Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Culture Bean Cafe, Kogarah

Last Christmas I left my heart in Culture Bean Cafe...
Been seeing this lovely photos of their Acai Bowl made me gather up my foodie troops to invade this sweet little spot in Kogarah.

This blog is a late post from Dec 2015 which is the reason why the cafe is amazingly decorated with Christmas ornaments and filled with Christmas inspired Cronuts and Sweets :)

Culture Bean Cafe is a local cafe serving traditional breakkie from eggs benedict and big breakfast and breakfast burger with Acai Bowl being the Star of the place. They don't have much variety up on the menu but that means they are perfecting each and every dishes they got there rather than having piles of things on the menu :)

We start off with Breakkie Bruschetta which comes with Asparagus, Field Mushrooms, Grilled Haloumi, roast Tomato and Avocado on sourdough

Breakkie Bruschetta $12.50
Then the Culture Burger came with Kafta, Haloumi, tomato, rocket and char Capsicum on a brioche bun. The kafta is beautifully cooked and the sauce on the burger is delish!

Culture Burger $13.50
Culture Breakkie is next which is culture beans interpretation of Big Breakkie :) It got everything from bacon, mushrooms, poached eggs, haloumi, chipolata and sourdough. Ooh, they used beef bacon here, which is the first I saw in sydney - beef bacon ;P tastedd sooo good. We have heaps of beef bacon back in Indo cause majority of the people there don't eat pork ;P

Culture Breakkie $16.50
Our favorite apart from the Acai Bowl is the Egg Bean Benedict. Placed on the top of the menu, this dish does not fail to satisfy us! Simple elements done right creating a perfect benedict with salmon and hollandaise sauce :)
Egg bean benedict $14.50
One word. Love. Love is Acai Bowl from Culture Bean Cafe. Hands down the best I've ever tasted. The dish came along with the rest of the other dishes but we left it last for dessert. It is still so icy and refreshingly good! The blended Acai berries is topped with Spelt Maple Muesli, coconut shavings, Berries and bananas and topped with black Chia seeds.

Couldn't get healthier and yummier than that!
Highly Highly Recommended! I might ask bebski to go there tommorow ;P

Acai Bowl $15
Recommendation from me is their Benedict and Acai Bowl!
Super friendly staffs and you order at the counter and pay there :)

Culture Bean Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Ho Jiak, Starthfield


Ho Jiak, recently opened inside Strathfield Plaza offers a Hawker Style experience with their mini dining area and a delicious authentic Penang taste in every plates.

I went there with my foodie troops a couple months back

The foods there are well priced and the portion was good as well. To start with, there is nothing better than Penang Chee Cheong Fun. Steamed Rice Roll with Tofu Skin, Fish Balls and Sweet Black Sauce. Love the sweet sauce! And a great start to begin the meals.

Chee Chong Fun $7.80
Next to come is the Bah kut Teh. Pork spare Ribs, Pork Belly and Deep Fried tofu cooked in a Chinese Herbal Soup. The soup is lighter in colour than the one I had in Penang but the taste itself is really good and not too herby as might be offensive to some people. Bakut teh that night was one of the favourite among us..

Bah Kut Teh $13.80
 And the must order whenever you visited Penang or Penang-food restaurant is their Char Kwey teow. With a nice smoky wok aroma and chewy rice noodle is the perfect sign that this is legit stuff! Cooked with cockles, lap tjeong, prawns and egg! I did add a bit more soy sauce and chilli to it cause i love my food salty and spicy ;p

Char Kuey teow $12.80
Nasi Pattaya is Malaysian Fried Rice inside Omelette almost like Omurice in Japan but this one is more complex in terms of flavour in my opinion. Almost every table got this dish and yeah, it tasted amazing ;) It looks simple but hey it's really hard to make a perfect fried rice without ready made paste, in my opinion :)
Nasi Pattaya $12.80
Another fried rice that night but the special thing about this one is the Sambal Durian. Yes ladies and gentlement, there is a hint of Durian inside that chilli paste and I love it. It tasted pretty weird on the first bite cause who put durian in chillies right, but it actually is a good combination after all.

Harmee - Penang Prawn Noodle soup is my personal favourite! Rich broth with perfectly cooked noodle, fresh prawns and sliced of pork belly with boiled egg and fried shallot! You just have to try them. No words to explain ;P I also did put heaps of belacan sambal in it. Yuum

Harmee - $12.80
Overall, I love their foods! We ate our heart out and we were sad cause we didn't get to try the Hainanese Chicken rice and did not get to taste their Michael Jackson. But that means, another reason to visit! The pic below shows how crazy we were, 6 of us and we bought that much, plus the Roti Canai with Chicken Curry that I didn't get to take photo cause we were too hungry and the foods were too precious just to be photo-ed and stared ;P

Ho Jiak Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sticky Finger, Surry Hills

Foods are okay.. I would love to come back and try their padthai! they have a variety of dishes on their menu and as we can tell from the photos, they are asian inspired brunch spot :)

Sticky Fingers Kitchen and Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato