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.

05 December 2016

Another Week of Street Food in Bali

Beach warungs, back lanes, burnt down markets and busy roads are where we explore the food on offer during a one week stay in Bali.

24 November 2016

Fuska House ~ Bangladeshi - Rockdale

 A wobbly table and picture menu make us more than happy when searching for places to eat. Throw in some Deshi street food, some spiced chicken livers and a plate of Bangladeshi fuska and you have yourself a B-Kyu bingo winner at Fuska House in Rockdale.

07 November 2016

02 November 2016

Bangkok Street Food Fest Part 2 ~ Thailand

Back in Bangkok for another round of eating and walking, rivers and busy roads, noodles and soups, street dogs and a lounging lizard wizard.

31 October 2016

New Shakthi ~ Sri Lankan and Indian Takeaway - Homebush

Lamprais, short eats and an impossibly great selection of veg curries. Welcome to the wonderful world of Sri Lankan and Indian takeaway at New Shakthi in Homebush.


11 October 2016

Mr Papa ~ Peruvian - Braddon, Canberra

We double down on Mr Papa in Canberra, a Peruvian street food van based in Lonsdale St truck hub The Hamlet. Chanchito deluxo.


07 October 2016

San Valentino ~ Italian - Haberfield

San Valentino Pasticceria Focacceria Panificio has become our go to Italian cakery and bakery of choice. Yes folks, we do sometimes eat something other than Asian food.

04 October 2016

Alex Lee Kitchen ~ Singaporean - Spicy Alley, Broadway

Alex Lee Kitchen is the first stall off the Parramatta Road entrance of Spice Alley. The narrow focus here is the Singaporean rice, noodles and roti dishes of the hawker stalls of the island nation.

30 September 2016

Oden House ~ Sussex Centre Food Court, Chinatown

Oh joy oh joyous of happy days, one of our favourite all time Taiwanese restos has moved into the Sussex Centre.

22 September 2016

Little Momo ~ Nepalese - Newtown

Momos are the dumpling kings of Nepalese food, distantly related to gyoza, mandoo and baozi. Little Momo in Newtown serves them up big and small, steamed or fried, meat or veg, sweet and savoury. Just how many you want to eat is up to you.

21 September 2016

Chiang Saen Street Food Fest - Thailand

With views across to Laos and a slower river town vibe, Chiang Saen for a few days floats our riverboat.

20 September 2016

T Noodle ~ Chinese - Haymarket / Chinatown

Chongqing noodle houses are cropping up everywhere in Chinatown. It seems like xian mian is the new noodle favourite, and we are big fans. T-Noodle in the Prince Centre is one of the latest batch cranking out these hot chilli and Sichuan pepper popping noodles.


10 September 2016

Supermarkets of mystery - Japanese granola sprinkle

A two for one special at Tokyo Mart got our ears up. Japanese granola sprinkles for rice seemed like a good idea and worth a bash. Sugar, pineapple, barley, oats and MSG for taste, mixed with rice or sprinkled on top, what could possibly be bad about that?


31 August 2016

Papaya Grill ~ Lao - Marrickville

While a revision of the Illawarra Rd strip in Marrickville is attracting all the attention, Papaya Grill has been quietly serving up Lao food with an unexpected punch and bang.

30 August 2016

Eating Chiang Rai ~ Thailand


Chiang Rai, the northern Thai town not yet too big for its boots. We slingshot in and out, taking in some of the small town but big flavours this place has to offer.

18 August 2016

Lina's Kusina Cafe ~ Filipino - Glebe

Lina's Kusina Cafe in Glebe is great place to dip your toe into Filipino cuisine. They have a modern easy-eating style of cooking and super friendly service. And if you're dragging along non-adventurous eaters there's also western style sandwiches and stuff, though try to talk them into the Chicken inihaw, they can even have it with chips.

13 August 2016

Eating Tha Ton ~ Thailand

A night, a frisky labrador and a few feeds in the riverside town of Tha Ton, Northern Thailand.

