We started off in Chatswood, a suburb of Sydney, for Yum cha. My friend Emmi introduced me to this on a girl's food weekend in Sydney and my boys were keen to have a go. Yum cha is also known as dim sum in the US, but I've not seen a restaurant similar to this style. You are immediately served tea whilst carts come around with different types of food. You can pick and choose what you eat and each plate has 3 or 4 pieces of the food on it. The first cart that came out had several types of wontons on it - prawn, veg, and chicken. The highlight for my boys were the pork buns. I agree, they are fantastic! Nath and Will had huge eyes as the carts clattered around the restaurant and we left stuffed for a train ride to the Maritime Museum on Darling Harbour.
|Boys "saluting" on top of the Vampire|
|The boys and I steering|
|Nathan reading about the Endeavour|
|Water tastes better when it glows|
|Cruise ship leaving the Harbour before Vivid starts|
|My three boys and the light ball|
|Mainly brass instruments at this point|
The boys were also able to become part of the art in several spots. One of my favourites was the graffiti paintings of their faces.
|Lights on the Museum of Contemporary Art|
|Across the Quay and over the throng|