Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LuxBite @ South Yarra

It is amazing how facts like Penny Wong, the Australian Finance Minister or Bob Carr's wife or even at one stage Guy Sebastian were born Malaysians would qualify as news in the local Malaysian newspapers. I wonder what is the point of acknowledging them instead of reporting actual news. 

Just on that trend, I am surprised I haven't read an article in a Malaysian newspaper about how LuxBite, a quaint dessert place in South Yarra is making a name in the city of good food. Yes, the owners hail from Malaysia (Oh, I am proud that I am Malaysian).

Anyways, back to Lux Bite. Their concept is really simple, desserts and plenty of them. Not just any plain old dessert but different kinds of cakes / pastries / macarons that looks so beautiful that you can hear them calling out to you. 

We stop by one weekend and to be honest were quite overwhelmed at the display. Finally about 5 minutes of starring, we ordered the afternoon tea set which came with a couple of sandwiches, 5 macarons, 2 desserts and 2 drinks for AUD42. Not the cheapest deal out there but the area isn't a cheap one too.



The mango cheese cake was light and all of us loved it to bites while the chocolate cake, my choice obviously, was worth every single calorie it has inside it.

Lux Bite is pretty famous for their macarons and particularly asian flavours like Kaya and Pandan. The Kaya one even have a "butter" layer in the middle of the ganache to resemble our typical kaya toast. However, we thought the flavours were a little flat and not prominent enough of the said flavour. Taking a bite into the pistachio and the green tea one, we couldn't get enough of the flavour but tasted sugar more than anything else. There were more successful ones like the salted caramel and peanut butter and jelly were pretty good. The Wife compared to the Zumbo ones and said it was pretty average. 

The sandwiches were a little ordinary too; one came with egg mayo, one with bacon and the other with smoked salmon.

I guess if I were to ever come back, I be happy to take away a couple of desserts (there were so many more we wanted to try) which are around the A$8-10 per piece and might give the macarons another go (A$2.50 a piece (I think) and see if our experience was an one off. 

Address and contact details:

LuxBite on Urbanspoon

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Had we just tried the cakes with coffee, I think the rating would have been much higher.


Michelle Chin said...

is zumbo really that good? :D

Baby Sumo said...

The mango cheesecake looks very pretty!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babysumo: its true when people say they eat with their eyes first.

mchin: well i havent tried the best but comparing the two, for now, zumbo was better.

J said...

Yeah the cake is soooo pwetty. :D

J said...

Yeah the cake is soooo pwetty. :D

minchow said...

You should count your blessings that you don't have to be assaulted by the other headlines that make the news in this country! I honestly don't know what they're trying to prove!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

minchow: haha yeah, luckily im only limited to the online news but thats bad enough!

j: it is..almost art..