|Queen Victoria statue, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney CBD|
|Pork katsudon from Ton Ton, Regent Place, George Street, Sydney|
Choosing from the menu, paying, taking my number and a seat, and then having food and cutlery delivered to me probably took less than 10 minutes. Veering away from ramen soup this particular warm night, I opted for pork katsudon featuring a crumbed and fried pork cutlet on a bowl of rice with onions and egg.
The pork was pleasantly lean with only the tiniest bit of fat on the edges; although it wasn't straight-out-of-the-oil crunchy. The accompanying soy based sauce flavoured the rice nicely while the pickled ginger and daikon garnishes were greatly appreciated for flavour contrasts.
As for the movie, probably more of a teen flick, especially for those studying the book. I don't like movies that blatantly leave ends open for sequels, and for this reason, and others, probably won't be queueing up for the inevitable next film. Kudos to all the young Australian actors and Aussie music in the film though - all of a sudden I feel like getting out and about, road tripping and camping.
And by the way, Crave Sydney International Food Festival officially starts today - with the festival highlight of Rene Redzepi from S.Pellegrino's World's Best Restaurant, Noma, speaking at the Opera House tonight. Get those lunches and brunches, Sugar Hits, cocktails, talks and more into your diary - plan your month (and month's budget) here.