Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sydney Vegan: Monday

Monday was our last day in Sydney, so we trekked back to the Museum to see some damn dinosaurs. It was a great exhibit, with some probably-realistic replicas as well as skeleton-casts.

We also took in the International Wildlife Photography competition, with some amazing shots of animals doing their thing.

For lunch, we tried Iku again, this time with success. In a crowded food court, Iku stood like a beacon of whole foods goodness. They were bloody expensive, and things were so crowded and quick that I was unsettled by the process of ordering, but we got our food and went outside to eat.

For $9.50, Andy got a Macro Burger. He thought it was tasty enough, but for that much money he would prefer to go to Subway and get a foot-long veggie burger sub.

For $10, I got a special for the day, a spinach and white bean tart with miso (cheesy) sauce. This was really nice, but definitely overpriced. However, the salad dressing was delicious.

The desserts looked good, but between the crowds and the cost we decided to be on our way. We spent the afternoon watching Avatar in 3D on the largest Imax screen in the world (seriously). The 3D was, like, totes awesome but the movie itself was a bit disappointing. An exciting light fluff piece, I guess, and, woah 3D!

For dinner we caught up with another friend and went to China Town, to a decidedly not-vegan BBQ place. Their tofu and crunchy noodles were good, but I was a bit put off by the pictures of dead ducks and tanks of fish awaiting their doom downstairs. It was fine, just an anti-climatic end to our weeklong eat-fest. I would have like to get to Green Palace in Newtown, but I guess there's always next time.

Anyways, I got to see dinosaurs!


The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Wow! That last photo of the dinosaur is crazy! Is that a velociraptor?

Theresa said...

Yes! It looks different to the ones in Jurassic Park but I think this velociraptor looks so much more badass!

Vaala said...

Ooo dinosaurs!! Awesome!

Love your description of Avatar. Pretty much sums it up perfectly.

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Oh those dinos are awesome. I love looking at museums like this.