18 September 2014

Daruma Japanese Restaurant ~ Haymarket \ Chinatown

Daruma Japanese Restaurant is as close as we've come to finding the the izakaya/Japanese pub experience in Australia. Come to think of it, it's kind of like one of those 280 yen restaurants crossed with a pub.

Anyhoo, Daruma is down-to-earth, family-run, and one of the most welcoming restaurants we've been to. And it's one of the few Japanese joints in Sydney that Japanese folks actually eat in. If that's not enough recommendation for you, well then you're reading the wrong blog, off to Surry Hills with you.

16 September 2014

11 September 2014

Miruna's Super Take Away ~ Sri Lankan - Pendle Hill

The heartland of Sri Lankan food in Sydney has to be in Pendle Hill. A plate of curry and rice at Miruna's Super Takeaway fills our craving for spice.

09 September 2014

Street Food tour of Taiwan - Let's Lukang!

We can't be blamed for picking our hotel accommodation in Lukang because they mentioned they had resident golden retrievers, can we?

04 September 2014

Street Food is changing its name

After nearly five years of talking about it we've finally decided to change the blog name. We will be (insert drumroll) 'B-Kyu'.

It's Time for Thai ~ Halal Thai - Central\Chinatown Fringe

The top of George Street in Haymarket is becoming a halal hotspot, with excellent North Chinese handmade noodle joints, the recently opened India Gate, as well as It's Time for Thai, the subject of this month's eating obsession.

02 September 2014

Darband Persian Restaurant ~ Auburn

Want to try real Persian food and not sure where to start? Darband Persian Restaurant in Auburn is an easy pick. It's not flash but it's fancy for a hole it-in-wall joint. Best of all it's full of Persian folks, which means great food and atmosphere.

29 August 2014

Pork Roll Round Up ~ Vietnamese banh mi - Newtown and Enmore

Newtown and Enmore are the locations for this pork roll round up, with a mix of older style hot bread stores and new fangled fusion types muscling in.


26 August 2014

Marukame Udon ~ Japanese - Chatswood

If we lived our lives in a Murakami novel we'd always be eating spaghetti, drinking Cutty Sark and having conversations with cats*. But Marukame Udon and Tempura in Chatswood brings us back to Japan in another way through its fresh house made udon noodles and onsen tamago (soft boiled eggs to you and me).

21 August 2014

Viu Va Say ~ Vietnamese - Newtown

Mention eating anything fusion and we would normally run a mile away. But the banh mi rolls at Vui Va Say retain a good amount of their banh mi essence despite the fusion label. Get a little pork rock n roll.





14 August 2014

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken ~ Taiwanese - Sydney

Taiwanese favourite Hot Star Large Fried Chicken has been opening stores across Australia, spreading fried chicken love.

07 August 2014

Chinatown BBQ Kitchen ~ Chinese, Haymarket



Chinatown BBQ Kitchen gets none of the hoopla of BBQ King and Emperor's Garden but it has it's own special place in our hearts.

05 August 2014

Yummy Kitchen ~ Northern Chinese - Pittsway Arcade Foodcourt - City

Pittsway Arcade fills a long empty stall with some Northern Chinese Yummy Kitchen handmade noodles and dumplings.

31 July 2014

Everybody Taichung tonight! ~ more Street Food in Taiwan


A one night stand in Taichung with a girl band and a bucket of sticky goo. And yes, another night market.

29 July 2014

24 July 2014

Hua Yuan Night Market Tainan ~ Taiwan

The night markets in Tainan are the biggest in Taiwan, allegedly. Here's a hundred or so random snaps, and few explanations.

22 July 2014

Taste of Memory ~ Chinese - Broadway\Ultimo

Taste of Memory tastes like China. Shawn's memory tastes like stale beer and regret. Alison's memory tastes like jelly beans. She's a happy soul.

17 July 2014

Pork Roll Round Up ~ Vietnamese banh mi - Glebe, Broadway, Ultimo and Pyrmont

We head out on a pork roll trek from Glebe Point to Pyrmont Point and round up all the Vietnamese banh mi we can find along the way.


15 July 2014

Kaki Lima Restaurant ~ Malaysian - Kensington

The ladies at Kaki Lima Restaurant have a cooking style we've come to appreciate even more over the years and after countless Malaysian restaurant feeds and a couple of trips to Malaysia. The food has a Malay touch,  a delicate touch, we reckon it's a bit special.

10 July 2014

Clocking the Menu at Singapore Shiok [CLOSED]

When it comes to Singapore and Malaysian food we find ourselves ordering the same dishes over and over again. To break old habits we clock the menu at Singapore Shiok, eating every dish on the menu over a few months.

[SINGAPORE SHIOK CLOSED ROUGHLY THE SAME DAY AS WE PUBLISHED THIS POST, SO SAD]

08 July 2014

Northeastern Family Chinese Restaurant ~ Waterloo

If you build 'em the food will come, and so will we. We poke our noses underneath the gleaming new towers in Waterloo to find some North Chinese food treasures.

03 July 2014

Street Food Travels ~ how much does it cost to travel through China?

We've had the opportunity to get away on a few quick trips over the last few years thanks to cheap airfares and some prudent planning. Here's our costs and tips for travelling China, Hong Kong and Macau.


01 July 2014

20 years ago today - Newtown in the 1994 Cheap Eats in Sydney Guide

King Street Newtown featured as one of the Eat Streets in the 1994 Cheap Eats guide to Sydney. What places are still going after 20 years and what is different?


27 June 2014

Mr Noodle - Chinese ~ Broadway\Central

They be clever folks who own Mr Noodle and the adjoining DY Sizzling Hotpot. Both restaurants are popular with students, commuters and anyone in Central who needs a good, cheap, quick feed.

24 June 2014

Street Food Tour of Taiwan ~ Let's Tainan!

We visit Tainan, Taiwan's food and culture capital, to drink Spunk and get arrested. Sorta.

19 June 2014

Pork Roll Round Up ~ Vietnamese banh mi - Redfern and Waterloo

In Redfern or Waterloo and need to grab a good and cheap lunch? Try one of the classic Hot Bread shop pork rolls along Botany Road or up around Cleveland Street, we search out the banh mi action.


17 June 2014

Al Diaffah Al Iraqi ~ Fairfield

After a run of Middle Eastern restaurants over the last few weekends we wonder why on earth we haven't got into it sooner. Years sooner. Well there's a couple of reasons.

12 June 2014

Ruifeng Night Market ~ Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung's Ruifeng Night Market is much more of a locals' market than other night markets we have visited so far in Taiwan. So we wonder how different Ruifeng will be to the tourist vortexes of Shilin Night Market in Taipei, and the nearby Liouhe Tourist Night Market.

05 June 2014

Zhou Mum Cafe ~ Chinese - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown


Kingsford's Zhou Mum Cafe opens a new branch in Dixon House Food Court. We're ecstatic. We're dancing. We're partying like it's 1999.