Saturday, 31 August 2019

Visit the South Coast : Part 9: Shoalhaven - Flavours of Shoalhaven and Queen St Eatery

I've had such a blast checking out the Shoalhaven area with my foodie friends and friends from Destination NSW. Have you checked out Part 1-8? It's a great area to have a road trip. There's also the South Coast Food and Wine Festival coming up at Berry Showgrounds from 14-15 Sept 2019.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Ali Baba Kebabs 40th Birthday! Macquarie Park

Ali Baba Kebabs was established in Canberra in 1979! Holy Moly that's 40 years ago. Now there are 46 stores in Australia. Now they are celebrating their 40th birthday in 2019 with a huge promotion where you can scratch your way to big prizes. Matt and I are in our local shopping centre and decide to stop by in the food court to check out Ali Baba.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Dos Senoritas, Gladesville

I have been a long term customer of Dos Senoritas. I remember when they were located in this little restaurant on Victoria rd in Gladesville. They're now around the corner in a much bigger location. Matt and I dine early so we easily get a table. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Visit the South Coast! Part 8 - Berry Produce Markets and Berry Sourdough Bakery and Cafe

So if you time your visit to Berry - You can also check out the Berry Produce Markets that are on twice a month. There's already a lot to check in the charming Shoalhaven region. Have you seen my other adventures ? Check out Part 1-7 Here. Thanks to Destination NSW for introducing me to all these amazing places.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Restaurant No.5, Alexandria

Restaurant No.5 have recently opened up for lunch service so I'm keen to see what's on the menu.  As I walked into Restaurant No.5, I can see it's a large open space that's beautiful decorated. I later find out that they have hosted small weddings in this space before.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Visit the South Coast: Part 7 Shoalhaven Silo's restaurant

Hello and cheers from Silo's Restaurant in Berry. It's such a romantic restaurant and I've fallen in love with their food. Thanks to Destination NSW, I have had the pleasure of enjoying the best of Berry and also the Shoalhaven region. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by the South Coast Food and Wine Festival on 14-15 September 2019.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Visit the South Coast! Part 6 Shoalhaven: Pelican Rocks Cafe and Mountain Ridge Wines

Stunning views from Moutain Ridge Estate

The Shoalhaven region is absolutely beautiful. This is part 6 of my South Coast series. Read all about my travel adventures and enriching food with Part 1-5. You will have to consider stopping by on your way to the South Coast Food and Wine Festival on 14-15 September 2019. I was introduced to some of the most gorgeous venues in Shoalhaven by Destination NSW.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Visit the South Coast! Shoalhaven Part 5 - Jim Wild's Oysters, Shoalhaven

One of the nicest discoveries of the Shoalhaven South Coast region are the delicious oysters and friendly locals. You may want to consider visiting Jim's Wild Oysters (call beforehand to make sure of opening hours) on your way to the South Coast Food and Wine Festival 14-15 September 2019. Jim's Wild Oysters is actually an exclusive farm that sells oysters only through their own shop and through to local restaurants. I am introduced to Jim's Wild Oysters thanks to Destination NSW.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Flavours of Indonesia, Sheraton Grand Hyde Park

Through an invitation from the General Consulate of The republic of Indonesia and Tourism Indonesia; I was hosted at a special launch which celebrated the Indonesia culture and flavours at the Sheraton Grand near Hyde Park. This is available 15th to 24th August at Sheraton Grand at Hyde Park.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Pasticceria Caruso, Rhodes

Have you ever thought - I really need to treat myself? As I was leisurely shopping in Rhodes - this very thought came to myself and I indulged my senses at Pasticceria Caruso. You just need to take a closer look before you realise all the delicious treats available.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

South Coast Food and Wine Festival, Shoalhaven

Have you ever visited the Shoal haven region? It's a little region of the most delicious and fresh produce. For the first time, they are hosting the South Coast Food and Wine Festival on 14-15th September. All 60 stands will be from regional producers. This ensures the authenticity and character of the Shoalhaven region.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Cafe Gem: Local Mbassy, Ultimo

It's been a few years since I've been to Local Mbassy. I have fond memories of my last visit of hearty breakfasts and unique drinks. Local Mbassy is a hidden gem of a cafe located in Ultimo. The Australian Good Food Guide kindly facilitated this most recent revisit to Local Mbassy. You can read about my first visit here.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Greenwood Chinese Restaurant, North Sydney

