Category Archives: CBD – Haymarket

Waitan, Haymarket

I’ve been to a fair few Chinese restaurants in my time…but hardly any which are as modern and luxe as Waitan, which is up an escalator on Sussex Street and a world away from the bustle of Chinatown.

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Filed under CBD - Haymarket, Chinese, Fusion, Singaporean

Hakata-Maru Ramen, Haymarket

I am loving all the new options popping up in Sydney for ramen and have heard about Hakata-Maru Ramen, which is in the Market City food court and is a strong contender for one of the tastiest food court versions in town. They serve up the same Hakata style ramen as the more pricey Ippudo, with hearty tonkotsu pork bone broth and thin, straight noodles.

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Filed under CBD - Haymarket, Japanese

The Sandwich Hero – Super Sandwich Deliveries!

Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, it’s Superman…or one of his many superhero friends riding a Vespa and holding a sandwich! The Sandwich Hero is one of the most interesting food services to shake up Sydney, offering sandwich deliveries from superheroes to the many CBD offices throughout Sydney.

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Ramen Ikkyu, Haymarket

There’s been a lot of fanfare in the foodie world over the newest ramen bar on the block – Ramen Ikkyu, tucked away in a corner of the Sussex Centre Food Court. It is run by the ex-head chef of Blancharu (a French-Japanese fusion restaurant in Elizabeth Bay) and when I heard that he had opened up a ramen bar in Chinatown, I was dying to try it out because I’d heard rave reviews about the ramen at Blancharu. I was a bit worried because I had also heard that the chef’s business plan is to only produce 150 bowls of ramen every day and to close up the store when they have all been sold – but luckily on the night we decided to drop by, they hadn’t sold out yet by 8.30pm and we were able to sneak in a late ramen dinner.

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Filed under CBD - Haymarket, Food Court, Japanese

Blackflower Patisserie, Haymarket

After spotting the name of Blackflower Patisserie popping up on our Instagram feed, I decided to find this elusive place where interesting flavours of macarons seemed to come from. Blackflower is conveniently located right across from Market City and only opened around the end of 2012, which explains why I had never noticed it before despite its central Chinatown location. As its name might hint, the patisserie is an offshoot of the popular Passionflower ice cream chain and the Asian fusion flavour combinations which have become the signature at Passionflower carry over into the Blackflower experience too.

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Filed under Bakery, Cafe, CBD - Haymarket, Dessert, Fusion, Patisserie