Sunday, January 25, 2015

Menya Noodle Bar, CBD

I love how Sydney has a wide variety of food in its most authentic form. At Menya, their soups are made from scratch over many hours from fresh chicken and pork. The soups we could choose from include miso, shoyu (soy sauce), shio (seafood and chicken combination), and tonkotsu (pork bones).

Steph was game for something really spicy and since it was her first time here, she gave their dynamite hot Karami Tonkotsu Ramen ($11.90) a go. Verdict: it was really spicy judging from how much water she needed to take.

In addition to noodles, they also serve rice. One of my favourites is the Spicy Karaage Don ($9.90), a hearty bowlful of spicy deep fried chicken, onion, carrot, fresh chilli, shallot and sesame seed on rice. The last mouthful always leaves an 'ah, that was nice' feeling.

Friendly service, cosy environment and to guarantee a spot, be there early. And for such generous portions, no complaints about pricing.

Menya Noodle Bar on Urbanspoon

Menya Noodle Bar, CBD
Shop 2, 1 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9267 4649
Monday to Saturday 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fully licensed

Sunday, January 18, 2015

3 Mama Chef's

If not for XW's recommendation, I would not have thought of bringing Pris to this place, as I have never dined here before. And frankly, I am a little ticked off by the random apostrophe in its name. Why is there an apostrophe? Anyways...

XW highly recommended the Spicy Combination Pork Entrails Soup ($13.90) and although I really enjoyed it, I found it very spicy.

The Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken ($9.00) was tasty on its own.

The Stir-fried Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Pork ($12.90) was nothing to shout decent. Would have been better to cut down on the salt (or MSG).

The dish I enjoyed most was the Century Egg with Pork Mince Chilli Basil ($13.90).

The balance of different flavours combined with century egg, oh so yummy! Maybe I have not had century egg for too long.

Their late opening hours would augur well with the backpackers in the area - that part of Pitt Street is backpackers' central. Short stroll from Central Station, too.

3 Mama Chef's on Urbanspoon

3 Mama Chef's
410 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9212 3933
Daily 11:00am to midnight


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