S and I were at Luxbite for brunch, taking advantage of an amazingly good value two-for-one offer (keep an eye out on Agenda for when this is next available). Luxbite is generally well known for their macarons and beautiful desserts, but Malaysian owners Bernard Chu and Yen Yee have put together a brilliant Asian-inspired breakfast/lunch menu.
S had the beef cheek with spring onion and fried egg. The five-spice braised beef was amazingly tender and fragrant. Serious case of food envy.
I had Luxbite’s version of the pork roll; a thick slab of juicy, salted pork belly, complete with crunchy crackling, shredded kimchi, lettuce, a sweet pear remoulade and sweet BBQ sauce in a Vietnamese baguette. Very fresh flavours and the kimchi actually worked really well. This reminded me so much of home when Mum would put together a quick lunch with white rolls from the hot bread shop and Chinese roast pork.
Dessert was a must and, between the cakes in the cabinet and the colourful macarons at the counter, we were spoilt for choice. Supersized Love was like the best of both worlds; housemade nutella, praline cream and roasted Piedmontese hazelnuts, sandwiched between two chocolate macarons. Like eating a giant Ferrero Rocher.
In terms of beverages, Toby’s Estate coffee is OK but I’ll definitely be sampling one of the Tea Forté teas that S raves about next time. With some bread and butter pudding