Sedap (Regent Place, 501 George St, Sydney), the cereal prawns are crazily addictive, each prawn was coated in an oat cereal batter then deep fried and KABOOM! FLAVOUR EXPLOSION!
I’m not sure why it’s taken so long for me to visit Sedap (Regent Place, 501 George St, Sydney) and I totally regret not visiting sooner! It was time for the weekly dinner with the family and we’d all agreed we wanted Malaysian food and the brother unit suggested Sedap because they had Penang Assam Laksa ($12). Not many Malaysian restaurants in Sydney do a decent Assam Laksa (Petaling St is still my fave) but Sedap’s is pretty bang on with the perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy with heaps of pineapple, red onion, cucumber and chilli in the tamarind soup. There’s a huddle of slippery noodles and fish and thick shrimp paste sits in a spoon so you can mix in as little or as much as you like. Noods reckons the bowl is tiny but then, he’s an assam laksa eating machine.
The Chicken Laksa ($11) is also a tad on the small side, it’d be perfect size for lunch but for dinner if you’re wanting something substantial you might want to get something else to eat. But it’s tasty, rich and comforting and brought sparkles of happiness to shirloshirl’s eyes.
The Cereal Prawns ($20.80) are crazily addictive, each prawn was coated in an oat cereal batter then deep fried and KABOOM! FLAVOUR EXPLOSION! The prawns are fresh and juicy but it’s the rubble of cereal crumbs that totally has my heart instantly craving for more. I may have sneakily devoured about 80% of this plate by myself 😛
The Steamed Hainan Chicken ($12) is not as silky tender as Temasek or Istana but for 12bux it’s pretty awesome, though we sorely missed the usual accompanying ginger & shallots dipping sauce you would normally get. There’s also a pile of bean sprouts under the chicken if that floats your boat.
Ginger & Chilli Water Spinach ($12.80) met my daily requirements for leafy green vegetable matter. Hooray for health-giving properties!
I grew up watching the mothership make salted fish from scratch (and stinking out the entire house in the process) and our family absolutely loves the stuff so we had to order the Golden Rice ($12) which is basically a fried rice with ribbons of egg, prawns and lumps of salted fish. Just the right amount of salted fish too, enough that we got a salty hit every couple of spoonfuls but not too much that we were left thirsty.
We didn’t order dessert but there’s the usual Ice Cendol ($6) or Ice Kacang ($6.50). We did however order drinks, a Homemade Barley Drink ($3.50) for me and frothy Teh Tarik ($3.50) for the others. Next time I’m gonna get the Milo Dinosaur ($4.50), a mug of hot Milo with a crapload of Milo powder on top!
The tables are pretty close quarters but food comes out pretty fast and majority of menu items hovers around the $10-$15 mark making Sedap popular with the locals. I’ll definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!
501 George St,
Mon – Sun: 11am – 9:30pm
6th Annual Sydney Food Bloggers Christmas Picnic!
It’s that time of year again! Helen and I organised the 6th annual Sydney food bloggers Christmas picnic and it just so happened to be the hottest day of 2014 haha oh boy was it hot! But that didn’t deter a whopping 74 bloggers who rocked up bearing delicious food and drink!
The drinks table was super popular! There was jugs of Sangria, Pimms, wine, cider mixers, soft drinks and iced teas galore! Some of us cough milkteaxx cough resorted to hugging bags of ice in an attempt to cool down heh
But the foods! Oh my! Pistachio and thai milk tea macarons, chocolate cake, lemper, brownies, cupcakes, cookies
Chicken wings, salads, home made donuts, Oreo chocolate cake & custard layer cups
Pull apart bread, strawberry tart, empanadas, pandan waffles, burger cupcakes, croquettes, brownies, Rudolph cake pops
Pate, red velvet cake, leg of ham, chilli kale chips, chocolate brownie cookies, spicy crackles, biscuits, chips and chocolate 😀
And of course our traditional Evil Secret Santa where we’re able to steal other peoples pressies haha the waffle machine, donut inflatable, cheese plate and camera lens mugs were super popular 😛
Choose wisely my friends
[Photo credit: Rosa] THE END! Thanks everyone for coming, was such a blast putting faces to blogs!
