Saturday, May 03, 2008

Sydney Life and Food Photos 2008....雪梨近日生活.......シドニーの最近の生活....

Just some photos of my life and foodie pix from recently....


Above: My favourite Bacon n Scrambled Eggs on Toast at my favourite cafe in Sydney...forgot the name of the cafe, haha..i just know how to get there, its in the downtown cbd area in sydney..

Above: Some street performance near Hyde Park....

Above: Thai-Style Hainanese Chicken Rice at Chat Thai, one of my fav Thai places in Sydney...its really really good n yummy there and they have tons of thai desserts which you can't really find elsewhere...like the mango n sticky rice thing, coconout with durian paste, and many many more...

Above: Taiwanese Bento (Fried Pork Ribs with Rice Bento)...
Above:Taiwanese side dishes from Cho Dumpling House, tofu with octopus:)
Miso Restaurant, World Square....nice Japanese spot, price is reasonable n food great...i especially like the side dishes they give, which can be seen above (the three small bowls).
The train station for the Royal Easter Show...it was built for the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 actually and the Olympic Stadium,etc are now used for other events such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show...
Above: Station exit towards Royal Easter Show.
Below: Fireworks at the Royal Easter Show.

I also went to the Royal Sydney Easter Show during the Easter hols..it was pretty boring actually except for the show at the very end which was quite spectacular with race cars, dangerous stunts, and what i liked the most, the fireworks, cos it was the very first time I could see fireworks up close whilst in the comfort of my seat...since as u know, usually firework displays during NYE or other times are usually seen in crowds and where u have to wait like 2 hrs in advance just to get a good viewing spot...but not this time! I could enjoy it sitting comfortably in my seat..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxg76BPOMdM&feature=related


Besides eating n hanging out with frens, I also caught up with some old classmates of mine and had some reunions of sorts...like i posted, i caught up with some people in KL on my recent trip to KL and when i came bck, I also met up with a friend from my primary school days, someone I hadn't seen in more than 12 yrs...met up in newtown (as he lives there..) and had thai food...he's changed alot n we're very different but i am glad to catch up on our respective lives since our primary days...I also managed to meet up with another old classmate of mine, this time from secondary school days as she so happened to come to Sydney on a business trip...caught up on old times at a Thai restaurant just off Oxford St, it was as if time stopped as we reminiscined and updated each other, she hadn't changed one abit either personality wise or even physically!! It was as if the 8 yrs that had gone passed was a mere 8 months,haha:)
Above and Below:

At 'bills'....the famous sydney restaurant chain for organic breakfast and hot ricotta cakes with maple syrup...went there twice, highly overrated in my opinion with the ricotta cakes being tasteless n bland...but apparently its world famous for some reason...yawn...
Below: Art gallery of Nsw...i took some (forbidden) pics inside of the paintings using my cam's special 'museum' mode...hahah...

Below: Japanese tea ceremony inside the Asian Art Gallery section...
Above and below: Photos of the paintings and art displays inside the Art Gallery of NSW which is situated near The Domain (a nice little public field)....
Above: At Young Alfreds at Customs House, Circular Quay with my japanese language partner helping me out with my Japanese.
Below: Sushi Tei near Wynyard Sta. Reasonably priced food, great atmosphere, good looking ppl and so a fantastic place for people-watching...(haha...alot of cute Australian-Chinese and Indonesian-Chinese guys and girls like to come here, i noticed...)


Above: Thai Festival held during Songkran at Darling Harbour...loads of thai food, performances,etc...i really really liked the hand-painted umbrellas, so tempted to buy one, basically the decorations u see on the umbrella above were all drawn on-the-spot from scratch!! I' m not kiddin!
Above: Sukiyaki Nabe at Sushi Rio near Darling Harbour.
Above: My favourite Penang 'specialty biscuits' called Beh Teh Saw by Him Heang which is like the most famous store in Penang.
Above: Loved it at first sight...VERY suitable for someone like me...ppl are always surprised and amazed at how messy my room is...they just don't expect it looking at me...haha..

Below: Spanish Food n Dancing at The Spanish Club near World Square....the food is pretty good n they have a Spanish performance on weekends too:)


Yum Cha at 同楽轩, Pitt St...the place is usually packed but the food is not fantastic n quite expensive too..

More pix at my online photo album: http://hcpen1111.buzznet.com/user/photos/recent/

Till my next post...:)

2 comments:

Ethereal said...

The food looks uniformly yummy!!! Your online photo album is excellent.

hcpen 彭皓全 said...

ethereal: thanks for the compliment.