Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Kansai, Sydney CBD - Wynyard

This is a delayed blog post. I have a confession to make, I am a regular at Kansai and have been going here for over 10 years. I now work nearby and often frequent Kansai for a quick lunch or dinner.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Hotel Review: Room Mate Bruno, Rotterdam

I had the pleasure of attending a work conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The accommodation and conference was held at the Room Bruno Mate Hotel.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Business class, Emirates Refreshed Boeing 777

I recently had the pleasure of flying business emirates on a work trip. The trip starts with a complimentary chauffeur pick up from my home to the airport. Then I make my way through the airport straight into the Sydney International Emirates business lounge.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Toshiya Restaurant, Cremorne

Japanese food is one of my favourite cuisines of all time. Matt and I head to Cremorne for some Japanese food at Toshiya. The locals may be familiar with Toshiya as it's been operating in the area for almost 10 years. That's a great achievement! 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Nova Mantra, North Ryde

Nova Mantra Indian Restaurant is located in North Ryde in the little strip of shops on Cox road. Once you walk in, you will see a lot of colour in a very elaborate decore. We are having an early dinner this particular Sunday.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Rosetta, Sydney CBD

Matt and I decide to have dinner before a stroll among the pretty lights  at Vivid.  I see that Rosetta has a Vivid Special so I book an early dinner for Matt and myself.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Jang Ba Tal, Sydney CBD near World Square

I recently had dinner with my foodie friend Jackie from Does my bomb look big in this. We head to Jang Ba Tal which has two locations in Strathfield and Sydney CBD. We head to Sydney CBD location by entering the lift on Liverpool st, not too far from World Square.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Foodarama, Newtown

I was recently introduced to a cafe called Foodarama which is located in Newtown. Foodarama have recently renovated and are under new management, I was introduced to this cafe by the Australian Good Food Guide.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Kobe Wagyu Yakiniku, Sydney CBD

Some of the FCBA crew and I recently check out Kobe Wagyu Yakiniku. I really enjoy eating with my FCBA crew as they are like-minded food lovers! I also enjoy meeting new people. On this occasion, we check out Kobe Wagyu Yakiniku as a group of 7. Kobe Wagyu Yakiniku is located in Sydney CBD, not far from World Square.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

1892 Espresso and Wine Bar, Rozelle

Matt and I had date night recently at 1892 Espresso and Wine bar in Rozelle. It's a cold Friday night and as I enter, I can see small groups of people swirling their wine during happy hour. You'll see a cosy interior with large pieces of artwork to enjoy. I am introduced to 1892 via the Australia Good Food Guide. Thanks AGFG <3

Sunday, 26 May 2019

ESS Roof Top Bar @ Governor Hotel, Macquarie Park

Governor Hotel in Macquarie Park has a roof top bar called ESS and is hosting Mexican Happy Hours on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Woo Hoo! 

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Maranellos, Maroubra

Maranello's is located in the Maroubra Junction of shops. It's been there for over 10 years so it has it's fair share of revisiting locals.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Unwritten, Boronia Park

Unwritten is a little cafe in Boronia Park located on Pitt St Road. Matt and I are looking to try out new cafes and have driven past a few times. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Font Cafe, Chippendale

On a cold and grizzly day, Matt and I head to the Font Cafe for some brunch. The Font Cafe is a short walk away from the main buzz of Central Park in Chippendale. It's nice and cosy inside.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Papparich, Macquarie Park

I recently found out that Papparich had a Malaysian Fried Chicken Sandwich and their chicken recipe was in collaboration with Belle's Hot Chicken. I was mighty curious and so I headed into Macquarie Park Papparich to check it out.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Lot One, Potts Point

Lot One is located in Potts Point and is known for their upmarket Modern Australian food. More recently they have launched a new Autumn menu and have launched Friday night bar area where you can order cocktails and canapes. I had such a divine experience last time so I was eager to check out their new menu.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

The Dining and Co, North Ryde

The Dining and Co is well known for being a suburban gem in North Ryde for breakfast/lunch. More recently, they have decided to open for dinner.  Matt and I decide to check it out on a cold Thursday night.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Manjit's Wharf, King St Wharf Sydney

Manjit's Wharf is located on King St Wharf and I would consider the best Indian in Sydney. I know it's a big call but i've always had such great food experiences at Manjit's Wharf. I was eager to go back to see what was new on their autumn menu. They also provide catering for functions including weddings 

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Eternity Cafe, Sydney CBD

I've often walked past Eternity Cafe and have noticed it has been renovated with new owners. Eternity cafe is located just nearby Town Hall Station in Town Hall Square. I am invited with a group of foodies to check out their new menu. The menu is quite extensive and I am eager to try their food.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Unaya, Wentworth Point

It's been some time since I've been to Wentworth Point but now there's a whole set of shops and restaurants now open. I am invited to Asian Fusion Japanese restaurant Unaya on this particular Saturday.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Canton Kitchen, Castlecrag

Jason Chan (Former Queen Chow) has opened up a new venue in Castlecrag  called Canton Kitchen which showcases modern Cantonese cuisine. The venue has taken over where Holy Duck! used to be.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Albion Place Hotel, Sydney CBD

On this particular Saturday, my friend Andrew and I catch up at Albion Place Hotel. I've been craving some pub food recently.  I've walked past Albion Place Hotel several times but it's been a few years since I've been inside.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Ryo's, Crows Nest

I've been to Ryo's many times and most locals in Sydney would know about Ryo's and how it is famous for its ramen. It's known for it's ramen rather than decore or anything else. I think it's a nice cheap and cheerful restaurant.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Cheat Day, Peakhurst

Matt and I are not locals to Peakhurst but we decide to check out new venue, Cheat Day. The premise of Cheat Day is that it's set up with a gym themed restaurant with menu items named after famous body builders.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Bottomless Brunch, Bella Vista Hotel, Bella Vista

For those who live in the Hills District, did you hear that the Bella Vista Hotel is now hosting Bottomless Brunches on the weekend? Matt and I head to the hills to check it out. Matt and I both love a tasty cocktail. 

