Sunday, July 21, 2013

Old town - Hong Kong cuisine

We have randomly come across this restaurant in Chinatown, and we noticed it specifically said it was Hong Kong cuisine.

We walked inside and found ourselves being teleported to the busy streets in Hong Kong. The BBQ duck hanging on the hooks, the small metal chairs and the wooden decorations have all reminded us of Temple Street in Hong Kong.

We remembered the restaurant (Tsui Wah) displayed on the sign inside this picture on the back of the wall (our favourite restaurant), and of course the lovely beauty store of SaSa lying everywhere in Hong Kong.

Apart from all those nostalgic moments, we spotted a lot of familiar dishes on the menu. Both of us picked the Hong Kong milk tea (cold = $3.50, hot = $3.00) and enjoyed it slowly while waiting for other dishes to arrive.

Curry Beef brisket with noodle in soup $9.80

Originally Bun thought it was curry beef noodles, but instead the noodles and curry beef came in separate bowls. We found the noodles and soup were too light, and the curry couldn't match really well with them.

Peking duck with bun (2pcs) $8.00

No doubt the look of this entrĂ©e immediately reminded us of the pork buns from Ippudo. The soft and thin bun hugged onto the piece of duck tightly along with spring onions and sauce, and the oil on the duck skin felt like it's about to explode and shoot out. Yeah, no kidding it was absolutely delicious! The moment the duck arrived our mouth, our lips were immediately moisturized by the dripping oil. It was such a surprising little dish, something different with the usual Peking duck pancakes.

Mini BBQ pork rice $5.80 (limited time from 2.30pm - 5pm)

One unique thing we found out about this place was that they offer mini dishes for a limited time in the afternoon. The bowl was quite small, more like kids' size, but I found they were good enough to fill in the hungry stomach in between lunch and dinner. I picked this BBQ pork rice, where I got 7 pieces of decent sized BBQ pork, small amount of vegetable and white rice underneath. The BBQ pork was juicy and tasty, and it really satisfied me as I was not hungry enough to eat the full size of that dish at the time.

If you haven't been to Hong Kong, try this place and you will get the feel of what some of the typical restaurants looks like in a street setting. They also offer Yum Cha dishes, range of desserts and beverages, and as well as selling little traditional Hong Kong sweets at the front of the restaurant. We liked the idea of Mini dishes, and the staff members were generally friendly.

10 Dixon Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone number:
02 9426 4888

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Giveaway - Eat Now $20 Vouchers x 2

Thank you all for entering the competition!!! 2 Winners have been selected randomly as Kim Maxwell and Carli Noble. Please check your emails for the voucher code, congratulations!


Hello to all the readers in Australia!

Thanks to Eat Now (refer to my previous blog post), we are able to give away 2 of the $20 vouchers that you can use on Eat Now:

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What do you have to do?

Just simply comment under this post with your name, email address, and your favourite restaurant in Australia.

2 winners will be announced on Tue 16th July 2013 and vouchers will be send to the emails provided.

Thank you so much for reading, "My Hunger will go on" shall be looking forward to your comments!! Good luck!

*Apologies that this giveaway is only available to Australia residents
*These vouchers can be used only in one purchase and only for online payment orders


Eat Now (Thai Ranosaurus)

Thanks to Eat Now's invitation to trial their online takeaway order and food delivery system, we were able to try something new and exciting! We have hardly ever ordered meal online (except for pizzas), so we really looked forward to it!! To begin, all you need to do is search by your suburb or postcode and then find the restaurant that you'd like to order food from (You can also register an account for later use).

Once you've decided on a restaurant, you can then check out their menu and start adding the dishes to your order. (Something I can suggest here is...reading the reviews actually help out a lot if you are unsure about some of the places, also keep an eye on the minimum ordering amount for free delivery and their opening time)

Once you have ordered everything, you can choose whether you'd like to pick up or deliver to your home, and also the timeframe that you'd like to receive your order. Eat Now then allows you to pay by Credit card, Paypal or cash on delivery.

After the selection of payment method, you will get this web confirmation as above. We asked for delivery, and this was then confirmed by an SMS to the mobile with an approximate delivery time of 1 hour. Surprisingly, the delivery actually came after about 40 minutes and all dishes were packed in the usual clear takeaway boxes in a plastic bag.

So these are what we have ordered:

- 1 Thai coconut drink ($3.50)
- 1 Curry puff (4pcs) ($5.90)
- 1 Red duck curry ($14.90)
- 1 Coconut rice (small) ($3.00)
- 1 Pad Thai noodle (chicken) ($10.90)
- 2 Thai custards ($3.90each)

We found the portions were extremely generous, especially the Pad Thai noodles. The Coconut juice was very refreshing, the Curry puffs were HUGE! We loved the Red duck curry, it was quite spicy but we enjoyed the taste when we soak the coconut rice in it. We found the Pad Thai noodles were brilliant as well, although all the noodles were broken or stuck onto each other. The Thai custards certainly didn't look appetising at first, but the sticky rice actually turned out really nice and the custard wasn't too sweet.

Overall we were really happy with the service and we were so relieved on the day as we couldn't figure out what to eat. It was one of those weekends where you just feel so lazy and don't even want to move an inch, especially when the weather have been horrible for awhile! We would definitely recommend Eat Now for these types of occasions, it's really simple to use and you can just relax and wait for your meal to get ready!

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