Savouring Sydney

After having such a wonderful culinary experience in Cairns, I was really looking forward to tasting all the flavours that Sydney had to offer.  But perhaps we were a bit unlucky when it came to some of our dining choices.  That’s not to say we weren’t able to savour any of Sydney’s delights — here are some favourites which proved noteworthy!

Din Tai Fung (644 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia)

Famous for their xiao long bao (essentially a succulent pork dumpling), and having fond memories of the original Din Tai Fung in Taipei, we made our mandatory stop here on our first night in Sydney.  The dumplings were superb, as were most of the side dishes. I would recommend skipping the pi dan dofu (roughly translated as thousand-year-old-egg with tofu), which can be quite nice, but something tasted a bit off with the one we had.

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Pie Face

There’s a Pie Face on practically every block in Sydney CBD.  My favourite is the chicken and mushroom pie.  These mini pies make for a great midnite snack or a lovely hot breakfast.

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Opera Bar (Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000)

A lively beer garden with the best view on the harbour and the perfect place for us to catch up with old mates!  Their sweet potato crisps were really nice, as was their tasting platter.

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Searock Grill (5 Macquarie Street, Opera Quays, Sydney NSW 2000)

We loved Searock Grill so much we had dinner there twice.  The first time we had a scrumptious roasted duck salad and seafood platter for two, which turned a lot of heads. The seafood was excellent and the fresh melon was a nice touch.

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Our second dinner was less extravagant but shows the versatility of this restaurant. The hubs had a Wagyu beef burger, which was cooked to perfection and I had Black Angus sirloin with yabbi tail.  I was mainly after the yabbi tail, which turned out to be smaller than I had imagined but tasty.

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Guylian (10/3 Macquarie Street, Opera Quays, Sydney NSW 2000)

I’m not sure I need to say much about Guylian.  Obviously not a local Aussie shop, but who doesn’t enjoy a bit of lovely Belgian goodness when they’re on holiday?

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5 thoughts on “Savouring Sydney

  1. This post is a key to my heart. I am from Sydney and love pie face for it’s on-the-go snack offerings 🙂 Love a good meat pie! And I also love the Opera Bar – moreso for its drinks and absolutely amazing view! I need to visit Guylian when I am back next. Lovely post!

  2. Oo I love love love pie and Sidney is definitely a place I want to visit – must remember these!! 🙂

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