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October 26, 2018

Yummy Chinese BBQ, Haymarket

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

Our visit to Yummy Chinese BBQ was a little unintentional. We were infact looking for an all you can eat hotpot joint in Chinatown, but these seem to be very scarce these days so when we saw the sign at the door for all you can eat skewers and hotpot, that was about the closest we could find!

It’s a nice setup, and much tidier and cleaner than most other Chinese skewer/AYCE places we’ve visited in Sydney, and there’s a vast spread of pre-skewered meats, veggies and sides on display. We’re sold instantly!

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

The idea is that you get a large charcoal bbq in the middle of your table where the meats rotate themself to cook- minimal effort involved! You also get a small hotpot on the side for the best of both worlds!

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

We start with the sides where there is a large selection of chilled veggie dishes.

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

Then we move onto the meats where there is everything from your typical chicken, beef, lamb to offal.

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

We find somethings work well on the rotating bbq, other things not so much. Like the sausages which were so soft they fell off the skewer, or the unbalanced chicken which would not rotate. All part of the fun I guess!

Yummy Chinese BBQ, All you can eat, hotpot, skewers

You’re also given a net where you can grill unskewered items like enoki mushrooms, corn and garlic bread.

The hotpot selection comes with your typical options of veggies, fish balls, mushrooms etc. Beef and lamb slices are ordered and brought out from the kitchen.

There’s also soft serve for dessert and on the day we visit there’s vanilla and matcha on offer.

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In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
June 27, 2018

Yuan’s Hot Pot, Haymarket

Yuan’s Hot Pot

The Winter weather has well and truly arrived. And as much as I loathe cold wintery mornings, it does mean perfect weather for hot pot!

Seriously, is there anything that screams warmth and comfort quite like a pot of hot soup bubbling away right in front of you? (If there is, I’d love to know!)

We’re loving the abundance of hot pot options that have popped up over the past couple of years. One of the newcomers in this area is Yuan’s Hot Pot. And because hot pot is not complete without good company, we’re here with a group of fellow passionate foodies that is the FCBA for a delicious lunch feed. And we sure left feeling satisfied!
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In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
June 22, 2015

Palsaik, Haymarket


It’s not everyday that we walk past a restaurant and decide we want to try it just by looking at the menu, but that’s exactly how we discovered Palsaik. 
The entrance is a little hidden, being behind Chatime and a couple of other eateries so we wouldn’t have ever realised it even existed had we not been wandering around whilst waiting for our order at Taiwan Soul Food. It wasn’t until we searched it up when we got home that we realised it was a global Korean restaurant chain, which made us even more keen to try it out!


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In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
April 6, 2015

Tenkomori Ramen House, Haymarket

Regent Place, or the Japanese alleyway on George street as I like to call it, seems to get busier and busier these days, with plenty of people lining up for fancy ice cream throughout the day and plenty more diners visiting for a quick ramen fix at Tenkomori….if they can first make it through the crowds at AquaS and Chanoma.

I’d visited Tenkomori on plenty of occasions previously though they were often at times when it was pretty quiet, so I was a little surprised at the line and lack of seating when I got there at 6pm on a weekday night. Luckily, the queue moved pretty quickly, and there was enough seating for everyone as people tend to come and go pretty quickly.

Gyozas and Seaweed Salad

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In Asian, Dining on
April 21, 2014

Thanon Khaosan, Haymarket

We’re a bit wary after we buying coupon deal for Thanon Khaosan and then reading reviews online which were pretty terrible. Lesson learnt: read reviews before buying vouchers!

Nevertheless, we’re quite excited once we arrive, as there is a big spread of desserts for take away outside, (most of which I had no idea what they were), a fancy tuk-tuk in the restaurant and quite a quirky fit out too!

Watermelon Blend $3.90

Luckily for us, we didn’t encounter any mishaps during booking or through the meal, and we quite enjoyed it too- perhaps because our expectations aren’t high, or maybe we’re just so used to using these group buy vouchers!

The meal comes with wine, but we’re not big fans so we don’t take advantage of it. Instead, we’re quite interested in the selection of drinks available, with several fruit blends which sound quite exciting. We end up going for the watermelon blend, for some nice cooling down on a warm day. The blended watermelon is nice and refreshing, though it tastes a tad dilute, perhaps because of the hint of lemon which we’re not too fond of.

Tod Man Goong (Thai Prawn Cakes) $8.90

For entrees, we start off with the prawn cakes- cute little cakes of bouncy prawn paste, coated with a light crumbed exterior which gives a satisfying crunch when you bite through. The go well with the light plum sauce, though we find the sauce to be a bit more like a sweet sugar syrup than a plum sauce.

Tod Man Pla (Thai Fish Cakes) $8.90

The fish cakes are as expected- spicy (a little too much for me) and very tasty. The sweet chilli sauce didn’t help with the spiciness either- it was just as spicy!

Tao Hoo Tod (Fried Tofu) $7.90

And for something a little more different than the usual Thai entrees, we also order the fried tofu. Chunky triangles of tofu are deep fried beautifully, with (again) a satisfying crunch, accompanied by a soft, smooth interior.

Choo Chee Pla (Fried Fish with Red Curry) $22.90
And because we love our fried foods so much, we order fried fish for mains. It is fried beautifully, the row of pointy bones lined up neatly and curved until they’re pointing back towards its head. It’s so beautiful and mesmerising, we almost don’t want to dig in- luckily, the meat has already been removed from the bone, so the it remains largely intact until the end of the meal (:

As with most Thai fried fishes we’ve had in the past, the crunch is a little too intense for us, we prefer a lighter batter, but that’s just our personal preference. The combination of crunchy fish pieces with red curry sauce is new and interesting for us too- we can’t say we’re huge fans of the two together, but the red curry is done beautifully we can’t stop ourselves from spooning sauce onto our rice!

Ped Nam Buoy (Roast Duck with Shitake Mushrooms) $25.90
We’re big fans of roast duck so we knew we had to order the Ped Nam Buoy when we saw it on the menu. A generous serve of succulent roasted duck in a sweet plum sauce with big plump mushrooms- what’s not to love? The roast duck is quite similar to the version we’d had previously at Thai Lemongrass, and is equally as delicious. 
Ka Prao Moo Krob (Pork Belly with Chilli Basil) $14.90
We’re also fans of chilli basil, and to spice things up a bit we decided to have it stir fried with pork belly instead of the usual chicken, beef or seafood. It’s quite an interesting combination, as the crackling on the roasted pork belly is still slightly crispy, adding an extra crunch, though we prefer the usual meats in this stir fry. 
Desserts are quite exciting as we haven’t a clue as to what they are. Unfortunately, eating them doesn’t get us much closer to figuring out either (time to work on those tasting skills eh?)!
The green ones are a little easier to identify, the darker one being a chewy glutinous rice pudding/cake-like dessert. The other one is a pandan sago pudding with a soft coconut jelly on the top which is easily our favourite for the night!

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