Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Alex Lee Kitchen, Spice Alley, Chippendale

I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: I think Spice Alley in Chippendale is a great place. Beautifully designed, good concept, buzzing with life. Aside from some complications to try to get an alcoholic drink, the rest of it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mister Dee’s Kitchen, Surry Hills

I like the idea of cheap, easy Cantonese food in my neighbourhood, and Mister Dee’s Kitchen, that moved into the newly refurbished Oxford Square complex has a good vibe and a nice space. So, why is it always so empty? … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Malabar, Darlinghurst

I’m not sure whether Malabar is the best Indian restaurant around… but I think it may well be the best Indian restaurant around Darlinghurst. I don’t know of any other elegant Indian restaurants nearby; there are a few storefronts with … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Fat Noodle, Star City

Mark and James’ Kiwi uber driver recommended coming to Fat Noodle for our pre-theatre dinner, on a Monday night (the show, the final Hats Off fundraiser was SO good, an incredible array of performers from the world of musicals and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chin Chin, Surry Hills

It’s interesting when a restaurant has such a buzz that people have heard of it moving to Sydney without knowing where it is exactly, or in my case, that I didn’t exactly know what kind of food to expect (a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet, Chinatown

Dear reader, I was not brave enough to try what the young people were eating in the restaurant, an apparently common Taiwanese snack: a deep fried dough stick wrapped in a fried spring onion pancake. The amount of starch and … Continue reading

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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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