Category Archives: Modern Australian

Sydney Food Diary: Zambo, Surry Hills

We were lucky enough to try Zambo for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a fun night out, seeing the wide variety of couples that Surry Hills encompasses. I’ve been wanting to try Zambo for a while. What a change from … 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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Sydney Food Diary: Good Luck Pinbone, Kensington

So, it would seem like you have until the end of July 2017 to get to the pop-up restaurant Good Luck Pinbone, which took over from a Japanese takeaway, and whose building will be demolished at a certain point. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black by Ezard, Star City (Pre-Theatre Menu)

I don’t often have two reviews up for the same restaurant but this recent meal was much different than the first, which was a special Entertainment dinner with Penfolds, matching food with wine. This meal was a pre-theatre one (before … Continue reading

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Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Three Blue Ducks, Bronte

The fabled Three Blue Ducks. Solid. I was surprised, going to a group dinner on a Saturday night, that the organiser managed to get us into Three Blue Ducks. I’ve heard about it for years, as well as how hard … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: ACME, Potts Point

Hipster Asian-influenced Italian food in a dynamite atmosphere. Tucked away at the far end of Bayswater Road is the ├╝bercool restaurant ACME, so named with the first initials of the four partners involved, Andy, Cam, Mitchel and Ed. We arrived … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chicken Parma at the Bat & Ball, Redfern

As a Chinese-Canadian, I’ve observed how different dishes are transformed from country to country and sometimes emerge as an interesting hybrid. A number of North American Chinese dishes are not known in China. In a similar way, Australia seems to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Salaryman, Surry Hills

What a great surprise. Passing by this place during the day, on Albion Street, it looks like a curiosity, almost like a pool hall, set up in a garage, exposed copper piping, concrete and brick walls. But at night, with … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mercado, CBD

Exciting new Moorish-inspired restaurant in the CBD. It’s hard to keep up with all the new restaurants in Sydney, so when we couldn’t get into Hubert (not even close, apparently you have to be super early or late with their … Continue reading

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