29 October 2018

Hanh Phuc Vegetarian Restaurant ~ Vietnamese - Surry Hills

Hanh Phuc used to be naughty. Once it was The Naughty Chef, an all singing and dancing meat happy pho and stir fry joint. Those folks have shifted operations over to a stall in a Martin Place food court and branched out into banh mi, keeping this place to operate as vegetarian. May the cows sing and dance in celebration!

28 October 2018

Dunhuang Lou Restaurant ~ Chinese - George Street City\Chinatown

Just when we thought Lanzhou beef noodle soup was gone and forgotten in Sydney, we get 1919 in Ashfield, and now Dunhuang Lou in Chinatown. Oh my giddy auntie.

17 October 2018

1919 Lanzhou Beef Noodle ~ Chinese, Ashfield

Lanzhou beef noodle is one of most treasured of all Chinese noodle soups. It's a magic mix of gentle, subtle, soothing broth, and chumpy noodles handmade just minutes ago.

12 October 2018

The Secret Alley ~ Taiwanese - Chinatown

A pick'n'mix of small plates at The Secret Alley in Chinatown draws across all our favourite dishes from Taiwan in a neat table top filling way. We stopped at about 10 dishes between the two of us, with plenty more to return for.

09 October 2018

Dapoer Shalom ~ Indonesian, Mascot

Botany Rd in Mascot has a small Indo food scene happening with a number of new stores opening recently. We go for the ayam bakar and we end up falling for the short ribs.

20 September 2018

Mithu's Restaurant ~ Sri Lankan, Homebush West

We were digging on Mithu's Restaurant in Flemington/Homebush West a few years back, before and after our Sri Lanka trip, we finally make it back for a return feast.

06 September 2018

Croatian Club at Club Punchbowl

We love visiting community clubs, they are always different, always welcoming, and the food is always worth a crack. This week we try the Croatian Club in Punchbowl.

30 August 2018

Kenny's Pork Rolls ~ Vietnamese - Darlinghurst

Wedged between the bars and late night snack shops, Kenny's Pork Rolls in Darlo serves up classic pork rolls, salad bowls and Vietnamese street food.

27 August 2018

QY Dumpling Bar ~ Chinese - Ultimo

QY Dumpling Bar is a classic of homestyle Chinese cooking, a mum and dad eatery located in the strange little food court off Broadway

26 August 2018

23 August 2018

Yummy One ~ Chinese - Chinatown\Central

Yummy One is a twofer: a Hong Kong coffee shop complete with luncheon meat sandwiches and coffee-tea. And they're also a dab hand at Chinese-Malaysian, sweet, shiny and glorious.

16 August 2018

Alem's House ~ Ethiopian - Camperdown

Camperdown gets an Ethiopian Cafe. The lure of vegetarian dishes and injera pull us down Parramatta Rd to give it a burl.

13 August 2018

21 July 2018

Make Your Mouth Water - Chinese ~ City/Chinatown

Chongqing style noodles, enamel plates and bowls of chili noodle goodness. Make Your Mouth Water on George Street locks it all in.

12 July 2018

01 July 2018

Hunan Rice Noodles ~ Chinese, Burwood

The Murray Place Arcade in Burwood has revamped into a themed Chinatown, with noodles, dumplings, waffle puffs and bubble tea stalls. There's so many new places to try and we're enamoured, so we hit it off our new Burwood love affair at Hunan Rice Noodles.

25 June 2018

B-Kyu Tour of West Sumatra ~ Padang Bit 2

The final part of our West Sumatra tour for more nasi padang, as much as we can possibly eat.

10 June 2018

B-Kyu Tour of West Sumatra ~ Lake Maninjau

Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra has some sort of weird power to slow time down, the three days we were there felt like a month.

23 May 2018

Award Kitchen ~ Taiwanese, City\Chinatown Fringe

Award Kitchen brings another fine Taiwanese bainmarie-of-love to Sydney, we're always up for more.

16 May 2018

Noodle Bay ~ Chinese, Haymarket/Chinatown

Noodle Bay replaces the similar and excellent T Noodle in the Prince Centre, Chinatown. It's a Sichuan/Chong Qing style menu - that means plenty of spice and variable heat. This is one of our favourite food styles and they do a motza job of it.

