Hi everyone and welcome to Sydney! Come join me on this fun Sydney culinary food guide!
This winter I am in Australia visiting family and friends. It’s actually summer here and it’s blistering hot – something like 105 degrees F (41 degrees C)!
It feels good to be back and see so many loved ones who are so dear to me. I missed them all!
And, of course, I missed the good food that Australia has to offer. So, I’ve made it my priority to revisit some of my favorites and explore the new.
My first stop is Sydney. Half of my family lives here, the other half in Melbourne.
Cabramatta – Sydney’s Little Asia
Today, I’m in Cabramatta, also known as Sydney’s Little Asia where you find an array of Asian food. This place is almost like a hawker market that you see in Asia. It’s crowded…it’s busy…and it’s fun! You can read more about the place here.
Green Palace – Thai Vegetarian
33 Cabramatta Rd W, Cabramatta, NSW 2166, Australia
Who doesn’t like Thai food. It’s popular in the U.S, but not so many restaurants offer fully vegetarian and authentic Thai dishes. This place called Green Palace is superb! The food has the right balance of spices which accentuate its flavor. It is amazing and so authentically Thai.
Cay Da Da – Veggie House
11/68 John St, Cabaramatta, NSW, 2166, Australia
This is a Malaysian-Vietnamese fusion restaurant that offers curry laksa, asam laksa, roti chanai, pho, bun rieu, mi quang and all the Asian favorites! The food is just so good!
From left to right: Curry Laksa, Mi Quang, and veggie soup noodle.
Here is my favorite Malaysian asam laksa…
…and the combination rice and curry rice.
Fresh Fruit Juices
101 John St, Cabramatta, NSW 2166, Australia
One thing I really missed is the exotic fruit juices in Cabramatta. At this store, nestled inside the bustling Cabramatta Market, you pick your fruit or combination of fruits, and they make the juices for you. It’s fresh every time! You probably think, what’s the big deal…we have that at Jamba Juice.
Well, here’s the secret…What’s unique about this place is the variety of fruits to choose from, and I must say it’s pretty darn impressive. A lot of fruits here are tropical fruits. Some are quite rare too, unless you are in Asia.
Take this one for example. In Vietnamese the fruit is called Trai Coc. It’s also called June Plum in the Caribbean, or commonly known as ambarella. Believe me, when squeezed into juice, it tastes SO GOOD! Extremely refreshing in the summer heat!