Chiswick, Woollahra

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Chiswick, Woollahra
I’m back! Been a while since I’ve given this blog some lovin’ but I’m still here and have not given up despite my lack of posts of late.. Speaking of late, better now than never to post this super belated birthday dinner post from January, oops! Chef Matt Moran’s Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra is like a hidden tranquil escape equipped with it’s own kitchen garden full of fresh produce ready for the picking. 
Snow crab slider, lettuce, kewpie, gherkins $9.50 each
The sliders here should not be passed up! The plump little morsels of sweet, plucked snow crab meat coated in a crunchy panko batter. The patty was wedged between a squidge of deliciously creamy Kewpie mayonnaise and pickled gherkins. 
Cured ocean trout, Yarra Valley roe, lemon verbena
$21
There’s something about the exploding of roe juices that gets my taste buds tingling. Paired well with the ribbons of cured trout, creme fraiche and hint of lemon from the herbaceous lemon verbena. 
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Crisp buttermilk chicken, cabbage, chilli mayonnaise $22
Sadly this was a bit of a let down for me. Whilst the batter was crisp and thin it seemed it had been over-fried, a little too close to caramel rather than golden. The chicken itself was succulent and was delicious with the chilli mayo, just missed the mark on the skin/batter.  
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Daisy’s Milkbar, Petersham

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Daisy’s Milkbar, Petersham
Stepping into this quaint milkbar is like being welcomed by a ray of sunshine filled with old school 50’s retro decor complete with it’s own Cottee’s cordial station. I love the pastel colours and all the jars of candy on the counter filled with favourites like Redskins, Cola bottles, strawberries and creams, and Push pops! 
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Choc fudge sundae $14
Scoop each of vanilla bean, chocolate and strawberry jam ice cream with chocolate fudge sauce, hot chocolate brownie, flaked almonds, whipped cream and a cherry on top 
A sublime dessert which screams summer and childhood memories of after-school treats just like the way mum would make it. The ice cream here is supplied by Serendipity and the strawberry jam ice cream was my favourite of the three! Creamy and jammy goodness. Hidden under all the ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate fudge sauce was slab of really chunky chocolate and macadamia brownie :) It would have been awesome if there was Ice Magic on this! 

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The Sparrow’s Mill, Sydney

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The Sparrow’s Mill, Sydney CBD
For the lover of KFC, Korean fried chicken, The Sparrow’s Mill should definitely be on your radar. Sister restaurant to Red Pepper in Strathfield sports club, which by the way also has pretty awesome KFC, the KFC choice here is extensive with twelve different flavours to choose from. Though be warned, you’ll need to come early as the popular choices tend to sell out fast - snow cheese chicken, spring onion chicken, incredible gangjung and sweet + spicy chicken. 
'Gangjung is a traditional Korean bite-sized rice cookie made of puffed rice, honey, peanuts and sesame seeds without any artificial ingredients… Incredible chicken gangjung was created to be healthy, sweet and crispy.'
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Spring onion gangjung 파강정 - incredible chicken gangjung with an emphasis on freshness & fragrant of spring onion $34
Korean-style fried chicken is quite different to western style as the Asian flash frying technique renders the fat in the skin so it’s not greasy, leaving a thin crisp coating! So in a way it is a ‘healthier’ kind of fried chicken haha #whoamikidding. Crunchy KFC with a drizzle of sweet soy sauce and topped with fine shreds of spring onion ‘salad’. The best part is hearing the crunch of each bite into the succulent chicken. The perfect accompaniment with beer or soju :)

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Zeus Street Greek, Drummoyne

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Zeus Street Greek, Drummoyne
When you’re driving along Lyons Road in Drummoyne, it’s hard not to stop and check-out the striking yellow lightning bolt of Zeus Street Greek. Whilst there’s always an air of negative connotation when fast-food comes to mind, but rest assured because the food here is fast but made using quality ingredients just like yia yia would. No doubt this has become a local favourite of mine for a quick feed and it’s also just down the road from my favourite fish and chip joint, Ocean Foods
Feta & oregano chips $6.50 (gf)
As always, ordering with my eyes, I couldn’t go past the feta and oregano chips. Cheese and chips?! My eyes lit up! #thisiswhyimfat Golden crunchy triple cooked chips dotted with crumbed feta and a sprinkling of dried oregano. Since feta doesn’t melt into an ooey, gooey cheese it didn’t stick to the chips but that was the only minor downside :)
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Spartan - Char-grilled chicken with Aegean slaw, preserved lemon mayo, caramelized onion and parsley $9.50
The almighty gyro (pronounced as yee-ro, the ‘g’ is silent) is something Sydney has been missing out on! Similar to a kebab, the meat is char-grilled on a vertical spit and wrapped in their house-made fluffy pita. The filling is generous but doesn’t compare to the amount I got when I was in Greece! Nevertheless, I enjoyed the combination of the tangy Aegean slaw with the tender char-grilled chicken. 

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