Hong Kong Egg Waffles at Baba Sus, Glen Iris

I wanted to come here for years, after i saw it on a list of best pancakes to try in melbourne. today i was out with my sister and i felt like today was the day to go! And im so glad we did!!

The place is really nice and cosy and the staff are super friendly and attentive!

I started off with a mocha, and it was yum! Always a good start! ๐Ÿ™‚

I liked this salt that was on the table:

I tried a few flakes… yummy ahahhaa ๐Ÿ™‚

And then we ordered!! Two Hong Kong Egg Waffles hahaha! And then they came out!

Beautiful right!!! Mmmmmmm! And u know a dish is pretty when someone from another table asks to take a photo of it! โค๏ธ

And the we ate it! Delicious!! Im so glad! It tasted as good as it looks and really made me happy! Thats when u know its a good meal haha!! Suble flavour! Yummy custard. And delicious fruit!!

I read that the chef who created this says it reminds him of his childhood! I love that ๐Ÿ™‚

Baba Sus, i like this place! Its at 15 Bardolph st in Glen Iris, just near Burwood train station.

Bruce Lee Sushi (Southland or City)

Nicole has told me for years about her fav sushi place in New Zealand, Bruce Lee Sushi. I always thought i would have to wait until i went to new zealand before i would have a chance to try it! But then she messaged me to tell me one opened in Southland! Wow! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today we went to try it!

I ordered the Heaven A! The sushi comes with crispy bread crump bits that give it a really fun texture to eat. And they have really have unique ingredients in the combos of ingredients. I chose the Heaven A, and it comes with a little bit of peanut butter! And Nicoles favourite is the Heaven B, which comes with a little bit of crispy bacon! Very yum!

The sushi was so different to the sushi i normally have, and very delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely worth checking out if u feel like eating some sushi thats different to the usual ๐Ÿ™‚

The shop is located in Southland Shopping Centre, on the lower level near Kmart and Coles, in the middle of the aisle.

I found out theres also a shop in the city too, at 518 Little Bourke Street ๐Ÿ™‚

Donniniโ€™s, delicious pasta on Lygon St Carlton

My friend Duyen told me about this place a long time ago, she told me the pasta was amazing. And today I finally got to try it! I went to dinner there with Ashleigh and Cassandra before seeing Midsummer Nights Dream at the Botanical Gardens (we like Shakespeare and it was great!)

I really was keen to try the gnocchi as id read a review which said really good things about it. And then Ash saw this option on the menu that has three different pasta types to share (and it included the gnocchi), and there was three of us… so it was perfect!

And it really was ๐Ÿ˜€

Look at that! Its glorious!

And then after one of our awesome waittresses put on parmesan cheese…

Yes yes yes! It was love at first bite with me for the gnocchi! So soft and delicious and flavoursome sauce. And i really liked those green parcel thingys too, i think they were filled with some type of cheese!

It was delicious!

The place itself is really nice, and the staff were so friendly and awesome!

I really loved this place! One of my fav places now ๐Ÿ™‚ its at 320 Lygon St in Carlton!

As a side note, i bought this Cup/Mug thing for Ash that had Jimin from BTS (its a kpop band we both love) face on it. And she accidentally left it on the ground when she picked up her bag, and one of the guys working there spotted it and told us about it as we were leaving! So attentive right? He saved the day ๐Ÿ˜€

Vanilla Slice at Haytch Cafe in Thornbury

At the front of this cafe in thornbury, there was this sign that said

The famous vanilla slice! Whenever i see a sign like that, i get curious! Its pretty bold to put a statement like that out there! I was on a Day of the Donut, with Tilly today, where we go to different places to try out donuts, but i felt like since i was here, i should try out the vanilla slice.

So firstly i got a mocha

It came complete with a H coffee art on it! (The owners names start with H, and their nickname is Haytch!).

It was a good mocha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Then the rest came out

After devouring the delicious donut, i picked up the vanilla slice with my fingers, ready to get into it! It tastes better to me that way haha!

And one bite, and i knew they were correct with the sign out the front. It was a good vanilla slice!! I had a good time eating that! ๐Ÿ™‚

And some other things i liked about Haytch. The service was so friendly!

And also, this wall art!

Its by mimbyjonesrobinsonart, and i think its beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

Haytch is at 690 high st in thornbury

JDโ€™s Burgers, Dragonball themed Burger place in Surrey Hills

Lisa Lai told me about this place a while ago, and i was catching up with my friend Nick who is a massive dragonball fan, and i thought this would be the perfect opportunity!

