06 January 2011

Simon Food Favourites: Dish & Restaurant Wish List

Simon's Wish List

This wish list will be dedicated to all the wonderful places I hear and read about which I've yet to visit but really want to one day and for recommendations that friends have told me about. It might be for a particular dish or that I've heard good things about the place. Where possible I'll add links to reviews that have inspired me. I'm sure this list will grow over time but it's always nice to have a spot where I can jot all these notes down and refer back to when I need to.


ARAX Fine Lebanese Cuisine & Wood Fire Pizza: Seafaood pizza [theheartoffood]
Bau Truong: green paw paw with prawn and pork salad, goat curry [raspberricupcakes]
• Beschico: Fried chicken, Epping [tastedbytwo]
• Bistro Ortolan: French Degustation, Leichhardt [eatshowandtell]
• Blancharu: Japanese/French - Degustation, Elizabeth Bay [catherine]
Bruschetteria 102: Surry Hills [lovemyfoodsandsugar]
• Buzo: Italian, Woollahra
• Cafe Enzo: Scones, Hunter Valley [citrus candy]
Cafe XXII: Big Breakfast, Pyrmont
• Codfather: Blood plum pavlova, Stanmore [jennifer]
• Delicado Foods: McMahons Point [Ben]
• Dong Ba: Vietnamese, Bankstown [jenius]
• El Jannah: Charcoal Chicken, Granville [tim/eatshowtell]
• Emma's on Liberty: Lebanese, Enmore [ana/pel]
• Frank's Lebanese Food: Charcoal Chicken, Fairfield
• Franks Pizza Bar - Camperdown [dom]
• Ginger & Spice: Chicken Rice, Neutral Bay [not quite nigella]
• Glebe Point Diner - Fried baby squid, Organic roast chicken, Lamb leg with rosemary, Honey and rosemary pannacotta [good living]
Hai Au: Vietnamese Chicken, Canley Vale [noodlies]
Holberts Oyster Farm: Salamander Bay
• House of Chow: Chinese, Sans Souci [brad/omni]
• Il Perugino: Italian, Mosman [anna b]
• Immanuel Cafe Restaurant: Fried Chicken, Ultimo [grabyourfork]
• Japaz: Fried Eggplant with Honey & Balsamic, Neutral Bay [digitalelf]
• Jugemu & Shimbashi: Okonomiyaki, Neutral Bay
• Jur-in: Japanese, Crows Nest [repaistre]
• Kamari: Greek, Brighton Le Sands [barbera]
Kika Tapas: Darlinghurst [heartoffood]
• La Grande Bouffe: French, Rozelle [Gobsmack'd]
• La Grillade: Crows Nest [eric]
• La Ricetta Ristorante Italiano: Italian, Enmore [helen, pamela]
• La Sangria: Spanish, Balmain [eric]
• Last Drop Cafe: Coffee, spanaokopita, Dulwich Hill [jennifer]
Luxe Expresso and Bakery: Newtown [notquitenigella]
• Made in Italy: Pizza [loreto]
• Manjits: Indian, Lamb chops, Balmain [loreto indian friend]
Miso: Tonkatsu, World Square [eatshow&tell]
• Mrs Top: French, Neutral Bay [ninja]
• No. 9: Pancakes, Potts Point
• Ottoman: Turkish, Walsh Bay [mel]
• Pastabella: Italian, Glebe [emmafin]
• Pearls on the Beach: Pork Belly, Pearl Beach [atablefortwo]
• Pho Noodle: North Strathfield [trevor]
Rhinedorf: German, Beverly Hills
• Roy's Seafood Tapas Bar: Tapas, Bondi [peta]
• Rubyos: Soft shell crab, peking duck, Newtown [massageruth]
• Sepia: Degustation
• Spice Temple: Salt and Pepper Squid, King St Wharf [helen]
• Sugarcane: Beef Rendang, Pork Hock Salad, Surry Hills [tastedbytwo]
Tastevin Bistro: French, Darlinghurst [thesydneytarts]
• Thai Rim Nam: Como [pelagia]
• Thanh Mai: Vietnamese: Fish hot pot, S&P Squid, Cabramatta [tastedbytwo]
• The Cupcake Room: Leichhardt [catherine]
• The Dutch Shop: Smithfield [notquitenigella]
• The Rum Diares: Tapas, Bondi [peta]
• The Sardine Room: Salt and Pepper Squid, Potts Point [notquitenigella]
The Thai: Cabarita [jenius]
Tingha Palace: Lobster, Parramatta Leagues Club [eyeeat]
• Top Speed Thai: Willoughby [helenc]
• Vault 146: Windsor [eatshowtell]
Yen's Vietnamese Restaurant, Waterloo [fooderati]
• Zenya Noodle Bar: Ramen, Eastwood [colette]

