Australia, Belgian Waffle, Dandenong, Devonshire, Late Winter, Melbourne, Miss Marple, Scone, Tea Room, Waffle
It has been raining everyday in KL now for the past few days. I love rainy day (but hate the traffic caused by it), especially if it’s raining in the evening. It always makes me feel like late winter in Melbourne. I love the fresh earthy smell and also it makes it so much cozier to snuggle in my warm bed and blanket at night.
For some reason, this also reminds me of Scones in Dandenong !
Don’t ask me why?! During my 6 years staying there, I somehow always end up going to Dandenong during late winter ! Maybe it’s because it’s usually low-peak season… And this means most shops are less crowded, including the famous Miss Marple’s Tea Room. Or maybe, I just love the air in Dandenong during that time of the year.
This quaint little place is furnish to ooze the typical English tea room. Walls are lined with a row of teapots, old mementos and nick nacks. At the back of the room, there’s an actual fireplace. Thankfully, most of the time we are there, it’s so empty that we get to sit really close to the fireplace. (Mum love it)
Miss Marple is famous for their Devonshire scones. Please note that personally, I won’t call it scones because it bears nothing like scones. lol… I remember the first time I had it, I was shock !!! IT looked more like a huge slab of raisin bread that tasted like a dense ‘fatt kou’ (it’s a sweet chinese steam cake normally used for special occasion).
Yes – That huge slab of square loaf thingy… it’s the so-call scone. LOL….But overtime, I kind of got used to it and rather enjoy it. I love the combination of the whip cream and sweet tart jam spread over the chunky loaf.
Aside from their famous scones… I love their Belgian waffle. Crispy on the outside, soft and moist inside. nom nom nom…
Please beware that during peak season / hour, the queue to get in can be quite scary. I am not a fan of queueing up. So, I’ll usually skip Miss Marple if there’s any queue… But, if you are visiting Melbourne and is in Dandenong, why not give it a try?