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…

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…

Ribs & Burgers, Neutral Bay

Persian Princess  had been on my case for some time about visiting this place, and frankly I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. I do love my vegetables and will often chow through massive amounts of salad, beetroot and broccoli, but once in a while there’s the undeniable craving for a perfectly seared medium-rare scotch…

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…

La Rosa Bar & Pizza

A few weeks ago I handed in my notice to finish up at my workplace of a year. I had been working full-time in a legal department, where we referred applicants to solicitors on a pro bono basis. While I was pleased at having reached the one year mark and stuck it out through the highs and…

Kazbah Top Ryde

A couple of years ago, I remember organising to meet up with a few girlfriends to go shopping at the newly renovated Top Ryde Shopping Centre. And I remember it being so-spanking-new that there was zero mobile reception, unless you went to your network provider’s store within the shopping centre. It was pretty funny considering…

Hot Star Fried Chicken

Once in a while, one has got to indulge in a little of what I like to call “dirty food”. Doughy pizza piled with lots of oozy, melted cheese and loaded with slices of cured meat that are speckled liberally with pockets of delicious fat. Burgers with their shiny and pillow-soft bread buns, stuffed full…

Ash St. Cellar

One of my most disliked vegetables are cucumbers, and yet funnily enough I can never get enough of pickles, or cornichons, as I like to call them. Only a few weeks ago I got home late-ish, around 11.00pm (it wasn’t a school night), and had a downright outrageous craving for…vanilla ice cream and cornichons. Now…