All About Pho: Eastwood’s Pho Gia Hoi, Feb 2016

Pho Gia Hoi offers up a Vietnamese menu that’s in a similar vein to Me Pho and Tan Viet. Funnily enough, the 3 competitors are also located along the same stretch of road in Eastwood. Upon inspection though, Pho Gia Hoi’s menu is more extensive than the other two’s. We ordered the net rice paper…

Me Pho @ Eastwood Jan 2017

The first thing you notice about Me Pho when you step through the door is the friendly service. The ladies at the front greeted us with genuine smiles and one of them showed us to a table. She then proceeded to explain the ordering system which was simple enough – write down your menu order…

The Missing Piece @ Macquarie Centre, July 2016

It’s not hard to see why The Missing Piece is always packed. Its beverages and food is made from fresh and quality ingredients and tastes pretty darn good. Decadent RFA organic Belgian hot chocolate: The berry boom! smoothie of mixed berries, chia seeds, cucumber, mint, coconut water and apple juice. The Chicky Piece, which was toasted sourdough, filled with chicken…

Ginger & Shallots @ Eastwood, Jan 2016

Craving cheap and tasty Chinese food, we decided to try a place in Eastwood that we’d walked past many times, Ginger & Shallots. We opted for a family deal, which let us choose three dishes from a decent list of seafood, vegetable and meat dishes, and also came with rice and a plate of vegetables. All…

Tan Viet Noodle House @ Eastwood, Dec 2015

Believe it or not, people flock to this small Vietnamese eatery not for their noodles, but for three words: Crispy skin chicken. We went early for lunch, just before 12pm, and managed to grab the last available table. We decided to order the norm of any Vietnamese noodle restaurant, pho with raw beef. It was a large bowl…

Chef’s Gallery @ Macquarie Centre, Oct 2015

Noodles and pig-faced buns – that’s what we went to try specifically, having heard that they were the signature dishes of Chef’s Gallery. We went to the Macquarie Centre branch, which is located right next to PappaRich, making for some interesting queue watching at lunch. We ordered the prawn and pork wontons with strips of carrots, omelette and handmade…

TGI Fridays & PappaRoti @ North Ryde, July 2015

TGI Fridays is an American franchise that has opened its doors in over 60 countries, and its one NSW chain is located in Macquarie Shopping Centre. The restaurant’s interior was aptly decked with American flags and memorabilia, and it had a lively bar/ casual dining atmosphere. The restaurant served a wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. I had the mango…