During my recent escape to Sydney for the launch of the Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers Campaign, I found myself with a few hours of free time.
So the next day, I deliberately skipped breakfast so I could sample it myself.
The only problem? You really need more than one person for yum cha, so you can taste test more goodies. My tummy filled up way too quickly.
Nice supermarket opposite the hotel
I got a laugh out of this one. Years ago, when I lived in London, I worked at a magazine with an office near Covent Garden. To my pride, even my bank's home branch was Covent Garden, and I worked out at the then-trendy Sanctuary Gym in my lunch hours. Oh those were happy times for a young Aussie, who grew up dreaming of London.
Anyway, back to Sydney ...
Heehee, seen in a Chinatown Food Court
I really wanted to get some souvenirs from this cute little corner shop. But a movie crew was the in the way. (Apparently a Hong Kong popstar was the star, so there was a huge crowd!).
Luckily, the crowd had cleared by the time I came back. The Oriental Joint is a great shop for gifts and trinkets, and just like in Asia, the lovely lady serving me gave a special price just for me. Aren't I lucky?
I wanted to check with The Master, but unfortunately, he wasn't in. Pity, I thought he would have known I was coming...)
I agonised over dinner, because there was so much choice. Finally I chose a bowl of duck soup with noodles from a food court place that promised 'Sydney's Best Duck.' All for the princely price of $8.30.
Tummy full, it was back to enjoy the crisp sheets in the bed that I had all to myself. All to myself, do you hear me? It was the best sleep I'd had in ages.
Readers, what are the best kept secrets of your home/favourite city?