Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sydney Weekender - The xx, Gumshara, Mother Chu's Tawainese Gourmet, El Loco & the Royal Botanical Gardens

The xx at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Friday 5 April 2013

After missing their previous tours in Australia and also in NYC when Super Storm Sandy cancelled the show - we were ecstatic to finally see one of our favourite bands, The xx! Not only did we manage to see them in Melbourne, but we also won tickets to their second sold out show in Sydney (thanks heaps Frankie)! So we thought, hell - why not? Let's turn it into another awesome Sydney Weekender!

Saturday 6 April 2013

Shoyu Ramen Noodle (Fish Flavour Light Soup)

Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle (Mid-Thick Soup)

We usually leave the best for last ;) Soft Boiled Seasoned Egg

There must be something in the Sydney air... we crashed after our late ramen lunch and didn't wake again till the next day.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Sweet Soy Bean Jelly

Iced Soy Bean Milk

Cold Rice Milk

Glutinous Rice Roll with Pork Floss

Beef Filled Cake

Flaky Pastry and Yu Tiao

... and then the mushroom spotting began ...

Angel's Trumpet

Especial Mexicano Uno: Longaniza Quesadilla, Mozzarella, Pickled Jalapeno, Chipotle Mayo

Especial Mexicano Dos: Soft Shell Crab Tempura Taco - Pineapple Salsa, Mix Herbs, Yuzu Mayo

Secret Taco

Al Pastor Taco - spit roasted pork, pineapple salsa

Thanks again Sydney!

Please note our mushroom disclaimer from a previous post:
Here is the mandatory disclaimer: Everything I have read on mushrooms or describing mushrooms has to tell you that if you cannot tell with 100% certainty if a mushroom is edible or not – do not eat it.  I am saying this as well.  Don’t eat it if you don’t know.  Really.  I had to talk my father down on the phone a couple of days ago when he called me to say that he had picked some field mushrooms whilst playing golf.  Most likely he had picked yellow stainer mushrooms which would make him vomit and shit water for a week, but it could easily have been a death cap.  They are one of the most poisonous mushrooms in the world and are very common in Victoria.  The whole reason we signed up to go on a guided tour is to have an expert there to show us what to look for.

Shop 211 Eating World / 25-29 Dixon Street, Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia 0410 253 180
Open Sunday to Monday 11:30am - 8:30pm and Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Note: All thick soup (tonkotsu) not available between 3pm-5pm as the bones in the stock pot are refreshed between lunch and dinner!

Gumshara Ramen on Urbanspoon

Mother Chu's Tawainese Gourmet

Shop 1, 8688 Dixon St, Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia (02) 9211 0288
Open 7 days, 8:30am - 8:30pm

Mother Chu's Taiwanese Gourmet on Urbanspoon

El Loco
64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (02) 9211 4945
Open Mon & Tue 12pm - late, Wed 12pm - 1am, Thu - Sat 12pm - 3am, Sun 12pm - 10pm

El Loco on Urbanspoon

Emperor's Garden Cake & Bakery
96-100 Hay Street, Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia (02) 9211 2135
Open 7 days, 7.30am - 2am

Emperor’s Garden Cake & Bakery on Urbanspoon


  1. Such a pretty blog!
    Came here to find the name of the shop in Chinatown that sells all the custard puffs and saw all the pretty pictures :)

    1. Thanks Thania :) Hope you found and enjoyed the Emperor Cream custard puffs!