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Sydney Weekly Wrap Edition 6

Hearty European food at “Tommy’s Beef Cafe” in Glebe, 2037.

In this week’s wrap-up, we share about 7 must-visit restaurants around Sydney.

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Ho Jiak Town Hall

Ho Jiak” is a Malaysian restaurant behind Queen Victoria Building in the central business district area close to Town Hall station. It’s run by Junda Khoo, who is also known from his other eatery in Chinatown (Haymarket), also named Ho Jiak. In the dialect of Hokkien, ho jiak means delicious, which aptly describes our experience. Expect the price range to be around $50 per head.

Tommy's Beef Cafe

A community favourite in Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Glebe, “Tommy’s Beer Cafe” has a familiar, rustic feeling and features seating both indoors and outdoors. The cuisine served is European, which means plenty of meat, potato and sauerkraut. We’d recommend visiting Tommy’s Beer Cafe with a group of 4 or more people. It’s a restaurant perfect for clinking beer glasses and chatting whilst feasting on dishes like Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Mixed Sausage Platter, and Chicken Schnitzel.

Warung Pojok Mascot

In the Indonesian language, Warung Pojok means “corner food stall” and this little restaurant is as low-key as its name’s translation. “Warung Pojok” is 2-minutes walk from Mascot Train station. Dishes are authentically wrapped in banana leaf, and served in a humble, no-frills interior. Our recommendation if you can handle spice? Order the Nasi Padang.


From the outside, “Tanomi” looks like a quaint family home complete with a front lawn and a mailbox. Inside, the feeling of being inside a home comes not just from the tidy, minimalist decor but also from warm service and refined Japanese food. We had a big stomach when we browsed Tanomi’s mobile-friendly menu, and ordered Teriyaki Wagyu MB9+ (lunch set with rice), Korean Spicy Sashimi Salad (with Chojang sauce), and Assorted Tempura. Tanomi is great for a date, the hospitality is like what you’d experience in Japan, and it’s a 5-minute walk from Lidcome train station.

Macau Noodle Kitchen

A short walk from Burwood train station, “Macau Noodle Kitchen” offers authentic southern Chinese food at decent portions and a very reasonable price. The attentiveness of service and speed of order delivery however, has its gaps. We ordered: Salt & Pepper Pork Chop, Steamed Live Fish, Pipis with XO Sauce and Fried Vermicelli, Salt & Pepper King Prawns and Green Beans with Minced Pork.

Bites Burger Rozelle

In the easygoing neighbourhood of Rozelle, “Bites Burger” offers burgers, loaded fries, nachos, chicken wings, and milk shakes. The food is pleasurable, and the kind which you’ll cherish alongside a Netflix binge. Coffee is also served, in case you needed some caffeine after entering a food coma.

China Tang Lan Zhou Beef Noodles

Lan Zhou is the capital city of China’s Gansu province. Its noodle soups are known for a thin texture, dash of homemade chilli oil, and light-medium savoury flavour. “China Tang” in Regent Place Shopping Centre has a calming seating environment that’s great for pairs. After you order (ours was Signature Braised Beef Noodles), you can choose the thickness of your noodle.