NAMED after the mountain range between India and Pakistan, Himalaya serves up more than your standard fare.
WHAT could be better than a massive plate piled high with bright orange crab claws with delicious sticky sauce, ready to be crunched and devoured? It's a little slice of heaven and available at Homebush West's best kept secret - Tigers Sydney Markets Chinese Restaurant.
DOING a roaring trade for breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, 5am-2pm, the Derby St Cafe is a hive of activity everyday thanks to their massive range of fresh, delicious snacks and meals.
AN exciting new venue offering organic coffee, tantalising light meals and decadent desserts is attracting plenty of interest, while providing a welcome meeting place in Auburn since opening its doors in April.
NESTLED next to Spotlight in the free-to-park Lidcombe Centre, is a kids cafe with a twist – ChouChou Bebe.
Preparation time: 5 minutes l Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 500g beef mince 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/2 520g bag Asian style coleslaw mix 4 eggs Noodles of choice, prepared following packet instructions 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced Green onions, thinly sliced, and steamed Asian greens, to serve Method 1 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan or wok over medium high heat.
Preparation 10 minutes l Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients to make pesto Two cups of fresh basil leaves (washed) 1/3 cup pinenuts 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1-2 tablespoons virgin olive oil (Optional) a pinch of chilli powder season with salt and pepper Method 1.
Preparation time: 3 minutes l Cooking time: 12 minutes Ingredients 600g rump steak, cut into 4 portions 500g "microwave in bag" white mini potatoes 3 tbsp olive oil 1 brown onion, finely diced 200 g sliced button mushrooms 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup sour cream Baby rocket leaves and finely chopped parsley, to serve Method 1 Place bag of potatoes into microwave, as per packet instructions and microwave for 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender.
YOU wonder what the excited queue of customers is waiting for outside Kabul International Restaurant and Bakery in Auburn, but it doesn't take long to figure out why - as the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread fills the air.
SERVING up delicious, Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine prepared in ancient, time-honoured ways, Fifty Eight debuted in Auburn about six months ago to the relief of many of who now consider it their home away from home.