Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let's go eat - Guest Post from Delivery Hero

Let’s go eat! : Out and about, my favourite places to enjoy food in Sydney
I’m a big believer that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy really fantastic food in Sydney. There is incredible fine dining in this city if it’s your thing but my preference has always leaned towards less expensive but authentic culinary delights and a rustic style of cooking rather than a menu full of foams and sorbets. 

Enjoying food with friends is hands down my favourite way to spend my spare time. With super delicious food firmly in first place, the location comes a close second in what makes the experience a memorable one. I guess it appeals to my slightly romantic sensibility and a general sense of nostalgia – there are just certain foods I always need to eat in particular places. Somehow it heightens the taste of the food, makes me remember good times and feel I’m creating new ones. With this in mind, I put together a list of my favourite places to enjoy food in Sydney.


La Parrillada, Petersham

Inspired by a friend who had stumbled upon this place on Grab your fork and after having seen the pictures, let alone reading the post, I decided to prepare my stomach for this amazing feast. Did you know that to maximise your stomach space for dinner, you should you have a decent meal at lunch and stop eating approximately 3 to 4 hours before the big meal. That way your stomach won't be either too hungry or full at that point in time.
After seeing what was on that platter, you can understand why I had to prepare my stomach that afternoon.

Peruvian BBQ on a platter at La Parrillada, Petersham
All you can eat from Monday to Thursday, $23

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grub and Tucker, Newtown

I heart Newtown for its quirkiness, diversity and cheap eats. The menu at Grub and Tucker in Newtown pretty much fulfills the definition of 'cheap eats' so it fits in perfectly well when your bank balance is running slightly low but your stomach is growling with hunger. The designs and the cosiness of this small cafe especially out in the courtyard makes you think that your still in the comfort of your own home.
The funky designs within Grub and Tucker
The Lucifer Big Breakfast - $16.90

Moochi Natural Frozen Yoghurt, Strathfield

It's hot and it's the summer but I don't exactly want to gauge out on ice cream for the next three months because I may end up turning like an asian oompa loompa next year. Natural frozen yoghurt has been the healthy alternative lately and this whole craze has seem to be be spreading fast. It's so popular that everytime you log onto facebook, some friend of yours would ave bound to have checked in at one of these places.

Moochi Natural Frozen Yogurt, Strathfield

Jamie's Italian, Sydney

Lately the current trend is Jamie Oliver's first and new restaurant in Sydney, Jamie's Italian. I see it on all these blogs, twitter feeds, facebook and so forth so I had to go to check out what all the hype is about. Like everyone else, I felt so nomadic as I waited and processed in the line, then moved inside the bar to wait some more and then finally moved again to our tables. Was it worth the wait? I'll let you be the judge on that one.
Line outside Jamie's Italian
Fish Stew - main size - $27.00

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pho Hoang Gia, Flemington

Flemington is one of the home towns for decent Vietnamese food. The restaurants are definitely not fancy though the food is tasty and cheap. The restaurant is hidden away in the corner of a drive way/alley way of the carpark in Flemington but it is all this secrecy that makes its even better. 

Beef noodle soup with beef meat balls

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab, Surry Hills

Authentic Singaporean Chilli Crab is almost unheard of until I visited Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab in Central. The restaurant isn't that noticeable because Harry's restaurant is upstairs above Triple Ace Bar on the corner of Elizabeth and Campbell. The first thing you will notice about Harry's is that they definitely serve fresh crab. Why? because there are boxes of live crabs sitting right outside the door steps of the restaurant.

2 Small Crabs, weighing approx 1.2 to 1.5 KG, at MP (approx $85 per KG)
Recommended for a group of 6

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Colo Tako Takoyaki Stall, Chinatown Markets, Haymarket

Colo Tako Takoyaki Stall is one the things that defines Friday Night Chinatown Markets. You can smell all the takoyaki from a mile away and as you go through the stalls, you will see a line of people queuing up for these fresh and tasty authentic takoyaki.

Colo Tako Takoyaki in the making process