Posts Tagged ‘Barbeque’

Papi Chulo, Manly, Australia

Sorry for the lack of post! Am finally in Sydney and enjoying the somewhat cooler weather! It’s so good to be back, catching up with family and friends – oh I have missed you all! The cool change is definitely welcoming, not to mention the space and fresh air!


Papi Chulo is the ‘newish’ establishment by the Merivale empire. It is located in Manly, just over looking the Manly wharf .The space is bright and spacious, and there are both booth seating with high bench tables and stools. I have wanted to try this new place ever since it opened, and rightly so, as soon as we got to Sydney, I had to try. I wanted to try everything on the menu, snacks, smoked bbq, you name it, everything!

We started with the pea guacamole with tortilla chips (AUD14) – the pea guacamole was deliciously smooth, and Dragon couldn’t help but lick her spoon every time I give it to her. The tortilla chips we also adored and it was a wonderful complement.


We opt for the Papi Chulo BBQ Plater – half rack of lamb ribs, 150gm each of wagyu brisket, pulled pork and pork belly platter served with pickles and soft bread (AUD86). This was definitely a winner for every one!

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My favourite was definitely the wagyu brisket, it was incredibly tender and succulent that I wanted more.


The pork belly and the pulled pork were also fantastic. Melt in your mouth and I love the flavour of the pulled pork.


My least favourite was probably the lamb ribs, it had quite a strong lamb taste in my opinion but my fellow dining companion enjoyed it.


Lastly, we ordered the curly fries, oh my my… crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It was fantastic and i couldn’t help but polished the plate, including Dragon.


We also had a side of Vietnamese Coleslaw (AUD8) which was refreshing and perfect with the meat fest we were having for lunch.


Unfortunately, that’s all we had as there were only 3 of us. I really wanted to try the burger and the bone marrow. I guess I just have to go back for more! Service was polite and friendly and food came relatively quickly. If only we lived closer to Manly – I could get my wagyu brisket fix every single week!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Papi Chulo

22-23 Manly Wharf

Manly, 2095


Ph: +61 2 9240 3000

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Brazilian BBQ, Churrasco, Woolloomooloo

Churrasco, a Brazilian style bbq restaurant where cooked meats are continuously brought to your table and offered to you until you are sick and before you know you know it, you are in a food coma! I have been to Braza Churrascaria before and loved it. 

The cost for this all you can eat is $35 per person and includes all the BBQ meat you can eat, rice, potatoes and beans with unlimited accompaniments such as chimichurri, vinaigrette, and farofa. I love the flipping coaster, Green being keep the food coming, and Red meaning STOP I’m full. I loved it so much that I had to take one home!

The potato salad reminded me a little of a potato and bacon bake and were creamy and moorish. The rice had a garlicky flavour, but the beans, I loved were wonderful and incredibly flavoursome.

Salads are $10.50 each and we ordered two servings of it. The girls thought we should at least have some sort of greens to balance the consumption of meat! Two servings of Churrasco Salad, mixed lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum, Spanish onion, cucumbers and Churrasco dressing – YUM!

One of the things I love about Brazilian style BBQ is meat on skewers. Unfortunately with Churrasco, not all the meat were on skewers, they were served on plates. However, sausages, chorizo, and chicken hearts! Not for the faint heart, but I love the chicken hearts! Tiny, succulent, tender and dipped in chimichurri sauce, it was oh so yummy!

A wide range of meats were on offer, eye fillet, sirloin, rump cap, scotch fillet and cooked ham. Yes, I had one of each! The meats were seasoned with salt only and eaten with chimichurri sauce, vinaigrette and farofa were wonderful. Most of the meat were medium rare, juicy and magnificently luscious. I really enjoyed the eye fillet and scotch fillet best.

However, my favourite was definitely the pork belly (surprise surprise!). Deliciously succulent and crispy on the outside, it seriously was wonderful!

And the bbq pineapple for dessert, which was sprinkled with cinnamon and then charcoaled until smoky. It was sweet, wonderful and no one could stop at just one.

B wanted dessert, bbq bananas ($9.50), which was served with ice cream and baileys and butterscotch sauce. It was a generous serving of dessert. The tender bananas with its skin were bbq’ed and the butterscotch sauce was heavenly! I couldn’t help but scrape all the bailey and butterscotch sauce – YUM!

The service is polite and friendly. The bar menu offers some delicious drinks with Brazilian twists on the classics. The boys couldn’t help but order a couple of glasses of Brazilian Mojitos.

The food at Churrasco were beautiful cooked. I was a little disappointed that not all the meat were on skewers though and the variety I thought weren’t as astounding as in Braza Churrascaria. It was definitely a fun way to eat, however, it is not great for vegetarians though. So many meat options and not enough vegetables. Be prepared to stuff yourself silly, I certainly did! Thank goodness I wore my fat pants; otherwise I don’t think I could have eaten as much as I did!

GA’s rating: 7 / 10


60 – 70 William Street

Woolloomooloo 2010

Ph: +61 2 9360 6070

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