Sydney bites: Din Tai Fung, Lorraine’s Patisserie, Tan Viet Noodle House and Satang Tuck Shop

Mini holiday to Sydney with the fam over the last long weekend we had for the year… I’m secretly counting down the days til the chrissy break rolls around, where’d 2013 go?!

Views from hotel room (top 2) and views from the pool side (bottom 2)

Upon touch down and checking into our hotel (FANTASTIC location smack bang in the middle of the CBD), we legged it around the corner and up a few flights of elevators into the Pitt Street Westfield to their swanky food court for some dumplings and buns!

Ippudo shop front, Din Tai Fung, xiao long baos: soup dumplings; $5.80

Uniform sized soup dumplings.. this was only one steamer tray of 3 that we ordered which were stacked on top of one another! Hehe…

Pork buns from Ippudo and soup dumpling cravings finally met! :)~

Onwards to the next foodie spot!

Ham and cheese croissant; $5.00

I couldn’t go to Sydney and NOT get one of these babies. Last time I went, I went halvies with the stranger. Second time around, I got a whole one to myself! Haha :)~ Delicious, as good as I remembered. Light and flaky pastry, warm and oozy cheese with just the right about of salt lent by the slice of ham. Mmm~

Tan Viet Noodle House in Cabramatta was recommended to mama and papa bear to try upon our visit so we trained it out into the Western burbs and got ourselves their specialty dish of crispy skin chicken.

Mi ga da don: crispy skin chicken with noodles; $12.00

I ordered the famous crispy skin chicken with dry egg noodles accompanied with a light soup that was incredibly clear, fragrant and light. Seriously, so finger lickin’ good! The skin on that chicken was so incredibly crispy, it’d take out the award for crispy skin chicken if there ever was such a thing. Golden, thin, crispy, cracked shards of skin that sat on top of a moist, tender chicken meat. The noodles were aplenty! Topped with lettuce, chives, coriander and fried garlic and a small bowl of sweet fish sauce with a layer of sliced hot chillies floating on top. General consensus of this place, visit it if you can. Super cheap, super generous and super delicious! The locals even line up to get a spot here, even on a week day, that’s gotta say something about the food they offer! 🙂

Thai eats at Satang Tuck Shop: Thai beef salad and Thai fried rice with pork

Just some of the goodies we ordered at Satang for a late night dinner stint. Cheap, cheerful eats and so incredibly tasty! Their tom yum seafood was delicious and the perfect warming answer for the chill that we experienced that evening.

Late night walkies along the Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour and a brief stint at The Star with mojito in hand. :)~

True story. Mama bear who was super parched, thought said mojito was a soft drink so downed half of it down within seconds flat. ‘Twas a fun evening watching mama bear slightly tipsyyyyyy~ Hahah <3

Ippudo Sydney
Westfield Sydney, Food on Five
Level 5, Shop 5021
188 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 8078 7020

Opening hours
Mon-Tue 11am-10pm
Wed-Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 11am-9pm

Din Tai Fung
Westfield Sydney, Food on Five
Level 5, Shop 504/5
188 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 8246 7032

Opening hours
Mon-Wed 10am-6.30pm
Thu 10am-9pm
Fri-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 10am-6pm

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Lorraine’s Patisserie
Shop 5 Palings Lane
320 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 9254 8009

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 8.30am–6.30pm
Sat 9am-4pm
Sun Closed

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Tan Viet Noodle House
100 John Street
Cabramatta NSW 2166
P 02 9727 6853

Opening hours
7 days 9am-7pm

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Satang Tuck Shop
710 George Street
Haymarket NSW 02000
P 02 9212 7636

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