You might have noticed that i am not blogging about restaurants as much as i used to, i like to bake and try out recipes that i find out on the internet, and its much more fun when you are in the kitchen as well!
So i've decided to do a little post on the places i've been going to this year, that stand out for me and i am always coming back to :)
169/171 Norton St
Leichhardt nsw 2040
ph:02 9560 9981
berry yogurt, pistachio
$3.50 per cup
The icecream here - is so delicious! Big bear has taken me here twice in one week, and we have tried toblerone, bounty, berry yogurt, pannacotta, and pistachio flavours, at $3.50 for a cup (or a scoop on cone) i found this a bargain price for the amount that you get!! My favourite by far is the pistachio flavour followed closely by the bounty. The pistachio icecream has so much soft chunks of pistachio, and the same deal goes for the bounty - REAL chunks of fresh coconut its really yum :)
57/3 Canberra St
St Johns Park nsw 2640
with chips & salad $12
This take-away shop opened some time late last year - i used to come here before that and had seen it go through 2 owner changes.
The first time around, they used to have these awesome fat potato chips they would cook to order, lots of chicken salt, and wrap it up in a large piece of white paper. I found it so much fun to just rip into that paper parcel and savour each and every single chip in it!
The second time around i came for the same thing ^_^ they made yummy shoe string fries and were so generous with the chicken salt it was awesome! Although they wer served in cardboard take away boxes, it was still delicious and i'd always stop here for a feed on my bike riding days :)
& now, oh boy :) YUM! Its my fave local cheap eat joint AND they also make awesome hot chips! (as pictures above) they do standard hot chips but they also do cheesey hot chips which is just ridiculously good. There is bacon sprinkled on top but Bigbear will eat all that for me :) And you will find melted stringy cheese even through the middle of it all, its so damn good!
They have a bistro style menu with so many items ranging from grilled or fried fish, steaks, pork and beef ribs, lamb chops, to pasta, tacos, smoked salmon salads, there is so much to choose from and the most you'll pay is $16! It's a totally very major cheap eat, i totally recommend dropping past if you are ever out this way. Big bear and I have gotten a few of our friends hooked already, the word is spreading ;)
233C Canley Vale Rd
Canley Heights nsw 2166
Ever since a friend told me about these eel and cream cheese hand rolls, i cannot leave without having atleast one (sometimes two!) The combination of the rich creamcheese and the smooth eel is mind blowing, you have to try it - i promise you won't be disappointed :)
Other then that, this is my favourite Japanese restaurant out west, they also have a sushi train running if you just want a quick bite :D
Ben & Jerry's
27 S Steyne
Manly NSW 2095
Another favourite icecream place of mine i have been to a few times this year already is Ben & Jerry's! They have really creamy icecream, some interesting flavours, lots of options for cones, and they also do shakes, coffee, brownies etc, it's a really great one stop dessert shop! The line can get quite long at times, but i'm tellin ya, it's worth the wait :)
My favourites so far would have to be the chocolate fudge brownie (with generous brownie chunks in it) & peanut butter cookie dough yummo!
306 Church St
(corner Phillip st)
Parramatta nsw 2150
If i crave pasta, i come here :) Their serving sizes are generous, the sauces are very creamy and seasoned nicely, and they have a lot of options to choose from, pasta, pizza, desserts and sides and they also do steak and risotto etc but i have yet to explore the other options yet!
DO NOT go across the road to Criniti's, even though there is always a line out the front of Criniti's, the food is NOT that great (i had a pizza and pasta last weekend and was very disappointed) and i found that they are quite expensive as well..
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my favourite places to eat! If you like, leave a comment telling me about YOUR favourite places, and who knows i might go and check them out in the future :)