Everyone has their local spots to eat out at. I’m quite fortunate enough to live very close to a couple of suburbs that has on offer a variety of cuisines. One that has been expanding right before my eyes is Canley Heights. With Holy Basil, Chi Chi, Twelve Spices and Noggi opening up/renovated, the suburb has become more known and talked about. Just as it should.
Do you have a go to restaurant that is a favourite amongst the family? I think my family may have just found another to add to our list – Golden King 2000, a Chinese restaurant located in Green Valley (Sydney South West). We recently paid a visit for my birthday in December and again a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my parent’s wedding anniversary. We pretty much ordered the same things on both occasions so I think that’s saying something…
Queenies is the first restaurant that I have dined at that belong to the Drink and Dine Group. The company, led by Executive Chef Jamie Thomas, has under their belt The Abercrombie, The Carrington, The Norfolk, Santa Barbra and The Forresters, all of which are on my to go list and have yet to tick any off. Sad face. Queenies is a Jamaican bar and kitchen that is located above The Forresters and takes you to a place where you’d always dream of going, somewhere in the Caribbean.
Welcome to 2013! I hope everybody had a great (and safe) time ringing in the new year. I think it’s only right of me that my first post of 2013 entails my first proper eat for the year. It’s new years day and with it being a public holiday, we weren’t too sure of what was going to be opened so we resort to Cabramatta, which we know is opened all year round except during Chinese New Year.
Usually when I say dumplings I automatically refer to yum cha and think of going to Cabramatta. Not this time! The Boy and I are on the hunt for some good Xiao Long Bao (XLB), although we wouldn’t know what’s good or not to be honest, but we make our way to Ashfield for the very first time.
Dim Sum? Yum Cha? Same thing, right? Which ever you like to call it, there are so many places out there and everybody has different favourites. I have been eating yum cha (yes this is how I know it to be) for as long as I can remember. It’s the perfect meal to share with family, and with my family being ever so big, it’s always a great way to catch up over good food.