Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chocolate Dog

Chocolate Dog is a brekky joint by day and a mexican eatery by night. I did a search on eatibility and the reviews are all on the mexican eatery which is such a waste as this place does a mean brekky. They do the best eggs ever; scrambled (my fav), poached, sunny side up...
My favourite! The scrambled eggs tastes divine; creamy but still light and fluffy.. yummm.... I highly recommend the scrambled eggs with anything... Above pic: is the smoked salmon scrambled egg w/ toast. Below: scrambled egg with english spinach.

Bacon and poached eggs on toasts with extra sausage. Quality bacon + quality egg + quality sausage = a very happy customer
Eggs Benedict. Ham, Poached Egg, and Hollandaise Sauce w/ a side of mushroom.
Sausages on Mash. The sausages were yummy and the mash, creamy and light. Too much mash though for this early in the morning.

Chocolate Dog
549 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Golden Century

Golden Century (GC) is one of the must eat places we recommend to friends and family visiting Sydney. Even though GC is pricey I find they make up for this in the quality and taste of its dishes. However, be prepared to wait in line for 30 mins or more even with a booking as they are packed full every night. Oh, the other good thing is they stay open till 4 in the morning! It brings back memories of stumbling into GC at 3am after a night out on the town.  

During the last 4 weeks, we were fortunate enough to dine at GC 3 times. We had plenty of visitors thus the frequency of our visits. The below review is the accumulation of all we’ve eaten during the 3 visits.

First up, Lobster sashimi with salmon and oysters. Really yummy and fresh. The lobster was living in one of the many aquariums at the front of the restaurant moments ago. 
Once we were done with the sashimi, they took the rest of the lobster back to the kitchen and cooked it with ginger and shallot. We also asked for noodles to be added to the dish which set us back an additional $8. Yummy yummy. Lobster tastes so much better then crab because you can get more meat out of it and therefore able to taste more of its flesh which is sweet and succulent.

Mud crab cooked in ginger and shallot with noodles. As you can tell, our favourite style of cooking lobsters and crab is with ginger and shallot. Yummy too as the mud crab was so fresh. The noodles go really well with this style as well as they soak up all the tasty gravy from the ginger and shallot.

Pork spare ribs in Peking sauce. I didn't see much spare ribs in the dish though, more like fatty bits of pork (if that makes sense).  The sauce was just the right combination of sweet and sour,  enticing you back for more.

Tried this dish for the first time. This dish is really tasty. The tofu is really smooth and I think they also add mince prawns and egg together with the tofu. Tasty!

We also have a number of dishes which I don't have pics for. Everyone just digged in without waiting for me to snap my pics. :(
Steam barramundi - One of my favourites. 
Stirfry asparagus with prawns - delicious.
Crispy skin chicken --- found the chicken slightly dry but still tasty.

Golden Century 
393-399 Sussex Street 
Sydney NSW 2000