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Taste of Sydney!

Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 4:15 am     English  |  日本語

That’s right, Taste of Sydney has started this Friday!
I was initially planning to go over the weekend (which I still got the ticket for.) but “Do you wanna come on Thursday?” with free extra ticket was certainly a good enough excuse!

Ok… This entry was supposed to be all about Taste of Sydney with a bunch of snapshots taken with my crappy camera. Stupidly I couldn’t find my camera in my bag, and I instantly gave up looking for it – it turned out that the camera was hidden between the bag compartment after all…

However, luckily I was with 3 enthusiastic well-known food bloggers – Helen from GrabYourFork, Susan from ChocolateSuze and Billy from ATableForTwo. There’s no doubt that they’ll blog about this event with great reviews and insights better than I could ever do, so I’ll just leave that part to them! (You know, I’m not a food blogger but I just simply like to eat. ;p )

Grab Your Fork – Taste of Sydney Festival by Helen
Chocolatesuze – Taste of Sydney Festival by Susan
A Table For Two – 10 things you must do at Taste of Sydney festival by Billy

I also ran into my friend Amanda who writes such a mouth-watering food blog. And she posted her entry on this event at her blog AmuseBouche as well.

After strolling through booths for nearly 3 hours, we were ready for more food. I must say, there wasn’t enough free samples to fill me up. ;p With Helen’s suggestion, we headed out to Wagaya in China town.

As previously posted, this place is yet another Izakaya style Japanese restaurant, but they are with that automated ordering system – no mistake, no confusion, and food will be served quickly.


I must admit that I previously tried to avoid – simply because I can’t handle “spicy” well. Wagaya has this evil food on the menu – Russian roulette Sushi. 1 of 6 tuna sushi is filled with a CHUNK of wasabi inside which “supposedly” makes you burst into tears.

Who’s busted with Wasabi? I guess the picture below speaks for itself.


Well I said “supposedly” because the wasabi they use isn’t really fresh enough and doesn’t really make you burst into tears unfortunately. I guess we should’ve opened my pure wasabi jar that I bought at the festival and asked them to fill the sushi with it instead. (which by the way I love this thing, it went really well with a beef tataki that I made tonight.)


Taste of Sydney festival runs until this Sunday. We’re having this questionable weather over the weekend, but it’s worth checking out and see what Australia has to offer!

Taste of Sydney
Thursday 12th March – Sunday 15th.
Find out more at their official web site.


4 comments for “Taste of Sydney!”

  1. Much fun. I soooo knew I was going to get the wasabi bullet. And it’s Grab Your Fork btw, FORK I said. lol

    Posted by Helen | March 15, 2009, 11:02 pm
  2. @ Helen
    and I sooo knew that I WASN’T going to get it LOL
    Aww sorry for the typo mistake!! Corrected!
    Certainly don’t want to grab our ‘folks’ – less food for us to eat otherwise… LOL

    Posted by admin | March 15, 2009, 11:11 pm
  3. I’m guessing the shot with the yellow “!” was the sushi roulette reaction shot? I was wondering if there’d be one floating around… :)

    Posted by Simon | March 26, 2009, 9:37 pm
  4. @ Simon
    Hahaha Helen suddenly stopped and start laughing – that’d give away who got it, eh?

    Posted by admin | March 27, 2009, 8:11 am

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