Adriano Zumbo Patissier

One of the places on my wishlist to visit in Sydney has always been Adriano Zumbo Patissier. After watching episodes of Masterchef and being wowed by Adriano Zumbo’s creations, I decided that it is a must visit for me to one of Adriano Zumbo’s patisseries. We took a short walk all the way to The Star from Sydney Fish Market for desserts at Adriano Zumbo. When we arrived, there were so many sweet treats on offer from macarons, tarts to pastries. I felt like I was a kid in a candy store. We decided to shared quite a few cakes … Continue reading Adriano Zumbo Patissier

Le Monde and Kurtosh

To start off our last day in Sydney, we head down towards Surry Hills and had a little adventure around where we stayed for the past few days. After consulting Urbanspoon for some good cafes around Surry Hills, we decided to stop by at Le Monde for brunch. I had the Potato Rosti ($16) with smoked house bacon, spinach feta, poached egg, hollandaise sauce and pistachio. I enjoyed the potato rosti and thought that it was deliciously crispy on the outside and flavoursome. The pistachios gave a lovely crunch to the dish which complements well with the saltiness of the … Continue reading Le Monde and Kurtosh

Kura Kura

After a day spent relaxing and sitting around at Starbucks in Darling Harbour, we decided to head for an early dinner at Kura Kura so that we could retreat for an early night to do more packing. Kura Kura is located next to Market City at Haymarket. The restaurant is broken to two sections – an upstairs and downstairs section. The upstairs section gives you a restaurant feel and the downstairs eatery has a smaller space with a limited menu. We chose to proceed to the upstairs section and managed to find ourselves a table as we were there very … Continue reading Kura Kura


To start off our second last day in Sydney, we head out to Mamak located in Chinatown for brunch. We arrived an hour early before Mamak opens and decided to take a short stroll around Chinatown and around Paddy’s Market. After our little adventure, we came back at 10 minutes to its opening and there was already a short queue outside! One step into Mamak and you won’t be able to miss the kitchen in front where you can see chefs in action as they made the roti. It feels like you are at an actual Mamak stall in Malaysia … Continue reading Mamak

Zest Leura

After visiting Wentworth Falls during our Blue Mountains adventure, it was time for lunch. During our tour, we had the opportunity to enjoy our lunch break at the little town of Leura. After walking past a few cafes and having a browse at their menus, we decided to have lunch at a cafe called Zest. Zest is both a restaurant and cafe which specialises in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles of cooking. As it was a bit chilly and rainy, the three of us decided to order Shakshukas for lunch. I had the Shakshuka with Chorizo ($18). The Shakshuka consists … Continue reading Zest Leura

Hurricane’s Grill

After finishing our Blue Mountains tour with a river cruise back to Darling Harbour, it was time for dinner at Hurricane’s Grill. It has been a long day exploring the Blue Mountains and we were pretty hungry at the end of the day. Hurricane’s Grill is located on level 2 of Harbourside Shopping Centre. When we arrived, we were lucky to be able to be seated in 5 minutes without a booking. I must also say that the restaurant was already busy when we first arrived! We decided to share a full rack of pork ribs ($44.90) with baked potato … Continue reading Hurricane’s Grill

Chefs Gallery

After our little adventure exploring around Sydney CBD, it was time for dinner at Chefs Gallery. To be on the safe side, I made a booking for the three of us on Dimmi a few days before as I heard that the restaurant can be quite packed, even on a weeknight. We arrived at Chefs Gallery Town Hall at 8.30pm and the restaurant was quite busy indeed. The menu had a wide selection of food. It was tough to decide what to order but in the end, we settled for a few dishes to share while leaving some room for … Continue reading Chefs Gallery

Gelato Messina

After our filling lunch at Gumshara Ramen, we decided to take a walk back to Surry Hills and we felt like having something sweet. What came straight to our minds was Gelato Messina, knowing that it is not too far from our hotel. The moment I stepped into Gelato Messina. It was gelato heaven and there were so many different flavours that I want to try them all. My two friends left me to make the decision to choose five flavours for the gelato tasting plate ($12). I was spoilt for a choice but luckily I was able to take … Continue reading Gelato Messina

Gumshara Ramen

After putting down our luggages at our hotel in Surry Hills, my friends and I decided to head towards Chinatown for brunch to fill our tummies before our next adventure in Sydney. We decided to head to Gumshara Ramen from hearing many great reviews. After five minutes walking around Chinatown searching for Gumshara Ramen high and low, we finally found it! Gumshara Ramen is located at a food court at the end of Chinatown called Eating World. Once you pass through those sliding doors, you are definitely at the right place. Apart from Gumshara Ramen, there’s also 10 to 15 … Continue reading Gumshara Ramen