If you're an everyday Sydneysider like me, you might ask yourself what all the fuss is about. In particular, you might wonder why people come all the way down under to marvel at a bridge or a performance space that looks like the head of a cockatoo. Well, the reason, my friend, is that it can make a pretty darn good day out, even for the most cynical of Sydneysiders. Having been brought up in Sydney, sometimes I feel that the city can be a bit repetitive. However, if I'm really bored and looking for a nice day out, the city can be the perfect place to go.
One of my favourite sightseeing places to visit is The Rocks. What I love about The Rocks is that it has its own heritage. It isn't built on the foundation of modern skyscrapers housing corporate types. It just seems like a friendly neighbourhood with winding pathways and stairs, and quaint little shops that sell you quaint little things. I always try to resist it, but there is always a temptation for me when I visit The Rocks, and it calls me by my name: Pancakes On The Rocks.
For me, Pancakes On The Rocks is a quintessential part of The Rocks. I love to sit down and to be able to choose from a smorgasbord of food items, from sweet to savoury. Of course, Pancakes On The Rocks is most well-known for its "Famous Pancakes".
The pancakes that I chose were called The Ultimate, and it is a dish that is not unfamiliar to me. According to the Pancakes On The Rocks menu, The Ultimate consists of "Crepes filled with cream cheese and sultanas, served with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream".
Out of the savoury foods, I also tried the Chicken and Bacon pizza from their "Gourmet Pizza" range. It was rather delicious. The things that loved most about the Chicken and Bacon pizza were first of all, the guacamole full of avocado goodness, and second of all, the pizza base, which tasted as if it was homemade (and probably was). The pizza base was not too thin and crispy (which I dislike) and not too bready (which I also dislike). According to the Pancakes On The Rocks menu, the Chicken and Bacon pizza consists of "Chicken breast pieces with bacon, fresh and sundried tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, tomato salsa on a guacamole and mozzarella cheese base. Topped with sour cream, guacamole and shallots".
In conclusion, you gotta love this city. There may be times that you wish you were overseas or even somewhere not too far away like Melbourne. However, if you feel down and out or just want to escape your boredom, our city is still capable of giving us opportunities to ease our mind.