Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Home Cooking: Adam Liaw’s Magical Marmalade Custard Cake

I love a gimmick. So I could not resist when I saw this recipe go up online. How would this cake work, that purportedly separates into cake and custard? I once made Magic Custard Pies, where by mixing the egg … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Osaka Bar, Potts Point

Osaka Bar in Llankely Place in Potts Point really does look like it could be a casual eatery in Osaka, Japan. The kitchen, the lanterns, the lighting: it’s all right. Even our charming waiter who seems to have only been … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Moon Park, Redfern

September 24. You’ve got two months (from the time of this blog post) to get to Moon Park, Sydney’s most elegant modern Korean restaurant. Hidden away on the second floor of a corner building in Redfern, their lease it up, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kim, King’s Cross

This modern Korean restaurant is surprising, unusual and tasty. What an excellent find. I’d actually planned to go to the Malaysian place, just across from it, on Llankelly Place (which is looking very charming these days). I’d heard it was … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ume, Surry Hills

So, sometimes the food diary provides not current advice but an archive of the delightful food that Sydney can offer. Because in this case, Ume is changing its format, and after long being an elegant, delicious, multi-course affair, it is … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Biten Heaven, Darlinghurst

Grabbing my pal David for a quick bite in the area where he’s working, he suggested this homey little cafe across the street. I’m immediately mystified by the name. Is it a playful way of saying ‘A bite in Heaven’? … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tim Ho Wan, Westfield CBD

Just a little after a year since I went to the Tim Ho Wan in Chatswood, I stumble across a new branch of Tim Ho Wan in the Westfield mall in the CBD. It’s a much smaller version, with only … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black by Ezard, Star City

Managed to book in for a special Entertainment Card dinner, Black by Ezard with wines by Penfolds. The only way to get into one of these is to book right away, so I was glad to be on my toes. … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Earl’s Juke Joint

I remember, back in the days, going into an old-style butcher’s, East European, with interesting jars and cans of things, and an array of meat behind the counter. I can’t remember if I got anything, as it was a bit … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Little Momo, Newtown

So, let’s be clear here. I love momos. When first travelling in Nepal, I discovered that Nepal has their own dumplings. Often made with buffalo or goat… there would be big steamers in local cafes where you could buy a … Continue reading

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