31 March 2015

La Mesa Philippine Cuisine ~ Chinatown

It took several visits, hearty recommendations from Filipino folks, and a trip to Manila for us to understand the pleasures of La Mesa. Now it's one of our all-time favourite Sydney restaurants.

29 March 2015

Supermarkets of Mystery - Wattalappan, Sri Lankan dessert

One of the desserts we loved most in Sri Lanka was wattalappan, so finding a pack of ready to make mix in a supermarket in Toongabbie looked like a way to love it all over again.

26 March 2015

Breakfast at Superbowl ~ Chinese - Chinatown Dixon Street Mall

We're eternally searching every inch of Sydney for that 'just like overseas' dining experience. Superbowl in the Dixon Street Mall has been right under our travel nerd noses all this time...

23 March 2015

Paris ~ Little Tokyo, a small taste of Japan

A few narrow streets house the Little Tokyo district of Paris. Get your fill of ramen, udon and gyoza and top it off with mountains of matcha flavoured sweeties.

17 March 2015

Malaysian Hawker Classics at Malacca Straits, Broadway

We play Malacca Straits roulette, eating a different hawker style dish every day until we get a dud. Well, that dud dish never came after fourteen visits, so we declare Malacca Straits the winner.

16 March 2015

Paris ~ Banh Mi Roundup - Vietnamese Pork Rolls, French style

Eating a Vietnamese pork roll in Paris is one of those circular journeys that food often takes. Parisians have embraced the familiar baguette with its exotic fillings, the price and taste causing lunchtime queues and devoted fans.

12 March 2015

$2 Chinese at Hot Woks ~ Westfield Shopping Gulag - Hurstville

The battle of the end of day discounting takes place in the Westfield Shopping Gulag in Hurstville on a Sunday afternoon. We grab a bargain throwback of a Chinese feed for only $7.

10 March 2015

Manoush City ~ Lebanese - Broadway

Zaatar time. A small spot in the city is pumping out Lebanese style breads and pizzas, working the pizza oven with that distinct herb flavour and haloumi filled treats.

09 March 2015

Paris ~ Bistros Bistrots Cafes Tabacs and Brasseries

When folks ask us what we loved most on our month-long stay in Paris, our answer is the cafes and bistros. That Paris cliche about sitting in a cafe and idly watching the world (and Gerard Depardieu) go by is true. So true. We did it every day for a month, and could do it all again.

08 March 2015

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Sizzling sisig in a can - Filipino

Sisig, the Filipino specialty of a hot plate filled with chopped pieces of pigs head, is available in a small snack size can. We rip the lid off to see if it can really sizzle.

05 March 2015

Tasty Bites ~ Sichuan Chinese, Chatswood

There's a mighty big blast of Sichuan heat and flash coming from a small shop in Chatswood. Tasty Bites serves up food with a fiery focus and a touch of homestyle in the cooking.

02 March 2015

Paris ~ Chinese Food, Chinatown and Belleville

Paris is lucky enough to have three Chinatowns. We were lucky enough to have time to explore two of them, finding a mix of influences from China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.