Friday, 14 August 2015

Baba Sus

Recently I wrote a glowing review of Golden Child near Burwood Station... Well, this time I ventured to the opposite end of that same strip of shops to try Baba Sus. Spoiler alert: It was fabulous too! If you are becoming a bit blasé about ordinary café brunches, then the Asian influenced menu offered by Baba Sus might just be your salvation. Owners Midori Hori and Daniel Liao draw upon their Japanese and Taiwanese childhood to create dishes that arouse your taste buds.

·        Hong Kong Egg Waffles – Vanilla custard, green tea ice-cream, berry compote, pistachio praline ($14.00)
·        Pork Luck – Twice cooked pork belly, apple balsamic, vermicelli and watermelon salad, candied walnuts ($17.00)
·        Fool’s Gold – Avocado salad, chickpea crisps, fetta crumble and poached egg on quinoa bread ($16.00) *gluten-free
·        Not So Florentine – Halloumi, Chinese spinach, tomato ginger relish, poached eggs, hollandaise on toast ($16.00)
·        Mini Ham Cheese Burger with chips ($7.00) *kids menu

I decided to have the ‘Soba Noodles – Tempura king prawn, enoki, pumpkin, tea egg, nori, daikon, soy dipping sauce ($16.50)’. I must say that I adored this dish... The golden tempura batter that coated the prawn, enoki and pumpkin was so light and delicate. Every element of the dish was delightful and together they created a big smack of flavour. I fear that my future lunches elsewhere will pale in comparison...

Soba Noodles

My dining companion chose the ‘Corn and Zucchini Croquettes – House cured salmon, herb aioli, asparagus, frisee, poached egg ($16.50)’. This was also a fantastic dish and was consumed at great speed...

Corn and Zucchini Croquettes

Next time I’m going to try a Vietnamese coffee ($4.20) or an Umeshu ($10.00) which is a Japanese plum wine... When the weather warms up though, I think I might opt for a Hawthorn Pale Ale ($9.00). On this occasion I ordered a latte ($3.60) which was delightful with chocolate notes.


Even though Baba Sus is very popular, we were well looked after. We found that the service was very friendly and professional. 

Address: 15-17 Bardolph Street, Glen Iris, VIC

Phone: (03) 9939 6141

Trading Hours:
Tues – Sun: 7.30am – 4.00pm

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P.S. Other eateries nearby are Golden Child, Fordham's Milk Bar, and Two Seeds...

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