23 March 2017

Tea Plus ~ Taiwanese - Wolli Creek

We were most excited to see a 'Taiwanese Restaurant' sign appear in Wolli Creek late last year. Tea Plus soon followed. So did the crowds. This place hit the ground running.

21 March 2017

18 March 2017

European Rolls at Izgrev Deli - Kogarah

European rolls, Greek cheeses, spices and sauces, halva and a damn fine snacking sausage are to be found at this deli in Kogarah.


17 March 2017

Student Biryani ~ Pakistani - Auburn

Student Biryani serves up heaped plates of spiced rice, curries and fried chicken for a bargain price. A+ grades all round.

11 March 2017

Farewell Hong Kong King's Chef - Eating World Food Court

Mr Shawn had a sudden fetish for egg and prawn on rice from Eating World's Hong Kong King's Chef - but it closed just the day before. Poo.

Mum Kitchen ~ Chinese - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown

We find another Chinatown foodcourt gem in Mum Kitchen - highly recommended, especially to noodle soup and hardcore pork fans.

09 March 2017

Blossoming Lotus ~ Vegan Thai - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown

We are long time fans of  Blossuming Lotus in Newtown and happy to find their Dixon House food court stall is same same but different. The wonderful bainmarie-of-love is is similar but there is much extra cooked-to-order goodness. And lordy, these folks can cook.

28 February 2017

Sabb Verr ~ Thai, Chamberlain Hotel - City \ Thaitown

On a warm Sunday evening in Thainatown we follow the sounds of Thai music coming out of the Chamberlain Hotel and find the place is packed and the food is flying out of the bistro, Sabb Verr.

25 February 2017

Hawa Charcoal Chicken ~ Granville

Mention Granville and charcoal chicken possibly comes up in the conversation as the one thing people go there for. Hawa Charcoal Chicken serves a fine bird but its the veg platter we'll be back for.

14 February 2017

Valentines Romance at Deans Diner Pop Up at the Townie

Romance is even better when you're a trio. We take on a spare lonely valentine who joins us for burgers and trivia at the Townie at the Deans Diner Pop up bar.


09 February 2017

Blossoming Lotus ~ Thai vegetarian and vegan - Newtown

Blossoming Lotus in Newtown meets the criteria for vegans, students, quick lunch needs and just a plain old good cheap feed. Fill your plate for less than $10 and feel good about it.


03 February 2017

Noumea - Self Catering at the Hilton and the YHA ~ New Caledonia

To get the most out of Noumea eating-wise it's best to get an apartment where you can cook with all the imported French goodies and fresh local produce that you can fill your bag with. You'll need fridge room for the wine and cheese and a spot to look out over the water at sunset. Aaah, this is the life.

31 January 2017

Kammadhenu - Malaysian, South Indian and Sri Lankan ~ Homebush

Is this the best curry in Sydney? Kammadhenu in Homebush has this self proclaimed title, so we try out their claim.

26 January 2017

Shun Fai Modern Av Co ~ Chinese - Chinatown


A tiny store in Chinatown holds a massive collection of lanterns, lucky cats, fans and umbrellas, packed into every nook and cranny. Everything for the lunar new year and any other celebration.

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.