Tag: Mexican food Sydney

Mad Mex launches a new plant-based range

Mad Mex new range

Mad Mex is pitting beef against plant power by challenging Australians to see if they can taste the difference between its meat and plant-based mince and they’ve partnered with a renowned carnivore and former AFL player Brendon Fevola “Fev” to launch the new Powered by Plants menu.  With more than 12 per cent of customers opting for plant-based food each year, the new menu items have been driven by customer demand. Testament to its deliciousness, in the past 12 months alone, Mad Mex has dished up a whopping 25 tonnes of tofu and 15 tonnes of vegan chicken. Demand for plant-based food is being driven by both ‘flexitarians’ – people with a flexible diet between eating healthy and incorporating meat from time to time – and those with a plant-based lifestyle. They both have one compelling demand: the big bold flavours of Mexico. Mad Mex is the first and only Mexican restaurant brand to create vegan mince as part of its menu. The Mexicali Mince contains no meat but still has an authentic Mexican meat taste. The mince incorporates a mix of Mad Mex’s signature sauces and spices that deliver an unbeatable tasty and saucy filling, that might even be better than the real thing. Brendan Fevola, also known as ‘Fev’, is the first to admit he’s had challenges with weight and fitness since retiring from AFL footy. Since then, he has been on the hunt for healthy, yet tasty alternatives – so who better to road test the new plant-based mince option than meat-lover… Read More

Sydney, it’s time to get out again and enjoy new waterfront Mexican-inspired venue Tequila Daisy at Barangaroo

Tequila Daisy at Barangaroo

It’s warming up, the days are longer and we’re all starting to come out of hibernation after the Sydney lockdown, so what better timing for Tequila Daisy to officially open its doors to Sydneysiders looking for some harbourside fun and a mouth-watering Mexican menu, to boot! Oh, and of course there is a very long (and impressive) drinks menu to accompany the bar and food menu. Tequila Daisy was originally due to open in August, but due to the stay-at-home orders, the launch was delayed until October, giving customers a little teaser during the lockdown with a takeaway only menu.  However, last night saw the launch of the restaurant’s terrace dining, with ‘good times’ back in full swing. There was music, laughter, incredibly tasty shared plates and frozen watermelon margaritas that will have you coming back for more. Yes, we are back in business, Sydney!  Owners of Tequila Daisy – husband and wife duo Rebecca Lines and Hamish Ingham – said they were excited to be able to officially welcome diners into the venue to enjoy the full terrace and bar dining experience.  “Our Bar Taqueria takeaway was a great way to introduce Tequila Daisy to Sydney, but the full experience is all about sitting around a table with friends and feasting on fresh Mexican flavours with a cocktail in hand,” said Hamish.  “We’ve created a long drinks list that will work regardless of if you’re enjoying a quick beer or settling in for an afternoon of margaritas,” added  Rebecca.  The drink list features more… Read More

Panama House on Bondi Beach: Mexican inspired food by the beach

Panama House

For the times you need a decent feed, inspired by South America but without the effort of having to travel, think Panama House. Right on Bondi Beach, it’s open plan, airy, got views for days and a menu that’ll have you wanting to come that often, too, serving up Mexican-inspired goods that are simple, honest, easy and delicious. They specialise in brunch and dinner, honing in on what makes the best of their menu worth the seaside trip and why their dining room is in such high demand. With a menu that stars the likes of huevos rancheros with flour and corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, cheese, veracruz beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo; fajitas of spiced beef cheek, green mole chicken, confit pork jowl, slaw, veracruz beans, pico, guacamole, sour cream, flour tortillas as well as bourbon-smoked corn fritters with avocado, poached egg, ranch dressing, it’s pretty whole and damn nice. For those after something a touch more substantial, think buttermilk fried chicken burgers with mixed leaf, apple-cabbage slaw, american cheese, lime aíoli, hot sauce, hand-cut fries as well as tacos, salads and a full range of cocktails with super fun names. The creative cocktail list stars winners like “Once Apon A Time in Jalisco” made of vanilla tromba blanco tequila, pampelle grapefruit aperitif, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, egg; “Caught In The Rain” concocted from plantation pineapple rum, passion fruit curd, coco-pina puree, tempus fugit banane liqueur; and a sweet, kicky “Beneath The City Lights” made with waqar pisco, lillet blanc, pierre ferrand curacao,… Read More