Restaurant review

Pu’er on Danks

Pu’er on Danks is an Asian fusion restaurant and tea house. The decor is quaint and oriental inspired with porcelain tables and wooden stools.  Service is impeccable; staff are happy to share their favorites and explain the variety of teas and menu items.

What comes to mind when someone says, ‘let’s grab Chinese for dinner’? Basic takeaway, fried food and some fried rice? No, not at Puer.

The menu is modern Asian fusion, which means the flavors connect to traditional Chinese cooking and incorporate modern influences i.e. street food!

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The tea steamed dumplings are scrumptious, the scallop dumplings are magnificent. The gyoza were perfectly cooked with a nice crunchy skin.

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It is a toss up between the street food and dessert for my favorite component of the meal. Hong Kong mini burgers comprised of a panko crusted piece of pork on a sweet golden bun. Wagu’s taco’s were totally amazing the wagu melted in my mouth and the taco bun was deliciously light and fluffy.

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The green beans with pork was divine and a huge portion.  Three cup drunken duck was so tender and the meat fell off the bone, the photo does not do the drunken duck justice.

All the meals were delicious and seasoned to perfection. I have to warn you SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT.

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The desserts were divine. I loved the coconut sorbet and black sticky rice with the gorgeous coconut syrup to drizzle on top! The red bean donuts were light and fluffy and totally Moorish!

The teas are perfectly matched to your taste and desire. The tea light candle creates a great ambiance on your table and keeps the tea warm.

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Puer is a great local Chinese restaurant that I would go back to as the food was enjoyable. The street food was so easy to share. The food is unique and a touch more expensive than traditional Chinese.

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The full menu is available online

http://www.puer.com.au

Pu’er
20a Danks Street Waterloo
NSW Australia 2017
P: 02 8399 1331

Thank you Pu’er for inviting me to dine at your establishment as a guest, all opinions in this post are my own.

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Amoretti’s Chiswick

Amoretti’s Chiswick
Set in the heart of Chiswick, Amoretti’s serves some hearty and authentic Italian food.
Nonna’s breakfast plate is a delicious and generous portion. The food was well seasoned, loads of depth in the flavors.

The Napolitana sauce had eggplant, capsicum and olives, add the eggs, sausages, provolone cheese and the meal is HUGE ! Served with a side of Amoretti’s organic bread. The meal is scrumptious, not for the faint hearted and could even be shared !

Nonna's breakfast, delicious and rich
The BIG BREAKFAST, is exactly that, BIG !!! eggs, bacon, potatoes, Italian sausages, mushroom, tomatoes and organic bread. The staff are willing to modify the menu for people with dietary requirements, and the Big Breakfast pictured has no bread or potatoes, with added sauteed baby spinach.

Amoretti's modified big breakfast plate
The coffee was not as strong as I would have hoped for such a big cappuccino.
The pizza is delicious, with a generous amount of topping and great flavors. The fresh basil and fresh cherry tomatoes made this pizza a party for my mouth.

Margarita pizza, a great balance of flavours

Amoretti’s is a family run business, they aim to please in all that they do, very happy to modify the menu to suit dietary needs/requirements.
Parking is available, they have a great online ordering and  delivery service.

Amoretti’s is open for breakfast 9-3 on Saturday and Sunday

Amoretti’s is open for dinner 5:30-1opm Tuesday to Sunday 

http://chiswick.amorettis.com.au/

 

Blackwall Café

Blackwall Cafe 
Scrambled eggs with a side of house smoked trout

Hiding at the water end of Blackwall Point Rd is a gorgeous and quaint café, with water and city views. The Blackwall Point Café is a great spot to enjoy all the gorgeous and glorious things about Sydney, GREAT views and GREAT coffee!Great coffee

Staff are super friendly and keen as to make your experience enjoyable.

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The coffee is superb, All Press Coffee is used. Well crafted by the barista, nice and smooth, no acidic undertones.

The food is delicious, portions are generous and well priced. Dishes were seasoned to perfection. The trout house smoked trout is totally divine.

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Blackwall  Café has loads of parking, close to the ferry and right at the bus stop so getting there is super easy ! This cafe is an InnerWest delight and well worth the trip.

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It would be formidable for me not to mention the salt water fish tank, if the ocean and city views are enough you enjoy the gorgeous tropical fish tank filled with coral and loads of fish ‘nemo’ while you enjoy your time at the Blackwall Café.

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Open 6:30-4pm everyday expect for Tuesday.

45 Blackwall Point Rd Chiskwick

97137561

Shisha Bar Croydon

Shisha Bar Croydon
On a busy corner of Croydon Rd is Shisha Bar an Industrial inspired cafe. The corner location mixed with a full crowd can make the Shisha Bar a noisy place. Staff was helpful and obliging, making the Shisha Bar a welcoming place. Serving an eclectic menu, with inspiration from the Middle East, America and Modern Australian cuisine.
Sumac calamari is delicious. Sumac is popular in Middle Eastern adding a little tang to the light and crisp calamari.

