How exciting! :) I hope you’ll encounter many pleasant changes since the last time you were here.
Some places I recommend are:
Porteno - 358 Cleveland St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 - http://www.porteno.com.au/ - Argentinian Food
Nomad -16 Foster Street, Surry Hills - restaurantnomad.com.au
Freda’s - 109 Regent Street, Chippendale - http://www.fredas.com.au/
Monopole - 71A Macleay Street, Potts Point - http://monopolesydney.com.au/
Battambang - 15/73-79 John Street, Cabramatta
Khao Pla - 7/370-374 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Lao Village - 1-3 Anzac Ave., Fairfield
If you need more suggestions, feel free to ask me again at any time! :)
Perhaps in a few more years when you visit again, you’ll be stopping by my own restaurant! Fingers crossed.
I may not have time to check these out on this trip since I’ll be having dinner with family. Cheers!