Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary, Kanzi Cafe, Chinatown

When I mentioned to Weekend Food Escapes that I have a fondness for Taiyaki, the Japanese fish-shaped waffles, filled with sweet red bean paste or some other such filling, she pointed me in the direction of the Kanzi Cafe. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Belly Bao, Newtown

Wow. Currently a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Zomato. That’s ridiculously high. I was impressed but this tells me something about their broad appeal. I love Asian food, and I’m often intrigued by Asian fusion food, so to serve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Yulli’s, Surry Hills

It’s great to see a restaurant doing so well, and a vegetarian restaurant doing so well in particular (eating less meat is good for the planet). On a Monday night, Yulli’s was pretty much packed. I’m surprised I haven’t blogged … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Medan Ciak, CBD

Belanchan is a chili shrimp paste found as an ingredient in both Indonesian and Malaysian food. I’m not so familiar with it from my Cantonese background, but find it earthy and complex, with a hit of spice. So, to see … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kid Kyoto, CBD

I’d heard very good things about Kid Kyoto, and you know, folks weren’t lyin’. We went for a special mid-week meal, an Entertainment Book meal with matching wines from St Hugo and Perrier-Jou√ęt champagne. I quite like these meals, which … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Medan Ciak, Surry Hills

Biting into a whole cardamom is always unpleasant; it’s soapy and pungent, with a concentrated punch. But the thing is, as I know from when I’ve used it in my own cooking, it’s a good sign: that a dish has … Continue reading

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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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