Terrible title I know, sorry Dad! But for some reason it seemed to fit the casualness of this post. I wanted to share some of the yummy things I have eaten in the last month via snaps taken on my phone. This isn’t a formal restaurant review, just me sharing some cheap, and great, eats with friends. So let’s get started!
Right well this was a real highlight. Sefa Kitchen on Bondi Rd. Their food is a modern take on Middle Eastern cuisine and it is all delicious! They do breakfast, lunch and dinner. This shot is the corn cakes with haloumi and dukkah from the breakfast menu. Yes that is loads of shredded haloumi on top. The dish is salty, savoury and packed full of flavour. The food is really reasonably priced and if you go on Tuesday or Wednesday night, it’s BYO! I highly recommend popping in next time you are in the Bondi area. I am heading back very shortly to try the spiced lamb and pomegranate molasses on hummus for breakfast. Yum!
Well I do love a bit of American-Asian fusion, and Chanoma Cafe hits the spot. Tucked away in Regent Place, just off George St in the CBD, it’s probably not somewhere you would normally stumble across but thanks to the wonders of instagram, I managed to find it. Their menu is predominantly sweet with lots of green tea desserts, frappes and ice creams but it was the Japanese-style hot dogs that we were there for. The three hot dogs in the pic were (from top to bottom): Tonkatsu pork dog (yip, definitely deep-fried), Spicy meat dog (a kransky piled up with spicy mixed meat goodness and mayo) and the Teriyaki chicken dog (with avocado and wasabi mayo). The Tonkatsu was the winner on the day but they were all very good. My only complaint would be that the chicken was a teensy bit overcooked. If we could have fit them in we would have ordered the wasabi fries as well. Oh well, there’s always next time!
And another dose of bready-goodness – Mr Crackles on Oxford St, Darlinghurst. Now this one was a mixed bag for us. First of all, love the concept of loads of different slow cooked meats in baguettes. Who wouldn’t? But I think maybe we didn’t order as well as we could have. My fave was the masterstock braised pork belly, cabbage salad and mayo in a soft white bun (middle pic), but my husband wasn’t so keen on this one. I think he was really expecting a Momofuku-style soft rice bun. He much preferred the 12-hour braised lamb shoulder, caramelised onion, tahini, and watercress baguette, which I wasn’t so keen on. I found the meat a bit fatty. The chilli cheese fries were pretty good, but I really think we should have ordered the Crackles Classic – crisp-skinned, slow-roasted, 5 spiced pork belly and Vietnamese salad roll. So it looks like we will be going back…….
P.S Even vegetarians are catered for with their cinnamon and coriander spiced roast pumpkin, caramelised onion, tahini and watercress roll. And a little tip, if you have a man-sized hunger coming on, order the Manwich – twice the meat and half the salad.
I would love to know what delicious feasts you guys have been having lately so feel free to comment and share!