20 January 2018

Aslan Cafe ~ Strayan & Indonesian

A little birdie in St Peters told us about their local cafe that has an Indonesian dish or two on the menu.

17 January 2018

Dainty Sichuan ~ Chinese - World Square

Dainty Sichuan in World Square opened with hoopla and queues because it's from Melbourne. Which puzzled us because Sydney kicks Melbourne's butt when it comes to Chinese food. But that's the way it rolls these days, we just take it on the Chin Chin.

15 January 2018

A'La Indo ~ Indonesian, Mascot

We took a random wander over to Mascot and stumble upon A'La Indo - 'The Real Taste of Indonesia'.

13 January 2018

La Gavotte Restaurant & Creperie ~ French - Noumea, New Caledonia

We sneak in a final cheeky lunch at La Gavotte, crepes and Breton style galettes by the water in Baie des Citrons. A light lunch in theory at least, after a week of meat and cream.

12 January 2018

Chi Fong ~ Vietnamese - Eating World Food Court, Chinatown

Chi Fong in Eating World Food Court adds a bit of variety to the usual offerings with a mix of Vietnamese dishes. Barack Obama would approve.


11 January 2018

Yacht Club Restaurant, Cercle Nautique Caledonien (CNC) - Noumea, New Caledonia


Blue striped awnings, expensive boats, cold beer and rose. The Yacht Club Restaurant at CNC gives you that South of France feel in Noumea.

10 January 2018

Au P'tit Cafe ~ Noumea, New Caledonia

Au P'tit Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants in the world - it's the penultimate New Caledonian restaurant - upbeat and cheffy yet island style relaxed, French inspired with touches of Asia and Pacific.

09 January 2018

05 January 2018

Le Relais de la Vallée - French - Noumea, New Caledonia


We mention to a local that we were visiting Relais de Valee this evening. Her response is to rub her belly as her eyes bulge with a silent “oooohhhh."

02 January 2018

Restaurant L'Arlequin ~ French \ New Caledonian, Noumea

With just one week in Noumea we are torn between trying new places and revisiting favourites. Restaurant L'Arlequin was referred to in glowing terms by a local so we give it second crack.

30 December 2017

Le Fare ~ Meridian Resort ~ Noumea, New Caledonia


Over our many trips to Noumea we've been avoiding resort restaurants, but the Meridian's beach-side location and the non-hotel vibe made it worth a stab. plus there were rumours of good food and pussycats.

28 December 2017

24 December 2017

Gone but not forgotten 2017 - our annual round up of departed eating spaces

Was 2017 a better year to be in the food business than 2016, and who made it through? Our annual round up of places gone but not forgotten this year seems bigger than ever.

12 December 2017

Hammoud 1 ~ Lebanese - Liverpool

We hook hard left into Liverpool on our way back from Canberra, a stop we'll be making more often. We score an easy park on the edge of town, right across the road from Hammoud 1, a joint we sniffed out on an earlier recon mission.

05 December 2017

Campsie Hotel ~ Vietnamese / Australian - Campsie

 Campsie Hotel has a large and popular bistro tucked away out the back, filled with big families sharing dishes or couples having a quiet beer and lunch.

30 November 2017

La Marmite ~ French - Noumea, New Caledonia

La Marmite could very well sum up everything you need for a typical Noumea fancy pants lunch - good food, great view.

27 November 2017

Xi'an Biang Biang ~ Xian Chinese - Chinatown

The north bit of Chinatown's Dixon Street has an interesting strip of inside-out joints that are always fun to eat in, we've never had anything we'd call a bad meal along here. Xi'an Biang Biang fits in spicely nicely.

22 November 2017

18 November 2017

Bo 7 Mon Thanh Tam - Vietnamese ~ Haymarket

Bo 7 Mon Thanh Tam, the most famous seven delights of beef, is back in Haymarket inside the Mountbatten Hotel. I'll have a schooner of New with me pho, thanks.

14 November 2017

Nam Viet and Bakersville Hot Bread Shops - Vietnamese ~ Five Dock

Our obsessive hunt for banh mi across Sydney takes us to some very original hot bread stores in Five Dock, Nam Viet and Bakersville.


12 November 2017

New Island Cafe ~ Tsim Sha Tsui - Hong Kong

If you've ever got the airport bus or taxi into Kowloon you may have seen this lovely old sign for New Island Cafe on Canton Road, opposite all the new fandangle hotels and shopping centres.

06 November 2017

Dera-Uma ~ Japanese - Sydney CDB

Japanese food choices abound in the Skyview Shopping Plaza. Dera-Uma is an alternative if the queues at Menya are long and the tables scarce.


05 November 2017

Kaedama Ramen Bar ~ Japanese - Market City Food Court

One of the last stalls to open in the new Market City Level 1 Food Court is Kaedama Ramen Bar, complete with Japanese style wrap around eat in counter.

02 November 2017

19 October 2017

Minh Hai ~ Chinese \ Vietnamese - Sussex Centre Food Court

Why are we so excited that Minh-Hai has opened a stall in Sussex Centre Food Court, when their mothership restaurant, a long running and much loved local institution, is a minute's walk away on George Street?