Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Bad Hombres, Surry Hills

Bad Hombres is so hip that it doesn’t have a website, nor Facebook page. It only has an Instagram page. The way you make reservations is that you find a mobile number on their Instagram page and then arrange a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Neptune Palace, Circular Quay

Neptune Palace has been around forever. At least it seems that way to me. Every once in a while, I’d stop in and use an Entertainment Guide coupon, usually as a quick meal before an event at the Opera House. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Spice Room, Circular Quay

Review sites and restaurants intrigue me. How does the Spice Room consistently make it into the Top Ten restaurants on TripAdvisor, when it’s not a particularly known restaurant, say, in other listings or guides? Is it that TripAdvisor’s clientele all … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Izakaya Fujiyama, Surry Hills

  It’s impressive any time a restaurant can keep going so long in the tough and fickle Sydney market, and remain busy, buzzy and popular. Izakaya Fujiyama has been around for yonks and many friends consider it a favourite place … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rolld, Castle Hill

Myer at Castle Hill was one of the two Myers that had the suitcase of my dreams (the other one being in Penrith) so we took a little excursion out there, and then decided to have an early lunch. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, Chinatown

In the movie ‘Miss Sloane’, they show the title character not cooking for herself and viewing food only as fuel by eating at the same casual Chinese restaurant. ‘How do you always eat here?’ asks another character, implying that it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: S’Age Bistronomy, Crow’s Nest

It was a fun little adventure to head up from Surry Hills to Crows Nest on a Tuesday evening for dinner at S’Age Bistronomy. Billed as Japanese with French influences, it’s located on a corner on Pacific Highway, formerly Waqu, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: BBQ Galbi, Waterloo

Why go to a Korean BBQ restaurant and not have the BBQ? Any number of reasons, really. Korean Fried Chicken. BiBimBap. Well, that was our decision on a quiet weeknight. This is a pretty charming and casual place in a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Shinmachi, Newtown

Shinmachi advertises itself as Japanese Tapas. I think it was called Wagaya and changed to the present incarnation around April 2016. David and I popped by here on a Saturday night after seeing the bizarrely not terrible movie, The Great … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Ippudo Ramen, CBD, Sydney

C’mon. This place is the bomb. Famous around the world (apparently); they’ve figured out how to meld cool Japan with hip Sydney. Their branch at Westfield CBD is effortlessly hip. The Argentinean host called out to the rest of the … Continue reading

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