Newtown Thai-Sydney

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

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.
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45 Degree Bubble Tea House

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

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.

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Yuu Japanese Tapas

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.

Yuu Japanese Tapas

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.  Continue reading →

Hooked Poke Bar

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

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!  Continue reading →

The Choc Pot-Sydney

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.

The Choc Pot

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!  Continue reading →

Mamak-Sydney

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.

Mamak-Sydney

While you wait, you can watch the chefs make roti through the window. I knew we had to order some!  Continue reading →

JapaDog-McArthurGlen Outlet

JapaDog has an actual restaurant at the McArthurGlen Outlet. This is probably one of the more affordable food options here if you’re looking for a quick snack.

Japadog-McArthurGlen Outlet

This JapaDog store has a lot of seating and it’s located near the back corner of the outlet next to the washrooms. The menu is similar to their downtown store.
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Brunch at Cuckoo Callay-Sydney

I do all my food research on Instagram so when I was looking up brunch places, I came across Cuckoo Callay. Located just outside Newtown station (literally outside), this cafe was having their 3rd annual bacon festival.

Cuckoo Callay

The bacon festival dishes had names that were puns of popular movies like Slumhog Millionaire and Jurrasic Pork.  Continue reading →

Yayoi-Japanese Teishoku

Yayoi serves up Japanese Teishoku (set meals) within The Galeries shopping centre on the second floor. Yayoi has over 250 locations in Japan! It must be good right?

Yayoi Sydney

I like how you can see people eating while you wait. There was quite a line up outside and we waited for about 20-30mins. As a Vancouverite, I found the pricing to be on the steep side, even keeping in mind that tax is included and tips aren’t necessary. Continue reading →