01 May 2018

Krispy Roll, Version 2 - Vietnamese ~ Haymarket

Krispy Roll closed then changed it's mind and had a revamp,  reopening at the shop next door. While they still do pork rolls, they've ditched the bargain price and expanded the menu.

30 April 2018

El Pinoy Grill ~ Filipino - Paddy's Markets, Haymarket

Breakfast at Paddy's Markets doesn't have to be the usual bacon and egg rolls. How about a Filipino option at El Pinoy Grill?

26 April 2018

Kabul Sydney Restaurant ~ Afghani - Merrylands

Afghani style lamb kebabs are one of the seven wonders of the food world. Kabul Sydney Restaurant in Merrylands keeps up a wonder standard for a plate of bread and juicy grilled meat.

16 April 2018

Indo Cafe ~ Indonesian & Indian, Belmore

Indo Cafe is tucked away in Belmore North, a fine homestyle Indonesian joint in a small local spot.

08 April 2018

B-Kyu Tour of West Sumatra ~ Bukittinggi

A couple of days eating and sleeping in Bukuttinggi, a popular hill town outside of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

01 April 2018

Seabay Kitchen ~ Chinese - Haymarket

Sharing the top of George St with backpacker travel stores, Seabay Kitchen has a good standard menu that might not stand out with any wow or a must have bang but it cranks out some good homestyle Xi'an Chinese food. We dig it.

22 March 2018

Bankstown Lebanese Restaurant

We're on a mission to revisit and celebrate our favourite Sydney restos before they morph into apartment blocks, this time it's Bankstown Lebanese Restaurant.

12 March 2018

Chinatown Noodle Restaurant

After a run of kickarse noodle soup at Chinatown's revered Noodle Pot, we tell Noodle Pot boss dude that his soups are among the best in town. Noodle Pot boss dude looks bewildered and says "but haven't you tried the restaurant around the corner? It's northern style..."

06 March 2018

07 February 2018

29 January 2018

Panlasang Pinoy ~ Filipino, Kogarah

The most fun way to get into some Pinoy food is at one of Sydney's big handful of little Filipino shops that are varying parts grocery store, takeway, restaurant, community hub and caterer, in varying order.

20 January 2018

Aslan Cafe ~ Strayan & Indonesian

A little birdie in St Peters told us their local cafe has an Indonesian dish or two on the menu.

17 January 2018

Dainty Sichuan ~ Chinese - World Square

Dainty Sichuan in World Square opened with hoopla and queues because it's from Melbourne. Which puzzled us because Sydney kicks Melbourne's butt when it comes to Chinese food. But that's the way it rolls these days, we just take it on the Chin Chin.

15 January 2018

A'La Indo ~ Indonesian, Mascot

We took a random wander over to Mascot and stumble upon A'La Indo - 'The Real Taste of Indonesia'.

13 January 2018

La Gavotte Restaurant & Creperie ~ French - Noumea, New Caledonia

We sneak in a final cheeky lunch at La Gavotte, crepes and Breton style galettes by the water in Baie des Citrons. A light lunch in theory at least, after a week of meat and cream.

12 January 2018

Chi Fong ~ Vietnamese - Eating World Food Court, Chinatown

Chi Fong in Eating World Food Court adds a bit of variety to the usual offerings with a mix of Vietnamese dishes. Barack Obama would approve.

11 January 2018

Yacht Club Restaurant, Cercle Nautique Caledonien (CNC) - Noumea, New Caledonia

Blue striped awnings, expensive boats, cold beer and rose. The Yacht Club Restaurant at CNC gives you that South of France feel in Noumea.

10 January 2018

Au P'tit Cafe ~ Noumea, New Caledonia

Au P'tit Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants in the world - it's the penultimate New Caledonian restaurant - upbeat and cheffy yet island style relaxed, French inspired with touches of Asia and Pacific.

09 January 2018

05 January 2018

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

We mention to a local that we were visiting Relais de Valee this evening. Her response is to rub her belly as her eyes bulge with a silent “oooohhhh."