After watching a movie at Westfield Parramatta, we went to Bay Vista for some dessert. This place was super busy on a Saturday night and there was loud music playing. You get a seat and then once you’re ready, you order at the counter. You can also help yourself to water there as well. The menu is very extensive covering everything from cakes, pancakes, waffles, crepes, ice cream and drinks.
We decided to get the Cool Ibizaice cream bowl with mango, passionfruit and vanilla ice cream, peaches, pineapple, whipped cream, passionfruit sauce and yogurt chips. Continue reading →
We had a going away lunch for my co worker at Palings Kitchen and Bar. It’s located in the Ivy precinct near Wynyard station and it was my first time there. Palings is located on the first floor and the restaurant has some covered areas but the middle area is open air. Interestingly enough, the menu features western dishes as well as Thai dishes.
We started off with some Friesto share. These were perfectly crispy and the portion was huge! It came with some aioli for dipping and we devoured this in no time. Continue reading →
Kurtosh is a bakery that specializes in chimney cakes with various locations in Sydney. My boyfriend was recommended this bakery by his friend so he stopped by to pick up some treats for me at their Crows Nest location. Yay! As you can tell from the photo below, he didn’t get a chimney cake so maybe I can try that another time.
I like the minimalistic box which is just the right size for the 2 slices of cake we had. At Kurtosh, the cake slabs are sold by weight. Continue reading →
My friend recommended we try Wok N BBQ in Burwood for Chinese BBQ. They’re located just up the block from Burwood station. I think Burwood is one of my favourite suburbs here now because they have so much Chinese food and it’s closer than going to Central for me. The restaurant was clean and tidy and we were able to get a table fairly quickly. In addition to Chinese BBQ, they also serve traditional Cantonese/HK style cafe food. Continue reading →
Gami Chicken and Beer has recently opened up at Central Park mall. The restaurant had a refreshing blue themed shipping container inspired interior. It’s located on the lower level of the mall where Doughnut Time used to be and it’s quite spacious in there. I love Korean fried chicken or any fried chicken in general!
We started off by ordering the Seafood Pancake. I’ve definitely had better. This one just didn’t seem like it had many ingredients and lacked the crispiness I was looking for. Continue reading →
Every year Dimmi has a special restaurant promotion in July where certain restaurants are 30-50% off! I had to take advantage of this and decided to try SaltVine for my birthday. I don’t usually eat a lot of Lebanese food so I was excited to try something different. SaltVine is located in Surry Hills and they serve tapas style dishes. Sorry some of the photos are a bit out of focus.
I’ve been seriously craving some Cantonese BBQ and it’s much more expensive here than in Vancouver. I used to eat roast pork at least once or twice a month! Lucky me… but it’s a different story now. I was really glad I discovered Sun Ming and it’s located right by Westfield mall in Parramatta and near the train station. It looks like your typical HK style cafe with BBQ meat that you can order at the front of the shop. No frills here.
Here we have the BBQ Pork and Roast Pork with rice ($14.80). This is probably the fastest thing you can order as the rice is already cooked and all they have to do is chop up the meat! There are also a few greens on the side to make it slightly more balance but we’re here for the meat! The BBQ pork was slightly sweet and well marbled and the roast pork was also equally well marbled and delicious. The crackling skin could’ve been a bit more crispy but it was still good considering it was the end of the day. Each piece was juicy and satisfied my BBQ cravings!
Since we both wanted meat, we also had a plate of just Roast Pork with rice which costs $1 less than the combination above.
I would come back to Sun Ming again for their BBQ. I’ve been here once before actually and had some of their regular dishes like baked pork chop on rice which were pretty good as well.
Milky Lane is a super funky burger shop and they have a new location in Parramatta now. I was never a huge burger person because I just feel they’re very messy to eat but I’ve noticed there are a lot of great looking burger places in Sydney so I wanted to try more burgers lately. The location is spacious and they have a few arcade machines on the side too. I went after watching Ocean’s 8 and they even had a live DJ that night!
We were looking for a place to eat after checking out Vivid Sydney at Darling Harbour so as we were wandering around Chinatown and we passed by Aussie Dumpling King. It’s located on the strip of restaurants on Dixon street and there are just so many options there. They weren’t very busy but the menu seemed pretty cheap so we decided to give it a try. It’s hard to go wrong with dumplings right?
For our appetizer, we had the Spicy Beef Tripe. This was served cold and they used a bit of the chillies that give you that slightly numb feeling but it wasn’t too spicy for us. The beef tripe was marinated well and had great flavour. Continue reading →
Marrickville Pork Roll has long been rated as one of the best pork roll spots in Sydney. I haven’t been to their Marrickville location before but they’ve opened a new location at Steam Mill Lane which is much more convenient for me. They’ve only been open since late May and the shop is tiny but there’s some outdoor seating. The menu has the usual options like the traditional pork roll, BBQ pork roll and roasted pork roll. I decided to get the BBQ Pork Rollfor $6 and it came with sliced BBQ pork, green onion, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, cilantro, pate and the option of chillies. I loved the added crunch from the pickled carrots and daikon as well as the cucumber. The bread roll was perfectly fluffy on the inside with a nice crust on the outside that held everything together. The pate and BBQ pork were also very flavourful. I would definitely come here for lunch if I worked in the area. The sandwich was very juicy and my paper bag was soaked after I was done stuffing my face. So glad I finally tried it! I think I like it more than Destination Roll. The girl serving me was also really friendly.