Restaurant Sasaki

It was difficult over the last couple of months to go onto social media without seeing at least one post about Restaurant Sasaki by an excited food blogger. Yu Sasaki is the creator behind the existing Cafe Cre Asion, another hole-in-the-wall establishment renown as one of the best Japanese cafes in Sydney – with an artistry…

Holy Duck!

It’s hard not to see the changing landscape of Sydney. My office is down near World Square and on one side there’s the edge of the old monorail hanging suspended off the edge of the building, the station an old relic as construction hammers out on the road below for the CBD light rail. Small…

Vaucluse House Tearooms

I can’t believe its been a month since my last post! Moving last month certainly took a toll on my energy and creativity levels – not to mention my wallet. Prior to starting the nightmare task of packing, my brother-in-law – also a fellow culinary enthusiast – hazarded a guess that I would have more…

Manoosh Pizzeria, Enmore

Back in late high school, to prepare us for the “workforce”, the careers advisers at my school put out a program that each Year 10 student was to do one week of work experience and one week of volunteering late in the year. For my work experience component I was sent off to the room…

Di Bella @ Baffi and Mo

I used to be one of those people who required a coffee each and every morning to boost myself into gear; but after some time I learned that it was simply the caffeine and the element of routine which kept me going – I never truly appreciated the depth in flavour, the smoky aroma, the…

Green Gourmet

I’ve never attempted any sort of diet before. It’s interesting when I have people ask me what my “approach” or “take” is on cooking – those whom I test my recipes on think I’m a sweets and dessert fiend, while my work colleagues see my neatly prepared and packed lunches with brown rice and salads…

Monkey King Thai

A couple of years ago when I was still living with my folks, I remember the week we had new neighbours move in – a couple with three kids. They were friendly, quiet and easy-going, but it wasn’t the people that charmed us; it was the little bundle of fur by the name of Louis….

Mary’s Kebabs @ The Cliff Dive

Looking for The Cliff Dive can be a bit of a challenge. My mate and I had probably circled the area four times in confusion, our eyes flickering from our phones to the numbers on shopfronts, lingering outside Pearson’s Florist on Oxford Street before I noticed the giant pineapple painted onto a tall set of doors…

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…

Bootsdarling

I have to admit, what drew me to check out this place was mostly my instant love for the name. Boots – one of the best things about winter, and darling – one of my favourite terms of endearment. Word on the street is that the name comes from a childhood imaginary friend, and there is a…

Nineteen23

Continuing on with the Blue Mountains reviews from last week…well, there’s only two actually; we only spent two evenings in the mountains – a short and sweet stay, just enough to fill our lungs with the refreshing mountain air and to feel a little more human after the buzz of the city. Dinner for our…

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,…