Sometimes only the over hyped constantly talked about places are given a chance and then the really cool, awesome, underrated places are over looked and heartbreakingly at times, never even discovered. So here's my list of three hidden food gems in Sydney that I think are great for delicious meals and don't get the respect they deserve.
Oxford Street is a super busy cosmopolitan area where a lot of things are usually happening at the same time. An area I visit often and there is always some sort of commotion occurring. In the midst of all that, I often end up craving a quick yummy meal and there comes 'Wok on Inn Noodle Bar' to the rescue. It's a small place, but sweetly decorated and screams Asian cuisine.
The staff is super friendly and most importantly their main dish 'noodles' are a hit. Okay, so it's not as easy as most people think to get noodles right. I've been to so many restaurants and hated the noodles I've tried because they were too dull, not exotic enough, lacking flavour, had too much flavour, extremely spicy or served cold, so it takes a skill to get noodles perfect. Also since most of us cook noodles at home (all the time) with Coles or Woolworth's special discounted sauces when we go out, we want to feel 'special' and be given a meal worth remembering, that's exactly what Wok on Inn Noodles does for me. Extremely reasonably priced (most dishes at $12.95) and their Cashew Nut Noodles are still lingering on in my mind after an entire week.
2. Max Brenner Sydney – George Street
Max Brenner might be slightly more famous then my other choices but it doesn't get the level of love it truly is worth. The décor is funky and fun, its the place to be when you want to get away and it's got uniqueness. The hot chocolate is to die for at only $12.50 and is extremely delicious. Some people might say a 'hot chocolate is a hot chocolate regardless of where you drink it', I couldn't disagree more 'flavour is everything'.
I've been to a fair amount of Thai restaurants over the past few weeks and I've been disappointed by so many now that this one really stands out in my eyes. For people who are gluten intolerant, it's got options and a wide range of variety to offer which is a plus. From the smell to the taste the food is simply amazing and hasn't been a let-down yet. The milk thai tea is also one of my favourite things on the menu, especially when ordered next to sweet curry chicken - it's heaven on a plate.
Next time you're around Sydney and you check out these places let me know what you think and if they were a hit or a miss!