Showing posts with label Restaurant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Restaurant. Show all posts

Comforting Sundubu-Jjigae (순두부찌개) at SBCD Korean Tofu House - Tanjong Pagar Centre

Situated directly above the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Tanjong Pagar Centre is the newest business and lifestyle district where you can find a mix of food retail, farmer's market, as well as commercial office. 

As you walk out the station, SBCD Korean Tofu House can be easily found as the restaurant itself is quite bright and spacious with large seating capacity. They also do Dosirak aka lunch box if you need Korean food on-the-go!

Eating Spots You Must Try in Cabramatta! (UPDATED!)

Cabramatta, a suburb in Southwestern Sydney that should be visited if you are looking for some of Sydney's best food spots.. It's quite far from where I live but the thoughts of going there always light the spark in me! 

As soon as you step into the main food street (John St).. You'll find a vast array of restaurants and cafes offering many choices of mouthwatering authentic Vietnamese cuisine, be it in the form of Pho, Bahn Mi and others.. 

With each places specialising in a particular type of dish.. Here are some eating spots we recommend you to visit!

Delicious Journey accross MEKONG on Kensington Street - Chippendale

If my school memory serves me right, Mekong is actually one of the longest river in Asia that flows and forms the border between Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and even Vietnam! But I guess enough of the geography lesson for now and let's talk more about this latest addition to Kensington Street and the food they offer~

Ho Jiak - Strathfield

Ho Jiak is a familiar word to both of us since it's actually a Hokkien dialogue which means taste good. I think it might be one of the reason why it's used by the same team behind Petaling Express for their Penang-inspired eatery in Strathfield Plaza. 

Ho Jiak might easily be missed as there is no sign in front of their kopitiam look alike stall. If you walk pass Petaling Express sign and see a busy place with quite a long queue of people (especially during peak hour) waiting to place their orders - Yup! You're in the right place!

Let's celebrate with these Satay Chicken because Strathfield is no longer all about Korean food! The meat is well marinated in aromatic mixed herbs and spices, sweet and deeply fragrant with heavier use of turmeric. It has yellowish appearance with thicker, sweeter but less nutty peanut sauce compared to the Indonesian version we usually eat.

One thing that I will never miss in Kuala Lumpur and Penang is to eat Chee Cheong Fun

We're waiting in anticipation after placing the order and not long after.. Served in its original form - firmly rolled up, light, with the right chewiness,this light bite came with some tofu skin and fish balls. You can choose to have it with the original sweet black sauce or the curry sauce or even both sauces side by side - just the way I usually eat my chee cheong fun!

It's been ages since I had Bah Kut Teh (Pork Bone Tea Soup). Back in the day, my mom usually makes it for all of us at least once a month and it's really good - Well I'm not biased here! LOL!

Slowly boiled with heaps of garlic, herbs, mushrooms, pork ribs, pork belly, Ho Jiak's version is quite different to the other Bah Kut Teh (mostly Klang version) we've ever tried, their style is more like sweet chinese herbal soup with comforting and earthy flavor. If they had Chinese cruller on the side, it'd be even better to enjoy alongside the steamed rice. 

Last but not the least, we try Curry Mee Goreng instead of the usual Char Koay Teow. Served with prawns, fish cakes, some greens.. Their version is more like dry noodle with subtle curry taste (they use curry powder), slightly sweet with light charred flavor.

Ho Jiak
Shop 33, 11 The Boulevard, Strathfield
Opening Hours:
10am - 9pm daily
Ho Jiak Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

-Let's Nomnom dined as guests of Ho Jiak. Thanks Yee Mei and Ho Jiak team for the warm service and hospitality. All opinions here are our own and independent-

The Rice Den - St Leonards

This place came into my mind when I was planning for a dinner catch up with our long lost friend. Serving modern Cantonese-inspired dishes, The Rice Den was previously located in Chatswood but now they have moved to a larger and more sophisticated place in St Leonards. 

Lotus The Galeries: Lotus Express! - CBD

How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly go to the nearby deli or maybe eat a lunch pack at your desk with one hand on your keyboard? 

Since we all have limited time for lunch break, Michael Jiang, the owner of Lotus Dumpling Bar has teamed up with Head Chef Chris Yan (ex-Billy Kwong and China Doll) to create a Lotus Express menu, where in 30 minutes they will serve simple and accessible modern Chinese menu that goes beyond their award-winning dumplings.

Top 7 Places to Visit in Canberra!

Spring is here.. Bird is chirping.. Flowers are blooming.. Bla bla bla.. It's a clear sign for a quick weekend GETAWAY for both of us!

Only a short three hour drive from Sydney, Canberra is packed with Australia's history and culture, tasty food, bike riders, roundabouts and all those magic make Canberra attractive on its own way.

When it comes to a getaway, I'm sure everyone has their own to do list and some special places to eat. In case you don't, here are our top 7 places we'd love to share with you!

