Lantern & Zen Q, NSW
We meander up towards the George Street outlet that on a Friday night at 11 o'clock is still jam packed with lots of groups of young people hanging out for a quick sweet treat with friends and join a queue in order to grab a table.
For two people the Honey Toast sets you back at $16 but looks like a marvellous masterpiece on a plate. We order the popular Strawberry Lover flavour to share and watch another pair of two girls a couple of tables down from us nom the toast with ease. It's a massive cube that is half a loaf of toasted bread with chunkier finger-sized pieces inside.
The waitress informs us that because it's busy tonight it'll take 15 minutes to make this piece of food-tastic artwork on a plate. I happily oblige, as we take the time to chit-chat some more and soon enough it arrives - six pieces of strawberries dusted with caster sugar, custard embellishments on the corners and two chocolate wafers that hold the monumental strawberry flavoured ice-cream. There's a small dish of maple-honey syrup for dipping and Miss Dotty and I forego the social "no double dipping rule" this time 'round because it's just too addictive!