Category Archives: Sydney

Sydney Food Diary: Uber Thai, Surry Hills

  My pal is vegetarian so Thai food is often a good option in one way, because there is usually the option of having a dish with tofu and vegetables rather than meat. On the other hand, I’ve always found … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hunter’s Corner, Redfern

  Hey. What a nice surprise. A new stylish, sunny corner cafe in Redfern. We were served up an early lunch by a handsome, extremely large bearded waiter, and the food was very good indeed. I always fall back on … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Al Taglio, Surry Hills

It seems that the curse of this location has finally been broken. There was Josh and Ai’s little cafe ages ago, a bruschetta place, and another Italian place. No one could ever seem to make it work. But along comes … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe & Cucina, Surry Hills

I’ve passed by this place at the corner of Holt and Cooper streets a million times. Nice vibe. There’s a bike on the wall. The same week that we dine at Masala Theory on Crown Street with a bike on … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Masala Theory, Surry Hills

Taking over the interesting space (a converted terrace house, I suppose) most recently occupied by Pork’d and before that by the famous Red Lantern is new kid on the block Masala Theory. While it’s a stone’s throw away from the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Maybe Frank, Surry Hills

If NYC was spectacular Korean and Mexican food, Sydney to me seems lately to be spectacular Italian food. It’s not fancy, but the flavours are so punchy, the execution of the dishes so great, and the prices reasonable: it’s got … Continue reading

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2017 in lists (Concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV)

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre & Words Ladies in Black, Lyric Theatre, January: An Australian homegrown musical with music by Tim Finn of Crowded House, this show got great reviews when it was being developed a year … Continue reading

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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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