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Sydney Food Diary: Don’t Tell Aunty, Surry Hills

So, we couldn’t get into SÁNG, as I didn’t know how tiny it is. I thought the shop (or restaurant?) on the corner was part of it, so was surprised, trying to get into this modern Korean restaurant, that there … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Royale Specialty, Surry Hills

First, there was the Gnome Cafe. For years and years. I always thought it was cute: a compact place, busy but you could get a seat with some effort, serving great coffee. Then it was taken over by Brewtown for … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Oiden Bowl Restaurant, CBD

Right next to the extremely popular Mappen Udon Noodle Restaurant is the Oiden Rice Bowl Restaurant, in the odd little Skyview Shopping Plaza, just down from the George Street Cinemas and up from 3 Wise Monkeys bar. It’s simple, quick … Continue reading

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Sydney Food & Grog Diary: Rosé Royale, Potts Point

‘Wow. That food was so bad I think I’ll have to give it two stars.’ ‘Give it a one.’ I guess what surprised me was that my pal Freddy also found his food bad. I mean, here I was thinking: … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Longrain, Surry Hills

Longrain is moving! I just read about it. No definite location yet, but they’re leaving Surry Hills. What an institution it’s been. While I’ve dined only a few times in the last decade or two, I’ve always known it’s part … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Beyond Burger at Grill’d, World Square

Hold the door! I was so excited. I’d been reading about Beyond Meat but didn’t know it was available in Australia. I love the taste of meat, but I’m fully on board with the research that says we eat too … Continue reading

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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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