Thursday, 25 May 2017

Ninou, Rosebery

Ninou, a french cafe and patisserie located in Rosebery is the perfect location for brunch or lunch followed by a delicious and decadent treat. You need to save room for a few cakes... you'll see why soon.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cava Cafe Restaurant and Bar, Sydney CBD

Cava Cafe, Restaurant and Bar is a hidden little gem which sits in Miller's point, between Wynyard and the rocks. I head there for brunch on a Saturday morning with Matt. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Hard Rock Cafe, World Burger Tour, Darling Harbour

The World Burger Tour is back on at Hard Rock Cafe in Darling Harbour for a limited time. They bring the best burgers from Hard Rock Cafes in other countries and show case them on the Sydney Menu. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Munich Brauhaus, The Rocks

If you haven't been in Munich Brauhaus recently (previously Lowenbrau Keller) in the rocks; you'll have to come back to check out their latest menu and check out their new beers. They have a live band every night and at lunch times on the weekend to entertain as well and a wide range of beers to boot.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sakae Yakiniku, Eastwood

It's getting colder and I seem to be constantly on the edge of getting sick when I am outside! I recently go back to my local Japanese BBQ in Eastwood. Sakae Yakiniku is located right near Eastwood Station and has an extensive menu.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Pony Dining, The Rocks

 Pony Dining is one of the rocks’ most delicious secrets. Kel and I had a great time when we visited Pony Dining last year (Kel went back to Pony Dining earlier this year as well). I can attest to Pony Dining’s high quality produce and food, excellent service and intimate d├ęcor. Pony Dining also do AMAZINGLY orgasmic cocktails as well.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Bluestone Restaurant and Bar, Darlinghurst

I recently checked out Blue Stone Restaurant and Bar in Darlinghurst for lunch. It's an Asian fusion restaurant with dumplings and Chinese/Malaysian influences on their menu. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Cottage Bar and Kitchen, Balmain

I visit The Cottage Bar and Kitchen in Balmain on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Luckily I had a table booked as it quickly filled up by 12:30pm with a buzzing atmosphere outside and the tables inside being filled up as well.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Vivaldi, Matraville

Vivaldi is a new Italian restaurant in Matraville, Sydney's East. Vivaldi is run by an Italian family with lots of charm and character. I also eye off the big pizza oven that they have.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Stoneage Korean BBQ, West Ryde

Korean BBQ is big business in Eastwood and in recent times has spread to West Ryde. Stoneage Korea BBQ seems to be very popular so I head there for a local eat.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Papparich, Sydney CBD

Pappa don't preach... Err I mean Papparich! Did you know Papparich has opened up another venue in the Sydney CBD on liverpool st? It's a short stroll from World Square if you are craving those Malaysian flavours.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

East Ocean, Haymarket

My friend Mel and I decide to catch up over yum cha. We typically go to The Eight, Marigold or Sky Phoenix however on this occasion, we decide to try out East Ocean for something different. It's a quiet Saturday morning as we walk into East Ocean.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Masala Theory, Surry Hills

Masala Theory is newbie kid on the block in fusion Indian cuisine. I check it out with MW one Wednesday evening after work. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Kreta Ayer, Chatswood

Who's a big fan of Singaporean Crab? I check out popular chain Kreta Ayer for the full Singaporean food experience. Have you been to Kreta Ayer before?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

LoLuk Bistro, Surry Hills

New kid on the block Loluk Bistro promises to bring authentic French to Surry Hills. I drop by one Saturday for lunch with MW to check out what Loluk brings to the table.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Twisted Chicken Hot Pot, Chinatown

It's getting colder and my body is craving more warm and hearty dishes. MW and I check out Hong Kong's famous Twisted Chicken Hot Pot in Sydney's Chinatown. We head there at 12pm for lunch on a Sunday.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Boon Cafe, Sydney CBD

It's Friday lunch time at work and Togias and I decide to go out for a yummy escape from work. We decide to stop by Boon Cafe for lunch.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Planet Italy, Newtown

In my first collaboration with Ciao Magazine and fellow food bloggers, we head to Planet Italy. Planet Italy is a newbie restaurant on the main strip of Newtown owned by Michael Michael (yes, he has the same first name and surname).

