Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: The Unicorn Hotel, Paddington

In May 2017, when I stopped by the Unicorn with my pal Trevor, it was on the back of some great reviews and a quite different menu. This time my friend James suggests that we have to try the place … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Spice World, Chinatown

So, this place was fun. And if I start with describing the experience before the food, it’s because this was an EXPERIENCE. The food was tasty and interesting but took a second place to a really fun evening with friends … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Zan Bou, Chinatown

I had a craving. My favourite Cantonese dish, from many different restaurants in Vancouver, is Beef Brisket Wonton Mein. It is a magical thing, with the super tender beef matched with plump wonton of prawn and pork (actually, I like … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bad Hombres, Surry Hills

It seems to be vegan month here at andyville. My pal Cameron decided to drop by the ‘hood for dinner, and after seeing the Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, by James Cameron, has been vegan for a month. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Golden Lotus Vegan, Newtown

Is it bad, when judging a vegan restaurant, to start the review with saying how impressed I was that their beef rendang really did taste like meaty deliciousness? But really, it was awesome. My dinner at Golden Lotus Vegan, as … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: KOI Dessert Bar, Chippendale

So, way back when Reynold Poernomo competed on Masterchef in 2015, we paid attention, for obvious reasons, if you saw the show. So, it’s great to see what a success he’s made for himself. Although we have been known to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tokki, Surry Hills

Described as a Korean, Japanese, Asian Fusion restaurant, just opened on Foveaux Street in Surry Hills, I thought: what’s not to love about that? I’ve really developed a passion for modern Korean food lately from some excellent eateries in Sydney … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Pelican Hills, Surry Hills

So, the Alta Building on Goulburn Street at Riley Street was finished at the end of 2011. Which means I’ve seen 7 or 8 years of restaurants and cafes come and go at the ground level. There was Pachamama House, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tuyo, Potts Point

My friend Freddy was excited to bring me to this cafe, very close to where they live in Potts Point, which they have discovered and really enjoyed. And true: it’s hard to go wrong with good food and good service. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bayswater Kitchenette, Kings Cross

It was good preparation to go to Bayswater Kitchenette before my vacation in Italy. The team (Broadsheet tells me it’s Glenda Lau, Alessia Bottini and Robert Patterson-Hyde) is serving up deceptively simple homestyle Italian food. The flavours are rich, savoury … Continue reading

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