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Little Haveli, Taste of India in Sydney.

Little Haveli

Little Haveli

We went to an indian restaurant in Broadway the other day, called “Little Haveli”. We had a birthday dinner there.

Main curry such as butter chicken curry around $14, which you have to order a rice or nan for $2.
Or you can choose a plate with several kinds of curry with salad and nan which is around $10.
After meal Lassi is available for $ 2.50 as well. I had never drunk Lassi, but it does not taste like any other juice… it was like a Yogurt drink that I had in Japan, but it was not the same. Anyway I certainly loved it.
Indian culture often can be seen anywhere in Sydney.
There were not many Indians settled in New South Wales in the early 19th Century because most of them were workers. Besides, there were a number of convicts from India as well.
Major emigration beacon from around 1853, supported and organized by Sir William Burton, a judge in NSW. The number beacon to increase from then.
Especially, the number of Indian students in Australia increased from 30000 in 2004 to 97000 in 2009. Also, Indians are the 6th biggest overseas born population in Sydney.
Curry

Curry

We went to an indian restaurant in Broadway the other day, called “Little Haveli”. We had a birthday dinner there.

The restaurant is not so big and retains home like atmosphere, but during dinner time there are lots of customers including not only Indians but also people from other nationalities.

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Australian Lifestyle (Part 2)

Australian Food Habits

Breakfast – generally everyday cereal with cold milk, Fruit Juice from a bottle (they are very good quality), and very few people squeeze oranges at home. The most common eaten bread is the slice bread toast with butter and jam. The Coffee is weak mixed with cold milk in a big cup. Sweeteners are not very common used and they seemed to be amazed when you ask it.

fish and chips Australia

School Lunch Box – Sandwich of bread with butter and vegemite, apple or any other fruit and a “little treat” that means a small chocolate or fruit/cereal bar. Others use Nutela  hazelnuts spread on the bread. As the kids stay in the school until 3 pm sometimes they bring pocket money to buy food in the tuck shop (canteen).

Adults lunch – Usually around 12 o’clock, and the preference are the sandwiches hamburgers. Meat Pies came second, and fried chicken pieces in third place of preference.

Dinner or Afternoon Tea – “Spaggy Bol”-  Spaghetti  Bolognese is one of the most requested kid dishes, but usually the menu is composed with some kind of meat and  vegetables, always have potatoes or mash potatoes. This means the traditional English style meal Meat + 3 Vegetables. The rice has been introduced by the Asian culture (30% of the population) but the consume is still very low ( generally they don’t know how to do very well and the outcome is a very sticky rice).

Weekends – For the families the Fish & Chips (fried fish with fried potatoes) is the most requested eaten with a lot of ketchup. To the younger generation Pizzas. The BBQ (Barbie) is very popular as well on the weekends. Continue reading

Little Italy – Leichhardt

The Italian Forum

The Italian Forum

After busy weeks with assignments, Nikita and I decided to have a saturday lunch in Leichhardt, a inner-west suburban area of Sydney. Leichhardt is often claimed to be the “Little Italy” in Sydney because of the Italian community and the culture associated with Italian emigrants.

Leichhardt is named after the persian (German) explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, who came to Australia in 1842 for his study of rocks and nature. Italian migration began in 1920s, and its population sprang after the Second World War. It has influenced the area with Italian culture such as cafes and Italian restaurants. In fact, the Italian population there is decreasing at the moment. However, it still retains a strong Italian influence in every corner of the area.

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Mix, Mix, Mix, – Pepper Lunch

Pepper Lunch!

Pepper Lunch!

I went to Pepper Lunch with my friends today, which is a steak restaurant in George Street.

I had actually knew Pepper Lunch, as it is a restaurant franchise in Japan. It is not like a usual steak restaurant as it is a sort of “fast-food” style one. It is cheap and fast. It is famous for “pepper lunch” plates which you are served with a piece of raw beef and rice in a hot plate. You mix them up, and then it is ready.

Pepper lunch was began by Kunio Ichinose 14 years ago. He was a chef and had his own restaurant in Tokyo, and he was one of the earliest who introduced induction cookers to cook steaks. Around that time, major steak restaurants came to have cheap dishes because of a liberalization of beef trade and strong Japanese yen. However, he had a strong belief that there had to be some new style of serving steaks if they wanted to serve them cheap. He then came up with the method of pepper lunch plate using metal plates and the induction cookers, and opened the first Pepper Lunch in Kanagawa, Japan. Continue reading

Full House, the Korean Restaurant

Bulgogi

Bulgogi

As I have lived in Sydney for months, I must say that the diversity of ethnic cuisines is one of the greatest things here. Chinese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, French, Russian, Indian, Japanese… pretty much everything is within a walking distance from each other.

For a lunch on a sunny day, we decided to spend 10 dollars each at a Korean restaurant in the City. It is called Full House.

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