It's hard to believe 2015 is nearly over. I thought it would be fun to take a look back on my ten favourite dishes of the year in Sydney. Narrowing it down to ten proved to be a much more difficult task than I anticipated, hence I ended up with eleven :) From entrees to desserts, Asian to Moroccan, these are the amazing eats I had the pleasure of consuming.
#11. Snap Crackle Plop - Chicken rice with onsen egg - Kin by Us, Macquarie
Why? Comfort food at its best with a perfectly cooked soft yolk egg
#10. Korean steak tartare with pear. Devon by Night, Waterloo
Why? The combination of the Korean soy sesame dressing with the sweet slices of pear, egg yolk and succulent tartare just works
#9. Goma Street - Sokyo, Pyrmont
Why? Art on a plate - the mix of textures and chocolate and sesame flavours was delightful
#8. Turkish coffee tiramisu - Moorish Blue, McMahons Point
Why? Loved this take on a tiramisu - velvelty smooth with an intense coffee flavour
#7. 48 hours slow cooked Riverina short rib, Gastro Park, Potts Point
Why? Incredibly impressed by this most delicious piece of beef cooked for 48 hours which completely melts in the mouth and is still pink in the middle!
#6. Cheeseburger spring rolls - Ms Gs, Potts Point
Why? The ultimate fusion food, combining the cheesy goodness of a cheeseburger with the crispness of a deep fried spring roll
#5. Chocolate fondant with salted sesame ice cream - Tokonoma, Sydney CBD
Why? Chocolate oozing out from the centre, a perfectly cooked fondant paired with creamy salted sesame ice cream
#4. Savoy cabbage - Toriciya, Cammeray
Why? The aroma of the truffle was intoxicating and the citrusy soy dressing and saffron made this my favourite vegetarian dish of the year
#3. Carrot, yoghurt, liquorice - Cafe Paci, Darlinghurst
Why? Judging from the ingredients of the dish, I did not have high expectations... but I was proved wrong and it was one of the most refreshing dishes I had all year and lit up my taste buds. Excuse my half-eaten shot!
#2. Butternut gnocchi - Gastro Park, Potts Point
Why? The pure joy of having the gnocchi pearls filled with creamy pumpkin soup burst in the mouth AND the amazingly flavoursome mushroom consomme
#1. Duck, hazelnut, raddichio, raspberry - Cafe Paci, Darlinghurst
Why? Visually stunning and with the flavours to match - at times, I felt like I was eating a dessert
Looking forward to another year of food discoveries!
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