How was it? (Y2K)
Ferris wheel in Darling Harbour
Last Friday night I was out and about in the city with DCM. After a quick, cheap and cheerful dinner at Kopitiam (you can read all about my last experience here!), we decided to check out the Jazz & Blues Festival at Darling Harbour. We walked past the new-ish ferris wheel. It's in such a random position, just outside the Chinese gardens, it looks really out of place. Anyway, we walked further into Darling Harbour, only to find out that the free stuff that was a part of the Jazz & Blues festival was not on until the weekend :( Disappointment. We walked back towards Chinatown, and to my surprise, the Chinatown Night Markets were on! Yay. I thought they were only on during summer?! Excellent. As we strolled through the markets, we spotted all the delicious looking hawker style food and DCM decided to try some tokoyaki - which are tasty little balls of deliciousness. These tokoyaki stands seem to be a popular fixture at all market events.
After some browsing and unsuccessful bargaining over a pair of fluffy slippers, we decided to get some curry fish balls from Y2K as DCM had been talking about them all evening. Y2K is a Chinese cafe selling all kinds of desserts, drinks and snacks. We ordered a drink each and the fish balls. The drinks were a little disappointing, perhaps we didn't order the right ones. And apparently the fish balls didn't taste as good as they used to?!
Curry Fish Balls (8 pieces) - $6.00
Deep fried fish balls with curry sauce. Nice and chewy, however there didn't seem to be enough of a kick in the curry sauce and it was a little bit bland. Not bad though, considering the price ;)
Blue Coral $4.00
I thought there'd be red beans in it, but they were all blended with the ice, so I was a little disappointed and regretted not getting just a 'normal' bubble tea! But it was still good, and better than blue coral ;)
When I was taking this photo, a guy said to me: "Why would you want to take a photo of the sign?", and I said "Oh. For fun", and he just looked at me funny and then walked away! Do other food bloggers get questions like that from people?
Y2K has been around for so long. I don't think I'd try the curry fish balls again, but I'd like to go back and try some of their other items. Oh, and don't go expecting quality service. It's pretty average, at best. But, it's Chinatown, so what do you expect really?!
43 Dixon St,
Haymarket NSW 2000