Category Archives: Australia

Review: SimCorner – prepaid travel SIM cards

Oh, the things I’ve done to get connected to my phone while travelling overseas. Hovering around Starbucks. Lurking outside of airport lounges. And many years ago, to the mortification of my husband, opening up my laptop in the middle of … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Masala Theory, Surry Hills

Taking over the interesting space (a converted terrace house, I suppose) most recently occupied by Pork’d and before that by the famous Red Lantern is new kid on the block Masala Theory. While it’s a stone’s throw away from the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Zambo, Surry Hills

We were lucky enough to try Zambo for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a fun night out, seeing the wide variety of couples that Surry Hills encompasses. I’ve been wanting to try Zambo for a while. What a change from … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Ippudo Ramen, CBD, Sydney

C’mon. This place is the bomb. Famous around the world (apparently); they’ve figured out how to meld cool Japan with hip Sydney. Their branch at Westfield CBD is effortlessly hip. The Argentinean host called out to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun … Continue reading

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2016 in lists (art, books, entertainment, shows)

Concerts & Shows Defying Gravity, Theatre Royal: A collage of Stephen Schwartz with the composer on stage at the end of the show himself, it was really amazing to see top Broadway performers letting loose with these songs: Sutton Foster … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kerasma, Newtown

Australia’s only Cypriot food… authentic, farm to table and homemade ingredients. There’s something really interesting happening at Kerasma Souvlaki Merchant in Newtown. My friend and I were shouted to a special meal there by Peter, and we discussed it afterwards. … 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: Chicken Parma at the Bat & Ball, Redfern

As a Chinese-Canadian, I’ve observed how different dishes are transformed from country to country and sometimes emerge as an interesting hybrid. A number of North American Chinese dishes are not known in China. In a similar way, Australia seems to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tigerbakers, Darlinghurst

Victoria Street in Darlinghurst is a strange combination of businesses that have been there forever (hello Tropicana) and other storefronts that seem to be constantly changing. There are a few higher-end restaurants, quite a few casual places, and a number … Continue reading

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