A snapshot of South-East Asia in Sydney’s Spice Alley

Executive Chairman, Dr Stanley Quek of property developers, Greencliff had a vision – to fill Sydney’s abandoned streets and laneways with the festivities, fun and flavours of South-East Asia. With the Central Park development, just a short walk from Central Train Station, he has brilliantly fused art, lifestyle and food. Its centrepiece is Kensington Street’s Spice Alley – tight, cobblestoned laneways festooned with lanterns, fairy lights and metal tables and chairs, featuring hawker-style vendors bookended by a range of stunning Asian restaurants. Go with a group, get a Spice Alley ‘credit’ card and sample a little bit of everything on offer, from the fresh and zesty Thai of Bang Luck, Malaysian Nonya dishes at Old Jim Kee, or fried pork dumplings and BBQ Pork Buns at Hong Kong Diner. Here’s our top 5 from in and around Spice Alley.



Chef Tim Rawakin takes you on a culinary tour along the mighty Mekong River with fusion food from Laos, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam. From entrees like saffron & sweet corn rice cakes to mains such as red duck curry to shared plates of chargrilled pork ribs and clams poached in Hanoi Beer, Mekong is an adventure in eating. A great wine list, too.

With rich flavours and a tasty experience you’ll certain be craving for more.
Give a try to this signature delicacy of Laos – Larb.


Image Courtesy: Mekong Restaurant used  the Creative Commons Licence

Alex Lee Kitchen

Acclaimed Singaporean chef Alex Lee made his name at iconic Sydney restaurants such as Ginger and Spice. In Spice Alley, he serves up a scrumptious taste of Singapore street food at Alex Lee Kitchen – go for the signature Singapore chilli prawns and stay for the satay chicken and beef rendang.


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Get your pho on at Viet where chef Bee Teerapong Supawan serves up a slice of Saigon with delectable Vietnamese street food. Think spring rolls, banh xeo (crispy pancake), and the signature Vietnamese noodle soup.


A trip to Viet will definitely leave wanting more. Find out more on Northern Pho versus Southern Pho or try these wonderful dishes right in your own kitchen to relive your most satisfying culinary moments Banh Xeo, Bun Rieu


Image Courtesy: Viet Restaurant used  the Creative Commons Licence


Part terrace dining room, part open-air courtyard, this homage to the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto delivers delicious Japanese cuisine with traditional offerings such as miso ramen, tempura udon and teriyaki chicken don. http://www.kensingtonstreet.com.au/vendors/ky-oto/alex

Surprisingly simple and most certainty delicious. Try these delicious Japanese dishes to relive your experience at Kyo-To Tempura, Tofu Patty with Oroshi Ponzu


Holy Duck!

Located just outside of Spice Alley in the Old Rum Store, Holy Duck! Serves up traditional Chinese meals reimagined thanks to the combined culinary chops of chefs Neo Ni, (Billy Wong) and Daniel Hu, (Le Saint Julien, Singapore). Think crispy rice balls with roast duck, lightly battered king prawns on ee-fu noodles and Sichuan style crispy battered zucchini.


The authentic flavours will definitely leave you wanting to discover. Try these dishes to enrich your culinary discovery with Chinese cuisine Braised Duck with Mixed Vegetables Crispy Sichuan Eggplant

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