Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Food Diary: Hakiki Ice Cream

Who knew? Turkish ice cream has two magical ingredients, the root of a wild orchid, salep, and mastic, a chewy resin. These turn ice cream chewy and stretchy. It is reputed that in region in Turkey, there is an especially … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Quay, Sydney

Quay surpassed any expectations that I had of it. Currently sitting at #58 in the World’s Best Restaurant list, it’s one of the few high-end Australian restaurants that I haven’t tried in my time here. It’s been on my list… … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Dodee Paidang, Haymarket, Sydney

Dodee Paidang seems to be most infamously known for its Tom Yum soups, with noodles, that come in ratings from 0 (something like ‘infantile’) to 5 (volcano). The first time wewent here, we had a 3. It was so spicy, … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Brazilian Fogo Churrasco, Central Park, Sydney

You know, I didn’t think this place was terrible. It’s made fast food out of Brazilian BBQ. My better half felt like eating MEAT. We ordered the big platter for $24, and it was more than enough for the two … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Cafe Shenkin, Surry Hills, Sydney

Between trying out the Knafeh bakery yesterday and returning to Cafe Shenkin a few days ago for lunch, the theme this week seems to be Israel. And why not? I’ve never visited the country, nor am I familiar with its … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Knafeh Bakery, Sydney

So, I read this article in the Sydney Morning Herald, and c’mon, if that’s not intriguing, what is? A new food sensation for Sydney, a back story (pastries bringing cultures together often in conflict in the Middle East) and bakers … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Una’s, Sydney

Una’s in Darlinghurst, Sydney, is an absolute institution. They’ve been around for 45 years! They’re remarkably consistent, and the food tastes pretty much exactly as it has the last times that I’ve been over the last 15 years or so. … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Tim Ho Wan, Sydney

Ever since I found out there was a Michellin-starred Dim Sum house in Hong Kong, the most inexpensive Michellin-starred restaurant in the world, I’ve been recommending that friends go there if they’re in Hong Kong. I’ve never managed to get … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Chonsiam, Sydney

Sydney has such freaking good Thai food. An unmentioned friend of a friend won’t eat the Thai food here in Sydney because it’s not as good as in Thailand, but the thing is: a lot of people think the Thai … Continue reading

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Food Diary: La Cuchara de San Telmo, San Sebastian, Spain

In August 2014, I had the most stunning pintxos I’ve ever had. This is partly because although I’ve had many tapas, as they’re known in most places, I’ve not spent time in Northern Spain where they call them pintxos. But … Continue reading

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