Monday, April 14, 2014

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Anyway, I have a new instagram account solely focusing on my foodie journeys, check it out and follow me @mayybites y'all! Thanks!!!

Mayy's Closet - Red and Black Legs

Black Milk Clothing is having an April monthlong challenge with different themes everyday to selfie with and post to Instagram! I joined it for a couple of weeks but can no longer keep up. Props to the rest of the sharkies still going strong!!!

Anyhow, I am so ready for the cold seasons. Why is it still in the thirties degrees kinda weather?! I wanna be able to wear my leggings and knits! And my new winter wear which I splurged on over the weekend. OOPS.


Anyhow, here's a backlog OOTD post of the Red and Black legs from BM 
(Already in museum and pretty sought after!) Inspired by Harley Quinn from Batman!


Paired it with a army green oversized top and my trusty black boots and sportsgirl statement necklace to match the diamond shapes of the Harley Quinn legs.


Wore it another time with black flats and black oversized top for a warmer day. That necklace was meant for these legs so I stuck to it. and managed to bump into a Batmobile! SO MEANT TO BE!


Have a wonderful week ahead y'all

mayyn meal - Stewart's in Swan Valley

Here's a backlog post of a wonderful lunch and arvo spent in Swan Valley with Jods earlier in summer. We used her entertainment book and checked out Stewart's winery.


Took me a little while to find even with my GPS, but all's great when I got there to a charming little nook.



abit of a drive in off the Great Northern Highway so look out!



Picturesque


It was quiet when we were there but had a bit more people towards the end of our lunch. Guess we were earlybirds!



Entree to share, pork belly and scallops and black pudding. The crackling crackles as it should, the scallops were seared perfectly. Flavours marry well.


Jods had the Duck Confit which was quite good from the taste I had. Still tender and flavourful.


I had the Salmon which was cooked to perfection with crispy skin and soft pink flesh. The light flavours also work well for that hot summer day. Really liked it.


Service was quite attentive and the place had a nice cozy atmosphere. Great for a date or leisurely girlfriend catchups ;)

Stewart's at Brookleigh on Urbanspoon

mayyn meal - Panache Cafe on Mill Street

Good Monday morning to everyone! I hope you have had a fab weekend, with good food in that beautiful summer weather we have been having?

Anyway, I recently got an email about me posting photos of people without asking for their permission. Just wanted to show the designs of these food places, and it certainly helps in locating or identifying them amidst everything no? And sometimes, the cafes are busy and inevitably people happened to be in there. Well, if you happen to be on here and don't wish to be, just let me know and I will take it down! Am totally okay with that :) Meanwhile, it obviously isn't my intentions to violate anybody's privacy.  Besides, didn't think many people read here as this is just my own records for family and friends! In addition, the email mentioned I should research on the places I blogged about. Well, all I can say is I have and with everyone being so tech-savvy these days, I don't need to repeat any information on here right? And it is just my honest opinions about the food I ate, be it good or subpar. Anyhow, I have also gotten positive emails from some others. Appreciate that you all take the time to provide feedback, good or bad! Cheers!

All that aside, here's a new wonderful little healthy cafe on the block. Follow them on instagram (@panache_cafe_millstreet)



Cute little details like that really bring out character of the place. This cafe also has outside seating area which is great and while I was there, they had a musician playing too. Perfect!


Lunchtime gets really busy with the business crowds descending from their highrises so make sure you get in early as some of the items may sell out!


I tried the new Snickers smoothie that was one of their instagram followers' ideas. Felt really good having some healthy chocolate/dessert type thing after going on this healthy food journey and havent really been able to satisfy some naughty cravings.

It did feel a little too powdery for me though towards to the end.


The pulled pork sliders I wanted sold out so I chose the Quinoa Chicken Fritatta and a side of Quinoa Salad. Some may say that's a whole lot of Quinoa, but I really enjoyed it. Certainly kept me full for the rest of the day. That fritatta was alittle dry but the chicken pieces were chunky and generous.

The salad however, was FULL of flavour and well-seasoned. SO yummy! I loved it.


Service is also great with a smile from everyone behind the counter. I will definitely be back even if it is a little bit of a hassle getting into the city on weekdays as that's the only times they are open. I really liked the idea of having this healthy option for people during business lunch hours! Totally support it.


@Panache on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

mayyn meal - IS Donburi

a late lunch/early dinner rendezvous with C on a weekday afternoon in Northbridge brought us to this little Japanese place. She has always wanted to try it and I thought I would go along to see what the fuss is all about.


always passed by it and never thought it was tempting me in. but here I am.


sat outside as the inside was too close to the kitchen and we didn't want to smell.


ordered the salmon lover's platter which looked amazing when it arrived.


ordered the Dancing Crab Roll as well as it sounds pretty good on the menu.


It all arrived looking amazing. 
However the dancing crab roll was not too good and just too much rice with not much filling. 
Can't really taste the soft shell crab as well.
As for the salmon sushi platter, it was quite good. The sashimi was really quite fresh by Perth's standards.
The aburi salmon roll was yummy.


Overall, I don't think I would go down to Northbridge just for it. It was not a bad place but just alright. Would give it a 6.5/10 or even a 7.

Is Donburi William Street on Urbanspoon

mayyn meal - Mary Street Bakery in Mount Lawley

finally made my way down to Mary Street Bakery in Mount Lawley, one of the more talked-about cafes on the scene for the past year.


right on the corner and distinguishable only by the pink neon lights.


a small menu for the breakfast. I missed out on that pork belly and kimchi banh mi they had sometime last year. darn. wished I knew when they would have that again on the menu.


cool lights


a nice indoor decor of wood and greens. very eco friendly I suppose.



love love love that big plant thing on the wall. so cool.


i had a green juice to start my day while my date had a flat white. I felt the juice was too small and expensive. It tasted great but really wished it was a bigger serving.


I ordered the corn fritters with a poached egg and chilli onion jam. Asian inspired I felt.


The corn fritters were generously sized and pretty good even thought I thought they were a little too brown. The jam was amazing and goes great with the fritters but alittle too oily.
The poached egg was a disappointment because it looked amazing but no runny yolk. 


P had the "pork in a blanket" with fried egg. He thought it was not a bad meal. I tried some and just felt in general, abit overcooked.

my thoughts on this place:
1. missed the mark with the overcooking. just don't think it is as amazing as what everyone says.
2. will i return? perhaps, if i am around and not feeling like going to the merchant or solomon's.

Overall, maybe I would give it a 4.5 or 5. out of 10.

Mary Street Bakery on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

mayyn meal - Sayers Sister

WE FOUND IT. We had tried looking for it last year and to no avail because my GPS failed miserably and we didnt think Northbridge could go so far up! But the suburb did and I was glad to discover a milder and quieter and serene side to it.


Sayers Sister in the early hours of morning.


We hit up the place before 9am and found the place to be quite full already! Full of families, friends, old couples, girlfriends just chattering away as if it was 10am, full of life and energy. That is why I love Perth because of the lifestyle.








From the benchtop seatings to finally getting a small table on the corner with comfy chairs.


Prints for the morning.

The menu is different from Sayers in Leederville which is good but the style is the same, you can tell where they are coming from on the menu. I love that. Our food took awhile but I was happy to wait because I know Sayers always put up good food.


My mushrooms with lemon myrtle and fried eggs on toast.



Initially thought it was only one egg...


BUT it was a double sunny side up. I liked that. It didnt look like much but it sure was filling! It originally came with bacon which I swapped for a side of spinach. The dish already comes with spinach so it possibly wasnt the best idea. The lemon lent it a bit of a sour punch which was great.


The birthday girl's brunch of poached egg and prosciutto. Another filling option. She enjoyed it as well.


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Definitely worth going back for, Sayers Sister but when we left the place, a long queue had started forming on the sidewalk for it. It is not saying this place seats very few people but it sure is popular!

Worth the hype.

Sayers Sister on Urbanspoon

update:


Visited Sayers Sister with sis on New Year's Eve morning. Definitely good to catch up with her just us two early in the morning with good food and coffee 

                                        

My Bubble and Squeak meal which was delicious and so filling.




Her grilled asparagus and pancetta meal with special request of Brioche instead of toast. SO GOOD! worth swapping for brioche.