Cookie Puffs ( Choux Cream Puffs ) - Doux Amour, Rosebery

3:24 PM Meidiana Kusuma 4 Comments


What is come into your mind when you heard words "Choux" or "Choux cream puff?" 
For me, that words will remind me to the final episode of Junior Masterchef Australia season 1 where the grand finalist, Jack and Isabella have a pressure test to recreate Adriano Zumbo's pear perfection. I think that was my first time hear about choux but I never tasted choux until today.

Fortunately my foodie friend, Gavrila asked me to join her to try a cute shaped choux cream puff in Rosebery area. I searched via Instagram hashtag about the place quickly and found some of famous Sydney foodies uploaded these cute items. 

It wasn't my first visit to Rosebery, previously I came to this area for haveing a watermelon cake at Black Star PastryLocated on Botany road, Doux Amour was really easy to found (thanks to Google Maps) and this place open from 10am - 2pm on Sunday (another thanks to Zomato app). We finally decided to come to this dessert parlour first before heading to another place to get our brunch.

I didn't see any other cakes on the display except these cream puffs. I found some mini dummy cakes on the right bottom but I don't think they have it on stock. There were 4 different types and flavors of cream puffs but we only chose 3 of them.




Penguin Blackie - Black Sesame

Rosie Pig - Lychee & Rose

Nutty Freckle Bear - Nutella (I believe you will love this one)

The cream puffs were yummy and they were not overly sweet. The cream filling was so light and soft. I like the Nutty Freckles Bear shaped with nutella cream filling. Cream puff with Penguin shaped has black sesame cream filling and the piggy shaped has lychee & rose cream filling. These two flavors were okay as I am not a fan of black sesame and when it comes to lychee and rose, I think I would prefer in a form of ice cream.

For drink, I only purchased one menu, Green tea latte. They have Sweet potato and Taro latte as well. It was really good to have a hot cup of latte on a such cold day. Psst today was 11 degree celcius and the wind was no joke, as a girl who come from tropical country, this Sydney's autumn is too cold.  
Green Tea Latte

Overall, I really enjoyed my time in this place and I hope they will continue create another new cute and yummy menu. It was not really spacious cafe and it was full this afternoon. 

Doux Amour
Shop 2, 797 Botany Road, Rosebery, NSW

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue - Sat 10am - 8pm
Sun 10am - 2pm

Doux Amour Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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One day in Movie World - Gold Coast

7:26 AM Meidiana Kusuma 24 Comments


It was quite confusing for me whether to choose going to Movie World or Dream World for my itinerary in Gold Coast at first. I decided to watch point of view movie clip some of the rides on Youtube and I totally attracted to Green Lantern Coaster and Superman Escape in Movie World, well then Movie World it is.

It was easy peasy to reach all of the theme parks in Gold coast by bus and the bus would likely come every 10 minutes. In around 30 minutes, I arrived at Movie world bus stop and at the same time I heard those little kids screamed "we are heree... we are here...", yes kiddo we are here.
  
I bought the tickets online which is cheaper than if you buy it on the spot. I paid A$79 for Local season pass unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet n' Wild for 5 consecutive days. Meanwhile, if you buy the tickets on the spot it will cost you A$89 for one park only.

The rides

I was so sad when I finding out the park is smaller than my expectation but the rides were so awesome and I like all the characters. Here are some rides that I like the most but if you want to get more details of the rides, you can visit Movie World website.

Green Lantern Coaster




I really confused when I rode this one and I become the one who really excited and screamed "woohooo, yeaaaaayyy" meanwhile the rest were in the moment of silence, LOL. I didn't know whether they were sleepy or really afraid of this one. It has 3 times 360 degree twist which is maybe the reason why most of the people on my car didn't even want to scream out. You should try this one :)

Batwing spaceshot



Superman Escape






This is also another roller coaster with a twist. There is no 180 degree twist in this ride as long as I remember, this ride is something else. Roller coaster usually run slowly on the first climbing track but it didn't apply on this ride, you can find thrilling moment from the very first climbing track.

