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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C’est Bon, Rozelle

C'Est Bon Darling St Rozelle

Darjeeling at C’est Bon

I like C’est Bon! A late afternoon found me meandering down Darling Street with a friend, unable to find a café that hadn’t just closed (4pm on a Saturday… don’t bother!) Luckily, we tried C’est Bon and they happily furnished us with tea and coffee.

Try their Darjeeling. It was wonderful and I have a sneaking suspicion that it might be one of my favourite teas. It was a generous serve for a good price. There was a range of cakes, but as I was heading out for dinner I didn’t indulge. They looked pretty good.

I might be back – though I think Little Darling Diner is still my favourite, due to how cute the interior is!

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Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse

Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse chorizo

Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse chorizo

Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse. Hiding in an alleyway off of King St, it’s a charming two level building. The extensive menu is dedicated to beef, from all walks of life. There are some scrumptious share plates and entrees to start with. We got the chorizo, which was fantastic.

Fillet steak

Fillet steak

I ordered the fillet steak, rare, with a side of chips and béarnaise sauce. This was a winning combination. The fillet was tender and perfectly cooked, the béarnaise sauce complemented the meat well, and the chips were lovely and crisp. My partner’s steak, in comparison, was nowhere near as exciting – slightly overcooked, and less exciting. I like going for quality over quantity – you get less, but it’s more enjoyable!

I’d highly recommend Kingsley’s for dinner, if you’re into steak.

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The Cat and Fiddle, Balmain

The Cat and Fiddle pub potato skin nachoes

The Cat and Fiddle potato skin nachoes

The Cat and Fiddle have taken the nacho and tried out a little improvement. Instead of corn chips, they use potato skins.The dish was good, and filling. I missed the crunch of the corn chips. I also missed the freshness of a tomato salsa. The filling in this was much closer to a chilli and not a salsa.

Give it a try – there are heaps of great dishes on the menu here!

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Sourdough Panini Bakery Cafe

Sourdough Smoked Salmon

Sourdough Smoked Salmon

Just thinking about this makes me feel slightly ill. It wasn’t the roll – it was the insides. The smoked salmon was over plentiful, and the balance of fillings was not correct. The sourdough was fantastic. I’d like to try a different filling, but I don’t think I’d bother going back. Try out Encasa Deli on Bathurst Street for a fantastic “boccadillo” that you wont regret.

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Yummy Thai Food

Yummy Thai Pork Leg Stewed

Yummy Thai Pork Leg Stewed

Usually a trip to Sussex St food court isn’t complete without eating at Ramen Ikkyu. I’ve branched out! I love ramen but after eating it once a week for around three months straight, I found I need something new. Yummy Thai had some positive reviews online. Check out some of those pictures – much more visually appealing. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to choose, but I love tender, melt in your mouth meat, so I decided to go for the pork leg. I’m glad I did.

It was amazing. The pork was stewed in a rich broth of star anise, cardamom and other sweet, pungent ingredients. It was finished with coriander and complemented with a small saucer of chili vinegar. I ate this meal with a fork, no need to use a knife as the meat just fell apart in the nicest way. The broth at the bottom mixed with the plain rice and was yummy. The chili vinegar was fantastic with the meat.

This was an enjoyable meal – I’d highly recommend checking Yummy Thai Food out! Go go go!

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David Jones Food Hall Noodle Bar, Sydney

David Jones foodhall pad thai

David Jones foodhall pad thai

This pad thai was a solid effort but didn’t knock my socks off. I love the David Jones foodhall. It’s beautiful, there are so many places to visit, and the food is really nice – but not always amazing. It just didn’t live up to my expectations after the pad thai I had at Missy K a few weeks ago.

If you want a pad thai with strong, authentic flavour, try Missy K – but David Jones’ foodhall is worth a visit for so many more things!

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Petaling Street, Haymarket

Petaling Street nasi lemak

Petaling Street nasi lemak

I like my nasi lemak. This one came with chicken curry. Everything was quite salty – almost overwhelmingly so. It’s decent, but I think if I go here again I’ll order something different! Some of the fried noodle dishes looked exceptionally tasty.

Petaling Street seems pretty authentic, it looks nice and the prices are fair. Check it out!

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