Friday, October 19, 2007

Day 1 and 2 Sydney: Cafe De Wheels, Kogarah, Castle Hill and the BEST coffee in Australia.

I know I have a backlog of drafts to be posted. I'm sure however, that the following few posts on Sydney will not disappoint.

The first purpose of this trip was to attend Josh and Pris' wedding. The 2nd purpose was to grab some RnR-not much of that happening as we tried to cramp in as much as we can through the trip!

On arrival, KTS transport took us to the airport AND a joyride (dropping passengers off). We were SO hungry by then. The plane landed at around 6am (4am Perth time) but we arrived in the hotel at around 8:30am! Since hotel was not ready for the check in, we decided to begin our first meal and hunt for the day....

Cafe De Wheels-We rented a DVD showcasing the highlights of Sydney and this was featured in it. A quick search on goggle revealed its yummy goodness.

Look who ate here! Mr Colonel from fried chicken!

Their most famous pie is "Tiger Pie"-consisting of chunks of beef, mushy peas and mashed potato with gravy. We didn't order that because we were distracted by their seafood pie!

Chunks of salmon, tiny cubes of scallops (but at least they do have it!), prawns and white fish in white creamy sauce. Can't resist! We did ask for the potato and mushy peas topping...they combi was LOVELY! Excuse my lip gloss stain on the fork. *oops* I strongly think that the mushy peas and mashed potato are the items that make this pie sooo special. Just thinking about it make me crave for one! For Au$6.40-it kept the both of us satisfied and full.

On our 5th day, we went back and tried the "Curry Tiger" which essentially is the same as Tiger except it's has a touch of curry in it. I'm impressed with the chunks of lean beef but I think I will stick to the seafood one next time. I guess beef pies to me are pretty ordinary but a good seafood one isn't! This was cheaper-around $4.95. Again, we shared between the both of us and we were both full and happy after having one. MUST try in Sydney!!!

Harry's Cafe De Wheels
730-742 George St
Haymarket, NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9281 6292

Next, we headed to Paddy's Market and/or Market City. Not much to see or do, just jalan jalan (Walk around)...and then I spotted this...

YEAH! bbq corn for snack... How can I resist corn?

We continued walking to the Darling harbour. Isn't the view lovely?
We saw this cute train ferrying little children and the not so little ones (adults..). Which made me wonder, is there really a Lindt cafe? After some searching, we did find it! Look forward to DAy 5 post on the day full of chocolates...

I didn't take any pictures of food during the Friday night reception-felt a little... u know...shy... My first time meeting Uncle Alan, Auntie Rina, Joshua, Pris, Aaron and Andrew. But this was a teaser to let u know what we had that evening. Superb food!

Fast forward to 2nd day of the trip! We were told by Joshua to drop by at Campos in Newtown. It's a small detour but the trip was worth it.
This tiny little coffee place won the best coffee award in Australia. Unfortunately car travel wasn't good for having affogato but their cappuccino was silky. What got my attention was their layer of foam-creamy.

The cafe serves small sweets-which wasn't we wanted for breakfast. A short walk and we found a 24 hr bakery

I had the fruit bagel-surprisingly warm and nice. A little dry on the side but most bagels are dry anyway. I did wish I have some cream cheese or spread to go with it however.

Mr Ar chose the almond crossiant- so crumbly and yummy!! Good stuff.

Back to traveling...

That's the world famous bridge!! Yes! We drove under it!

Oh! the wedding you ask?

What a beautiful ceremony. This great couple dated for 7 years before tying the knot. Their ceremony was also dedicated to their parents. They even did a slide show for them! I was so moved that my tears couldn't stop running down my cheeks. I'm such a baby! hahaha.

This was me before I started with tears in my eyes. I really like this dress. Took me some time before I found this. Perfect for attending a church wedding.

Reception was fanatistic. We had canapes and wine in the courtyard of Hills Lodge. Then we were directed to a cozy little place for dinner. Again, I didn't want to seem rude so I didn't take any photos of the food (still shy!).

The couple's first dance as a married couple. A splendid evening: beautiful and magical.

The next post will be exciting-beach babes, fried chocolate and fish market! *smile*


tigerfish said...

Tiger Pie! Curry Tiger! TigerFish wants to eat. :P

Seems a beautiful wedding, and you dress is really pretty. I like the color :)

Armand said...

Nothing much at Market City, but the Cafe de Wheels is a must go!

Speaking of coffees... we need to set up a branch of Campos (or similar) in Perth. So far one of the best we've tasted!

p/s doesn't she look lovely in that purple dress :)

Precious Pea said...

The dress looks good on you, errr or you look good in that dress?? word..PRETTY!

I saw this travel show about the pie and i forgot to jot down the name. Thanks to you, now i know where to hunt for the mashed pea. Slurp!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That's a pretty dress, but then I'm sure everything looks good on you lah. Fun pictures, and can't wait to see more. :)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Looks like you had a great time, and I must say you look really smashing in that frock!

singairishgirl said...

Wow, looks like you had a great time. Need a break once in a while. Lovely dress. Looks good on you. :)

Retno Prihadana said...

you look pretty. Hmm...waiting for your next posting: fried chocolate sounds interesting!.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You look lovely in that dress! Pretty sexy too if you asked me. :D

Kelly Mahoney said...

Sounds like a lovely trip and the photos are great!

daphne said...

tigerfish- hehe! exactly. I think the pie was made for u. hehee..

armand-I think you are biased....

east meets west, carol and singairishgirl- thank you so much! hehe. It took me ages but when I saw that dress... i knew that will be the right one! hahaha.

Retno- fried mars bar! so sinful but have to try at least once =)

Littler corner- you are too kind. I think that dress is a keeper.

Kelly-yeah! I wish we have more days but supervisor will kill me! =)

daphne said...

precious pea-oops! sorry! I missed your comment. Ya! you have to try the pies! It's something different and definitely worth going.

peg said...

ur description of the seafood pie is making me terribily hunry at 4.50pm at work.. arggg

InspiredMumof2 said...

The foods are irresistable and makes me wanna visit Sydney again. Its been some 5 years since honeymoon!

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