Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sydney Showboats Cruise Restaurant @ Sydney, Australia

Experience unique and special dining via Sydney Showboats Cruise. The whole duration of the cruise takes around 3 hours from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. During the 3 hours, you will enjoy a three course meal, drinks, a live cabaret show and magic show on board. I join this cruise as part of group tour. The cruise were smooth with night photo opportunity with Sydney Opera House and Sydney CBD skyline. We were served with smoked salmon rolls starter, lobster as main dish and lemon meringue tart as dessert. The magic show were quite interesting and entertaining. The Showboat dancers show us the dance tour of the world showing dance from China, India, Russia and more.

Sydney Showboats.

The main show is about to ready. Card magic show going on.

Live cabaret show.

Sharing portion of smoked salmon rolls, tandorri spiced chicken drumettes and chili garlic prawn.

Special menu of whole lobster. 500g roasted fresh Tasmanian lobster served with creamy mash, silvered asparagus, Japanese beans, sweet corn and roasted pine nut sauce Beurre Blanc.

First time trying lobster this huge.

Dessert of lemon meringue tart. This dish is just so-so.

Games going on at the stage.

View of Sydney Opera House on the cruise.

View of Sydney CBD skyline at night.

Environment inside the cruise restaurant. Its a double deck ship.

GPS/Coordinate: -33.867646, 151.201484
Address: 32 The Promenade, King Street Wharf 5, Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Public transport: Wynyard train station.

Greek meal dinner at Medusa Greek Taverna @ Sydney, Australia

Came to this restaurant as walk in guest without much problem. The service was fast and the waiters were friendly. Medusa Greek Taverna is a famous restaurant in Sydney and they are famous for their slow cooked lamb shoulder.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Special mention to their slow baked lamb shoulder. The meat were soft, tender and flavourful. The mezze set were good as well).
Price:3/10(Expensive. Mezze plate at AUD36.00, slow baked lamb shoulder or Medusa’s Arni sto Fourno at AUD33.00, Mousaka at AUD28.00 and Greek salad at AUD16.00).

Mezze plate consist of taramosalata, tzatziki, halloumi, country style sausage, dolmades and a variety of olives, served with pita bread.

Country style sausage.

Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves).

Pita bread.

Cute green chili.

Medusa’s Arni sto Fourno or whole slow baked traditional lamb shoulder, lemon potatoes and peas (GF)

Delicious slow baked lamb shoulder.

Tasty tender lamb.

Mousaka is a traditional oven baked layered potato, eggplant, lamb mince and bechamel.

Medusa Greek salad dish includes traditional Greek salad of tomato, cucumber, capsicum, spanish onions, fetta, olives and wild oregano.

Three main dishes. From bottom anti clockwise - whole baked lamb shoulder, mousaka and Greek salad.

Complimentary Turkish delight.

Environment inside Medusa Greek Taverna.

Corner shop. This is how the restaurant look like.

GPS/Coordinate: -33.870737, 151.204623
Address: 2 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia.
Public transport: Town Hall train station.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pancakes on the Rocks @ Sydney, Australia

Pancakes on the Rocks is one of the shop in Sydney where you can have your meal anytime of the day. Being a week in Sydney, I found out that there is not many shops open after 9.00pm. If you are looking for food at that time, then shop like Pancakes on the Rocks is the best option. The menu gives a wide range of pancakes, ribs and pizza. I had the coco berry and they were delicious. The pancakes portion is huge and can be easily share for two. Ice cream topping makes the pancakes taste even better.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Among the best hot chocolate tasted. Its sweet but taste so good. I ordered coco berry which is their famous menu. Coco berry pancakes taste good however it taste even better if without the coconut flakes. The coconut flakes was dry and probably milked).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. Coco berry pancakes at AUD12.95, Devonshire pancakes at AUD6.95 and hot chocolate which they called as marshmallow cocoa at AUD3.50).

Pancakes on the Rocks open for 24 hours.

Beautifully done hot chocolate. Delicious.

Coco berry. The best seller items in Pancakes on the Rocks. Chocolate pancakes with coconut, cream, vanilla ice cream topped with our chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis.

Great combination of chocolate and pancakes. Melts in your mouth.

Devonshire pancakes - Four mini buttermilk pancakes with strawberry jam and cream. Simple and good.

Nice cosy restaurant. I came here early to avoid queue.

Pancakes on the Rocks has seven branches around Australia.

During lunch and dinner time, be expected to queue.

GPS/Coordinate: -33.857147, 151.208875
Address: 4 Hickson Road | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Public transport: Bus 998 or Circular Quay train station.

Great brunch at Trio Cafe Bondi Beach @ Sydney, Australia

Located at Bondi beach, I came to Trio Cafe for brunch without knowing what to order. By looking at their menu, I want something simple but not too heavy. Boss eggs seems a good choice for me and I like the scrambled eggs with truffle oil. It's tasted so good. This restaurant also offers great view of Bondi beach if you sitting on the sidewalk or you can prefer to sit inside to enjoy your meal. Good food and friendly service.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. The boss eggs that I ordered were delicious and great. San Daniele prosciutto taste great and good level of saltiness. Good combination of truffle oil, avocado and cured meat on this meal. Hot chocolate very rich and sweet. Excellent hot chocolate).
Price:4/10(Expensive. Boss eggs at AUD24.00 and hot chocolate at AUD4.50).

Boss eggs. Scrambled eggs with fetta & truffle oil served with sourdough toast, avocado & San Daniele prosciutto.

San Daniele prosciutto (dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked).

Perfect toast combination. Delicious.

Trio branded hot chocolate :-)

Hot chocolate with Belgian chocolate. Sweet and delicious.

Flavoured water with peppermint.

Inside seating in Trio Cafe.

Sidewalk seating.

Trio Cafe.

GPS/Coordinate: -33.892879, 151.272672
Address: 56 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Public transport: Bus 381 to Bondi Beach. Transfer at Bondi Junction train station.

Huge ribs at Hurricane's Grill @ Sydney, Australia

Hurricane's Grill located in Darling Harbour is a famous restaurant in Harbourside shopping centre. The restaurant only opens at 12.00pm and by that time, you can see many people already queuing outside the restaurant. I visited there during lunch time and by 1.00pm, the restaurant were full. You can book online and they will hold the seat for you for 90 minutes. Do request for a seat nearby window for a stunning view of Sydney harbour. This is one of Australian favourites which one must try during visit to Sydney.

Taste:8/10(Good. The pork ribs is good but however the meat is not tender enough. The ribs didn't have the rich flavour and juiciness that I was expecting. The baked sweet potatoes were good as its sweet. The garlic prawn is good as well but it's pricey for small amount of prawn).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. Full rack of pork ribs at AUD49.50 and garlic prawn at AUD19.00).

Garlic prawn appetizer. Cooked with garlic butter, olive oil and fresh garlic. Lots of garlic.

Wow, this is huge. Full rack of pork ribs.

The pork ribs comes with baked sweet potatoes.

There are fries underneath the pork ribs.

Location of Hurricane's Grill in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Hurricane's Grill - Sydney's favourite ribs & steaks.

GPS/Coordinate: -33.871902, 151.198787
Address: Harbourside Shopping Centre, Shops 433-436, Level 2, Darling Harbour | Shops 433-436, Level 2, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Public transport: Pyrmont Bay light rail.