Soul Deli, Surry Hills
@chocolatesuze Get some Soul into you #sydney #souldeli #koreanfood #sydneyrestaurant #surryhills ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor […]
@chocolatesuze Get some Soul into you #sydney #souldeli #koreanfood #sydneyrestaurant #surryhills ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
Soul Deli is a Korean cafe in Surry Hills with the most delicious food as evidenced by the queues on the weekend. We start with a refreshing Jeju green mandarin ade and a Korean pale ale beer and then onto the food!
I always order the buttermilk hotcakes which comes with maple syrup and butter and decided to add on Korean fried chicken for that sweet and salty combo. The hotcakes are always super light and fluffy and the chicken juicy and the batter perfectly crunchy.
We also got the pulled pork kimchi cheese sandwich which is stuffed full of mozzarella and a mexican cheese mix, fried kimchi, pulled pork and served with house made pickles.
The Soul Bowl’s are super hearty and filling, we ordered the Galbi Bowl with garlic butter egg noodles as the base. The Black Angus beef short rib has a beautifully smoky flavour
For desserts the housemade scones are a winner and have the perfect crumb, and also the Korean donuts which comes doused in rice syrup and sesame. Definitely get yourself a jar of kimchi for future you, this is Soul Deli in Surry Hills.
Restaurant Ka, Darlinghurst
@chocolatesuze A different kind of omakase #sydney #restaurantka #sydneyfood #sydneyrestaurants ♬ Black Cloud – merci, […]
@chocolatesuze A different kind of omakase #sydney #restaurantka #sydneyfood #sydneyrestaurants ♬ Black Cloud – merci, mercy
Restaurant Ka opened in Darlinghurst a few weeks ago and it is now one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. The 8 course tasting menu is contemporary with Japanese and Cantonese influences and is $160pp. There’s only 16 seats so be sure to book! I absolutely love counter seating as I can watch the chefs plate up, it’s dinner and a show!
My favourite course was this raw blue fin tuna with soy jelly and the crispalicious shiitake mushrooms and also this port lincoln calamari with burnt shallot and ink sauce that came with steamed then fried mantou buns with a soy and condensed milk sauce.
The Pork tortellini was delicious but I was obsessed with the crackling sprinkled and wanted more. I was surprised to see beetroot with the peking duck but it was actually perfect with the cucumber and provided a balanced sweetness to the dish.
The Wagyu tri tip was not too fatty and allowed the morel and shiitake mushrooms to shine, I also loved the smokiness of the grilled savoy cabbage. Guava and salted plum sorbet was delicious refreshing and the perfect palate cleanser. And finally chocolate chiffon cake with sour cherry and kirsch
Peanut Butter Bar, Alexandria
@chocolatesuze Peanut butter is better than Nutella #sydney #alexandria #peanutbutterbar #peanutbutter #sydneyfood #sydneyrestaurants ♬ tired […]
@chocolatesuze Peanut butter is better than Nutella #sydney #alexandria #peanutbutterbar #peanutbutter #sydneyfood #sydneyrestaurants ♬ tired of california – Nessa Barrett
The Peanut butter Bar in Alexandria celebrates, you guessed it, peanut butter. They’ve taken over the old Textbook Patisserie location, step inside and be greeted by glass cabinets filed with cookies, brownies and cakes and a whole wall filled with mega jars of peanut butter. There’s also a peanut butter fountain!
They also have a savoury menu, we started off with a peanut butter latte which was surprisingly well balanced, then half a kilo of buffalo wings with peanut butter sauce.
We also got some burgers, the Peanut Butter Bird had crispy buttermilk fried chicken which was juicy and also the PBB, which was double brisket patty, double bacon, double cheese and secret peanut butter sauce.
We couldn’t resist the choc chip cookie in a skillet which is beautifully warm and gooey and perfect with the peanut butter drizzle.
Myeongdong, North Strathfield
@chocolatesuze All the banchan! #sydney #northstrathfield #myeongdong #koreanrestaurants #sydneyrestaurants #banchan #bossam ♬ Fear Of Dying […]
@chocolatesuze All the banchan! #sydney #northstrathfield #myeongdong #koreanrestaurants #sydneyrestaurants #banchan #bossam ♬ Fear Of Dying – Alison Wonderland
You know when you eat at a Korean restaurant and you only get 1 or 2 free banchan side dishes? Well Myeongdong in North Strathfield is legendary for providing the most amount of free banchan in Sydney.
After you place your order a whole flurry of banchan dishes are quickly placed on our table, covering ¾ of the surface area. Oh and did I mention that they’ll happily refill any of the banchan?
But back to the actual dishes, we ordered the bossam which is fatty pork shoulder that’s thinly sliced and you wrap in a leaf and add pickles and kimchi. We also ordered kimchi pancake, bibimbap in a hot stone pot and spicy pork bone soup.
The teokbokki with stretchy cheese was a massive serve and was a hit with the fam, I mean look at this cheese! We also had the spicy soft tofu stew with seafood, japchae potato noodles and of course my fave fried chicken with snow cheese. This is Myeondong in North Strathfield.
Nan Yang Tea Club @ Market City, Sydney
@chocolatesuze Mud crabs are so messy but so delicious #sydney #nanyangteaclub #marketcity #mudcrab #crab #malaysianfood […]
@chocolatesuze Mud crabs are so messy but so delicious #sydney #nanyangteaclub #marketcity #mudcrab #crab #malaysianfood #sydneyrestaurants ♬ Black Cloud – merci, mercy
If you’re after mud crabs in Sydney then head to Nanyang Tea Club located on the top level of Market City. Be sure to call ahead a few days prior to preorder and put a deposit down. We were in luck with some female mud crabs available and we ordered one in Singapore Chilli crab sauce. The claws were massive and so meaty, it also came with deep fried mantou buns with fluffy centre that are perfect for dipping in the sauce.
Our second crab was salted egg yolk sauce which is my fave! On another visit we ordered more crabs this time in a black pepper sauce and another with ginger and shallot and crispy noodles. For non crab eaters I would highly recommend the fish curry which is incredibly fragrant, the hainanese chicken rice balls and salt and pepper calamari.