Pho Tau Bay, Cabramatta

I have always wanted to visit Cabramatta ever since hearing about the great and authentic Vietnamese food available there. Hubby decided to drive me there after hearing my desire, bless his heart. Since then we had been numerous times, each time bringing with us a guest from Perth. A real Asian experience we tell them. They ended up loving the food and atmosphere there too!

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Pablo & Rusty’s, Sydney

Website: http://pabloandrustys.com.au/locations/details/Sydney-CBD

It is quite rare to find us in the city on the weekend as both hubby and myself travel to the CBD for work every weekday and we usually like to stay in the suburbs for the two days we are not working.  One early Saturday morning though we found ourselves in the city and was quite lost on where we should go for breakfast as most of the cafes are closed! We found Pablo & Rusty’s thanks to trusty Zomato and decided to head there for breakkie. I like their coffee so I’m sure the food will be great too!

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Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie, Alexandria

Website: http://www.textbookpatisserie.com.au/

I first heard of Textbook Patisserie when Instagram was flooded with pictures of their Truffle Croissant, usually sold out quickly on the day they are available. No chance of me getting one, I can never wake up early enough! I started scrolling through their page and found they also create some pretty awesome desserts! My kind of place! While picking up our cousin one night from the airport, I realized it is located in very close proximity so it was the perfect spot to bring my mum for lunch when she landed here from Perth.

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Chinese New Year High Tea at Laduree, Westfield Sydney

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1389004644463200/

Happy Chinese New Year 2017! Can’t believe another year had past and it’s the new year again! We spent the new year in Taiwan and Perth and I had only just arrived back in Sydney last week. It was straight back to work, full time at the secondment office and night time work at my own office as required! Needless to say today, Oz Day is the first day I am free during the day time. I had initially agreed to do some work today as well but luckily my colleague in Malaysia told me it’s “un-Australian” like to work during a public holiday so it was cancelled. Phew!

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The Mandoo, Eastwood

Website: https://www.facebook.com/themandoodining/

I spotted The Mandoo whilst waiting for my friend one night before we headed to Incredible Chicken for dinner (refer to the last post). The Mandoo is located on the Korean side of Rowe Street in Eastwood, inside the building that houses Aldi as well. I stumbled upon it as I came up from the Aldi car park to road level and was intrigued with a newspaper cutting they had pasted on the wall, a write up stating they serve one of the best Korean dumplings in Sydney. Ooo, I must come back and try this next time I thought.

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Incredible Chicken, Eastwood

Outside Incredible chickenWebsite: http://incrediblechicken.com.au/

Incredible Chicken is located on the Korean side of Rowe Street in Eastwood. One weekend I had a craving for fried chicken. Chatting to my friend from primary school who was having her hair straightened in that area, she suggested for me to check out Incredible Chicken as the city branch of the same brand is very popular. So we decided to meet up for dinner there that night.

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Chanoma Cafe, Sydney CBD

Website: http://www.chanoma.com.au/

Located not too far from Aqua S is another popular cafe/ice cream parlor, Chanoma! Chanoma cafe specializes in Japanese matcha (green tea), still the craze going around Australia at the moment. They provide a selection of ceremonial grade Japanese matcha served in a variety of hot/cold matcha infused beverages and desserts. Besides matcha, they also have Asian flavors including black sesame (my fav!), adzuki (red bean) and yuzu (citrus).They also serve a few traditional and modern Japanese snacks (hot dogs and chips).

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Aqua S, Sydney CBD

Aqua SWebsite: http://www.aquas.co/Inside Aqua S

Aqua S, located within the Regent Place Arcade on George Street has probably one of the most ‘instagrammed’ photos of their soft serve ice-cream in Sydney. I’d always thought it was located somewhere right beside the ocean as the photos always look so whimsical and dreamy. To my surprise, it is actually a small parlor situated in the middle of the CBD and looks quite normal except for the cleverly painted side wall of blue and white giving the illusion of ‘floating clouds’ amidst a clear sky. Topped with some airy fairy floss surrounding the cone and good lighting, the photos look surreal and are an instant attraction!

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La Cantina, St Leonards

La CantinaWebsite: http://www.lacantina.com.au/cafes/st-leonards/

La Cantina is located on Atchison Street in St Leonards underneath the Air apartments and is in very close proximity to the train station. I had first noticed the cafe whilst walking around during lunch time at work. It looked so nice! When I had to go into work one Saturday, I dropped by to have a quick breakfast. It is always good to get a hearty meal before getting stuck in the office!

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