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A Visit to Cabramatta
Monday, 6th September 2010, 22:40

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A weekend road trip down to Sydney for Fathers Day was also a weekend full of food opportunities.
On Saturday I went exploring in Cabramatta with Mum, who was hunting down some fabric. I was hunting down snackfoods and getting myself psyched for my South East Asian holiday in a months time.
First up, a late brunchy snack of pandan and coconut waffle ($1.50) was warm and crisp; the coconut was moist and made the whole thing nice and chewy. Thanks for tempting me Suze!
A Visit to Cabramatta
Stocking up on some basics in the grocery stores, we bought a fancy tin of white lotus and egg moon cakes ($16.80). I have never tried these before, but we will crack them out to celebrate the Moon Festival from afar.
A Visit to Cabramatta
After a simple lunch of crispy skinned chicken with noodles,
A Visit to Cabramatta
beef with broccoli,
A Visit to Cabramatta
and pork with rice noodles,
A Visit to Cabramatta
I bought this beautiful choux pastry swan ($1.50) from one of the French Vietnamese bakeries. You can't see it properly in the photos, but tucked between the wings is a swirl of whipped custard.
A Visit to Cabramatta
Having not yet reached my custard limit (if such an awful thing exists) I bought a box of hot fresh custard puffs ($5 box of 20) and demolished most of them while watching more being made.
A Visit to Cabramatta
A Visit to Cabramatta
Realising I didn't have anything sugar-free to bring home for Waz, I was excited when I saw sweet potato chips ($4 for 100g) in a heated glass cabinet.
A Visit to Cabramatta
They were dripping with what I thought was hot oil, freshly made, but after buying a bag I was (very happily) surprised to find out they were toffee coated! Molten sugar coating crisp sweet potato, so good, it was a shame I had to eat them all.
He had to settle for Broccoli Chips ($1.99) instead.
A Visit to Cabramatta
Ok, these were not so good, while they were crisp and salty, they left a really weird bitter aftertaste.
A Visit to Cabramatta
Finally, just as we were leaving I spotted these soft drinks. I'm a sucker for good packaging (Yummy Tummy Koala anyone??) and the cute labels on the Jones Sugar Cane Soda ($3 a bottle) really appealed.
A Visit to Cabramatta
A Visit to Cabramatta
I am yet to try them and the huge range of other flavours like blue bubblegum, orange cream and vanilla bean that I couldn't carry home. I need to find somewhere nearby that stocks them. In the meantime they remind me a lot of the awesome Saxbys Soft Drinks made in Taree, they make the best cream soda, mandarin and pineapple flavours!
Stay tuned for more Sydney posts...


Comments:
1How were the broccoli chips Warren?
by Mandy on Sep 16th @ 09:12pm

2Which restaurant served the beef with broccoli?
by Matthew on Dec 5th @ 07:49pm


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