Monday, 17 April 2017

Endeavour Tap Rooms, The Rocks

Have you been in the rocks recently and checked out Endeavour Tap Rooms? I recently check this place out on a media famil in the rocks. The cosy venue hosts us on a rainy evening. Did you know that the building that Endeavour Tap Rooms is in was once the longest running Colonial Hotel?

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Platia Greek Taverna, Top Ryde

I've walked past Platia Greek Taverna a few times and I finally stop by to try out their Greek food thanks to an extended invite by Around the Clock Foodie. It also happens I dine on one of their monthly event nights where there is zorba dancing! How exciting.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Liven App Review, Chur Burger

I think I've been living under a rock as I hadn't downloaded the Liven App. It's also been some time since I've been to Chur Burger so I head there with MW one night after work.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tuxedo Bar, The Rocks

By day, Tuxedo Bar is known as Kansas City Shuffle and by night, it's a hot spot for coffee based cocktails such as the espresso martini and also Seinfield trivia on Tuesday nights.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Wild Ginger, The Rocks

Wild Ginger is located in the rocks and the actual building has heritage and architecture that is stunning. The building is actually the first of Sydney's commercial hub.The thai restaurant hosts a number of delights to enjoy with a mesh of traditional thai flavours with Australian modern twists.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Lochiel House, Kurrajong Heights

It's getting colder which is the perfect time for a drive out west to Blue Mountains for a weekend getaway. I've found a secret gem for you to stop by for a charming gourmet lunch or dinner. Lochiel House has reopened recently with new owners Nathan and Tayla.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Monte Alto, Crows Nest

Monte Alto is located on the pacific highway right near the main strip of Crows Nest shops. It's a modern cafe made for coffee lovers who can't resist unique and international ingredients. I stop by for some breakfast one lazy Sunday morning.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Din Tai Fung, Westfield Sydney

Din Tai Fung is hard to resist when I'm in the Westfield Pitt St fancy food court. I hadn't been to DTF for a while so I go back to see if the food is still consistently good, tasty and top notch as I remember.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pasta Emilia, Surry Hills

As I walked into Surry Hills based restaurant Pasta Emilia, I felt like I was entering a remote little town of Italy. The family orientated and rustic decorated restaurant felt very comforting. I peek through the restaurant and notice a pasta making class taking place. No cooking for me today though, I'm here to dine in the restaurant.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Australian Heritage Hotel, Sydney CBD

The Australian Heritage Hotel is an institution. The Australian Heritage Hotel is located in the rocks and is over 100 years old. The venue boasts a range of over 130 craft beers and still maintains original architecture. I thought this was a great venue to take an international guest visiting Sydney.

Monday, 27 March 2017

JPB Restaurant, Swissotel, Sydney CBD

For many years, the Swissotel has been celebrating Vitality week (20-26 March 2017). The JPB Restaurant is located within the 5 star Swissotel and the guests can also enjoy their vitality special menu which is a on-going fixture on the menu at JPB Restaurant. I personally need a good injection of vitality. I've been very naughty.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Manoosh Pizzeria, Enmore

Manoosh Pizzeria has two venues - one in Enmore and one in Marrickville. I had heard that they have won stacks of awards by Menulog including the top national gong "Most Popular Restaurant 2016". They beat 8000 other venues so the locals must love them. I personally love a good Lebanese pizza so I was eager to check it out.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sake, The Rocks

Sake is one of my favourite restaurants and I've always had such superior customer service however on this particular visit - it wasn't as good as previous times. The food is always delicious and consistent with every experience I've had there. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

O Bar and Dining, Sydney CBD

I had a friend recently visit Australia and we arranged to catch up. What better venue to bring her to than O Bar and Dining which has spectacular views.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Nikaido, Neutral Bay

There are so many great eateries in Neutral Bay. I absolutely love Izakaya Samarai  but recently I discovered a new Japanese BBQ Yakiniku eatery called Nikaido in Neutral Bay. The entry is not as obvious so keep an eye out for their sign as you walk up the stairs.

