19 July 2017

24 Hours in Paris - B-Kyu Style


Mr Shawn's dream birthday 24 hours in Paris - walking lots, a Laetitia Sadier gig and foie gras.

18 July 2017

Sichuan Street Food Pilgrimage - Chengdu Part 1, Arrival

We make it to Sichuan for a couple of weeks of eating, starting in Chengdu, which has always been a food dream city of ours, and ending with big fat panda bottoms.

15 July 2017

Concordia Club ~ German - Tempe

The Concordia Club is dear to our hearts. Firstly for being so un-inner-west and inner-west at the same time. It's housed in a vintage bowlo between a park and the Cooks River - think trees and space with a family/beer garden vibe.

05 July 2017

Kusuka Cafe and Warung Kopi ~ Indonesian - Haymarket - Phase One

Kusuka Cafe and Warung Kopi has been open for just a few weeks before closing for renovations. Get out your diary and plan to get there when it reopens, because you really should.

03 July 2017

Into Noodle ~ Chinese - Ultimo\Broadway

Is Sydney in the midst of Chinese food golden age? Hunt around and you'll find dishes exactly the same as they are in China, our trip to Chongqing late last year really drove this home.

11 June 2017

06 June 2017

Northester Family Chinese Restaurant ~ Mascot

We like to sniff for restaurants around the new apartment areas popping up around the inner east and west. We've noticed a theme of northern style Chinese joints popping up and doing a roaring trade.

02 June 2017

Ma's Kitchen ~ Chinese - Sussex Centre Food Court

Ma's Kitchen in Chinatown's Sussex Centre Food Court is the joint we hit when we get the itch for some really good and shiny Chinese stir fry. We reckon it's the Malaysian/Indo influence in the cooking that gives it the extra oomph.

22 May 2017

27 April 2017

VN Street Foods ~ Vietnamese - Marrickville

VN Street Foods may be a small shop front along Illawarra Road in Marrickville, but it is turning out plenty of fine plates of Vietnamese classic dishes. Pull up a tiny chair and sit and watch the show.

19 April 2017

Flavour Shanghai ~ Chinese - Ashfield

 Ashfield is the home to a record number of restaurants with the word 'Shanghai' in the name. Flavour Shanghai might be the smallest, but the flavour is indeed large.

12 April 2017

Fish King Kitchen ~ Chinese - Eating World Food Court

Fish King Kitchen in Eating World Food Court changed it's name from Soya King some time ago, which is a fine excuse to revisit a bunch of times.

06 April 2017

Gourmandise de Paris ~ French / Australian Cafe - Pyrmont

We stumble upon a couple of casual looking French cafe/restos on Harris Street, Pyrmont. Both joints look great, we toss a coin and pick Gourmandise de Paris.

30 March 2017

Huang Tai Ji Jian Bing ~ Chinese - Town Hall [Closed]

G'Day, Jian Bing! And see ya later. We learn a lesson in not posting quick enough, or on how fast the food scene is moving in Sydney.

[Closed March 2017]

28 March 2017

Ramen Bar Goku ~ Japanese - Glebe

David Chang may have given up on ramen but we haven't. Ramen Bar Goku in Glebe keeps the faith alive.


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.