Category Archives: Sydney

Sydney Food Diary: Madam Chai’s, CBD

Madam Chai’s takes over from the loved-up Sedap Malaysian restaurant in Regent Place. Husband and I peeked into the back of Regent Place, which was absolutely packed, after seeing Crazy Rich Asians at the George Street Cinemas. Madam Chai’s was … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: IKEA, Tempe

So, I would completely understand someone who would call IKEA’s famous meatballs as bland and without texture, and wonder from where its fame came from. However, I am not that person. I find something deeply comforting about industrial food. I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Orient Hotel and Mrs Jones

Looking for a little Sunday lunch in between sessions of the Antidote festival of thoughts and ideas at the Sydney Opera House, we decided to wander over to the Rocks. I thought it was my obligation as an Oriental person … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Let’s Cafe, Darlinghurst

I like that I can get a coffee almost area in Sydney that I think is better than coffee abroad. You get coffee art, which is essential, really, and it’s super tasty. I had to kill some time waiting for … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Blacksmith, Surry Hills

I’ve mentioned it before in my blogs but I have great admiration for ANY restaurant in Sydney that has staying power. It’s a tough business, a tough market, and lots of work. Blacksmith in Surry Hills has staying power, and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Hangout Café, Darlinghurst

There are ample options for coffee in the area, but this is a cute option if you want to hide away, within the walls of the National Art School, and pretend you’re an art student, in someone’s living room basically, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mjølner, Redfern

Could Sydney really support two Scandiwegian restaurants where you go through a non-descript door and to a darkened basement for fantastic, modern Viking food? Well, the answer is no, as I found out that the Norsk Dor in the CBD … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: The Roosevelt, Potts Point

Second chances are important, right? Except the problem is, in Sydney, spoiled for choice, if you have a bad or mediocre experience, it’s not easy to decide to return somewhere when there are so many other options. On the other … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pepper Seeds, Broadway Shopping Centre

We thought Friday during the day would be easier for shopping than our usual Saturday morning at the Broadway Shopping Centre. Harris Farms was surprisingly quiet, but the mall was pretty busy. Where to eat then for lunch? We skipped … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: O Bar and Dining, Australia Square

Way back in the mists of time, I discovered that the revolving restaurant at the top of Australia Square, Orbit Bar, and then called O Bar (and now O Bar and Dining), served great cocktails and had the best views … Continue reading

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