Category Archives: Sydney

Sydney Food Diary: Buffalo Dining Club, Darlinghurst

Wow. Four years since I’ve been to Buffalo Dining Club, and it’s refreshing to see a restaurant that found a great formula, stuck to it, and that it’s still doing booming business. On a Friday night, it was packed, with … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sasaki, CBD

Not really in the CBD, tucked behind Hyde Park on the Surry Hills side, it actually took us a while to find Sasaki, hidden away in an unassuming location off an alleyway. Wow, it is a find though. An elegant … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Nanjing Dumpling, Chinatown

So, I walked by here a while ago and thought: what is a Nanjing Dumpling? And one lunch hour, working at the library at Darling Square, I decided to forego the dozen of options there, and come back a block … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Nakano Darling, Darling Square

With some smart design, it really feels like you could be in Japan. Stepping through an opening in a corrugated iron wall (and out of torrential rains), there are a few low tables, a number of high tables surrounded by … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Shwarmama, Surry Hills

Is this the best shawarma in Sydney? I think maybe. I mean, it certainly must be the hippest shawarma in Sydney, coming from the owners of Poly, Paramount Coffee, Reuben Hills and Ester). It’s perfectly located for us to grab … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Don Don’s, Darlinghurst

Don Don’s is an institution. With so many places on Oxford Street coming and going, opening and closing down, there’s something comforting that this cheap, cheerful and casual restaurant has been feeding folks from Darlinghurst for so long, I suspect … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Wilson Cafe, Surry Hills

What a nice surprise. I was doing some work at the Surry Hills Library and needed a caffeine fix. I walk out the door and across the way, on the other side of Shannon Reserve, is a big open door … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt 有米酸奶 | 金树店, Chinatown

.. Every single time I’ve passed by Yomie’s, there has been a line-up outside the door, and often, a long one. I could tell something was up, but had no idea what it was. I mean: what is a rice … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Fratelli Fresh, Darling Harbour

Fratelli Fresh is a bit of an empire in Sydney, and I have watched its growth over the time I’ve lived here and understand why. Its first restaurants offered perfect, refined, simple and authentic Italian food, and sometimes groceries at … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Arthur, Surry Hills

It was fun to go with friends to their favourite restaurant, and it’s so close to us in Surry Hills, and I’d already had recommendations to check it out. Arthur is doing a fantastic job at really elegant food, in … Continue reading

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