In celebration of the Star Wars day, BL Burgers graced Sydney with the all-new galaxy-coloured burgers.
BL Burgers’ special of the week is Return of the Chedi, a burger with blue-purple “galaxy milk” buns, beef patty, three kinds of cheese (American, Triple Smoked Cheese Kransky and Red Cheddar Sauce), pickles and ketchup.
The burger, sold at $17, will be available until the end of this week at Bar Luca Sydney, BL Burgers Darlinghurst, and BL Burgers Beach Road as well as through online delivery services UberEats and Foodora.
If you’re interested, hurry up – there are only limited numbers each day. May the Fourth be with you!
Pastries: great breakfast food, wonderful companion to coffee, a snack to unstuck you from afternoon rut. Not only are pastries versatile, but there are also a range of types to choose from, varying in texture and taste. Here are eight pastry recipes that you can try at home:
Newtown is a vibrant village filled with eclectic and eccentric people. From the corners of Marrickville to the bustling streets of Enmore, there are plenty of cultured hotspots to grab a bite to eat at. Here’s our list of the current trending eateries around in Newtown.
Bloodwood Address: 416 King Street, Newtown 2042 Opening Times: Monday – Thursday (5pm-late), Friday – Sunday (12pm-late) Website: Bloodwood In 2010, a former Newtown Observatory turned restaurant and bar opened at the end of King Street. Illuminated with industrial lighting, Bloodwood greets guests with its rustic interiors and serves artfully plated dishes infused with unique flavours matched with their funky cocktails. Bloodwood Restaurant also hybrids as a bar area/ waiting area, a mezzanine dining area, back deck dining area and a communal table in the basement gallery.
Fine Dining finds an unusual spot in Newtown. Across the road from Black Star Pastry, you will find nestled off the main street of Newtown, a delightful restaurant with an irresistible degustation menu designed by former Marque chef, Karl Firla. Be inspired by his dishes and experience the decadence of Oscillate Wildly’s innovative creations.
Miss Peaches Address: 201 Missenden Road, Newtown 2042 Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday (5-12am) Website: Miss Peaches
Transport yourself to the Southern parts of America when you enter Miss Peaches, a jazz and blues-filled diner.Mimicking the exteriors of a Southern American shak, this soul food kitchen will give you a menu filled with Southern Fried Chicken, gumbo, pie, jambalaya and sliders.
The Animal at Newtown Hotel
Address: 174 King Street, Newtown 2042 Opening Times: Daily (midday to midnight) Website: The Animal at Newtown Hotel
Have you ever thought about eating at a restaurant decorated with yellow rubber duckies? Me neither. But Newtown Hotel greets you with an abundance of yellowy friends suspended above the bar. The Animal is located upstairs, and true to its named, the menu serves animals, a line-up that does not cater very well to vegans or vegetarians. If you enjoy your meat cooked on coal-fire BBQ pits, The Animal is definitely the place for you.
Lentil As Anything
Address: 391 King Street Opening hours: Open daily for lunch (12pm-3pm) and dinner (6pm-9pm). Weekend brunch (10am-12pm) Website: Lentil As Anything
On the opposite end of the dietary requirement spectrum comes “Lentil As Anything”, a vegetarian restaurant that originally began in Melbourne, caters to those who enjoy organic, cruelty-free meals. Opened in 2015, the place also serves mocktails with a great upstairs hangout area. Staffed by volunteers and paid refugees, Lentil As Anything offers a community friendly experience.
No food is more fun to cook than fried rice – you can turn leftovers and old rice into a new, tasty dish, or even start with fresh ingredients as you like. Moreover, with thousands of variations, fried rice will never be a bore. Mix it with meat or make it vegan, cook it greasy or keep it light – you can’t go wrong.
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.
Who doesn’t love the classic fish and chips? In the summer heat, eating fish and chips with cold drinks is always a great thing to do – be it by the beach, in a cool bistro, or inside a tuck shop. However, where in Victoria’s capital can we find the tastiest of this combo? Here’s a list for the best fish and chips in Melbourne.
149 Lygon Street, Melbourne
One of Lygon Street’s institutions, Tank has also opened a new joint in Emporium. Although it might be on the expensive side, the juicy scallops and the great service are worth it.
181 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Simple as the place may be, Hunky Dory will leave you wanting more with one of the best beer-battered fish in the city.
1/3 Carre Street, Elsternwick
This relaxed and casual Elsternwick shop is always buzzing with customers. The food and deep fried goods come at a very affordable price, too – aside from the fish and chips, don’t forget to order the oysters as well as salt and pepper calamari.
172 Chapel Street, Windsor
For your ideal fish and chips – crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside – look no further than Hooked. For a twist, also order the panko-crumbed fish burgers and the salt and pepper calamari on the side. It’s advisable to come in during lunch time for special deals.
Blu by Australian Seafood Fish and Chippery
146 Gaffney Street, Coburg
Fish or salad? At Blu, you can have the best of both worlds, with fresh ingredients and generous portioning.
It is notoriously difficult to get steaks right – sometimes it’s too hard and chewy, other times it’s bland and far from juicy. How can we best cook steaks? Here are a few tips from renowned chefs and experts.
Sit the meat outside of refrigerator
Take your steak out of the refrigerator and place it in room temperature approximately one hour before cooking. “Frying or grilling it from cold will stop the heat from penetrating to the middle as efficiently,” said Jamie Oliver.
Pick the best pan and heat it up
“A heavy-duty, thick-based frying pan, ideally with a non-stick coating, will achieve good results, as will a heavy griddle pan or skillet,” said Natalie Hardwick of BBC GoodFood. Heat the pan (or griddle or barbecue) up before putting the meat in to get a juicy, caramelised taste from the meat.
To make sure your steak is cooked to your liking, feel it with your fingers, Hardwick said. “When rare it will feel soft, medium-rare will be lightly bouncy, and well-done will be much firmer.”
However, others said feeling up the steak could be a little difficult, especially for untrained cooks. “Just take the steak’s temperature and know for sure,” said Dawn Perry of Bon Appetit. For a medium rare steak, remove from the pan at 60°C or 140°F; for medium, 68°C or 155°F; for well-done, 75°C or 165°F.
Let the meat rest after cooking
Do not cut the steak right away – let it rest for about 10 minutes to get the juiciest, most tender steak. It would not get cold – instead, it would reabsorb and redistribute the juice.