Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sydney Food Diary: Dimitri’s Pizzeria, Surry Hills

Dimitri’s Pizzeria is an absolute institution in Surry Hills. I remember it from my first days in Sydney, from 1999 onwards, though I’ve somehow never managed to make it in. But recently, I was drawn in by their chalk signage … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Corduroy, Surry Hills

I have to admit that what I loved most about Corduroy, the first time I came here, was that I couldn’t see the name anywhere. I’m not sure if I just didn’t look under the counter in the front or … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chulin Chinese Cuisine & Deli, Chippendale

On Broadway, among all of the restaurants that seemed to be aimed at university students, some from Taiwan, one Malaysian, Indonesian, really a melting hotpot of mostly Asian cuisine, is the Chulin Chinese Cuisine & Deli. I hunted it down … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Madame Shanghai, Darlinghurst

After being so impressed in October of 2017, I decided to bring my hubby here for their Valentine’s Day special dinner. It was a glorious evening, and they had the windows open, which apparently they can’t do very often: if … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ho Jiak, Chinatown

This ain’t no hawker stand. While the restaurant is cannily designed to feel like you’re in an outdoor market, the dishes are refined, unbelievably tasty and for most Sydneysiders will be a revelation, tasting the best of Nonya cuisine, from … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Concrete Duck, Darlinghurst

My brother, visiting from Hawaii, asks why there are so many restaurants and bars that have the word “duck” in them in Sydney. It’s true we’d walked by Holy Duck, but I didn’t think we’d passed by the Duck & … Continue reading

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