ahhh another day off work to go traipsing around the city! First a snack stop […]
ahhh another day off work to go traipsing around the city! First a snack stop at Savoy (Shop 4, 76 Ultimo Rd Haymarket) a chinese bakery that i dont remember ever being there (but hey im half blind as it is).
A long spongey rectangle called Clap was purchased for the bargan $1.50!
It tasted like a normal chinese sponge cake but its outsides had a french toast-like eggyness… mmm egg. (dudes i so cant wait to mooncake eating time!)
and the incredible sour sweet candy for $2.60!
all chinese should know the sour plum thing? With its wrinkled grey appearance giving the impression that it has long passed its best before date? yeah that. But this candy surrounds that sour plum with a giant coating of SUGAR that tastes like those 50c toffees you get at school carnivales… mmm those good ol days…
and then from haymarket we WALKED all the way to the rocks (hey for us it is an incredible big deal hehe we’re so lazy im surprised we’re not fat from all the eating and no exercise lol)
Lunch was at Amo Roma (135 George St, the Rocks)
If you ever come here NEVER sit in the room closest to the door… it feels so cold and spirit killing there…
Tuna al Carpaccio ($16)
Thinly sliced eye fillet of tuna with shaved parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice & cracked black pepper. This is FANTASTIC! They used to have beef carpaccio which was alot more tastier but this was very good. They always have the right balance of olive oil with lemon juice and the rocket goes well with the tuna but not the spanish onion.
Casareci Gamberi ($18)
I didnt know what casareci was (apparently its “made from short lengths of pasta that have been rolled at the edges and slightly twisted”) but i found it incredibly amusing that the strands were in pairs and didnt want to separate so i had much pleasure in ripping apart the strands from its partner and munching on one half and leaving the other half to cry out to be reunited ho ho ho
Penne Crab ($18)
noods thought this was ok and managed to shovel it all away in his bottomless stomach. I liked the crab bits but not the tomato base
The Rocks outdoor markets were on and we wandered around and grabbed some pistachio nougat ($3)
and some praline peanuts ($3)
and then took the TRAIN back to town hall to go buy me some books from kinokuniya where we decided to go to Ichiban Boshi (Level 2, The Galeries Victoria 500 George St, Sydney)
The very first time we went there we werent very hungry but ordered the tonkatsu out of curiosity and ever since then weve been returning at all times onli to find out that its all sold out or not made yet. Ive had to put up with noods whinging about lack of tonkatsu goodness and then today we were greeted with laminated sheets of paper extoling the wonders of tonkatsu.
Tonkatsu Ramen ($9.90)
We ordered 2 bowls even tho we knew we wouldnt be able to finish them. i think we ordered them more out of spite for all the times we missed out hehe mmm look at all the fatty collagen goodness! That slice of pork just melts in your mouth!
mmm satay… golden brown morsels of chicken on skewers grilled over an open fire… but […]
mmm satay… golden brown morsels of chicken on skewers grilled over an open fire…
but where could this be? in malaysia? surely not for i would miss my favourite teevee shows!
fear not for i can enjoy satay from the realms of my backyard! my dad the satay king hard at work:
and apparently those big flames which are so much fun to look at are not good for the satay… instead, smaller but much hotter flames are wanted. and a bottle of beer for the smoke waving cardboard holder…
Mado Cafe (63 Auburn Road, Auburn) is a Turkish restaurant recently visited by GrabYourFork, the […]
Mado Cafe (63 Auburn Road, Auburn) is a Turkish restaurant recently visited by GrabYourFork, the food palate and ragingyoghurt and of course their descriptions of the dessert was enough for me to drag noods out to auburn (“but im not hungrrryyyy you have plenty of icecream!”)
firinda sutlac (oven baked rice pudding) ($4.50)
ooh plump grains of rice floating in a milky sweet sea of goodness… the top layer was a bit weird it kinda felt like eating thru a skin of milk which has gone off/congealed… but it still tasted good!
kazandibi (charred pudding)
“it tastes like something… like like a marshmallow!” indeed it does taste just like a toasted marshmallow mmm noods liked it becos he didnt have to CHEW. i KNOW. boys. heh
this was either maras icecream of kesme maras… i think the latter tho
but it was good! it didnt melt! tasted like turkish cotton candy a bit nutty? mmm nuts. and loook at that lovely sprinkle of pistachio bits!
oh how i love random days off in the middle of the week! watching the […]
oh how i love random days off in the middle of the week! watching the suits scurry around the city like worker ants on a mission… we were on a different mission- a mission to eat!
first stop Cupcakes on Pitt (Shop 2, 323 Pitt St, Sydney)
Would you believe ive never been here before? Multiple posts from GrabYourFork, Raging Yoghurt, and the Food Palate made me positively green with cupcake icing envy but at last at looong last its my turn!
