I know that I’d only had pad thai from here once, but didn’t realise it was so long ago, until Foursquare told me upon checking in that I hadn’t been to Mae Moon Thai since August! Fortunately, having new friends in town who hadn’t ventured to the LandoftheHursts before meant I could head there again and try more things :)
I had to start off with fishcakes, to my guests curiousity. These were thinner than I’m used t but still flavourful :)
Some Tom Kha Gai for the other starter. Spicy!
Then for the mains. Penang Chicken :) nom!
Mega serve of Pad Thai
Crispy Pork – the spice was all in the greens!
Mmm Thai is so my go-to!
A change of owners, a new colour scheme, and now opening in time for the morning coffee run, I had to give Cafe 41 on Penshurst St a shot :)
After a few teething problems the first week or so (quite slow compared to the smooth efficiency of Short Black up the road, a girl who had no idea how to calculate change) they’re getting there.
And being the only source for Toby’s Estate coffee this side of the railway line, the people were willing to give them a chance :p
They also are cheaper than the others on the street still, so as long as they keep up with the speed a girl needs her coffee in the morning, they will survive the cut-throat Penshurst coffee scene :p
Sometimes I feel like I live in a little country town. One where the guy at the charcoal chicken knows I want a quarter wing and a small greek salad, the guy at the coffee shop knows it’s a large soy latte, no sugars, and the girls at the beautician know how to do my waxing.
So, of course, I was also excited to find out how the renovated Penshurst Deli would turn out, with the middle way, and cake display.
We got there too late on a Friday afternoon to order any meals off the menu, but Rish went a very creamy New York Cheesecake. Presented on a surfboard.
And I stuck with a coffee.
Yummy all around, the cake defeated Rish though.
The have ALL THE SUGARS.
From Wild Rooster Penshurst.
With a few Dark Choc coated mini rice cakes from Table of Plenty for ‘dessert’.
(I got a few packs of these for samples to snack on. Hard to stop at a few, especially the milk chocolate ones!)
What I needed after a long train trip from Newcastle.