Category Archives: Australia

Sydney Food Diary: Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, Capitol Square, Chinatown

It was imperative that I show my family (from Canada and Hawaii) what an Australian meat pie is, and more than that, I thought it duty-bound as an Australian (well, dual Australian-Canadian citizen) to encourage trying the “Tiger”, any pie … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pazar Food Collective, Canterbury

If the idea of Turkish-Mexican fusion food doesn’t intrigue you, what would? I’m a fan of the NYT, and of their restaurant reviews. I’ve been really happy about their new Australian desk, and then even happier to find out that … Continue reading

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A flowering cycad on our balcony

As a Canadian transplanted to Australia, my wonder at the weird flora and fauna around here is likely to never wear off. Since cycads are subtropical or tropical, I wasn’t familiar with them, nor expected to have them on my … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Balkan Seafood Restaurant, Darlinghurst

I was never sure if the Balkan Seafood Restaurant was officially connected to the Balkan Restaurant a few doors down on Oxford Street that was there from 1964 all the way until 2012 when they moved to Crown Street. It’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Embers Mezze Bar, Darlinghurst

It’s good to feel confirmed. Since the other two times I’ve been here, I’ve been impressed. So a third time makes me feel pretty confident to say: this place is amazing. Modern Lebanese food. A Modern Australian twist. Reasonable prices … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rosetta, CBD

Rosetta is Neil Perry’s latest. Apparently, there’s one in Melbourne already. It’s fancy  Italian cuisine, near Circular Quay on George Street in a rather gorgeous Harry Seidler building. The setting (and the ample light that comes through the ceiling to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Brick Lane, Darlinghurst

There seems to be a moment happening in Sydney cuisine with some fresh, modern takes on Indian cuisine. Bring it on, I say. Nestled into a strip of restaurants on Stanley Street, Brick Lane has a cosy atmosphere. We ordered … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jazushi, Surry Hills

How businesss are managing to survive with all that light rail work going on in Devonshire Street is a mystery! What a mess. I hope it will get cleared up soon so they can get back to their regular trade … Continue reading

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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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