After late night shopping today we went to one of the Rundle street pub called Austral Hotel for dinner. It is quite a popular bar close to the two universities and is quite packed with university students and young professionals who gather there after work. The Austral usually has a local band playing during weekends and the place can get quite rowdy inside. It was our first time eating in the pub and it sure was noisy from the band and people yelling over each other.
Crave 443 is a new burger joint in town, opened only in October last year. It is located on Pulteney Street close to South terrace. The place has a street style feel with simple décor and wooden benches. Although it is in the CBD, this location is a little quite at night time especially the day that we went is a hot humid rainy week day.
Winny and I decided to have dinner at Saigon Gate because it was close to the cinema on O’Connell street in North Adelaide. The place is like a regular Asian restaurant with staff dressed in a bright Chinese style dresses. They cook a variety of Asian food but I believe that the food is styled in a more Westernised way. They don’t even automatically give out chop sticks on the table.
Sushi Bar Genki is a restaurant that opened towards the end of Gouger Street in Adelaide China town. Winny and I love to come here for good, quick, authentic Japanese food. It is a sushi train restaurant but we like this place a lot better than the restaurants named “Sushi Train”. The food here tastes fresher, better quality and larger in portion. It also has one of the best ramens in Adelaide voted among our friends.
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.
Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in Australia. It was a fail day trip since we did not go to any famous wineries. However we did end up trying out a few food places and experience the fresh produce provided by South Australia.
Veggie Velo is the store that makes the best veggie burger in town. they opened in many location and you can track them via face book. We had them at the Market Shed on Holland Street. The burgers we ordered were “Local Lentil Burger” and “Grilled Adelaide Mushroom & Haloumi Burger” Both of them were AUD$10 each. The “Local Lentil Burger” pattie was made of organic lentils and chickpeas which was extremely filling. Mixed with my favorite raw beetroot and homemade onion jam, I can probably have this every single day.
The Market Shed on Holland near South Terrace is a Sunday Market that opens every Sunday from 9am-3pm. This Sunday market focuses on certified organic, sustainable local produce. There were many stalls selling freshly picked fruits and vegetables from local areas. it is also a great place to have breakfast & brunch with your families and friends as the place is packed with different organic food stores.
On our last day in Melbourne, York took me to a very nice Italian place in South Melbourne called “Etto Italian Street Pasta” . The place was 20 minutes walk from the place we stayed (we stayed at Crown Metropolis within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex). Even though the store was small, it was packed with people dining inside and mainly takeaways.
Ever since I saw my friend Jeneafer’s facebook photos about this new ramen place in Adelaide, I made a mental note to myself: “I must come here and have a try!” Therefore right after I landed in Adelaide from my week’s work in Canberra, York and I headed to Gouger Street in Chinatown to Ryo’s […]