Category Archives: Asian

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-Jouët 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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Sydney Food Diary: Calabur Cafe & Diner, Bondi Junction

I had an appointment in Bondi Junction so whipped out my handy Entertainment app to see where I could use a coupon. I love coupons. Calabur Cafe & Diner is discretely hidden justs below street level off on Spring Street. … Continue reading

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Hawaii Food Diary: Opal Thai Food, Chinatown

Opal Thai Food was the best food I had in my first few days in Hawaii, and it’s not just the food that’s great. Chef Opal comes to your table, asks you what you like to eat, and then brings … Continue reading

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