Food Links I Love

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  1. Is this cookie pie too intense?
  2. Chia seed puddings are nothing new to me but blending them to create something a bit more mousse-like is.
  3. Food art.
  4. Mashed potato patties. What’s not to like?
  5. Such cute clouds. I believe they’re marshmallows.
  6. I think I’d really enjoy the texture of these flourless fudge chocolate chip cookies.
  7. Black sesame macarons. Nice.
  8. Multigrain vs whole grain. Sneaky.
  9. Simplicity: spaghetti with broccolini, garlic and chilli.

Kakawa Chocolates, Darlinghurst

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  • There’s something about handmade chocolates that always lures me in.
  • When I discovered Kakawa Chocolates last year, I did mention that there were some morsels I was keen to try in the future.
  • Well, here we are in the future where Kakawa Chocolates is no longer across the road from work for me.
  • Luckily, I popped in to pick up a mini box of four handmade chocolates before relocating offices.
  • Unluckily, none of them were particularly impressive.
  • Salted Crispy Crunchy – The rice bubbles embedded in this chocolate gave it an airy crunch and there was a hint of salt. However, its downfall was that the milk chocolate tasted very generic (and dare I say slightly stale?).
  • Chocolate Nougat – This was soft, fragrant and easy enough to eat. I’m unsure whether the semi-coating of dark chocolate was really necessary as the flavour didn’t come through at all. The pistachio pieces were welcome but it would’ve been nice if they were roasted for a bit of crunch.
  • Tonka and Vanilla – I suppose this chocolate was very true to its name as the vanilla flavour was extremely strong. In fact, the dark chocolate casing that was rich and fragrant struggled to balance against the vanilla.
  • Lychee – Normally, I steer away from fruity chocolates but lychee just seemed too unusual to pass up. Unfortunately, it did nothing to sway my preference towards fruit flavours in chocolates. It tasted fruity and sweet but the flavour definitely didn’t resemble lychee at all.
  • Regardless of this disappointing selection of four, Kakawa Chocolates does have some gems and the staff is always friendly.

Food Links I Love

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  1. Flourless chocolate espresso cake.
  2. I would love to devour this.
  3. Visiting Ben & Jerry’s headquarters sounds rather cool (excuse the pun).
  4. Grey kitchen.
  5. Pretty darn cute cake pops.
  6. When is honey mustard ever bad?
  7. Matcha mint iced tea certainly looks nice.
  8. Caramelised onion spinach and bacon pizza. Yes.
  9. Adorable cookies.

What I Ate

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Breakfast: Pork bun + half an apple + peanut butter

Snack (not pictured): Pistachios

Lunch: Stockmarket Kitchen Salad (same combination of ingredients as here but I managed to not spill it this time around) + bread

Dinner: Rice with spinach, greens and pork + pastries + durian (not pictured)

Food Links I Love

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  1. Taking miniatures to the extreme.
  2. Edamame with garlic and parmesan sounds like an interesting combination.
  3. Raw chocolate chip cookie dough bites.
  4. First time I’ve heard of risotto being baked.
  5. A delightful smattering of tasty sounding french fries.
  6. I’ll admit that it’s the thought of garlic roasted potatoes that’s drawing me to this simple salad.
  7. The flowers on this cake look quite convincing.
  8. The colours in this soba noodle salad are amazing.
  9. Perhaps it’s due to the blue but this ice cream cupcake looks more like a whale to me.

Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet, Campsie

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  • Korean lunch buffet by day, Korean BBQ by night.
  • I’ve only explored the daytime all you can eat option and it’s definitely preferable to RSL buffets.
  • The selection of food is relatively small but there’s still a good scattering of food categories e.g. dumplings, sushi, salads, soups, stir fries, noodle dishes, rice, prawns, etc.
  • My approach to buffets is to go in waves.
  • The first wave is all about trying out a little bit of everything that looks/sounds appealing.
  • Once you’ve worked out which dishes you like, subsequent waves are about eating more of the tasty things.
  • I rather enjoyed the broccoli that was in the mixed seafood dish, as well as thinly sliced beef that was stewed with a bit of onion and carrots.
  • There was only one type of sushi (tuna with cucumber) but it was nice enough to be included in all of my three waves.
  • Their dessert selection is pretty much non-existent but the amount of food that gets consumed during the main meal more or less negates the need for dessert anyway.
  • On a side note, I approve of the size of their plates – not massive, which should cut down on people piling their plates as high as possible and then only finishing half.
  • All in all, there’s bound to be something edible for everyone so Se Jong Korean BBQ Buffet is not a bad spot to head to for lunch every once in a while.

Food Links I Love

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  1. Bacon o’clock.
  2. Just look at that loading of chocolate chips.
  3. Food in disguise.
  4. Pasta bow ties.
  5. This is the first time I’ve hear of cannelés  but don’t they look and sound absolutely delightful?
  6. Beet and kale chips.
  7. I’d do shots of milk with these cookie shot glasses.
  8. Corned beef and cabbage pizza.
  9. For me, the most interesting part of this chocolate chip cookie dough pie would undoubtedly be the filling.