The Tap Shack is like a smaller version of Tap and Barrel located along the seawall by the new convention centre. It’s counterpart Tap and Barrel is literally steps away but if you want to be closer to the seawall you can stop by at the Tap Shack instead. They also have a location by the Burrard Bridge.
Happy hour is between 3-6pm everyday. My co-workers and I came here last week to enjoy the last bits of summer and patio weather. Their patio area overlooks Coal Harbour and they also have indoor seating for the cold, winter days.
Featured above is the virgin Raspberry Crush with raspberries, soda and lemonade. It was refreshing and I’m sure the alcoholic version would’ve been great as well. I don’t really drink so I can’t comment on the drink selection! Read more
Thai food for lunch is super cheap in Sydney! In Vancouver, I would say HK style cafes and Taiwanese cafes are considered inexpensive and there it’s Thai food. Newtown Thai is situated in the Newtown suburb and it’s very close to the University of Sydney as well.
Newtown Thai offers most of their lunch dishes for around $8-10 each and if you get a combo for $12, you also get a can of pop and a small appetizer/side dish as well.
Pictured above we have the Pad See Ew which is stir fried thick flat rice noodles with egg and Chinese broccoli. You also have a choice of protein for this and some proteins cost more than others such as seafood. Flavour wise it was pretty good but a little heavy on the soy sauce. Portion wise, for some reason it was smaller than the Pad Thai I had below.
Disclaimer: All food/drinks were complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited to a tasting at 45 Degree Bubble Tea House by fellow foodie Eat with Mao. With the boom in bubble tea shops over the last 2 years, I was excited to see what this one offered as they are independently owned.
45 Degree Bubble Tea House is located in Coal Harbour on Pender and Broughton Street. It’s on the same strip of stores as Soirette. The area is more residential and there’s less foot traffic in this area.
The last time I was at Yuu Japanese Tapas was quite a few years ago. I took my parents here for dinner to check out their “new” location as they had expanded into another larger storefront but still in Continental Square.
My dad had the Chicken Cutlet Rice with Egg and Onion which came with miso soup and a small tray of side dishes including Japanese pickle, edamame and marinated bean sprouts. The chicken was very tender but I thought the sauce could’ve been stronger? It wasn’t very flavourful to me. They were very generous with the portion of rice here. Read more
I’m back on the poke bandwagon again! I’ve pretty much tried almost all the poke places now and I was going to cross Hooked Poke Bar off my list too.
Hooked Poke Bar is located on the corner of Hornby and Nelson and it’s also next to the second location of Pokerrito. That’s intense competition! Read more
With a name like The Choc Pot, this dessert cafe was just calling my name. As you may have guessed they specialize in tantalizing chocolate treats. This is where chocolate fantasies become reality.
They have various locations in Sydney and I went to the one in Regent Place. You place your order at the counter and once the desserts are ready, a server will bring it over to you. The menu includes crepes, waffles and more! Read more
Mamak is a popular Malaysian eatery located in Chinatown. They always have line ups outside! I didn’t get to try them on my last visit to Sydney so this time we came early to line up. The turnover rate is pretty fast though so the wait isn’t too bad.
While you wait, you can watch the chefs make roti through the window. I knew we had to order some! Read more