SNCKBR WEST, Amsterdam

 
Milkshakes and delicious dinner at SNCKBR WEST, Amsterdam with May Leong and Leon Korobacz.

Milkshakes and delicious dinner at SNCKBR WEST, Amsterdam with May Leong and Leon Korobacz.

When you say, 'Snackbar' in Holland, it simply means having a snack at well known fast food chains. Well, SNCKBR WEST in Amsterdam begs to differ. It is simply one of the healthiest and yummiest food I ever had in Holland. I was here last year and now I'm back again hehe.

Well, we did a little cheeky SNCKBR treat, even the vegan freakshakes are free of additives. Using soymilk as base, we are loving the Tha Sugadaddy and The Macho Mango. Who doesn't love whipped coconut cream, raw cacao and fruity mango in their milkshakes?

For dinner, we kicked off with the Chef's Platter, which consists of the Hummus Superbowl (super yum), Aubergine Canneloni and Falafel. The pita bread that came with were so soft and fluffy, they go so well with the hummus and falafel. Loving it!

We had the Meat Platter and Fish of the Day, served with salad on the side. Everything was just fresh and beautifully cooked, I was so happy I returned to SNCKBR and am looking forward to have another feast the next time I'm in Amsterdam again.

x

m

SNCKBR WEST Kinkerstraat 10 1053EC Amsterdam
 

Spice Things Up At Magic Mountain Saloon

 
Photo Credit : May Leong and Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : May Leong and Leon Korobacz

When I first heard of Magic Mountain Saloon in Melbourne, I was dying to find out what it was all about. In my head, I was thinking of a magical barber saloon with fairies inspired barbers and of course, it was all just my imagination (and a crazy one too, ahah).

Leon Korobacz (@hungrysydneysiders) and I arrived at Magic Mountain in Melbourne CBD. They're opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tucked in the corner of Little Collin Street, you couldn't miss the pink neon lighting of Magic Mountain logo.

For starters, we were greeted with Green Prawns and Cured Kingfish, served with minty flavoured green chilli sauce. It was the sashimi dream come true, Thai style. The Garlic Chive Dumplings was juicy with tasty fillings. All served with this insanely spicy (in a very good way) seasoning.

My favourite has got to be Curried Chicken Rendang with Smoked Mozzarella Roti. It was the bomb! Served with a cute pair of scissors, the Malaysian style flatbread was full of flavour.

If you love the street food of South East Asia, this Thai and Chinese inspired dish called Fat Rice Noodles, stir fried with Peking Duck and peppercorn is to-die-for. It was oily and spicy, packed with flavours.

Leon is a huge fan of Magic's Grass Fed Eye Fillet. From the Grill section of the menu, the perfectly cooked fillet was rolled with Cured Pork Belly, seasoned with shallots, mushrooms & chilli soy sauce.  

Magic Mountain Saloon definitely did not disappoint. A funky Melbourne boutique bar that makes good food. It was real Thai street food with an Australian twist, and Magic Mountain doesn't compromise the spicy elements. It was spicy that I drank heaps of water but it was well worth it (hehe)!

Thank you for such an awesome experience! A great ambience to hang and chill with friends after work or over the weekend for brunch. Make reservations ahead for dinner, as Magic can get pretty busy at night.

Magic Mountain
62 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Photo Credit : May Leong and Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : May Leong and Leon Korobacz

 

Easter Weekend

 
At my favourite, Doughnut Time mint coloured store and having a wonderful Nutella time at Tella Balls Dessert Bar.

At my favourite, Doughnut Time mint coloured store and having a wonderful Nutella time at Tella Balls Dessert Bar.

Hello Easter bunnies and chickas!

Hope you are having a well rested long weekend. I'm already thinking today is Monday but it's actually Sunday :) haha!

So, I have been eating loads of Easter themed sweets. Here sharing my favourites from Sydney.

First stop, my favourite store to get doughnuts... Mmm. You guessed it Doughnut Time! Grab myself two six packs. Loving the flavours of Yolk Addict (Yellow, white & eggshell cream glaze, topped with Cadbury Crème egg) and Chubby Bunny (Pastel pink cream glaze with mini marshmallows and rainbow sprinkles).

Next stop was Tella Balls Dessert Bar in Dulwich Hill. Just twenty minutes drive from CBD. I met up with my girlfriends and we ate the yummiest from the menu. I would recommend the Red Velvet Waffles. And thinking of sweet, sweet pasta? Look no further, Pastatella is made from sliced pancakes (to make it look like Tagliatella

Delicious Easter six packs from Doughnut Time and look at that spread from Max Brenner.

Delicious Easter six packs from Doughnut Time and look at that spread from Max Brenner.

For the last dessert haul, you gotta have a hot cuppa milk chocolate at Max Brenner. The waffles drizzled in generoues melted chocolate taste divine with strawberries and bananas. Having pizza craves? The Max Brenner pizza is topped with marshmallows and bananas.

That's all for my favourite places to eat on Easter weekend. Yummy in my tummy, for sure. Now, I'm looking for something savoury hehe.

Stay fab all! Have a fantastic month of April!

xoM

 

Galentine's Day at Rabbit Hole Tea

 
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(Okay, firstly, ignore the outfit change, I was here in Spring and back in Summer kind of thing, haha!)

Rabbit Hole Tea is the prettiest cafe in Sydney. I kid you not. The warehouse space, for some reason, feels like a dream home with soft lightings and beautiful ceramic wares. If you're looking for yummy fusion food, delightful hot and cold brewed tea and... you happen to be also obsessing about flatlays, Rabbit Hole Tea is the place to be!

