03 September 2015

$3.90 lunch at Oiden ~ Japanese - City\Chinatown Fringe

We've been hitting Oiden lately on those days when we're just a little bit hungry, those $3.90 bowls are perfect when you feel like a healthy-ish snack sized feed.

01 September 2015

Enjoy Mie ~ Indonesian Noodles - Kensington

We love the Chinese sub-genre of Indonesian food, chicken noodles in particular. So when we get a bunch of reader recommendations for Enjoy Mie in Kensington, we're on it.

20 August 2015

PappaRich ~ Malaysian, Ultimo Broadway

The first time we saw a PappaRich restaurant was in Malaysia, in the heart of KL. We wondered who on earth would want to eat in that cheesy-chainstore-y looking place when we're surrounded by street stalls and wonderful hole in the wall restaurants like Hussain Bistro Curry House? Not us. And not anyone else really, it was near empty whenever we walked by.

18 August 2015

Supermarkets of mystery - Beksul Hotteok Mix ~ Korean

Korean street snacks don't get much sweeter and winter perfect than hotteok, a pancake filled with sugar and chopped nuts. When we saw a make at home box, we fired up the griddle and got flipping.

13 August 2015

Five Dollar Chinese Feeds at Jenny's and Eddies Food Vans, Paddy's Market in Chinatown

Attention students and tightwads: camouflaged in the jungle of pleather, plastic and polyester that is Paddy's Markets, lurks some of the best bargain feeds in Chinatown.

11 August 2015

King's Hot Bread ~ Hurstville - Vietnamese Pork Rolls

How many different type of Vietnamese bread roll fillings can you think of? We bet King's Hot Bread in Hurstville makes them all.

04 August 2015

Swanky Noodle Restaurant ~ Chinese, Parramatta

It's triple the swank for half the price with a lunch of Sichuan popcorn lamb chops at Parramatta's swankiest dining establishment, Swanky Noodle Restaurant.

28 July 2015

Kiroran Silk Road Uygur Restaurant ~ Chinese \ Central Asian

Where do you feed a party made up of a gluten intolerant gym junkie, a bullshit intolerant diabetic, a pork intolerant student who really just wants chips, and two pretentious ethno food nerds? Oh, and it's got to be cheap and filling, there's some big eaters amongst us.

23 July 2015

Jinweigu Food ~ Chinese - Campsie

We make cartoon eyeballs and honking sounds when we spot Jinweigu Food on Beamish Street in Campsie.

21 July 2015

A B-Kyu Week in Manila Part 3/4 - Reality vs Hipsters vs Jollibee

As we leave the sanitised world of Rockwell down a mystery alley we felt like we were heading out of bounds, like Jim Carey hitting the edge of the world in the Truman Show.

16 July 2015

Pasalubong Oriental Foodmart ~ Mascot - Filipino

Pasalubong Oriental Foodmart has been trucking out Filipino groceries for some time. It's these small places that hide the good stuff, let it be hidden no more.

09 July 2015

Dear Cafe ~ Vietnamese - Newtown

At the top of King St, Vietnamese joint Dear Cafe is fighting against the Thai cheap and cheerful dominance of Newtown.

03 July 2015

Diamond Cafe ~ Taiwanese - Hurstville

Diamond Cafe in Hurstville is a buzzy little hole-in-the-wall joint with an extensive menu of Taiwanese street classics and homely staples.

30 June 2015

Malatang ~ Chinese - Dixon House Food Court

Malatang in Dixon House Food Court is our new favourite place in Chinatown. Grab a shiny bowl and tongs for a choose your own soup adventure.

23 June 2015

17 June 2015

San San Curly Noodles ~ Indonesian - Marrickville

San San Curly Noodle is one of the few old school 'Formica table' type restaurants left in inner Sydney. Homestyle Indo food with a bit of Chinese is the speciality here, B-Kyu at its finest.

12 June 2015

Bake Kobo ~ Japanese Bakery - Enmore

Loiterers of Enmore may have noticed a quirky little bakery open some months back, selling Japanese curry rolls and cutesy custard bears. This is a real Japanese bakery. And Japanese bakeries are awesome.

09 June 2015

Aaboll Cafe ~ Ethiopian - Merrylands

Aaboll Cafe and Ethiopian Eatery is one of only a few African restos in Sydney. Centre stage is injera, the large crumpet like pancake that acts as plate, spoon and mixing bowl in one. Dig in and get ya fingers dirty.

05 June 2015

A B-Kyu Week in Manila - Part 1/4 ~ Markets, Malls and Dr Kwek-Kwek.

We squeezed in a quick trip to Manila last new year, a week spent wandering and wondering at mega shopping malls, loitering quieter back streets papping cats, and trying to make some sense of this huge huge city. We ate a lot too.

02 June 2015

Jia Jia Dry Hot Pot Kitchen ~ Chinese - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown

Jia Jia Dry Hotpot Kitchen in Dixon House Food Court began life as Grandma's Dumplings. The stall looked temporary when it opened but it's still going and now has a permanent menu board and a growing trade. Go grandma!

28 May 2015

My Duo Pie ~ Chinese - Ultimo

My Duo Pie opened out of the renovated Chubby Girlz Bunz Shop, got rid of the entry to the massage parlour out the back and opened with more tables and more goodness to try.

27 May 2015

My Delight Traditional Indonesian Kitchen, Mascot

We waddle over to Mascot to try the newly relocated ATL (Indonesian deep fried soft bone chicken) and get sidetracked when we find a new Indonesian joint, My Delight. Joy!

21 May 2015

Paris ~ Noob Adventures in Bistronomy

Folks say we're mad for staying in Paris for a month without trying some serious Michelin star type restaurants. Maybe we are. To be honest, we were just too stuffed full of glorious wonders from local shops, markets and bistros to squander big cash on food we wouldn't understand. What did interest us was bistronomy, affordable and casual French, bistro food taken up a notch.

19 May 2015

Lao Hui Min Hand Made Ramen Restaurant ~ Chinese - Burwood

We asked the waiter which part of China the food came from. We wanted him to say it was Uygher food, because the folks in the kitchen wear headscarfs and hats that seem to be from the very north west of China. All the signs were there...