We bought 5 for $17.50 and chose peppermint, passionfruit, jaffa, lemon meringue and honeycomb. So far we’ve onli eaten the peppermint and lemon meringue and i have mixed feelings about them. The lemon meringue looked so pretty but it had a realli weird raw egg white taste and smell but the cakey bit was ok buttery and not too dense. how pretty are they! i love well decorated cupcakes that arent too fancy that you dont want to eat them
With our pretty cupcakes sitting comfy in their box we crossed the street to Macchiato (338 Pitt Street, Sydney). Normally the first thing i do is to have a look at desserts but i was pretty hungry and straightaway ordered the margherita ($15.90) with extra boccocini ($1.50)
ooh look at those lumps of cheesey goodness oh yes it was worth that extra $1.50 for sure! the base is thin crust but not crispy which was good because i prefer a more chewable pizza than biscuit and it could have done with more oregano but other than that its the best margherita
noods ordered the NZ mussels with linguine ($21)
from previous experience the mussels are the onli things worth eating if its paired with pasta but this time noods loved the pasta more than the mussels ‘im a BIG fan of the pasta’ heh mussels were good tho and presentation was preety
feeling extremely full i was hitting myself when i saw the dessert menu and saw apple and custard pizza! and chocolate and strawberries ravioli! argh but no matter we will return!
On to icecream! Pit stop at Gelatomassi (262 King Street, Newtown)
Gelatomassi has THE best gelato in sydney!
my favourite gelato there is the watermelon but they dont make it very often so i settled on a scoop of lychee and a scoop of pistachio
and then Serendipity (333-339 Enmore Rd, Marickville)
Have you been to Passionflower? the sexy icecream restaurant with flavours such as black sesame, durian and sticky rice? Serendipity is a family run business that supplys their icecream and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! theyre open mon-fri 9-5 and sat 10am-1pm so gogogogogooooo!
one scoop of icecream at passionflower is about $3.60 but here one TUB is onli $5! dudeeeee thats a whole lot of scoops! we bought 6 tubs- black sesame, sticky rice, chocolate fudge, lemon line bitters, guava and lime sorbet
Doesnt the name One Ocean sound like a typical chinese restaurant? The food is anything […]
Doesnt the name One Ocean sound like a typical chinese restaurant? The food is anything but chinese however the service could rival that of the dodgiest chinese take out shop there is. One Ocean Seafood Restaurant (Shop 18, Old Northern Rd Castle Hill) lived up to all the criticisms on eatability– portions are a tad small for the price; seating arrangement is crap if youre near the door, bar or windows in winter; and service is friendly and polite when showing us to tables but quickly disintegrates when they all congregate at the bar and gossip about other staff. But yes the food is tasty im just not sure its tasty enough to overcome everything else!
Crab Pate ($17)
Under all that fluroescent yellow butter is the crab pate which had a huge amount of crab flesh which we piled onto the bread but the butter really did not go well with it. The bread was good tho it was toasted with olive oil and had a light spread of pesto
Lobster Mornay ($35)
This was realli good value becos usually you onli get half a lobster for that price but look a whole lobster w00t! and theyd pulled all the flesh out and stuck it back in so i wouldnt have to yank it all out which is quite thoughtful i must say and look at all that golden cheesey goodness mmm it wouldve been even better had there been a sprinkling of parmesan cheese but the chips were tasty and fresh and if we do come back id order this again
Lobster Tail ($35)
Portion size for this was pretty small and i think noods was hungry after this. He said it tasted good and i could see huge chunks of lobster flesh in it (as well as a hell of a lot of prawns heh)
We probably would come back for the seafood platter or if we had any coupons but im glad we used the entertainment card because service here is LOUSY and you know service is kinda one of those make or break things that this restaurant needs when its competing with the very sexy euro lounge and the trendy trellinis next door