05 January 2011

Simon Food Favourites: Recommendations by Cuisine and Dish


Simon's recommendations

Here's a short listing of some of my favourite places for particular dishes or drinks you might like to try. I'll keep updating as I'm sure it will change over time. Feel free to recommend any other places you think might be worthy to go on the list so I can check them out and hopefully add them like Katz's Delicatessen Pastrami on Rye (pictured above). Restaurants are linked to my reviews where available.



Favourites by cuisine

BEER
The Local Taphouse - Darlinghurst
Bavarian Bier Cafe - CBD Sydney
Belgian Beer Cafe - The Rocks


CHEESE

CHINESE

COCKTAILS
Kuleto's Cocktail Bar - Newtown
Different Drummer - Glebe

FRENCH
• La Brassiere - CBD Sydney
Bistro Papillon - CBD Sydney

GREEK
Nostos - Leichhardt
• Perama - Petersham

INDONESIAN
Java Restaurant - Randwick

ITALIAN
JAPANESE
• Busshari Japanese Restaurant - Potts Point
Akaneya - CBD Sydney
• Sushi Suma - Surry Hills

MALAYSIAN
• Alice's - Thornleigh
Little Singapore – Brisbane
Albee's Kitchen – Campsie

SEAFOOD / PRAWNS / OYSTERS
Sydney Fish Markets - Pyrmont

SANDWICHES
Little Vienna - CBD Sydney
Hole in the Wall - CBD Sydney
Taste - CBD Sydney

THAI
Spice I Am - Surry Hills
Longrain - Surry Hills
Snakebean - Darlinghurst
Chat Thai - Randwick

VIETNAMESE
Thanh Binh - Newtown
Banana Palm - Coogee

YUM CHA
Palace Chinese Restaurant - CBD Sydney


Favourites by dish

AFFOGATO
Cafe Sopra - Waterloo

CHAR TWAY TEOW
Malay-Chinese Takeaway - CBD Sydney
Yummy Cuisine - Martin Place, CBD Sydney

CHICKEN RICE
Singapore Shiok!* - Haymarket

COFFEE
Pigeon - Surry Hills
Single Origin Roasters - Surry Hills
Brother Baba Budan - CBD Melbourne
Don Campos - Alexandria

CREME BRULEE
Tabou - Surry Hills

CUPCAKES

DIPS
The Sultan's Table - Enmore

DUCK & PRAWN ROLLS
Phamish - Darlinghurst

DUMPLINGS
Sea Bay Chinese Dumpling - CBD Sydney
• Shanghai Nights - Ashfield

HASH BROWN
Baffi & Mo - Redfern

FALAFEL
Jasmin - Punchbowl
• Yummba - Bondi Junction Westfield
Sabbaba - Bondi

FRUIT SALAD
David Jones Food Hall - CBD Sydney

GELATO
Gelato Messina - Darlinghurst
Dolce and Gelato - Newtown

HAR MEE
Singapore Shiok!* - Haymarket
Malay-Chinese Takeaway - CBD Sydney

LAKSA
Malay-Chinese Takeaway - CBD Sydney

GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
Thanh Binh - Newtown

PASTRAMI ON RYE
Katz's Delicatessen - New York

PHO
Pasteur - Haymarket

OYSTERS
Manta - Woolloomooloo
• Rick Stein at Bannisters - Mollymook

RIBS
Hurricane's Grill - Bondi

ROTI
Mamak - Haymarket

PRAWN (wrapped in kadayif)
Efendy - Balmain

SALAD NICOISE
Le Grand Cafe - CBD Sydney

SALT & PEPPER SQUID
Palace Chinese Restaurant - CBD Sydney
Pho 236 - Newtown
Golden Swallow - Gordon

SALT & PEPPER LOBSTER
• Golden Century - Moore Park

SANG TUNG CHICKEN

SOFT SHELL CRAB
Cafe Ish - Surry Hills
Snakebean - Darlinghurst
Trinity Bar - Surry Hills
Phamish - Darlinghurst
Akaneya - CBD Sydney
Longrain - Surry Hills

SPRINGS ROLL
Pasteur - Haymarket
Thanh Binh - Newtown

STEAK TARTARE
Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse - Woolloomooloo

10 comments:

joey@FoodiePop said...

Wow, what an exhaustive list! I'll have to check some of them out. Hehe.

susan said...

Cafe Sopra would definitely be my favourite Italian restaurant. I would happily eat there every time I go to Sydney

Buggles and Squeak said...

The beef tartare at Bentley Restaurant & Bar is phenomenal!

Buggles and Squeak said...

...and Ghermez Cupcakes (we go to the Alexandria store) are very nice also. The Pistrachio & Rose and the Orange & Almond ones are particularly delicious!!

NARDIVILE said...

So helpful..friends and i are always stuck for ideas as to where to go incase we are disapointed.
I'll be ticking these off as we go :)

Rx

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi joey, and it'll keep getting longer in time i'm sure :-)

hi susan, i wish i lived closer so i could have it more often, especially if they were open for dinner every day.

hi buggles and squeak, thanks for the recommendation, i'll have to try :-) i've yet to actually try ghermez cupcakes but want to try those flavours now.

hi nardville, enjoy if you get to try any and let me know of any other suggestions :-)

Althea Aseoche said...

Have you tried Le Pelican (French) in Surry Hills? Or Uchi Lounge (Fusion Japanese) in Darlinghurst? My favourite restaurants by far.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi Althea Aseoche, i've yet to try Le Pelican and Uchi Lounge but have heard of them and hope to one day try them. thanks for the reminder to add to my wish list :-)

Chak said...

Tried Petaling Street and was disappointed totally. They got the dishes name right but could not match with the taste. Ipoh Wan Tan Hor (Hor Fun), have you tried Istana in Thornleigh? I find their Hainanese Chicken rice and Ipoh Wan Tan Hor is still the best I have tried. Always searching for really good Malaysian food in Sydney.

Simon Leong said...

hi chak, thanks for the recommendations. i have been to Istana but haven't had those two dishes. i do like their Mango Chicken though.

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