Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Lankan Filling Station

I was blown away by this place. I always like flavours that surprise me and aren’t what I’m used to, and in my limited experience of Sri Lankan food, there’s a depth and complexity, and a hit of spice, which … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hanh Phuc, Surry Hills

The Naughty Chef has gone vegetarian. A long-standing casual Vietnamese restaurant on Albion Street near Elizabeth Street that seemed to have steady business, I noticed that they’d closed down for a renovation and changeover, and now: meat be gone! It’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tandoori Hut, Enmore

One of our friends who took us to the Tandoori Hut said that if he had a death row meal, butter chicken from the Tandoori Hut would be it. The other friend said that it’s noisy and loud and the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rumpus Room Asian Fusion Cafe

Hey, I said to my friend Davy, as we were looking for a place for a casual Sunday brunch. That amazing little Italian bar is now open for brunch. Let’s try it. But it had an Asian-themed menu, and it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Calabur Cafe & Diner, Bondi Junction

I had an appointment in Bondi Junction so whipped out my handy Entertainment app to see where I could use a coupon. I love coupons. Calabur Cafe & Diner is discretely hidden justs below street level off on Spring Street. … Continue reading

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Hawaii Food Diary: Opal Thai Food, Chinatown

Opal Thai Food was the best food I had in my first few days in Hawaii, and it’s not just the food that’s great. Chef Opal comes to your table, asks you what you like to eat, and then brings … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mikirin, World Square

From what I can tell, Mikirin is the new restaurant from the two sisters who have the Spicy Lips Asian-fusion restaurant at George Street cinemas. I’ve been intrigued by the name, but have never tried it. Their website is under … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Goryon San, Surry Hills

A kushiyaki restaurant has opened up in Surry Hills, just a few minutes’s walk from me. What used to be the casual Mediterrean restaurant, the Reservoir, has suddenly morphed into a chic, buzzing Japanese place that specialises in grilled skewers. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: New Shanghai, Ashfield

I have no idea how I haven’t blogged about New Shanghai in Ashfield yet. For a long period, this was my go-to dumpling spot, and a group of us from Surry Hills and Redfern would hop on the train to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: RaRa Ramen, Redfern

I saw a review up by Ramen Raff, Sydney’s specialist reviewer of ramen, and who am I to argue? Located on Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Redfern Station, it’s a lovely contemporary space that specialises (hurrah, hurrah) in ramen. … Continue reading

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