Archive for the Budget Bite (<$15) Category

Eat Art Truck – roving food truck – Sydney

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), American, Asian (East), Budget Bite (<$15), Cuisine, Dinner, Japanese, Korean, Lunch, Meal Type, Price, Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , on August 6, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

So not too long ago, Sydney started trialling gourmet late night food trucks including food purveyed by those with impressive culinary pedigrees.

The first one I tried was Eat Art Truck which is run by 2 chefs – one formerly of Tetsuyas & one formerly of Quay. And they did not disappoint.

Theirs is an Asian fusion & western style option. These aren’t no ordinary kebab trucks, they come with state of the art induction cooktops and are custom designed for the truck.

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Sydney Uyghur Cuisine – Dinner – Surry Hills

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Asian (East), Budget Bite (<$15), Chinese, Cuisine, Dinner, Lunch, Price, Restaurants, Surry Hills, Sydney, Uyghur with tags , , , , , , on July 22, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

I’m always up for trying new things and I’d walked past this restaurant several times with a mind to go in next time I’m around for dinner. I’ve had Chinese food before (who hasn’t?), but not from this muslim ethnic group in China (and other areas in Central Asia). That means there will be no sweet & sour pork on the menu.

First up, how to pronounce Uyghur? We ask the waiter of this family restaurant and he says ‘wee-gur’.

The decor is very bright

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Black Star Pastry – Dessert – Newtown

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Budget Bite (<$15), Cuisine, Dessert, dessert, French, Meal Type, Modern, Newtown, Price, Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

I’ve been to this place a few times before and have always enjoyed the food here. There are a few savoury items and a whole heap of sweet items. Lovely patisserie and right next to Oscillate Wildly (a wonderful Jap-French fusion restaurant).

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Well Connected – Breakfast – Glebe

Posted in 5 - Lamentable :'(, Breakfast, Budget Bite (<$15), Glebe, Meal Type, Modern, Price, Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

I was in the neighbourhood & starving so I went in the first place that looked appetising and was busy. My mistake was going to a place where the internet seemed to be a bigger draw than the food – I didn’t notice the name until I got the menu

It wasn’t bad food, but it wasn’t great either.

Raspberry/Mango fruit blend – $4

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Beautiful Burgers – Lunch – Chippendale

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Budget Bite (<$15), Burgers, Chippendale, Cuisine, Lunch, Meal Type, Modern, Price, Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

After finally dragging myself out of bed on Saturday arvo, I was really craving a burger, so off I went to Beautiful Burgers. It’s a little hole-in-the-wall place, the kind of place where the owners like to know your name.

Very friendly & relaxed, a perfect way for me to start the day with breakfast/lunch. 🙂

The sun was shining (although it did go to the dogs later in the day) and they had a quaint little courtyard out back where I could chill.

I decided to go for one of the specials as, in the words of my sister, you can get the regular menu any day of the year.

Cypriot lamb with rocket, grilled tomatoes, red onions & feta

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Pho Pasteur Vietnamese Restaurant – Haymarket

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Asian (East), Budget Bite (<$15), Cuisine, Haymarket, Lunch, Price, Restaurants, Sydney, Vietnamese with tags , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

Just a quickie during my lunch break. Not so quick due to service though.

Whenever I go to a Viet restaurant, I always have try the beef rice noodles (pho) because if they can’t get their signature dish right, I doubt they could get anything right.

Pho Pasteur – George St Sydney

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