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Monday, January 17, 2011

Baffi & Mo*

"Picture this: there is a prominent sign hanging on the wall,
and within a large antique gold frame... features the infamous Moustache Motif.
Rumour has it, one of the co-owner's has an obsession with facial hair."

Let us start with some trivia to spice things up. First, see if you can find the silver teapot quietly sitting somewhere in the photograph below. Next, the challenge is whether you can guess what is inside the teapot before the end of this post!

Potato Hash Stack
Double Smoked Ham, Avocado, Fresh Tomato, Asparagus & Lemon dressed Rocket topped with a Poached Egg.
(Piled up high is a delightful combination of Summery flavours for a refreshingly light start to the day. Asparagus sticks are arranged in tent-formation, while the potato hash slices consist of different sized clutters of french fries. Most ingredients in this dish also happens to be 'good for you' which is a bonus- well, minus the potato hash pieces.)

The Ooze: vital evidence to prove that a poached egg has been cooked to perfection.

Pea, Corn and Haloumi Fritters
with Spinach, Avocado and Roasted Tomato
(A modern interpretation of the classic recipe for Zucchini and Haloumi Fritters- not only using a different green vegetable, but also introducing corn kernels for that extra touch of difference. To dust the base off in style, Chef used a sprinkle of sea salt, cracked pepper and some purple salt. Somewhat reminiscent of the Sweet Corn Fritters at Bill Granger's Cafe, but looked prettier and not as firm.)

Located in an emerging culinary neighbourhood, the quaint shopfront could be arguably mistaken for a cafe from Saint-Germain-des-Pres (or Sydneysiders would dream of this comparison anyways!).

And if you are still wondering what was in the silver teapot... the answer will now be revealed: Most people probably think that the obvious answer would be tea since it is a teapot after all. Others may believe it contains soy sauce, like those commonly used at Chinese restaurants. But those of you who thought it was grains of raw sugar are indeed correct! 

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Baffi & Mo
94 Redfern Street, Redfern
(02) 8065 3294
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