Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Destination Roll, Surry Hills

There aren’t a lot of places in Surry Hills where you can get a lunch for $10 or under. So, Destination Roll was a nice surprise. There are about a dozen of these, all over Sydney, and I wonder if … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, CBD

It’s second nature for Asian people to take over ordering the food in Asian restaurants. It’s both experience and control issues. In any case, I was rather pleased that my pals turned over the ordering to me at Fortune Village. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rey’s Place, Darlinghurst

Rey’s Place combines all my favourite things about dining in Sydney: new and unusual flavours or dishes; food that comes from somewhere, authentically; and fine dining – I like a casual meal too, but I like to when I can … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Gami Chicken & Beer, Central Park Mall, Chippendale

Reader. Yes: I was crying. We ordered the fried chicken, as recommended, where you get to choose two flavours. Correctly, I chose the original, because then you really get to appreciate the crispy coating. And they served it with a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Oiden Bowl Restaurant, CBD

Right next to the extremely popular Mappen Udon Noodle Restaurant is the Oiden Rice Bowl Restaurant, in the odd little Skyview Shopping Plaza, just down from the George Street Cinemas and up from 3 Wise Monkeys bar. It’s simple, quick … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Longrain, Surry Hills

Longrain is moving! I just read about it. No definite location yet, but they’re leaving Surry Hills. What an institution it’s been. While I’ve dined only a few times in the last decade or two, I’ve always known it’s part … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mekong, Chippendale

I went to Mekong not long after it opened. I thought it was very impressive indeed. Then friends booked for a staff Christmas party and weren’t as impressed, so it’s taken me a while to get back. A friend, who’s … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Melissa Clark’s Lemony Pasta Kelp, Chile and Anchovies

I’ve been saving recipes for pasta right now, to take advantage of my new Philips Pasta Maker (which I love, my god, it’s so much fun). The New York Times, which is probably my favourite source of recipes, put up … Continue reading

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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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