Uncorked

The Union Hotel is located on a relatively quiet stretch of the Pacific Highway, and if you’re not paying attention you’re likely to drive past the establishment. From the outside it looks like your usual run-of-the-mill pub. Head in through the bistro and up the stairs to the Uncorked restaurant, and it’s almost like you’ve…

Sushi Samurai

This last year has been a little challenging for me. With a constant stream of assessments to juggle alongside full-time work and my dear hobby of blogging about my obsession with food, time is often short and I always breathe a sigh of relief when I’m one assessment down. It was a typically cold Sydney…

The Botanist

This has to be one of the best wine bars I have found on my side of the bridge, that can be compared to the likes of the hidden bars of Surry Hills and tucked around various parts of the suburbs surrounding the Sydney CBD. I had previously visited The Botanist one Friday evening after…

Pizza Pesce Birra

It was a couple of days before mum was due to return from overseas, and The Sister, her fiance and I decided to eat dinner out on our side of the bridge as the fridge was desolate. For once I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, and when I met up with the two in Chatswood, we…

Khao Pla

I had been wanting to try a ramen joint in my part of town (Chatswood) for some time, but when we arrived on this evening around half past 7.00, the line was spilling out the door. Disheartened, we set in to wait before I remembered that I had spotted a new Thai restaurant on Victoria…

Bathers’ Pavillion Cafe

” Ohhh that person’s just leaving now. Oh no, someone else has taken it!” Grinding my teeth in frustration, I gave up on finding parking around the main esplanade area and ended up driving up the long hill to find somewhere to leave the car. I would have thought arriving at Balmoral Beach at 10.00…

Makiato

It was the day of my graduation. And as graduations go, you generally have a celebratory meal with friends and/or family. Unfortunately on the day of mine, The Sister had an interstate flight for work in the afternoon, so dinner wasn’t possible. The whole family were in the mood for something light, perhaps Japanese, and…

Hinode Japanese Restaurant

It’s not uncommon knowledge that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Asian cuisine in Chatswood. Fancy some BBQ duck or pork at one of the many kitchens along Victoria Avenue? Or do you feel like joining the throng of the crowd waiting outside yum cha while you stare at the seafood tanks? Or…

Grill’d (Chatswood)

I get cravings, just like any other normal person. While most people who read my blog and follow my food photos will think that my cravings will be for sweets, my dominant craving is not for sweets – but for red meat. I love nothing more than a good burger, and luckily over the past…

Yok Thai Tapas & Wine

I’ll start off by saying that the full name of this gorgeous Thai restaurant is actually Yok Thai Gub-Glam Tapas and Wines. The word ‘Gub-Glam’ is defined as food eaten with alcoholic drinks, or snacks eaten with or between drinks; the Thai word for ‘Tapas’, really. The Sister had showed me this place some time…

New Shanghai (Chatswood)

As a general rule I’m not a huge fan of Chinese food. The reason for this is because my mum makes the traditional dishes so often at home that I’m not going to go out and order the exact same thing. I go out and eat for something different, and Chinese food isn’t something I…

Ryo’s Noodles

Ramen-porn is notorious among Sydney’s foodies, there’s no doubt about it, and with the rise of colder weather I can wager I’ll be seeing a lot more of it on my Instagram news feed. Ramen is not something that is new to me anymore, however my first taste of it a few years back was…