Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Flour and Chocolate

Flour and Chocolate, Morningside
I heard that pregnant ladies have cravings and some people have extremely weird cravings! Luckily I did not have any crazy cravings except for the occasional hunger for desserts. So, I made my way to Flour and Chocolate in Morningside and got myself some goodies. I had to resist myself to finish all and await Mr from work so he can have his share.


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If I hadn't had GDM (gestational diabetes), I would have bought more! Everything is just so tempting in Flour and Chocolate. Finally, after much deliberation, I bought a pistachio eclair, custard doughnut and an almond cake with raspberry.

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My favourite among those would be the custard doughnut. The soft pillowy doughnut with the smooth custard was just so yummy! While the eclair was good, I just found the pistachio flavouring to be a touch artificial. The almond cake was good as well. As I am writing this, I could not wait to return and may have to try their fruit tart next... 

PS: I returned on a Saturday and oh my, things are almost gone around noon. This time I did try the fruit tart and it was so good... The sweet custard well balanced by the fruits on top. I tried their 'mouse' too and just found it on the sweeter side. Anyhow, I will be returning soon. :)

 


Flour & Chocolate Patisserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Botanica

Botanica, Red Hill
I was intrigued by a shop while walking to Plum Tucker, unbeknownst to me it was Botanica. The wide opened see through glass panel was showcasing beautiful bakeries and delicacies. After the brunch at Plum Tucker, I was tempted and walked into Botanica.

Now checking their website, I just realised that all the sweets are gluten free. Maybe that is why they tasted different. Besides the sweets and some tarts, they do offer fresh salads, and I saw lots of people buying them!

Ordering the sweets can be challenging because there were no tags or labels on them. I had to asked the staff member each of the desserts on offer. Thankfully, she was patient and happy to assist. In the end, I bought a strawberry cupcake, a passionfruit melting moment and lastly, chocolate cake/brownie.

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I really enjoyed the melting moment which was crumbly and that is how I like them. The cupcake was delicious too but I could not make myself finish the icing. I thought the chocolate cake/brownie was all right. Anyhow, I could not wait to return to try their salads next time!


Botanica Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Plum Tucker

Plum Tucker, Red Hill
A friend has recently moved back from Mackay to Brisbane and it was time for catching up! As she lives in Northside while I am in the Southside, we tried to meet halfway and suggested Plum Tucker in Red Hill. I rarely venture to this area and I found parking to be quite stressful - unless there is parking spots available behind the complex (thankfully I did after a few rounds).

Service was prompt and since there were few seats available, I was able to choose. The seats are all outdoor and it can be quite hot considering Brisbane's crazy hot summer. I ordered fresh juice, if remembered correctly was the 'Ginger Ninja' consisting of orange, ginger, carrot and lemon while Ade had coffee.

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My meal of poached eggs with toast and addition of chorizo arrived. While the eggs were poached to perfection, the serving size was small considering I was eating for two that time. Ade had the burger. I tried some of hers and it was tasty and flavourful. 

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I think Plum Tucker is quite decent, however, parking can be quite difficult at times. 



Plum Tucker Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato