Even more sugar in New York. My handle really comes into its own in this town. The favourite donut I tried in NYC was from Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. It’s not an overly fanciful store (compared to some of the competition), but it’s […]
Merry Christmas! I’m not big on the festive occasion but I’m always a sucker for any themed food. I popped along to Dum Dum Donutterie in Boxpark, Shoreditch on my very first stroll around my new neighbourhood. I picked up one of the Rudolph the […]
All you need to say is “chicken waffle” and I’m on your table ready to devour. That’s what happened at Restaurant Hyggestund, which happened to be my first meal in Copenhagen. It had a nice level of crowd as well as the mentioned chicken and waffle. Other American-type cuisine is also available, cool to see biscuits and gravy as an option. The setup at Hyggestund means you order at the counter before the food arrives to you. The waffle comes to 130 DKK, the donut 25 DKK, and the juice 40 DKK.
This year I’ve resolved to cut down on the refined sugars. Then it came to lunchtime and I thought to myself: bageriet. Life is for the living and you’ll be living it up when you encounter London’s finest Swedish bakery. Bread, biscuits, cakes, buns, pretzels […]
I’m a huge fan of the Trinity Bellwoods area, and if I was looking to reside in Toronto, I’d give that a good go. I had walked past Nadege Patisserie quite a few times over my week in Canada, there was one in a mall too. […]
I had first encountered Crosstown Doughnuts on my lunch at Tombo, where I declared the matcha one fantastic-inventive-great! So I was just as excited checking out the full blown store in Soho. London’s a big place, which makes it easy to miss a spot, though Crosstown has some coverage with four stores across the scene. There’s some rave reviews and lots of tantalising flavour options which hypes up the experience somewhat. I had the kiwi(fruit) and green apple (£3.50). This is a sourdough based, with a fruit compote with mint-infused white chocolate icing. It wasn’t quite as wow as the cake-based one I had last time, but is a solid donut option for these parts. The sourdough base ends up being too much bread-like for my donut preferences. There’s a good amount of compote in each bite and it’s great tasting. Crosstown make all their own, and you can feel that with every bite having chunks of fruit. Will return.
Star Cafe in Flat Bush remains a popular choice and my parents head there on occasion for the yum cha. Service and decor is entirely transactional but the food is fairly good and well priced, however I ended up with a dry mouth after my last […]
I could eat All Day Donuts, well, all day! I came for the Juanita Peaches/ All Day Donuts combo that my friend and fellow reviewer EJ had recommended, and went for the strawberry cheesecake donut ($5) that’s her fave. The donut totally lived up to […]
There’s a few Doughnut Times popping up all over the joint and naturally it’s something I’ll be keen to check out. However, it wasn’t really great at all and at six dollars a pop who do these people think they are serving such average fare? It’s also spelt wrong. The chain originally started from Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in the last year, originally starting in pop ups at Topshop. They did a heap of marketing and managed to get queues at their stores. The hype seems to be up about now.
But yeah, Doughnut Time isn’t for me and the issue is it’s just a bit basic in design, and although they are pretty and sound exciting it’s always a bit of a letdown. To be fair, I have tried a number of flavours by now (people keeping buying them for me thinking I’ll love it) with similar results, but the flavours rotate so maybe a good one will be in the mix. Base dough is simply too heavy and dense. Definitely not worth a queue but have a peek in the window before heading over to Short Stop or All Day. The ones at Countdown (ugh I mean Woolworths) are better.