Category Archives: Desserts

Melbourne Food Diary: Dex2rose Nitrogen Gelato, Little Bourke Street

Four Sydneysiders in Melbourne checking out the local offerings. We decided to get dessert, and one of our party led us here. Sometimes you just go with the flow. This place is hilarious. It’s great people-watching. Seems to have a … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Alla Scala Gelato, Trastevere

So, I didn’t want to neglect this gelato place just because it was right beneath my AirBNB. I thought they had an interesting mix of classic and unusual flavours. I tried a ricotta gelato with pomegranate and who knows what … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Fatamorgana Gelato, Travestere

Fatamorgana appears on a number of top ten gelato lists and I was curious to try it out (after being disappointed by one of Rome’s *best* pizzas). For example, Lonely Planet calls Fatamorgana ‘one of the finest among the city’s … Continue reading

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Vancouver Food Diary: Hong Kong Café’s Apple Tarts

The Cantonese villagers who moved to Vancouver in the 1900s populated Chinatown and opened up Chinese businesses. One of them was the ‘Hong Kong Cafe’ which apparently was located at the Chinese Theatre on Pender Street from the 1930s and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Croquembouche Patisserie, Botany

I needed a little sustenance on my way to a pottery sale at Claypool. And this pastry shop looked very appealing. Ringing with the authentic sound of French accents, it looks like they serve up classic pastries and savouries too, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Monkey’s Corner, Chippendale

  This looks like a really cute place to hang out for a drink and a snack sometime. Appealing design. Cosy. On Chippendale’s eat street, which I think is a phenomenal success in terms of urban design. Koi, as you … Continue reading

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Home cooking: Nanaimo Bars!

A dish from my childhood from my native land, Canada. Asked for an event in Australia to bring something from my country, I was inspired to make these. Luckily, I found a recipe in Australia (since it offered Australian measurement). … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Chez Panisse Almond Tart (David Lebovitz)

Lord, this was good! I first started following David Lebovitz’s website and newsletters when living in Paris. He had wonderful hints for living in Paris, hunting down the best places to eat and buy treats, and great recipes, which always … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black Star Pastry, Moore Park

What a contrast to the original Black Star Pastry in Newtown (0pened in 2008 by Haberfield’s own Christopher Thé)! Rather than a tiny serving space, and probably a line up to try to find somewhere to sit down and have … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pablo, the Cheese Tart, Chinatown

Look like Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake has some competition. The cashier tells me that Pablo is from Osaka but there are stores in all major cities in Japan. It seems like a very similar proposition as Uncle Tetsu’s: a light Japanese … Continue reading

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