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Buddalicious Burger, Neutral Bay

Buddalicious Burger in Neutral Bay is a big bite. Photos are taken on the new Fujifilm X-T100 and Galaxy Note 8.  

Quotes

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

 

Sophia Loren
Travel

London: The Street Art of Brick Lane

A business trip to London has afforded me a little free time to explore the local area. I’ve currently set up shop in the trendy East End of Old Spitalfields Market….

Review

Ken’s Kissa Japanese Cafe

I love sampling the best and brightest of Sydney gems as much as the next socialite, but when it comes to seeking comfort and consistency, having a ‘local joint’ is more important than anything. I appreciate that everyone has their own favourite local haunts, and for us, Ken’s Kissa Japanese Cafe is the perfect example.

Snaps

Mihana Dining & Bar – Neutral Bay

Had a nice date night out with sushi, fried oysters and jelly umeshu!

Review Travel

Oui Oui Paris!

The last time I visited Paris (also the only time) was 7 years ago. It had a wonderful charm and was best admired at your own leisurely pace. But Paris…

Review

Grappa Ristorante e Bar, Leichhardt

There are days where you crave carb like no other…then, there’s me. Carbs all day, errrrrday. Having been on an Italian food binge for the last few days, I thought it fitting to up the ante and have a girls night out in Leichhardt. There’s no shortage of options in Leichhardt, but for an intimate group of friends who long for hearty Italian in a beautiful, elegant dining space, it had to be Grappa.

Review

678 Korean BBQ

We love a good Korean BBQ. One that usually involves grilling marinated meats and vegetables, lots of appetising side dishes, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Upon hearing that 678 Korean BBQ have opened up in a huge spacious lot in Eastwood, we gathered a group of family friends and our healthy appetites to give it a try.

Event Review

The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild

As a video game novice, playing Breath of the Wild is my first immersive experience into the world of Zelda, and boy, what an experience it has been. Before the release of this game on the new Nintendo Switch (aka “Zelda machine”), my partner has been talking his head off about this game. And it wasn’t just him, the whole gaming world was raving with excited anticipation. So, naturally, I became curious.

Event

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year. What does it mean to celebrate Chinese New Year in Australia? Well, let me start with what it doesn’t mean…

Travel

Gourmet Destination: Hobart

Jase turned the big 3-0 recently and as he’s usually the one spoiling me, I knew I had to pull out all the stops for his birthday. I wanted to keep the birthday weekend under wraps so I booked everything in secret until we were literally boarding the flight at the gate. Hobart, Tasmania. That’s where we were headed for the birthday weekend extravaganza.

Review

The Source Restaurant, MONA Hobart

The Source utilises seasonal local produce to create fresh and delicate flavours and textures in every dish. In fact, the menu is so seasonal that it changes daily, at the whim of executive chef Vince Trim and his team of culinary masters.

Review

Urban Bites, Newtown

Urban Bites has been around for a long time and I remember visiting the cafe back in my uni days. Back then I was the eager, fresh-faced student hoping to find a cosy place in between lectures for a piccolo to go with my course reading. Fast forward a few years later, returning to this somewhat iconic Newtown hub for a casual business meeting, it summoned a wave of nostalgia.

Ryos Ramen
Review

Ryo’s Ramen, Crows Nest

Every time I visit Ryo’s in Crows Nest, there is a queue outside the bright orange double-doors. I suppose that is the way life is now in Sydney, if you want something authentic and delicious, you just have to join the queue. A quick glance up and down the line and you can see all the ramenous patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms, restless and eager to get their fix.

Review

Ogalo, Crows Nest

Everyone knows the five main food groups: Vegetables, Fruit, Grain, Meat, Dairy and Portuguese Style Peri-Peri Chicken Burgers. So here’s the deal, Ogalo makes the best Peri-Peri style chicken burgers available in Sydney. Yes, I know, it’s a bold claim but please hear me out.

Travel

Gourmet Destination: Melbourne

This holiday season, we decided to pack up our bags and appetite and travel to sunny (ha!) Melbourne for a change of scenery. We were there only for a few days and although the weather wasn’t especially kind to us, we still made the best of our time eating, drinking and frolicking amongst some of the best Melbourne have to offer. Here are some of the best snaps we’ve captured during our visit!

Le Saigon
Review

Le Saigon, St Leonards

I love Pho, I’d eat Pho every day. Jin doesn’t like Pho, which means I don’t eat Pho as much as I’d like. After Jin dragged me to Melbourne (sorry Sydney is better) I knew I’d get to redeem some love coupons and eat out what I wanted to eat. Now normally we would go to the “other” Vietnamese joint around the corner but like most Asian eateries around this time of year, they were shut.

Four Frogs Creperie
Event Review

Four Frogs Crêperie, Gateway

I remember when I first visited France six years ago. The memories that stick out vividly are morning rituals of boulangerie-hopping and trying to eat my weight in pastries. The lazy afternoons drowned in wine, cheese and the sound of accordions along the Seine. The one thing I regretted not having a lot of was crepes. Luckily for me, four Frenchmen has decided to bring the authentic French crepes and galettes to Sydney! Hurrah!

chicken & sons
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Chicken & Sons, Chatswood

Chicken & Sons is clucking good. Check out The Motherclucker and The Signature burgers.

Tramsheds Harold Park
Review

Butcher and the Farmer, Tramsheds Harold Park

According to its chef Jared Ingersoll, the philosophy is simple: a farm-to-table approach that delivers simple, honest food that honours the produce and where it came from. When the food arrived on the table, that is exactly what I felt too.

Bondi Pizza
Review

Bondi Pizza, Macquarie Centre

The people at Bondi Pizza set their priorities straight when they designed the brief of creating ‘thin pressed’ base pizzas topped with fresh, innovative ingredients and unique sauces. Tonight, with my girlfriends in tow, we explore just how good Bondi Pizza is.

Review

Cream Espresso, Naremburn

It’s about time Jin & Jase did a review of Cream Espresso Cafe in Naremburn as we’ve been there a handful of times now. This cosy little cafe in the leafy North Shore suburb of Naremburn is open every day of the week, ensuring a great feed and much needed caffeine for those required.