Just desserts…

After our tour of the scenic spots in Auckland, my friend and her family took us to this cafe in Devonport for coffee…

Mel's mochaccino

I guess you all can easily guess which one was mine…

Iced long black

Melissa saw the seafood chowder on the menu…

Seafood chowder

…and could not resist ordering that despite the fact that we had had a really heavy brunch. I tried a bit but I thought it wasn’t all that great. My friend said that they would be taking us some place else sometime where the seafood chowder would be simply out of this world…but you’ll have to wait awhile till we come to that.

We ordered some of the desserts to share like this one, for instance…


…which was jolly good and so was the chocolate lava cake that we had…

Chocolate lave cake 1

As you can see, it was very nicely done…

Chocolate lava cake 2

…and it tasted great.

The apple crumble that I requested for…

Apple crumble

…turned out somewhat disappointing as it was a little bit too sour for my liking and fat people, as you all know, do not quite fancy sour stuff.

The one that stood out among all our orders and stole the show was this crème brûlée…

creme brulee

…which swept me off my feet. I had this once in Penang but it certainly did not get me jumping for joy and since then, I never wanted to order that anywhere else.

While we were there, we spent sometime touring this suburb town and dropping by the shops – details and photos on that coming up in the next post.

In the meantime, we headed on back to the house where my friend insisted that we tried the Greek sweets and desserts that she had bought at the Parnell Farmers’ Market earlier that morning. These baklava are supposed to be the favourite…


…but it was a bit too sweet for me. I liked the rolled version, the saragli, a little bit more as they were not as sweet but I loved these the most…

Greek pistachio dessert

The filling was made of crushed pistachio and was more savoury than the other two and I enjoyed it a lot.

Well, the feasting certainly did not end there for the day…for after a bit of rest, we were on the road again – on our way to dinner! No wonder by the end of our stay in Auckland, I was literally bursting at the seams, eh? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

22 thoughts on “Just desserts…”

  1. Did you take the shirt I bought for you in US? That shirt will definitely be able to :”accommodate” all the good food in NZ!! hahahaa… These desserts are really “Temptatious” if there is such a word! I wanna try all if I could.. *slurp*

    I did…but I did not use. No worries! Shereen bought me so many HUGE t-shirts from the US…and you will never guess how many exactly! Watch out for the post…but not too soon, I think. That will come at the end of my NZ posts…. 😉

  2. All the dessert looks yummy!
    But yea, gotto watch out abit, cannot eat too sweet too often 😉

    No worries, I’m not a fan of sweet stuff anyway – used to when younger…but grown out of it – growing old, I guess. Don’t fancy that sweet stickiness lingering in the throat… 😦

  3. Wow…Wow.. all the yummy desserts. All I can say is awesome. OMG!!!…after a bit of rest, you are on the way to dinner again.

    Hard to believe eh? It certainly looks like an eating marathon, right? 🙂

  4. Desserts overload! Sugar high thereafter Arthur?

    Not a problem, we all shared…and I only nibbled. Hehehehehe!!!! 😉

  5. oooh, I love that chocolate fondant with oozing chocolate sauce, so yummy!! I just had lunch, how nice to have it as dessert!!

    p/s: fuyoh, recently two posts a day?? gonna wrap up your NZ trip before next year??

    Before Chinese New Year…hopefully!!! 😉

    1. CNY??!! OMG that’s still 1.5 months to go, meaning you have like 100 posts more about NZ??!! *faint*

      Quick! Somebody! Call the paramedics!!! LOL!!! 😀

      P.S.: Don’t tell me you’re starting to miss kampua? Muahahahahahaha!!!!

  6. 0.o chocolate lava!!! one of my favorites, never liked creme brulee, i’d rather go for egg tarts haha 😛

    I did not like the creme brulee I had in Penang – guys at that restaurant back from overseas, so many newspaper features on the walls some more…let us try two flavours FOC – I tried and I was not impressed – never ever ordered that anywhere after that, no…thank you…and that was why in NZ, that day, I did not want that…but when I tried a bit, I was converted instantly. Loved it the best of all, even the choc lava could not measure up to it!!!! Egg tarts are totally different things, what on earth are you thinking?

  7. I say, Arthur, you were really pampered, weren’t you? I read your earlier post and when I came back to comment, eh there’s another one! So I’ll just leave my mark on this one, where I scrolled back and forth between the all the desserts. The chocolate stuff I know I love and I am curious about the Greek sweets and desserts. They do look very good 🙂

    I most certainly was pampered so well. The Greek ones, I liked the round ones…but I think the squares are the preferred, more popular ones. Well, I beg to differ then…. Two posts a day everyday now, except Jan 1st…until further notice.

  8. If you noticed, I didn’t order the apple crumble with rhubarb as I know what’s nice and what’s not.However, I am glad that you did as that gives you the chance to try rhubarb, nevermind if you don’t like it. As for the creme brûlée, it is one of the best that I’ve ever tasted, and if you know me well, it is difficult to get my seal of approval 🙂

    Yup, the creme brulee was good – changed my mind about creme brulees after I had decided never to bother ordering that after what I had tried some years ago in Penang. Not nice, nothing great…but this one was simply out of this world. Blew me away!!!! Ya…at least now, I’ve tried rhubarb abd seen what it looks like… So jakun, hor! LOL!!! 😀

    1. I lagi jakun la like that.. live in Malaysia but never even heard of kampua, kompia and dabai:)) It’s okay if you have never tried rhubarb or seen the plant.. forgiveable as Malaysia don’t have the plant and it’s not often you can find it in menus 🙂

      Took a photo of it – will post that sometime….but dunno when. Still a long way to go, I think. Hehehehehe!!!!

  9. those desserts do look really sweet and all, watch out for the sugar level! hehehe 😛

    happy new year’s eve Arthur, and may the new year bring even greater joy, health and happiness!

    Same to you. Ya…that’s why I liked but was just ok with them – more into savoury stuff, not things that are too sweet.

  10. The desserts looks delicious! Now Arthur, tell me you don’t like Western desserts. hehe

    Hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Of all the tea time delights I had in Auckland, my favourite was….Shereen’s own-made curry puffs! Couldn;t resist ordering the ang tao peng at one place there – NZ$8…and it was not good at all. Nothing like our RM2.20 ones here… 😉

  11. Oh the chocolate lava cake looks divine, I was going to make something chocolaty this weekend, but I didn’t get around to making a dessert. I did make rolled tacos though; one vegan, the other non-veggie had steak, mushrooms, and a whole host of other fixings added. My daughter gobbled hers up quickly, and a few hours later she came back for more, lol. I better take a photo before they all disappear!

    Blessings to you and your family in the upcoming year. Happy New Year!!! 🙂

    Thanks, Opal…and the same to you. Hmmm…wish I could hop over to the states too and try all the lovely desserts that you make. Bet you would not have time to snap the pics either. LOL!!! Drool! Drool! 😀

  12. anyways, thank you for making my 2012 even more wonderful!
    I enjoyed your blog this year looking forward for more this coming year
    Happy New Year

    Thank you, MeCoy, for your kind words. Do keep dropping by and keep those comments coming – love to have you around for company. A Happy New Year to you too. 🙂

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