Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Panko and Cheese


Does anybody here brussels sprouts? Hands up for me because it taste bitter and hard like rock, traditionally the right way to cook this vegetable was to boil it but this will only make me hate this vegetable even more! After some research, I’ve find that by adding little bit of vinegar and roast it with panko (Japanese bread crumb) and cheese actually made me fall in love with this vegetable. The high heat from the oven not only can soften the vegetable but also caramelised and brings out the sweet flavour. Brussels sprouts are so much better than you think, give this a try!



approx. 400g Brussels sprouts

5 slices of bacon, cut in small pieces

2 medium size tomato, chopped in medium pieces

4 button mushroom, sliced

handful of sugar peas, cut the tips

few stalk of rosemary

4 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

4 tbsp chicken stock

1/2 cup Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste



1) Pre-heat oven to 200°C. In a large baking tray, toss brussels sprouts, tomato, bacon with garlic, rosemary and olive oil.

2) Spread vegetables in a single layer in a large baking dish, at least 2 inches high. Roast for 15 minutes then add in the mushroom and sugar peas and roast for another 10 mins.

3) Stir in balsamic vinegar and chicken stock, sprinkle with panko and cheese, return to oven for 5 minutes, remove from oven and season with salt and pepper to taste.






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Blackwattle Café, Glebe

Ever since my nephew was born, it’s a real mission to find a spacious and pram friendly café whenever we are catching up for coffee. Not far away from Pyrmont there is a nice café inside a heritage building with excellent water views right next to the Anzac Bridge. Despite of the nice view and environment the food and service was not so impressive, menu was very limited and it was a long wait before someone attended to us.

Food: 4/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Value: 5/10

Average Price
Breakfast: $6 – $15
Lunch $15 – $25
Dinner: N/A
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: N/A
Cakeage: N/A

Ease of finding a car park: Normal
Ease of finding the restaurant: Normal
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: Walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes





Baked beans on toast, $10

I’ve chosen the bake beans because it was a homemade bake beans rather than canned one, it was a huge disappointment because the beans was extremely salty, I almost wanted to take it home and reconstructed it by adding small amounts of brown sugar. At the end I couldn’t finish it…


Cappuccino, $3.3

Coffee was okay, more on the flat side.


Chai Latte, $4


Latte, $3.3


Scramble eggs with mushroom served with toast & roast tomato, $14.50

While the scramble eggs was cooked nicely, the breakfast was very very ordinary, probably would not come back again.


Scramble eggs with bacon served with toast & roast tomato, $15

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55 Leichhardt Street, Glebe
opening hrs: Tue – Sun: 8:00 to 16:00, Mon closed

Getting There:

Parking: glebe point road then short walk to the park

By Train: No train station nearby

Map picture


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