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Paddock Bakery in Gold Coast

If you have ever traveled to some of the larger cities in Aussie, you will know that it is the place to go and be seen for their Brunches. They have one of the BEST brunch spots in the World, coupled with some of the most delicious coffees as well. I honestly do not know if it is something in their milk, or the fresh produce that they use in their food, but I would like to think that they somehow sprinkled some magic into their food.

Whilst in Gold Coast last Fall, we made a trip down to Paddock Bakery cos of some of their stunning reviews online. Good food, nice outdoor seating, lovely atmosphere - what more can you ask for really? If you only have limited space in your belly for brunch in GC, you should bookmark this spot down and you will not be disappointed.

Look at all their fresh bakes! They look so good and so aesthetically pleasing! Although I would say that some of the bakes were on the pricier side and cos the both of us were too stuffed after all the food, we decided to just settle for one of their cookies and it was seriously good as well.

One of their MUST-ORDER is their Signature Hot Chocolate that comes with whipped and torched marshmallow cloud. The Hot Choc is rich and thick (just like those you will get from Angelina's) and it is just the most sinful drink you will find at Paddock. (oh wait, we were sitting beside this table and the kids all got their own customised milkshakes and THOSE definitely were way more sinful than this) But I digress. No better way to treat yourself to something hot and chocolatey on your holiday.

For food, we ordered the Benny Bagel with Bacon and the Dippy Eggs w an extra side of Avo of course. They have a whole lot of other options to choose from on the menu including salads and acai if you would like to opt for something healthier. It was a really windy day whilst we were there and there we were, enjoying our food outside whilst trying our best to shield our food from the leaves and laughing at all that commotion.

20 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh, QLD 4220
Open | 7 days ; 6am to 3pm


Girl-Trippin' in Gold Coast

Sometime in August last fall, Mat and I took a much-awaited girls' trip to the Gold Coast. To say that we have possibly planned this trip about a year in advance is about right. I'm definitely missing all the mornings by the beach, the crisp fresh air, the drives along the coast and most of all, the sunset and each other's company. Here are just some snippets of what we got up to during the trip!

Trekked through the woods upon touchdown from the plane, caught Toy Story 4 at a drive-in movie theatre atop our car, went to visit some glow-worms in a cave, popped by a Miami Marketta, grabbed a drink at the Roosevelt Lounge, had SO MANY brunches but my fav is definitely Paddock Bakery, explored some true vintage gems, took a stroll on the beach and basked in the Sunday Market hustle & bustle.

I'm probably going to do another post where I will share with you our itinerary for the trip, (so stay tuned!) I do miss traveling and it's definitely going to be a long while before life can return back to normal where we are allowed to roam freely and travel as and where we would like to. Until then...


Lotsa Cooking during This Quarantine Life

With all the supermarket shelves wiped clean and all the flours going out-of-stock at Phoon Huat, pretty sure everyone is attempting to be a domestic prowess at home right now cooking and baking. It has been really quite lovely scrolling through social and seeing many home-cooked meals (cos maybe I'm slightly biased towards home-cooked meals made with love) amidst all them TikTok videos. 

Just thought I would share with you what I have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen as well the past month (before I hit my forehead on a railing in the bathroom and earned myself an ugly scar SIGH). I genuinely like making meals and I find them kinda therapeutic in a way. Also, it is extremely satisfying to see a nice meal being served on the dining table. On another very random note, I have never really fully appreciated how BEAUTIFUL our marble dining table is until lately.

T O P   t o   B O T T O M

Thai Minced Basil Pork w Stir-fry Kai Lan
Salmon Don
Teriyaki Chicken
Roasted Char-siew and Pork Crackling
Sapporo Soup Curry
Kimchi Spam Fried Rice
Nasi Lemak
Hainanese Chicken Rice

I honestly can't pick a fav but if you ask me, the last two turned out pretty damn legit. So proud of me and my mom whom I have been bonding with in the kitchen. Finally, someone else is making good use of the kitchen at home other than myself!

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