This impeccable Asian food retreat can be found within the densely packed neighbourhood if Chippendale. Spice Alley is quite literally a hidden gem, nestled away in a tiny laneway off Kensington street. Part of its charm is its ability to transport you to what feels like a nook in a faraway land, yet you're just a 7-minute walk from the chaos of Sydney's Central Station. With authentic dishes from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and everywhere in between, the Asian continent is well represented here, so there’s something for everyone. And don't forget to round out your visit with a stop at Gin Lane, Spice Alley's unforgettable drinking hole that houses over 80 varieties of gin and serves up some of the most creative concoctions in all of the city. This spot is open year round so get yourself there rain or shine and your taste buds will surely thank you.