Toriciya

It’s three weeks now to my Japan trip and every time I experience something in Sydney that’s remotely Japanese I tend to do a little (or a big) squeal of excitement. It’s every-day things like stirring the instant miso for my afternoon pick-me-up or picking up two sushi rolls after my dance class on 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…

Tempura Zucchini Flowers

I love produce markets. The bleariness of waking up early, the commute with your enviro bags stuffed into your pockets, and turning the corner into the market and scouting out the crowd. The crowd’s hum of excitement, the amazing smells of fresh produce and the stalls busily churning out sizzling bacon and egg rolls, and…

Menya Mappen

I’ve heard so many food bloggers go on about this place. I had been wanting to see Catching Fire in the first week of its release, so after buying tickets on a Cheapskate Tuesday for the George Street cinemas screening, I thought it would be a good opportunity for a quick and supposedly cheap feed….

Sushi-Ya Artarmon

A couple of years back now, my family and I discovered what we now know as ‘Little Japan’: a little avenue of cafes and shops on the opposite side of Artarmon to the main strip of shops. While there are a variety of odd cafes and restaurants, the place is unmistakably popular for the small Japanese grocer…

Glass Brasserie @ The Hilton, Sydney (SMH Appetite for Sydney)

If you’re living in Sydney, there is one site that you need to bookmark, right now. Sydney Morning Herald’s Appetite for Sydney specials for the month of July. Go there, right now! In the news, there’s been a fair bit recently about restaurants going into voluntary administration; Justin North’s renown Becasse being the most notable…