Chefs Gallery

The last week of work for the year always seem to pass by the slowest. Despite the weather alternating from a scorching 38 degrees earlier last week to dropping by 20 degrees and drizzling rain, neither conditions are ideal for shopping – not that I can stomach the frenzied Christmas crowds and the humid air of…

The Stoned Crow, Broadway

I sometimes miss the simplicity of my university days. As a Macquarie University graduate, I had the benefit of a sprawling campus with luxurious grasslands to sunbathe on during lunch breaks and a beautifully sparkling lake to admire from the rooftop of the student bar over a Thursday afternoon. Staying there for five years, I…

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…

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…

The Dining Room @ Park Hyatt

When I was a toddler growing up into a child in primary school and into my early high school years, there was one hobby I always turned back to: sketching and painting. I drew so much when I was a toddler on every available (and non-available) surface that I could find, scrawling animals (particularly dogs,…

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,…

Three Williams

So you may have heard of that little cafe called Three Williams… 😛 Despite all the hype surrounding it, I’m not really the kind of person that enjoys most of a weekend morning standing in a queue, and Redfern is a fair while away from my quiet suburban home in the Upper North Shore. It’s…

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…

Pavel & Co

It’s a little funny how when I was working as a volunteer, I never really thought twice about getting lunch out. Working in the city, you’re surrounded by so many options and flavours that it actually becomes painstakingly difficult to choose; in my old office, we would hold discussions every day around 11am and noon…

The Original Meatball Company

When I was setting up my new place, I spent a fair few of my lunchtimes walking up and down York Street in the Sydney CBD. My workplace is on Carrington Street, and I’d use my hunch hour to walk to almost Town Hall. I made quite a few pricey visits to Lincraft and Mitre…

PappaRich Broadway

I have to admit, when PappaRich first opened in Sydney, I thought the name was very odd. “PappaRich” to me sounded like a name for a hustler or something along those lines, not quite a name I would associate with a hugely popular world-wide chain of Malaysian restaurants! My sources inform me though, that the…

Sushi E

Sushi e is located on Level 3 of the Establishment Hotel; one of the city’s most notable Merivale venues in the middle of the Sydney CBD. Upon arriving at Level 4, I was slightly surprised to see that it was right in the corner of Hemmesphere, which occupied most of the floor. It was a…