What I Ate in Sydney

I love food. So when I was in Sydney for 10 days earlier this month I took every opportunity to eat every different kind of food I could find. So today I thought I would share some (the ones I remembered to photograph) with you.

Jamie’s Italian

Going to one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants has been a dream of mine for a while as I’m a big fan of his. My friend Kathii and I went for lunch (the earliest dinner booking available was 8:30pm). It was honestly one of the best meals of my life. So delicious!

jamies-italian-porcini-fetticineI had the Porcini Fetticine. Whilst I opted for the smaller portion (#studentbudget), it was definitely enough food. The sauce was simple with garlic and lemon but it really let the mushrooms shine and the freshly made pasta was perfect.As we were splurging and treating ourselves, we also got dessert. I had the Chocolate and Hazelnut Arctic Roll and Kathii had the Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.

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Satang Thai

One night friends and I were looking for a cheap dinner in Chinatown when we stumbled across Satang Thai. It was really good value and had a cool, modern interior – not what you would usually expect at a Thai restaurant.

pad-thaiI’m proud to say I’m a bit of a Pad Thai connoisseur but this was definitely up there with the best. It was a real steal for $12 for a huge portion and super delicious.

Earth To Table

Hidden away in suburban Bondi, Earth to Table is a gorgeous wee cafe that serves raw, vegan, organic, refined-sugar free, delicious food. The have a huge selection of amazing looking raw cakes. If your in Sydney I would definitely recommend going there.

earth-to-table-banana-breadSprouted buckwheat and almond banana bread with coconut nectar and almond butter.

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Almond milk hot chocolate.

The Bach

One night I met a friend for dessert in Newtown. The main street had such a cool vibe and was really busy on this particular Friday night. It actually reminded me very much of Wellington’s Newtown. We had dessert at ‘The Bach’ which is a New Zealand themed restaurant specialising in seafood (‘bach’ is Kiwi slang for a holiday house that is often near the beach).

bach-hokey-pokey-bruleeHokey Pokey Brulee.

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Jelly Tip – white chocolate mousse with chocolate and raspberry.

Top Juice

Top Juice was in almost ever food court I came across and it was so good to have access to a delicious and affordable cold drink whenever I needed it.

top-juice-shakeI also really liked that almond milk was commonly available. This was a passion and mango shake made with almond milk.

Amigos

When planning my trip to Wollongong to stay with my friend, I especially planned it around being able to go to the ‘Tequila and Taco Tuesday’ that my friend had raved about. The tacos were only $3 each and you could get a selection of flavours.

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I tried one each of chicken, pork and beef and they were all really nice. The whole meal cost me $10 (as I paid extra for guacamole. The restaurant also had a really cool interior with lots of Latino themed collages and murals on the tables and walls.

Max Brenner

There were lots of Max Brenner Chocolate Cafes around Sydney but the one I went to with Kathii was in Wollongong. We got the fondue to share and it didn’t disappoint. The only problem was when we ran out of things to dip but still had chocolate left!

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Kathii’s hot chocolate in a ‘hug mug’.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it all!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this, thanks for reading,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • This post made me so homesick (I grew up in Sydney, and lived there for 15 years), and HUNGRY! Wow. You ate at so many amazing places! Max Brenner’s is divine, and I’m glad to hear that you loved Jamie’s Italian – I’ve always wanted to try it, but have heard so many negative reviews!

    • Loz

      Oh really? I hadn’t read too much about it but I love Jamie so I felt like I had to go. My parents went in Perth earlier in the year and enjoyed it too. Sorry for making you hungry and homesick! xx

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  • Em

    I didn’t know there was a Jamie’s Italian in Sydney – I’m planning on doing a trip there before too long, so I’ll have to go! All your Thai meals also look amazing!

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