Penguin:Hello! I've been eating out a lot at various places in the city recently, and thought I would do one giant post as suggested by Gummi =)
1. Meat & Wine Co. - Fine Dining
Tantalizes your tastebuds, the tender pieces of rib eye are delish along with the peri-peri like sauce is heaven in every bite!
Monte Select (Grain-fed 120 Days) - Rib Eye 350g [$38] with Portuguese Side Sauce [$3]
*Crackle* is the sound you hear when you break into this divine creme brulee, the soft texture of the vanilla bean scented creme just melts you away~
Creme Brulee infused with Madagascar vanilla bean - served with strawberries and finished with a tuile biscuit [$12]
Location: L1, 31 Wheat Road IMAX Theatre Complex, Cockle Bay Darling HarbourWeb: http://themeatandwineco.com/locations/australia/nsw/darling-harbour
2. Jaya Malaysian - Takeaway
Every time I'm around the area, I can never go past this place. I can honestly say it is one of the best places to eat Malaysian food!!
Pick your own stir-fried noodles: Half Hokkien & Half Egg Noodles with assorted vegies and combination seafood/meat [$10]
Har Mee Soup (Prawn Noodle Soup) [$9]
Location: Maritime Trade Towers, Level 3, Retail Courtyard, 201 & 207 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
3. Poporo - Casual Dining
I have eaten here a couple times prior years, however this time I just went for a drink with my dance friends. This drink is very very popular and is not to be missed! It even has a generous scope of green tea icecream in it.. hmmm nomnom. Gummi and I will make a day of it to do a proper food review in the near future =)
Green Tea Latte [$5.90]
Location: Market City, Shop 301, Level 3 (top floor), 9-13 Hay St, Haymarket SydneyWeb: N/A
4. Cafe No. 5 - Cafe
Every time I go to Melbourne, I just have to make this cafe my very first stop even if it's for lunch! They serve their breakfasts till 3pm on weekends. The atmosphere is always amazing, leaving me feeling happy when I walk out.
Eggs Benedict - Ham [$12.50]
Location: 5 Centre Place, Melbourne, 3000Web: N/A
5. Laurent Patisserie - Desserts
There is a sister store in Bondi Westfield, Sydney. However, this item that was spotted in the Melbourne location is not offered there. A new swing to creme brulee ^0^!
Pistachio Creme Brulee with RaspberryCoulis & Cookie Crumble [$7.90]
Location: 306 Little Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000Web: http://www.laurent.com.au/retail.html
6. Gold Star Noodle House - Casual Dining
Hot and spicy with tender pieces of beef. The Shanghai noodles are really good!
Taiwanese Braised Beef Noodle Soup [$10]
Location: Shop 7 & 8 Midcity Arcade, 200 Bourke St, Melbourne, 3000Web: N/A
7. The Hardware Societe - Cafe
This place is quite popular, hidden away in Hardware lane, not bad!
Omelette - Heirloom tomatoes, truffled goats cheese, soft herbs [$15]
Baked Eggs - Cucumber & herbed creme fraiche, smoked salmon, soft herb &lemon salad [$15]
Location: 120 Hardware St, Melbourne, 3000Web: N/A
8. Cafe Giraffe - Cafe
Adorable interior design and cute furniture!
Chicken Lasagne with Garden Salad [$12]
Location: 302 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaWeb: N/A
9. The Groove Train - Casual Dining
Affordable delish meals with riverside views!
Club Sandwich - 3 layers of bread filled with lettuce, tomato, grilled bacon, fried egg, mayonnaise & chicken, served with chips [$19.90]
Salmone - smoked salmon, Napoli sauce, Spanish onion, cream cheese & capers [$22.90]
Location: 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000Web: http://www.groovetrain.com.au/locations/brisbane/
10. Freestyle Tout - Dessert
Brisbane's hitt dessert joint!
White Chocolate Raspberry Brioche Dumplings with berries, vanilla bean ice cream & dark chocolate dipping sauce [$15.90]
Location: Emporium, 50/1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, 4006Web: www.freestyletout.com.au
11. Red Crane - Takeaway
Brisbane worker's cannot go past one of these very tasty and filling tubs!
Chicken Teriyaki [$6.50]
Location: 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000Web: N/A
12. Menya Mappen - Takeaway
A very inexpensive and tummy-filling dish
Ontama Bukkake Udon with fried tofu [$6.70]
Location: Shop 11, 537-551 George St, Sydney NSW 2000Web: http://menya.com.au/mappen/index.html
13. Miso - Casual Dining
This is part of the Makoto, Matsuya and Musashi chain that specialises in Bento sets =) This nomnom spotting was with Gummi~
Shoga-yaki Pork Set - pan fried sliced pork with tangy ginger sauce [$15.50]
Location: 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaWeb: http://masuya.com.au/restaurants/miso.html
14. Sangcheng Hotpot King - Casual Dining
It was my first time having hotpot here, and it was very nomcious!
Location: 8a/361-363 Sussex Street, SydneyWeb: N/A
15. Red Chilli Sichuan Hotpot - Casual Dining
It's been really cold, so my friends and I decided to try another popular hotpot place!
Location: Shop 108 /25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket ,Sydney 2000Web: http://www.redchilligroup.com.au
16. Casa di Nico - Fine Dining
Last year, my work colleagues and I did a pizza making class here, and so we decided to come have dinner here properly again.
Roasted Snapper Fillet Almond Crusted, Wood Roasted Capsicum and Tomato Mash [$32]
Location: The Promenade, King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000Web: http://www.nicks-seafood.com.au/CasaDiNico/
17. Glass Brasserie - Fine Dining
@omggimmenow and I decided to have our very first fine dining experience together at Luke Mangan's restaurant, and we were not disappointed.
Ranger Valley Sirloin, 250g, peppered, onion rings, sauté spinach, pepper sauce [$49]
Location: Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney, 2000Web: http://www.glassbrasserie.com.au/foodMenu.htm
18. Ajisen Ramen - Casual Dining
Absolutely love the ramen here..
Kimchi Ramen [$10.90]
Location: 85 Liverpool Street, Sydney, 2000Web: N/A
19. Chat Thai - Casual Dining
Something old, something new.. always have to have som tum here, plus to test out some new salads!
Yum Nuea [$12]
Som Tum Thai [$10]
Larb Gai [$12]
Location: 20 Campbell St. Haymarket, 2000Web: http://www.chatthai.com.au/
20. Meet Fresh - Dessert
Taiwanese inspired desserts that are refreshing and chewyyy.. you have to try this place if you haven't already!
Taro Dumplings, Pearl, Green Beans [$5.90]
Grass Jelly, Pearls, Taro Mash [$5.90]
Location: 13 Goulburn Street, Haymarket NSW 2000Web: N/A
21. Min Sok Chon - Casual Dining
If you ever want great service and value for money Korean food, you have to come here!
Beef Bibimbap [$12]
Location: 1/116 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000Web: N/A
Happy nomnom spotting ^^