A little taste of summer in Sydney, Day 2

The second day was a long day!

We left hotel around 8 o’clock in the morning and walked the whole way to an area called The Rocks. We planned to visit The Rocks Markets which normally starts from 10 am. This is very different from our at home local Gold Coast market which starts from 7 am.

Walking around The Rocks
Walking around The Rocks and dreaming about bridge climb
Welcome to The Rocks
Welcome to The Rocks

Since it was a bit too early to visit the market, we decided to have breakfast first. After Googling the best breakfast places around The Rocks, we found a cafe called The Fine Food Store. We looked into the shop and it’s quite tourist oriented. The coffee smelt just ok but because there’s not much around we decided to give it a go.

Lane view in front of the store
Lane view in front of the store

Luckily we got the best table near the street so that we can enjoy a little bit of the street/lane view. We ordered 3 soy flat whites and one skinny cappuccino. For breakfast we order one spicy beans with toast, one ricotta cheese with avocado toast and one poached egg and bacon burger. The best dish was the spicy beans.

Coffee with pretty lane view
Coffee with pretty lane view
Breakfast winner: homemade spicy beans
Breakfast winner: homemade spicy beans
Poached egg and bacon burger
Poached egg and bacon burger
Ricotta cheese and avocado toast
Ricotta cheese and avocado toast

After breakfast we walked around the market and found a couple of interesting stores. We bought some chocolate, one pair of cute baby shoes and some organic beeswax.

Handmade beautiful chocolate
Handmade beautiful chocolate
Good mask for Hallovween
Good mask for Hallovween

After market we made a trip to Bondi Beach, one of the iconic places in Sydney. We have some tips for you if you are interested to visit around Sydney by using public transportation on Sunday. It will only cost $2.50 for the whole day no matter how many trips you make and how far away you go. For us, we only spent $2.50 for the whole trip back the city to Bondi and then back to city.  You can easily catch Bus 333 or 380 to Bondi.

The weather was not great and very windy. We walked along the beach and had a view of the famous swimming pool right next to the beach.

Bondi beach
Bondi beach
Swimming pool next to the beach
Swimming pool next to the beach
Walk walk walk
Walk to the beach
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Walk walk walk
Bloggers working hard
Bloggers working hard
Inspiring graffiti on the wall at Bondi
Inspiring graffiti on the wall at Bondi

After the walk, we decided to grab something to eat. We were in the mood for some tacos and burritos. There is a famous burrito place – Beach Burrito Company right next to the beach. We ordered the prawn and fish tacos to share and one burrito with pulled pork. The food was really good and everyone enjoyed it.

Beach Burrito Company
Beach Burrito Company
Nice drinks after long walk
Nice drinks after long walk
Burrito with pulled pork
Burrito with pulled pork
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Fish taco
Fish and prawn tacos
Prawn taco

After lunch, we quickly visited the Bondi Market.

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Bondi Market
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Pretty bike we found at the market

On our way back to our hotel we stopped by Strand Arcade to have coffee at Gumption which is one of the best coffee places in Sydney CBD.

Our dinner was booked at Longrain Sydney which is a award-winning Thai restaurant and has been listed on lots of food/travel magazines. We ordered four dishes: yellow curry with pumpkin and cauliflower (vegan), stir fried prawns with baby corn, green pawpaw salad and char grilled eggplant with okra and banana blossom. The best dish for us was the yellow curry with pumpkin and cauliflower. The curry sauce was so creamy and tasty. You can easily finish a couple bowls of rice by adding the sauce!

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Menu at Longrain
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Char grilled eggplant
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Yellow curry with pumpkin and cauliflower
Stir fried prawns
Stir fried prawns
Pawpaw salad
Pawpaw salad

Let’s face it food tourism is so very interesting. We saw so many great places and ate great local foods at all sorts of iconic restaurants. Australia is blessed with great food and very clever chefs!!

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