Friday, November 17, 2017

Gerbino Pasticceria

Gerbino Pasticceria, Ashgrove
One day I was craving for some baked goods particularly the dessert kind and after noticing that Brewbaker is closed on a Monday, I found Gerbino under my radar. Quickly with the little one while she is still awake, we drove there. Parking is by the street and thankfully quite adequate.

Walking into the shop, you would not expect a lavish shop. Rather, it was quite old and I was quite comprehensive at first. They sell mostly Italian baked goods like biscuits of different sorts, to hot pies, quiche and even some cakes. There is also an ice cream stall attached next to the shop with a connecting door, and I wonder whether it is part of Gerbino's?

Anyhow, that day my eyes were attracted to the dessert especially the different types of cannoli (chocolate, vanilla and ricotta). I chose the ricotta cannoli and I became a happy mommy. The pastry was flaky and crunchy and the filling was just delicious! Not overly sweet as well. As for my second dessert, I ordered the hazelnut tart and again, heavenly! Now, I cannot wait to try their cakes and ice-cream next stop!

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PS: The little one was keen to try too!

Gerbino's Pasticceria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mundo Churrasco

Mundo Churrasco, Bardon

I have to admit, I sometimes eat like a horse! Anybody out there? 

Well, with a crawler at home, life sometimes can be busy that I do not have the time to eat. When the in-laws suggested that Mr and myself go out for dinner while they look after Grace, I took up the offer and found Mundo Churrasco. This restaurant specialises in Brazilian Barbeque and it is sort of like a buffet, but served personally to each of the tables carrying a big skewer of meat and carved in front of you to your personal plates. It was certainly interesting and new for us.

Firstly we were given some sides that include garden salad, Brazilian potato salad, four grain salad, Brazilian cheese bread and cassava chips. I thought they were all right. The potato salad and four grain salad certainly tasted better than they looked. It was our first time trying out cheese bread and it was quite good.

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Sides
Once that is done, we were served with lots of selection of meat skewers and since we were the first table served, we usually get the outermost layer of the meat, which could be good and bad. I sometimes found the seasoning to be too salty. The waiter was happy for us to request carvings from other section (inner part) of the meat, which tend to be more tender and less dry. 

We tried so many different kind of meats of beef, chicken, lamb, chorizo and even kangaroo meat. My most memorable one was the chicken heart which I could not swallow and Mr seemed to enjoy it so much! There was also the occasional vegetables such as roasted vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower) and finally for dessert, the much awaited crumbed bananas and the spiced caramelised pineapples (not a fan because it was not sweet). 

Overall a good dining experience at Mundo Churrasco as it was unique and my iron stores can be repleted! Hehe! By the way, there is a coloured block on the table of green and red, similar to the traffic light system. Red to stop and green to keep going (aka eating). :)

 

Mundo Churrasco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Smoked Paprika

Smoked Paprika, Paddington
It is on rare occasions that we get to leave the house and have brunch especially with the little one! Gosh, I miss my good old times when I can just go out and have brunch without trying to find the right time aka not a nap time, baby is not cranky or tired, etc...

Well, once we hopped into the car, we drove to Ashgrove/Paddington and made our way to the undercover parking for Smoked Paprika. Despite being a weekend, thankfully it was not busy (because it will not be fun for a baby to wait). As it was close to lunch time, we ordered one meal from the breakfast menu and one from the lunch menu.

My well deserving coffee aka flat white was just perfect and I could not be happier. Mr's smoothie of strawberries and banana hit the spot as well! 

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Flat White
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Smoothie

Looking through the menu, I just could not skip past the baked eggs with chorizo and feta cheese. My taste buds began to tingle just looking at the dish! It was creamy, tomato-ey, cheesy and everything you wanted in baked eggs (that is right, runny egg yolk!). I tried deciphering the ingredients in the dish but had some trouble identifying some.. wondering whether there was some sort of mushrooms? Anyhow, it was delicious. 

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Baked eggs with sourdough

On the other hand, Mr had the chicken pasta with pumpkin, sundried tomatoes and pesto. Mind you, although it sounded simple, it was perfect! Even LO had few bites and we were excited (as she was not keen on solids despite around 9 months then). 

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Pasta with chicken, pumpkin, sundried tomatoes and pesto

The service in Smoked Paprika was friendly and warm. Our waitress cleaned the baby chair with anti-septic cleaner/spray prior to handling it to us. Thank you for the thoughtful gesture and I am sure we will return in the future. Can't wait!


Smoked Paprika Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato