Sunday, 6 November 2011

Asian Style Cuisine - Dixon Food Court - Haymarket

Finally after months of procrastination I've travelled all the way from Canberra to Sydney and made my way to Dixon Food Court. The first of many quality Asian cheap eateries available in Sydney that I plan to visit. Canberra has cheap Asian food courts, but they'll only satisfy you if you sincerely believe Ham and Pineapple pizza is gourmet tucker. Standing in awe of what's on offer I realise that I can only have one meal, but I want it all. This is going to be a good trip.

"Food, glorious food! We're anxious to try it. Three banquets a day -- Our favourite diet!
Oh, food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Glorious food."

I settle for item No. 35 which is described as "Tung-Po meat". As far as my Cantonese / Mandarin language skills are concerned I have the literacy skills of a new born, I can't tell you what "Tung-Po" means or what it might contain besides the obvious. On the other hand I have an appreciation for hard core food porn and this baby looks like it has the pedigree to become the Penthouse Meal of the Year Century Millennium. At $9:00 it looks like a bargain.

I wait about 15 minutes, which is a good sign as this gives me the confidence that this is not a reheated frozen dinner bought at the supermarket. My number is called and I collect my order. My mouth waters, my palms begin to sweat in anticipation. It becomes clear that my trip to Sydney is going to be a good one.

The pork is cooked to perfection. The fusion of flavours makes this one tasty dish. I momentarily experience food envy when I notice other diners carrying shovel loads on plates with all sorts of temptations from other Asian food vendors. I refocus on my meal at hand and realise that this is one quality meal. This meal scores 10/10. Meat lover's will give it 12/10. I don't care what it's rated at. It's bloody excellent.

Unfortunately all good things come to an end and so does my meal. I could have easily ordered another, but I came to Sydney purely for scientific research (to find the Holy Grail of cheap Asian tucker) and I need to make some room for other scientific experiments (the laboratory at Sussex Food Court in half an hours time), so I refrain from following my immediate impulses.

Asian-Style Cuisine looks like a winner. I can highly recommend the food.

Asian-Style Cuisine
Dixon Food Court
Cnr Dixon & Little Hay St,
Haymarket, NSW

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