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. Read more
Les Faux Bourgeois is an unassuming restaurant situated on the corner of Fraser and Kingsway. Since they are only open at night, you might miss it during the day.
Started off with some complimentary bread! They gave us a lot given that we only had 2 people. Read more
Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited to another Chinese Bites dinner and this time it was at Nu Chinese Bistro. It’s located at Cosmo Plaza on Garden City and McKim Way. It’s on the second floor and the plaza was a bit difficult to find since there are so many there and I wasn’t sure which one it was. The restaurant looks pretty new and since they are located on the second floor they get lots of lighting.
We started off with the Xiao Long Bao (XLB). These were surprisingly big and super juicy! Read more
Top Shanghai is one of my favourite Shanghainese restaurants! My family went on a Monday and it wasn’t busy at all. They are usually packed on weekends. Their table spacing is quite cramped so it makes moving around difficult.
This was a Suzhou Style Spiced Smoked Fish. The flavour is a little bit sweet and the meat is still flaky but more tough and cooked through? It also has a lot of bones. Read more
Big Rock Urban Eatery is the newest brewery to join the Olympic Village area. They started out in Alberta and now they have a BC location.
We were here for the food though since I am still acquiring the taste for beer. The building doesn’t look like much from the outside but the inside looked industrial hip. It was really loud inside even though there weren’t that many people or loud music playing but it was hard to hear people from across the table or even beside you. Maybe it was just the way the building was constructed.