For someone who loves eating so much, I'm really bad keeping up with food trends. In fact, while Sydney tends to be a breeding ground for them I've always been the type to visit the same places over and over... hence the idea for Sydney Snacks, a series in which I do mini reviews of the eateries I like to frequent! Most of these won't be new to you if you're following my Instagram, but I thought an update was in order since my last roundup was a while ago. Anyway, onto the food already!
Ever since Spice Alley opened just a few steps away from Central Station, I've been obsessed. In case you didn't know, this little slice of Asia is tucked away in a small side street in Chippendale. Its selection includes some amazing Malaysian, Thai, and Chinese vendors, with new additions constantly being added to the mix. My personal pick is the popular char kway tieu from Old Jim Kee, which had me sweating despite my love for all things chilli!
Out of all the Korean options in the CBD Sydney Madang has to be my go-to place, and I'm sure I wouldn't be the first to say that! It's at the end of an alleyway that's easy to miss, but that doesn't stop the joint from being packed on most nights. Hotpot, savoury pancakes, Korean BBQ, and (my personal favourite) dolsot bibimbap... You name it, they have it and it's guaranteed to be good.
The Choc Pot is the latest to join the line up of dessert cafes in Regent Place, and it's a very welcome addition. There you'll find things like decadent s'more hot chocolates, or fruit shakes if you're after something more cooling (I had the lychee one, which was super refreshing). I've heard their namesake dish is pretty good, but hear me out – this crepe was amazing. The combination of TCP's chocolate spread and crunchy praline nuts totally made my sister and I regret sharing it.
Passionflower is a cute little ice creamery tucked away in Capitol Square, and has been around for as long as I can remember. That's not to say it's lost its charm, though – I mean, where else will you find green tea, black sesame, taro, and Thai milk tea ice cream in the same place? I definitely need to make a return visit and try all the flavours soon!