Monthly Archives: June 2014

Meal at Maya Masala

Maya Masala, Surry Hills, Sydney

Cuisine: Indian

Maya Masala is now called Maya Vegetarian

I am always on the look out for good vegetarian food and I found a great Indian restaurant in between Bourke Street and Crown Street in Surry Hills. There are quite a few Indian restaurants on Cleveland Street (I went to a few) and Maya Masala stood out for me. It wasn’t just the sweets or the TV screen showing Bollywood movies!  Continue reading

Fish On Fire, Glebe, Sydney

Type of food: Fish and chips

Fish On Fire was one of my favourite places to eat during my stay in wonderful Glebe. It reminded me of a good old British fish ‘n’ chip shop with a few tables to eat in and a couple of tables outside – nothing too fancy or formal.  Continue reading

Miss Chu Darlinghurst

MissChu Darlinghurst, Sydney (CLOSED)

UPDATE 7th January 2017: MissChu has re-opened as Saigon Lane and is no longer run by Nahji Chu.

Cuisine: Vietnamese

I loved my visits to MissChu (the Darlinghurst tuckshop)both takeaway and eating at one of the street tables. My favourite dishes were the tiger prawn and green mango rice paper rolls and the prawn and crab net spring roll vermicelli salad. The latter featured a few delicately crispy net spring rolls filled with prawns and crab and served on a bed of rice vermicelli salad with a Vietnamese salad dressing. Delicious! I had not come across net spring rolls before. My friends would go for the Wagyu beef pho or the roast suckling pork bánh mi and I was told that both were delicious. I loved the herbs used – I recall shisho leaves and Vietnamese mint. The flavours were very fresh and they really did make a difference – many of the Vietnamese restaurants that I had been to back in the UK do not use these herbs.  Continue reading

Sushi on Stanley, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Cuisine: Japanese

I worked in Darlinghurst for 3 months and I visited Sushi on Stanley at least once a week. The food was excellent – tasty, very fresh and cheap. The restaurant was very small and best suited for a quick, informal meal or takeaway – the place gets full very quickly. There were a couple of outdoor tables but as there are no parasols, it could get rather hot in the Australian Summer. I often sat on one of the tables nearest the entrance and watched the world go by.  Continue reading