I head to Greenwood Chinese Restaurant my friend PH. Overall, I have to concur with some of the other reviews that Greenwood Chinese Restaurant is bit more pricey. However I don't know of any other yum cha options in North Sydney. You would have to head into the City or up the north shore. It may be a matter of demand v.s supply.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Happy Buddha Retreat, Blue Mountains Retreat

This is a delayed blog post. So after feeling quite burnt out, a friend of mine recommended heading to a Happy Buddha Retreat which is a yoga retreat in the Blue Mountains. I have not done any yoga for years but the idea of spending a few days in the Blue mountains sounded nice.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Visit the South Coast! Part 4 - The Treat Factory and Dairy Bar, Berry

I head to the Dairy Bar and the Treat factory in Berry. This is a cute little spot that not too far from the Berry grounds where the South Coast Food and Wine Festival will be held 14-15 September 2019.
I've been to the Dairy Bar and Treat Factory before but revisit again with some friends from Destination NSW and some fellow foodies I know. The Dairy Bar is described as "an udderly delicious" milk bar cafe. I couldn't help but chuckle when I read that on their website.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Nick's Bar and Grill, King St Wharf

Nick's Bar and Grill is located on King St Wharf, beside a beautiful King St Wharf waterview. Water always calms me down and makes be feel relaxed so it makes for a perfect venue for a Sunday lunch.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Visit the South Coast Part 3: Coolangatta Estate and Monster Truck Big Foot Adventures

Coolangatta Estate is a charming winery on the South Coast of the Shoalhaven region. I had the pleasure of experiencing a wine tasting as well as a Big Foot Monster Truck driving experience up the Mountain Peak. I found this place, thanks to Destination NSW. You may want to consider checking it out on your way to the South Coast Food and Wine Festival on 14-15 2019.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Burwood Hotel, Burwood

Burwood is such a great suburb for tasty food. Matt and I recently have date night at Burwood Hotel. I've seen a lot of posts on instagram about a Boba creme brulee cheesecake dessert and also alcoholic boba bubble tea drinks so I was quite curious to be honest. I also vowed to share my experience with a dear friend of mine who has a fascination with bubble tea drinks.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Chambers Fine Coffee, Top Ryde

On a moderately chilli morning, I have the brunch cravings so I head to Chambers Coffee cafe in Top Ryde. Chambers Coffee are known for their artisan brew of coffee beans.  They also have a delicious cafe menu to satisfy my brunch cravings.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Visit the South Coast: Shoalhaven - Part 2 - Bangalay Villas and Bangalay Dining, Shoalhaven Heads

Bangalay Villas - The living room and dining table

As Matt and I can't resist a bit of luxury, we can't help but feel relaxed at Bangalay Luxury Villas. Destination NSW introduced us to these beautiful self contained villas located in Shoalhaven Heads (In the South Coast of NSW). The Bangalay Luxury Villas are also right next to a beach - the Shoalhaven Heads. You can genuinely experience the coastal lifestyle. You may want to consider staying here for the South Coast Food and Wine festival on 14-15 September 2019.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, Sydney CBD

This is a delayed blog post. After a hectic few weeks of work, my colleagues and I head to Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel for lunch to celebrate and relax. It's been some time since I've been to Lord Nelson but I've always had positive experiences and the beer is very tasty.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Point 99, Macquarie Park

Point 99 is located in Macquarie Centre. I've walked past Point 99 so many times and it's never really sparked any interest. It was only after reading a few reviews online about their burgers that I decided to check it out on a whim.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Oh Matcha!, Sydney Town Hall

While it's cold, there's always a part of me that still craves delicious dessert and it won't stop me from ice cream! Oh Matcha! is a popular Asian dessert cafe in Regent Place. I've walked past here numerous times and it's always super busy.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Imperial Kitchen and Bar, Sydney (near Town Hall)

Photo by Marcus Reubenstein, ReddoorAsia
I recently had the joined a few other foodies with Marcus Reubenstein from Red Door Asia for a Chinese Banquet at the Imperial Kitchen and Bar. I am looking forward to a delicious banquet with seafood.