Saturday, 21 September 2013


Frenchie took me to Quay, a firm favourite in the Sydney food scene. In 2013, the restaurant was voted no. 48 on the San Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants. 

Located at Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal, with bang-on views from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge.

The food was utterly spectacular! Hang on, and I'll walk you through the menu...

Amuse bouche of soft white carrot puree, edible flowers and caviar (complimentary).

Crispy confit of pig belly, gentle braise of abalone and cuttlefish, handmade silken tofu, japanese mushrooms, chive flowers.
Congee of North Australian mud crab, fresh palm heart and egg yolk emulsion.
Amuse bouche of Truffle consommé (complimentary).
Squab and abalone, rare cultivated greens, fresh jersey milk curd, anchovy and seaweed broth.
Red claw yabbies, garlic scented custard, yabby velvet.
My fav dish - Berkshire pig jowl, maltose crackling, prunes, cauliflower cream, perfumed with pure kernel oil.
Just as you think you've died and gone to heaven, they bring out the desserts.
The amazing raspberry granita and vanilla Snow Egg.
I can safely say that if you haven’t tried their snow egg, you haven’t lived.
Jersey cream, pedro ximenez, salted caramel, prune, confetti.
...and wash it all down with Sunlight Surprise and Harbourview cocktails. 

So for a special occasion where you don't mind spending a few dollars and wish to enjoy some of the best views while dining on the Sydney Harbour, I would recommend Quay. Friday - Sunday evenings are booked out 6 months in advance. Make sure you plan ahead and book early! :)

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Chefs Gallery

You may or may not know that I have a complete obsession with dim sum.

Dim sum is one of those things I always want to eat, but rarely do...Steamed lil parcels of perfection, nestled in steaming bamboo baskets, piled high upon crisp white table cloths with lashings of chilli and soy sauce.

I have to have my dumpling fix at least once a week, or I quite simply lose my mind.

Dramatic? Me?

Anyway, I've been hunting high and low for the best canto restaurant in Sydney CBD where it's totally acceptable to eat dim sum anytime, and I think I've cracked it.

Prawn and pork wontons in a Shanghainese spicy sauce [$7.90]
Colourful mixed vegetarian dumplings in translucent rice-flour skin [$6.90]
Wok fried medium grain rice with prawns and diced chinese olives [$14.90]
Spinach noodles wok fried with seafood and dried prawn roe [$15.90]
Steamed dim sim sampling platter [$13.90]
Chargrilled wagyu beef steak with black pepper sauce [$16.90] and Crab meat spring rolls with dipping sauce [$7.90] 
Lightly pan fried prawn potstickers using Australian wild caught jumbo size prawns wrapped in pastry [$8.90]
Fluffy chinese roti with pork floss [$7.90]
Water spinach wok fried with chilli prawn paste [$13.90]
Egg and spinach tofu lightly pan fried, topped with preserved vegetables [$12.90]
Pan fried daikon radish cakes with diced pork sausage and dried shrimp [$5.90] 
A Masterpiece: Trillium prawn dumplings steamed for 7-8 minutes and garnished with 3 coloured fish roe and caviar [$16.90] 
Curry diced chicken noodles [$13.90]
Hot and sour soup with shredded pork, prawns, silken tofu and black fungus [$5.90]
Wok fried medium grain rice with shredded pork and lettuce [$11.90] 
Our table loaded with delicious food :)
Guilty pleasure: Mango pancakes covered in chocolate sauce [$6.90]
Dessert share plate: Signature piggy face sesame buns and totoro marshmallows arranged in an edible garden served with mango and strawberry ice cream [$19.90]

The food menu is extensive providing a lot of old favourites and modern delicious chinese food in the heart of CBD. Great for pre-movies dinner too (Event Cinemas just a few doors down). So next time you go looking for a place for lunch or dinner on George St, you may want to check this place out! :D

Shop 12, Ground Level Regent Place Shopping Centre
501 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Mon-Sun 11.30am-3.30pm
Mon-Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm 
Chefs Gallery on Urbanspoon

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Two Little Piggies

This morning two little piggies went for a run and found a cosy hidden gem for brunch. In The Annex it's called.
The warm interior, bustling waiters - the whole place just felt electric and the food was comforting.
Crumbed egg, breaky burrito & crabmeat omelette.

So worth it! 

Coffee by Umami is chemistry.
While waiting for food, we played a few games of UNO.

This is what I call a plate of luxury omelette with lots of crabmeat.
Fancy a mexican style breaky Burrito with scrambled eggs, guac & jalapeño?

Crumbed Egg - pure deliciousness!
My super Sunday power smoothie - kale, banana, coconut and chia. So very yum and nourishing!

If you're looking for an unpretentious & delicious brunch stop, I highly recommend it!

35 Ross Street, Forest Lodge, 2037
Mon-Fri: 6am - 4pm
In the Annex on Urbanspoon