If you think soy milk hotpot is not your thing, you must have not tried it at Masuya Suisan.
【Sydney Food】Green Peppercorn Thai & Laos food
In many ways, Green Peppercorn is very much like Holy Basil (click here) that i reviewed earlier. It’s in a bar, serves Thai and Laos food, has a successful restaurant in the West before setting shop in Sydney CBD, serves fried ice cream!
【Sydney Food】Malay-Chinese (The laksa place)
Malay-Chinese is the laksa place in Sydney CBD.
【Sydney Food】Bottom of the Harbour (Balmoral Beach fish’n’chips)
My philosophy is, if I want to indulge in something deep fried and calories loaded, for example fish’n’chips, I only want to eat from the best. If you are like me, Bottom of the Harbour (also known as balmoral beach fish’n’chips) is the answer to your cheat day.
【Sydney Food】BlackStar Pastry
I love BlackStar Pastry, the creator of the legendary Strawberry Watermelon Cake. In fact, I am a real fan of BlackStar Pastry because I have resisted the temptation of ordering just the Strawberry Watermelon Cakes and have actually tried most of its other cakes and tarts.
You should too. Trust me, they are all amazing.
【Sydney Food】La Renaissance
La Renaissance is my favourite French cafe patisserie at the Rocks. Their cakes are sophisticated yet comforting, and never fail to bring a smile on my face.
【Sydney Life】Nude Beach & Lighthouse at Watson Bay
Watson Bay has a lot to offer other than the famous fish’n’chips at Doyles and the history and sorrow of The Gap. If you are visiting Sydney for the second time and have an afternoon to spare, take a ferry to Watson Bay and start exploring this charming harbourside suburb.
【Hawaii Travel】Oahu Accommodation: Honolulu Ocean View Retreat (Airbnb)
Honolulu Ocean View Retreat was like a clipping taken straight from the Home & Garden magazine.
Like the place we stayed at on the Big Island (link), I found our Oahu accommodation through Airbnb. I turned my eyes to Airbnb because I found the rooms and facilities in most big shot hotels in Waikiki dated and unflattering. The common theme with these big old hotels seemed to be: dark patterned carpet, yellowish vanity set and an ancient TV set that is as thick as the mini fridge. Ugh.
【Hawaii Food Blog】What to eat in Oahu
What to eat in Oahu? Here’s my list of the glorious food we had:
- Helena’s Hawaiian Food ★★★★★ (must try!)
- Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck ★★★★★ (must try!)
- Macky’s Shrimp Truck ★★★☆
- Teddy’s Burger ★★★★☆ (for all burger lovers!)
- Dole’s Whip ★★★★★ (must try!)
- Ted’s Bakery ★★★
- Matsumoto Shave Ice ★★★
- Duke’s Steak House ★★★☆
- Cheesecake Factory ★★☆
- Ramen Nakamura ★★☆
【Hawaii Travel Blog】Dole Plantation
The Dole Food Company is the world’s largest producer of fruit and vegetable. Mr James Dole opened the first pineapple plantation on the island of Oahu in 1901. Nowadays, the iconic Dole logo has become synonymous of pineapples worldwide.
When I was researching our itinerary, Dole Plantation was under my “skip if no time” column due to my fear of it being a tourist trap. Turned out, I probably should have skipped it.