12 August 2016

Allan's Cake Hot Bread ~ Bakery - Newtown

Hot Bread shops like this are fast disappearing in the inner west and across Sydney as buildings get renovated and tastes change or owners move on. Allans Cake Hot Bread is still serving up their cake goodness and pork rolls to all and sundry in Newtown and Enmore.


28 July 2016

Liu Lao Lao Burger ~ Chinese, Eating World Food Court, Chinatown

This is our favourite kind of place, a tiny hole-in-the wall run by super tops aunties and a cheery uncle, with awesome food of course. If only we knew it's name...

26 July 2016

ChongQing No 1 ~ Eating World Food Court - Chinatown

Chongqing style food strikes into Eating World, bringing a world of spicy noodles, twice cooked pork and hot and sour soups with it. And a touch of very fragrant intestines.

20 July 2016

Delicious Duck King ~ Chinese - Dixon House, Chinatown

How much does everyone love a good duck? But what happens to all the other bits of edible bird besides the delicious flesh and crisp skin? Delicious Duck King has all your feet, head and innards sorted.


18 July 2016

88 Asian Food ~ Chinese - Kingsford

The Chinese double eight strikes us lucky in Kingsford at the Hong Kong style 88 Asian Food.

06 July 2016

News: Three new stalls in Eating World Food Court, Chinatown

It's news time with tales of brand spanking shiny new food stalls at Eating World filling us with delight. There's so much new food to explore, better grab those stretchy pants.

04 July 2016

Pamana ~ Filipino - Chatswood

Pamana is Filipino food designed for feasting. Move over Chinese BBQ, Chatswood just got a new contender for best crispy pork on the north side.

29 June 2016

Hsin Shih Tang ~ Taiwanese - Chinatown

Taiwanese beef noodle soup gets further established in Chinatown with the opening of Hsin Shih Tang. This hearty beef broth and noodles with a sprinkle of pickled mustard greens should be on your noodle soup slurping list.

26 June 2016

Supermarkets of Mystery - Super Bubur ~ Indonesian

While Super Bubur could be the name of an Indonesian super hero, we prefer to think of it as a super snack. Could it rival Indo Mie as the emergency lunch of choice?


22 June 2016

Oden House ~ Taiwanese - Chinatown Fringe

Oden House has changed quite a bit since we last did a post on it. They've ditched oden from the menu but kept the name, now they focus on Taiwanese streetwise classics - bentos, soups, breakfast and of course a bit of fried chicken.

[UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016 - ODEN HOUSE HAS MOVED TO SUSSEX CENTRE FOOD COURT - SEE HERE)

20 June 2016

Dosa Hub ~ Indian - Five Dock


If you're over Five Dock way, look out for the smiling lentil pancake guiding you toward some fine Indian food.

10 June 2016

Ky-oto ~ Japanese - Spice Alley, Broadway

One of the latest additions to the Spice Alley row, Ky-oto is ladling out bowls of ramen and flipping Japanese okonomiyaki pancakes.

08 June 2016

Chiang Mai Street Food Fest ~ Thailand

Chiang Mai has been swallowed whole by tourism but good street food is still around if you sniff about.

05 June 2016

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Stringy Cheese - Turkish

Our latest cheese addiction is stringy cheese, a popular curd cheese found in Turkish, Syrian, Armenian and related cuisines.

26 May 2016

13 May 2016

BBQ 2Nite ~ Traditional Pakistani Barbecue - Newtown

As we are inner city wankers we often fall under the belief that we need to travel to the outer suburbs of Sydney to get good food. But what happens when something great, something we would brave the public transport system for, opens right up the road from us? We rejoice.

10 May 2016

Face2Face ~ Chinese - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown

We're heading off to Chongqing later in the year so it's great to warm up on some of it's famously fiery cuisine at Face2Face Chongqing Spicy Noodles in Dixon House Foodcourt.

03 May 2016

Podomoro Indonesian Restaurant ~ Chinatown, Sydney

We've never quite recovered from the closure of  Chinatown's Cafe Joy. It left a gaping Indonesia shaped hole in our hearts. Podomoro to the rescue - around the corner and a couple of years later - it's every bit of the Kingsford-in-Chinatown resto we were hoping for.