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,…

Maslow’s Sydney

Pymble on the North Shore is not quite where you expect a Surry Hills-esque cafe establishment to open up. But staying true to the essence of hipster cafes, Maslow’s Sydney has taken up residence in an old garage just off the Pymble Railway Station line, en route to Pymble Ladies College. My Sister lives a couple of…

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…

SoCal

First of all, I do apologise profusely for the delay in posting. I moved into my new apartment last Thursday evening and simply haven’t had the time to gather my thoughts. Not to mention the kitchen has the oldest stovetop and oven I’ve ever seen…! It truly takes vintage to a whole new level! I remember gaping…

Dos Senoritas

Pretty much the only reason I come down to Crows Nest is to Ryo’s Noodles for my ramen cravings. Thick broth, springy noodles, and that soft-boiled soy egg that melts away on your tongue like a dream. It was after one evening of enjoying such an indulgent meal that on the walk up towards the…

Spoonful Cafe & Living

It surprised me to hear of an organic cafe on my side of the bridge. While being in the foodie circles you certainly hear about new openings and menu launches, if you want organic or “hipster” food, it’s largely assumed that you would need to travel into the inner city suburbs such as Newtown and…

Delicious Produce Awards 2014

I have not always been a foodie. I admit that for the vast majority of my earlier years I was a person who ate for the sake of eating; as opposed to properly learning to enjoy and savour my food, differentiating textures, flavours and essences. I was a slave to the supermarket duopoly – purchasing…

Watts on Crown

I had bought a voucher for this place almost a year ago from Lime and Tonic (a website selling package experience deals similar to that of TravelZoo or Groupon, but these places have been tried and tested) and all but forgotten about it, pushed to the back of my mind with work and social commitments taking front…

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…

Li’l Darlin

Google Maps has not been kind to me. While I’ve probably not been very nice to the poor thing by shouting at it to talk to me during driving or tapping at it furiously during that April Fool’s Pokemon session, I don’t think I’m worthy of the treatment I’ve been getting from it lately. I had…