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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Ippudo, Sydney

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Ippudo, Sydney Westfield
Ramen to me is a bowl of comforting and nourishing noodle soup which gives my insides a big warm hug, perfect for chilly weather. One of my go-to places this winter is Ippudo, located on level five (food court level) of Westfield Sydney. This international franchise is quite consistent and authentic in flavour :) 
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Ippudo pork bun - steamed bun with braised pork and Ippudo original sauce $4 each
David tofu - flash-fried tofu with a thickened agedashi broth, topped with grated radish $10
The pork buns here are pretty awesome ^^ the Asian sandwich! I wish my parents made me this for school lunches haha. The bun is a soft, fluffy steamed bread and it’s a sandwiched slice of tender braised pork, lettuce leaf and Ippudo’s creamy and tangy original sauce. Tofu is a wonderful source of protein and these cubes of David tofu were real delicious! The silken tofu was coated in a crisp, thin potato starch batter which was slightly gelatinous from soaking up the thickened agedashi broth. 

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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney

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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney CBD
Hidden in the laneway next to the palatial State theatre is this cosy nook filled with kitsch decor from the mannequin floor lamps to the seductive bar stools. Given the association with the quirky and provocative QT Hotel just three floors up, Parlour Lane Roasters is a great place to escape from the hustle & bustle of the city streets; open from breakfast to a late afternoon aperitivo. 
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