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Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay

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Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay
Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, pesto, aged balsamic, extra virgin oil $26
With the warmer weather approaching, rooftop dining with an exquisite view of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House is just what’s called for! Earlier this year I dined at Cafe Sydney atop Customs House in Circular Quay so the menu may have changed since but I imagine it would still be just as good. The heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad was a simple and elegant way to start the meal. 
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House-smoked ocean trout, soft quail egg, asparagus, roe $26
I loved how the roe was styled so it was pouring out of the soft boiled quail eggs. Each pop of the roe was a delight to eat with the house-smoked ocean trout on the charred crostini drizzled in olive oil. 
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Seared scallop, red pepper, cacciatore, romesco, sourdough crumb $27
Plump, pan-seared scallops with crispy pancetta. I was a bit stumped that for that price it only came with three scallops! 

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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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