Category Archives: Modern Australian

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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Sydney Food Diary: Pei Modern, the Rocks, 2016

Pei Modern is named after the architect I. M. Pei, who was responsible for Collins Place in Melbourne. After eating at the Sydney location last year, a pre-theatre meal (and very good), I’ve been on their mailing list ever since. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Moon Park, Redfern

September 24. You’ve got two months (from the time of this blog post) to get to Moon Park, Sydney’s most elegant modern Korean restaurant. Hidden away on the second floor of a corner building in Redfern, their lease it up, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black by Ezard, Star City (Entertainment Dinner)

Managed to book in for a special Entertainment Card dinner, Black by Ezard with wines by Penfolds. The only way to get into one of these is to book right away, so I was glad to be on my toes. … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Gratia, Surry Hills. Sydney

┬á A few months ago, I stopped by for coffee at this social enterprise cafe. How interesting, I thought. Profits to charity? I couldn’t help but applaud, but I was drawn to have coffee because it looked like a nice, … Continue reading

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