Khao Pla - Chatswood

Khao Pla has won people's heart as one of the best Thai eateries in Chatswood area since the day they opened back in 2013. Coming from Bangkok, Chef Pla Rojratanavichai, having worked with Spice I am, Ms. G's and Mr Wong brings his idea of authentic flavour and classic Thai dishes into an innovative menu for his first Thai restaurant.
(Read more about his second Thai restaurant, Chum Tang here)

Ramen Zundo - CBD

As the weather finally warms up and just about the right time to answer Mr. Nomnom's ramen craving, I start paying attention to Ramen Zundo after hearing some recommendations to try their Tsukemen.

Little Hutong - Little Bay

"What does Hutong mean?" - That's the first question Mr. Nomnom asked when I told him there's a relatively new place in Eastern suburb called Little Hutong.

I started googling and found it actually means a type of narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area in China where many of the Chinese cooking styles and tastes we know now emerged from those small back lanes. Little Hutong hold this concept close as they combine the authentic flavours from Penang, Japanese, Chinese and Peranakan food with high quality of raw ingredients and thus create a high standard for their own authentic taste!

Hungry Wolf - Wollongong


Located opposite Wollongong's best and popular Howlin' Wolf Bar is the new established little brother, Hungry Wolf.. Serving American style dishes with some Asian twist, this new cafe brings an exciting mix to the big brother's relaxed and casual atmosphere with its fresh and hearty food..

Best Tofu Soup at BCD Tofu House - Epping

There's nothing better than a bowl (or bowls) of piping hot soup to warm and fill me up on a cold winter's day! As I can't handle cold weather, it definitely leaves me feeling chilled to the bone, constantly hungry and longing for a good Soondubu (Tofu Soup) all the time!

BCD Tofu House is truly a hidden gem (it's quite hidden from the main road) in Epping and as the name says, you're going to be here for their Korean Soondubu! 

Thy Vietnamese Eatery - Bankstown

Vietnamese food has a definite spot in my heart with its light flavour and freshness. Fresh herbs and vegetables are essential to many Vietnamese dishes and mostly served as condiments..

Last weekend Mr. Nomnom and I decided to visit Bankstown as it's been ages since the last time we went there.. With Banh Cuon (Steamed Rice Roll) set in our mind, we know there's no other place we'd rather be than Thy Vietnamese Eatery..

Let's Nomnom Top Healthy Eats in Sydney!

Yap! As much as I love to please my eyes and stuff my tummy with all the decadent foods we often see.. Sometimes all I really want is a healthy (and also yummy) meal especially during this winter season.. The colder it gets, the more I crave for comfort foods!

Healthy foods are not limited to mere salad bowls or raw fruits and not having desserts at all.. There is no need to eat bland and boring dishes since there are so many healthy eateries nowadays..

So, we've gathered the 12 best healthy eats in Sydney and here's what we've got for you..

Indulge in Lao-Thai's dishes at Green Peppercorn - CBD [ Closed ]

I always think that Thai cuisine offers unusual and intriguing treats.. The way it looks, how it smells and the unique blend of spicy, sour, sweet, salty and citrus tastes.. All those different elements and complexity bring a harmonious finish on our palate..

Pu'er - Waterloo

We once heard about Pu'er from a news we read when they first opened to the public around 2 years ago.. I learnt that Siev Gour, its owner, travelled extensively over the last 4 years to China and Hong Kong in search for the perfect dim sum..

It's actually fascinating for us to see a dim sum house that really provides a unique tea experience from their extensive selections while pairing it with the unique dim sum and tasty dishes..

Khaybar Restaurant - Auburn

We love trying new food and exploring new places.. But! It never crossed our mind that we would one day try and actually fall in love with Afghan Cuisine.. =D

Yasaka Ramen - CBD

Lately the weather has gone wild! Non-stop heavy rain plus the gusty winds and broken umbrella have successfully convinced me to postpone all plans.. I'm left with nothing but cleaning our camera.. As I go through the old photos I realise I have forgotten to post this ramen joint.. LOL!

With the cold weather start dampening our spirits.. We're all in the mood for a comfort food.. What would make it even better to have a hot bowl of ramen and some deep fried chicken to warm our belly?

Let's Nomnom's MELBOURNE TOP 5 - EASTER Edition!

I know this post is a bit too late especially if we want to talk about the Easter Holiday.. But it's better to be late rather than nothing at all right? *excuses and excuses*

Mr. Nomnom thought that it's been ages since the last time he visited Melbourne and it would be a great plan for us to spend our long weekend there.. Upon hearing that.. I started creating a food wish list and of course we tried to balance it with joining a full-day Philip Island tour and watched those cute little penguins marched their way back to the shore after being out catching fish.. LOL

After eating in 16 different places during our 3 days city stay.. Here are our Melbourne's Top 5 Easter Edition!

Seoul Orizin - Haymarket

Deep fried chicken has replaced frozen yoghurt as the current trending food in Sydney.. Anywhere and any time you walk.. One can simply find stalls selling deep fried chicken either in Taiwanese style or even Korean style..
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