Sunday, 29 June 2014

Noobie Foodie│Ippudo Ramen Sydney

Hi Friends!
It's winter and right now it's absolutely FREEZING which is not all bad since it's a great excuse to eat one of my favourite food - RAMEN! Since Ippudo opened I've only had the opportunity to go there a few times and I've always enjoyed my experiences there! Here is my Noobie Foodie review of one of the most talked about ramen places in Sydney!

So first the food!!
Pork Buns! 

Pork buns #2! 
How does one eat at Ippudo and not have the delicious pork buns ($4)? The succulent and juicy pork slice in soft fluffy buns delicious! My only wish is that they can be a bit bigger! And the sauce for the pork buns YUM!!
Another must have with ramen is Gyoza ($6) which is the Japanese version of dumplings! I have to admit these were not the best dumplings I've ever had because they were a bit too burnt and there wasn't enough filling inside for my liking. But I'm very pedantic about my gyoza so that's another reason why I didn't find these very satisfying. 

This was the Miso Tonkotsu Chashu ramen ($22) which is a part of their seasonal ramen menu - Chapter 6! With miso fused with pork as broth and thin slices of chashu on the top! 

I choose the Akamaru Tamago ($19) because I really love the preserved egg in ramen! And the little bit of extra spice! The broth isn't very thick and it was really important to mix the broth as there was a bit of oil residue on the top but overall it was pretty yum! 
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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Noobie Foodie│Bondi Pizza

Hi Friends, 
So recently someone asked me to recommend a good pizza place for them and Bondi Pizza was actually the first place that came to mind because I really enjoyed the toppings on their pizza! But the friend wanted a place in City so I didn't recommend Bondi Pizza but Fratelli Fresh instead! So here is my noobie review of  Bondi Pizza! 

So on to the food... 
Garlic Bread 
Of course at any pizza place is really important to try their Garlic Bread ($4.95) and it was sadly slightly burnt which disappointed me a little bit but none the less it was yummy and nothing beats warm garlic bread on a cold winter's night! 
Peri Peri Chicken Pizza
We ordered two different types of pizza and the first one was the Peri Peri Chicken ($25.95) and it was delicious! I love the peri peri sauce with the thin crust pizza base! Very flavoursome pizza and their was a lot of topping! 
Chilli Prawn and Chorizo! 
The second pizza we ordered was the Chilli Prawn and Chorizo ($25.95) which was just as delicious with a nice combination of pizza and chorizos with a hint of chilli and saltiness. Again on very thin and crusty base! YUM! 
Of course that wasn't enough food so we ordered some Meatball Linguini ($22.95) which had wagu meatballs and parmesan to dress. In all honesty the pasta wasn't as satisfying and tasty as the pizza so I definitely recommend trying the pizza over the pasta! 
One of my close friends was vegetarian so she ordered Spinach, Ricotta and Pinenut Ravioli ($22.95) which I tried and it was had more flavour than the linguini but again not as good as the pizzas! 
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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Dessert Happiness │Gelato Messina

Hiya friends,
Stressed spelt backwards is desserts so to overcome my extreme stress from the uni finals I decided to indulge myself with GELATO! It was worth it! My favourite dessert place in the world is Messina and I would recommend it to anyone! This is actually my second Messina post and I think about Messina a lot - read it here
Recently the annual Sydney Light festival Vivid special started and there was a Messina special of Psychedelic Psundaes and of course I was dying to try it out! Luckily I had the opportunity on Friday to try out these delicious Psundaes! 
Here is are the 4 different options they had for the Psundaes - yes it's a pretty pricey Psundae considering it's $10 EACH! So I would probably share one between 2 people but to be honest I think it's worth it! 
Blue gelato! 
The one we choose was the Silly Cone Chips which was swirled salted coconut and mango sorbet topped with choc chip cookies, blue popping candy and a banana-caramel filled cone. And boy it was worth the money! 
Swirrrrllllyyyy gelato 
Ok my camera doesn't have a flash so sorry for the lighting! But the gelato was SO YUMMY! Especially the banana caramel that filled the cone which was super fluffy and combined with the gelato was just heavenly! Of course being really childish but the popping candy was a nice touch as well! Overall it was a psundae that didn't disappoint! I really want to try all the other flavours as well! (Bringing a camera with a flash next time) 

How the Psundae looks in normal lighting! 
Just some additional photos of Messina Gelato and a short review because I love them that much!