Located inside Lidcombe Shopping Centre, this friendly and casual Cafe that was established in 2006 has really impressed me with their extensive and exciting menus.
I was very fortunate to be able to meet and chat with the chef and CEO, Sean Miskin. He is really passionate in what he’s doing and always tries to produce different and unique signature dishes for customers to explore. From your early morning at work, Sunday brunch ’til your late night craving, they’ve got you covered.
Let’s begin this mouth-watering journey Chow Bella style. During my first visit Sean suggested that I try one of their best sellers, ‘Mexican Surprise’. What a nice surprise indeed! Perfectly cooked poached eggs on top of sourdough. Love the salsa, crisp leek (my favourite ‘surprise’) and guacamole. Charred corn, dried coconut/onion and dukka complement the dish. I don’t mind these kind of delicious surprises any day!Sean also suggested that I try their Lamb Burger (as if he knows I’m a burger lover!). I love it! Succulent and tender grilled lamb pattie, lettuce, tomato and onion topped with oh-so-good aioli and hummus. And the seasoned fries complement the burger nicely! Then came the magical and indulgent Rocky Road French Toast. Turkish delight, marshmallows and velvety chocolate ganache stuffed between two soft pieces of brioche. Then topped with delicate and soft Persian fairy floss, berries, granulated nuts and toasted coconut. Delish! The next dish is a matcha made in heaven! I really adore these matcha pancakes. They are beautifully smooth with just a hint of bitterness that perfectly complements the ice cream, fresh berries and a big drizzle of spicy cinnamon maple syrup. I also love the crunchy elements from the granola and toasted coconut. No wonder this dish is one of their best sellers. I was intrigued to try their Korean fried chicken burger during my first visit. So when I visited them the second time I ordered this crispy Korean style fried chicken with tasty sweet chilli and aioli sauce. The milk bun is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. With 17 hand-picked seasoning ingredients, these fries are crispy and full of flavour. As for the dessert, the Rocky Road Bomb has been calling my name for a while so I gotta have it! There are 8 ingredients in this drool-worthy, sweet indulgent freaky shake, including Persian fairy floss, cronut (yes!), Nutella, marshmallows, coconut and nuts. Definitely a must have!
The amazing looking designer cakes and macarons on display are so tempting but they have to wait for next time!
*Foodblogs dined as a guest of Chow Bella Cafe.
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