Location: Food court. Macquarie Centre
Price: Cheap $9.80
Service: Pass (takewaway)
Waffle with green tea ice cream
Good curry, a bit salty on this eating. Didn't seem to have any sambal.
Disadvantaged because we ate this take away and left it sitting there for 30 minutes but still good.
Waffle was good, much better than the HK place upstairs.
Milo dinosaur didn't have enough milo
Location: Cinema level. Macquaire Centre
Price: Cheap but not too cheap
Service: slow but pass
Roti Pisang (banana roti)
Did have sambal but that's pretty much where the benefits of this Nasi Lemak ended. Pretty but didn't have that much flavour.
Roti Pisang was decent, not as good as Mamak Village.
Teh Tarik was a bit weak
Location: Shop 5, 33 Barangaroo Avenue, Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo
Price: Cheap/Cheap but not too cheap (on this visit $15 per person)
Chicken tenders with macaroni and cheese. Non spicy version.
OK, we know it's called Belles Hot Chicken so we probably should have ordered spicy chicken but we t didn't.
Overall it was ok just not worth the $20 that it cost.
Will maybe go back to try the chicken and waffles. Don't know what is so hard about making them available outside weekend lunch times.
Location: Food court level, Chatswood Chase Phone: 9413 2228
Price: Cheap/Cheap but not too cheap ($20ish per person)
Service: asleep but pass
Ngoh Hiang Roll
Kreta Ayer Spicy squid
Stir fried garlic shoot with belacan chilli paste
Deep fried home made tofu with prawn mince
Black sesame ice cream
Decent Malaysian food, some dishes e.g. tofu, garlic shoots, chicken, desserts were better than others.
Overall would try it again. Probably try some of the standards to see what the level is like.
Location: 535a Sydney Road Seaforth Phone: 02 9949 9004
Price: Cheap/Cheap but not too cheap ($25 per person)
Chicken katsu bento
Good value, no nonsense local Japanese restaurant.
Tasty and generous serving size, popular amongst locals, it's a fairly small place that gets full pretty quickly.
Have been here a couple of times.
A fairly standard suburban Vietnamese bakery made fancy. However they differentiate themselves with a full cooked menu and some decent baguette rolls. There is a traditional Banh Mi (Vietnamese Pork roll) for $9.50 or something but we don't buy Banh Mi for more than $5 (even that is twice the price Banh Mi in Cabramatta). Lemongrass Beef delivers consistently for us.
Good smoothie, nice and thick.
.Location: Next to Hurricanes Express
Price: Cheap (but not good value... $21 per person)
Potato Gems (ordered cheese potato gems but they put standard gems into the system)
Banana split and tim tam concrete mixer
A pretty blatant copy of Shake Shack with their iconography and "frozen custard" concept.
Unfortunately for Royal Stack, Shake Shack was our least favourite and Royal Stack makes Shake Shack look good.
It's still week 1, technically week 2 by the time of publishing maybe there are some bugs to iron out. We had the same less than glowing response to Burger Project Macquarie Park in its first week but have been back 4 times although haven't changed our view on Burger Project. And having ranted all that, Burger Project is better.
Beef was like a thicker Maccas' patty, nothing wrong with that if it's $5 not $9.90. Sauce (supposedly truffle infused "definitive") and cheese were boring. Bun, was initially okay, definitely not a milk bun but they have a fair lot of butter on it and towards the end it was like eating a Woolworths hot dog roll in texture.
Potato gems were great but you can get the same result from oven gems.
OK when someone says the phrase "Conrete mixer" does one picture a rock hard thickshake/frozen custard thing or a sludgy, slightly icy "concrete still being mixed in the mixer" thing? It was the latter.
Location: The Strand Arcade
Price: Cheap but expensive (approx $21)
Score: 8/10 for hot chocolate 6/10 Dark Chaos Reveal
Dark Chaos Reveal
Classic Hot Chocolate
About 5 years (maybe more) since our first Koko Black hot chocolate, their hot chocolate is still probably the best we've tasted. Must be the cream, their cacao powder and how they cook it for ages.
The Dark Chaos Reveal sounded nice: "white choclate semifreddo with a mandarin puree centre on a pistachio sponge base, enacsed in a dark chocolate dome. Served with warm chocolate sauce". It was pretty boring. Tasted like chocolate and ice cream.Sponge undetectable and mandarin puree forgettable.
Location: Macquarie Centre (outside next to Ippudo)
Price: Cheap (not really...$17.50 for a burger and thickshake)
Score: Burger 6/10
Shake 7/10 even though it's $7.50
American cheese burger
Chocolate thick shake
If you are like us and haven't been bothered to go to the original Burger Project in World Square or any other outlets anytime in the last 4ish years there's now one at Macquarie Centre.
Burger was ok, good beef but seemed really salty on this visit.
Thick shake was good.
Paper straws are a great idea unless you're drinking from them...
Overall, would consider a second try otherwise would get a thickshake from here then a burger from Girll'd
Location: Basement level QVB
Price: Cheap ($15)
Ate: Sukho noodles (dry) - it's in the noodle soup section of the menu
One of the Chat Thai group of restaurants, not entirely sure why they went for the different name and a location 1 block away from their Westfield branch but no complaints.
AH is a regular and recommended this dish. Homely but tasty.
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