09 February 2016

Taprobana ~ Sri Lankan - East Central / Surry Hills

In what has to be one of the best value lunches near Central train station, the Sri Lankan specialties at Taprobana are oh so waist stretching while not straining your wallet.


03 February 2016

Saab Wer Thai Esan ~ Thai - Newtown

 Of all the Thai restos lining King Street in Newtown there is only one we've found that specialises in the spicy Esan food of North East Thailand. Look for the bright pink sign for Saab Wer along the strip.

28 January 2016

Yummy Nest ~ Chinese, Ashfield

The humble Formica table restaurant is a rare breed in Sydney these days, but some fine specimens are still around, like Yummy Nest in Ashfield.

26 January 2016

23 January 2016

Uncle Tan's Singapore Kitchen ~ Sussex Centre Food Court, Chinatown

After a few visits we've come to really appreciate Uncle Tan's Singapore Kitchen. There's some Indian and Malay notes to the cooking that we really like, it's kinda unique for Sydney.

19 January 2016

Not Food Blogging in Japan ~ Osaka and Kyoto

We've been to Osaka a few times now, so on this short trip we decide not do the the food blogging thing, to have a blog free holiday. So we blogged about it.

13 January 2016

Easy Balcony Herb Gardening Using Autopots

We decide to grow a little herb garden our balcony, and by jingo it actually worked. Our brown fingers turned a little green with the help of a gravity fed self watering system - Australian invented Autopots.

12 January 2016

The Seasiders Restaurant ~ Chinese, Burwood

We're just back from three weeks in Thailand and we're aching for a serious Chinese feed. A reader told us about The Seasiders Restaurant in Burwood saying it was pretty seriously Chinese, a student favourite, so we give it a whirl.

06 January 2016

Cheese and Mince pies, Penang noodles and Marmite chips in Wellington, New Zealand

Alison has a whistle stop trip to Wellington and discovers cheese and mince pies are the secret delicacy no one wants to talk about.

17 December 2015

Gone but not forgotten 2015 ~ our annual list of food casualties in Sydney and beyond

Who didn't make it through another year of food in 2015? It's our annual reminder of the places we have known and loved, or never quite got to taste.

10 December 2015

03 December 2015

01 December 2015

Co V Tastes of Taiwan ~ Taiwanese - Glebe

Why is the best Taiwanese food so brown? From beef noodle soup to three cup chicken, its the food colour favourite of many classic Taiwanese dishes.

26 November 2015

24 November 2015

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

Le Relais de la Vallée is Noumea's top restaurant if you're in the mood for seriously rich French cream sauces and seriously friendly service.

B-Kyu Cooks - Oven Baked Sichuan Chicken Carcass

Invite your friends over for a feast of Sichuan baked chicken carcass. Really. They'll still be your friends, trust us.


22 November 2015

News: Some new openings in Chinatown Food Courts

Fans of Chinatown's most glorious food courts will be joyously  flappity-flappity happy to know there's some new stalls to try.

19 November 2015

Supermarkets of mystery - Korean ice creams

Korean ice creams, creamy milk confections encased in wafer coatings or twists of fruit ice are one of our favourite ways to end a food court meal outing or just about any meal. When the weather heats up to scorchio, seek them out.


17 November 2015

Spicy Sichuan Restaurant ~ Hurstville

An acute craving for chilli and Sichuan pepper drives us down to Hurstville to satisfy the need. Spicy Sichuan does what its name says, leaving Shawn with a chilli sweat gloss to be proud of.

13 November 2015

Noumea ~ Tountua Airport, Air Calin and getting to Noumea by public bus

Flying in and out of Noumea doesn't take long as a quick trip from Sydney or Brisbane. Here's a few airport tips for arriving and departing and a run down on flying Aircalin.


05 November 2015

Happy's Restaurant ~ Chinese Meals, Canberra

Salt, pepper and Tsingtao at Happy's Restaurant, a Canberra eating institution feeding our nation's leaders since 1962.

03 November 2015

The Old Fellow ~ Chinese, Rhodes

We try The Old Fellow in Rhodes, partly for the fnarr-fnarr name, but mostly for the menu.


02 November 2015

29 October 2015

Broadway Noodle ~ Chinese - Ultimo

Sometimes nothing makes a better lunch than a spicy bowl of noodles. Even better when they have heat, pepper, chilli and pork mince. Enter Broadway Noodles, specialising in the xiao mian of Chongqing.


27 October 2015

Oriental Dumpling King ~ Chinese - Eating World, Chinatown

Dumplings are the current passion of the half-arsed Chinese restauranter. We've seen a bunch of Dumpling Kings and  Dumpling Houses open and fade away. These were pretty much Aussie-style Chinese restaurants with a few dumplings slapped amongst the banana fritters, cashing in on that dumpling fad that still lingers from a couple of years back. Because hey, even skinny white girls like dumplings. We wonder if the same people owned frozen yoghurt stores.