I love every inch of Rabbit Hole Tea and that includes the bathroom too. OMG (soooo cray). I won't tell you how it looks like, but it's got this really cool mirror which says "Who In The World Am I?" Now, that's a selfie you wanna have.

So, on Galentine's Day with my gal pal, we started off with a nice cuppa tea and a dessert each. If you're looking for happy colours, Turkish Delight is the loveliest of them all. FYI, I couldn't get enough of my Matcha Green Tea Cake hehe.

And, did I mentioned the new Summer menu is out? Think of cold green tea soba noodles and deconstructed sushi - sashimi served with avocado, shredded carrots, finely sliced daikon and sushi rice. It was divine! 

It's the perfect place to spend with Galentine's or Valentine's Day. Or any other day, really. I will always take my favourites to this place, always and forever.

xxm

 

The Lamb at Ribs & Burgers

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

So, I woke up one day and said to myself, "It's time for a burger flatlay." Hahaha. 

Headed off to my favourite Ribs & Burgers restaurant in Central Park, Sydney. 

The burger of the month is The Lamb, and boy it does not disappoint. It's a succulent, juicy burger served with beautifully grilled lamb shoulder meat,  slices of cucumber, mint and cream cheese. Simply mouthwatering. 

We practically tried all the other burgers but that is another story to tell another day.

And don't forget to order the side dishes like you know, the fries, which is pretty standard. Hehe. I particularly love Ribs & Burgers' Thin Onion Fries and Sweet Potato Fries if you're after something more exciting hehe. 

Cabbage Salad is actually one of my favourite dish at Ribs & Burgers. There's something about purple cabbage and mixed seeds, tossed in vinaigrette and fresh herbs that taste heavenly. Delish.

Thank you, Aaron and the team at Ribs & Burgers. Always making sure my burgers and fries look their very best for flatlays, hehe. Jokes. 

Anyways, have a fab day folks! Burgers and fries forever.

xm

Ribs & Burgers

Central Park Mall, RB09A/28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
 

Weekend Brunch at Bowery Lane

 
Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa Photography

Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa Photography

Just another day brunching with friends. This time, we found our hang at Bowery Lane in Sydney CBD. If you're longing for the buzz of New York City, this place has got the NY vibes. I'm loving the rustic interior with exposed bricks and timber. 

We started off our Sunday with four fresh juices and smoothies. You have to try the Green Power Juice and The Cleanser. 

For the weekend brunch, we had to try Boy Scout and Smashed Avocado. The breakfast dish, Boy Scout is filled with goodness of poached eggs, field mushrooms and sauteed kale, sprinkled with paprika crumb. Just divine. 

Smashed Avocado was especially yummy with quinoa and persian feta, served on sourdough bread.

The boys particularly love Bowery Lane's Black Onyx Scotch Fillet, they wiped the dish clean! Perfectly cooked, medium rare steak served with potatoes. Simply soft and tender, it is simply to-die-for!

The Market Fish of the day was salmon. We gotta have salmon grilled in spiced butter and fresh salad. Add a zest of lemon for the tangy flavour.

For an Asian inspired dish, the Confit Duck Salad has all the fresh greens - rocket, green mango, bean sprouts - tossed in finely chopped mint and chilli. Subtle but delicious.

For side dishes, we have Charred Broccollini. A simple dish but simply mouth-watering. The broccollini is served with lemon dressing and toasted almonds.

It's such a great place to brunch at Bowery Lane or drop over for a cup of coffee. Beautiful interior with a fantastic atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive staff. 

Pop over Bowery Lane if you're ever in the city of Sydney. And it's so close to Circular Quay, it's an even better reason to check out the NY interior if you're planning a day out.

Thank you for popping over.

Stay fab!
xm

Bowery Lane 

Shop 1, Level 4,
1 O'Connell St,
Sydney NSW 

Mon-Wed: 7am - 10pm
Thur-Fri: 7am – Late
Sat: 5pm - Late

 

Brunch Haven at Middletown

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Middletown was brunch haven. We met up with my Melbourne friend, Vickie Liu (check out her fabulous Instagram @vickiee_yo) one weekend at Pahran's New Kid On The Block.

We started off with beautifully brewed matcha latte and Coffee Waffles. It was the prettiest plated waffle in Melbourne. Topped with strawberries and  truffle ice cream, sprinkled with edible flowers and micro herbs, the Coffee Waffle was just yum.

Next stop, gotta try the Trio Mushrooms as I'm a HUGE fan of anything mushrooms. Served on home made celeriac puree with crispy pancetta, poached eggs, pecorino cheese and brioche soldiers

Lamb Neck was something you have to try when in Melbourne. This dish looked simple but it exceeded our expectations. Tender meat served with pickled beetroots, heirloom baby carrots and sweet potato, topped with smoked yoghurt.

Wagyu Brisket On House Brioche was a delight. I particularly am in love with the crispy chard (it's like a yummy veggie crisp). The wagyu was served on toasted brioche, with a generous serve of mustard aioli, fruit relish and salad. Just divine.

Now, this one I'm super excited with. Quinoa Salad is a very pretty (and mouth-watering) salad dish. It's got all the nutrition you need - stone fruit gel, halloumi cheese, fennel tops, radish, pickled and roasted cauliflowers. 

We will be coming back to Middletown for sure. Loving their all-day breakfast and lunch, with beautiful mod interior, it is a perfect place to hang out with family and friends. 

Middletown
229 High Street Prahran
Victoria 3181

Open 7:00 — 16:00 weekdays, 8:00 — 16:00 weekends.