Cafe Carpenter // Malvern East

 cc-tt-5After I saw the menu online, visiting Cafe Carpenter bumped to the top of my ‘to try’ list.  I was sucked in because there were so many delicious options and the photos of the food looked great! When we arrived I found that the cafe was a lot smaller than I had expected but it’s very cute  with stylish decorations. I wouldn’t come here with a big crowd but a small group of 2-4 would be perfect. We were pretty lucky it wasn’t busy when we arrived because I can imagine the wait for a seat would have taken awhile.cc-tt-2
Sweet Potato Noodles (Beef & Veg) // 16
The noodles had a very homely feel. It was clear that they used fresh ingredients but it was simple. I liked that the noodles weren’t soaked in oil (compared to the usual chap chae I’ve tried).
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Taiwan photostory

I’m in the amazing city of Taiwan – Taipei! :) It’s been a crazy week but definitely an enjoyable one. I’ve been out and about exploring different areas of Taiwan (mostly Taipei) and spending time with my lovely relatives.

Here are some quick snaps of Taiwan I’d like to share with you. All in really random order by the way, but let’s say its the highlights of the week! #tooeagertoshare.

IMG_7316 Cute mobile accessories selling for about $50NT each ($2) They’re probably made out of polymer clay but it’s quite special and fun to gift because a lot of them are moulded after popular cartoons! E.g. Hello Kitty & Angry Birds. Can you spot any others you recognize? You can find these at many night markets around Taiwan.IMG_7491 Beautiful Taipei 101 BuildingIMG_7501i I know.. not exactly necessary or cheap (you can get bottled water at 7/11 anywhere in TW!) but this is so cute. It’s been made into the shape of the 101 tower!IMG_7606 Delicious Sashimi Salad at the ‘Best 85 Panorama’. I loved it. IMG_7680 Amazing view of Taipei City.IMG_6067 The best fruit ever!!! Water Apples. It’s so unique – on the inside it’s almost fluffy.IMG_7116 Delicious Pipi’s @ Shi Ye Restaurant. IMG_7210Last but not least, I ha to share these adorable creatures with you! At first I thought it was a statue but they are real live moving turtles!! This was at Aletheia University.