Saturday, November 29, 2014

Best Tom Yum in Sydney - Do Dee Thai Noodle Bar

This is so far the best Tom Yum in Sydney that I have tried. Their Tom Yum is not same with the one in Malaysia. There are 2 branches here, one is in Bondi Junction and another one is in Haymarket.

Food 9/10 (Only for the Tom Yum)

There are many varieties of Tom Yum here and you can choose the Spicy level. Level 2 is very hot already. I had tried level 7 and it is way too hot but I still enjoyed it. I would recommend go for level 2 and if it is not hot enough, you can add the chili powder by yourself.

Price 9/10 

Price is cheap but the portion is very small. You can add (self-service) as many as vegetables as you want (only in Bondi Junction).  They also give very less soup, I wonder if we can request them to add more?

Environment 8/10

Many Thai people here every time I visit here. I guess food here is definitely authentic. :)

Other Stuff

They also sell economy rice (only in Bondi Junction) and other usual proper Thai food (only in Haymarket). The economy rice is quite nice and cheap as well. You can try that too.

But for other usual proper Thai Food in Haymarket branch, I personally don't like it very much. There are other Thai restaurants that serve better than them here in Sydney. That's why you see most people order the Tom Yum noodle here!

Location Information

Address 1 (above Bondi Junction Train Station)
Shop 15 Tiffany Plaza,
422 Oxford Street,
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 Australia.

Address 2 (Near China Town)
Shop 9,
37 Ultimo Rd,
Haymarket. NSW 2000 Australia.

Business Hours
Bondi Junction
Monday - Sunday (Lunch only)

Monday - Sunday (7 am - 12 am)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Best Vietnamese Pork Roll in Sydney

This is the best Vietnamese pork roll that I have tried so far.  It is at 627 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney City. The shop is called "Sydney Pork Rolls" just besides a very busy George Street and sometimes you need to queue for it.

Food 9/10

It is cheap and before 11 am, it is only $3.95. So far I have tried pork, BBQ pork and chicken roll. The chicken roll is slightly less tasty than pork but it is still very nice.

The meat ball roll is the one I always want to try but they always sold out. :( I wonder it will be tastier than pork roll.

If you have visited Sydney CBD, you can just drop by. The rest of the Vietnamese pork rolls that I have tried are not as good as this one.

Location Information

627 George St,
Haymarket NSW 2000,

Business Hours
10 am - 10 pm

GPS Location

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Irish Lamb Shank from Secret Recipe

This is the dish that I love most in Secret Recipe. The other dishes, I wouldn't recommend at all except for their cakes.

Food - 9/10 (Only for Irish Lamb Shank)

It is not cheap as you can see but it is really nice. Unfortunately many of the Secret Recipe branches in Malaysia don't sell this dish anymore. I"m not sure why, I suspect lamb is just not popular here or maybe it is simply too expensive? Or maybe they're waiting the lamb from Ireland? lol

Every time I just quit if they don't sell this dish although they have it in their menu. Trust me, other dishes that sold by secret recipes are not worth it at all.

Price - 7/10

Price is slightly expensive but it is worth it with such delicious dish. This maybe personal.

Location Information

Many places in Malaysia you can find secret recipe (e.g. shopping centers and shop lots).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Best Coffee in Sydney - The Grounds of Alexandria

If you are coffee lover and you have a chance to visit Sydney, the grounds of Alexandria is a must visit for you. The coffee there is the best coffee that I have tried so far in Sydney.

If you don't drive, you can take either bus or train here. But for train, you need to walk for a bit. It is about 1.5 KM.

This is the place you order your coffee. The line up is usually quite long. So you need to be patient. If you can't wait, this place may not be for you.

Coffee - 9/10

Not kidding, it is really good (but for coffee only)!

The other food is suck actually such as this one. I only recommend for having coffee here but not other food.

Environment - 8/10

This is outside of the restaurant, we didn't manage to go inside the restaurant because was too crowded. I think this place is usually very crowded all the time even thought it is not weekend or holiday.

Location Information

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Building 7A/2,
Huntley Street Alexandria,
NSW 2015,

+61 2 9699 2225

Business Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)

GPS Location

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Aquarium Restaurant - Pineapple Garden

I just feel like want to talk about this unique aquarium restaurant in Penang. It is a pretty innovative restaurant. :) An aquarium inside a TV!!! Have a look...

Food / Overall - 7/10

Not the food are supper good here, but I'm attracted by this unique aquarium. :)

The "balacan" fried chicken, most local people will order this. :)

Curry fish, and sorry, I don't really like it.

This grassy jerry (also known as"cincau") drink is the famous one and you MUST order this.

Location Information

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1,Pesara Mahsuri 5,
SG. Nibong Kecil,
Bayan Lepas,
11900 Penang.

Business Hours
Lunch & Dinner (I assume everyday)

GPS Location
+5° 19' 51.55"
+100° 16' 55.43"