Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog


Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog


Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog

Friday, 27 September 2013

Masterchef Food Truck, Street Sliders, Let's Do Yum Cha, Parramatta

Four different food trucks converged onto Parramatta Church street the other day and they were conveniently ones we haven't tried yet. 

Matale Chocolates

Buying products is a touchy thing. I'll admit, I've never given much thought on the effects that cheap products puts on farmers on the other end. Most of the time I'm pretty much just looking at the price. I mean most of us do really. 

As a child, I'd always get this image of a farmer being some happy fat male in overalls playing the banjo with all the cows and chickens singing. I'd still like to believe singing chickens exist but I'm a bit more realistic when it comes to the nature of farming now: farming is a tough life. I don't think a lot the farmers in other countries choose to be farmers, let alone are happy people. 

Of late, there seems to be direction that most coffee suppliers are heading in that they're taking greater consideration in ethics of treating smaller farmers with the emergence of rain forest certified coffee beans and what not. The same is happening with chocolate beans now with Matale chocolate.

Honestly, you won't get much of the secondary flavours if you really aren't thinking into it. What you really notice is the intensity of the cocoa and the smoothness of the finish. Whilst the Malekula tastes a little more ordinary, the somia tastes a little more exotic with a pronounced twang of citrus which is quite nice.

That's enough propaganda for one day. Read into it how you will. In the end Matale Chocolates are delicious, they're made fresh and they're doing it right. Keep up the work guys.

Petit4s recieved products courtesy of Thibault & Eloi from Matale Chocolate

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Glebe

Uni days and tutoring are long and arduous. Some people cry, others shop, I eat. Boathouse is semi on the way to my uni but some how I managed to get us lost. Only me. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

The Morrison Bar and Oyster, CBD

Morrison's oyster month last month (sorry) was their annual celebration of all things oyster. There was a special 1 dollar per oyster promotion and that drew in raves of people including me.  

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern

Kepos St kitchen is where we're at the last weekend, hailed for its authentic take on middle eastern breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be prepare for the unconventional here, well as opposed to poached eggs and toast that typifies surrounding hip cafes. 

You'll see the likes of falafel, which makes multiple appearances, as well as hummus and tabouli (of course), tahini and harissa. It's situated in the corner of Phillip and Kepos street and bathes in the warm sun by day. Patrons line up and have their names put on a list, by which they're free to roam around to be called back to the restaurant when a table's ready. Still... good luck getting a table. Even by late afternoon and even before they got their chefs hat, Kepos Street Kitchen is Redfern's worst kept secret. There's much competition for the next table even as lunch service is about to end.

soy latte 3.5
Coffee here is mild and smooth although mild isn't particularly how I like my coffees and it's not really packing that caffeine hit of flavour.

tunisian style seared yellow fin tuna, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, egg, potato and harissa dressing 19
The potential of the middle eastern concept is full realised here. It's a bowl filled to the brim with goodness of soft egg, potato, crunchy cucumber, tomato, eggplant and topped with seared tuna. It's missing a bit of that expected chilli kick from the harissa and it's more of a mild hum than anything else but looking around it's quite a popular dish and it's not hard to see why.

falafel, hummus, tabouleh, mint, schiacciata bread 16
Falafel sandwich is a hard eat but worth it with its slightly more crunchier falafel and nutty hummus. It comes with a side of chips which it doesn't mention by they're nice and crispy.

Service was a little more steely and stoic than I would have liked but the food more than makes up for it. It's definitely worthy of a visit, particularly if you're looking for something different.

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No, we aren't the most amazing gastronomes or chefs. Heck, half our team doesn't even know how to cook... well. However, what we really love is eating. And lots of it. We enjoy that occasional freebie, filling up that craving for a midnight snack and finding a 20 in our pockets that we thought we never had, and using that as an excuse to go out eating. As we battle the ongoing war on uni student poverty, we'll bring you the most swoon worthy recounts of our latest foodie adventures.