Monthly Archives: March 2013

Parramatta: Temasek Restaurant

eRJYxR1386865936Temasek Restaurant
71 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone:(02) 9633 9926AaYT5S1386865887  OhDo0k1386865808oz0oOD1386865751xR3CaY1386865846     qKjd5H1386866007hGp8uY1386865971

Food: 8.5/10
Value for money: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Overall Score: 30/40
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Marrickville: Bourke Street Bakery

2 Mitchell Street Tbc9KW1368268587Marrickville NSW 2204
(02) 9569 3225
http://www.bourkstreetbakery.com.au/FX789A1368268633

I have only been to the Marrickville outlet. There are four other outlets at Surry Hills, Alexandria, neutral Bay, Potts Point. They also have an eatery/wine bar – Wilbur’s Place.

I typically go on a lazy weekend mid-morning/afternoon.faP5T013682686939ssorx1368268507

I can recommend the sausage rolls, pies and bread. Today I bought the pork and fennel sausage roll ($4.50) and the beef brisket, mushroom and red wine pie ($5.50). Yum! It is all made with good quality PZXDkT1368316434meat, definitely no grizzle or fat in these pies. The pork and fennel sausage roll is well seasoned, you can taste the herbs and the pastry is lovely and flaky. The beef brisket, mushroom and red wine pie has enough rich gravy but also good hearty chunks of beef and mushrooms. I am a fan of chunky, meaty pies, I personally don’t like non-identifiable ground up mince meat(s).

Flourless chocolate cake ($4.50) – really yummy. It is a little dense, moist and chocolately without being too sweet. Very satisfying. It reminds me of a slightly more cake consistency of Adriano Zumbo’s fondant cake. Both are excellent.4ns6O01368316378

Ginger crème brulee tart ($5) – the pastry tastes like it’s made up of wholemeal flour, its flaky and crumbly at the same time and very crispy . The brulee is not too sweet and creamy with a hint of ginger. The ginger is nice because it’s subtle and not too strong. The sugar top is torched to a caramalised dark brown, which forms a hard beautiful sugar layer. It cracks as you cut or bite into it. Worth trying.Ods72g1368316801

The chocolate and raspberry tart ($5), which I don’t have a picture of is also quite good, though I’d recommend the ginger crème brulee tart before this one. It has the same wholemeal flour tart case based which is great. It is then dusted in chocolate just, which really tastes just like milo (tempted to think it is milo!)

Value for money: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
overall score: 24/30
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