Healthy Vietnamese Meatball Bowls

As it nears the end of the year, work commitments increase as offices prepare for the Christmas period. For Night Owl and I, neither of our offices shut down, but instead will be running on skeleton staff- and we have sacrificed our annual leave for a worthier cause, to be spent over the course of the next…

Taiwanese Beef Stew Noodle Soup

It’s supposedly 18 degrees today but with the sideways rain it’s feeling more like 9 degrees. The secretary at my work has had the worst luck of booking a Vivid light show cruise – for those not in Australia, Vivid is a two-week long event when Sydney city puts on their flashiest light shows and…

My Chicken Soup

My chicken soup is somewhat of a medium between your typical Caucasian-style chicken soup, where a lot of the flavour comes from the sweetness of onions and carrots, however is also quite Asian-influenced from my addition of shiitake mushrooms and shallots (or spring onions, if you want to be pedantic about it). This is such…

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…

Teriyaki Beef & Soba Noodles

I love a good steak, and a lot of the time I can’t be bothered to wait until I hit a gastropub to get my fill of red meat. For a good steak at home, I like to buy an eye-fillet cut (the perfect size for one) and I cook it (just salt, ground pepper…

Chat Thai Westfield

Three people in the office are now undertaking what we’ve dubbed “The Food Challenge”. The aim of The Food Challenge is to develop healthy eating habits, and some of the rules that have been listed include: No biscuits (we primarily blame the free supply of Family Assorted from upstairs catering); No fro-yo runs; No chocolate,…

Golden Century

Another year down, and the question that’s asked is: ‘Where do you want to review for my birthday?’ The Sister knows me too well! But I ultimately let her narrow down the choices and it was a toss up between an old favourite, BBQ King, or the yet-to-visit Golden Century a stone’s throw away from…

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Miso Udon

After a simply exhausting week with work and blogging, then a somewhat rowdy night with the girls on Friday night, I was dearly craving some me-time alone, and was grateful that The Sister was out of the house on date night on Saturday evening. I’ve been eating out a little more often than I would…

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds & Smoked Salmon

Is there anything better than a massive bowl of tangy, silky noodles? Well, yes, one thing.. A massive bowl of tangy, silky noodles that is SO QUICK TO MAKE!! Getting home after a long, grueling day at work… cooking a meal that takes over an hour and requires 20+ ingredients is the last thing you want to…