At the start of my visit to New York City, I stayed around the hip Lower East Side area which is full of interesting restaurants and boutiques. We loved having fantastic eateries on our doorstep and here are the highlights of the area for me:
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Chinese food cooked by Koreans is one of my favourite type of foods. As strange as that sounds, there are a small number of Korean restaurants which cook Chinese dishes with Korean flavours and techniques, and the end result is quite a delicious combination of cultures. Won San (previously known as Arisana) is located on the bustling Rowe St of Eastwood and is one of two Korean/Chinese restaurants in the area. It is quite large (two storeys) and tonight we’re ordering a mix of dishes to share between the four of us.
One of the best things about living in a multicultural society like Australia is that you have easy access to restaurants serving up the cuisines of different countries. A favourite activity of mine is going to yum cha, which is a lunchtime activity at Chinese restaurants where trolleys and trolleys of dim sims are pushed around for you to choose from.
Today some friends of mine take me to Iron Chef at Cabramatta as they tell me it’s the best yum cha in the area. Finding parking can be a bit difficult especially during peak periods (weekends), but conveniently enough a new car park has just opened next door offering limited free parking, hooray!
Taste of Shanghai is one of the better Shanghainese restaurants in the Eastwood area; since opening several years ago it has constantly been busy and serves up delicious food. Whenever I get a dumpling or xiaolongbao (steamed pork dumpling) craving, Taste of Shanghai is where I go. Upon walking past it recently, I noticed posters promoting four different xiaolongbao variations. I can’t ever resist new and interesting food, so I was definitely coming back to try it out.
Hidden away just off the bustling Oxford Street of Darlinghurst lies a small courtyard surrounded by restaurants. It’s a nice quiet neighbourhood that is private enough to escape the city rush but close enough to return once you’ve had your food fix.