Sydney Day 1: Bills, DFO and Gumshara ramen

I’m so depressed that the Sydney trip is over and even worse, the last long weekend for the year is over too! (T____T)

I had such a lovely break in Sydney, being able to catch up with dear Jaso was such a bonus and as usual, R and I (actually mostly me) had a great time shopping and pigging out. Already I’m looking forward to my next visit to Sydney.

We took the midnight flight out of Perth to Sydney so reached Sydney too early to check in. But that was ok because it meant we could head straight into Surry Hills for brunch.
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We headed into Surry Hills, so far my favourite part of Sydney just for its sheer abundance of great cafes and quiet leafy streets.

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Bills was busy as usual but we managed to get a table fairly quick. The service as usual was friendly and efficient.

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My first coffee in Sydney, and I many many more in the days to come. But the first one at Bills really hit the spot, they do a lovely coffee.

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Possibly Australia’s most famous Bills scrambled eggs. ” Is it the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had in your life??’ I eagerly asked R. He said possibly yes, but then again, he normally doesn’t order scrambled eggs for breakfast hahaha. But we agreed that the scrambled eggs were something special, the flavour was unique, texture of the eggs, soft, creamy. Yums.

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This might be my last visit to Bills for a while (we went this time because R didn’t get to go the first time), not that it isn’t great, it is, but there are just too many great cafes in Sydney to try out.

Bills
359 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW

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The last time we were in Sydney, travelling around on public transport was a bit of a hassle because we had to pre buy tickets for buses/trains depending on where you were going (couldn’t buy them straight on the buses) and it was a different system for light rail. But this time, we finally bought our Opal cards which are similar to Perth’s transperth cards where you can just load money into the cards and use them for buses/trains/ferries (still not available on light rail though).

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Shopping! R and I are cheapskates bargain hunters so we love factory outlets. To get to DFO, we took the train to the Strathfield train station then switched to a bus (525 or 526) which brought us to Underwood Road right to the entrance of DFO.

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View from our hotel room window. Our hotel was located on York Street, Wynyard. It was a great location because it was so near the Wynyard train station.

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None other than Gumshara ramen for our first night dinner! R is obsessed with Gumshara ramen (he had it three nights in a row during his last visit to Sydney) and it was lucky we chose to go there for our first night because they closed down for a week after that. We had to settle for other ramen stalls which were pretty good too.

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My gumshara ramen, I love their half boiled egg, cooked to perfection. My broth was the ‘lighter’ diluted version which is preferable for those not into the original very thick pork bone broth. I enjoyed my light ramen a lot.

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R’s original thick tonkatsu broth ramen, he loved it and finished it to the last drop. Fantastic 1st day 🙂

Gumshara Ramen
Eating World Foodcourt
Shop 211 25-29
Dixon St Haymarket
NSW 2000

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1 Response to “Sydney Day 1: Bills, DFO and Gumshara ramen”


  1. 1 sakuratrees October 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Yee yik, why you never blog bout me and kaka che che?


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