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Sydney winter warmers

Things to warm you up on a winter’s day

Dig into a steaming hot bowl of noodles

We have some of the best pho in the world outside of Vietnam and the much loved soup cooked for hours on end is the perfect meal to warm you up from the inside out.

We like: Pho Tau Bay at 12/117 John St, Cabramatta NSW 2166

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Did somebody say ramen?

Ramen consists of slipperywheat noodles served in a meat or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (chāshū), nori (dried seaweed), menma, and scallions. Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, such as the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu and the miso ramen of Hokkaido. Here in Sydney, we thank our ramen gods for being blessed with some pretty amazing ramen joints and it’s one of our favourite meals to warm us up on a winter’s night. Slurp.

We like: Ryos at 125 Falcon St, Crows Nest NSW 2065

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 Down a toasty sandwich

Ah, the humble sandwich. Is there anything more satisfying than a wonderful sandwich creation? John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich assembled the world’s first sandwich in the 1700’s. We embrace all types of sandwiches and our new favourite is the “French dip” at the Continental CBD. It  consists of finely-sliced slow-roasted Rangers Valley Sirloin and WA's Torndirrup Appenzelle washed-rind cheese in a toasted baguette which is to be briefly dunked into the beef’s roasting juices before taking a big ol’bite of deliciousness.

We like: Continental CBD at 167 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Tea and scones for afternoon tea

Warm up your afternoons with decadent morsels of light and fluffy goodness. Traditional English style tea and scones can be found at the Tea Cosy where fluffy scones are handmade from an old family recipe and come with a side of handmade gourmet jams and double cream.

We like: The Tea Cosy at 33 George Street, The Rocks

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Get toasty and have yourself a Sunday roast

Australians love a heart roast and there’s no better way to end a weekend with a mouth-watering Sunday roast to top off the weekend. Nothing pairs more perfectly for a chilly winter’s night.

We like: The Duke of Clarence at the laneway, 152, 156 Clarence Street Sydney

 

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Grab a Japanese curry

Japanese curry is commonly served in 3 main forms: curry rice, curry udon and curry bread. A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. The basic vegetables used are onions, carrots, and potatoes. For the meat, beef, pork, and chicken are the most popular. Katsu-karē is a breaded deep-fried cutlet (usually pork or chicken) with curry sauce. A delicious option for a cold day.

We like: Miso Japanese restaurant at World square, 20/123 Liverpool street

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 Indulge in a bowl of laksa

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in Peranakan cuisine of Southeast Asia. Laksa consists of thick wheat noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup based on either rich and spicy curry coconut milk or on sour asam. It always goes down a treat but especially so in winter.

We like: Jimmy’s Recipe at Ground Floor/500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Get your friends together for some mulled wine

Spice things up on a chilly night with some mulled wine, it tastes like a warming celebration of traditional festive spices and tastes like Christmas in a glass.

We like: The Winery at 285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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Enjoy some hot pasta

What’s better than a hot plate of delicious pasta? Not much. We think great pasta is one of those things worth coming out of hibernation for.

We like: Friggitoria at 6/12 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011

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 Visit an Irish pub

The Irish just know how to do a good pub meal. They also happen to do great ones in winter like stews, roasts, soups and pies. When it’s cold outside, do yourself a favour and grab yourself one of these heart and tummy warming dishes.

We like: P. J.O’Briens at 57 King St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Monica Limanto