Before the start of our day-trip to Philip Island, we needed to have some good breakfast!
Top Paddock has been the darling of breakfast places since it’s opening (Zomato, TripAdvisor, Yelp etc.), and so here we were!
We took Tram 75 from Flinders Street to East Richmond Station (Stop 11) and decided to take an easy stroll along the straight road past 4 tram stops to this place.
Having arrived around 7.50am, we were a bit early, but they had a section opened up for customers to wait. Strangely they open an hour later at 8am on weekends than on weekdays when they open at 7am.
Burger Joint is a newly opened (today is their 2nd day!) famous New York burger restaurant with only a back door on Gemmill Lane as the entrance (similar to its unshowy entrance in New York Le Parker Meridien Hotel).
Upon entering, we were welcomed into a cosy area with comfy looking sofa benches. With colourful menu written on cardboard and customers’ scribblings all over the walls, this certainly looked like a fun place to be in!
The steps are clear: decide on the type of burger, how do you want it cook, and what do you want on it, and rattle off your order at the counter. Pay up, memorise your number, and wait for them to shout your number to get your yummy burgers!
We had a Cheeseburger cooked medium rare with all in, except ketchup ($13.80 + GST).
Our verdict? The beef patty was awesome!!! We loved the texture and the pinkish meat. It was also a very non-greasy burger, so it was not as sinful…
There was a bar counter, but we did not try any drinks. We did however, enjoyed the free WiFi (just ask the staff for the password), and left our scribblings on the wall… May the 4th be with You 🙂
We finally made it here, after hearing and seeing so much of it since it’s opening in Jan 2016!
Oh My Tian was opened by the same folks over at Hatter Street in Kovan, so you can expect crispy-on-the-outside-but-fluffy-on-the-inside waffles. They also have some mains and a totally delightful decor that’s so Instagram-worthy! Think a Merry-Go-Round in the corner of the cafe? A park in another corner with a street-lamp telephone? 🙂
It was a very quiet Tuesday when we came here for dinner, and we had almost the entire place to ourselves. Gotta say that they have really put in a lot for the decorations 🙂
We were here so many times but they always ran out of mains or waffles!!
So finally, on a fine Saturday morning, we decided to try just one last time before giving up (they can’t possible run out of mains or waffles from the morning right?)…
And this time, we managed to get seats and food 😀
We were glad that we made the effort to come here again (and again, and again…), because the food was so yummy!
In fact, we returned 4 days later for dinner 😛
Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, North
Tags: burger, cafe, chicken, latte, matcha latte, mushroom, pork belly, Thomson V, Upper Thomson, waffle
I was around this area waiting for hubby, and was looking around for dinner places. There were actually many food choices around this area, and I decided on Luxe because… The signage was appealing and the interior looked very welcoming!
Luxe originates from Sydney, Australia and this is their first overseas restaurant-bar, serving contemporary Australian cuisine with a Southeast Asian twist.
So we ordered:
- Burrata with Cabbage Relish and Grilled Broccoli ($16+GST): This was surprising light and blended very well with the relish.
- Grilled Barramundi with Rojak Flower Butter Sauce ($36+): We totally loved this fish! It might be a little low in the quantity, but definitely up the scales in terms of quality! The skin was oh-so-crispy! The fish was very fresh and cooked to perfection, and the sauce complemented it really well. An excellent recommendation by the staff!
- Luxe Burger with Grass-fed Beef, Cheese, House-made pickles, Lettuce and Fries (replaced fries with salad, $28+): Charcoal bun was used and it kind of gave an interesting feel to the burger concept. The patty was juicy and hubby enjoyed it very much!
- Freshly Cold-pressed Green Apple Juice ($6+): Surprisingly sweet, it was quite refreshing.
This was quite a nice place to chill out and we had a lovely time here 🙂
Teddy’s US Beef Burger
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Conveniently located just next to Exit H of Outram MRT station, hubby wanted to try out this place because of the waffles, but we got distracted by other stuff instead 😛
We woke up early to go to Roast Coffee for breakfast! It was not difficult to find and we reached the place close to its opening hours so we could easily get a table for the 5 of us. The decoration was very chic and well-lit, with full-length glass windows and very high ceilings giving a very spacious interior.
Categories: Bangkok, Breakfast, Thailand, Travel
Tags: Bangkok, burger, cafe, cappuccino, crab, egg benedict, latte, noodle, pork, tea
Wagyu Beef Burger
Hubby redeemed a 1-for-1 voucher, so we came here for dinner! It was quite funny that when hubby called up to make reservations, they didn’t even ask for the name or contact details… Which seemed to suggest that there was not going to be a crowd.
Indeed, there was only another 2 customers when we arrived around 7pm. Very quickly, hubby ordered a Wagyu Beef Burger ($23++), while I could not resist ordering the Seafood Aglio Olio ($23++).
Seafood Aglio Olio
Got to say that the seafood was very fresh, and the linguine was cooked quite al-dente. However, this must be the most oily version of aglio olio that I have ever tried… There was a huge puddle of oil left after I had tossed and finished the pasta 😮
Hubby was very happy with his medium rare beef burger! The beef patty was thick and juicy, and the egg yolk was runny and yummy.
For the price, we thought that the portions were quite small, but since we had a 1-for-1, it was still quite worth it 🙂
- Location: 583 Orchard Road Forum The Shopping Mall #01-20/21 S(238884)
- Website: benjaminbrowns.com
- Hrs: 10am – 9pm (Mon-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 9am – 9pm (Sun)
We had a late start this morning and decided we must go to Burger & Lobster for lunch!
Well, you see, everyone who has gone to London (and back) says this is a must-go restaurant whenever you are in London (together with Duck & Waffle and Patty & Bun)! The food menu is very simple, there are only 3 items. In fact, there isn’t a menu! The waitress simply come by your table and explain the very simple 3 items to the table. For £20, you could order:
- a Whole Lobster (steamed or grilled),
- a Lobster Roll, or
- a Beef Burger
Ah, £20 for a burger? No thanks 😛
Deciding what to eat
We were around the corner at Oxford Street and figured that we should pop by for some burger goodness!
Patty & Bun has become very popular in London with their juicy burgers. There are 2 locations in Central London, one on James Street and one on Liverpool Street. The one on James Street is right in the middle of the famous shopping street, Oxford Street (this is like Orchard Road in Singapore). Which is just as well, because you can always drop by for a burger after your shopping spree!