The Top Line: If you go to UNSW, then you have no excuse to not check this place out 🙂
Guys! It’s CAKE TIME!
Just about 10 minutes from upper campus, I was surprised it took me 2.5 years to discover this place. They have a really unique system of payment for cake – you pay by the weight. On display, you will find slabs of cake, all pretty much priced at $4.50/per 100g. You tell them exactly how much you want – whether by approximate weight or just kind of indicating the size with your fingers – and they would cut of a piece (or chunk if you like) of cake for you. This means that if you’re just in a mood where you just need one bite to satisfy your sweet tooth, then you’re free to just order enough to do so … OR if you’re more like me, this system gives you an opportunity to try as many different types of cakes as possible without having to buy a whole slice of each!
This actually made it a very hard decision to make. I stood there for a very long time before finally deciding on the chocolate hazelnut truffle, the strawberry sponge and the sour cherry and hazelnut crumble. I think I took about 70 grams of each?
I liked the hazelnut truffle the most! It was quite dense but since it was such a small portion that was not really an issue. The textures of the layers were really nice, with a slight crunchy layer. The strawberry sponge was average, and not really anything to be raved about (maybe even below average tbh), and the sour cherry and hazelnut crumble was decent!
I also got myself a pistachio kurtosh. Kurtosh, which is really what this place specialises in – hence the name – is Hungarian chimney cake where a piece of dough is wrapped around a “chimney” or a pipe/pole thing and then this is baked. I didn’t manage to snag a photo of this but I could tell you that it was delicious!! At first I thought it would be like a sweet pastry, but I really wasn’t that sweet at all and it tasted and had the texture of bread – really nice 🙂 would definitely recommend. They also make it piping hot for you – when I got it, it was steaming!
Well, still got a while of uni left. You know who’s going to be back 😉
And…. Yes we’re back here again. This time we tried the salted caramel mousse and baked raspberry cheesecake. We found the baked raspberry taste very well balanced (not too strong or bland) however, the texture of it was less firm than the usual cheesecakes (it was more of a mousse than a cheesecake). On the other hand, the salted caramel flavor was a tad bit bland but the mousse texture was on point. Ironically, the mousse texture was what we were expecting for the cheesecake and vice versa. 😛
The winner dish of our visit was the caramelised hazelnut kurtosh. Crunchy exterior with a sweet caramelised layer and hazelnut sprinkles and the interior was super soft and warm. And what would be the perfect thing to pair this with? A bowl of hot chocolate dipping sauce. Please don’t misunderstand this, it was very delicious on its own and I would get this again. However, after the idea of dipping it in hot chocolate sauce was brought up, we felt that every bite was lacking something and I just NEED that chocolate sauce.
As we were finishing up and leaving, I had one last look at the menu and guess what I saw at the bottom?! Chocolate hazelnut spread kurtosh!!! How come we didn’t see this earlier?!
Oh well, guess who is coming back again very soon then 😉