Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

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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Food Diary: Sepia, Sydney

September 2013, I took a colleague out to Friday lunch at Sepia to thank her for her professional kindness, and she arrived to tell me big and wonderful professional news. It was a great occasion to eat somewhere I’d heard … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Gagging for Gaggan, Bangkok

Sorry. I couldn’t resist the wordplay. Gaggan was just rated the world’s best Asian restaurant, and is #10 on the world’s best list of restaurants that comes out every year. ‘Progressive Indian Cuisine’ in the Lumpini area of Bangkok, I … Continue reading

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Food Diary: The Governor’s Table, Sydney

We had a very pleasant early meal here, ahead of the Vivid opening party at the Studio in the Opera House. It’s good to have another option for eating in this area. I’ve refused to go to the strip of … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Doraji, Waterloo, Sydney

I’ve been dying to try this place out since a Korean acquaintance said it was his favourite Korean restaurant in Sydney. He said that the selection of appetizers (that come free with your meal) was unusual, and I’d agree with … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Besser, Surry Hills, Sydney

From what I can tell, Besser is making quite a buzz. I can see why: it’s got a ton of style and character, from the friendly Guido-esque waiters, most in fedoras, to a mix of high and low (metal plates … Continue reading

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