yep. my favourite day finally arrived last week! had no special plans but one thing i wanted was lots of ‘food and friends’ – and that is exactly what happened!!
started out on friday where we went to Mart in Middle Park. quite the iconic place i must say and their dishes didn’t disappoint either. both me and my friend were quite pleasantly surprised with the size of the dishes that were served. my friend chose the poached eggs and bacon served with toast while i opted for the french toast with poached pears with lots of vanilla ‘dots’ – me likey!
after brunch, we decided to move to Chez Dre to have some coffee – the day was too good to be wasted sitting indoor!
later that night, more friends joined me for a mini-celebration at one of my favorite Korean eatery, Gami in Lt Lonsdale. we got some Korean fried chicken, kimchi pancake and corn cheese to share. needless to say, tummy was very very happy!
i loooove their kimchi pancake- crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, a little bit spicy and the dipping sauce balance out the sweetness of the kimchi. perfect!
on the saturday, a friend and i decided to try Snow Pony (affiliated with Porgie and Mr Jones, i think) in Balwyn – thanks to Entertainment Book! and after doing some research on what’s good there, all signs pointed to the toasted banana bread (with the mascarpone, raspeberries, blueberries and pistachio sprinkles on top!)…. and just looking at it makes me drool!
but i was craving for something savoury that day and decided to try another Snow Pony’s Classic – smashed avocado with thyme buttered mushroom served on toasted wholemeal bread
the next day, we tried the newly opened Saigon – a Vietnamese restaurant in Glen Waverley. it wasnt the best Vietnamese i’ve ever tried but my theory is that food is more enjoyable with friends around :)
needless to say, it was one of the nicest weekends i’ve had in a while – with lots of food and friends, lots of celebration and lots and lots of laughter. thank you everyone who has made my birthday quite the memorable one!!