Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sydney Food Diary: Taste of Shanghai, World Square

Somehow I manage to go by all the better-lit restaurants on the ground level and end up in the basement of World Square. I definitely ate in the corner restaurant before… but it was before Taste of Shanghai. I find … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Dainty Sichuan, World Square

I had to laugh. The women next to us were Chinese but I’m not sure from what parts. After trying their noodle soups, they kept on looking over at us studying the menu, particularly at my Caucasian husband, as if … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Butter, Surry Hills

I like surprises but it’s also sometimes nice to know what you’re in for. And there’s a lovely simplicity about Butter in that it’s not hard to describe. You can buy fried chicken here, in a spicy sauce. You can … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Fuerza Bruta, CBD

So, I’m going to a meeting at Sydney Town Hall and I’m dying for a coffee beforehand. I even have my KeepCup. I’ve planned for this. Walking up Kent Street, there’s a tiny corridor, the back entrance to Regent Place, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Paper Bird, Potts Point

If, like me, you lament the closure of modern Korean restaurant Moon Park, Paper Bird is some consolation. Taking over where a branch of the Bourke Street Bakery used to be, it’s almost hidden away on a side street in … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Spice I Am, Surry Hills

Spice I Am, in my memory, was the pioneer that really lifted Thai food in Sydney from the sometimes mediocre neighbourhood restaurants to something that people were talking about, excited about and lining up for. Soon followed by other great … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Four Frogs Creperie, Randwick

They actually mill the buckwheat flour for their galettes (savoury crepes) themselves. This impresses me. Tasting these delicious galettes, perfectly crisp, with a great balance of ingredients, brought me right back to being in Paris. They really are delicious. They … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Tio’s Cervecería, Surry Hills

I’ve always like Tio’s. And it’s been around for a rather long time, considering the ephemeral nature of Surry Hills’ market for bars and restaurants. It combines casual and cool. I love the daggy sort of inside-outside bar where the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Fratelli Fresh, Entertainment Quarter

Fratelli Fresh already has huge name recognition and a stellar reputation. Moving into the Entertainment Quarter, with few options for dinner, is a no brainer. So, no surprise this place was packed on a Saturday night, though we happily got … Continue reading

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