Headed off to the annual Malaysia
I even met Su-Yin of The Journal of a Girl who Loves To Cook, who was at the Ipoh White Coffee stall. Since I started becoming a coffee addict (bad, bad) a few months ago, I was eager to try it out. It was YUM :)~ Hard to describe.. but a bit different to the normal Starbucks type coffee. I originally got us a Regular flavoured one… which Chris drank!!! Not to be deterred, I went back to the stall and got a Hazelnut one, and we ended up with one each. Mmmm…
Anyways, pottered around the stalls and got our Malaysian food fix. We arrived before 12pm, but the queues had already started – very annoying! Fortunately, we weren’t any later.. as after us, the queues grew and grew. Anyway, it was nice sitting on the grass and listening to the entertainment on stage, and eating our yummy food. I’ll be back next year!
Entertainment on stage
Us, soaking in the much-needed sunshine
Chicken satay, so fat and juicy!
Murtabak (prata with lamb, onion and egg inside)
Assorted curries and such
Roti Jala (savoury pancakes with chicken curry)
Asian pancakes with redbean fillings
(thought this was Japanese and not Malaysian?)
Profiteroles (not Malaysian at all!)
Mua Chee (sticky glutinous flour covered with ground peanuts & sugar)
Me with our Ipoh White Coffees
A street performer along Darling Harbour – he was hilarious!
After that, it was on to the Spanish Quarter Festival! A real cultural change 😛 We soaked up the dancing and events on.. it was tons of fun. So many people speaking Spanish fluently; I hadn’t realised there was such a large Spanish population in Sydney.
It was packed with people!
Really cute colourful dolls
Chris bought me this Mexican(?) pouch, it fits my digicam PERFECTLY 😀
Level 2, The Galeries Victoria
500 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
After a walk around the city and popping into Kinokuniya book store, we headed upstairs to Ichi-ban Boshi for an early dinner. Apparently they hand-make their own noodles, and their ramen is always top notch. Settled on the Miso Ramen with pork slices, bamboo shoots and extra sweet corn. Boy, for $1 extra, they really loaded on the sweet corn! It was terrific and went really well with the ramen :)~ The ramen was soft but still springly, done perfectly. Chris thought the soup was a little salty but I didn’t think it was salty at all? And the pork slices…. they just fell apart once you put them in your mouth – totally divine.
I was disappointed that when they served the ramen (which we waited about 20 mins for!), they seemed to have forgotten that we’d also ordered some Gyoza. Or rather, I think they accidently gave our gyoza to the table next to us, as they’d only just ordered! So we had to wait another 5 mins for the gyozo to show up. That said, the saving grace was that they were yum – all slippery and hot. They were pan-fried to perfection and the sauce they came swimming in wasn’t too salty. Delicious, satisfying and (fairly) healthy. Check out their photo menu and drool!
Miso Ramen with pork slices, bamboo shoots and extra sweet corn
3 different cultures and cuisines in 1 day. AWESOME.