The time has finally come to visit my other home sweet home… Sydney! It was the first time my boyfriend has visited Sydney, so I was very excited to be his personal tour guide with the help of my local family members.
Most people plan out an itinerary, being a big foodie I had a ‘Food Itinerary’ and unfortunately, we could not cover the whole list.
Entry to Chinatown
Oh what sweet childhood memories I have of this place…
Harry’s Cafe De Wheels Haymarket
I would give anything to have Harry’s Cafe De Wheels in Perth. The most perfect meal I can think of after a late night out. It opens till 4am on Fridays and Saturday nights!
WARNING: Bring a bib and handwipes… it gets very messy from here (drool included).
I asked “What does the ‘Tiger’ stand for?”. The shop assistant said she’s not exactly sure but we decided it’s the concept of sauce, on top of mushies peas, on top of mash.
Harry’s Cafe De Wheels Famour Curry Tiger $5.90
Their famous curry pie with mash, mushy peas and thick brown gravy.
Hot Dog De Wheels
Y2K Fish Ball Station
This dessert house is not only good for their variety of bubble tea flavours and desserts, but they also specialise in skewers. The skewers are perfect for snacking and my favourite is the ‘Chilli Fish Balls’. The fish balls are boiling in a huge pot so the flavour is seeped in and it’s steaming hot.
Chilli Fish Ball Skewer $3
These fishballs had a bite to it. It tasted like a chilli-curry sauce and it was very juicy.
Meetfresh is a new Taiwanese dessert shop. There is a line out the door no matter what time or day you come and with one taste you will know why. What sets them apart from the rest is they hand make their taro balls with the fresh ingredients and no added preservatives.
Taro balls are similar to sago balls in texture. Sago balls, also known as ‘pearls’, are a starchy chewy ball commonly seen in bubble tea.
I find that some people may be put off by the gooey textures of sago balls and jellies found in asian desserts and drinks if it’s unfamiliar to them. It doesn’t help that I joke that sago balls come out of sago worms.
Meetfresh Signature Herbal Dessert with extra Noodle $5.5o plus 50c extra toppings Available Hot or Cold
Grass jelly, taro balls, noodles.
Meetfresh Cafe Creme for all Grass Jelly Desserts
This on it’s own did not taste like anything, but if desired when mixed through with the dessert gives a creamy taste.
Meetfresh Signature Herbal Dessert Innards
Mix it all together with the bottom layer of brown sugar ice, to create an amazing dessert. The flavour of the handmade taro balls are to die for and the grass jelly is the best I’ve ever tasted.
Emperor’s Puff Window
This tiny window is home to a hard working employer who churns these custard puffs all day long.
Emperor’s Puff Machine
And the machine.
Emperor’s Puffs $3 for 12
Golden and crispy on the outside. On a small note, there are only 11 puffs not because they miscounted, but because one had been eaten before I could even get a picture.
Emperor’s Puff Innards
Oozing hot custard innards. These are very addictive and you can’t stop at one.
Not having any stores in Perth we had to try a burger from Oporto.
Oporto’s Bondi Burger with Extra Chilli Sauce
A very good chicken burger with a very addictive sauce.
Crunchy tasty chips.
Greek Festival of Sydney Stalls
Shortly after our food adventures around chinatown, I showed my boyfriend around Darling Harbour where the Greek Festival of Sydney was being held.
Crispy filo pastry with a custard center. Dusted with icing sugar.
Loukoumades and Elioplta Stand
Loukoumades are honey soaked greek doughnuts.
Crispy sweet doughnuts dusted with cinnamon.
Lamb Souvlakia with a Bread Roll $5
The bread roll is still warm and there is BBQ sauce so you can make your own Lamb Souvlakia roll if you wanted.
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