Jazz City Diner

Jazz City Diner is an American '50s style diner in Darlinghurst. Charmed by the prospect of amazing burgers we went. That day, initally, we were meant to try out the food court in Westfield Sydney. Obviously, that didn't happen. We went there for dinner, arrived at 5-something but it didn't open 'til 6pm. So we bummed around at the Gloria Jeans on Oxford Street. It feels much quicker walking up Oxford Street and then turning left onto Crown. We walked up the very quiet and secluded Liverpool Street and then turned right onto Crown Street. Nice scenic route.

It's pretty small. We had to fit 6 people around a 4 person booth. Had to grab 2 other chairs and add it to the end of the table. Once we were safely squashed into the booth I announced that I had to go to the toilet, which required lots of moving since I was seated closest to the wall and thus farthest from the end of the booth. Lots of people had to move for me to go to the toilet. XD

Chocolate malted milkshake $10.00

For the price, I was expecting a giant milkshake. I think it didn't end up being 10 bucks. I think it ended up being maybe 8 dollars or something. It said 10 on the menu but it was different on the receipt.

Dr Pepper $5.00

Backyard BBQ Beef Burger $16.00 (says $17 on online menu but I paid $16 when I went there back in May).
Smokey beef burger with bacon, homemade BBQ sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and coleslaw

The burgers come with a choice of either sweet potato fries or onion rings except the Ultimate Texas Chili Burger. I love onion rings. Love love love.

Texas Chili Cheese Burger $17.00
Texas style spicy beef chili, cheese, lettuce, mayo, pickle relish

Double cheeseburger $19.00.
Looking at the online menu, it appears they no longer serve this.

Mushroom & Caramelised Onion $16.00
Ground beef patty, Swiss brown mushrooms sauteed with caramelised onions and a blue cheese foam

Seafood jambalaya $28.00
Spicy rice dish served with an assortment of seafood, New Orleans andouille sausage and a sauce piquant

Chicken & Waffles $18.00
A Belgium waffle, southern fried chicken pieces, spinach, chicken stock reduction and a drizzle of maple syrup

My friend ordered this and poured maple syrup over everything. I don't like my sweet and savoury to mix. Maple syrup on chicken. XD

Our table after! 

We waited a long time for dinner. Like from 4pm or something. By the time we changed plans, walked there, discovered it wasn't open yet, waiting 'til it opened, then waiting for the food to arrive (which took longer than I expected) - we were really, really hungry. We devoured our food in a time that was shorter than it took for us to wait for the food. XD

The burgers, honestly, tasted like a Whopper from Hungry Jack's. Not to say they were bad but the sauce was similar. Well, for my burger anyway (I got the Backyard BBQ Burger). It was messy to eat with sauce dripping down my hands!

  • Find Jazz City Diner at 238 Crown Street, Darlinghurst 2010, NSW.


Prague Beer Restaurant

My friends and I made a visit to this restaurant in Kings Cross back in May. After the fanmeet with One Way's Peter. I don't remember why I didn't post this at the time. Was I lazy or busy? Probably lazy. XD

Prague Beer Restaurant

Prague Beer Restaurant was suggested by a friend. We were planning to have dinner that night but nobody could figure out where to go so she just googled around and it came up. She was a little hesistant because it's not in the general city area. You have to catch the train to Kings Cross, if you're public transport-ing it, and walk a bit. But it's not really that far from the station at all once you figure out where you're going. My other friend suggested that we walk through a pub, Vegas Hotel, to get to the street because it was a total shortcut. But I find it awkward just walking through places like that. Like, similar to how I don't want to just go into a restaurant or store just to use the toilet. XD But it's not far from the station at all. It's located in a pretty quiet street. I wasn't expecting it to be a terrace house. I was surprised and delighted because I love terrace houses.

We were a group of 9 and we were seated on the balcony. Outside. It was May and it was pretty cold by then. But there was a gas heater which proved more than warm enough. I guess because we were all so close to it.

Traditional Dishes
Krusovice (lager).

Beer before anything else. XD The price escapes me. We bought a jug and I checked the online menu and the price for a jug is not there. We really liked this beer. This is the one the waitress suggested. By the way, we had a very awesome waitress. This beer went fast ...


And now for some not great food photos. It was dark and I didn't want to use flash. Anyway ...

Devil's Toast $9.90.
Crunchy fried bread with spicy minced meat & melted cheese.

