All posts tagged: Eat

Traditional Filipino Cakes with a Twist: Hanmade Desserts in Sydney

When your mum sends you a text that says “Jacqui, I can’t stoping eating the Sans Rival. I keep opening the fridge to take some little by little. Ang sarap kasi.” You know you’re onto a winner. And what an awesome find with Hanmade Desserts, a brilliant creator of filipino cakes and desserts available in Sydney’s north-west. I met the lovely Hannah via Facebook. I was visiting my parents over the weekend and in doing so, I love bringing them local filipino treats to share. I stumbled across Hanmade Desserts online and thought I’d give them a go. Hannah is great with correspondence and really approachable. She’s quick to respond and has an extensive filipino cake list available. Once you’ve secured your order, the invoice for payment arrives fairly promptly and you can simply EFT and following, schedule a pick-up time for collection. What is available at Hanmade Desserts you ask? I was slightly overwhelmed when I first saw her price list, more so because I was only after a Sans Rival cake, yet what …

Jolly Vibes Have Landed At Burger Point Marsden Park

Look no further as Burger Point Marsden Park in Sydney has added some filipino-flavoured goodness to their menu. A restaurant I would have never expected to do so, yet paying homage to some of my personal favourites, so why not drive here and simply check it out?! What looks like an everyday restaurant with a menu full of different burger and chicken options, actually has a second, secret filipino menu which is unspoken of unless you’ve been following their Facebook page. On their main menu, you have seven burger types to choose from (in addition to their Facebook featured house specials), share plates including fried or marinated chicken wings, hickory bbq grilled pork belly or a fresh bowl of chicken caesar salad. Of course, not to forget good old fries, sweet potato fries, or loaded fries topped with cheese. There’s no mention of the filipino treats I was teased with on Facebook, so as I approach the counter, I ask the question. And volia! If you’re wanting to try the crunchy, crispy chicken with traditional …

Dining With a View at Mimosa Wines Restaurant in Murrah

If you’re driving along the New South Wales coastline and looking to stay in the Eurobodalla region, it’s a must to dine in at the beautiful Mimosa Wines restaurant. Expect to travel less than a 1 1/2 hours drive from either Bateman’s Bay, Moruya or Narooma to the Mimosa winery, or from the other direction, similar drive times from Merimbula, Tathra or Bega. On the recommendation of a trusted local, a stop at the Mimosa winery was on the cards – and boy, what a delicious feast it was! Despite being the middle of winter and the vineyards not in full bloom at this time of the year, this restaurant still has an amazing menu to appreciate. Plus, their outdoor verandah has a spectacular view year-round, overlooking mountain ranges and their in-house winery. With small or large plated meals on the lunch menu, in addition to their ‘specials’ board, you won’t be disappointed at the choices available. Gluten-free or vegetarian dietary requirements can also be catered for too. Around the table, we tried Barramundi pan-fried, …

Must Visit Cafe in Narooma: The View Cafe & Bites

When the name eludes to ‘a view’ of some sort, how can you not be curious at how good it really is? Located on Campbell Street, Narooma – I assure you – you will not be disappointed when you visit The View Cafe & Bites for breakfast, brunch or lunch. With full water views visible from all outdoor dining tables, this is one of the best seats in the house if you’re passing through Narooma and looking for a gorgeous cafe to drop in on. That said, indoor dining is available if preferred (limited views that is) or you can order take-away too. A little bummed we avoided the cafe over the weekend as it was buzzing with people whilst the sun was out shining, so the view would have been glorious! Each time we walked passed, the outdoor seating was taken so we said we’ll pop back another time. That said, we thought we’d give it a crack on the Monday morning. Granted, people are back at work and guess what, we had free …

Dessert Alert: You Must Try Crepe Escape at Windsor

Scrolling through Facebook, my eyes light up when I see an absolutely delicious, Banoffee Pie Crepe featured in my newsfeed – that moment when you are intrigued to find out more. Crepe Escape you won me over with your simple marketing – a non-filtered, non-staged, post about food that you know I’ll want to eat. A week later, we’re here on a Saturday evening. We drove from Sydney’s north-west, only 15-minutes from the Hills district to Windsor. Whilst I’d like to think I’m the only one who’s been here and it’s a new find, within half-an-hour of arriving, the restaurant is a full-house. Clearly, I’m actually late to the party with this one. Crepe Escape is located on George Street in the heart of Windsor, so parking can be a little busy of an evening. That said, there’s a small car park at the rear and fingers crossed you may able to secure a spot. As our main, we ordered a Mexican Specialty Crepe, filled with diced beef, slow-cooked in a homemade, mild tomato salsa, …