Baba Sus, Glen Iris

I've heard about Baba Sus and their egg waffles, so I was pretty excited to visit yesterday. We were there to catch up with an old friend and her little doggy, so the outdoor seating was perfect for us.

For drinks, hubby and I shared a coconut and watermelon shake, which sounded and looked promising, but unfortunately fell short of expectations. It tasted quite bland and lacking - not something we would order again. 

The egg waffles, however, were a completely different story. Despite the fact that we were sitting outside in 10 degree weather, I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try out their egg waffles. It came served with vanilla custard, berry compote, green tea ice cream and pistachio praline. I found all the toppings to be in just the right amount, everything worked well together and there wasn't a single component that overpowered everything else. The egg waffles themselves were delicious too - puffy little bubbles of goodness!

Hubby ordered 'The Hangover' - congee with braised pork belly, tea egg, preserved cucumber and spring onion. I thought it was just a tad too expensive, but then again we were at a café, not an Asian restaurant! It was delicious though, and I especially enjoyed the tea egg. It was a beautiful bowl of comfort food, but our only complaint was that it wasn't hot enough!

This was my friend's avocado smash - pretty sure our two dogs got to sample more bread than she did. 

Overall, I really liked their different breakfast offerings (it is always a plus when you serve more than just eggs on toast..). We would love to come back to try some of their other dishes - everything on their lunch menu sounds pretty delicious!

Baba Sus Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

DIY Necklace Holder

I've been trying to declutter the home, starting with the bedroom. I cleared the bedside tables, put on white sheets, set up my minimalist clothing rack, and there they were, my necklaces entangled with one another, collecting dust on the shelf.

I managed to pare down my collection to just my favourites. I have a couple of chunky necklaces that I display on a tray, but for some time I was stumped on how store the more delicate ones.

I then thought of this simple idea - all I needed was a wooden dowel and some twine. It cost me a grand total of $5, with enough material leftover to make another 4 more of these.

I really love how it adds to the minimalistic feel of the room!

What To Eat And Drink In Prague

A lot of our time in Prague was spent searching for food - very typical of us! I had a list of foods that I wanted to try and very fortunately managed to tick most of them off.

#1: Nakládaný hermelín

It's hermelin cheese (a soft cheese that tastes a little like camembert) marinated with herbs and spices in lots of oil. It was so delicious but I couldn't stop wondering what was going on in my arteries..

Prague, Czech Republic

Last stop - Prague. At this stage, we were feeling a little exhausted from the train rides - this time we managed to get seats from our journey from Vienna to Prague, but we had to sit through an hour's delay. We were ready to take it easy for the rest of the trip!

Where We Stayed

We stayed in Hotel Residence Spalena, which had a great location - walkable to many attractions, shops and public transport. It was clean and affordable, but unfortunately, sound-proofing wasn't that great, and we were put off by other guests who were smoking on the balcony, despite smoking being prohibited on the grounds.

What We Did

I wasn't too fussed on catching all the must-see sights but the iconic Charles Bridge wasn't one I wanted to miss. Here's a tip - avoid the crowd and climb to the top of the Old Town Bridge Tower for amazing views. It's one of the those places that seem to be overlooked, and easily so as the entrance is a little hidden! We climbed to the top and there were only two other people there - we just sat there watching the sunset, soaking in the views. 

What To Eat And Drink In Vienna

Food is always one of my top priorities when I'm travelling. While in Vienna, I was on Trip Advisor every night searching for the best places to sample the local cuisine. Here's a list of dishes and drinks that I think give a great overview of what Austrian cuisine is like!

#1: Wiener Schnitzel

Every list of must eats in Vienna has got to start with the Wiener Schnitzel. It is a thin piece of veal (pork is a poplar variation) crumbed and pan-fried to perfection. It is usually served with a side of salad or potatoes. We tried it a couple of times and loved how it was so crispy and tender at the same time!