Category Archives: Chatswood

Marukame Udon, Chatswood

I was quite surprised to see Marukame Udon opening up in Chatswood, because we had previously had it on my recent trip to Hawaii and hadn’t realised that it was a global franchise. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find out that Marukame Udon is actually a sister store to Hakata-Maru Ramen which is in the Market City food court. Seems like fast, tasty and affordable Japanese noodle canteens are taking over Sydney.

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New Shanghai, Chatswood Chase

New Shanghai is one of those few Chinese restaurants which just keeps getting better, and has since managed to open 4 branches across Sydney. Tonight we’re visiting their second Chatswood branch which is located in the higher-end Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre (the other one is located in Lemon Grove) and the menu has gotten significantly larger since I last visited a couple years back.

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PappaRich, Chatswood

PappaRich is the newest contender for the most popular Malaysian restaurant in town. The chain hails from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and opened up outlets in Victoria before heading up to Sydney, and the Chatswood store is absolutely packed on the Saturday night we went at 5.30pm to queue up for a table for 7. Even though we had got in early, we were one of the last people to be able to wait inside the foyer; diners who came after us were forced to wait in an orderly queue outside in the cold.

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New Shanghai Breakfast Menu, Lemon Grove Chatswood

Whenever I wake up early enough to head out and eat breakfast, Australian cafe food is my usual choice as there are so many cafes across Sydney. You wouldn’t normally head to a Chinese restaurant for your first meal of the day but New Shanghai at Lemon Grove (known for their delicious dumplings) offers a breakfast menu featuring authentic items which you can commonly find across China.

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Japan City Eat Street, Chatswood

This restaurant has now closed.

The other day I walked past Japan City and realised something was different; the Asian homewares retail outlet now has expanded into food too with ‘Eat Street’, a mini food court featuring various Japanese delicacies. It’s nice to know that some retail outlets (eg. IKEA) are differentiating themselves by including a culinary experience as part of the shopping experience and I thought I’d check it out.

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