Pasta Emilia

Its been a long while since I ordered pasta out. When you learn how to make pasta yourself at home, you can’t help but laugh at the tomato-laden prawn linguine on the bar bistro menu. Hand-made pasta compared to the horrendous dried pasta I used to use and eat has a characteristic silkiness to it;…

Devon Cafe, Barangaroo

I’ve been under fire from my mother recently about my weight. It’s certainly a hard balance to keep, what with an office job and a love of food, but I think I do fairly well – I teach Zumba twice a week, do yoga twice a week, and twice a week will spend an hour…

Chimichurri Roast Spatchcock and Zucchini Salad

Prior to meeting Night Owl, there was never much of a kerfuffle made about Christmas. When I lived in the family home, I was usually overseas in Taiwan, and after I moved out to live by myself I spent it quietly by myself as my sister was interstate with my brother-in-law’s family for their festivities. My…

Luis Tans

Who is Luis Tans? Word on the street is that the fellow was a 1960s Peruvian hustler-type; one who had his fingers dipped in both the government and the criminal underworld. He then apparently got himself hitched into a wealthy Japanese family and decided to open up his house of fusion to the public – tucked…

The Platinum Club @ Aida, Sydney Harbour

And so the four-day Easter long weekend has drawn to a close. I don’t believe we will have another public holiday as long as this until Christmas rolls around? *sad face* I hope everyone is sufficiently over-dosed on chocolate; I know I am. While I fortunately/unfortunately did not receive any chocolate goodies from friends or…

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…

Hyde Park Barracks Cafe

Its been over a month in my job so far, and for all our hard work our boss decided to treat us with breakfast before work one morning. He sent around an all-staff email (grand total of eight of us) requesting suggestions and there were a few joking calls for McDonald’s. Of course, I was…

Reel on Redleaf

I still remember a couple of years back when Reel Cafe used to be in Roseville, next to the ancient Roseville Cinemas, and I was absolutely devastated when they decided to move further north into Wahroonga. Reel introduced some of the finer points of Modern Australian dining to me, but the most reminiscent was my…

2012 in review

2012… What a year! With one day left on the calendar, I’m sitting here in my dark room, laptop gleaming at me and I’m not quite sure where to begin?? Well, let’s start with my landmark achievement for 2012. The completion of my five year double degree: a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Bachelor…