April was a bumper month for great vegetarian eats around Sydney so here are some of my favourites.
I don’t often visit Castle Towers (a big shopping mall in Castle Hill) so on a weekend lunch, I checked out Taste of Malaya. The restaurant has been in the Piazza for more than 10 years and the menu offers loads of authentic Malaysian dishes. I tried the pineapple fried rice (without egg) and the crispy satay tofu. We also had some fresh roti. The prices were fair and the servings were very generous.
Speaking of shopping malls, the food court at Westfield in the city has lots of eateries offering great veg options. A visit to Chat Thai in Sydney took me back to my visit to Thailand, especially the creamy sticky rice with fresh mango.
I always knew Chinatown was in Haymarket, but I recently discovered it’s also home to Thai Town. I popped by Boon Cafe for lunch and ordered a dish of mixed mushrooms with crispy basil and LOADS of chilli. The mini market is also a great spot if you’re looking for an ingredient to cook up Thai food at home.
On a girls day out in Alexandria we stopped at two eateries. For brunch we went to Mecca Coffee and Roastery, a light and airy converted warehouse. I went for the healthy option of eggplant, chickpeas, black olives, feta, cauliflower, green beans, fermented veg and pickles. The fruit waffle looked pretty darn good, too.
Afterwards we visited Textbook Boulangerie-Patisserie, to share some of their incredibly pretty desserts. My favourite was the special (in front) with layers of chocolate shortbread, marshmallow, chocolate fondant, cherry jelly and caramel mousse. They really were a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
Last and certainly not least, was lunch at Bliss & Chips in Newtown. The last time I visited I had the ‘seafood’ pack so I wanted to try something different. I tried the ‘rib’ burger with coleslaw, pineapple, caramelised onion, on a wholemeal bun. I was perfect with a side of fries and aioli.
Friends, did you have any memorable eats in April? Hit me up in the comments with your favourites.
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