Not all food courts were created equal, Level 5 of Westfield Sydney CBD is trying position itself ahead of the rest.  Spot lighting instead of harsh neon and a list of popular restaurants like Charlie & Co Burgers, Din Tai Fung and Sassy’s Red by Chinta Ria bolsters their argument.

sassy's red

On this wet Saturday afternoon, Level 5 was buzzing, creating enough excitement but not so busy that you can’t get a table. I’m not sure how long this situation will last when the weather warms up or when more people discover it.  Noodlies, Sydney food blog opt for Sassy’s Red… something hot and hearty for a blistering cold and wet day.

beef rendang

Walter’s beef rendang was superb, rich, thick sauce and melt in the mouth beef.

nasi lemak beef rendang

But I needed just a bit more punch and went for nasi lemak with beef rendang.  The sambal was the extra kick I needed.  Delightful.  There’s an option of chicken curry if you prefer something less stodgy than beef.

The prices were premium, but still relatively reasonable, $11 for the rendang.  Our meal came to $28 for two with a coke and mineral water.

Though, just when it was looking less food court, I’m brought back to earth – “sorry, cash only”.

Sassy’s Red by Chinta Ria
Westfield Sydney
188 Pitt St, Sydney CBD
(02) 8072 8072
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