Category Archives: Asian

Big Apple Food Adventures: Cho Dang Gol, Gramercy

NYC is a city of extremes, that’s clear, and it applies to food too. Blink your eyes and you’ve been served a plate of greasy carbs, the size of your head, or stumble, without much planning, into a restaurant that … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Atoboy, NoMad

I stumbled across this review in the NYT by Pete Wells who I totally adore. Ignacio and Kieran were game to try it and we had a late night meal here on a Tuesday night. Hooley dooley, as the say … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Little Tong Noodle House

I’ve had noodles from Yunnan before, both in Yunnan and at a little restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown. The noodle is called Mixian and it’s a spaghetti-shaped rice noodle. I like it; it’s familiar in two ways, both because of the … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Barn Joo 35

Most people who I told that we were staying in Koreatown for a few nights in NYC didn’t know where it is. Well, I’ll tell you. Right below the Empire State Building. On W 32nd between 5th and 6th is … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Tsurutontan Udon Noodle Brasserie

I’ve wanted to go to this restaurant ever since I read this review in the New York Times. Sounded very, very intriguing. It’s the first of the chain outside of Japan. I love noodles. What’s not to like? I didn’t … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Momofuku Ssäm Bar

There are so many Momofukus these days, I can’t quite keep track of them all. I’d meant to plan coming to at least one of them while in NYC, but hadn’t gotten around to it. I was killing time before … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Maya da Dhaba, Surry Hills

This place is an institution, y’all. It’s been in Sydney as long as I can remember, and it’s also an empire, as there is Maya Tandoori and Maya Vegetarian across the street. I think it has the cheapest wine in … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Baba Laksa House, CBD

I love that this little place, in the style of a Hawker stall, is located inside the Grace Hotel, serving up delicious Malaysian food. A colleague, who was born in Indonesia and lived many years in Singapore (thus establishing his … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Red Chilli Sichuan, Chinatown (Harbour Street)

I’d been craving Sichuan food since a meal at Spicy Sichuan (now closed) four years ago… but it’s hard to get together a big enough table so you can try enough tasty dishes! Lucky for me I got into the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pondol Selera, Chinatown

Oh, indecision, indecision. Walked back from Sydney Theatre Company, where I saw a preview of Sydney Dance Company’s Orb (wow, looks great, I’m going on Tuesday), and couldn’t decide where to eat. Home Thai had a line up as always … Continue reading

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