Humble Breakfast Beginnings

HUMBLE RAYS: Instagrammable and delicious, Humble Rays is a brunch cafe opened in Carlton, the interior of this place is like a “ray” of sunlight – bright, white and cosy inside that immediately puts a smile on your face! The menu is a combination of Asian and Western fusion, all with amazing presentation and thankfully no drop in quality nor quantity of taste! I wouldn’t say we made the most of what the menu offered, so I’ll definitely be back again to try their eclectic range of brunch items.

Belly Dancing (House-made pancakes, Sunny side up, Grilled bacon, Banana, Sea salt caramel sauce, Nutella, Parmesan, Thyme) – $17.5

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My belly is dancing with fat after eating this -.-

The good fat: Every element of the dish was cooked to a perfect texture. The pancakes were soft, slightly moist and spongy to the tongue – also wasn’t too sweet. The egg added a vibrant yellow to the dish and the yolk melted over the pancakes allowing it to be absorbed by it. The bacon was crisp and the sea salt caramel sauce was a great choice of sauce flavour to unite both the savoury and sweet components of the dish. Interesting and aesthetic dish!

The bad fat: Wasn’t too sure about the overall combination of flavours as I think the elements didn’t really combine too well – they mostly stood as individual sweet vs savoury flavours. The thyme would give a bit of the Italian feel, only to be brought back by the sweetness of the Nutella etc. so I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan. The parmesan was also a little lacking and I would’ve liked there to be more sea salt caramel sauce instead of the pot of maple syrup on the side.

Fat-o-meter: 3.5/5

Monkey Business (Chocolate Chip Hong Kong Egg Waffle, Caramelized Banana, Double Cream, House Crumble, Oreo Crumbs, Chocolate Sauce, Salted Caramel Sauce, Shaved Chocolate, Chocolate Icecream) – $17.0

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One of the most aesthetically pleasing breakfasts I’ve seen!

The good fat: How beautiful does this look! I love the 3D, pyramidal composition of this dish and the gorgeous, earthly colours. Probably moreso a desert option, this was like a huge, Asian sundae that wasn’ too overly sweet or rich but definitely filling! I enjoyed the caramelised part on top of the banana that cracked open, and the warm Hong Kong waffle underneath to balance out all that chocolate. The various crumbs on the side gave it a much needed diversity of textures – from crunchy, to soft, to smooth. Definitely an enjoyable and satisfying plate.

The bad fat: Nothing extremely unique/spectacular about the taste and I suppose the elements individually are actually pretty simple, only the Hong Kong egg waffles really need to be made – but I guess presentation really does bring this one home 😛

Fat-o-meter: 4/5

SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?

YES! Economical with large portion sizes, gorgeous presentation and no drop in quality of food – can’t wait to try it again!

FAT-O-METER: 4/5

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