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…

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…

The Dining Room @ Park Hyatt

When I was a toddler growing up into a child in primary school and into my early high school years, there was one hobby I always turned back to: sketching and painting. I drew so much when I was a toddler on every available (and non-available) surface that I could find, scrawling animals (particularly dogs,…

SoCal

First of all, I do apologise profusely for the delay in posting. I moved into my new apartment last Thursday evening and simply haven’t had the time to gather my thoughts. Not to mention the kitchen has the oldest stovetop and oven I’ve ever seen…! It truly takes vintage to a whole new level! I remember gaping…

Teriyaki Beef & Soba Noodles

I love a good steak, and a lot of the time I can’t be bothered to wait until I hit a gastropub to get my fill of red meat. For a good steak at home, I like to buy an eye-fillet cut (the perfect size for one) and I cook it (just salt, ground pepper…

Le Pub

I may have mentioned this previously, but I’m not really a huge fan of the fine dining scene. Sydney is yet to live up to the calibre of international customer service, whether it be in retail or dining. For me, as fine dining is as much about the service and atmosphere as it is the…

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…

The Cut Bar & Grill

Having had the most delicious experience last week at Saké, I was eager to try another of ArgyleXchange’s restaurants for the $35 dinner special over the course of March. Having looked through the menus of the remaining restaurants, I decided to visit The Cut Bar and Grill and easily found a willing dinner companion for…

Mad Cow Restaurant

Can I just say, for the record, that one should never cook or attempt to cook when one is even slightly inebriated or ridiculously tired. When I finally handed in my last exam on Monday after an all-nighter, I was seized with a sudden urgency to make buttercream despite my immense fatigue. I’ve tried making…

Cruise Bar & Restaurant

Who’s been to see the Vivid light festival this year? Would you believe that this was actually the first time I’ve ever been since the festival has started? Circular Quay was packed to the brim full of people, as the Museum of Contemporary Art was doing a light show on the front of the gallery….