20 January 2017

Restaurant L'Arlequin ~ French - Noumea

Restaurant L'Arlequin is hard to miss in Noumea, look for the bright colours of its namesake among the old houses of Faubourg Blanchot.

17 January 2017

Al Shami ~ Syrian & Lebanese - Merrylands

A lunchtime feast at Al Shami in Merrylands, where the daily special is a drawcard that can't be beat.

10 January 2017

Medan Ciak - Indonesian ~ Surry Hills

Medan Ciak makes Indonesian food with Chinese flavours and a welcoming family environment. Bring Grandma and the kids, everyone else does.

08 January 2017

B-Kyu Books ~ Thai Hawker Food by Kenny Yee and Catherine Gordon

This thin book about Thai Hawker food is a ready reckoner of street food dishes that makes you want to hop on a plane to Bangkok straight away, or head down to Thainatown for something new, spicy and guaranteed good.

05 January 2017

Restaurant La Case ~ French, Noumea

A waterside local hangout that does a bit everything - pub, cafe, restaurant and pizza parlour. La Case in Baie de L'Orphelinat stretches from quick espresso pitstop to nightclub all in one fine location.

03 January 2017

Zan Bou ~ Cantonese Chinese - Sussex Centre Food Court, Chinatown

Cantonese seems to be the boring family member of Chinese cuisine at the moment, the brash heat and spice of Sichuan and northern fare more thrilling and new. Zan Bou in Sussex Centre makes a case for retrying the more subtle flavours of southern Chinese cooking.

29 December 2016

Restaurant 1881 ~ French - Noumea

Jutting out of the harbour on a small pier, Restaurant 1881 in Noumea makes for a pretty view of the water and whats on the plate.

22 December 2016

Gone but not forgotten 2016 ~ our end of year tribute to those departed

Just like sand through the hourglass, these were the restaurants of our lives. In memory of those places lost to us in 2016.


20 December 2016

Shanghai Fried Dumpling ~ Chinese - Wolli Creek

Shanghai style food found in the heart of the new high rise suburbs around Wolli Creek. Shanghai Fried Dumpling is stuffed inside a supermarket shopfront, but bursts with the slightly sweet flavours of its namesake town.

18 December 2016

Sussex Centre Food Court: new openings and renovations

Sussex Centre Food Court has recently undergone some big changes with new stallholders opening and stall renovations. We round up the new places to eat and the changes to old favourites..


17 December 2016

Zanzibar ~ French - Noumea

Located in an old terrace building up the hill in Centreville, Zanzibar mixes an historic building with a typical Noumean Franco/Pacific menu with touches of the sunny Mediterranean.

12 December 2016

Mr Boeuf ~ French - New Caledonia

Our annual trip to Noumea has become an ongoing quest to try every restaurant in town. Next up is Mr Boeuf, a place popular with locals of all walks of life, the odd tourist and flying supercows.

11 December 2016

News: Dixon House Food Court closed after gas explosion

Dixon House and the basement food court is currently closed after a gas explosion on 29 November.


The Wild Nest Cafe ~ Indonesian \ Australian - Alexandria

 A cafe in Alexandria with Indonesian specialties, The Wild Nest could make a beef rendang roll the new tradie lunch time favourite.

10 December 2016

O'Boucher ~ French, Noumea

Our Saturday flight from Sydney lands us in Noumea in time for lunch. This time we pick O'Boucher which on previous trips was packed with locals. It's quieter on this trip, go figure.

05 December 2016

Another Week of Street Food in Bali

Beach warungs, back lanes, burnt down markets and busy roads are where we explore the food on offer during a one week stay in Bali.

24 November 2016

Fuska House ~ Bangladeshi - Rockdale

 A wobbly table and picture menu make us more than happy when searching for places to eat. Throw in some Deshi street food, some spiced chicken livers and a plate of Bangladeshi fuska and you have yourself a B-Kyu bingo winner at Fuska House in Rockdale.

07 November 2016

02 November 2016

Bangkok Street Food Fest Part 2 ~ Thailand

Back in Bangkok for another round of eating and walking, rivers and busy roads, noodles and soups, street dogs and a lounging lizard wizard.

31 October 2016

New Shakthi ~ Sri Lankan and Indian Takeaway - Homebush

Lamprais, short eats and an impossibly great selection of veg curries. Welcome to the wonderful world of Sri Lankan and Indian takeaway at New Shakthi in Homebush.


11 October 2016

Mr Papa ~ Peruvian - Braddon, Canberra

We double down on Mr Papa in Canberra, a Peruvian street food van based in Lonsdale St truck hub The Hamlet. Chanchito deluxo.


07 October 2016

San Valentino ~ Italian - Haberfield

San Valentino Pasticceria Focacceria Panificio has become our go to Italian cakery and bakery of choice. Yes folks, we do sometimes eat something other than Asian food.

04 October 2016

Alex Lee Kitchen ~ Singaporean - Spicy Alley, Broadway

Alex Lee Kitchen is the first stall off the Parramatta Road entrance of Spice Alley. The narrow focus here is the Singaporean rice, noodles and roti dishes of the hawker stalls of the island nation.

30 September 2016

Oden House ~ Sussex Centre Food Court, Chinatown

Oh joy oh joyous of happy days, one of our favourite all time Taiwanese restos has moved into the Sussex Centre.

22 September 2016

Little Momo ~ Nepalese - Newtown

Momos are the dumpling kings of Nepalese food, distantly related to gyoza, mandoo and baozi. Little Momo in Newtown serves them up big and small, steamed or fried, meat or veg, sweet and savoury. Just how many you want to eat is up to you.

21 September 2016

Chiang Saen Street Food Fest - Thailand

With views across to Laos and a slower river town vibe, Chiang Saen for a few days floats our riverboat.

20 September 2016

T Noodle ~ Chinese - Haymarket / Chinatown

Chongqing noodle houses are cropping up everywhere in Chinatown. It seems like xian mian is the new noodle favourite, and we are big fans. T-Noodle in the Prince Centre is one of the latest batch cranking out these hot chilli and Sichuan pepper popping noodles.


10 September 2016

Supermarkets of mystery - Japanese granola sprinkle

A two for one special at Tokyo Mart got our ears up. Japanese granola sprinkles for rice seemed like a good idea and worth a bash. Sugar, pineapple, barley, oats and MSG for taste, mixed with rice or sprinkled on top, what could possibly be bad about that?


31 August 2016

Papaya Grill ~ Lao - Marrickville

While a revision of the Illawarra Rd strip in Marrickville is attracting all the attention, Papaya Grill has been quietly serving up Lao food with an unexpected punch and bang.

30 August 2016

Eating Chiang Rai ~ Thailand


Chiang Rai, the northern Thai town not yet too big for its boots. We slingshot in and out, taking in some of the small town but big flavours this place has to offer.