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Sydney Food Diary: RaRa Ramen, Redfern

I saw a review up by Ramen Raff, Sydney’s specialist reviewer of ramen, and who am I to argue? Located on Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Redfern Station, it’s a lovely contemporary space that specialises (hurrah, hurrah) in ramen. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Wok and Noodle Bar, Potts Point

I’d heard rumours over the last two years of Wok and Noodle Bar’s owner, Jun Toyoda, and Chef Kazuteru O-San’s tiny ramen restaurant at the top of Llankelly Place, but I’d never tried it (or seen an empty seat, as … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Saké Restaurant, The Rocks

Wow, was this a nice meal. Invited along for a business lunch, we had a whole selection of dishes: edamame with a spicy salt for dipping, gyoza, vegetarian sushi, and popcorn shrimp. A sashimi selection was beautifully presented and appropriately … Continue reading

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Bangkok Food Diary: Maisen, Central Embassy

Maisen is a chain of Japanese restaurants that is famous for its crispy breaded pork cutlets, more commonly known as tonkatsu. It was in my guidebook as a must-try when I was in Osaka, where I first tried it, so … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Hicksons Izakaya, Walsh Bay

So, what could be better than a little izakaya next to the water in Sydney? Not much, I think! Hicksons Izakaya has not been open that long, and is a welcome addition to the dining options in Walsh Bay. It’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Musuo, CBD

Who’s a meat-lover? From the team behind the ridiculously delicious ramen restaurant Yasaka Ramen is Musuo Yakiniku, a Japanese BBQ restaurant. It’s one of those rather modern places where you have an electronic menu on the wall that you order … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tokyo Laundry, Circular Quay

The entire Gateway complex was heaving. Heaving. On a Monday night. That tells me how great the need was for reasonably priced food in Circular Quay, probably Sydney’s most dense tourist area. And we needed something to eat before the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Raita Noda, Surry Hills

I knew we were in for a special meal, but Raita Noda exceeded any expectations. A wonderful omakase, with some highlights, some great matching drinks and an intimacy, not too close, but enough to feel treated to a great experience. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Gogyo, Surry Hills

Oh, I wanted to like this so much: ramen, regional ramen, and a dish I’ve never tried before. Plus it’s in my ‘hood, taking over from Salaryman (with its slightly objectionable theme and decor but really very good food). And … 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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