31 January 2014

30 years ago today - Sydney's Chinatown leaves the laminex image behind

Eating World does not yet exist. Dixon Gourmet Food Centre has just opened. McDonald's on George St is opened by NSW Premier Neville Wran with a formal gala. It's January 1984 and Chinatown is undergoing a period of redevelopment.

28 January 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Tinned Banana Blossom in Brine

Tinned banana blossoms, often found in the canned fruit section of an Asian grocery store among the lychees and jackfruit, make an unexpectedly excellent vegetable side dish.

21 January 2014

Ugly Bob Stylish Korean Food ~ Market City Food Court - Chinatown

Ugly Bob. With this kind of name, we are bound to be interested. The first part of the name might be ugly (and we can't vouch for Bob), but the food lives up to the promise of stylish Korean dishes far superior for a humble food court offering.

17 January 2014

Summer in Tokyo ~ Cold Noodle Fest

We've got a spare couple of days in Tokyo at the start and end of our Sapporo trip, our obsession is Tokyo's summer tradition of eating cold noodles.

14 January 2014

09 January 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Puddings and jellies - taro, black sesame, green tea

Puddings and jellies are fun food. It was always a special night when there was jelly for dessert, usually with ice cream and tinned fruit. So finding so many new varieties of jelly and pudding flavours to try in the supermarket unleashed the inner kid in us and we had to try them.