Boon Cafe-Pandan Desserts and Thai Food in a Grocery Store

Boon Cafe is part of the Chat Thai group and you may walk past this cafe without knowing it since it’s situated inside a grocery store. The grocery store offers some cooked items that are ready for takeaway. Unlike other cafes, Boon Cafe is also open for dinner so you can come for breakfast, lunch and dinner! In addition to Thai food, they also serve snacks, drinks and pastries (more on the Pandan desserts later!).

Boon Cafe

I was trying to order something different than the usual pad thai so I decided to go with the Padt Mee Kha-Ti which was stir fried thin rice noodles with tamarind, tofu, coconut milk, garlic chives and shredded omelette. I was surprised that the noodles were so pink! I was also expecting thicker rice noodles similar to pad thai noodles but these were really thin and more like vermicelli noodles. Portion was also on the smaller side and the flavour just tasted alright. Should’ve stuck with the pad thai!

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White Mojo-Soft Shell Crab for Brunch

I took a mini vacay down to Melbourne for 3 days this week! I’ve heard all about their famous brunch and coffee so I had a hard time deciding where to go. However, none of them could possibly be bad! I just wish I could eat more. For one of my brunch stops I went to White Mojo, located in Hardware Lane.Melbourne

Melbourne is known for their amazing laneways filled with cafes and restaurants. It’s a very lively area to be in and it feels hidden away yet everyone is there. The photo above is just for reference and not where White Mojo is located.  Continue reading →

Swiss Bakery: Hello Frissant!

I’ve waited quite a while before doing this post because I’ve actually been sampling many of their baked goods for a whole month now =D (will blog about the other goodies soon) Conveniently enough, I work nearby now! Hurray! (Hello fall sweater body!) Swiss bakery is well known for their frissant, which is our version of the cronut. If you haven’t heard of the cronut by now… I’m sorry to say you might have been living under a rock. Essentially it’s a donut and croissant hybrid.

Frissant Swiss BakeryWhen I went there the first time, I knew I had to try their frissant! This was the Cookies and Creme version. There was a glaze on top with cookie crumbles sprinkled on top and a cream in the middle. The exterior had a bit of a crunch while the inside was made of light flaky layers. It almost seemed like the whole thing was made of a bunch of circular layers of light fluffy dough stacked on top of each other. Furthermore, the exterior was also coated in cinnamon and sugar which added sweetness to the hybrid pastry. I did enjoy the frissant but I think it might be over-hyped because even though it was GOOD it wasn’t like omg I have to buy a dozen and eat it everyday!!!

Since I know donuts and croissants aren’t that expensive I thought that their hybrid counter part would be around the same price. Obviously I was wrong since it is considered a specialty so it may deserve the $4 price tag. I would try their other flavours though! Also, I know they don’t sell out by 11am and they do make more during the day! So don’t worry about not getting your hands on one.

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