British India is located around the corner on the end of Gouger Street in China Town. It is right at the end of the row of all other busy restaurants. The outside of the restaurant has a plain old restaurant appearance, nothing spectacular. The inside of the restaurant feels like a time warp to a place where wealthy British Indian merchant would dine. The restaurant was dim and the floor, walls, chair and table is made of dark posh wood. One of the walls hung a painting of the queen.
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Nutrition republic is one of Winny’s favourite organic food store, it is located on King William Road. This place is always packed with fit looking people who are still in their work out clothes. Many of them seem like regulars who make this place their regular catch up place after exercises. All the dishes here are very natural and healthy, hence you are able to indulge with no guilt afterwards. Next time you go down King William Road and have a craving for dessert but also want something healthy, I recommend you to go to Nutrition Republic.
For dinner tonight we visited a new Tapas bar on Peel Street which is between Hindley Street and Currie Street. I was quite surprised how many new bars and restaurants are popping up in little streets like these in Adelaide. The place looks like a typical bar but the place was full of young professionals. The food was as close to traditional Spanish Tapas as we can get in Adelaide. Out of all the Tapas place I have tried in Adelaide this was the best. Definitely would be back again and definitely would recommend this place.
Today we had a large group gathering at a restaurant called Faraja for breakfast. It’s located on the classy King William Road, the nicer part of Adelaide where you will find good bakeries and restaurants. We went there on Sunday morning. Parking is always easy around this restaurant with street side parking readily available. The restaurant has a cute cottage feel.
Paris is suppose to be City of Romance. However this time we decided to do something different. We visited the largest cemetery in Paris- Père Lachaise Cemetery witnessing Parisians can be romantic gestures everywhere they go. We also visited one of the highlights of our trip- The Catacombs of Paris (the largest grave site in the world). 6 million remains, 19 meters below Paris. It was definitely a day of exploring the dead!
This time in Paris we went to one of Winny’s favourite stores- Ladurée. It serves one of the best teas and pastries in Paris. The shop we went to at the intersection of Rue Royale and Rue Saint Honore. It is a nice little store off the very posh street where all the famous brands are located. It is not busy like the Champs Elysee’s store so we didn’t have to wait to go in. The store was in an old French renaissance style with cute little decorations to capture girls, like Winny’s hearts.
Chef Dong, a new Chinese restaurant that is a little misunderstood by the public. It is clean modern style restaurant different to the previous restaurant known as Imperial Palace which was closed down due to breaching state’s food standard code. Decorations and the cutleries used were modern and clean. Food is more lightly flavoured. Deserves to be tried by more people. Currently a quite place to have nice food.
Apparently if you are looking for the best Turkish place in Canberra, you will have to come to Turkish Halal Pide House. Situated in Yarraluma, this place was worth the drive for some authentic cuisine. The portions were certainly HUGE! And they kept coming. We were so glad that we only ordered 2 portions. Herenia even took some left over home for lunch the next day. The shop also sells some Turkish desserts in a box such as Turkish delights. I now wish I have a car in Canberra so I can come back and try their kebabs and traditional Mediterranean pastries.
Star of Greece is located at Port Willunga, approximately 1.5 hour drive, which makes a perfect dinner or lunch place if you are on the way to McLaren Vale. The restaurant is situated at a cliff looking over turquoise water where a ship named “Star of Greece” sank in a storm while it was on its way to Britain, killed 17 men in total. York and I really think this is one of the best restaurant we have tried so far together in Australia. This may not be a fancy restaurant, but it is neat and simple and the food is spectacular.
It is my favorite time of the year again- Festival of Food Adelaide! Where top quality restaurants in South Australia have partnered up with Festival of Food, presenting well-planned 3 course meal menu at fraction of the cost. Since this year I had “no junk mail” on my mail box, I did not receive the invitation myself, however York’s parents did, we I tagged along to the first restaurant on the list- Botanic Gardens Restaurant.