Provence crepe rolls with chicken $11.90
Low fat roast chicken with avocado, cucumber and tomato
served with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream
I've never been a savoury crepes person. Sweet crepes, yes. Zingy splashes of lemon and the furtive crunch of sugar on freshly made crepes have been a weekend breakfast treat. But I'd yet to be converted to savoury crepes, which to mind were always soggy, wet and not very filling.
In the name of research by maytrdom however, I headed to Sunflower Crepe to see if my theory could be proved wrong.
Crispy chicken crepe roll $13.95
Deep-fried crispy chicken fillet with homemade special mustard sauce,
wrapped up with mixed lettuce, avocado, tomatoes
and served with sweet chilli sauce
Splashes of hot pink and a pop art inspired mural greeted us inside this happy buzzy cafe. A steady stream of university students seemed to be hoeing into the more traditional Taiwanese menu with dishes that included dumplings, beef brisket, meat sauce noodles, Taiwanese sausage noodles and a beef noodle soup.
Lox orders the crispy chicken fillet crepe. The chicken isn't as crispy as he'd hoped, both of us expecting an earth-shattering crunch of schnitzel. I have the Provence crepe with chicken, filled generously with cubes of smoked chicken.
Both are served with a side salad of iceburg lettuce, cucumber, red capsicum and tinned corn cornels drizzled with mayonnaise. Two thin baguette slices are soaked a tad heavily with garlic butter.
One of the best things I love about Asian cafes is their attention to the drinks menu. Here milkshakes, milk teas and smoothies come in the usual chocolate, vanilla and strawberry as well as green tea, red bean, taro and black sesame. Non-alcoholic mohitos with fresh lime, peppermint leaves with lemonade are available for a mere $4.80.
Hot ginger milk tea $3.80
My hot ginger milk tea is sweet, spicy, warm and soothing. It's the perfect thing for curling up in bed with. Lox has the hot taro tea which comes in a wonderful shade of lilac.
Hot milk teas also come in lavendar, honey, almond, coconut as well as an interesting "fresh fruit" mix. A green tea cappuccino is also available.
Hot taro milk tea $3.80
To my surprise I actually struggle to finish my crepes. The two crepes are more filling than they first appear. Alas this means there is no room for a dessert crepe, whose varied toppings include coffee custard, caramelised apple, a dish called "cream cheese heaven" and another with the alluring title of "green tea bliss", a concoction of green tea custard, red bean and whipped cream.
Next time :)
Sunflower Crepe Cafe
147 Broadway, Ultimo, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9211 5298
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