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;…

Masala Theory

It’s funny what the cooler weather can bring. No more turning up at work already sweating through your clothes first thing in the morning, the enticing aroma of trying new slow cooker recipes, how much easier it is to make shortcrust and flaky pastry without the whole lot dissolving into your hot hands. Night Owl enjoys waking…

Bishop Sessa

I don’t know if this is the case for anyone else, but I think it’s alarming how quickly romantic nights out become a thing of the past when you move in and settle down with your significant other. If you both have 9-5 jobs, you develop a routine incredibly quickly: the morning ritual of getting…

Cafe Mint

You wouldn’t think of it to look at me or even after knowing me for a while, but I love kung fu movies. Not so much the comedies such as many of Jackie Chan’s movies, but the ones that came out as Chinese Hollywood hits – The House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero…just to…

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…

Chur Burger

Sometimes it’s the most spontaneous plans that turn out the best. I was at the launch of a venue late August and was thrilled to bump into a few food bloggers who I know of via social media but had never met in-person before. With the number of events for bloggers happening across Sydney every…

Longrain

I have to say, Sydney ranks up there as being downright miserable when it rains in winter! One week not too long ago it rained non-stop, and it was on a Friday evening that I was visiting Longrain Restaurant in Surry Hills with an all-ladies group. This wasn’t your usual group of six women though…

Reuben Hills

This is Part Two of the food outing in celebration of the blog’s birthday. After stuffing ourselves with one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time at Flour & Stone, Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I picked up another foodie companion, Fashion Obsessed Girl, on Oxford Street on our way to Reuben Hills. The meeting between…

Foveaux Restaurant & Bar

I was surprised, to say the least, to find a voucher for a hatted restaurant on Groupon. ‘Foveaux?’ I said aloud. ‘I’ve never heard of it.’ I looked up the restaurant’s menu and it was very easily the strangest combination and use of ingredients I’ve ever seen or tasted. While usually I’m not one that…

Bourke Street Bakery

After having a very satisfying brunch at Bills, Girl From the Bus and I consulted my printout from Google Maps and began to slowly walk our way over to our second foodie stop of the day, Bourke Street Bakery. Bourke Street Bakery is located in the very leafy heart of Surry Hills, on the corner of Bourke…

Bill’s (Surry Hills)

‘This hill is really testing my fitness.’ I was too puffed to give a coherent reply, so when at last we reached the top Albion Street, I leaned as nonchalantly as I could against the traffic light (when what I really wanted to do was collapse against it) and after a few breaths, replied ‘At least we’ve…

Wasabi Bistro

I say, brrrr, it’s cold in here! It has been downright FREEZING this week, with maximum temps during the day barely hovering at 16 degrees, and the wind chill making it seem even colder. Currently in the house, it’s an icy 11 degrees, so I’ve got my little heater in my room humming noisily beside…