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…

Jones the Grocer

The sad reality is, I’ve always been a girl with an appetite. I enjoy chips with my burgers, tempura with my sushi, ice cream with my desserts. My gluttonous love for food in any shape or form knows no bounds, but what I do make sure is that if I splurge on a particularly decadent…

Sky Phoenix

Being extremely fortunate to work in an office full of foodies, I’m never at a loss when finding a lunch partner to accompany me…or three lunch partners, even! The boys from the office and I had been planning a visit to Sky Phoenix at Westfield Pitt Street Mall for over a week with great anticipation and decided…

Cloudy Bay Fish Co.

I’m a sucker for a bargain. Especially when it comes to food. I regularly trawl through the restaurant deals on the well-known sites of Scoopon and Groupon, and I’ve found over the years that they’ve been a bit hit and miss. However one night The Sister referred me to a new one, called TravelZoo, where they had…

Chat Thai Westfield

Three people in the office are now undertaking what we’ve dubbed “The Food Challenge”. The aim of The Food Challenge is to develop healthy eating habits, and some of the rules that have been listed include: No biscuits (we primarily blame the free supply of Family Assorted from upstairs catering); No fro-yo runs; No chocolate,…

Jones the Grocer

One of my good foodie friends Kulinary Adventures of Kath had at last finished her stint at university – five years of law over and dusted and we decided to celebrate appropriately with a nice foodie visit to Westfield’s Jones the Grocer. Jones the Grocer is on the top floor, the food level, back where Quarter Twenty-One…

Ippudo Blogger’s Dinner

A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled when I received an invitation to attend Ippudo Sydney’s first ever blogger event. While I wouldn’t call myself a ramen connoisseur, I’ve tasted ramen at a few different establishments across Sydney and a few in Japan and know that the true ramen ‘masters’ take their art very…

Ippudō

I’m not sure why, but there’s a part of my personality where I enjoy being the black sheep of the crowd. If everyone is raving about a particular movie, book or restaurant, I generally will steer clear of it. While I know that I will eventually see/read/eat it, a part of me wants to shut…

Soban Korean Cuisine

As some may know, or maybe you’ve been able to tell through the blog – my favourite cuisines are Modern Australian, French, and Japanese. I don’t really have much of an interest in other cuisines – not out of snobbery, don’t get me wrong, but because looking at the menus and the flavours that are…

The Victoria Room Tea Salon

Scones, cakes, sandwiches, tea. I suppose when you think about it, the food at a high tea is essentially quite easy to make for anyone culinary inclined, but it truly is the whole atmosphere of it that really gives it its novelty – the awe at the tier when it’s brought to your table, how…

23 Years Ago Today…

You know you’ve gotten over the novelty of birthdays when you don’t even bother to apply for leave from work! With today being the 4th of the October, I woke up at 6.30 am as per usual and trudged into the city for my usual part-time day job. I mean, I knew well myself that…