Firstly, it is literally a step outside Mont Albert train station haha!

So convenient!

As i waited for Nick, someone waved at me and came up to me. It was Dom!!! What a pleasant surprise! And he was with Linda!! Apparently theyd seen me sitting on the bench and thought is that Thuan? Haha!! At an anime burger joint, the chances are high hehe!

Then Nick arrived and we went inside! I dont know that much about dragonball. Ive only seen the last two movies. But i still geeked out hard at the dragonball theme!!

And then we went to order. I love that the burgers are named after dragonball characters! I ended up choosing the Goku Fusion.

It was delicious!! A really good burger ๐Ÿ™‚

Nick chatted to me about dragonball and explained a lot about what was going in with the new anime. It was the perfect venue! ๐Ÿ™‚ and the service was lovely too!

Definitely check this place out if you are in the area and feel like a good burger. And even more so if u are a dragonball fan ๐Ÿ˜€

Its at 17 hamilton st in mont albert

Chocolate Chess Tart, Beatrix in North Melbourne

My friends Fiona and Tilly often tag me in facebook posts from this place called Beatrix, and they always have the most creative, delicious looking stuff! Today Tilly and I were passing through North Melbourne and we decided to stop by to check it out. And im glad we did! It was a great place!

Its a cosy little store, with a variety of delicious cakes on display. On their instagram page for today, they showed a picture of something called a chocolate chess pie, and they used the hashtag #piethinkiloveyou ! ๐Ÿ™‚ i love puns so i loved that! So when i was choosing what to get, i decided to try this chocolate chess pie!

But first i wanna show u a pic of the tables outside:

They had bottles of sunscreen for their patrons on each of the tables! I loved that. I had never seen this done before. Dont you love a place that cares about its patrons? ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok so this is what i had:

It was great! I loved that it wasnt too sweet, it was just right! And the pastry part of it was firm enough that i could pick it up and eat it that way if i wanted! (And i did take a few glorious bites this way!) The pie was just the right amount of moistness! Yes it was fab! And i got to try Tilly’s crumble that she ordered and that was delicious too!

So if u are around north mellbourne and are looking for somewhere to go for coffee and cake, i think Beatrix is a great place ๐Ÿ™‚ its at 688 Queensberrt St North Melbourne ๐Ÿ™‚

Churros in Chocolate, from A Touchof Spain food truck, outside NGV

I was waiting for my friend in front of the National Gallery of Victoria on this sunny sunday, and i noticed this sign nearby.

โ€œThe best churros with chocolate in the World!โ€

Now that is a bold claim and it really piqued my interest! I always think, you have to be pretty confident in your wares to say that ๐Ÿ™‚ i knew I really wanted to try. Once id met my friend and weโ€™d grabbed some food from the nearby market stalls, we were crossing the road to go to the park when my friend said โ€œare you gonna try those churros?โ€.

We were in the MIDDLE of crossing the road when i decided, you know what? I am going to try these. today!! I need to know. Are they the best in the world? ๐Ÿ˜€

So we went over and sat down near the food truck. I went up to order some churros and chocolate. And the man said โ€œdo you mind waiting for 5 minutes? We have to cook it. Its good when you eat it hot.โ€ I was like thats fine! Ill just eat this market food i have first (delicious Alepas!)

So i was sitting and eating my Alepas and after a while my friend said โ€œThese churros are taking a whileโ€

And i joked, maybe hes timing it to that when i finish eating, he can serve it to me straight away.

โ€œWell hes just got a few seconds, because youre about to finishโ€ she said.

And i finished eating my alepas. Put it down. Then 10 seconds later, the churros man waved me over to the truck to get my churros!!

Like he waited until i finished eating before serving me my churros!

This is a guy who cares about his customers and their eating experiences.

And here they are. I had a good feeling as soon as i saw them. The i ate them.

Yes!

Those churros were so good! Just perfect.

My friend agreed!

We thoroughly enjoyed eating them ๐Ÿ™‚ and they do get my vote too hhaha!! I can vouch for this sign ๐Ÿ˜€

The truck is outside the NGV, probably every weekend when the market is on! They also have a facebook page ๐Ÿ™‚

Good churros! ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast at The Grain Store, city

Hmmm! Sometimes when something bad happens, it can turn out to be really good in hindsight! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tilly and i planned to go to Sweet Evelyn in Brunswick for this mango panna cotta, but she starts work at 8am, so we decided to be crazy and get to Sweet Evelyn at like 6:30am hahah! Anything for an adventure right? So i woke up at 3:15am, got to Springvale station nice and early and waited for the first train. The 4:46am train! I was so proud of myself getting there, with time to spare! Sleepy as i was, i happily waited. And waited.

