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Chicken Confidential – Sydney 

From White Rabbit i moved to Chicken Confidential which located in Level 1, Chifley Plaza, Sydney CBD. Actually i bought scoopon voucher and i just dont want wasted another money after lost my Los Vidas voucher cause i was too lazy to move my ass out. 


So the rumour was this burger joint is owned by well-known Australian chef Luke Mangan. Even in my country, his fine dine resto is very popular. Nothing fancy about this place compare with other Luke Mangan’s restaurant. It only located in foodcourt with grab n go concept. 


I bought $9 voucher for $14 value, and because their burger price is about $13-$14 so the voucher can be used for burger only. If wanna have add-on (fries and soft drink) just added another $6. I ordered their signature burger which was Gangnam Style Burger, i thought this at least would be like Kim Got Beef i had in Smoking Gun Bagel, but the reality it wasnt. My burger consist of crispy chicken with sweet carrot pickles. I didnt find the ‘gangnam style’ flavor moreover they claimed it has kimchi over the burger. But i couldnt taste it. So for me, it’s failed, sorry 😔

White Rabbit – Sydney 

Second brekky i had in White Rabbit, yes second after got brekky in The Q on Harris 😂 I knew this place from social media moreover their social media specialist oftenly liked my instagram. 


White Rabbit is located in 28-34 O’Connell st, Sydney CBD. It’s located among skycrappers building and lot executives had breakfast there. At first, i felt i was in wrong place, cause only me worn sneakers that time lol 


The dining room quite spacious whether outside or inside, they even have a bar on the middle. Cause i was there still on brunch time so i manage to order brekky menu. Unlike other coffee shop or breakfast place, for me their menu so heavy to be called as breakfast. It’s actually different with what on zomato. 


I ordered pork belly with white beans and chorizo ($18), it served with a toast baguette. It basically white beans cooked in tomato paste which taste a bit sweet, with chorizo and 2 pcs of fried pork belly and 2 pcs poached eggs. IMO, taste is average. Not wowing me at all, something you gonna forget after finish em all. 


For drink i just ordered green tea in small green tea pot. Green tea taste like earl grey, i thought they put wrong tea on it. And the blonde waitress who sent it to my table look careless and put in on my table roughly, maybe cause i was the only who worn sneakers at that place among the executives, who knows. 

I’m not impressed at all. Average food with average service. Even the fine dine 12-Micron waitress and waiters treat me better even i didnt look rich. Ciao! 

The Q on Harris – Sydney 


The hardest part of blogging is against the laziness, but because i had to finish it before going back to write my blog in Indonesian language (cause i’m going back to my country a while – several months – not for good) so i pushed myself to finish it. These are from my last week culinary trip. First review is come from The Q on Harris. Been heard about this place for so long but just had chance to visit it. It’s located in 597 Harris St, Ultimo, across to Powerhouse Museum to be exact. 

I came there for brekky, the place not so pack unlike other coffee shop around. Actually they well-known with their signature matcha cheese cake. But that just because i wasnt in the mood of having sweet tooth, so ordered House Smoked Salmon Tartine ($17). We could chose whether served in Japanese bread or sourdough. Aside salmon and some lettuce, they also served this menu with some oranges and onions. Oranges made it more freshen to balance the salmon. Even i still hungry after had this meals, but I satisfied enough. 


For drink i just ordered Cappucino ($5), nothing to say about the coffee cause i’m not coffee expert. But just like Aussies coffee shop, it’s pretty dense and thick. 

Ciao! 

Smoking Gun Bagels – Sydney 


Other place to try last week was Smoking Gun Bagels which located in 129 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, not really far from King Cross station. I knew this place also from my fellow Sydney foodies. Anyway maybe not everyone know about this place cause the location not in popular area. 


The place itself not really big, small cafe in the corner of the street with limited dine area. Mostly people came here for take away.  They sell 5 kinds of bagel base which you can buy with or without toppings. 


Cause it would be my lunch so I bought Kim Got Beef ($14) and 2 raisins bagels ($4.5/each) home for my husband. My Kim Got Beef consist of poppy seed bagel with smoked beef, kimchi and cheese. It taste good, kimchi not really spicy and very garlicky if you’re not really fan of garlic maybe you’d be a bit irritated with its smell on your mouth after eating it. Bagel looks small but believe me it’s so fulfilling. 

Ciao! 

A Brewer’s Tale Cafe – Sydney


Came to this place after seen some of my fellow foodies’ instagram (as always), this place is located in 112B Burton Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney. Small but homey place. They arranged the interior nicely and a bit girly, even look packed with plenty stuff. 


Cause i would have my lunch in another place, even i came there on lunch time so let’s consider as brunch lol. 


I ordered their signature dish, Matcha Hotcakes ($21) plating like usual is very beautiful and merrily, they put everything altogether in one plate; red bean paste, assorted fruits, pear stew, flowers, matcha praline, chocolate sauce, matcha sauce even fairy floss. Hotcakes taste wise like other regular hotcakes, I suggested they better serve the hotcakes only with chocolate sauce rather than matcha sauce cause the matcha not really tasty imho. It’s like plain matcha sauce and didnt give any additional flavor to the hotcakes. 

This place suit for brekky, brunch or lunch cause they close at 4pm everyday. Ciao! 

Nick’s Bar & Grill – Sydney 

We visited this place last week while waited  to our cruise for Vivid Sydney on King Street Wharf. Cause we didnt eat any meals since morning (woke up late then in rush to get to city at 3pm since some road would be close during Vivid at night), so we randomly chose for dining place.


For appetizer we ordered half dozen of Mornay Rock Oyster ($20) so it was oyster with bechamel and permesan cheese and torched a bit until a bit burnt on top. Taste delish and not enough but yeah oyster so expensive. 


For main course we both ordered 2 portions of Fettuccine Carbonara ($24), it came with generous bacon, i love it. Carbonara sauce also taste good, not really milky nor eggsy, it’s just right. 

All cost include one bottle of sparkling water was $78. Not bad, anyway this place just across to the wharf and having spacious dining area indoor and outdoor. Ciao! 

Cafe Kentaro – Sydney 

Apparently western cafe with Japanese twist is a trend lately, one of them is Cafe Kentaro which located in 616 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney. It’s not in main road, and situated among housing, but it’s very famous and crowded, when i was there i should sharing my table with other patrons. 


First order was Matcha French Toast ($16) cause i tempted with its plating 😝 it consist of 3 chuncks of matcha brioche with matcha sauce, matcha cream, berries and caramel almonds crumble. Taste nice, but my opinion they better served the toast with matcha ice cream rather than matcha whipped cream. 


Second order was Matcha Cream Puff ($6.50) it’s expensive for a small choux with big dollop of matcha cream. Choux skin also a bit hard and dry not softy like fresh choux skin. 


For drink i was order Hojicha Tea ($4.20) actually i was order for green tea latte but the waitress took wrong order. And i didnt notice until i paid the bill, cause yeah the taste not significantly different with green tea latte. Lol