Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Makoto .. here I come

I took Deryk to eat the best Sushi train in Sydney...all you know, Makoto !

Saturday night at 7.10 pm...Not surprised when see the long queue in front of the restaurant...We waited about 45 mins...(lucky we both were not really hungry)

My hot green tea.

His cold green tea.

Ok....Start !

Unagi sushi...a bit chewy...I prefer the one at Sushi Tengoku. That one is much better.

Salmon sushi...fresh but not outstanding.

Spider roll...Last time was better, I think this time the filling was less.

Grilled salmon sushi...it was good but again I think last time it was better...maybe today I wasn't really hungry ?

Grilled scallop sushi...we both agree that grilled sushi here is very good...

So we picked another one...Grilled Kingfish sushi...not disappointed.

Grilled Cheese Roll ...There are varieties of filling ...This one is salmon. umm...not bad !

But we saw the freshly made grilled cheese sushi...so we had another one...filling was deep fried chicken.

Bread crumbed Ebi sushi...This looks very normal for me...but taste was unexpectedly good... we like it...

Deryk thought it was Tuna tataki...but actaully it was beef...ok but not my favourite .

Last time I had the soft shell crab hand roll which was very very good...so I ordered for Deryk...

Similar as last time I had..but came in different plate colour...I think on top was Lobster salad.

12 dishes....I told you we were not so hungry lol (and how come most of the dishes we selected were blue and black which are the most expensive one..haha)

Then we had the Korean soft served from convenience store nearby...

Don't get me wrong, the sushi here is still very good...Anyone wanna join me for next time?


A mamak stall is a type of food establishment which serves mamak food. In Malaysia, the term mamak refers to Indian Muslims, who generally own and operate them. Although traditionally operated from roadside stalls, some modern mamak stall operators have expanded their businesses into restaurant or cafe-type establishments. Mamak stalls tend to be popular among Malaysian youths as hang out spots, due to cheap food and beverages being served as well as being open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In Haymarket, Sydney, there is the restaurant called Mamak....of course it is Malaysian...Have heard about good reputation of Mamak for long time...but also heard someone said that it used to be good...So let's prove !


Modern style of Mamak ...

Fork and spoon...haha who don't know?

Deryk had Limau ais $3.50 : Fresh lime with syrup on ice. and I had Teh 'O' ais limau $3.50 : Iced tea with a splash of lime. Both are served in the traditional mamak mug.

My dish - Nasik lemak $6.50 with curry chicken +$3.00 : Fragrant coconut rice accompanied by an ensemble of sambal, peanuts, crispy anchovies, cucumber and hard-boiled egg.

Very nice...I felt in love to this dish...The rice was very good coconut aroma and soft but not too wet. Sambal was very spicy which I like...(but even it was so good, I couldn't finish it...too big ^ ^'')

Chicken was tender and tasty... but if they give me more curry...will be perfect ! hehe...

Deryk's : Maggi goreng $9.50 : A popular mee goreng variation using Maggi noodles. I tried it...so yummy and spicy....It was very ''spicy''...Deryk said it is as good as the one in Malaysia...yeah, it is that good !

Another dish : Roti bawang $6.00 : Roti with lashing of sweet red onions served with two curry dips and spicy sambal sauce...

This roti was normal for me...not outstanding as 2 above dishes...

Deryk was taking the photos of the food we were satisfied....

Happy happy happy meal :D

I definitely come back again !

Mamak Malaysian roti and satay

15 Goulburn st., Sydney

Tel : (02) 9211 1668

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Casa Asturiana

Friday dinner....Spanish food at Casa Asturiana...Last year deryk came to this place with his family and he loves it...

We were there around 7 pm...The waitress told us that there will be a dancing at 9 pm...

I was still not really hungry since having lunch...so we ordered the tapas first.

1/2 litre of Sangria $11.00 : A delicious and refreshing typically Spanish drink made by mixing wine, sugar fruits and secret ingredient. First time I tried Sangria...loves it.

Sweet just like fruit juice...

Jamon Serrano $11.00 : Ham cured the Spanish way, thinly sliced and tasty. Pretty standard compared with the Italian one I had at GAS.

Deryk's favourite : Gambas al Ajillo $15.00 : Peeled garlic king prawns. Very fresh !

Calamares Fritos $12.00 : Fresh calamari, fried to perfection....The calamari was fresh and the batter was nicely crispy.

Chorizo a la Plancha $12.00 Barbecued Spanish pork & paprika sausage....The best for me...First it was put on the table, the smell was super fantastic...also not too salty and spicy.

Sardinas a la Plancha $11.00 : Fresh grilled sardines. The sadine was quite big and good as it should be...taste was so similar as Thai mackerel...

Pulpo al Ajo Arriero $13.00 : Braised octopus in olive oil, garlic, paprika & vinegar...I am not a big fan of octopus but it was quite nice, a bit sour and spicy, not oily as it looked.

Merluza Con Mayonesa $12.00 : Battered hake fillets served with mayonnaise...The fish fillets were like frozen and mayonnaise was very salty...I don't know it is the spanish style of mayonnaise or not.

Too full to have dessert !

Casa Asturiana

77 Liverpool St., Sydney, NSW 2000

Tel : (02) 9264 1010

Plan B by Becasse

Happy Friday ! My friend came from Melbourne last night so this holiday I am so happy having someone to dine with..hehe

First meal (actually his first meal here was Mcdonald last night) in Sydney was Wagyu beef burger at Plan B by Becasse. After I spot this cafe in NQN, I really wanna go there but still no chance...Now I got the food lover to go with...

We were there around 11.15 am which was quite early for lunch so we asked them whether they can serve us the burger...and the answer was "YES''

At that time there were not so many cake selection...just some sandwiches and a little sweet things.

Deryk had Phoenix organic Passionfruit, mango and orange juice . He told that you can't find this brand in Melbourne.


That was our target today....

They came on a small cute plate...but the patty was incredibly thick. We were happy already !

The smell was soooo good. It took us a few seconds to think of how to eat this huge burger...We started by cutting it with knife and fork...after a few bites, I decided to grab and bite...but Deryk still prefer eating by knife and fork..

Wagyu burger made with 600 day grain fed Wagyu $10.00

The beef cooked beautifully, very juicy. Unlike the normal burger, we still can see the chunk of meat. If I am not mistaken, they put a artichoke in the patty too. We both agree that the bun was fantastic, a bit sweet, buttery and perfectly toasted. Salad underneath and cheese on top of patty completed the burger.

Yummy !!! I gonna go there again to try more...

After a nice brunch, we walked along the George St. until we was stopped by Passionflower, my favourite ice cream shop.

A lovely picture in the menu.

He wants this...

So disappointed...first it came with so little chocolate sauce...too little -_-'' . Morever, the cookie was unexceptable dry....Just the cookie & cream ice cream was normal, not too bad.

Still happy with taking picture anyway :D

Plan B by Bécasse

204 Clarence St., Sydney

Tel : (02) 9283 3450

Open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm