Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn – Western Sydney

Taste Western Sydney with Hayden Quinn

Cook, author, presenter and MasterChef Australia contestant Hayden Quinn has travelled around New South Wales discovering delicious local produce and meeting passionate producers for season two of Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn. This week he visits Western Sydney to taste the area’s multicultural flavours.

“This is one of the best places in Sydney to get food from all over the globe. Saray Sweets – this is amazing!”

Saray Sweets. Image Credit: Taste of Australia

An authentic Turkish sweet shop in Granville, Saray Sweets is the place to pick up handmade baklava, borek and more. Don’t miss the kunefe, a heavenly pastry made with sugar syrup, cheese, noodles and nuts.


Komart in North Strathfield is a favourite of local chefs looking for hard-to-find ingredients.

Komart in North Strathfield. Image Credit: Taste of Australia

The largest Asian grocery store in Sydney, Komart specialises in Korean, Japanese and Chinese products. From fresh chillis to gochujang (Korean chilli paste), hundreds of sauces and tasty snacks, you could spend hours exploring the aisles.


No Korean meal is complete without kimchi – you have to have kimchi!

Tasting Western Sydney's multicultural flavours. Image Credit: Taste of Australia

A staple of Korean cuisine, kimchi is a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, usually cabbage and radish. Chilli, ginger, garlic and other seasonings are added to enhance its distinctive taste. Paldo Kimchi is based in Lakemba and uses Australian vegetables – plus their own secret seasoning blend – to create some of the best kimchi in the country.


“It’s a beautiful day in Western Sydney, so I’m going to jump on a bike and go for a ride.”

A cyclist riding on the bike trail in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park

With more than 40 hectares of green lawns, wetlands, lakes and pathways, Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park is the perfect place to explore on two wheels. Don't have a bike? Hire one and set out to cover some of the 35km of cycling trails.