Scooby-doo Spooky coaster



This ride is similar with the Mummy Revenge ride in Universal Studios Singapore, but it moves slower. It has both dark room experience and backward movement track too. I didn't really like this one because it made my left arm hurt due to the movement but I really like the track.

Wild West Falls




there is also kids area in WB kids 





Road Runner Roller Coaster 

these kids were really excited on the ride

Whenever I come to the theme park, I usually choose kid's roller coaster first for warming up. This roller coaster was my first ride on that day, hahahahah with all of those kids.

Sylvester & Tweety Cages


Meet The Characters

On some specific place there would be character meet up and in case you missed it, there will be a parade on main road at 3.30pm everyday and all of the character on that day meet up will be join the parade.

Some of the characters appearance will be guided by 1 photographer but when there is no photographer with them and you travel to the theme park alone, well you can go for selfie photo then. Psst in the second day I came to this park, the one who act as Shaggy can say some words in Indonesian language like "Selamat Siang" (good afternoon) and "Sampai Jumpa" (see you again).



More Info:
- There are 50% discount store next to the entrance open around 3 pm, if you already bought some souvenirs up to A$50 then you can buy everything in this store with 50% discount
- There are some postcard with Movie World theme sold in souvenir stores
- There is a prayer room in WB kids area next to Sylvester & Tweety cages ride

this gas station building is actually a prayer room

How to go to Movie World by bus:

TX2 bus from Broadbeach or Surfer paradise area (every 10 - 15 minutes on weekdays)
TX1 bus from Coolangata, Palm Beach or Burleigh Heads area (every 30 minutes on weekdays)
you can pay for single trip to the driver or just simply use Go Card 

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4 Exciting Places to Spend Your Afternoon in Sydney

2:36 PM Meidiana Kusuma 10 Comments

Let's us forget about Opera House, Royal Botanical Garden, Hyde Park, Queen Victoria Building or Darling Harbour for a second. Those places are too famous and also full of people during day and night. Well, Sydney has many other places to offer. I like to explore the city to find great spot to spend a day just for daydreaming or picnic or just for hanging out with some friends. Here's my first 4 favorite exciting places around Sydney:

1. Barangaroo Reserve

there is also a jogging track





You can reach Barangaroo by walk from Wynyard or Circular quay or by bus 311 / 324 / 325 from Sydney CBD. This place is something else (well at least for me) it located *still* in the middle of the city but we will get totally different atmosphere. From the old building on the background to the cube rocks near the bay. 

2. Woolloomooloo Bay






There are many yachts' pier in Sydney area and this one is one of my favorite. Located next to Royal botanical garden, Wollomooloo bay can be easily reach from Sydney CDB *again by bus* you can take 311 bus heading to Watson Bay. In this area we can watch some people do fishing, some big ships, restaurans along the bay and the one and only Ovolo Wollomooloo (an artsy hotel which has a wharf look on its aisle, well I think it was previously a real wharf).

3. Molineux Point Lookout, La Perouse




Bare Island is on the right side

At first, I went to eastern suburb to visit La Perouse. Uhhhh but that day was a sunny day in summer time and it turned out really difficult to find a park space near the beach or Bare island. So my friend decided to take me to this area which is waaaaayyy more quiet. We can have the park just for ourself we can see Bare island and La Perouse beach from here. What a relax afternoon.

4. Narrabeen

peaceful lake

peaceful beach

I always love this suburb, well although you have to spend 45 minutes by bus to this place. Narrabeen has beach and lake, we can picnic on the beach or paddling on the lake. Both of the area have different atmosphere, my favorite is the lake. On Sunday there is local market near the lake where you can buy clothes, food, candles even cactus and small trees. 

Which one is your fave? 

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