Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Turpan Restaurant, Kensington

We thought we’d grab a quick lunch in the neighbourhood before hitting Peter’s of Kensington to scratch that kitchenware itch. Kensington’s long had a reputation for interesting and tasty Asian food, but on this day, a Sunday, it looks like … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Alex ‘N’ Rolls, Marrickville

My friend Lai Heng (whose photos appear in this post) enthusiastically recommended that we take up the suggestion from this rave review in Broadsheet and head over to Alex ‘N’ Rolls to see if they really do have the best … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kobe Wagyu BBQ, Chinatown

I’m glad to see on Zomato how highly diners have rated Kobe Wagyu, up on the first floor across from World Square, at the edge of Chinatown. For that was my feeling too: this was great food and a great … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ho Jiak Town Hall

We had a chore in the CBD which meant it was a perfect occasion to try out Ho Jiak Town Hall during their soft launch. It’s funny to see the former Cuban restaurant transformed into a modern Malaysian hangout. It’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sasaki, CBD

Not really in the CBD, tucked behind Hyde Park on the Surry Hills side, it actually took us a while to find Sasaki, hidden away in an unassuming location off an alleyway. Wow, it is a find though. An elegant … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Nanjing Dumpling, Chinatown

So, I walked by here a while ago and thought: what is a Nanjing Dumpling? And one lunch hour, working at the library at Darling Square, I decided to forego the dozen of options there, and come back a block … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Nakano Darling, Darling Square

With some smart design, it really feels like you could be in Japan. Stepping through an opening in a corrugated iron wall (and out of torrential rains), there are a few low tables, a number of high tables surrounded by … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Don Don’s, Darlinghurst

Don Don’s is an institution. With so many places on Oxford Street coming and going, opening and closing down, there’s something comforting that this cheap, cheerful and casual restaurant has been feeding folks from Darlinghurst for so long, I suspect … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt 有米酸奶 | 金树店, Chinatown

.. Every single time I’ve passed by Yomie’s, there has been a line-up outside the door, and often, a long one. I could tell something was up, but had no idea what it was. I mean: what is a rice … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Salt and Palm, Glebe

A friend in Glebe suggested trying out this Indonesian restaurant, and it was a fun night! The cocktails, during happy hour, are only $10, which is outstanding value for expensive Sydney! I found mine, with an intriguing ice cube coloured … Continue reading

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