Eating out in Sydney: What I always have to have

May 10, 2015

in Australia,Sydney

Ms G's The ocean trout tostada with green papaya, guacamole and red nahm jim at Ms G’s. Crazy good.


Ms G's This mini bánh mì starter at Ms G’s was also so very, very good.


Ms G's The ‘Buddha’s delight’ salad at Ms G’s.


There’s a definite pattern as to what I love to eat in Australia: Asian food. Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and that Asian fusion combination that’s done so well in this part of the world. I am up for it all.

On this trip, we tried some new places in Sydney and went back to some old favorites as well.  James took us for a fabulous night on the town (see his link for the full list of options he gave us to choose from) and we started the evening at Uncle Mings, a dimly lit and cozy basement bar located beneath a men’s clothing store.  We all had some excellent cocktails. Mine was called the Ahn Do and it was a combination of gin, shiso umeshu (Japanese basil and plum wine), coriander and lemon.

Moving on, our next stop was Mojo Record Bar, just a few doors down from Uncle Mings. There’s a record store upstairs and in the rocking basement bar, there are records on the ceiling, concert posters on the walls and as might be expected, good music playing on the sound system.

Figuring that we should eat, we moved on to James’ Surry Hills neighborhood for dinner at Long Grain. I had stir-fried beef with black beans, snow peas and ginger. Robert was happy with his green jungle curry and James liked his duck Maryland.  The nightcap across the street at Hotel Hollywood was a perfect way to cram in some more conversation at the end of a fun evening playing catch up.

Robert and I spent another fantastic evening at Ms G’s. You can see a few of the dishes with the post here. We’ve been to this Potts Point restaurant before (read about it here) and loved it. So we could not resist going back. Our night there did not disappoint.

We checked out Spice Temple on yet another dinner date in Sydney. Funnily enough, this was yet another basement stop! We shared an interesting combination of flavors, including the roast pork belly you see below. While our meal was overall still quite good, I have to say that I preferred the other two restaurants more. That said, we did truly have a good time. Can I just say again how much I love Sydney….


Sydney The Guangxi style crisp roast pork belly with coriander, peanuts, red onion and sesame seeds at Spice Temple.


Sydney One of the many dining room areas at Ms G’s.


Sydney The basement bar at Uncle Ming’s.


Sydney Stir-fried beef at Long Grain. More tasty stuff.



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