The Choc Pot, Burwood

On a cold winter’s night when you’re craving some warm, rich, dessert – The Choc Pot is the perfect place to go! I couldn’t really decide what my favourite was between the salted caramel chocolate souffle and the molten chocolate fondant! Check it out for yourself!

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Cute little boards for menu prices and specials

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Small open kitchen area

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Mr Souff – salted caramel waterfall into a light fluffy chocolate souffle ($12.00)

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The Choc Pot – molten chocolate fondant ($12.00)

The Food Zoo experience: So. Much. Chocolate. Chocolate this, chocolate that. You just can’t really go wrong in this place. Unless it’s too much chocolate. In which case, match desserts with the recommended herbal teas! I’m loving this place!

The Choc Pot

7/1 Railway Parade
Burwood NSW 2134

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Mint, Burwood

As promised, the post which was meant to precede TeaPlus Burwood (as you can tell, I clearly get overexcited by dessert and jumped the gun on that post).

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Mint’s special lemonade

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 Thick vermicelli lemongrass soup ($11.50)

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Mint’s signature beef noodle soup with Australian wagyu cutes ($17.00)

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Chicken salad congee ($13.00)

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Lemongrass pork with rice ($12.00 extra for tomato rice)

The Food Zoo experience: Situated on the main road amongst a whole strip of other restaurants, you know it’s good when people area already waiting outside for an early dinner. Turnover is quite quick so the wait is never too long. I was surprised by the lemongrass pork which was served more as a stir-fry instead of grilled pork chop style but was tasty nevertheless. Portions were generous and the menu is maaaaaaaaassive (although who am I kidding, I always order pho). Highly recommending this place and I am officially labeling it as my go-to restaurant in Burwood!

 Mint

226, Burwood Road
Burwood 2134

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TeaPlus, Burwood

What a busy weekend! Trekking all over Sydney on a Saturday afternoon and finding myself stuck in Burwood traffic which was quite a bummer. Although I finally got to try this place after stumbling upon it on Philsosophy‘s blog (in addition to some awesome Pho at Mint – look out for this post over the next few days!) So at least all the running around all paid off!

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Plant Milk Tea – Green Tea ($5.80)

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 Plant Milk Tea – Original with pearls ($5.80)

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Plant Milk Tea – Taro ($5.80)

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Three of the four flavours offered (hot chocolate also available)

The Food Zoo experience: These drinks are so adorable! The “soil” is made of crushed Oreos and separated from the tea with a layer of frothy foam. Unfortunately, all the drinks were only lukewarm when they arrived and the biscuits added a weird salty taste to the drink which wasn’t too pleasant. However, the actual flavours were nice and strong so I think you wouldn’t probably be better off getting other drink items which are less fancy! There are also other snack items on the menu which I thought I should mention although we were really just too full from dinner!

Finally, a quick note about the efficiency of the staff. I think only in Asian restaurants would they ask patrons to change seats after already being seated. But at least it helped us get a table of four seated in 15 minutes instead of 50! I was impressed!

TeaPlus Burwood
258 Shop 9 Burwood Rd
Burwood 2134

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Brewtown Newtown, Newtown

I’ve had the cronut from Brewtown Newtown before, but the line at the front scared me off, so I ended up running away with take-away cronut. But I was determined this time to wait it out to have brunch. Luckily the line was not as long and the wait was about 15 minutes.


Breakfast juice: Kale, apple, celery and ginger, $6

The juice was refreshing and a good way to start the day. Nothing like a cleansing drink before clogging up your arteries with the grease laden cronut.


Skim Flat White, $3.50

Some seriously smooth milk going on here. I could drink several cups of this, and would have if the brunching buddy didn’t remind me I was on a strict diet.


Grilled black sausage home-made hash browns, Canadian bacon, house relish, boiled eggs, $16.

Mmmmm, sweet Canadian baconnnnnnn…. The black sausage had a nice firm, chunky texture, just the way you want sausage to be. The eggs were, weirdly, served cold. The hash browns were the real star on this plate with just the right amount of crunch, which gives way to the soft warm potato gems inside.

 


Salmon kedgeree, wood smoked salmon, Israeli couscous, poached egg, coriander, and lime, $16.50 + Avocado smash, $4.50.

The salmon was lightly smoked with just the right amount of saltiness. My first date with Israeli couscous and it was a dream. Perfectly light and fluffy. The were a little stingey with the lime, or maybe I’m just too used to lacing my food with lemons and limes, as I didn’t really taste any. When everything was eaten by itself it seemed a bit out of place to me. Lucky I like playing with my food and decided to mash up the egg and give everything a good stir-through with the avocado smash, and lo-and-behold, perfection.

 


Chocolate cronut, $5.50

I only allowed myself a small slice of this cronut but it was heavenly. As good as this tasted, I have to say I much prefer the glazed version. Grease seemed more readily dripping from that one.

Brunch always seems so short…especially since I’m limited to one a week. :( When I feel like my arteries are ready for real punishment I want to come back and definitely try the Elvis burger.
Brewtown Newtown
6-8 O’Connell St
Newtown, 2042
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