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Sydney Food Diary: Mekong, Chippendale

I went to Mekong not long after it opened. I thought it was very impressive indeed. Then friends booked for a staff Christmas party and weren’t as impressed, so it’s taken me a while to get back. A friend, who’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sabbaba, Bondi Junction

I’ve always liked the Bondi Westfield mall. It’s got a good vibe, good shops and beautiful people. We occasionally end up here for a movie, and if we have time, a meal before the movie. There’s a lot to choose … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Melissa Clark’s Lemony Pasta Kelp, Chile and Anchovies

I’ve been saving recipes for pasta right now, to take advantage of my new Philips Pasta Maker (which I love, my god, it’s so much fun). The New York Times, which is probably my favourite source of recipes, put up … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Grandma’s at McEvoy, Alexandria

Listen the food is fine here, but I kind of liked the way the whole place made me ask questions. Like how they get business? My guess is that it’s all people on their way to shop at Bunnings, Victoria’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe con Leche, Surry Hills

I stopped by this cheery cafe on Fitzroy street for coffee a few months ago so was glad to come back with my pal Darryl for breakfast. It’s a Colombian cafe, I believe, and has a neighbourhood, authentic feel. Thus, … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Scout Sydney, Surry Hills

I’m a sucker for the hype occasionally, and the Scout Sydney team has been bringing it. I think I saw a sign on a local bus shelter. I saw an article in Time Out Sydney before it had opened its … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: White Cockatoo Hotel, Petersham

Now, this was a surprise. And such a surprise that I didn’t get proper photos of all the dishes we tried, nor of the venue. It was a fairly impromptu reunion of old friends, in a part of the city … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Corridor, Newtown

Buzzy, hip and crowded. Who cares about reviews? (a review from August 2016, scroll down for an update). Corridor has a good look about it, the open frontage revealing a shiny bar, and in back and upstairs, classic Newtown: it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rustic Pearl, Surry Hills

It was great to be to show friends from overseas, Canadians who are living in Penang, a bit of Surry Hills’s cafe culture. Our mission was to find vegan food for one of the party, and for some reason, because … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Big Daddy’s Burger Bar, Darlinghurst

There was no way that we were ordering the food on offer at Karaoke World on Elizabeth Street. It looked nasty and overpriced. But, wow, were we ever hungry after an exhausting session of karaoke for Justin’s birthday. And I’d … Continue reading

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