So this is my doner kebab, purchased from the Kebab truck set up in the carpark of the United petrol station just around the corner from Terry St on Victoria Road. I was sad. I prefer yiros to kebabs, so far. Can only seem to get them in Adelaide though. Both Canberra and Sydney have been quite disappointing as far as kebabs go!
It was pretty tasty! The pork was very sweet and the serve of noodles was generous. The egg had plenty of flavour. It wasn’t earth shattering but it was a nice meal. I’d say the percentage is a little low on Urbanspoon but it’s also the sort of place that served bain-marie fare and that doesn’t usually bode so well.
Miracle Asian Supermarket sits between Coles and BreadTop on the Lower Ground level of World Square.
This bowl of bibimbap cost me $6.50, which is definitely reasonable for a meal which left me comfortably full. I enjoyed it, although I found the warm and cold parts of the dish were a little weird together. I love the chili sauce served with this dish!
So three new limited edition flavours of tim tams stole the show at Woolworths Town Hall on the 28th of February. To celebrate Tim Tams 50th birthday, Adriano Zumbo came up with three new flavours. The three flavours were white chocolate and raspberry, chocolate brownie and salted caramel.
I tried both the white chocolate and raspberry, and the salted caramel. Both were tasty, although a coworker commented that they were surprised the flavours were so tame! I didn’t mind, as I think that the fact the flavours were done so well made up for it!
I love the raspberry flavour, and the salted caramel has a perfect balance of salt!
Marigold is a great place to go for Yum Cha. It’s busy and bustling with efficient staff and a range of food options. The dumplings were fantastic, as were the prawn toast, the prawns on eggplant, and the fried prawn parcels. The steamed BBQ pork buns deserve a mention, light and fluffy and sweet, with a tasty interior which may have been a little stingy on the pork! We also had green beans which were fried and crispy.
I didn’t get many pictures because I was too busy eating!
It was fun flagging down the carts and choosing different delicious morsels. My only letdown dish was the salt and pepper squid, which had probably spent a tad too much time being wheeled around the dining room before we were given it.
Wow! The desserts were pretty good. The doughnuts were light and airy, made of choux pastry. The mango pancakes were a highlight dish for me, with a light thin pancake wrapped around a slice of fresh mango and cream.
I highly recommend visiting Marigold for Yum Cha! The four of us left feeling extremely satisfied.
I visited the Riverview hotel in Balmain. It’s a beautiful hotel with a cozy interior. The food you see in this picture is: tempura zucchini flowers with Italian cheeses, spiced squid with harissa aioli and smoked duck & manchego croquette with paprika aioli. The food was good, although my squid was not tender. There is also a burger that was tasty – I had a big bite!
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced meal in a pub, I’d recommend it.
Chur Burger is just a burger place. They make the whole gamut of burgers, contenders in all basic meat categories with the token vegetarian offer.
I’ve been a little over-burgered lately. There was the Town Hall pub in Balmain with their amazing veggie burger, a lacklustre contribution from the Paragon Hotel down in Circular Quay, and now Chur Burger, who, it could be argued, should be taken a little more seriously. All they do is burgers!
I’m just sad because Adelaide has this amazing burger chain called Fancy Burger, and an amazing American style food truck called The Sneaky Pickle. I never miss places like these more than when I try their counterparts. Sneaky Pickle knows Reubens, pulled pork, po’ boys and the rest. Their flavours are complex and pack a real punch.
Chur Burger’s pulled pork was good, can’t deny it. But I wonder if they pulled the pork to pieces and felt they were done. Where were the spices? The intricacy of flavour? Sure, the mayo was nice. The burger as a whole was nice. The old sugar bun, Mr Brioche, was sandwiching some meat between his buns. Everything was good. It just wasn’t amazing.
The day was grey. Apologies for the photo. It’s a new phone (Nexus 5 in bright red!) and the camera is taking some getting used to.
I’d recommend trying these guys out. They are in no way offensive. They are good. They are not the best.
I shouldn’t compare these guys to Zambrero’s, but I do. I like the flavours, and it fills me up, but I love the ratio of veg to meat in a Zambrero’s more. Guzman Y Gomez is tasty, but I think they could be more competitive if they had less rice and beans, and more of the “real” stuff – especially the salsa.
For the uninitiated, Zambrero’s is a fast food joint scattered around the ACT and which opened up in SA as well. They make burritos, bols (apparently a burrito in a bowl, without the pesky delicious carbohydrate exterior) and nachos. There may be more. I only need to buy two more to claim my free one, so I just need an excuse to visit Canberra or Adelaide…
GyG is a Mexican fast food joint which sells nachoes, burritoes, fajitas and the like. Check it out!
The Lindt Cafe down on Darling Harbour is busy, and expensive.
My hot chocolate is so cute. I got to play around with it. Probably a good thing, as $7 for a hot chocolate is a little steep. Ok, lots steep. So steep! If you just drank it down you’d feel hard done by. Mixing it up yourself, you get to feel like you really interacted with your drink. The taste was fine, but as it was mixed at the table it wasn’t very hot. I still like Princess Coco the most.
The chocolate milkshake was pretty indulgent but maybe too rich to be enjoyable.
I decided to try something new. Sometimes that works out well for me, sometimes it doesn’t. This time was pretty middle of the road, although I wish I’d gone for the dolsot bibimbap.
Instead, I got the beef Bulgogi, a sweet flavoured bland soup with very few ingredients and served with mediocre side dishes and a bowl of rice. I can’t be too down on it, it wasn’t bad, just boring! I was still a little hungry at the end, as the serve was small.
On the other hand, my dining partner was charmed with his beef rib soup and enjoyed the intricacies of demolishing a bowl of meaty bones!
I suspect that it may be a better idea to go to Madang if you’re in the vicinity.