Monday, September 13, 2010

Sydney International Food Festival - I Ate My Way Through Cabramatta

Jen (from & I (from have teamed up & started a project for the Sydney International Food Festival and are holding guided culinary tours of Cabramatta, in the month of October 2010.

You can click here for more info, and here to book your tickets :)

I'm very excited to be a part of this (thanks Jen!), so if you have any emails you can email us here @


Explore Sydney's little Vietnam and taste all of its culinary treasures. You will be guided by Jennifer Lam, the editor of one of Australia's top food blogs, JENIUS: the spectacular culinary adventures of a Sydney Gen Y and the author of I Ate My Way Through Singapore & Vietnam; and Betty Pham, the editor of Betty's Bites and a Cabramatta local.

Starting with a walking tour, you will be able to familiarise yourself with the main food-shopping precincts and eateries. You will then learn about the delectable flavours of Vietnamese cuisine and discover the best places to eat Vietnamese delights such as Bún bò Huế (Hue-Style Spicy Beef Noodle Soup), Phở (Beef Noodle Soup), Bún măng vịt (Bamboo shoots and duck noodle soup), Bánh xèo (Vietnamese savoury crepes), Com Chien Ga Da Don (Crispy Skin Chicken with Tomato Rice), Bánh Mi Thit (Pork Rolls), Nước mía (Sugarcane Juice), Chuoi Chien (Banana Fritters) or Chè (Combination dessert beverages).

Note: Vegetarians are welcome! Simply indicate this on your booking form to enjoy a tailored culinary guide.

After a breakfast/lunch stop, you will be shown how to shop like a resident foodie. Jennifer and Betty will share their knowledge on Vietnamese groceries and tips on the best places for fruits, vegetables, meats and other culinary bargains.

Only available during the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, presented by Citibank.

These tours are run in intimate groups of ten so the availability is limited! Don't miss out and book today.

Saturday 2nd October, 9am - 12pm
Saturday 2nd October, 1 - 4pm
Sunday 3rd October, 9am - 12pm
Sunday 3rd October, 1 - 4pm
Saturday 9th October, 9am - 12pm
Saturday 9th October, 1 - 4pm
Sunday 10th October, 9am - 12pm
Sunday 10th October, 1 - 4pm
Saturday 16th October, 9am - 12pm
Saturday 16th October, 1 - 4pm
Sunday 17th October, 9am - 12pm
Sunday 17th October, 1 - 4pm
Saturday 30th October, 9am - 12pm
Saturday 30th October, 1 - 4pm
Sunday 31st October, 9am - 12pm
Sunday 31st October, 1 - 4pm

The Sydney Morning Herald's hugely popular Crave Sydney International Food Festival, presented by Citibank, will be the most exciting month of food ever staged in Australia. With everything from visiting international chefs and celebrities to special dinners in leading Sydney restaurants, plus markets, tours, cooking classes, picnics and street festivals, everyone can join the feast.

See for the program and to register for regular news and updates.


  1. Walking tour - approximately 30 minutes
  2. Food - approximately 1 hour
  3. Dessert - approximately 30 minutes
  4. Grocery shopping - approximately 1 hour


ONLY $55 per person which includes a boutique hessian grocery bag, handouts and a hardcover copy of I Ate My Way Through Singapore & Vietnam (RRP $34.99). Attendees are encouraged to bring cash for lunch, food and other purchases throughout the tour.

For all enquiries, please email or visit the official website.