Wanted to take everyone on a flight back to Australia with me and head down to Tasmania with me today in this post :) even though I’m physically still in Hong Kong and will be for a while ~
In August this year, Mr Bao and I went down to Tassie for the first time together with some friends . It wasn’t my first time, I had gone for the first time last year with my family and even though so many people have told me how boring Tassie is…I really enjoyed it :) Especially Port Arthur! It has both a serene yet eerie atmosphere and I love all the historical buildings.
But unlike last year travelling with my parents who only eat ‘Chinese food’, I was able to explore Hobart with my friends and that’s when I found Sweet Envy! It was totally by luck, we were have breakfast at the Rain Check Lounge (will be another post about that later on) and VOILA Sweet Envy was just across the road, just begging me to go check it out!
I remember rushing across the road while poor Mr Bao was looking for me hahaha I was already inside choosing what I wanted to try and what to take home ~ you can’t blame me! Just look at all the goodies they have!
She was the nice lady who served us and is the sister-in-law of the owners and creators of all these lovely sweets Alistair and Teena who are Tassie natives, did their training here before moving to Melbourne and even worked in London for Gordan Ramsay!
There was simply TOO much to choose from! Ranging from their freshly made savoury sandwiches through to their cupcakes, cakes, macarons, cookies and how could I forget the ice-cream!
I had my first honey ice-cream then and there at Sweet Envy! The honey flavour wasn’t overpowering and it was just right! They had some other unique flavours too like Raspberry Rhubarb and liquorice :) but the honey was by far the best!
We all ordered and shared different flavours of ice-cream and after some nagging Mr Bao and I took the Hazel Nut Caramel Brulee cake, the Crounching Strawberry Hidden Pandon (gotta love the names) and half a dozen of macarons to enjoy on the flight back home.
We enjoyed the cakes they were both pretty nice especially the Hazel Nut Caramel Brulee yum yum I particularly liked the different flavours each layer offered cream, the hazelnut cream was very delicious!
Unfortunately, I didn’t like the macarons at all…sorry forgot to take photos of them! They were really big and dry, when you bite into them they’re empty and just crumble in your fingers. This was a major disappointment as we really enjoyed the other desserts they had to offer.
I would recommend anyone going to Hobart to visit Sweet Envy, they have so much to offer you wouldn’t want to miss out! And remember you HAVE to try their ice-cream!
Before I go I just wanted to say a huge thank you to my friend Kirk for his wonderful photos that I’ve used in this post and another thank you to Faith from An Edible Mosaic for sharing her story about Copyright Infringement. I’ve decided to put a watermark on all photos used on my blog from now on :) Everyone else please be careful because your recipes and photos can easily be stolen.