On a budget? In partnership with Menulog.com.au, we’ve picked out ten of Sydney’s best eats for under $10. Get amongst it!
Manoosh Pizzeria, Enmore: flaming chicken wrap ($8)
Pretty much everything on Manoosh’s menu is a must-try – from Lebanese-style pizzas to chicken wings – but for a cheap, quick feed you can’t go wrong with the flaming chicken wrap, oozing with molten haloumi and spicy peri peri sauce.
Jasmin 1, Leichhardt: mujjadara ($10)
Lentils, rice and caramelised onions might not sound like much on paper, but slow cooked and combined with the right spices they make a sweet, filling and warming salad. A great vegetarian option.
Pasha’s Lounge, Bondi: meze (medium $10)
Sometimes you’re just in the mood for everything. Spice up your life with this Turkish tasting plate of fresh pide, grilled eggplant salad, chilli walnuts, hummus and garlic yoghurt-based dips (cucumber, spinach and sweetened carrot).
Misschu, Darlinghurst: tiger prawn and green mango rice paper rolls ($7.50, pictured)
Misschu is Sydney’s most trendy source of rice paper rolls for a reason: the flavour combinations marry modern tastes with traditional and fresh ingredients. Try the tangy, juicy tiger prawn and green mango rice paper rolls or the gluten-free roast duck and banana flower.
Gorkha Palace, Gladesville: chicken momo ($8.99 for 6)
Move over xiao long bao, momo are here! These steamed Nepalese dumplings are plump with minced chicken and vegetables, but the real star is the tangy homemade chutney (the recipe is a strict secret) that comes with them.
La Illtimo, Ultimo: super supreme pizza (small $9.90)
We dare you to find another pizza this good and this cheap. La Illtimo’s pizzas have generous toppings, fresh ingredients, handmade bases and they’re very affordable. Best of all? They’re open past midnight.
Pablo’s Charcoal Chicken, Surry Hills: chicken roll ($9)
Pablo’s is a Surry Hills institution. Its famous chicken roll is adorned only with lettuce and mayo, letting the fresh, tender, smoky charcoal chicken steal the limelight.
Wokmaster, Randwick: chow kway teow ($10)
There are some days when all you need is Chinese sausage and pork lard croutons. If you also happen to be in the mood for stir fried noodles and seafood – all at a low, low price – then this is your place.
Thai La-Ong, Newtown: pad Thai ($9)
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Sydney’s hipster hub, where the Thai restaurants lining King St beckon uni students and op-shoppers with cheap servings. Grab a quick, generous Pad Thai from this local favourite.
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