Archive for March 17th, 2013

Sunday brekky @ Harvest Espresso

Lately my weekends have been working weekends. So it was nice to slow down on Sunday to indulge in a yummy breakfast.

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Our cafe of choice was the fairly new kid on the block in Victoria Park, Harvest Espresso. It was my second visit to Harvest Espresso,  I love it that this tiny cafe is conveniently located in my neighbourhood, best of all, they serve 5 senses coffees :). The coffee was good but I couldn’t finish it because my nervous stomach can no longer take caffeine (T__________T).

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My breakfast was the banana bread with berry compote and mascarpone and pistachios ($13). The banana bread was lovely with a nice chewy texture. I also liked the added crunch of the pistachios and the tartness of the berry compote. Overall, I enjoyed it even though added together it was probably a bit heavy for me.

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R’s black pudding, fried eggs with spinach and sourdough ($17). The black pudding sausages came out hot, crispy, and tasty, eggs were perfect and bread was pretty good. Overall we felt that the brekky dishes at Harvest were innovative, beautifully  presented but a tad heavy in terms of flavours. The service at Harvest is excellent, earnest. What  a wonderful and fun new addition to the Vic Park cafe strip. I will be returning for the desserts and muffins!

Harvest Espresso
629 Albany Hwy
Victoria Park, WA 6100

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Egg noodles two ways. Si Yaw Wong Chow Mein, simple stir fried egg noodles with soy sauce and chicken strips.

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Char siew egg noodles with minced pork and kailan.

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I finally ticked off some of the recipes from my 2013 30 must-cook recipes. This is the Mad Moroccan Lamb with lots of pumpkin and sweet potato. I didn’t follow the recipe to a tee, but it was nice! I think I will be cooking this again.

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Another must-30 recipe, Jamie Oliver’s chicken tikka masala. I thought it tasted a bit like Malaysian chicken curry haha but Jo said it was different. I didn’t have almonds so I substituted with cashews. It was a nice, mild curry and I thought the lashings of yoghurt gave it a fresh twist.

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Apricot clafoutis ticked off! Only I cheated and used white peaches because they are in season. I’ve never had clafoutis before so I don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like, it definitely wasn’t what I expected, slightly custardy, fragrant with the unique texture of almond meal.

A pretty good cooking week :).


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