I passed by Emperor’s Puffs in Chinatown a few times and there was always a line up no matter what time of day! They were also really cheap so it didn’t hurt to try!
In Australia, they commonly call fries “chips”. I stopped by The Traditional Chip Shop for some fish and chips while visiting the famous Bondi Beach.
Since it was winter in Australia, they also had an outdoor skating rink set up next to the beach but at the same time there were people surfing!
Passion Tree is located in Chatswood and it’s like a big shopping mall/shopping area on the North Shore of Sydney. I must say their shopping malls are really nice!!! There are also a lot of small cafes in the middle of the mall for people to eat at while shopping. They seemed like nice cafes, not like Starbucks or something. Also, I noticed that some places even show how many kilojoules/calories are in each food item!
Doughnut Time seems to be everywhere in Sydney! I’ve passed by five locations and I just had to give them a try! These babies are huge! It’s like a doughnut meal! The shops are really small with just a window displaying the sugary goods and you just take it to go. With a neon doughnut sign on the front of the retro green shop, they’re hard to miss.
As I was researching where to eat in Sydney (because that was obviously more important than sightseeing), I noticed that they had so many more brunch places! There are cafes that are just focused on brunch and lunch and they close at night. We need more all day brunch!!! We need to start a petition!!! AHHHHHHHHHH
Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery is known for their famous Tella Ball Shakes and the Nutella one took over the internet last year. The “Tella Ball” is basically a filled doughnut. They are located on the main floor of an apartment complex. They have lots of outdoor seating available but on the day I went, it was super windy. Continue reading →
As a Vancouverite, I’m used to seeing Asians everywhere but I was surprised that there was such a large Asian population in Sydney too! There are possibly even MORE Asians there. I also noticed that they have a lot more bubble tea shops in their “downtown” area, known as Central. Like how we have a Starbucks on every block here. With that being said, I was happy to find that there were a lot of Asian food options!
I was researching where to get ramen and I found that Ramen Zundo had good reviews. It is located in World Square Centre and there is a little “alley” inside the mall with small eateries! By the way, I must say that the mall layouts in Sydney are really cool! They all have small cafes/restaurants inside with their own seating areas making it super convenient! Here at Ramen Zundo, you order at the counter and they will give you a number and bring the food over. Continue reading →
Once I saw photos of the sandwiches from Mr. Crackles with roast pork, I knew that I had to pay them a visit. Mr. Crackles is located in Surry Hills, not too far from the CBD.
The storefront is quite small with only a few bar style seats so you will likely have to take your sandwich to go during peak hours. The seats are too low for the counter though so you will have to stand anyway. Continue reading →
As a huge matcha fan, I put Chanoma Cafe on my list of Sydney eats. Located inside Regent Arcade, this place has an extensive dessert menu with all the matcha treats that you can think of from matcha parfaits to soft serves and floats, there’s sure to be something to satisfy your matcha desires.
Despite all the enticing treats, I was drawn to the large sign advertising Matcha and Azuki (red bean) Soft Serve. Once upon a time, I hated red bean! Hard to believe how my tastes have changed. This soft serve was soft indeed but did not melt too fast and wasn’t too sweet either. The portion was generous and satisfied my sweet tooth. Yum! Continue reading →
Hello! I recently visited Sydney, Australia so I will be posting some of the delicious food I ate there along with some observations about their city compared to Vancouver. I haven’t really traveled all that much so lots of things are new and exciting to me haha
After walking around Sydney for a bit, I realized that there are so many Thai restaurants! It’s akin to how many sushi restaurants Vancouver has. One of the most popular Thai restaurants is Chat Thai. They have multiple locations, a testament to their popularity. I visited the one across from Capitol Square in what is known as Thai Town. I arrived at 6:30pm after watching Finding Dory and there was a huge line up. You put your name down on a list and take a number and wait to be called.
After waiting 45 mins, we finally got a table! It was a communal table but we didn’t mind. Continue reading →