Category Archives: Asian

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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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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