05 March 2015

Tasty Bites ~ Sichuan Chinese, Chatswood

There's a mighty big blast of Sichuan heat and flash coming from a small shop in Chatswood. Tasty Bites serves up food with a fiery focus and a touch of homestyle in the cooking.

02 March 2015

Paris ~ Chinese Food, Chinatown and Belleville

Paris is lucky enough to have three Chinatowns. We were lucky enough to have time to explore two of them, finding a mix of influences from China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

26 February 2015

Burmese Curry Place ~ Civic, Canberra

A legend among Canberra cheap eats fans, Burmese Curry Place is everything we hoped it would be.

24 February 2015

Bistro Hulu ~ Taiwanese / Chinese - City South, Chinatown Fringe


Bistro Hulu opened last year as a Taiwanese specialty joint but changed it's pitch and prices to get the punters in. We went nine months (and a blog name change) between visits and found it still going strong.

17 February 2015

12 February 2015

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

Look back at what was in the 1994 Cheap Eats Guide for Glebe, with only three restaurants hanging in there twenty years later.


10 February 2015

Bei Wan ~ Taiwanese - Rhodes

We stumble upon a corker of a Taiwanese restaurant as we wander around the colossus shopping centre of Rhodes.

06 February 2015

Haymarket Cheese Shop ~ Paddy's Markets, Haymarket

Excuse me sir, is this a cheese shop? In Paddy's Market? Now you can stick a wedge of emmental in with your shopping next time you are at the markets buying kang kong and cheap mangoes.


05 February 2015

Mr Bing ~ Chinese and Taiwanese style jianbing - Chippendale

Is it a pancake? Is it an omelette?  Is it a wrap? No, its a jianbing, a classic Chinese and Taiwanese street food made fresh to order.


03 February 2015

29 January 2015

Rotikon ~ Malaysian - Market City, Haymarket

A crunchy roti stuffed with rendang or curry and a few shakes of salad, Rotikon in Market City twists the usual roti canai into a takeaway snack cone.


27 January 2015

Three Lanes Seven Alleys ~ Fujian Chinese - Chinatown

The reason we write this stuff is to travel over the world right here in our own city. We take you now to Fuzhou in China via Dixon Street in Sydney Chinatown for noodles, raw egg drinks and stinky tofu.

26 January 2015

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Couldn't you go a Chiko Roll?

Get on your dragsters and head to the supermarket cause the one and only Chiko Roll is ready and waiting to be plunged into hot oil and scoffed in the privacy of your own home.

20 January 2015

Paris ~ West African, Moroccan and Jewish Tunisian Food

Of all things it was African food we looked forward to most on our month long stay in Paris in late 2014, in particular restaurants catering to African migrants, a rarity back home in Australia. We found some great West and North African restos, but not nearly as many as we hoped.

15 January 2015

Koban ~ Korean takeaway banchan - Town Hall / Sydney CBD

So you're drudging home from work wondering what to have for dinner. Hmmmm, Korean, anyone? "Oh but I want all the banchan too!" I hear you cry. Well, now you can have your chilli radish and your bulgogi for dinner too at Koban in the CBD.

13 January 2015

Noumea ~ A Week of Lunches, Horse Races and Death by Raclette

We headed back to Noumea in July for a mid-winter break. We get a little more upmarket than on our last trip, just a little. We bust our bellies eating French and New Caledonian food, with a spot of gee-gee racing in between.


11 January 2015

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Japanese cook in a mug cake

Need cake? No time? How about some Japanese cook in a cup cake in two minutes. We try out three flavours of this quickie cakie fix.


08 January 2015

Obunmee ~ Vietnamese - Chinatown

Obunmee in Chinatown is the lunchtime place every city worker hopes is underneath their office block. With Vietnamese fresh salads, rice dishes and noodles or a quick banh mi filled with bbq pork or lemongrass beef, this small resto hits all our right spots.


06 January 2015

B-Kyu in Kuala Lumpur ~ Peters Pork Noodles, Fatt Kee Hokkein Mee, Imbi Markets and Hussain Bistro Curry House.

A quick stopover in KL on our way back from Penang to revisit a few favourites including Imbi Market and find some new ones among the air con walkways.

04 January 2015

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ San Jin Watermelon Frost Toothpaste

Toothpaste almost counts as a food, doesn't it? It's probably the one thing besides food or drink we put in our mouth the most. So we decided to try out watermelon frost toothpaste with some surprising results.


23 December 2014

Gone but not Forgotten 2014 ~ our annual guide to the dearly departed

Each year we round up the B-Kyu places that have shut their doors. For those we loved thanks for the great food and those we missed out on visiting we are truly sad we never got there.

18 December 2014

16 December 2014

Bao Dao Taiwanese Kitchen ~ Chatswood

A Taiwanese beef noodle soup is a thing of beauty in our food universe and Bao Dao in Chatswood does a darn good one.

09 December 2014

Fuska House ~ Bangladeshi - Lakemba

There seems to be more Bangladeshi joints than Lebanese pizza places in Lakemba these days. Amongst the burgeoning biryani restos is Fuska House, a mix of street food snacks, curries and tandoori.

04 December 2014

B-Kyu November Wrap Up - Something Old, Something New

We've been getting around town eating at some new places and old favourites with no real focus, we've been a little whacked after coming back from a big trip. Here's a look at what's been floating the boat lately at B-Kyu world headquarters.


02 December 2014

Dae Jang Kum ~ Korean BBQ Restaurant - City\Chinatown Fringe


We take the focus on Korean food away from fried chicken and BBQ and explore some other dishes (and renew some favourites) at Dae Jang Kum on Goulburn St Sydney.