The best toast in Auckland – Round 2.0!
I had an urge to return to @crumb_greylynn after @gourmetvegetarians posted about their Toona Melt experience, and realised I hadn’t eaten here for a while! Thanks for the reminder!
Besides the toast, their bottomless @flightcoffee filter coffee offering, and their stance as a dog friendly café (as a dog-less dog lover, I use it as an opportunity to pat and act all pathetic around the doggos there) draws me in. Moreover, they’re a compact, cute place in a quiet area I can feel relaxed at.
Now, to the food…
Their toasts are currently based on @themidnightbakernz seeded bread – dense and full of textural interest.
𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁: many cafes are reviving this classic – and as standard as this option may sound, the mince on toast between cafés are vastly variegated. I’d confidently say Crumb’s version is my favourite to date. The saucy mix comprised of coarsely ground beef stewed in a lightly tomato-flavoured base with chopped mushrooms – full of savoury, braised flavour, and unlike others I’ve had, not over salted. A simple crispy fried egg atop completed the homey feeling to the dish.
I also tasted 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗳 (not my dish), their rendition of bacon and eggs, which also had a lovely creamy pesto to lend sauciness.
After eating their 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝘁 the first time I came here, and now the Mince on Toast, I think Crumb have achieved mastery in sprucing up Kiwi comfort food to café standard whilst maintaining a familiar homeliness to these dishes. I could eat their Kiwi-kid nostalgia-inducing toast every single day!
Have you had your Toast fix at Crumb yet? And what’s your fave toast toppings??
Scoop Rating: Same as when I last ate here 😉
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Dried flowers are beautiful.
Beauty is a perspective.
You can find beauty as long as you wanted to. Inasmuch as you wanted to see the amazing things in the world, and find the positivity in any negative things.
So here's a challenge, next time you are walking outside or with a group of people, look around, focus your eyes and open your heart. Look at small flowers, watch how the leaves sways with the wind, notice small gestures people do like a person giving a seat, someone holding a door, an adult talking nicely to a kid, observe their smiles.
Try to be mindful in simple things, you will find beauty in everything.
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The Legendary Jay Fai
Raan Jay Fai is the only street hawker awarded the Michelin Star in the inaugural Bangkok Michelin Guide.
Most recently, the stall is featured in Netflix’s new series “Street Food” – produced from the creators of Chef’s Table.
In her now-famous quote, she commented, ”I’m old but I always tell them… you may be younger but I’m stronger.” Chef Sister Mole stays mainly at the side where there is an outdoor kitchen, frying over blazing fires when she adds oil to twos wok on flaming charcoal.
Her other assistants handle the less important work – assembling of the ingredients, as one looked thoroughly bored picking up kway teow from a container.
She wore safely goggles, and just went on and on stir-frying for several minutes in rhythmic fashion, seemingly one plate at the time.
Raan Jay Fai
327 Mahachai Road (at intersection with Samranrat Road) Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 223 9384