Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: Christie’s Seafood Excellence, Fish Market

When I wrote, on Boxing Day, that I wanted to try Christie’s, to compare it to the Fish Market Cafe which is right next door, I didn’t expect that I’d be able to do so less than a week later, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Gojima, Star City, Pyrmont

So, advice first of all if you’re at Star City and you’re with a group and some people are sitting outside and you want to try Gojima: you can bring the food out of the Gojima but not their alcohol … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Max Brenner, Bondi Westfield

Max Brenner started with one shop in Israel and a second in Sydney, opening the year I arrived in Australia. Now they’ve expanded to 50 shops around the world. I’m impressed with the way they moved on from the idea … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Poolside Cafe @ Boy Charlton

We’re contradictory, aren’t we, human beings? We change our opinions about the same thing. We apply a certain set of reasoning in one situation and not in another. For example, the Poolside Cafe at Boy Charlton pool is a spectacular … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Moo Gourmet Burgers, Bondi Beach

Say you’ve got friends or family visiting overseas… And say you’re visiting one of Australia’s most famous sites, Bondi Beach… And say you’re hungry. Wouldn’t you want a view like this? Even if the quality of the food was mediocre, … 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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Sydney Food Diary: Yok Yor, Chinatown

They say that good Thai food in Sydney can be even better than in Thailand because the chefs have access to better quality produce and are free from tradition to create better dishes. When my family was visiting from overseas, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Xage, Surry Hills

A casual Vietnamese meal with the family during the Christmas holiday period. My favourite Vietnamese dish are Nem, the deep fried spring rolls with a delicate rice noodle crust or wrapper. These were suitably delicious and the highlight of the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Fish Market Cafe, Fish Market

It’s very hard to figure out where to eat as a casual diner at the Fish Market, and particularly when you have to figure out what to recommend for out-of-town family or friends. Both of my last family lunches (my … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe Kentaro, Surry Hills

I knew I knew the name Kentaro from somewhere… and that’s because I had brunch quite a while ago at Cafe Oratnek (Kentaro, backwards, get it?) in Redfern. I love me some Japanese fusion, and I can see the rest … Continue reading

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