Stuffed Mushrooms $11.90
Crunchy fried mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese served with home-made tartar sauce

Marinated Prawns $11.90
Marinated black tiger prawns cooked in creamy garlic & chilli sauce served with toasts

Everyone went for this. Love prawns. The sauce was pretty amazing.

Marinated Beef "Svickova" $22
Grandma's old secret recipe for beef marinated in creamy root - vegetable sauce served with steamed bread dumplings and cranberry sauce, slice of lemon & whipped cream

This is what I got. First of all, what I thought was mashed potato was whipped cream. I was wondering why that part was cold. I opted for one of the more traditional dishes because we should all try new things. It was more tangy and sweet than I thought it would be. I had a little trouble finding the meat because of all the sauce and perhaps also the dim lighting. I think I was full from beer and the entrees that I didn't really finish my meal. I guess I liked it. It's not a taste that I'm used to. If I had to choose whether it was good or bad. Well, it wasn't bad. But I didn't particularly love it.

Beef Goulash $22
Old Czech style beef goulash, slowly braised chunks of beef in onion based sauce served in freshly baked bread loaf with fresh onion rings

And I don't know the names of these ... horrible blogger.

If I go again I might try one of the more meatier dishes. Before going I was expecting the food to be more like Lowenbrau because, I don't know, the names of the restuarants sounded similar. XDD

And now some ridiculously sized dessert ...

From French Riviera, where else? XD

  • Find Prague Beer Restaurant at 42 Kellett Street, Potts Point 2011 NSW.
  • Find French Riviera at 68 Liverpool  Street, Sydney 2000.


Last Friday Night: The gu-E; Lindt Chocolat Cafe

My friends and I made plans for Friday night dinner. The gu-E at the top end of Dixon Street, the end furthest away from Market City, was where we ate. It seems to be relatively new. I think it used to be a Japanese restaurant and I remembered always wanting to try the yakiniku there but obviously I never did.

The gu-E

The gu-E is a Korean BBQ and degustation restaurant. There's a choice of a set course or a la carte. It's much prettier inside than your usual Korean restaurant. They don't have TV screens or music playing KPop, which my friend was really quite missing. XD They asked us which water we'd like. Still or sparkling. We opted for still and I heard my friend say "tap water". It came out it bottles. I forget if we had to pay for it, because I didn't get a good look at the receipt, or if it was complimentary. The waiter poured the water in our glasses for us. They came back to do this several times. At times they did the barbecue for us. Turning and cutting up the meat. They also distributed the kimchi jjigae for us into our individual bowls. I don't remember them doing it to any other table. Although, I don't think any other table was having barbecue.

A meat platter. I think it was from a separate menu than the one I found online. But yes, meat platter. At first it didn't look like much but in the end it turned out to be quite filling among 6 people.

Kimchi jjigae $15.00

Normal kimchi jjigae is what it tasted like. But I mean, how different can it taste? We seem to order it every time we have Korean food.

Side dishes. Only really the ate the kimchi and that cabbage looking thing in the top right corner.

Beef, mushroom and dumpling hot pot $33.00

This was pretty good for a cold winter's night. Those mushrooms were amazing and tofu! I love tofu. Glad we ordered it in the end because I was saying "no" to it because we never finish hot pot when we get it but we finished this one!

We split the bill evenly and it ended up being around 20-something dollars each. But were hesitant in ordering a lot of dishes because it was pricier than your casual Korean restaurant. But, hey, that left money and room for dessert!

On the way to the Lindt Cafe we walked through the newly opened Darling Quarter. Last time I walked past here it was all blocked off but now you can see grass and benches and a wide, wide walkway.

Lindt Hazelnut Waffle $16.00

Hot fudge sundae $16.00

And thus I left the city that night feeling full and heavy and bloated. XD Yay, for Friday nights! But now it's Saturday and I have nothing to do. ;P

  • Find The gu-E at 34/1 Dixon Street, Sydney 2000.
  • Find Lindt Chocolcat Cafe at 104-105 Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney.


Woke up to this! - ARASHI 10-11TOUR "Scene" - Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei - DOME+

It arrived around 9am this morning. Woke me up earlier than I normally would be on a day where I have nothing. Can't wait to watch it. I've been trying not to illegally download it while I was waiting for it to arrive. Also, I tried to photoshop all the yellow-ness out of these but it didn't work. Have got to learn how to photoshop better.

I love this photo. Sho running to catch up. Or Arashi leaving Sho behind. XD Very Arashi. hearts hearts hearts.

Have got to get dressed now. Want to go buy stuff and it's such a lovely day outside too!