Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: Lankan Filling Station

I was blown away by this place. I always like flavours that surprise me and aren’t what I’m used to, and in my limited experience of Sri Lankan food, there’s a depth and complexity, and a hit of spice, which … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Zaida Cafe, Darlinghurst

It’s such a casual-looking place, Lebanese food, set slightly back from the street, that I must have walked by it a hundred times and never tried it. My loss. We split a falafel salad, four yummy kibbehs, and some hummus … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Belluci Cucina, Australia Square

My financial advisor took me to lunch at this restaurant right below his office in Australia Square. It was a bit worrisome how hot and bright it was, but there are seats around the side in the shade. It seems … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hanh Phuc, Surry Hills

The Naughty Chef has gone vegetarian. A long-standing casual Vietnamese restaurant on Albion Street near Elizabeth Street that seemed to have steady business, I noticed that they’d closed down for a renovation and changeover, and now: meat be gone! It’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Two Chaps, Marrickville

So, walking up Chapel Street in Marrickville, this is a really non-descript street, some businesses which look like they’ve been around for a long time, a school, a boxy old office building. And then BAM. There’s a cafe, full, with … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mark + Vinny’s Spaghetti and Spritz, Surry Hills

So, first of all, count me completely charmed by this experience: we rock up on a Tuesday night for our anniversary dinner, and don’t have reservations. They managed to find a table for us, but not before Vinny welcomes us … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Lookout, Elizabeth Bay Marina

What could be more beautiful than brunch with friends, next to the water, on a sunny summer morning? The last time I was by Elizabeth Bay Marina, it was still being constructed, so was basically just boarded up. Now, it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tandoori Hut, Enmore

One of our friends who took us to the Tandoori Hut said that if he had a death row meal, butter chicken from the Tandoori Hut would be it. The other friend said that it’s noisy and loud and the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Vino e Cucina, Paddington

We stumbled across Vino e Cucina, looking for somewhere to eat after the exhibition at the Lyons Gallery in Five Ways, ‘Let’s Dance: Celebrating the Life of David Bowie’. My friends couldn’t be convinced to try Tequila Mockingbird (too expensive … Continue reading

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Food blogging in Hawaii

Two weeks in Oahu and it was fun to do some food reviewing here. My mother’s side of the family is from Hawaii and she was born here, so I have visited many times, and have a long food history … Continue reading

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