Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Masala Darbar, Surry Hills

Drop by for a dosa at Masala Darbar. I know that Indian cuisine has contributed many delights to the world, but this is my current obsession. A perfect, crisp pancake that looks like it will be too filling to eat… … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Taste of Shanghai, World Square

Somehow I manage to go by all the better-lit restaurants on the ground level and end up in the basement of World Square. I definitely ate in the corner restaurant before… but it was before Taste of Shanghai. I find … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Dainty Sichuan, World Square

I had to laugh. The women next to us were Chinese but I’m not sure from what parts. After trying their noodle soups, they kept on looking over at us studying the menu, particularly at my Caucasian husband, as if … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Paper Bird, Potts Point

If, like me, you lament the closure of modern Korean restaurant Moon Park, Paper Bird is some consolation. Taking over where a branch of the Bourke Street Bakery used to be, it’s almost hidden away on a side street in … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Spice I Am, Surry Hills

Spice I Am, in my memory, was the pioneer that really lifted Thai food in Sydney from the sometimes mediocre neighbourhood restaurants to something that people were talking about, excited about and lining up for. Soon followed by other great … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Madang, CBD

Finding Sydney Madang where it’s tucked in an alleyway off Pitt Street does feel like you could be in a grey and featureless backstreet of an Asian city, say in Japan or Korea. This restaurant has great reviews and apparently … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Goros, Surry Hills

Sometimes I just feel like I’m on a reconnaisance mission. I’ll have just a drink or a coffee to see if the place tempts me back for a meal. Or I’ll have a meal to see if it tempts me … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Phomo, Barangaroo

Man, I was full after the pho. Or should I say… I was pho-ll. Heh, heh. Phomo is a splash of colour along Wulugul Walk in Barangaroo. Since the specialty of the house was pho, that’s what we had. Husband … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black Ginger, Enmore

Pleasant and easy with particularly friendly service, Black Ginger has a nice feeling of being your neighbourhood Vietnamese restaurant. The menu is pretty standard in terms of the usual hits: banana blossom salad, various duck dishes, spicy salads, pho, shaken … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mekong, Chippendale

Traditionally, a restaurant that had all sorts of different kinds of Asian food was to be looked at with suspicion. Often found in smaller towns where people didn’t really care whether they were eating Yaki Udon or an Egg Foo … Continue reading

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