Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sydney Food Diary: Cubby’s Kitchen, Surry Hills

Does Cubby’s live up to its hype and long queues? YAAASS. Modern Lebanese food, from one of the owners of Toko: I’ve been wanting to try this one. In some ways, it’s similar to a lot of the new Aussie … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ippudo, Central Park

Not only delicious but inventive too. Ah, the famous Ippudo ramen chain from Japan. Let me quote from their website: ‘IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ramen capital of Hakata by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally renowned Ramen King. With … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Buffalo Dining Club, Darlinghurst

Just went to Buffalo Dining for the second time. The first was for lunch in Sept 2015 with Johnny, and the second time was for lunch in Nov 2016 with Johnny. The thing is: lunch is a great time to … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, CBD

  Beer galore, with a range anchored by local brewery Redoak. With the brewery established ten years ago, I think I should have heard about this local brewery before now… but then I’m not a huge beer drinker. Other breweries, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Next Door, CBD

Let’s make Sydney’s Laneways great! And with great cocktails and solid Italian food, Next Door is making a good start of it. I like a bar and restaurant with a story, and the birth of Next Door involved wanting  to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Aqua S, Regent Place, CBD

An Australian-born taste sensation! Sea-salt soft-serve ice cream… What would it taste like? Well, it’s still sweet. But it does have a hint of salt, and the ice cream has more body than some other soft-serves I’ve had, in a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: El Topo, Bondi Junction

Easy, tasty and inexpensive Mexican food. Perfect for a quick bite after a movie or to settle in and drink tequila with yer mates. I’ve heard about this place for ages… but never had the chance to try it. I … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Racism against Asian-Americans

There seems to have been an interesting ‘moment’ happening in popular culture in the United States. I’m sure that this has nothing to do with the fact that the two Asian-American contestants on the latest season of the long-running TV … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mappen, CBD

Oh, this is why it’s so highly rated… I find restaurant ratings on websites interesting. What makes for a high rating? A low one? Do you have to discount the best and the worst? How does the tall poppy syndrome … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Broadsheet Restaurant, Waterloo

   A fun concept. Check out this pop-up restaurant before it pops down. Hard to go wrong with these idea. A cool website/newspaper (Broadsheet) that specialises in writing about cool, new eateries, opening a pop-up restaurant where you can get … Continue reading

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