If you’ve never been to Hurstville, buckle up. We’re about to introduce you to a whole new world of delicious things. And if you have been to Hurstville, then you’ll probably already know just how tasty this suburb can be.
From fresh out of the oven pastries to a must-visit spot for authentic Chinese in Sydney, here are 5 tasty reasons to make Hurstville your next go-to foodie spot.
The delicious smell of freshly baked pastries will stop you dead in your tracks at Oregano Bakery. Serving scrolls on scrolls on scrolls, this place will satisfy your perpetual pastry craving with favourites like chocolate raspberry and coconut scrolls, finished with rich chocolate butter, fresh raspberry jam and a hint of coconut, and the sweet and tangy flavours of their orange and macadamia scroll mean you just have to order two. If you’d prefer to jump aboard the savoury train, then opt for their za’atar wrap filled with tender lamb strips and minted yoghurt, or the spinach, tomato and onion Lebanese pide topped with gooey cheese. Is now a good time to mention they deliver? Thought so.
Sunny Harbour Seafood
Sunny Harbour Seafood takes yum cha verrrrry seriously, serving generous plates of sticky barbequed duck with crispy golden skin, crunchy spring rolls filled with prawns, and chewy pork buns. You’ll slurp, sip and feast your way through one authentic Cantonese dish after another and we have a feeling you’ll leave nice and satisfied. We always think that a big ol’ line out the door is a good sign and in this case, it absolutely delivers
Kings Hot Bread
If you’re constantly on the lookout for Sydney’s best Bahn Mi, then you may have just found it (well, at least one of them). Kings Hot Bread in Hurstville is delivering the goods—with crispy buns filled with tangy pickled carrots, fresh coriander and finished with slices of marinated duck or crunchy pork. These guys are bursting with flavour (and fillings) so it’ll require two hands and a pretty damn big appetite to get through one. As no meal is complete without dessert, reserving a spot in your second stomach for a piece of creamy watermelon cheesecake, or a warm choc chip cookie is a must. This hole in the wall is worth the wait and the service is fast, so you won’t be left hanging for long.
From the Chefs Gallery family, the addition of Chefs Gallery to Hurstville brings traditional and contemporary Chinese fare to the ‘burbs. You’ll watch as the chef whips up handmade noodles and dumplings with their eyes closed (not quite, but close), and we recommend that you order one of the shredded Peking Duck roti, with cucumber and sweet hoisin sauce, or the handmade noodles served in a rich broth with beef brisket and pops of fresh chilli bringing the heat. We’ll take a side of theatre with our dinner, thanks.
Kampong Boy is the small restaurant packing a mighty punch, serving authentic Malaysian flavours. Hiding in plain sight on the busy Forest Road, the understated façade should not be overlooked because there’s a whooooole lot of yum hiding inside. Expect bowls of hot, creamy Laksa soup bigger than your head and servings of spicy fried kway teow noodles so good that you’ll be itching to pack your bags and move to Malaysia, STAT. You need to order the rendang chicken curry and nasi goreng—you can thank us later.
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