After seeing one too many photos of matcha lattes and egg waffles on my instagram, I finally made my way down to Baba Sus myself, and by that I mean made a friend drive me, because this visit was paid back in the glorious days before I got my Ps.
This is weirdly not on the menu, but I’m 99% sure they still make them. It seems rude not to order one of the matcha lattes with the cute pig on top, and yes I did make my friend swap with me for the photo op. The latte itself was actually quite matcha-y, but not that coffee-y, I find that cafes often struggle to find the perfect balance between the matcha and coffee flavour when it comes to the matcha latte, but hey, it’s still green and cute, so there’s that.
My friend and I decided to get a sweet and savoury and share, the scotch eggs, unfortunately, is no longer on the menu. Given its Asian fusion nature, the pork mince that wrapped about the eggs was actually inspired by a popular dumpling filling – chives and pork. Chives have quite a strong flavour, and if it’s not a herb you’re into, then you probably should stay away from this dish – given that it’s off the menu now that shouldn’t be too hard. I personally love chives, so this was right up my alley. The pea smash underneath added a milder flavour to the dish, and overall, I really enjoyed it.
The egg waffles are something that will remain on the menu until the end of time, or many of us are praying it will anyway. Yes, it looks incredibly messy, but mark my words, the mess is worth it. The vanilla custard was smooth and creamy, the berry compote added some acidity, and the pistachio praline added nuttiness and crunch, the matcha ice cream, well, it’s matcha ice cream, need I say more? The egg waffle acted as the perfect vehicle for the well thought out combination of flavours and textures.
With its friendly service and vibrant menu, Baba Sus brings us another innovative take on Asian fusion, and adds another gem onto the brunch scene on this side of town. The menu is ever-changing, and I can’t wait to pay it another visit.
How to get there:
Get on an Alamein train and get off at Burwood, the cafe is 5 minutes walk away.