We've been loitering Mascot again...
Cang Chinese restaurant is hidden behind the bushes at the end of the little pedestrian mall in the new bit of Mascot. The menu is interesting and the cooking is top notch. It's a gem.
With a sorta view and super duper nice staff Cang is a pleasant spot indeedy, we like to hit Cang after the lunch rush subsides, it packs out.
We salute Sydenham's local lunchtime saviour, Ho's Bakery & Cafe.
Along busy Unwins Bridge Road the food pickings are slim. Ho's Bakery and Cafe to the rescue, a corner bakery that does double duty as a Vietnamese restaurant and cafe. With big breakfast plates with bacon, eggs and hash browns, bowls of pho and dishes of broken rice and pork chops, what the hey have a pork roll as well
New Sydney suburbs are popping up all over, which brings new eating adventures. We find a favourite Northeastern Chinese Cuisine nestled in among the new spanking new high rises.
We take a wander to see whats on the otherside of Bennelong Bridge.
We find the gleaming insta-suburb of Wentworth Point. It's sort of like Rhodes but with very few cars, calm and quiet. There's a handful of
We take an accidental left at Alberqueque\Waterloo and find a whole new bunch of restaurants to explore.
Underneath yet another new development in Waterloo is a string of Turkish, Chinese, Thai and Korean restaurants and a small grocery store centered around a small plaza. It's next to that whopping big Toyota dealership, which once upon-a-time looked alone and lonely on the corner.
It's the noodles that are the pick of Penang Hawker, Malaysian Chinese in Campsie. The char and smoke of the famous food town comes through most vividly in their fried kuey teow, chuck in a duck egg for extra googie goodness.
Penang Hawker has been dishing out Malaysian Chinese for a while now. The shop has undergone a couple of changes, with a hot food bar installed at the front so you
One of Mr Shawn's all-time top three feeds...
La Fiesta has become our favourite restaurant on Noumea's beachside Baie de Citron bar & restaurant strip. It may not look flash but on both our visits we've had some eye-poppingly good feeds. The menu is a mix of Basque, Spanish and New Caledonian, as well as some some seriously good looking pizza.
On a sunny day sitting on the terrace
Deep in the heart of Noumea we can still sniff out a spot selling our favourite sandwich, the Vietnamese banh mi.
It takes a special dedication to a sandwich in order to side step away from French and Pacific fare toward the humble pork roll. While the mix of Vietnamese migration and an abundance of quality baguettes might be a fusion no-brainer, finding classic pork rolls in Noumea was a
The high-rise insta-suburb around Mascot station has a new cheery little buzz during the day. There's half a dozen great little b-kyu restos to try. Taste Gallery is the current blip on our radar.
Taste Gallery lures us in with it's no-nonsense canteen vibe. It's an order-at-the-counter job with a good and varied menu, though we've been having trouble getting past the noodle soup section.
Fermentation. Umami. Mold. Now that we've got all the buzzwords out of the way, we can freely talk about the moldy Japanese rice grains called koji that create all the flavour in the soy sauce, miso and sake products we love.
Koji is high up on the food buzzword bingo along with most fermentation, preservation and natural food curing processes. We are interested in the use of it as an
Broadway Food Court comes up with the noodle goods yet again with Xinruyi Chinese Streetfood.
The latest stall change over at Broadway Food Court opens the door to Xinruyi Chinese Streetfood, taking up where QY Dumpling Bar ended. We spy dumplings and jianbing on the menu, and congee and soy milk breakfast choices. As usual, it's the noodles that get our cheeks puffing and those strands of