Category Archives: Sydney

Sydney Food Diary: Maya da Dhaba, Surry Hills

This place is an institution, y’all. It’s been in Sydney as long as I can remember, and it’s also an empire, as there is Maya Tandoori and Maya Vegetarian across the street. I think it has the cheapest wine in … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Urban Piccolo, Redfern

There’s this stretch of Regent Street in Redfern that suddenly has a few cool bars and restaurants and shops and though it’s a slightly ugly street, with traffic too fast, the neighbourhood is managing to impose a sense of cool … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Baba Laksa House, CBD

I love that this little place, in the style of a Hawker stall, is located inside the Grace Hotel, serving up delicious Malaysian food. A colleague, who was born in Indonesia and lived many years in Singapore (thus establishing his … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tropicana Caffe, Darlinghurst

Ah, Tropicana. This cafe (or caffe) has been at its location, with lots of outdoor tables on the sidewalk and in view of the Coca Cola sign since 1980! Actually, this history is pretty charming. Surely they must be doing … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Unicorn Hotel, Paddington

OK. I’m confused. Yes, I am. I had this on my list of places to try since Broadsheet lauded it as amusing updated takes on Aussie cuisine (prawn cocktail, Jatz crackers) after being taken over by some of the new … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Red Chilli Sichuan, Chinatown (Harbour Street)

I’d been craving Sichuan food since a meal at Spicy Sichuan (now closed) four years ago… but it’s hard to get together a big enough table so you can try enough tasty dishes! Lucky for me I got into the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bare Grill, Surry Hills

I’d gotten wind of the buzz on this place, but still wasn’t sure what to expect. Yes, stamping your name on a bun is a pretty good effect for Instagram, but what would the food be like? Well, it was … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pondol Selera, Chinatown

Oh, indecision, indecision. Walked back from Sydney Theatre Company, where I saw a preview of Sydney Dance Company’s Orb (wow, looks great, I’m going on Tuesday), and couldn’t decide where to eat. Home Thai had a line up as always … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Three Williams, Redfern

Although it seems that to be a slave to fashion is considered a bad thing, I find it pleasurable to stumble in somewhere and feel that you are in the midst of something buzzy and popular and… now. Located next … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mezzanino, Waterloo

I have three words for you: Italian. Yum. Cha. The aptly named Mezzanino is on the mezzanine floor, the top floor of what used to be Fratelli Fresh. Wow, what they’ve done with this place. Crammed it with so many … Continue reading

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