Then i heard the announcement that there was signal failures and the train wouldnt arrive until 5:15! This was a spanner in the works of our morning, as we had timed this breakfast trip to Sweet Evelyn down to the last minute hahah!

I thought to myself, i am bummed i might miss out on this panna cotta today… but i did do all i could…. so i guess thats ok…

So i met Tilly at 6am in the city and it was still dark! In my sleepy-ish state, i was kind of enjoying it.. it still was an adventure! She suggested we go somewhere in the city, since we wouldnt have time to go to brunswick and back before her shift. And immediately my brain thought of The Grain Store! (Well done sleepy brain! You did good! :D). My friend Stefanie had told me the Grain Store was a good place for breakfast a few years ago actually, but i never got around to it. But today was the perfect chance to try it!

We walked there and went in as soon as it opened at 7am.

I immediately liked it! Some places just have a nice vibe! ๐Ÿ™‚

Our waittress was lovely! Initially i was going to order the white chocolate pancakes, but she said we have a special today, which was French Toast with Nutella (and other things too, but as soon as she said โ€œnutellaโ€ my brain decided and i stopped listening to the rest hahaha). Tilly ordered the pancakes, so i got to try some of it too! Win-win! ๐Ÿ˜€

They were yummmm!

And here is my french toast:

It was so yum! I was so impressed with it! It had so many different flavours and textures and as Tilly said, they all complimented each other (shes been watching a lot of Project Runway hahaha).

I enjoyed that!

Im glad i finally got to try breakfast at the Grain Store! Its at 514 Flinders Lane in the city ๐Ÿ™‚

Code Black Coffee, Docklands

My friend Kodi recommended this place to me! Its a little cafe in docklands. It has such a fun and friendly vibe, I really enjoyed being here. I ordered a coffee and also one of the big milk chocolate cookies!

Look at that glorious thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ i loved eating it! There was actually a choice of three different cookies, but i went with this one because the lovely Francis who works here said it was her favourite, and it was already the one i was leaning towards, so easy decision! Mmmmmmm. It was yum ๐Ÿ™‚

And so was the coffee!

They also have baguettes and stuff if you want to have lunch here.

A really nice place. I had a great time here, especially on such a nice Spring day as today ๐Ÿ™‚ im glad i came to check out Kodiโ€™s recommendation! Its on Karlsruhe Lane in Docklands ๐Ÿ™‚

Blue Ocean Milkshake and Baguette at Blue Rose Baguette, South Yarra

What a great random find! I had gone out with Kirsty to see a play called Self on Chapel on Chapel, and afterwards, i felt like a milkshake so we wandered down chapl street and kirsty saw this small place that had milkshakes on the menu. It looked just like a standard fish and chip shop, but i wasnt sure how far we’d have to walk to find another milkshake place, so we decided to give this place a shot! (Plus i like the idea of Blue Roses, so that helped sway things too :D)

I saw they had a milkshake called Blue Ocean, so i went with that! I was just expecting a normal milkshake in a glass with a straw and maybe it was blue coloured. kirsty and i had a good long chat. After a while we thought, hmm these milkshakes are taking a while. And the later, these were brought out:

I was in shock! I was not expecting something so beautiful! Ahhhhh! It made me happy just looking at it! I had fun eating the layer of chocolate and coconut off the side of the glass. So lamington!

And that marshmallow was the biggest and possibly the best marshmallow ive had. I had so much fun eating it. And it was so yum too, not too sweet! And i really appreciate that it was lightly toasted!

And the drink itself was so yum! Noce flavour and not too sweet! I felt really great after id finished that and i think kirsty and i spent the entire time just giggling like kids when were were eating/drinking this!

It was made with love for sure! So after telling the staff how amazing it was, we left.

And that was that!

Only it wasnt!

Cos i decided i wanted to try their food too! I have this theory that a place thats good, does everything good. And so i ordered a crispy pork baguette

And yes! It was good!! Juicy, flavoursome and solid! Id happily come back to this place to eat any time ๐Ÿ™‚

Its at 350 chapel street in south yarra. The staff are really awesome too ๐Ÿ™‚

Im really glad we gave this little fish and chip looking shop a try! What a pleasant surprise ๐Ÿ™‚