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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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Papparich, Broadway

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Papparich, Broadway
Having travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the first time at the end of last year (blog posts still to come ^^”), I experienced a gastronomical abundance of rich flavoursome dishes and I’m glad that I can hit up Papparich, Broadway, to re-live those memories. The dishes here are inexpensive, with dishes ranging from $10-15 and snacks under $8. If you come during the lunch time rush, there’s usually a line but since the dishes come out quickly, most people are in and out so you won’t need to wait in line for too long. 
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Satay chicken (served with 6 or 12 pieces)
Anything on a skewer is always a crowd pleaser! The succulent grilled satay chicken skewers are marinated in lemongrass and tumeric, served with a fantastic satay sauce. Their housemade satay sauce is abundant with peanuts and flavoursome, I mopped this up with the side of cucumbers that came with this dish. 
Pappa deep fried chicken skin

Absolutely glorious! Seasoned, golden fried chicken skin is such an indulgent snack and oh so crispy and moreish. Enjoyed by itself or dipped in some sweet chilli sauce. Pictured above is the amount of three servings lol cause you can never have enough. 
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O Bar and Dining, Sydney

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O Bar and Dining, Sydney CBD
Travelling up 47 floors in Australia Square is Chef Michael Moore’s chic, revolving bar and restaurant, O Bar and Dining with uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. During Vivid Sydney, 23rd May - 9th June 2014, O Bar is serving their Pink Ruby cocktail which was inspired by Vivid’s canvas of lights. Order 2 cocktails to enjoy a complementary tasty tapas dish which changes daily. 
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Pink Ruby cocktail $18
Grey Goose Vodka, raspberry liqueur, housemade rhubarb puree and fresh lemon, shaken and served over glowing crushed ice. It’s not too sweet and it’s easy to drink! Rather than calling it a Ruby cocktail, it’s called a ‘Pink Ruby’ due to the rosy-pink colour from the rhubarb puree. 

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