Shortly after wrapping up the 30+ hours of my latest Belfast-Sydney journey, I hopped on a train into the city centre, eager to inaugurate my month-long food adventures. Since I’ll be eating my way through Sydney, with nomtastic plans practically everyday, I’ve decided to share my thoughts and photos from these various dining experiences–and they’ll be various indeed, in this spectacularly sunny city with its blooming and booming multicultural (and intercultural) cuisines.
A recent addition is Sydney’s first up-market and “accessible” Bangladeshi restaurant, wittily called Bang Street Food and bearing a set menu entitled “Bang for your buck”. I went with my friend Anika, who was born in Bangladesh, occasionally visits, and knows her stuff about food. When I arrived at the decidedly modern restaurant, spaced out and disoriented about the day/time/season/meal, Anika was calmly sipping a mango lassi ($8), which then prompted me to order a coconut one ($8)–delicious, summery, and much needed.