Beef & Beer Masterclass @ Mumu Grill

I remember my very first good steak like it was yesterday. It was at a law school function, funnily enough – as I’ve always found that food mass-produced for functions with your alternate style of serving tends to come out average at best. Before this time, I had only ever had your usual rump and sirloin…

Locomotion Coffee

I remember last year when I used to be so set on visiting a new inner-city/inner-west cafe every weekend. I’m the type of person who can only prise their eyes open blearily after a half-decent attempt at breakfast, and so getting dressed and sitting on a train into the city with very dark sunglasses on…

Match Wine Bar & Tapas

Happy Friday all! So if you had read my last post on the Coconut and Raspberry Brownies, it was my birthday two weeks ago. I had originally planned a big night out in the city with a bunch of friends, but after a long week at work and a bout of persistent headaches, I was…

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…

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…

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…

Tamageta-Ya

I don’t think I’ve ever been this eager to have a four-day long weekend. On top of my regular work-play-gym-sleep-repeat routine, The Sister has requested that I make her wedding cake for the big event next month, which of course I was more than delighted to say yes to. Little did I know that this…

Eat Now/Hanuman Thai

I like to set some rules for myself. When I eat out, I hold nothing back. Entrees, croquettes, sides of truffle fries, why just have one dessert when you can sample two? This way, I get the most expansive perspective that I can of a restaurant’s menu – what’s good, what’s bad, what’s worth ordering again – all…

The Tea Room Gunners Barracks

If I were to tell you that you had three months to plan a wedding, what would you do? I would probably hear you laugh in disbelief, scoff, shriek, roll your eyes – any one of them, or a combination of all of them; which was exactly my reaction when The Sister told me that…

Houlihans

I’ve passed this cafe numerous times while out and about in Chatswood and always seen it bustling with customers. With an old friend visiting Sydney up from Canberra, I decided that we may as well check the place out over a leisurely brunch. Houlihans right on the main strip of Chatswood mall, with both indoor…

Kiplings Garage Bar

Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I had been in the final stages of planning our bake sale and to deal with two birds with one stone, decided to do this over a lazy weekend breakfast. Kiplings Garage Bar is actually located in an old automotive repairs garage and they have endeavoured to retain a slight ‘industrial’…

Makanai

I love my ramen, and even when the weather begins to heat up, I still get that insatiable craving for the thick soup full of infused flavours, silky noodles and oh-so-tender slabs of slightly fatty pork. Ryo‘s was a bit too far away for me on this occasion, so The Sister, Mother and I decided…