30 October 2018

Don't Tell Aunty: Indian, Surry Hills (24 Oct 2018)

414 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Hello $10 Lunch Buffet

Bye Bye 4fourteen, Hello Don't Tell Aunty looking very colourful with the ultramarine seating. The $10 Lunch Buffet advertised on the outside chalkboard was the first attraction for me. Keep in mind it's not exactly a 'buffet' as in all-you-can-eat for $10 but you can put as much on your large plate as you're willing to eat without wastage. If you need more then it's an extra $10 I believe. I managed to get a bit of all 7 curries on offer with a good amount of rice in the middle of my plate and some of the sides, relishes and raita. My tip would be to make sure you put enough rice to start. There's nothing worse than running out of rice for your curries on the plate. Pappadums were included but could benefit from being more crisp. I suspect they might have been prepared too far in advance and have lost some of their lovely texture as well as those colourful fun cheezel looking tubes. But for $10 it's great value for the variety and flavour and a great concept for the lunchtime locals as a cheap eat. Make sure you get some of that red lime pickles you see in the middle of my plate for some extra flavour kick and chilli heat. Service was friendly and welcoming. Decor pretty cool with lots of natural light and colourful surrounds. There's also a self service wine bottle fridge. So if in need of another bottle of wine. Just go up and get one for your table. It's like a liquor shop with dining tables hehe. I spy wine prices range from $48 to $190 per bottle.

Don't Tell Aunty Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

15 October 2018

Scout's Honour, Redfern (15 Oct 2018)

118 George St, Redfern NSW 2016

Coffee & Cookie Goals

Very nice Cappuccino ($3.50) using Five Senses Coffee served in a small cup that gives a good hit of flavour. Cookie heaven to be found here. Nutella Cookie ($4) and Peanut Butter Cookie ($4) so good they're dangerous. Just the right crunchy texture on the outside with a soft gooey like texture to be found in the epicentre of chocolate or peanut butter goodness. Pretty cool decor and some seating to be found inside at either the high tables or larger common table. Not so keen on the metal seating though which looks cool but makes a hell of a noise when moving along the hard floor. Menu looks reasonably priced so definitely keen to revisit. Service friendly and parking can be a little bit of challenge in the area.

Scout's Honour Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

03 October 2018

Penny's Cheese Shop, Potts Point (2 Oct 2018)

4 Roslyn St, Potts Point NSW 2011


Was lovely to meet Penny Lawson, a self-diagnosed curd nerd with 20 years experience in the food industry sourcing local and international cheeses. You can smell the cheese as you walk into this small but very tempting cheese shop stocked with plenty of variety to please. Move over 3 and 5 cheese toasties. Penny's Cheese Shop prefers to do an 8 Cheese Toastie ($12) this week using sourdough from Pioik Bakery and Cheddar-VIC, Raclette-VIC, Gruyere-NSW, Mimolette-France, Reypenaer VSOP-The Netherlands, Tilsit-NSW biodynamic, Caciocavallo-Italy and Raclette-France. I've chosen the Quattro Stelle ham option but they also do a fresh chilli option for those who like it spicy — I might have to try next time. So much cheesy goodness that a pickle on the side would be awesome to help refresh the palate. Most good cheese toasties will have buttered bread on the outside to form a crust but this one differs with replacing the butter with more cheese instead that's melted to form a cheesy crust. The cheese shop has been open about 2 months and Penny is slowly transforming the space that used to be the Leo cafe. I spy eggs, olive oil, crackers and honey from various artisan producers on offer. Parking can be a challenge in the area but it's worth the trip.

Penny's Cheese shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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