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Maslow’s, Pymble- fresh seasonal ingredients, gorgeous plating and even more delicious food
EDIT: CLOSED, looking for new digs. So word on the street is that Maslow’s (1116 Pacific Highway, Pymble) is a hidden gem on the North Shore. Eager for a trip out of the CBD, Raff and I took a Friday off to get our brunch on. Side note: to get to Maslow’s google Pymble Ave instead because you won’t be able to stop on Pacific Hwy.
If you took the train, take the underpass which leads to Pymble Ave so you don’t have to walk the long way as we found out haha
The Draco Mille Feuille ($17) is so fricken pretty it made up for my sadness that the Trout with Pea Soup was taken off the menu. Gooey 62°eggs begging to be stabbed, slices of caramelised black pudding and a ridiculously tasty grilled onion reduction that totally tasted like french onion soup and kinda had me wishing for melty cheese… There were a couple of sheets of buttery flaky pastry but I would’ve loved either ten times more pastry or a hunk of bread to mop up the sauce.
With a name like Mr Pig ($10) how could we resist? There was slabs of tender braised pork, a 62°egg and baby salad leaves. I wasn’t too keen on the brioche buns which was a tad on the dense side so in my attempt to wrap my jaws around this baby I had to squish everything which led to leakage of precious hot sauce.
I love a good scone and the Victoria’s Secret ($10) scones were super light and fluffy and the accompanying passionfruit curd and cream was gleefully slathered inch thick.
By the time we’d demolished everything, the lunch menu had just begun and Raff the eating machine reeeeally wanted to try the Cheeky Frolick ($24) which set my heart a flutter from the very first bite. The Northern Rivers braised beef cheeks were tender and I kinda wished there was mash to make the perfect comfort food. We dunked the accompanying slices of sourdough into the carrot and miso sauce/soup/puree which fulfilled my vegetable requirements for the day.
All the baked goods are made in house, except for the
cronuts brewnuts which are from Brewtown.
There’s communal tables inside Maslow’s with a couple of small tables and seats next to colourful mural outside. I’ll definitely be back to try the Balmain Bug Salad! Oh and bonus sighting of Yeeza!
1116 Pacific Highway,
Win this awesome Stainless Steel Slow Juicer (RRP $129.95)!
I drink a lot of juice. I know it has a lot of (natural) sugars but I figure it’s better than drinking soft drink and at least I’m getting some kinda nutrition right? I’d been toying with buying a juicer for a while now but have always canned the idea because everyone always says juicers are a b!atch to clean and you’ll use it once before you shove it to the back of your cupboard.
But then the lovely people at Crazy Sales offered to send me a juicer and I get to give one away to my readers and I was like, well hey, awesome! So this Stainless Steel Slow Juicer (RRP $129.95) has been given one helluva workout these past couple of weeks, basically I’ve been juicing everything in sight! Keep on reading for your chance to win!
So this juicer uses low speed extraction method which basically means the juicer extracts instead of grinding and ‘retains all the nutrients and enzymes for a healthier natural juice.’ The juicer is only 6.25kg so it’s super light to lift and store but has non slip silicon suction feet so it won’t move while you’re juicin’.
So first I made a giant batch of fruit punch because it’s almost summer folks and I can’t wait to drink bucketloads of this stuff at the beach! Watermelon, pineapple and oranges ftw!
Aaaaand a can of lemonade to make it fizzy (because I didn’t have soda water) and a generous glug of vodka 😛
Fresh oranges juice is da bomb. I bought 5kg of oranges, peeled and halved them, chucked into the juicer and boom enough juice to last me a week.
There’s separate containers for the juice and for the pith which is awesome and just enough pulp goes into the juice.
I hate eating green apples but for some reason I love them as juice.
To make it super healthy you could probably chuck in some cucumber, kale, spinach or other green things but I’m not quite there yet haha
The parts are ridiculously easy to wash. No blades to cut myself on, the juicing screw and the strainer wash out super easy and there’s a toothbrush sized scrub brush in case anything gets stuck in the chutes.
So are you ready to win this awesome Stainless Steel Slow Juicer from Crazy Sales? All you gotta do is leave a comment on this blog post answering:
What would be the first thing you juice with the Stainless Steel Slow Juicer AND why?
