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It is always such a challenge to capture a great shot indoor, especially when it is dark. So I set my exposure… ISO at 400… turn off the flash, and on the macro, and thought I was ready. The photos turned out quite disappointing, but the food was too good not to post. So here they are… nothing a little bit of Photoshop can’t fix right?

Eat City - interior

This is the interior of Eat City… there’s a lovely French antique ambience…
The French Yum-Cha is priced per person. For 3 items to share it is $27, 4 items $36 and 5 items $45. Trying quite hard not to over-order, we opted for the 3 items to share. To start off, we had the soft shelled crab… chilli salt crust, fennel, ginger and oyster mushrooms. The fennel salad was a refreshing balance with the crusty crab. However, you really need the wood-fired bread to offset the amount of salt on the crabs.

Eat City - soft shelled crab

Soft-Shelled Crab
Next was the risotto stuffed squid, which was perfect… the squid encased a creamy tomato-based seafood risotto.

Eat City - squid stuffed with risotto

Risotto stuffed squid
The Wagyu is one of Eat City’s signature dishes. It is wood roasted rare and served with potato gratin and red wine jus. Absolutely delicious!

Eat City - rare wagyu

Wagyu Rump
Once we had finished the 3 yum-cha dishes, a mouth-watering dessert trolley was wheeled our way… priced at $8.50 each, I thought it was great that we were able to look (and drool) at all the desserts before committing to one.

Eat City - cherry and chocolate mousse

Cherry and Chocolate Mousse

Eat City - chocolate tart

Chocolate Tart

Eat City - warm ginger and pear tart

Pear and Ginger tart. This wasn’t as sweet as it could have been… but I still loved it. It was served warm with ice-cream.
I love Eat City! Amazing food, gorgeous interior, a fab array of dishes on the French Yum-Cha menu and it was really a great way to share supurb food with a small group of friends.
Eat City
Level 1 – City Hotel, 349 Kent Street Sydney
Tel: 9262 5900
Opening hours: Lunch – Monday to Friday, 12 noon til 4pm & Dinner – Wednesday to Friday, 6 – 10pm.
Web: www.eatcity.com.au

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Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.


  1. Yep. I ordered the Chocolate Tart…even though Florence insist mines wasn’t tasty and tasted just like Max Brenner (how rude!!) but I loved it!!
    And omg..did you know how long I had to wait while Jen took pictures of the food before I can start eating?! Oh wellz..good choice Jen!

  2. Dianne – A pity the photos still turned out crap! I’ll use flash next time. I loved how the tarts were toasted though… warm & crispy..mmm…
    chocolatesuze – It’s one of my fav’s now too! I’ll swap the crab for the pate next time 😉


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