Our Restaurant Reviews

This blog is all about celebrating Sydney's wonderful culinary underbelly of cheap and cheerful ethnic restaurants. It's not just the great food, we get a sense of being overseas and immersed in another culture. We are travel food nerds.

Our motto: dodginess is next to godliness. When we go out to eat we make it an adventure, we eat out to enjoy, not to nitpick. Stuff like lighting, decor and how comfy the seats are is irrelevant to us, in fact the dodgier the better we reckon.



Service schmervice. We are not fussy about service, though it is usually cheery and efficient, we find that if we are nice we get nice service in return, if not who cares, what does one expect when paying on average $10 a dish? As long as we are fed we are happy.

Five star service - Stanley, Hong Kong.

We only blog the restaurants we like. If we eat at a restaurant we don't like we won't blog it. Fortunately bad street food restaurants are hard to find. In ten years or so of trawling street food places I can only think of a couple that were just plain bad. We have a good eye for street food joints and Miss Chicken has a sixth sense when it comes to ordering. We are rarely disappointed. I wish we could say the same for ‘regular’ restaurants…

We revisit restaurants often, even after a few years. We have been known to visit a restaurant up to ten times to sample their wares and we often go back to check on how they are doing.

We blog for the fun of it. This blog is just a bit of self-education and self-expression for two people who can't colour inside the lines. We don't seek or accept freebies or payments from restaurants, and we are not employed in any related industry. We do accept the occasional freelance writing gig from publishers who like bad spelling.

Contact: hellostreetfood@gmail.com

or via the friendly postman:

PO Box 3236
Marrickville Metro NSW 2204
Australia

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ACHTUNG PR & RESTAURANT FOLKS: please note we don't accept free meals or attend PR gigs, we just like to do our own thing and keep it fun. We don't have sponsored posts, paid in kind reviews or posts from media releases.

What we are interested in is writing, photography or speaking gigs on food, travel or blogging related topics, potential partnerships and hello kitty merchandise. Contact us if you want permission to use our words or pictures or any other crazy reason you might want to speak to us. We're nice folk, honestly.

10 comments:

  1. I love the little boy waiter, so cute! =)

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  2. This is a great guide for anyone who wants to eat their way through Sydney. More interesting and reliable than any other cheap eats guide I have come across.

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  3. Love your approach! I've added you to my blog, Scoff and Quaff. It's got recipes, cooking schools and a couple of schmancy places but street food is my first love :)

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  4. Hehe - nothin' wrong with a bit of schmancy now and again!

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  5. Have you tried the new Peruvian place on Ross Street in Glebe? It looks like a milk bar but is run by a Peruvian family with home-cooked tasty meals, also very cheap :)

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  6. great blog, seems as if I had to come to Sydney soon :)

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  7. heyyyyyyy where are you two bloggers ,great work for travellers you do, cool and good luck regards south african lady living in norway

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  8. I am collecting bread recipes for an international bread cookbook. I need to directly contact a restaurant in the country for their story, recipe and food photos. Their details will be published in the book. I am looking for authentic recipes such as from Malaysia (roti jala/roti canai), Australia (damper), Turkey (pide), Sri Lanka, Polynesia, Vietnam, Thailand. Can anyone help - or know of any other bread ideas and contacts? I can give more details once I've been contacted. If you can help let me know asap. cheers teresa My email is: tessytonga@gmail.com

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  9. I am collecting bread recipes for an international bread cookbook. I need to directly contact a restaurant in the country for their story, recipe and food photos. Their details will be published in the book. I am looking for authentic recipes such as from Malaysia (roti jala/roti canai), Australia (damper), Turkey (pide), Sri Lanka, Polynesia, Vietnam, Thailand. Can anyone help - or know of any other bread ideas and contacts? I can give more details once I've been contacted. If you can help let me know. cheers teresa email is: tessytonga@gmail.com

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  10. New Flavour of India, Leichhardt - avoided it for 2 years as it looks dodgy - now I want to go back 2 years so I can go every week..

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Thanks for your comment joy - please keep your musings happy - if you want to complain about a restaurant please do it on a restaurant review site (or your own blog) - we're all about celebrating cultural diversity and the great nom noms that come along with it. Think Maeve O'Meara, not Masterchef :-)
Our ethics: We pay for all our own meals and travel (although sometimes our Mum shouts us).