Maybe Frank

Night Owl has told me before that Italian is one of her least-favourite cuisines to have out. For her, there’s often a too-heavy hand when it comes to seasoning, can be carb-laden, and she reckons I make some of the best pasta that she has ever had (beams). Pizza dough however, is something I have never…

Restaurant Plage

It never fails to astound me just how good life is living on the lower North Shore. I can walk to Balmoral Beach in forty minutes or drive it in ten minutes. If I’m not in the mood for waves, I can walk down to an ocean pool in fifteen minutes, and at the same…

Golden Sands Restaurant

I’m terribly excited because this time tomorrow I will be on a flight to Hong Kong! I know I already went last year, but when Night Owl and I were discussing where to go for our two year anniversary celebration, we immediately thought about the too-short stay we had in Hong Kong. It was wet season…

The Platinum Club @ Turandot, Sydney Harbour

I still remember the first piece of advice my sister gave me regarding attendance at an opera performance: “Don’t be too worried about not understanding what’s going on or what’s being said”,  she reassured. “Just lean back and enjoy the spectacle. There are subtitles, and when you look at them they usually say something along the…

Tokkuri

Ugh, Valentine’s Day. The price of flowers hikes up by 150 per cent, enormous teddy bears everywhere clutching love cushions, restaurants advertising their “Valentine’s Day Special Menu” as soon as New Year’s Eve is over. I saw it as the most revolting day during my single years, and even now that I’m in a relationship (which continues to…

Saké, Double Bay

My friend M has a funny way of showing her affections. A prime example is over a year ago, when we had the time to meet up every couple of weeks or so to explore what Sydney had to offer. This mostly involved jumping around the inner western suburbs – an area which I was…

Leura Garage

In the period between Christmas and New Year, The SIster and I had taken the opportunity to escape the big smoke of Sydney and headed west for the cooler, quieter seclusion of the Blue Mountains. Going for a drive out of Sydney is one of my favourite things to do; it’s the holiday without requiring a…

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…

Encasa

It was time for a long overdue catch-up with two of my favourite Zumba girls. With the pressure of them trustingly bestowing the duty of selecting a venue up to me, I decided that we pay Encasa Restaurant a visit. Having previously visited Encasa Deli many times when I worked around the corner, I was curious…

Bambini Trust

When my boss discovered that I was an avid foodie, one of the first questions she asked me was whether or not I’ve ever visited Bambini Trust. I replied in the negative, and took her word for it that it was a place that I should visit. The list of recommendations I get from people…

Terrazza

The morning after my epic dinner at Glass Brasserie with Fashion Obsessed Girl, Kulinary Adventures of Kath was in the mood for another foodie date and so we made plans for a ‘small’ Sunday lunch on our side of the bridge. It’s so nice having foodie friends! 🙂 Kath is fond of Italian food and suggested Terrazza,…

Russell Wine Bar

It was a miserably wet and rainy evening. And not even the normal type of rain, but the rain where there’s a slight breeze that blows it sideways so that no matter how you try and stay sheltered under your umbrella, at the very least the lower half of you is guaranteed to be drenched….