Top Cheap casual eat out: Sydney CBD

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Menya Mappen

537 551 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000
It is a kind of place that you have to queue for. Constantly busy in a small quiet restaurant. Food here are always fresh and you definitely get what you paid for.
Average cost for 2 people is $20, free water.
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Encasa Deli

135 Bathurst St, Sydney NSW 2000
Feel like having Spanish food ? Encasa is a must visit restaurant. The chorizos here are amazing and some fresh olives.
Average cost per roll is $10.
 
Wynyard 

Hunter Connection Food Court

Address: 7 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000
There are heaps of food here, all very cheap. Most of the stores are cash only so make sure to withdraw some cash on your way here.
I have spent $6 for full meal here. There is a variety to choose from and they are all good.
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Pasta and home made garlic bread

It was a simple dinner in door on a quiet Sunday night.

Good food, good company and very healthy (just a little bit of carbs).

 

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In Australia, we have long weekend this week. So I definitely have had a very well spent long weekend with doing as little as possible. Just stayed in door and cook good food and hanging out with good company.

Still trying to go to Vivid (light festival in Sydney) before it ends 😦 !

What are you all doing this weekend ?

Thai Style Laska with Roast Chicken

The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside -Mark Twain

Want to make something warm for winter but don’t want to put in too much efforts ? 🙂

I made my own version of Chicken Laska today, it was really simple, quick and tasty. See below for my easy recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbs of Olive oil
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 200 ml of water
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 roast chicken
  • 200g vermicelli noodles Laksa Paste
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 bag of beansprout
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 jar of laska paste

METHOD

  • Step 1
    Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add Olive oil and onion. Stir until the onion is brown and add the laska paste from the jar. Meanwhile, pick the roast chicken into serving pieces and add into the pot. Stir for about 3 minutes, add the chicken stock and water. Bring to boil and add the coconut milk in. Add the fish sauce and bring to boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes (cut into serving pieces) and leave on stove for 3 minutes before turning the stove off.
  • Step 3
    Cook the noodles according to packet instructions. These noodles only takes about 5 minutes not like pasta so don’t leave too long on stove, it will be soggy. Drain noodles
You can use any vermicelli noodles, this is just an example of what they look like.

Serving instruction

In a bowl, add some beansprout, add the drained vermicelli and then laska soup over the noodle. If you like spicy then add some fresh chili and dried onion over the top.

 

Enjoy !

Roasted chicken Marylands with vegetables

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments – Bethenny Frankel

Ingredients

4 chicken Marylands

4 carrots

2 potato – cut into serving pieces

1 zucchini – cut into serving pieces

1 sweet potato – cut into serving pieces

1 red onion – cut into slices

2 tsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp of pepper

1 lemon – cut into slices

25g butter

1 piece of rosemary for taste

Method

1. Heat your oven to 180C fan-forced. Add the Marylands to a baking dish with the oil and toss to coat, then arrange skin-side up in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and squeeze over the juice of the lemon slices. Add all the cut vegetable to the baking tray and then put the squeeze lemon slices on top across the tray. Bake for 45 minutes.

2. Microwave the butter for 15 seconds until liquid, brush over the top of chicken. Add the rosemary and bake for a further 15 minutes.

3. Rest for 10 minutes and serve

5 days breakfast challenge (2mins read)

I have a very round body, so I always try to eat low carbs food but often only lasts a few days.

I challenged myself to have proper breakfast for 5 days in a row and the below is the result. We all got to start some where right 🙂

Day 1 – Coffee with 1 piece of toast

Nice and light.

Day 2 – Scramble egg with 1 apple

This meal was so filling as it have high protein. I had breakfast at 9am and did not have lunch until 1pm.

Day 3 – Oat with banana

This gotta be my favorite, it was so nice. A touch of raw sugar in the oat porridge with banana toppings.

Day 4 – A fruit salad containing 1 green apple, 10 grapes and 1 mandarin with a cup of milk tea with no sugar
Day 5 – Hot chocolate milk with Weetbix

So yeah it was that simple. I will be commencing another 5 days and will show you guys what I have in my up coming posts.

Do it with me 🙂

First stop: My favourite Thai restaurant in SYDNEY!

HOME THAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Drumrollllllll*

Address: 299 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9261 5058

By far the best quality of food that is affordable in the city of Sydney in my personal experience.

If you love your spicy and savoury foods, Home Thai is definitely the go-to restaurant.

Located opposite to a car park on Sussex Street, so why not. Sometimes I think parking there is more expensive than the food itself.

What to order there for two?

  • 1 entry dish
  • A salad
  • A stir fry dish with rice to share
  • 1 dessert dish each

That is enough to make you feel bloated!

In the past I have ordered padthai almost everywhere I go, ( i know, the typical type )..but not anymore ever since I have discovered this restaurant.

For entree, I usually try out a different dishes every time I come here. Some of these are:

Entree

Chicken wings 8/10
Yum! colorful dimsims 7/10
Prawn cake 8/10

When you go to Homethai, the Roasted pork belly with bean sauce dish .. . Oh..My..GOD! It is soooo tasty guys, a MUST order dish.

Main

Roasted Pork Belly with bean sauce – Don’t forget to order rice separately rated 10/10
Beef salad with amazing fish sauce flavour! 9/10

Dessert

So before I go on, I must tell you guys that Home Thai has recently upgraded their menu. The famous black sticky rice with mango and custard dessert has been taken off their menu. I am devasted. The staff there told me that it takes too long and a lot of effort is put in so that’s why it has been removed. 😦

They still keep the normal sticky rice with mango, but imho this one is just okay…. Looks like I might need to live on the dips one for a while. Tough.

Mango and sticky rice. I would give this one 7/10.
Pandan sauce dip..yumm. This is super nice. 9/10

Even though I am thrilled that they have removed some dishes but overall Home Thai’s foods are mostly tasty (the odd occasion when the chef is not in the mood LOL).

Let me know if you guys are into the same kind of food!

Ciao!!!