Friday, May 18, 2012

Australia: Part II

On Wednesday I gave you Part I of our vacation. Vegemite, capsicum, was good stuff. Today, I'll share a few meals the husband and I ate while we were in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Fish Market

Look at these fun guys! They're called "bugs!"

I knew we were at a good fish place when it didn't have a fishy stench; it smelled like the ocean. In addition to the fresh seafood you could purchase to prepare at home, there were tons of places to grab a bite to eat. Unfortunately, my preggo guts weren't feeling like fish, so I ordered a prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich. It wasn't seafood, but it was delish.

The husband made up for it, though, with lobster bearnaise: Australian lobster (not as rich as the stuff we get in the States, he said) slathered with a buttery cheese sauce and broiled to perfection.

Food on Five

When I was in junior high, my friends and I would go to the mall food court for Auntie Anne's cinnamon sugar pretzels. If we asked nicely, they'd give us a double-dip of the buttery sugar mixture. I was always keepin' it classy.

The husband, being a clever fellow that he is, did a little Yelp research on Sydney and discovered a food court for us to grab an easy dinner one night. I was expecting Auntie Anne's. Maybe one of those Chinese food restaurants with free samples of General Tso's. I didn't know what I was in for. Food on Five at the Westfield mall in Sydney is bonkers. They have every kind of food you could imagine, and it's nice. Fancy food. Stuff they serve on real Styrofoam clamshells here.

The husband got himself a "haute dog" called the Backyarder at Snag Stand, an Australian beef sausage with coleslaw, BBQ sauce, and cheddar. Bonkers.

I, of course, got a sandwich from Reuben & Moore.

The Depot

Bondi beach is gorgeous. GORGEOUS. See?

Eating breakfast with the sun pouring down and looking out over the waves was a pretty wonderful start to the day. Add to that toasted banana bread with ricotta and berry compote, and I think it may have been perfect.

I really thought I'd only have two days worth of Aussie food to share, but there's more. I can't withhold any of these fantastic finds! I need to share this stuff! Monday will be the last of it though. At least I think so...


  1. Love hearing about Sydney! My favorite place on God's green earth!