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Three Unique Spots to Test Out the Food Culture of Sydney

by Scarlett Stark 12 months ago in travel tips
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Navigate with your group in Sydney, between the Spice Temple, Saint Peter and the lunch cruise in Sydney to experience its diverseness in food culture

Australia’s most populous city, Sydney, houses a variety of tourist attractions including over a hundred fine beaches, splendid gardens, towering skyscrapers and party cruises. Apart from the architectural masterpieces and water related activities, the food culture here is also prominent. Sydney, being a cultural melting pot has diversified the expanding food scene with inspirations hailing from a variety of countries. Sydney’s diversity is best experienced in its restaurants that showcase homegrown produce and world-class chefs. Visit the places listed below in and around Sydney to give your taste buds the highest satisfaction.

Harbour Lunch Cruise

The harbour is known for its multifarious food scene and there are numerous diners that offer delicious dishes, both exotic as well as native. Cruising is a fun way to experience great food with a hint of sightseeing. The Sydney Harbour lunch cruise offers great value- for-money packages by combining delicious food with sightseeing. There are numerous vessels available to choose from and the authentic paddlewheeler stands out due to its wrap-around verandah and theatre style seating. This classic boat takes you on a three hour long cruise along the harbour where you can witness the iconic landmarks like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and many more. Witness these stunning sights while you feast on the chef selected buffet which are prepared freshly onboard! Treat yourself to some drinks and beverages which can be purchased from the fully-licensed bar available on all levels. Take a stroll on the wrap-around verandah with a drink in your hand and enjoy the scenic beauties of the harbour.. This fabulous lunch cruise in Sydney provides a memorable experience with the live entertainment, modern indoors, sumptuous food and stunning views of the busy harbour.

Saint Peter

Located at Paddington, New South Wales, is an Aussie fish eatery where sustainable seafood is served and prepared with great expertise. If you are a seafood lover and you wish to be introduced to world-class chefs looking to hone their skills, you are at the right place. The menu changes regularly with the focal point being the freshest catches of the day. Other than the famous cod, salmon or kingfish, the lesser varieties and flavors are also listed in the menu to entice the food lovers. These include the charcoal-grilled mackerel or Maray, a small oiled fish with silver skin plated in a delicate manner. Talking about the indoors, it was recently revived with a striking marble-topped bar and an intersection was created at the Fish Butchery, a retail concept by the head chef cum co-owner. With the kitchen being on the side of the dining bench, the guests can witness the cooking action from a comfortable position, unconsciously creating a diner and a chef intimacy. Wine and other beverages are locally inspired and if you are looking to just stop by and have a drink, sit at the bar area.

Spice Temple

Sydney is on a rapid spree of becoming the culinary capital of Australia. The Spice Temple was opened in 2009 and features an underground restaurant with some of the best regional Chinese food you will come across in Sydney. Located at Bligh Street, Sydney, Spice Temple is a modern Chinese themed restaurant with dark timber tables, padded red leather bench and dim lighting. With moody incense being lit, you will also sense an exotic aroma flowing through the dining room as well. The dishes here are vibrant, elegant and balanced, and shows the harmony that is characteristic to every Chineses cooking. Inspired by numerous Chinese provinces, the dried spices and chillies used here play with the texture and contrast, which adds a vigorous flavour to most of the dishes. Besides the flavoured Chinese dishes, you can sip the zodiac themed cocktails as well.

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