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Friday, October 27, 2006

Y2K, Haymarket, Chinatown

black sticky rice with puff pastry
Black sticky rice with puff pastry $4.50

Y2K reminds me of an era gone by: when pre-millennium hysteria gripped the world and people stockpiled tinned food and filled bathtubs with water, in case of a date-driven computer meltdown.

Like its moniker, Y2K is looking a little tired these days, and the gaudy new paint job inside only reminds me of a giant licorice allsort.


But sometimes you're in Chinatown at night and you're in need of dessert. And a little trip down the memory lane of long-gone high school gossip sessions, is quickly eased with a scoop of green-tea-flavoured ice cream or two.

berry parfait
Berry parfait $7.50
Fresh strawberry and homemade strawberry ice cream
Served with raspberry coulis

spoonful of sticky rice
Black sticky rice with puff pastry $4.50

The puff pastry dome that encloses our giant ramekin is quick spectacular, but the black sticky rice is a little more al dente than we expected. The syrup is also quite sweet and thin.

millennium bug sundae
Millennium Bug sundae $15.50
Jackfruit, durian, black sesame, coconut and green tea ice cream
served with palm seeds and coconut syrup

All my favourite flavours arrive in our millennium bug sundae. Black sesame is sweet and nutty; jackfruit is light and refreshing; the durian is mildly pungent and creamy. The coconut has a reassuring rough texture; and matcha green tea always cleanses the palate. The flavours don't seem as intense as Passionflower but then Y2K was always about caution.

gelato takeaway
Green tea and lychee gelato

Y2K Supercafe
43 Dixon Street, Haymarket, Chinatown, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9281 2363
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posted by Anonymous on 10/27/2006 09:40:00 pm


  • At 10/27/2006 10:22 pm, Blogger PiCkLeS said…

    wow this brings back memories! my friend use to work here during highschool and i use to get free ice cream all the time...good old days.

  • At 10/28/2006 3:30 am, Blogger Vintage Wine said…

    It`s so fascinating, we don`t have anything like this here in Sweden... Perhaps it`s because we don`t have anything like Chinatown either, which is too bad I think!

    T think I have to jump on a plane to Australia just like you said :-)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  • At 10/28/2006 10:30 am, Blogger Jen said…

    wow, I haven't been here in yonkers!!! It does remind me of highschool days when we used to come here for ice cream on w'ends.

  • At 10/28/2006 5:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    their curry / chilli fishball is fantastic!! you should try the next time you go back there again. The Sake Green Appple Sorbet is not bad as well ;)

  • At 8/30/2010 10:05 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    Does anyone know the name of the funny Chinese game show they play on the TV?

    Love it its great, drinks at the best @ Y2K

  • At 9/12/2010 5:36 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Anthony - Not sure about the game show name but sounds like it's a lot of fun!


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