Tim Ho Wan

There’s so much tradition and atmosphere involved when it comes to yum cha. I was at that Sydney institution – Marigold – a couple of weekends ago with Night Owl for quite a late lunch and it’s so much more than just the dim sims themselves. The tea pots somehow seem designed to dribble mid-pour onto the white…

Celsius Dessert Bar

Ice cream is a weakness of mine. Delicious, a huge variety of flavours and you’re able to eat a whole lot of it as it simply melts away on your tongue. It’s the reason I would never be able to give up dairy, and the winter months are so much better for enjoying ice cream…

Locomotion Coffee

I remember last year when I used to be so set on visiting a new inner-city/inner-west cafe every weekend. I’m the type of person who can only prise their eyes open blearily after a half-decent attempt at breakfast, and so getting dressed and sitting on a train into the city with very dark sunglasses on…

Din Tai Fung (Chatswood)

You would think that Chatswood is already overrun enough with Asian food options. Ramen houses, an udon noodle branch, sushi trains, Chinese barbeque restaurants and at least four yum cha restaurants. So I felt a little sorry for the Chatswood branches of New Shanghai , when it was announced that a little restaurant by the name of…

Houlihans

I’ve passed this cafe numerous times while out and about in Chatswood and always seen it bustling with customers. With an old friend visiting Sydney up from Canberra, I decided that we may as well check the place out over a leisurely brunch. Houlihans right on the main strip of Chatswood mall, with both indoor…

Makanai

I love my ramen, and even when the weather begins to heat up, I still get that insatiable craving for the thick soup full of infused flavours, silky noodles and oh-so-tender slabs of slightly fatty pork. Ryo‘s was a bit too far away for me on this occasion, so The Sister, Mother and I decided…

Khao Pla

I had been wanting to try a ramen joint in my part of town (Chatswood) for some time, but when we arrived on this evening around half past 7.00, the line was spilling out the door. Disheartened, we set in to wait before I remembered that I had spotted a new Thai restaurant on Victoria…

Terrazza

The morning after my epic dinner at Glass Brasserie with Fashion Obsessed Girl, Kulinary Adventures of Kath was in the mood for another foodie date and so we made plans for a ‘small’ Sunday lunch on our side of the bridge. It’s so nice having foodie friends! 🙂 Kath is fond of Italian food and suggested Terrazza,…

Hinode Japanese Restaurant

It’s not uncommon knowledge that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Asian cuisine in Chatswood. Fancy some BBQ duck or pork at one of the many kitchens along Victoria Avenue? Or do you feel like joining the throng of the crowd waiting outside yum cha while you stare at the seafood tanks? Or…

Grill’d (Chatswood)

I get cravings, just like any other normal person. While most people who read my blog and follow my food photos will think that my cravings will be for sweets, my dominant craving is not for sweets – but for red meat. I love nothing more than a good burger, and luckily over the past…

New Shanghai (Chatswood)

As a general rule I’m not a huge fan of Chinese food. The reason for this is because my mum makes the traditional dishes so often at home that I’m not going to go out and order the exact same thing. I go out and eat for something different, and Chinese food isn’t something I…

Toraya

Thursdays are usually the weekday where supplies in the refrigerator are running low. With The Sister and I both often having events on both days over the weekend, we do the grocery run on Thursday nights, but then what about dinner on Thursday itself? No one is really in the mood to cook after an…