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Another dining spot we fancy in Sydney, Porteno! Think Argentinian style dishes in a buzzing dining vibe. The Woodfired Cheese (swipe right) as a start was downright amazing, infused with honey, garlic and chilli components to accentuate the dish. On to mains, we had the succulent Australian Jacks Creek Sirloin served with Mustard and Chimichurri. Awesome.
Old is gold? Maybe not when it comes to @SingaporeAir J Class seats. Our first time on the 2006 J seat on our Sydney-Singapore leg and while the seats and design show sighs of aging, we still find it a pretty decent product especially with the 34” width and 180 degrees recline into a flatbed. 1-2-1 config is great, and we already that this as a given in today’s business class context. The footrest comes an an angle to the flatbed, so a gripe we have is that we have to tilt our body slightly for full stretch.
Quite interesting to come across a Japanese inspired cafe in Sydney and we just had to have the Matcha mille-feuille!
If you are looking for a good steakhouse in Sydney, Rockpool is worth a try! The brand is quite an institution and and the Sydney outlet reminds us of the classic American steakhouse; think high ceiling, solid pillars, old-fashioned bar area for pre-dinner drinks and a dim dining ambience. The menu here features mostly Australian produce, and for our own diversity, we had both the flavourful Ribeye and Sirloin.
We managed to spend some time in the SIA SilverKris Lounge in Sydney Airport prior to our flight back to Singapore. These solo pods are probably our favourite part of the lounge, which come across as relatively dated in design. Food option is very decent such as the pasta or Singapore curry chicken, with a good range of alcoholic beverages or barista-made coffee by Sydney based Double Roasters, and cheese selection. How’s your experience at this SilverKris Lounge? We would like to hear!
Very good coffee in Sydney, they have a few outlets but the Surry Hills outlet win us over with its Indie vibes coupled with a back lane coffee corner.
Definitely one of our best meals in Sydney! We highly recommend Automata where we had the pleasure of dining at, where its Head Chef Clayton Wells previously had a collaboration venture at the now-defunct Blackwattle restaurant in Singapore. Fine casual dining with an energetic dining ambience, the dishes are executed with bits of Asian influences yet it doesn’t try too hard to be overly fanciful. Every dish we had was a hit, even down to desserts. Key highlights (swipe right for more) for us: Spanner Crab and Fermented Chilli Pasta; Black Angus Hanger with Jalapeño, Grilled Cucumber & Shallot; Coral Prawns with Leek and Smoked Salmon Caviar; Stracciatella Cheese with Capers & Herbs; Starters which include Seaweed Cracker with Kombu Cream, Storm Shell Clam with XO Chilli & Red Vinegar.
Probably the best sight we had of Bondi Beach when it was early in the morning when the sunlight is glowing and the crowd still asleep!
The Place as the restaurant is named, where we tried the bento-displayed lunch set during our stay in the property. Great to see many familiar Singaporean dishes on the menu (swipe right for more) as well such as Satay, Beef Rendang and Laksa as well which taste very legit.
A random hole-in-the-wall coffee stall along the Main Street in Newtown. Glad we made a pitstop for its good coffee, good morning!
There’s something charming about hotels housed in colonial buildings and there’s just so much history here. Unlike the post office history of the sister property in Singapore, @FullertonHotelSydney still retains the post office function in the same old General Post Office building.
Did an easy trip to Manly Beach from Circular Quay and we can’t resist having some Fish & Chips! This restaurant is off the Main Street and provides space for dine-in. We chose the fresh fish option, tempura battered, serves with a mix of thinly crisp sweet potatoes and fried potatoes!
Ham and cheese toast FTW! Very good toast at @NormcoreCoffee in CBD, and the coffee is on point too!
Took a walk along the Harbour Bridge when the weather was clear. Happy for the city which has been plagued by haze from the forest fire and the intermittent wet season from one of the worst floods in NSW this week. Sydney, you are charming.
Leisurely Afternoon Tea back in the comfort of our hotel after a long day out at The Bar in @TheFullertonSydney! Lovely 3-tier set with a good mix of sweets and savoury, complete with scones and choice of Tea or Coffee.

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