Mannaway birthday shenanigans.

Today marks the 23rd birthday of one of my most favourite people in the world.

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This is my little cheeky gremlin, aka mannaway, aka bbangeun, aka crazy old grandma.

We like to eat, a lot.

I decided to take my dear old friend out to a fancy brunch spot so we could practice expanding our bellies. With a beautiful, immersive water view (the place is literally floating alongside a wharf) and cosy atmosphere, Celsius Coffee Co was definitely the place to go!

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| The Benedict|

Braised lamb, Japanese Yuzu hollandaise, raw almond dukkah, poached eggs on sourdough.

This is what I had. It was absolutely heavenly. The lamb was cooked to perfection and everything just came together so well. Can’t recommend this enough!

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| Billy’s Eggs |

Chilli buttered eggs, sautéed cherry tomatoes, house made onion jam, greek yoghurt and burnt butter on sourdough.

Eunny’s choice of the day! At first I was tempted to call the dish plain until BAM, the onion jam came out of nowhere and changed everything. What a stunner. The little kick of spice really brought everything full circle.

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| Celsius waffles |

With berries, maple syrup, toasted nuts and peanut butter cream.

Because we can never go without dessert, right? This was unexpectedly amazing. Definitely heart warming and would be a peanut-butter-lover’s dream come true. Unfortunately we do not fall under that category, however we did enjoy the cream in every second bite.

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Not sure why this post turned into a food blog but I guess I couldn’t resist after reflecting on today’s feast while flicking through the photos.

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Something I’ve learnt over the past couple of years is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money, or travel somewhere extravagant, to celebrate and appreciate friendship.

 

When you spend time with those best and closest to you, everything and anything can be turned into an adventure.

Eunny and I have challenged ourselves to be better tourists of our own city. I wonder where we’ll go next?

 

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