Piggy and Monky eating our way around Melbourne (IV)
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I had the most yumgasmic banana bread in Hardware Societe. I didn’t know why I didn’t discover this sooner. Granted this is not even what I have ordered, our friend order this and both Monky and I kept sneaking forkfuls from him. Poor boy.
We also shared the sweet brioche as a dessert, which is groaning with pistachio, pear and chocolate puddingy thing. Not as good as the banana bread I must say! I can’t wait to go back to Hardware Societe and have the banana bread again!
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For lunch, we had dumprings at Shandong Mama. I have been dying to blog about this place for ages. It opened with a fury of tweeps saying how delicious it was and it has been my favorite dumpling place in the city since. I brought my colleagues there, my friends there and even my dad there and they LOVED IT.
That being said their Melbourne dumplings are still quite good. The flavours were not as balanced as before but for a non-prawn eater I still ate heaps of Melbourne dumplings. For those who are in the dark, Melbourne dumpling is Shandong Mama’s signature dumpling, made with chicken, mussels, prawns, lemon, parsley and olive oil. A truly Western-Asian fusion which actually works.
That night Monky went with her other friends to Red Spice Road whilst I stayed and recuperated from all the eating. But you’d be sure on Monky’s last day, that’s the next blog post, I will be bringing her to something good. Stay tuned!
Check out Piggy, Monky and Froggy’s other adventures here:-
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (I)
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (II)
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (III)
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (V)