Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Food Diary: Chinta Kechil, Double Bay, Sydney

Many years ago, I took my folks, visiting Sydney, to Chinta Ria in Darling Harbour. Even though we’d eaten a LOT of Asian food, Malaysian food wasn’t really familiar to us. It’s been a pleasure living in Sydney getting to … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog, Review | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Mere Catherine, Sydney

We’ve been meaning to go to this tiny, unassuming restaurant in Potts Point FOREVER. A sign says that it seats just 14, and you can’t see into the restaurant from the street. It looks like someone’s kitchen. Inside, it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog, Review | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Subcontinental, Sydney

So, Sam Christie. I’ve never met the guy. But starting with Longrain, he’s moved onto opening the Apollo (amazing modern Greek food), Cho Cho San (just been there recently, amazing modern Japanese food) and lately, we stopped by Subcontinental (amazing … Continue reading

Posted in Food n' Grog, Review, Sydney | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Hawker, Sydney

My Malaysian friend, Lai Heng, suggested trying the new Sydney hotspot ‘Hawker’ and what better thing to do than eat Malaysian food with a Malaysian friend. It really had the lovely feeling of successful contemporary Thai restaurants in Sydney like … Continue reading

Posted in Food n' Grog, Sydney | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Egg of the Universe, Rozelle, Sydney

We’d stopped by one morning in Rozelle to poke around the Essential Ingredient, the upmarket and rather amazing kitchen supply store. And we were hungry. The very amusing shopfront ‘Egg of the Universe’ beckoned our attention. It’s a yoga studio … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog, Review | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Pie in the Sky. Upper North Shore, NSW

First of all, if you’re looking for Pie in the Sky, this is the Pie in the Sky, formally in Cowan, though we were going for a drive near Berowra, which is also near Dangar Island and just inland from … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Tokyo Bird, Sydney

I’ve always loved little Japanese bars and restaurants. I love, in my visits to Japan, that some specialise only in a few kinds of food, and that the experience is an integrated one: have a drink, and have a delicious … Continue reading

Posted in Food n' Grog, Review, Sydney | Leave a comment

Food Diary: the Apollo, Sydney

I ate here with my friend Dan ages ago, and I returned, maybe a year or two later wondering: is it as good as I remember? The answer, whole-heartedly, is yes. It was hard to go past the ‘Whole Greek’ … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog, Sydney | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Blacksmith, Surry Hills, Sydney

There’s this thing going on in Sydney caf├ęs at the moment which seems to be a moment. Lots of wood, a bit of iron. Great coffee, moving into cocktails and drinks after work. A casual feel but a contemporary, smart … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog, Sydney | Leave a comment

Food Diary: Twenty 8 Acres, Sydney

If you’ve followed my restaurant reviews, you’ll know that I’m always intrigrued by how a restaurant gets a good ranking on TripAdvisor. Twenty 8 Acres, a humble cafe, tucked away in Darlington, near the university, is coming up with 100 … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food n' Grog, Sydney | Leave a comment