The Governor’s Table

In my younger years, I was fortunate enough to go to schools that placed a significant amount of importance on alternative methods of teaching. It’s not uncommon knowledge that children and teens have short attention spans let alone trying to teach them Chemistry and Ancient History through simply writing notes on a whiteboard and making…

Home Thai

It’s funny how you can develop a taste for certain foods. Five years ago, I never touched sashimi, and now I wolf salmon nigiri down as though it were sweets. You could not have paid me to ever touch fresh oysters, but faced with my first oyster at a food event mid-this year, I slurped…

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…

Alfie & Hetty

We are all too well aware of the dilemma that happens when you have too much choice. Too many clothes – yet you have nothing to wear. A fridge full of fresh ingredients, snacks and ready-prepared meals – yet you have nothing to eat. This is pretty much my dilemma when it comes to Sydney’s…

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…

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…

Sushi E

Sushi e is located on Level 3 of the Establishment Hotel; one of the city’s most notable Merivale venues in the middle of the Sydney CBD. Upon arriving at Level 4, I was slightly surprised to see that it was right in the corner of Hemmesphere, which occupied most of the floor. It was a…

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…