Category Archives: Australia

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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Sydney Food Diary: Goshu Ramen Tei, CBD

When I meet my pal Ben for lunch in the City, we wander up from the top end of Kent Street to this little place at the corner of York and Jamison. It has outside seating, has been quite busy … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Great Aunty Three, Surry Hills

It was clear to me, just from a quick glance, that this restaurant had the right concept for the right location. Right next to the immensely popular Chat Thai in what was once a grocery store that unusually sold Latin … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Zhu Canton, Randwick

Yum cha in Randwick? What a fine idea. I like the idea of yum cha in any neighbourhood, really, and spotting this listing on Zomato, I thought it would be worth a try. It turned out to be more of … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mr Mo, Surry Hills

  Meeting my pal Darryl for brunch at Mr Mo, he tells me that there’s a whole new set of waiters, so he’s not sure if it’s under new management. The menu is the same, and the vibe is too: … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains Food Diary: Flemish Flavours, Leura

Food to warm your cockles in the Blue Mountains. It was so cold this Saturday evening coming up to the Blue Mountains, a bright and sunny day in Sydney but the closer I got, by train and then a torturous … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Uliveto, King’s Cross

A new chef and some creative daily specials make this a worthwhile place to check out. How King’s Cross and Bayswater Road have changed. It used to be a little buzz of activity, between Bayswater Fitness and Hugo’s Lounge, Bar … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Adam Liaw’s Magical Marmalade Custard Cake

I love a gimmick. So I could not resist when I saw this recipe go up online. How would this cake work, that purportedly separates into cake and custard? I once made Magic Custard Pies, where by mixing the egg … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Earl’s Juke Joint

I remember, back in the days, going into an old-style butcher’s, East European, with interesting jars and cans of things, and an array of meat behind the counter. I can’t remember if I got anything, as it was a bit … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Coco Vodka

So, the question was: Would this tropical-inspired drink banish the feeling of Sydney winter? It’s been cold and wet here and what surprises people who move here is just how cold 10 degrees can feel when there’s no heating in … Continue reading

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