Juicy Lucy

The problem with loving food is that when new things open, I’m constantly on the lookout for friends to drag along with me to try these up and coming establishments. Most of my friends and Night Owl are  now reluctant to come out eating with me due to an irrational fear of an expanding waistline; countered…

Afternoon Tea @ Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Sydney

If you are a follower of me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably would have heard the news by now: I have been shortlisted for MasterChef Australia Series 8 Top 50! I will have to wait until close to the end of September to determine if I go through to the next round – the…

The Ternary @ Novotel

Its been almost a year since I’ve traveled anywhere (as in by a distance far enough to warrant boarding a plane) and I’m starting to feel the itch again. Around this time last year I was in Brisbane for my sister’s wedding, but the last time I was properly overseas was an impromptu week-long sojourn…

Vodka High Tea @ Food Society

I was quite a tomboy when I was growing up. During the early years of primary school I got along with both the girls and the boys, but it was the company of the boys I enjoyed the most – because they did all the exciting things. Climbing trees, crawling with your belly in the dirt, rolling…

Menya Mappen

I’ve heard so many food bloggers go on about this place. I had been wanting to see Catching Fire in the first week of its release, so after buying tickets on a Cheapskate Tuesday for the George Street cinemas screening, I thought it would be a good opportunity for a quick and supposedly cheap feed….

Mejico

I’ve often looked over at this place in curiousity all the times I’ve been lining up outside Jamie’s Italian, and its taken me some time to find the right person and right occasion to visit this place. I love good Mexican food – not quite the salsas, burritos, and mountains of sour cream, but refreshing, punchy dishes…

Bowery Lane

I’m a person who has not traveled much, but has traveled enough to know that I want to explore more of the world. At the quarter-life age of 25, I have only been to parts of Malaysia, Singapore, Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne, Belgium, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and of course, Taiwan. It has only been recently, perhaps a…

Drunken Rice

Every few weeks or so a catch up gets organised with a few friends from my old pro bono workplace, which inevitably falls onto a Friday evening after work. Our usual go-to (for about the last year) has been Taste of Shanghai in World Square Shopping Centre. We start with buying a few six packs of beer…

The Governor’s Table

In my younger years, I was fortunate enough to go to schools that placed a significant amount of importance on alternative methods of teaching. It’s not uncommon knowledge that children and teens have short attention spans let alone trying to teach them Chemistry and Ancient History through simply writing notes on a whiteboard and making…

Home Thai

It’s funny how you can develop a taste for certain foods. Five years ago, I never touched sashimi, and now I wolf salmon nigiri down as though it were sweets. You could not have paid me to ever touch fresh oysters, but faced with my first oyster at a food event mid-this year, I slurped…

Bun Mese

What do you think your spirit animal would be? We played a lot of games like this among our team at my old office. I wasn’t present for this one, but around the office there were some interesting responses: a girl who admitted she preferred being a homebody to going out called herself a wombat,…

Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining

” I’m going out to dinner…with my brother-in-law”. Now isn’t that a sentence to make you pause and raise an eyebrow? I had been invited to a dinner titled Cocktail Concepts & Culinary Craze at Rabbit Hole Bar and Dining one evening a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time I was taking along my…