Owner and Chef Hitoshi Takagaki of Nikaido tells us all about his love of BBQ flavours. His restaurant is a mix of Japanese Restaurant and Yakiniku as you can order lots of other menu items from Nikaido as well. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Handpicked Wines Cellar Door, Chippendale

Among the concrete jungle of Sydney CBD lies a little piece of wine heaven. Handpicked Wines is a little cellar door located on Kensington st in Chippendale. I check out Handpicked Wines Cellar Door recently on a Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Garden, Ashfield

Did you know there's a great new place called "The Garden" located in Wests Ashfield Club. I recently check out the venue to get an insight into their food, how it's made and to hear from where it's sourced.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Calaveras, Newtown

Have you ever been to Calaveras in Newtown? Their owner Gerry was born in Mexico and has brought authentic Mexican flavours and booze to Newtown. I recently drop by on a Friday night after a long week at work.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Taste Food Tours - Part 3

Taste Food Tours provides an insight into an exotic world in Sydney! This is part three of my Taste Food Tour "Global Explorer Tour". The final leg of the tour delves into a touch of Asia and a touch of sugar heaven.

Make sure you catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 of the tour.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Taste Food Tours - Part 2

This is part 2 of my review of the Taste Food Tour: Global Explorer tour. Did you catch Part 1 here. The next part of the tour begins in a short walk for a light brunch to Shandeez Restaurant. The Persian Restaurant or Modern-Day Iranian restaurant is a short walk from our last venue.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Taste Food Tours - Part 1

For something a bit different, I check out one of the Taste Food Tours where you get to check out Sydney's hidden gems full of diversity, tasty food and variety. On this particular occasion, I sign MW and I up on the Global Explorer tour. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Koi Dessert, Chippendale

I have a massive crush on masterchef Reynold. So after waiting for the queues to slow down, I check out Koi Dessert. in Chippendale. I managed to get a booking for dinner.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Dining and co. North Ryde

I'm always on the look out for surburban gems which save me the travel time for that top quality cafe experience. The Dining and Co. is bit of a hidden gem probably only known to a few in North Ryde. Let me share the secret with you.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Inlakesh Living Foods, Macquarie Park

I have walked past Inlakesh living foods and casually strolled through their healthy good food store a few times. I decide to check out their breakfast menu as I am a local. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Harry's Bondi, Bondi

I check out Harry's Bondi one Saturday morning after seeing lots of very sexy photos on instagram.  I've seen a lot of irresistible photos in particular their ricotta hotcake dish. 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Chef's Gallery, Macquarie Park

I had a friend date night at Chef's Gallery in Macquarie Park recently. We both have our favourite dishes and have dined in the Sydney CBD Chef's Gallery many times.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Cafe Kentaro, Surry Hills

Cafe Kentaro at Surry Hills combines iconic western food favourites with a japanese influence, whilst paying respects to the traditions of both food cultures.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Yasaka Ramen, Neutral Bay

On a random night, QHL and I catch up as he's been overseas for some time. He's eager to check Yasaka Ramen which has recently opened up in Neutral Bay. I've been to the one in the city (Blog post here).

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Belle's Chicken, Sydney CBD

Belle's Chicken has been really popular and so to avoid the queues and hype - I have deliberately waited some time before I checked out the venue. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Chicken and Sons, Surry Hills - The White Horse

During one of the hot summer days, MW seemed really hungry and eager to check out a new burger joint. I suggested Chicken and Sons in Surry Hills. The White Horse Pub hosts the venue for Chicken and Sons. Chicken and Sons also has locations in Chatswood and Leichardt. 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Ormeggio at the Spit, Mosman

With stunning views Ormeggio at the Spit is a 2 hatted restaurant perfect for spoiling a loved one or enjoying the good life. I check out Ormeggio mid-week just ahead of Valentines day. I was very lucky to have this opportunity which was facilitated by the AGFG.