I seem to be venturing out to different suburbs these days and I’m loving all the amazing finds so far, with big thanks to our friends who no longer are our neighbours.
I enjoy going to suburbs I’ve never been to. I feel like a tourist observing everything around me. Our friends decided to take us to one of their favourite local places for Chinese food at Ginger & Shallots in Eastwood, a suburb new to the Boy and I.
Vinh Phat used to be located in a tiny little space on Hughes Street (near the corner of Park Road) and was known for its famous red curtains. It has since moved across the road to a much bigger and spacious location (formerly Retra Vision). Despite the move and the quadruple increase in restaurant space, the lines continue to queue down the stair case and even out the doors during lunch peak hour.
Do you ever get those random cravings and when you really want something you just say it out really loudly? Dumplings! Is what I screamed out and dumplings is what we were going to get!
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…