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The ‘frisky mint lemonada’ is a mint based mocktail that is light and refreshing loaded with mint.

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Shisha bar serves a fabulous Knafeh. A warm, baked cheese dessert soaked in sugar syrup, sprinkled with some pistachios which are a great crunch to this smooth and creamy dessert. The Knafeh is an excellent portion, served at the dream temperature. The perfect dessert to warm the cockles of your heart as the temperature begins to drop.
Shisha Bar is a fabulous place to a late night bite ‘n drink with friends. They have an extensive breakfast menu (that’s available until 2pm weekends!) which I look forward to trying.

Knafeh

 

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LemonRind Cafe Drummoyne

LemonRind café Drummoyne

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In the heart of Drummoyne away from the hustle and bustle of busy streets is a little find; the LemonRind café.  A revamped old school butcher shop with ample indoor and outdoor seating.

Coffee Alchemy beans served at LemonRind CafeLemonRind has super friendly and helpful staff willing to help you through the array of coffee or food choices available. The café has a range of daily specials as well as an excellent assortment of dishes on the fixed menu. Meals are freshly made to order and well-seasoned.

Big breakfast

The big breakfast, mushrooms, eggs, sourdough, bacon, sausages and spicy salsa $16.50, on my second visit I swapped the sausages for some wilted greens

Medly of mushrooms in the big breakfast

A medley of mushrooms, a delicious component of the big breakfast $16.50

Croque Madame with freshly cracked pepper

A well made croque madam with oozy Grueye cheese $15.00

Coffee Alchemy beans are used. LemonRind makes superb coffee nice and smooth with a slightly nutty after taste with no acidic undertones.

Capuccino

Cappuccino $3.50

Soy latte

Soy Latte $4.00

LemonRind café is a fabulous spot for a coffee or a bite to eat, I definitely recommended for a breakfast or lunch in Sydney’s Innerwest.

54 Thompson St, Drummoyne NSW 2047

Mon-Fri   7:00AM – 4:30PM

Sat-Sun  7:30AM – 4:00PM

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Are you looking for a long weekend activity that encapsulates all that is great about Sydney?

Give this range of activities a try, activities can be done separately. Best part about it, 2 of the activities are free!

Try taking the Clovelly to Coogee walk followed by a bite to eat and a couple of drinks at the recently renovated Coogee Pavilion.

One of Sydney's beautiful beaches

A walk is a great way to catch up with friends or entertaining the kids whilst getting your daily dose of Vitamin D. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and wrap.

The coastal walk from Clovelly in Coogee is approximately 1.8km and can be done in 45-50 minutes, with a few stairs and inclines along the way.

It is a fabulous and scenic walk with an amazing view of the east coast of Sydney.  If you wish, you can enjoy a snorkel at Clovelly.

Once you arrive to the Coogee Pavilion you will feel like you have been swept away to a Greek Island with the open plan white and blue décor.

Onion rings at the Coogee Pavillion

You can grab a fresh juice, a Will and Co coffee, a pizza by the Rosso Pomidoro boys or a delicious bar snack.

Soft shell crab roll

I was too tempted by the mini soft shell crab roll, the hand cut onions ring both were superb. I grabbed a quick coffee for energy for the walk home, a deliciously smooth coffee blend.


         A Will and Co cappuccinoWill and Co coffee

Dining experience review: Forage Marrickville an Inner West delight

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Upon arrival I was bombarded with the smell of ground coffee and sweet yeast. Our hostess greeted us with a warm welcome.

The hostess diligently explained the menu to us. Forage had numerous choices on the breakfast menu.  My dining partner selected the big breakfast, eggs scrambled. I selected the Mexican. The hostess politely warned me ‘it’s hot’.

First arrived my cup of perfectly crafted Grinders organic coffee, Forage set a bench mark of excellence in its coffee, very smooth no acidic tones a rich full taste with a nutty slightly cocoa aftertaste.

Grinders organic coffee

Our breakfast plates arrived, both of generous portions. The Mexican had pulled pork, salsa, guacamole, eggs and tortillas. My hostess was right, my dish came with high visibility of chillies in the salsa, guacamole and eggs made me a little cautious as to how hot this Mexican plate would be.

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My taste buds went into an instant flurry of excitement, it was hot, spicy, smooth and with hint of sweetness from the pork it was the most perfect match of flavours on a breakfast plate.
For those who love a little spice, the mixture of chili’s in the dish offered different graduations and onsets of heat.

The big breakfast

Forage is an excellent Inner West café. The Mexican is worth a try for the brave, definitely not for the faint hearted.

Forage 181 Marrickville Rd Marrickville NSW 2204