Sunday, November 24, 2013

Devon Cafe, Surryhills

My friends from Melbourne visited Sydney last weekend and she was into brunch, she told me she heard that Surry Hills has been noted as one of the area in Sydney where all of the brunch places are so I asked my sister - The BRunch Queen where is the currently hyped place to visit. Then she recommend Devon Cafe. 

She showed me some pictures from Instagram from other reviewer and I must say, just looking at the pictures makes me salivatingggg...
So I went picked up my friends from Sheraton On the Park Hotel and we went to Devon Cafe. It was drizzling that day and the cafe was pretty full, we have to wait for quiet a bit.

Finally after 15 minutes waiting, we were seated at the back of the cafe which looked kinda like a garage, with the cemented floor and the graffiti-ed wall *Pardon my english* hehe..
Looking at the menu even from waiting time, it was kinda hard cause there are alot of things that I would really like to try. . .


Breakfast with the Sakuma ($24.5)


Citrus Cured Salmon ($17.50) - Split Dill cream, apple, celery, cucumber, fennel, soft boiled eggs and brioche

It was my friend's dish and she told me that she can't even taste the eel in the eel croquet,, She said it's just full of deep fried rice croquet. But the Salmon and the eggs cooked to perfections ^^

My Dish - Green Envy ($23)
Green with envy - Nettle semolina gnoccchi, pumpin puree, zucchini, yellow squash and peas. Interesting plate for me as I've never tasted either semolina or yellow squash or zucchini flower :) Which surprised me that crispy zucchini flower is so delish! I liked this dish overall, its just that all of the component is too mushy that I need something a bit more crunchy to complement it :)

 Surry Hill's Sourdough Ploughman ($21)
This was my bf's dish which consisted of cured meats, house pickles, cheese, crudités, tomato chutney and sourdough.. This portion is not enough to fill him up apparently hehe..

Here is a pic of me & my Melb friends :)

Will definitely come back to Devon to try the Ultimate toastie and the Crab pasta ^^

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hakata-maru Ramen, Chinatown

Heard about a new ramen in Chinatown brought me to Hakata-maru ramen which is located in Market city Food Court on the top floor. Went with Bebski cause as always he loves Japanese foods especially ramen! 

I got the Red Tonkotsu which was rich with pork broth and spiced up with chille paste and some more chilli powders :) For the side, they provide a free tahkana which is a Japanese pickles. Both Bebski and I lvoes the tahkana and so we added it to our ramen, like heaps of them!
The noodle was thin and silky. The pork was flavoursome and I thought that the price is very reasonable but unfortunately the portion too small for Beb's big tummy ;p
Red Tonkotsu $9.80
As usual, Bebski loves his punchy garlicky ramen and so he ordered the Black Tonkotsu. The garlic was not too overpowering and added a nice aroma to the broth.
Black Tonkotsu $9.80
It was a good bowl of Ramen and as it is located in a food court, there won't be any problems with queueing and waiting for tables :) Would love to try their gyoza next time! ^^

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Dae Jang Kum Korean BBQ, Haymarket

I passed this restaurant many times but never have the urge to try it out until this one night when my plan is to have dinner in Seoul-Ria then catch a movie in event cinemas. It was so crowded in seoul-ria that we literally have to wait for 30minutes said one of the waiter. We can't wait that long as out eating time is pretty limited but at the same time we crave Korean food as always :P

So back up plan, the nearest korean restaurant from there is Dae Jang Kum. So we came in, and we seated right away. Look at the menu and we decide what we want in minutes as we are starving!

 As usual Banchan number one that came out :) Love the fishcake and the potato for an empty stomach!

We order the Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake), Im not a fan of the shallot in it though so while eating I have to take them out of the pancake.. The IRony of my life. I love Korean food but Korean food loves to have spring onion or shallot in it T.T But it taste great though..^^

Haemul Pajeon $15

 One of my friend doesn't really eat spicy foods but we still ended up ordering the yukgaejang (Spicy beef stew) as me and my brother loves this soup, so majority rules! hehe.. But its not that spicy anyway, its pretty mild ^^
YukGaeJang $14
 The Hero of the night is this dish - O sam bok kum - which is a stir fried spicy squid and pork belly with vegetables (cabbage and capsicum). This dish to me is mild spicy too. Its pretty much stir fried with gochujang. My friend thought its quite hot for his liking hehe..
Osam Bok kum $30

We don't have that much time to try the BBQ here.. But its good enough for a quick meal. Will definitely comeback to try other varieties ^^
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