Tag Archives: Sydney

My Australia Itinerary

My Mom’s childhood best friend lives in Sydney Australia and usually flies to the US to visit us and then to Canada to visit her family and for as long as I’ve known her she has asked us to fly to Australia to visit her. She finally gave us her ultimatum to visit her. She […]

Cabramatta, Sydney “Little Saigon” Vietnamese Food and Market

Australia – Day 14 – Sydney – Cabramatta (and Day 1) So there is Chinatown in Sydney and there is a “Little Saigon” as well. Cabramatta is a suburb in south-western Sydney and relatively close to my Aunties House.  I shared a couple posts about Cabramatta like and Lobster Sashimi at Iron Chef Cabramatta. On Day […]

Sydney Chinatown: Taiwanese Breakfast and Paddy’s Market for Souvenirs

Australia – Day 14 – Sydney – Chinatown Our final full day in Australia! I didn’t plan anything to make sure we had some time to rest, pack, and do anything we may have missed.We spent the day re-visiting a few local places. We started our day by heading out to the city (from Sydney […]

Papa Rich Malaysian Delights – Parramatta

Australia – Day 13 – Sydney After a long drive back to Sydney from Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains we picked up Uncle and headed out for dinner in Parramatta. Since Uncle didn’t join us last time we had Malaysian / Singaporean food at Temasek a few days ago, this was Uncles turn to try […]

Singaporean Food at Temasek Restaurant Parramatta, Sydney

Australia – Day 11 (Part 4) I had asked Auntie to take me to eat Singaporean or Malaysian food because we don’t have very many Singaporean or Malaysian restaurants if any in San Diego. So Auntie took us to Temasek Restaurant in Parramatta, Sydney. After driving around looking for parking, we managed to get there […]

Terrigal, NSW Australia

Australia – Day 11 (Part 3) Instead of hanging out at The Entrance auntie took us to one of her favorite beach. So we headed south along the coast to Terrigal. Auntie fondly referred to this place as 天涯海角 which means “the ends of the earth” and really does bring a very different view compared […]

Lobster Sashimi at Iron Chef Cabramatta

Australia – Day 10 – Sydney After having one of my least memorable meals in Australia the previous day, we drove back to Sydney and Auntie took us to a Chinese restaurant in Sydney for one of my most memorable meals in Australia. Iron Chef 84 Broomfield St. Cabramatta NSW 2166, Australia http://www.ironchef.com.au Iron Chef […]

Road Trip! Sydney to Melbourne …it’s 8 hrs on the road…and Vietnamese Food

Road Trip! Did you know Australia is huge?! I had an idea, but it didn’t really hit ’til the day I started planning for Australia knowing that we wanted to go to both Sydney and Melbourne and even the rest of Australia (in 2 weeks). Obviously, it’s not realistic to see all of Australia in 2 weeks. It’s a pretty easy drive. Just take the Humes Highway (Motorway/Freeway) from Sydney to Melbourne.

Soft Serve Ice Cream on a Cloud of Sugar from Aqua S – Sydney CBD

I read a lot of food blogs before leaving for Australia, but I realized that when I arrived I couldn’t remember very many of the many places I wanted to eat at. Lucky for me my Auntie had a few places up her sleeve. She lead us (like little baby chicks following mommy duck) through […]

Home Thai Restaurant Sussex Street is where to go for Authentic Thai food in Sydney

Sydney – Day 3 – Part 2 After the ferry, the train, and the light rail we were finally in Chinatown. It wasn’t quite time for dinner yet, so we did a little bit of shopping and sightseeing in the area and then finally met up with Auntie’s friends who wanted to take us to an […]