• Bistro Guillaume: Steak Frites [antony]
Cafe No 5: Breakfast [bethefoodie]
• D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar [heneedsfood]
HuTong Dumpling Bar [heneedsfood]
• Laksa Me: Laksa [cafebeansprout]
• Lorca: Breakfast
Noisette: Boulangerie Patisserie [beansprout]
Via Volare: Pancakes [pigged-out]
Philippa Sibley: Desserts
Shoya Japanese Restaurant [foodiesnplaces]

Pide House: Turkish
• The Chairman and Yip: Chinese [caz]

• The Grange Restaurant [Victoria]


Tim Ho Wan dim sum restaurant

Sate Kajang Hj Samuri: Chicken Satay [pikelet&pie]
Penang Road Cendul: Penang [pikelet&pie]

Bi Rite Ice Creamery [eattori]

No Signboard Seafood: Chilli Crab
One on the Bund Restaurant: Peking Duck
Palm Beach Seafood: Chilli Crab
Wah Kee: Prawn Noodles (Har Mee)
328 Katong Laksa: Seafood Laksa


Anna (Morsels and Musings) said...

good idea!!! i have a list too but haven’t published it.
here’s an interesting google map that you might find useful for international options: http://tiny.cc/GastroTemples

Wendy @ Obesebaby said...

That's a good list, I am trying to count how many I've tried too hehe only very little. looking forward for the post after you visit them.

joey@forkingaroundsydney said...

Is that your New Year's resolution Simon?

Richard Elliot said...

Loving the list and also your recommendations from the other day.

I made myself a list for 2011 as well, it's a lot shorter than yours!

Anonymous said...

Glad I didn't see this list before! I have three days left to eat at my suburb's locals before I move O/S and the pressure to try these extras would kill me!!
What a delicious resolution!

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

WOW! What an extensive list! Good luck on completing it! You'll definitely need it..

sugarpuffi said...

holy crap! thats a long list you got there!! good luck on completing it :)

Nugmeg said...

I love No Signboard Seafoods. If you go there, make sure to book crabs. I went there once and all their crabs were booked out T_T

Simon Leong said...

hi anna, wow that gastro temples map is pretty good. i want to visit all of them.

hi wendy, i'm looking forward to trying them too.

hi joey, i think it's more my New Year's life time resolution :-)

hi richard, i'm sure this list will be getting longer and longer each day and will take be a few years to get through it :-)

hi blushingstrawberries, hope you got to try some wonderful meals in your local area before heading overseas.

hi phuoc, i certainly will have my work cut out for me and my stomach full too.

hi sugarpuffi, thanks. i'm do my best to get to them all — over a few years i think.

hi nugmeg, i'll be sure to book ahead. thanks for the tip :-)

sirandmladylikeluxury said...

Great list Simon. HuTong in Melbourne is great - you'll love it.

Simon Leong said...

hi sirandmladydineout, actually have now been to HuTong but have yet to blog about it. so little time.

Brisbane Devoured said...

None in Brisbane? very sad :P

Simon Leong said...

hi brisbane devoured, i don't visit brisbane often but happy to be guide by your recommendations if I ever do visit.

ThomasMaloney said...

Southbank is the place to go to for food when in Brisbane. You will be spoilt for choice by the numbers of eateries and restaurants available. Avoid the surf bars at all costs unless you don’t mind splurging.

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