Inner West’s beloved Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Barzaari is opening a new branch in Chippendale.
The Marrickville joint will open the doors of its new branch at the former Kensington Street Social space in the Old Clare Hotel on October 30.
Barzaari Chippendale will be a 120-seater with “raw and exposed” interior.
Just like the original Addison Road place, the Chippendale eatery will bring a modern take on Cyprus, Syrian, Lebanese, and Egyptian cuisines with a menu of shared small and large plates. The bar will also have its own menu, covering snacks such as oysters, sliced bottarga and stinging nettle and white-pepper parcels.
“People can pop in for snacks or drinks and then move to the table for a larger meal,” Darryl Martin, executive chef and co-owner of Barzaari with Andrew Jordanou and hotelier Loh Lik Peng told Broadsheet.
Kensington Street Social will be closing on October 21, around six months after the departure of British chef Jason Atherton.
When it comes to healthy fish, we all know salmon is the top contender. Being an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, salmon helps reduce risks of heart disease and high blood pressure. However, it might get a bit boring to just serve salmon plainly. Here are a few ideas to spice up your salmon dinners…
For a week this month, you can enjoy scrumptious Taiwanese food from some of Taipei’s best chefs.
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney presents Taste of Taiwan Food Festival, where you can enjoy authentic Taiwanese cuisine at their Café Mix.
Guest chefs from Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei will be presenting their signature dishes such as Gua Bao, spicy hotpot, and oyster omelette. Taiwan’s signature sweets will also be present in the form of fruity bubble teas and a traditional Taiwanese dessert station.
Taste of Taiwan Food Festival menu will be available at lunch and dinner from October 20-28 for $55 per person.
For more information, visit Shangri-La Hotel’s website.
October 20-28 | Café Mix, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Tofu has long been known as vegans’ ultimate protein source. However, it is also severely underappreciated as an ingredient on its own, despite its great taste and versatility. Tofu is not only nutritious, but it also can be used in every dish, from appetizer to (seriously) dessert. Here are a few recipes to get you started…
Silken tofu has been a substitute to cream in vegan recipes for a while now, but it’s definitely not inferior. The mixture of tofu and agar agar flakes creates the perfect wobbly texture that would please every panna cotta enthusiast.
Comedian Henry Rollins once said, “Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.” And who could blame him? Whether you’re alone in bedroom or out in a house party, your night would not be complete without pizza. The doughy crust combined with the various topping mixed with hot cheese and sauce makes everyone come back for more.
But instead of picking up the phone to order some, why not try to make your own pizza? Here are eight recipes to inspire you.
Pho is the staple dish of Vietnamese cuisine and a must-try for those who have yet to lose their Pho virginity. Pho is a noodle soup dish consisting of rice noodles bathing in a simmering hot broth served with raw beef and garnished with herbs like coriander, bean sprouts, spring onions and basil leaves. So where can we find the best Pho to eat around Sydney? I’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s best Pho restaurants.
295 Chapel Road, Bankstown, 9790 2900; 709 George Street, Sydney, 9212 5622; 137 Church Street, Parramatta, 9635 0782; Westpoint Shopping Centre, Patrick Street, Blacktown, 9676 1333 Much like their tagline, Pho Pasteur really is the “best noodle soup in town”. Branching across the western and inner western suburbs of Sydney, they have established a good reputation with their iconic pho recipes. Their broth is truly authentic and served without being watered down ensuring their customers enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese pho experience.
For subtle, elegant pho bac (Northern Vietnamese-style), Huong Xua is a great place to go to. The broth is clean, the beef is lightly stir-fried with fish sauce and garlic.
They’re also renowned for Australia’s biggest Pho bowl, which weighs in at 1.5 kilograms, with equal parts of noodles, beef and soup. Huong Xua is great for value – with cheap Tuesdays and a free offer for those who can finish their bowl under 11 minutes.
Pho Sam is a new Vietnamese restaurant on the outskirts of Northern Sydney. They serve great local Pho and pride themselves in great service and a Chinese twist with their Vietnamese dishes. Their perks? They accept card – which is almost impossible to find when dining in Asian restaurants.
Mum’s Table 457-459 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, 02 8021 2701
Rather than offer a conventional restaurant space, Mum’s Table mimics the ambience of a Vietnamese home. They welcome you with open arms and a selection of authentic Vietnamese pho dishes.
A great fine-dining experience is nice to have, whether you’re a regular patron at Michelin-starred restaurants in Mosman or just looking to have a fancy meal every now and then around Cremorne. Here’s my favourite fine-dining restaurants around Sydney’s Lower North Shore area.
Located by the Balmoral beach, Public Dining Room provides you with the waterfront dining experience in a Scandinavian-inspired setting. The sous vide salmon and the seared scallops are the highlights – be sure not to miss them.
Also facing the Balmoral beach, the Bathers’ Pavilion offers a la carte menu as well as five- and seven-course degustation in a historic 1920s building. You can also choose from an extensive list of wine to accompany your meal.
Sails offers seafood served with a twist on classic French cooking techniques. The menu is changed periodically, but the quality of the fish (such as barramundi) and prawn dishes has always been a reassuring consistency. With great views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this restaurant provides an unforgettable experience.
Serving contemporary Italian cuisine, Ormeggio has been awarded two Chef’s Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide 2016 and ranked #25 in Gourmet Traveller’s Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants. Make sure to have their beef-based dishes, or try out the surprise five course dinner set on Sundays!
Located above the North Sydney Olympic Pool and (almost) under the Harbour Bridge, Aqua Dining is also bestowed with two Chef’s Hats. The place serves from two to four courses. Although the food portion is a bit small, the dishes are beautifully plated and tasty. Highlights include the Charcoal Black Angus, which is tender and juicy, and the variety of desserts.
These are my picks for Lower North Shore’s best fine-dining restaurants. Enjoy your dinner!