Jafe Jaffles, Sydney

One of the best things about Vivid Sydney is the materialisation of a food truck village in Martin Place, which is conveniently located only a few steps from my office. The one I was most excited about trying was Jafe Jaffles, which in food truck form, is a Kombi van meandering around Sydney delivering creatively named jaffles and soup. I was devastated when my jaffle maker was somehow lost when we moved house, and though we have bought others since, they’re just not the same! As a result, I had been waiting years for a good jaffle by the time I stopped by the Jafe Jaffle stand last Friday night.

Jafe Jaffles @Vivid Sydney

Jafe Jaffles @Vivid Sydney

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Chick-In, Melbourne CBD

Newsflash: KFC is the next big thing.

I know what you’re thinking: I’ve come a bit late to the party, considering Kentucky Fried Chicken commenced operations in 1930, however the ‘K’ I’m referring to is Korean. In the past few years, Korean fried chicken has rapidly been appearing on menus all over Sydney and Melbourne.

Following the recommendation of the Melbourne Urban Walkabout Guide, I headed down a laneway close to Southern Cross Station in search of a tiny Korean restaurant by the name of Chick-In, for a quick snack before an AFL game. Having only finished our meal at Bistro Vue a few short hours ago, my boyfriend and I were not hugely hungry, however the exorbitant prices at Etihad Stadium do encourage you to fill up before you make it to the game.

Chick-In

Chick-In

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Khao Pla, Chatswood

My birthday this year fell on a Monday. This is generally not an issue because I usually have a Chinese dinner banquet with my family and Chinese restaurants are open every day of the week. Unfortunately, my parents were overseas and it was decided that we would do my birthday dinner the day after. My attempts to find a restaurant for dinner with my boyfriend on the Monday were not promising to begin with. My first choice Thai restaurant was under new management and was closed on Mondays. My second choice Japanese restaurant was also closed on Mondays. Eventually, by virtue of it actually being open, we entered my third choice Khao Pla in Chatswood, and I have to say, I’m pretty glad we did. Continue reading