Oh dang, I don't think I can catch up and post day 8-10 within a day time, before premium membership is gone TAT.
Less talk to waste less time, straight to the photos of the 7th day of my trip!
On the way to Royal Botanic Garden, and saw this interesting lamppost!
Cropped image of the lamppost to view the words.
Side alley stairs
Government House in Royal Botanic Garden
Some touristy photos of the garden, and the garden shop.
Bats sleeping on the tree during the daytime!
Man O' War Steps
One of the top restaurant in Sydney, and ranked #26 under S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant's list, Quay
Helm by chef Peter Gilmore, Quay has been awarded three hat status for ten years in a row. (Not as prestigious as Michelin Star, think of it as a lower scale/league.)
Was forturnate to be able to get a lunch booking during Thursday, though my preference will be a dinner reservation.
But it was fully booked for all nights till December for Monday-Thursday, and till next February for Friday-Sunday.
But pardon my crappy food photography skills, more like a casual snapshot, can't wait to smell and taste the food!
(Must resist temptation and take proper photos next time!)
Nevertheless, I chose a 4 course lunch!
Awesome seating area, and direct view of the Opera House!
Interval time with some freshly baked breadHim
: One - Salad of yellowfin tuna,
salsify, radish, jamon & juniper emulsion, ciabatta, smoked bonito oil, radish flowersHer
: One - Mud crab congee, fresh palm heart,
Hand shelled mud crab, Chinese inspired split rice porridgeHim
: Two - Slow cooked coturnix quail breast, stone ground semolina enriched with Alba truffle butter,
buckwheat, farro, walnuts, pumpernickel, paratha, maltHer
: Two - Tasmanian blue throat wrasse,
Crystal Bay prawns, treviso, sea urchin custard, radishesHim
: Three - Confit of milk fed Suffolk lamb,
purple garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, sheeps milk curd, salt bush shoots,
fennel pollen, Pantelleria capersHer
: Three - Berkshire pig jowl,
maltose crackling, prunes, cauliflower cream, perfumed with prune kernel oilHim
: Four - Jackfruit snow eggHer
: Four - Quay's
Eight texture chocolate cake
Coffee, Petits Fours
Posing with the Opera House
Circular Quay Wharf
Aboriginal people playing at Circular Quay
Another view of the Harbour Bridge
Ferry view of the surroundings, while on the way to Manly Beach!
Shuichi putting her legs in a dugout sandpit
Surrounding view of Manly Beach area
Church stained glass
A Labrador dog at the Manly ferry wharf.
Eating our dinner at Chatswood's Sushi Train!
Chef preparing the flame grilled salmon.
Flying fish roe
Ebi tempura udon
They serve really awesome takoyaki, and very fresh produce!
I chose prawn takoyaki, really fresh and sweet prawn with a good biteness, and the right hardness of the takoyaki and sauce, very flavorful!
Taking the train home, end of day 7!