Category Archives: Asian

Sydney Food Diary: Holy Duck! Chippendale

Located on the new dining strip, Kensington Street, next to Central Park Sydney, I reckon Holy Duck is going to be a great success. Opened by the successful folks behind the Chef’s Gallery, it’s a great way of making the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Happy D’s, Redfern

Hilarious. My kingdom for a wine glass with a dumpling illustration on it! Happy D’s is a very happy place with a long, fake, ironic fishtank, a kick-arse neon sign and a good selection of drinks (wine, beer, sake and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Grand Duk, CBD

Does this look like a restaurant to you? I think that’s definitely part of the charm of this breakfast and lunch eatery in the CBD right in the middle of Grosvernor Place across George Street from the cool new Ernst … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bad Hombres, Surry Hills

Bad Hombres is so hip that it doesn’t have a website, nor Facebook page. It only has an Instagram page. The way you make reservations is that you find a mobile number on their Instagram page and then arrange a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Neptune Palace, Circular Quay

Neptune Palace has been around forever. At least it seems that way to me. Every once in a while, I’d stop in and use an Entertainment Guide coupon, usually as a quick meal before an event at the Opera House. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Spice Room, Circular Quay

Review sites and restaurants intrigue me. How does the Spice Room consistently make it into the Top Ten restaurants on TripAdvisor, when it’s not a particularly known restaurant, say, in other listings or guides? Is it that TripAdvisor’s clientele all … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Izakaya Fujiyama, Surry Hills

  It’s impressive any time a restaurant can keep going so long in the tough and fickle Sydney market, and remain busy, buzzy and popular. Izakaya Fujiyama has been around for yonks and many friends consider it a favourite place … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rolld, Castle Hill

Myer at Castle Hill was one of the two Myers that had the suitcase of my dreams (the other one being in Penrith) so we took a little excursion out there, and then decided to have an early lunch. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, Chinatown

In the movie ‘Miss Sloane’, they show the title character not cooking for herself and viewing food only as fuel by eating at the same casual Chinese restaurant. ‘How do you always eat here?’ asks another character, implying that it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: S’Age Bistronomy, Crow’s Nest

It was a fun little adventure to head up from Surry Hills to Crows Nest on a Tuesday evening for dinner at S’Age Bistronomy. Billed as Japanese with French influences, it’s located on a corner on Pacific Highway, formerly Waqu, … Continue reading

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