Sydney Megapost #1

only 365 days ago i started to blog about food. partially thanks to the juggernaut that was, and is, Masterchef, i started to see food as a ‘way of life’ – you are indeed what you eat! and here we are a mere 100 something posts later, i’ve made new friends, i’ve got people recommending wonderful restaurants and cafes, i’ve found a new appreciation for food (and i’ve gained couple of kilos too!) – all thanks to this blog!

so THANKYOU for everyone who has been reading this little space of mine. it has been a wonderful 365 days and fingers crossed, more days (and delicious posts!) to come! *clink!!*

SO! let’s get on to some goodness shall we?!

a group of friends and i went to Sydney a few weeks back. it wasnt a culinary trip per se but upon editing the pictures, i realized HOW MUCH we ate during that 5days trip! the ones i’ve edited are only half of what i actually tasted over there – and even that, i have to divide it into 2 posts!

first up, Mother’s Crepe in World Square – i initially heard about this Japanese pastry goodness from Chocolatesuze and came across it by accident on this trip! we decided to try it out before heading to an anticipated (and carnivorous) lunch at Hurricane- so much for making enough space :(

my friend bought the banana custard (?) and i got myself a salmon-cream cheese crepe (as you can see in the peek-ture). dee-licious! now i see what the fuss is about :) a friend of mine also decided to make a quick trip back here before heading off to the airport for our flight home- that’s how good it was!

then we head off to Darling Harbour and got ourselves some delicious-finger lickinly good ribs. i love ribs. so i might be biased when i say that THESE ARE THE BEST RIBS I’VE EVER TRIED IN AUSTRALIA!! notice how there’s only 1 picture documented of these babies?! we just cant wait to dig in! (note : some explicit comments were made when i told my friends not to touch the ribs before i take picture of it…)
Hurricane's Grill & Bar on Urbanspoon

later that night, we got to try Pancakes on The Rocks too! from the usually Pancake Parlour pancakes i’m used to, these pancakes are fluffier eventhough not necessarily yummier. food are always best enjoyed amongst friends, agreed?! :)

i tried the mexican crepes and it was, well, mexican. onions, capsicum and tomatoes. was good. tummy was pleased. and my friend tried the caesar salad, and she said “well, it’s caesar salad” so we decided to share the blueberry pancakes afterwards…

Pancakes on the Rocks on Urbanspoon

and speaking of desserts, we stumbled upon this place eloquently described as ‘traditional Taiwanese dessert’ or we refer to it as ‘that asian dessert place’ (real name is Meet Fresh)  – perfectly located in the middle of Chinatown and everytime we walked past it, it was never empty of people! well, you be the judge :)

it is kinda hard to tell what’s what- yam balls, boiled nuts, boiled red beans, other unspecified types of nuts and beans, and the ‘liquid’ underneath is actually grass jelly and you mixed them all together, enjoy and the forget about the rest of the world! so the legend goes that this dessert (reminds me of ice kachang in Singapore, only this one is heeeaaaps better!!) is very famous in Taiwan and made by a grandma up in the mountains (well, that’s what my friend told me) – well either way, it’s a darn good dessert.
Meet Fresh on Urbanspoon

this is the end of part 1 :) watch this space tomorrow for more delicious story of a very happy (and blessed) tummy!


Sydney Megapost #2 is served! :)

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