I’ve been spending a bit of time in Sydney recently, so this week’s posts are all from our larger northern neighbour-city – hello #sydneyweek! When life gives you the opportunity to eat a pork belly and kimcheese burger before a three-and-a-half hour bus ride home, you should definitely take it. Located conveniently close to Central station, Haven was surprisingly busy for a weekday late afternoon. The staff were very happy to rush our order through (I only had 40mins until the bus departed!) and the food arrived in plenty of time. The signature burger ($20) presented a challenge to eat, laid open on the plate – it definitely required cutlery, and even then mess ensued. The pork belly was beautifully fatty and tender, and basically flavour heaven. I’m a huge kimchi fan, but paired with cheese (the ‘kimcheese’), the flavour and great kick of heat from the kimchi was diluted a bit too much for me. Having said that, all the flavours worked well together and the serving was so big I couldn’t quite finish it. The coriander really made the dish, adding a bite of freshness along with the texture from the radish slices. Next time I’m keen to try their Hong Kong-style egg waffles. But maybe with a bit more time before getting on the bus!
Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously, 30-34 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW, http://havenspecialtycoffee.com.au/