chicken is incredible, seriously out of this world spectacular! Not at all oily, the nubbly pieces just begging to be ripped into, no forks and knives here folks it’s all finger licking good 😛 A side dish of lemony mustard is all the sauce I need when I’ve hit the wall and take alternating bites of the pickled cubes of radish and washing it all down with beer.
The sticky sauce on the Spicy Chicken is surprisingly not very spicy for this chili failure blawger and I managed to power through a couple of pieces that Noods so kindly offered. It is lipschmacking delicious but the original fried chicken has the keys to my heart.
Beschico’s website is nonexistant and I know absolutely no Korean so I couldn’t read the signs but from what I can gather they’re open at 11.30am every day till late and takeaway is pretty popular with the after work crowd. Ignore the weird RSL feel of the front of the room and the mishmash of Asian lacquered furniture at the back and grab a booth along the far wall. Chicken gets the thumbs up here with about 90% of the menu dedicated to the bird. If anyone knows any more places with fried chicken in the west hit me up in the comments! P.s yes I’ve been to Eastwood Hotel but I haz mad issues with ginseng.