Sydney is very lifestyle based and there is so much on offer from shopping in the city to surfing at the beach. Sydney’s cuisine is so good it rivals every other city in the world with their contemporary food and the recent addition of small bars scattered across the city. It is truly a unique city that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Dive into the melting pot of cuisines that Sydney has to offer. With flavours originating from Japan to India, here are 10 food places you must try before leaving the city—served with tips and tricks to get the most out of your dining experience, according to local food blogger Susan Thye.
Indulge in an incredible meal at Arras but make sure to leave room for the famed Petit Fours. All heads will turn as a giant pink persplex makes its way from the kitchen to your table, where you can select as much as your stomach can handle. From coconut ice to honey comb, salted caramels to peanut brittle, there’s something to guarantee smiles for everyone at the table.
Flour and Stone
Arrive early at Flour and Stone and be rewarded with the famed Pannacotta Lamington. All resolves will break when you lay eyes on the pastry counter—the Jam Donuts are a winner, along with the Lemon Drizzle Cake and Lamb & Rosemary Pie.
Seated deep inside the Good God Small Club, The Dip waits at the bottom of the stairs, past the Flintstones-like booth. This is the place to go for all your dude food needs, with the Pulled Pork Nachos, Big Windy Hotdog and Hot Wings starring as hot favourites with the mostly hipster crowd.
Get ready for some ridiculously delicious Japanese food at Fuju, located in the World Square Shopping Centre. Get a Seafood Hotpot jammed full of fresh, succulent goodness or try the Smoked Miso Cod, which you should definitely order more of as it is too delicious to share.
This is the go-to place for some of the most delicious alcoholic beverages in town. For those who fancy the quirky, cocktails at this fine establishment come in beakers and even a cute bear jam jar. Have fun figuring out which drinks come in the container you desire.
In the deepest of winters, a bowl of Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen from Gumshara will warm both your body and soul. The rich, thick soup accompanied with fatty slices of melt-in-your-mouth pork is bound to make you an instant convert.
Need a restart to the morning after an epic party night? Yum Cha at Emperor’s Garden will fix all of your woes. The egg tarts here are blessed with flaky buttery crust and smooth eggy custard innards, while the polo buns are also an addictive bite, taking you through its sweet crust and a pillowy soft bun before you finally arrive at its golden custard heart.
The ever-present queue in front of Mamak may test your patience, but you definitely have to get in to try the hand made Roti. Plate after plate of piping hot Roti with curry come flying out of the kitchen, and are devoured in record time. For dessert, try the Roti Tissue, a cone of paper thin Roti dusted with Sugar. When presented with the option of ice cream, ask for condensed milk instead!
Sydney Fish Market
You haven’t experienced Sydney until you have been to the Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont. Gaze at mountains of fresh fish piled high, take your pick, and have the day’s catch prepared any way you like—battered, grilled or even sashimi style.
Find the best fried chicken in Sydney right here in Naruone. Encased in a crispy, crunchy batter, chicken has never been more tender or delicious than this. Or try the finger-licking sweet and spicy chicken, which is sure to kick all other fried chicken to the ground.