T2 Brew Bar, QVB

T2 iced tea

T2 iced tea

Iced tea and the T2 QVB Brew Bar. It’s fun! You can choose iced tea or hot, and they make them, and bring them out to you! Yay!

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Ramen Zundo – revisit

Ramen Zundo rich black garlic

Ramen Zundo rich black garlic

I turned my back on this place too soon! Seriously, it’s a great broth (still don’t like the gritty mouthfeel) but the flavour is there.

Check it out!

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Arima Sushi

Arima Sushi

Arima Sushi

These are upside down – it doesn’t so the fillings or size of the rolls justice. Three of these big boys for $7. The purple rice has avocado and salmon – I highly recommend the purple rice. The spicy tuna was great fun, on the spicy side but not too hot, just tasty. The brown rice held chicken avocado. It was a little dry.

I’ve also heard that Akasaka sushi, two doors down, is the pick of the two – I will have to try them soon and get back to you. I was pretty happy with Arima – can’t wait to try somewhere that is even better!

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Pie in the Sky – revisit

Pie in the Sky rhubarb and apple

Pie in the Sky rhubarb and apple

The rhubarb wasn’t really present, but I still enjoyed the pie! Great price, lovely setting, check it out!

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Bo 7 Mon Thanh Tam, Market City

Pho bo tai and ka phe

Pho bo tai and ka phe

It’s been a while since I’ve had pho – last time would have been Adelaide Pho. The setup here is a little different to most places I’ve been, as it’s in a food court. You have to load up on your hoisin and chili before leaving the counter!

The broth was sweet with a nice flavour, the beef was not predominant. I ordered bo tai but the meat was quite grey, even at the beginning, and was already sitting under the broth. There were fewer noodles in the bowl than I’m used to and the ka phe is not on par with anywhere in Vietnam (not enough condensed milk!) but was decent. I found the second half of the bowl pretty difficult to get through as the flavour got a little “same same”.

Still, overall a decent pho that is worth the trip, and the set ($11 for that and the ka phe) was good value.

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Taste @ Pantry and Cafe, Gosford

Taste @ Pantry and Cafe tea

Taste @ Pantry and Cafe tea

Good old English breakfast. The café itself lacks ambiance but there were plenty of knick knacks to buy!

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Taste Baguette

Lemongrass Taste Baguette

Lemongrass Taste Baguette

I love my lemongrass. This was pretty good, but I’m sure I’ve had better from Taste Baguette – maybe it was a different store? Wholemeal bread isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, either. Overall, the experience was disappointing and left me wishing I’d spent me $10 elsewhere. There are better things to be dropping a $10 note on in Sydney.

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Clarendon Bakery

Clarendon bakery cherry doughnut

Clarendon bakery cherry doughnut

Have to keep going back here… Revisit!

 

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Strand Espresso (It’s a no go!)

Strand Espresso hot chocolate

Strand Espresso hot chocolate

The hot chocolate was pretty decent!

Strand Espresso filthy teapot

Strand Espresso filthy teapot

The stained yellow teapot and what is (in my opinion, after visiting around 10) the most expensive cup of tea in the CBD and surrounds let it down. I will never go back. Too expensive, too dirty.

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Mekong Eating House, Dixon Street food court

Mekong Eating House Dixon St Food Ct Vermicelli

Mekong Eating House Dixon St Food Ct Vermicelli

Dixon st food court is old, stuck in a timewarp, with half its shopfronts closed. It’s a little spooky, half empty even during lunchtime rush hour. There’s plenty of nice food options though, and the prices are more than reasonable.

I bought a salad. The sauce came mixed in, which was a little disappointing – I tend to eat my salads and mix them as I go, and not mixing it all together st the beginning. The flavour was great and it only cost me $9.

I’m planning to go back and try some other vendors’ fare.

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