Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, World Square

Ah, what would the world be without new tasty treats. A world pretty damn short of new tasty treats, I’d say. So, spotting this pop-up counter in the basement of World Square: I mean, we had to try it, right? … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Good Luck Pinbone, Kensington

So, it would seem like you have until the end of July 2017 to get to the pop-up restaurant Good Luck Pinbone, which took over from a Japanese takeaway, and whose building will be demolished at a certain point. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Rumah, Surry Hills

So I see from the other reviews here that I’m missing out on trying some excellent Malaysian snacks. So, that’s what I’ll do the next time. In the meantime, I’ve had coffee here twice, and it’s very good. And the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: My Duo Pie Chain, Ultimo

My assumption is that ‘chain’ meant that this is a chain of snackeries from somewhere in the world. I asked the guy behind the counter where the chain was from, and he said ‘China’. But since I can’t find anything … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jarern Chai Boon Cafe

The idea of a cool fusion Thai cafe in the middle of an excellent Thai grocery store is pretty appealing; when the folks bringing it to you are Chat Thai, that’s even better. I think that’s the reason why I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Edition Coffee Roasters

Just over a year ago, I proposed Edition Coffee Roasters for a coffee meeting because it seemed to be exactly between Surry Hills and Potts Point… My coffee was delicious. The freshly baked cinnamon buns smelled too heavenly to pass … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cape Comorin, Cremorne

Basic, tasty Indian food. We were on the way to see the worst movie ever made (‘The Room’) at the Orpheum and needed somewhere to eat. There are quite a few restaurants on that strip of Military Road, so we … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ippudo, Central Park

Not only delicious but inventive too. Ah, the famous Ippudo ramen chain from Japan. Let me quote from their website: ‘IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan’s ramen capital of Hakata by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally renowned Ramen King. With … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mappen, CBD

Oh, this is why it’s so highly rated… I find restaurant ratings on websites interesting. What makes for a high rating? A low one? Do you have to discount the best and the worst? How does the tall poppy syndrome … Continue reading

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