Eating out: Sydney edition
3 weeks, 3 countries, 3 experiences and over the next 3 days I will show you where to eat and why. Over the Summer break I got to travel home to see friends and family in Sydney, celebrate NY in Queenstown and then have a holiday in Bali.
I thought I would list my favourite things to do (which really mean eat) in each town as you know I am a passionate foodie. Sydney was great I stayed with my Gusband (gay husband) Steven Khalil and his partner Pat. I was busy everyday seeing lots of friends and family as well as eating at all my favourite places this is what I like to tie inS when I see my friends.
If you are travelling to Sydney and you want a great meal go to:
Lee's Fortuna Court
Classic Chinese but as good as they come. I have been going since I was 5 and still crave the food. You must order the lamb pancakes (pictured), honey king prawns and the E-fu (long life noodles) ask for Stan and say Zoe sent you :)
Cafe Sydney Over looking the harbour a must try for out of towers or even locals who haven't been. Its tee romantic and very schmancy (fancy) if you are in the mood.
Mr Wongs One of Merivales many restaurants. The peking duck and the dumplings are too die for!!!!
Fei Jei Ok I know there is a lot of Asian here but Sydney does great asian. You can get a $30 5-6 course modern style yum cha. The egg white crab omelette is next level. Sometimes I go here by myself so I don't have to share it.
Maltese (Pastizzi) I am half Maltese so its very important to me to get good Maltese food when I am home. My Nunas is best but because you probably don't know her the Maltese cafe is fab. The pastizzi are the best in the country hands down!
Other mentionsJapanese: Sokyo/Toko/Sake - Sokyo is in the lead currently because they do the best Spicy tuna on crispy rice.
Italian: If you want something delicious and unpretentious go to Maranello's in Concord.
Healthy: Nourishing Quarter. It's eclectic furniture and extensive menu for the gluten/dairy/meat free is impressive. The chocolate cake (pictured) made from no dairy/sugar/wheat/chocolate is TO DIE FOR! Even though it doesn't sound like it.
Mexican: Mexico in Surry Hills is my fav, they use flour tortillas for there tacos and the fried chicken is beyond.
Luxe: I love Rockpool. It does the best burger in town and the steak is sublime.
Cheap and cheerful:
Phuongs vietnamese (Crows Nest) I love Phuongs. It has been there for an eternity. My dad and mum used to have dates there. They make the meanest steamed dim sim and rice paper rolls but the real reason I go there is for the chicken curry with woodear mushrooms. I ask for extra mushrooms. Meals are super cheap. You can go bananas and it won't cost more than $30 a head.
Sweets: I am not a dessert person and I am sure everyone in Sydney would say go for Messina (Gelato) there is only one Gelato I love and thats from Bravo Trattoria in Crows Nest. Walkable from Phuongs so why not kill two birds with one stone.
Ribs: Hurricanes or Kellys. The ribs speak for themselves.