Amber Room – A little bit of Hong Kong

I have never been to Hong Kong. I don’t count passing through the airport twice in my life as a visit. However, if the food is like the Amber Room in Wentworth Point, I’ll pack my bags now. There is a great culinary experience to be had.

I didn’t know what to expect at a Hong Kong style restaurant, but the Amber Room delighted me. There is a diverse mix of Asian and European dishes on the menu, with some great daily specials on their blackboard. To add to this joy are also many interesting drinks to try. What I love beyond the diversity of food is the portion sizing. The food serves are a generous amount. I have never left a hungry man or gotten home and gone to my fiancée; I am hungry again (Haha the usual response being we just had dinner).

All the staff are welcoming, attentive and friendly. It is really relaxing just sitting out the front with a cool breeze off the river in warm weather and inside with the cheerful vibe of the restaurant. I have been to the Amber Room quite a few times since it opened and am enjoying exploring its menu. I can easily say I will keep coming back.

Here is some of that yummy food:

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Satay Beef Sub – From their specials menu
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Curry Beef Brisket on Rice
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Homestead Chicken Fillet
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Singapore Noodle
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My Fiancée and I have also had other dishes like the Katsu Curry and Pepper Noodle. I really love how the Katsu Curry came with a side of steam vegetables, it really rounded off the dish. Haha, have you had your two fruit and five veg? A must mention also is their soups are really yummy! Their soup of the day is a great add on course to your meal.

Anyway I had a lovely time eating here (Writers do eat, when not writing). Feel free to like or comment. If you have you been here too, I would love to hear your experiences.

Links to the restaurant if you want to check them out:
http://the-amber-room-restaurant.business.site/
https://www.facebook.com/amberroomonpierside/

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Gosang’s Tunnel and Mermaid Inlet

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So here we are on a journey to Gosang’s Tunnel and Mermaid Inlet. This is about a 2hr 20 minute trip, south of Sydney, along the coast. A great daytrip or if your like me and want a weekend away, a great point for when you are holidaying at Jervis Bay. I’d pack a water bottle and perhaps give someone the heads up on your plan. The area is bush tracks and some of the amazing areas I saw, it was nothing but dirt, rocks and wild. So pack some good shoes, as there are actually a lot of places if you have the time to explore.

From that sign, it is a two second walk to where the tunnel starts.

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As you can see it starts off pretty open mouthed, but you are quickly confronted by this.

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I am about 6 foot, leaning towards 6 foot one. I found myself quickly in a crouch and almost hands and knees. In the end I gave up about half way and opted for a spider crouch crawl with my hands. Oh yea, watch your damn head! There are some pretty low hanging odd shaped bits of rock jutting about. I didn’t hit my head, but I am sure there are plenty who have in the past.

Crawling, crawling, oh wait the end. Oh look, I have secret travelling companions.

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You are suddenly confronted with a choice. Which side you gonna choose, left, right or down crevice.

Let’s look a little to the left.

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And now a jump to the right.

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Here we have out the other side and the sea cliffs.

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(These 3 pics were taken by my Fiancée, her webpage is https://thenailchronicle.com/)

That concludes the tunnel part, but I think worth a mention is also Mermaid Inlet. It’s a little walk on from the entrance of the tunnel. The track goes along the side of a bit of a sharp cliff face and is a bit more rugged, but well worth the journey.

Here is on my left.

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On my right a bit of a drop.

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But now we come to the water.

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Look at that view. Looks like someone really big has just come along and snapped it off. Would not like to have been flattened by it or caught down there in the water. It really is amazing. Like you are in the bowling alley of some deity.

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Looking back, here is a bit of an idea of the track taken.

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It is definitely a bit rugged to say the least. The wind was whipping along there. Still that said it wasn’t face to a cliff left foot right foot business. On another note, here is a map of the tracks and area. I found it along the way.

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I well reckon its worth a trip to go see this part of N.S.W. I mean even if you are just visiting Sydney, hire a car an off you go. Have you done the trip before? It would be great to hear what you thought of it. If you found this useful feel free to comment below.

*Please don’t use this as a guide to gauge the safety of the journey. This is just my own experiences. I strongly advise you to do some research before you set out on a journey.