Saturday, 17 November 2012

Cabra-Vale Diggers - Canley Vale - Sydney, Australia

Cabra-Vale Diggers

The club has had the $9.90 steak special for a very long time. I use to come once every week, either  on the monday, tuesday or saturday when I lived back in the west. You have a choice of a t-bone or rump steak served with chips or mash and salad or vegetables. This is great value considering that the steak is a good cut, cooked to perfection with a fresh salad and gravy prepared daily.

The place is HACCP certified and food preparation is extremely clean and strict on quality control. A plus is everything is served on the side without asking! A rarity.

Be prepared to wait up to half an hour for steaks during peak times.

1 Bartley St
Canley Vale NSW 2166

Phone no: 02 9727 3600

Opening hours
Lunch 12pm - 2pm
Dinner 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Tan Viet Noodle House - Canley Heights - Sydney, Australia

Tan Viet Noodle House

The is the sister restaurant of the ever so popular Tan Viet on John St in Cabramatta. It opened not too long ago taking over the Thai restaurant that wasn't doing too well due to stiff competition from Holy Basil down the road.

The restaurant is much smaller in size but it serves the same items and everything is pretty much similar. I've posted about the branch in Cabramatta not too long ago.

However, I find the chicken to be crispier and the soup more hotter which are definitely positives in my book. The price hasn't changed for their signature 'Crispy Skin Chicken with Egg Noodles ($12.00)'.

The queues are pretty long during peak hour but there is a high turnover so waiting times are minimal.

Tan Viet Noodle House Canley Heights
Shop 3, 219 Canley Vale Rd
Canley Heights NSW 2166

Phone no: 02 9723 4452

Opening Hours
9am - 7pm


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Chocolateria San Churro - Miranda - Sydney, Australia

Chocolateria San Churro

It is now Spring but feels like Winter all over again. The weather now days is so unpredicatable and I have yet to pack away my jackets. Today is a gloomy that has had no ray of sunshine with sprinkles of rain throughout the day.

San Churro is a great place to hide away from this hideous weather. I'm here for an afternoon coffee time. It's fairly quite given that dinner time is not too long away.

Pages and pages of decadent desserts and drinks.

The 'Cappuccino ($3.60)' is a great blend of fair trade organic coffee and mellow taste topped with shards of dark chocolate. The coffee is well made and I nearly burn my tongue. A complimentary piece of chocolate accompanies the coffee but I accidentally dropped it onto the ground and it rolled away.

We share a plate of 'Churros for One ($8.95)' which consists of three churros and a dipping chocolate. I opt for the white chocolate dip. The churros are fried to a golden perfection and coated with a cinnamon dusting but I find that I still prefer the churros from Costco. The dip isn't too sweet and goes well with the churros.

Shop G107 - Ground Level, Westfield Miranda
600 Kingsway
Miranda, New South Wales
Australia 2228

Phone no: 02 9531 5892

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu 9am-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 9am-10:30pm
Sun 10am-9:30pm


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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Arisun - Haymarket, Chinatown - Sydney, Australia


My previous visit here was not a very pleasant one. The restaurant was full and the only table available was outside with the smokers (I have nothing against smokers but when your trying to eat or talk with a cloud of smoke coming towards you, it's not good at all). We were a table of 3 and given a 2 seater table situated below the Monorail which made it a rather noisy and squishy experience. The food was not that great except for the fried chicken as I couldn't see the food most of the time due to the dim lighting outside.

It was A's belated birthday and she was craving Korean noodles. This called for another visit to Arisun. We arrived at around 7pm on a Saturday night and there were still quite a number of tables left. We were a table of 3 and given a 4 seater table this time around inside away from the smokers. More space for our food and ourselves. I could see all the food clearly and knew what was in it. Everything looked and tasted better this time.

I don't recall the names of the dishes or prices so excuse my lack of info but enjoy the pictures.

Complimentary 'Kim chi' was refreshing and tasty.

'Black bean noodles is not for those difficult eaters. It has a unique taste that may not be liked by all but good to give it a try. One of the most authentic in Sydney.

'Bibimbap' is a signature Korean dish that is very popular which is basically mixed rice. It comes in a hot stone pot. I found it rather plain.

My absolute favourite chicken. It is fried to a golden perfection. Ahhhh looking at this picture is making me drool. A must get if you go here. I would come here just for the fried chicken.

Picked cabbage and salt and pepper to go with the chicken.

'Beef Dumpling Hotpot' is huge. It has a lot of beef, glass noodles and green dumplings in stock. It's not a bad combination but think I'll stick to the more traditional one next time around.

A great place for get together with friends over a nice meal.

1 Dixon St
Haymarket NSW 2000

Phone no: 02 9264 1588

Opening Hours


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