Top 5 winter comfort foods

18 March 2015

Via Napoli's two-metre long pizza

Via Napoli’s two-metre long pizza


In the cooler months, there’s nothing better than tucking into your favourite comfort food and Sydney has myriad multicultural options to choose from.

Pouding chomeur

Translating as “unemployment pudding”, this French-Canadian classic, available from LP’s Quality Meats in Chippendale, brings together cake batter and maple syrup in a dessert that’s not for the faint of heart.

Tonkotsu ramen

What better way to chase away the chill than with a piping-hot bowl of densely porky broth and springy noodles topped with eggs, pork, spring onions and sesame? For one of the best, visit chef Haru Inukai’s Ramen Ikkyu in Chinatown’s Sussex Centre food court.

Two-metre pizza

At Via Napoli Pizzeria in Lane Cove and Hunters Hill the monster two-metre-long pizza comes with the five most popular toppings – vesuvio, diavola, crudo and rucola, margherita and marinara.

Bun bo Hue

Bankstown is the home of the benchmark pho in Sydney, but in winter Vietnam’s other top beef noodle soup, bun bo Hue, might be more tempting: the noodles are thicker and rounder, the flavour more lifted and herbal and, most importantly, it’s got a whole lot more chilli. Visit Dong Ba restaurant in Bankstown’s Chapel Road for a stellar serve.

Corned beef

The ultimate British comfort dish from Sydney’s ultimate British chef. Jeremy Strode doesn’t mess with the formula, he just nails it with perfectly fork-tender meat at his restaurant, Bistrode CBD.

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