23 March 2017

Hawker Malaysian Street Food, CBD Sydney (22 Mar 2017)

345 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Char Kway Teow Cravings

Inspired by an instagram post by Grab Your Fork brings me to try the Char Tway Teow ($14) described as spicy wok-tossed rice noodles with eggs, prawns, cockles, Chinese sausage and fresh bean sprouts. One of the few places in Sydney that actually include cockles and these ones were pretty plump and added a salty burst of flavour. There was a nice noticeable wok her achieved. Thinner pad thai style noodles were used but I generally prefer the broader flat rice noodles. Three decent sized deveined prawns in the mix and come tasty sausage. There's a fair amount of seating and a bit of theatre to be seen from the open kitchen. I was originally sat next to the cutlery counter but be sure to move if this happens — the noise of the banging cutlery is very unsettling and stressful when right next to you. I've tried their Hainanese Chicken Rice on a previous visit and thought it was pretty good too. I think the Wan Tan Mee is calling my name for the next visit.

Hawker Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Little Me, Waverley (22 Mar 2017)

191 Bronte Rd, Waverley NSW 2024

Good coffee in little spaces

I've been to the Little Me in Maroubra and keep passing this one on the bus so thought I'd give it a try. Cappuccino ($3.50) using house blend had a good strength of flavour and the staff were friendly and efficient. Seating is very limited and you only get a small window space to rest your coffee so it's more a takeaway spot rather than a dine in. There's a few simple and reasonably priced eats on the menu to tempt including some mini cupcakes for a mini sugar hit. Parking spots in the area can be a challenge.

Little Me Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

22 March 2017

Jozo by Sven-San, Paddington (21 Mar 2017)

495 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Campos Coffee on the bus line 

Still clearly in its infancy with the main building under a fit out renovation this small stand alone cafe is well located next to a main bus stop. Although I think they'll need to improve their turnaround time for a coffee to be under 2-3 minutes to attract time poor commuters looking out for their bus to the city. My Cappuccino ($3.50) using Campos Coffee is made quite well with a strong hit of that signature Campos flavour to start which mellows to a more pleasurable finish for me. Taking around 5 minutes seemed a bit long a wait and the Mrs latte taking around 9 minutes was like a lifetime in coffee years. Babyccino ($1) comes in a ceramic cup and mostly milk which isn't the safest in the hands of a toddler but the plump pink marshmallow is the first to go with a big smile from Miss 2 year old. Housemade Pecan Brownie ($3.50) is smallish but yummy and goes down well with the coffee. There's limited seating in the process of being expanded amongst the garden setting which seems a bit makeshift under a temporary marquee in case it rains. Service was super friendly and I sense are still getting used to the space and working out their systems. If I had more time I would have loved to hit their housemade scones.

Jozo by Sven_San Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Simon Food Favourites Map

View Simon Food Favourites in a larger map Key: BLUE - Location visit and review PINK - Simon Favourites and places offering something special

Small Bars in Sydney map

View Small Bars in Sydney in a larger map