SO! How has the long weekend been for everyone? I have spent most of mine traipsing around Surry Hills, the North & the East with the gang. The three days off have been filled with wining & dining, catching up with friends, shopping, partying and enjoying the outdoors.

I make sure that I visit Vivid every year and it’s exciting to see how much it has grown and become bigger and better then ever. Tonight (Monday 10th June) is the last night so don’t go rushing down there tomorrow as the city will be back to its usual self. Pre-Vivid we headed to dinner at Chefs Gallery which is right near Town Hall and central for all of us. I have eaten here before and I always compare it to the likes of Din Tai Fung in World Square with both places having open kitchens that look in on the chefs folding and pleating dumplings for the steamer or kneading and pulling the fresh noodles.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Chefs Gallery Sign

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Chilli

Chilli…..standard!

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Prawn Dumplings with 3 Types of Caviar

These Prawn Dumplings topped with three types of Caviar were flavoursome but I really dislike the popping sensation when you chew them.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Spicy King Prawn Dumplings

My favourites…the Spicy King Prawn Dumplings.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Pickled Cucumber

The dumplings were served with a side salad of Pickled Cucumber. 

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Mixed Vegetable Dumplings

The translucent Mixed Vegetable Dumplings were definitely the prettiest, allowing you to see right into their soul.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Mixed Veggie Dumplings

All of the dumplings came in a serving of 4 with the price ranging from $12.90 to $16.90. It is a very high price to pay, but the effort, skill and time that goes into making each one is exquisite.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Peking Duck wrapped in Roti

We couldn’t go past trying the Shredded Duck with Hoi Sin and Cucumber wrapped in Roti which are very similar to Duck Pancakes except for the change in outer wrapper.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Crab Meat Spring Rolls

The Crab Meat Spring Rolls were crunchy and light, but the frying oil and spicy yet sweet dipping sauce overpowered any taste of the crab meat.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Wok Fried Noodles with Roast Duck

Having ordered enough dim sum to share, we decided on a hand made noodle dish to finish off the meal and ordered the Wok Friend Noodles with Shredded BBQ Pork in Soya Sauce. 

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Chinese Brocoli in Oyster Sauce

My all time favourite order of Steamed Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce. This is a must order anytime it is on the menu.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Brocoli and Oyster Sauce

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Inside the kitchen

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Seating

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Interior

Chefs Gallery 

Shop12 (facing Bathurst Street), Ground Level Regent Place Shopping Centre, 501 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Ph: +612 9267 8877

Web: http://www.chefsgallery.com/

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Leaving the restaurant full and content we walked down George St towards Circular Quay where the main Vivid light display is on. For those of you that don’t know, Vivid is an annual festival held in Sydney for Light, Music and Ideas. The festival transforms the city into a huge light installation with performances from local and international musicians and public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. My photos below are a mixture from Vivid but also of the city streets whilst walking around. I was being the ultimate tourist with my camera around my neck, snapping away vibrantly at our beautiful city.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - QVB building at night

Queen Victoria Building.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Sydney city building

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Sydney Streets

Bridge Street.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Vivid light arch

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Customs House

Customs House.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Customs House

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Sydney Ferry & Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge and a Sydney Ferry.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - City Skyline

Skyline Blue.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - City Skyline pink lights

Skyline Pink.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Opera House purple lights

Opera House.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - The crowds

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - City Skyline & Biggie Eat Art Truck

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake -Biggie Eat Art Truck

Biggie.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - The Rocks

The Rocks with it’s old school charm against the modern city back drop.

Chefs Gallery - Sydney CBD - Vivid Light Festival - My Kiki Cake - Traffic in The Rocks

There we have it folks, a brief sum up of just some of the photos from Vivid. If you want to read more about the festival then check out their website here http://www.vividsydney.com/.

It is now time for the weekend to end and for me to get a decent nights sleep. Hope you all got up to some mischief. Goodnight world xxx