Way to be AWOL for the last…who even knows..one entire year. I was busy studying…sort of. So, back in September/October last year I spent a long weekend in Adelaide.
Adelaide is kind of…offensive. Within an hour of landing we were already asked where we were really from…after we said Sydney. Ummm…excuse me, we speak better English than you and do we sound like we even have a bloody accent?
Anyway, it was mostly an okay experience at the end. It’s much quieter in Adelaide, though I’m not sure if that’s from the long weekend and the recent massive storms, or if it was always like that.
Obviously, the first thing we do after finally being able to check in to the hotel is check out Chinatown..HAH luuuuuuunnnchhhhhhh!
We did also checkout the Central Flower Markets because apparently that’s the place to be. Admittedly very cool inside, but also boring because since we weren’t locals, we really didn’t need to buy anything inside. There was some African cuisine in there, but they were hella busy, which made me realise I have no idea what African cuisine is like – I’ve never even thought about trying it, but now I’m curious.
So, you may know that I love Shiki in Sydney and ever since I found out there was an imposter in Adelaide haha, I’d wanted to try it. And so we did:
The food here definitely doesn’t live up to the food at Shiki in Sydney. I’m sorry I betrayed you, Shiki! Honestly, that’s the saddest looking “sushi main” and sashimi I have ever seen. It probably didn’t help that this was a teppanyaki restaurant but we didn’t want to have teppanyaki. There was also some drama with the other patrons there involving grumpy old men and loud, obnoxious children.
Early in the day we saw some posters around town about the Good Fortune Inn happening at Elder Park. I’m down for Asian always. Although, It had been raining all day and the grass was all muddy and quishy…oh the joy of going to a food pop-up event when it isn’t packed to the brim is delightful.
The morning consisted of walking from the hotel all the way to the Haigh’s Chocolate Factory for a factory tour…YAAASSSS I was fun, there were no photos allowed.
On the way back we went “all the way” to Himeji Gardens. The weather really warmed up and it so quiet and calm in the garden.
We stocked up on munchies and hired a GoGet to drive ourselves to Hahndorf!
We also discovered this place called Dessert Story and omg, all the desserts involved in there and so yum. We went back like everyday and we need one in Sydney!
We decided head back to the Good Fortune Inn for some okonomiyaki ahahah because it opened for lunch on the Sunday and we hungry.
Annnnnnnnnddd…then off to the Botanic Gardens
Annnndd…the to the highlight of the trip, which is dinner at The Playford!
Adelaide is getting pretty boring by this point. There’s so little to do in the city.
We were having lunch at PappaRich because it’s right next to Dessert Story. It wasn’t open when we were done even though the website said they’d be open. Damn Asians and their lazy. At this point we met some more racism and it was all ughhhhh.