The most delicious sounding entry will win this prize! You can enter as many times as you like, but you must be an Australian resident. Please enter a valid email address, it will not be made public and you will only be contacted if you win. Competition closes Monday 24th November 2014, 10am AEST. Good luck!
Congratulations to Mary for your entry! I will be emailing you shortly to get your details to send you the juicer!
Hold onto your hats Sydney, there’s a new ramen joint in town! Yasaka Ramen (126 Liverpool St, Sydney) has opened with a bang and featuring tonkotsu pork bone soup!
This my friends, is the queue for free ramen at newly opened Yasaka Ramen (126 Liverpool St, Sydney). Also note that it was fricken 35C! Noods had been eying this ramen joint for the past 2 weeks but had been too slammed at work to go for dinner so we cleared all our plans on the weekend to make the trek into the city and meet up with Will (hi Will!) for lunch.
NO RAMEN NO LIFE, RIGHT NOODS? Nothing gets in the way between Noods and ramen. Not even 35C temperatures! Anywhos we found out through the book of faces that the first 20 customers score a free ramen bowl and the first 50 receive free ramen! We were lucky that we arrived early enough to be near the front of the queue before it stretched down the block past Machiato but unlucky because we just missed out on the free bowl boo the bowls looked so purdy!
At the front of the shop there’s a window that looks into the kitchen of what seems to be a noodle making machine, we didn’t see anyone making the noodles but maybe they’d made all that they needed when we visited? It’d be cool if they made their own ramen noodles, I’ve only ever seen udon being made before!
There’s about 10 seats at the bar but plenty more upstairs.
We were seated upstairs but man I wished we were downstairs to watch all the kitchen action! Like watching takoyaki balls being made!
We scored free iced tea that was sweet, refreshing and most importantly, ice cold.
Ramen timez! We were able to get free Tonkotsu Shoyu ramen which is what Will got but Noods and I wanted to try different ramens off the menu and didn’t think we could eat an extra bowl of ramen each just because it was free lol so we ended up paying for our ramen on a day where ramen was free hahahaha logic we haz none. There are 7 types of ramen (Yasaka Original, Egg Ramen, Grilled Chashu Ramen, Kakuni Ramen, Double Grilled Chashu Ramen, Corn Ramen and Spicy Leek Ramen) and 3 different broths (Tonkotsu Shoyu/Soy, Tonkotsu Shio/Salt and Tonkotsu Miso).
Will’s Yasaka Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen (normally $12.80) with extra Chashu ($2) and egg ($2). He gave the ramen a thumbs up and he slurped up his bowl with ease. I nicked some of his broth (hey you eat with me your food is fair game :P) and loved the broth which was thick and rich but not Gumshara hectic rich and didn’t make us feel thirsty afterwards.
Noods went for the Grilled Chashu Tonkotsu Shio Ramen ($15.80) with egg ($2) because a ramen without a gooey egg yolk is just crazy talk. I managed to try quite a bit and loved the melt in the mouth slices of fatty pork mmm and I think I preferred the Shio over the Shoyu just by a smidgen, the broth seemed richer? Or I may have imagined it. Either way we both agreed that we’d go back and happily order either of them.
Aaaand then there was my ramen, Kakuni Tonkotsu Miso Ramen ($17.80) with egg ($2). I’m still not entirely sure why I ordered the miso based ramen. Normally I don’t like miso based ramen and I think I was kinda hoping for a light miso soup with porky flavour but unfortch the flavours seemed out of whack with the simmered pork soft bone which while incredibly tender and with unctuous pockets of fat, had a super sweet sauce. I’ve had kakuni before and I know it’s meant to be slightly sweet but this was crazy sweet like I was eating dessert? Eh. Ah wells I still loved the noodles, firm with the perfect bite and of course the gooey egg was win. And corn! I heart corn! It’s my favourite non digestable food product!
So yeah, I’m happy to add another ramen joint to the list in Sydney! Yasaka doesn’t hold up against my alltime fave Gumshara (tho really Gumshara is in a league of its own) but I would definitely go back and super keen to try the rest of their menu which includes Curry Rice, Don, Ikayaki (squid pancake) and of course the Karaage!
126 Liverpool St,
Mon – Sun: 11:30am – 10pm