Sunday, March 22, 2015

Izakaya Yebisu

Although an izakaya is a sake dining place, we did not order any sake. Instead, we caught up over a simple and relatively healthy dinner of sashimi and Oosaka-style takoyaki.

Ordering is rather fuss-free, as orders are done using an iPad. During peak lunch and dinner time, you may have to wait in a queue, as they are pretty popular. Would be fun to visit in a group to try more things on their menu - their tapas-sized serve allows for more space in the tummy for more yummy!

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Izakaya Yebisu
Shop 7-10, Regent Place, 501 George Street, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9266 0301
Sunday to Wednesday 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday to Saturday 12:00pm to 11:30pm

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lane Cove National Park

I am very lucky that in Sydney, I live near national parks. The nearest would be Lane Cove National Park, which if I feel like doing heaps of exercise, I could walk to or when I don't feel like it, I take a bus.

Although I live close by, I have visited the park only twice. For me, the highlights of the park include the weir:

Weir across the Lane Cove River
The riverside walking track that had us walking on sand, on rocks, in between rocks, uphill, downhill, on boardwalks:

The resident ducks, brush turkeys and other feathered friends:

The various wild flowers and interesting plants:

Haha, lingzi anyone?
Heart-shaped leaf of a Bodhi tree
And of course, the Boat Shed where boats and kayaks are available for rent:


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