For $55 per person, you can get a shared brunch set (with a coffee, tea or juice) or you can upgrade and it will cost you $75 for bottomless cocktails with the shared brunch set (although you need at least 4 people to book this). 

I'm not sure if I've ever spend $55 on brunch as this seems a bit excessive but let's see what you get for your dollar! 

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Wood and Smoke, Darlinghurst

Fans of the Rabbit Hole will be big fans of Wood and Smoke in Darlinghurst. The owner has taken the charm of Rabbit Hole and turned this into the new place to be for delicious cocktails and very easy to eat food.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Plage Restaurant, Cremorne

Plage Restaurant is casual fine dining with Japanese flavours infused with European taste and technique. This venue is fabulous as it show cases fine dining technique at a reasonable price point. I've been here several times and intend on having a function here. They regularly update the menu so let's see what's new. 

I am a big fan of Tomoyuki Usui's work, he's such a talented chef, very much worthy of the hat from the Australian Good Food Guide.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Mr Stonepot, Chatswood

After a random walk around Chatswood, I stumbled upon a queue of people at Mr Stonepot and decided that it was now on my list to try. The restaurant at Chatswood is located within a random shopping centre opposite Westfields. Within the shopping centre, there's a food court sort of area where they can serve you or you can also sit inside the restaurant.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Niko's Kitchen, Dulwich Hill

My food fantasies have come to fruition when Matt and I visit Niko's Kitchen in Dulwich Hill. Niko's Kitchen is located right next to the Dulwich Hill Train Station and is famous for their burgers, gyros and their vegan menu. I was a bit surprised about their vegan menu to be honest but curious at the same time.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Essence of North India, North Ryde

Matt and I have driven past Essence of North India in North Ryde several times and it's been on the list to try. We arrive on a Sunday evening and seated immediately.There's a big dining room of out dated furniture and a few chairs have tears in them. I'm not too phased as if the food is great then it doesn't matter about the furniture. But first I need to try the food.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

The Calyx, Tomato Festival

The Calyx is a little oasis in the middle of Centennial Park. I love the escape it brings from the city. There's an exhibition at the moment called "Plants that Bite" with an array of carnivorous plants. They are beautiful and quite delicate in their own way. Matt and I are also invited to a special event held at the Calyx as part of the Tomato Festival on 17th February 2019.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Claire's Kitchen, Surry Hills

The invitation from Claire's Kitchen reads "Whimsical, lavish, eccentric, imaginative, join us for an evening of surrealist, fashion, theatre, food and deviant art. le SALON Dada, Liberate the IMAGINATION"  with support from the City of Sydney, Claire's Kitchen is hosting a series of pop up dinners with a twist. 

On an early Sunday evening, Matt and I eagerly enter Claire's Kitchen in Surry Hills as representatives of the Australian Good Food Guide. Something exciting is brewing! 

This series of Surrealist pop up dinners is created by Marc Kuzma (aka Claire de Lune) and is inspired by the Rothschild's lavish costume parties of the 1970's and the art of Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Marcel Duchap and Rene Magritte. This dinner involves 6 courses and immersive entertainment art. Let me tell you more about my experience!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Hungry Dough, Wareemba/Abbotsford

Hungry Dough is a new venue that has just opened up in Wareemba. Wareemba is a small suburb nearby Abbotsford in the inner west of Sydney. Matt and I pop by on a hot Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Via Napoli, Lane Cove

This is a delayed blog post! On a quiet evening, Matt and I decide to check out Via Napoli in Lane Cove. I've been meaning to check it out for years based on tasty feedback from my friends but had yet to try it. 

Monday, 4 February 2019

Hurricanes, Darling Harbour

Hurricanes is an institution and has a reputation for having the best ribs in Sydney. Almost everyone I know has been to Hurricanes. When was the last time you went? Let me remind you what you're missing out on.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Borrusos, Crows Nest

It's date night for Matt and I. On this particular night we head to Borrusos in Crows Nest which is a new Italian restaurant for the area. Borrusos also has an established restaurant which has been in North Bridge for some time. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Merrylands Bowling Club, Merrylands

This is a delayed blog post!! I offered to buy my family lunch and my mother got to choose the venue. She choose the Merrylands Bowling Club. I've never been to Merrylands Bowling Club however my mother seems to be somewhat of a regular. We arrive at the venue where there is a slight line at opening time at 11:30am.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Sea Days at Royal Carribean Cruise South Pacific Part 2

Here's a very delayed blog post. So I went on a Royal Carribean Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas. As I went just after xmas, there were lots of xmas decorations and xmas themed towels on the cruise. I really enjoyed this little towel family. Make sure you also check out Part 1 and this post for food focused blogs.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Cafe Woodland, Mascot

There's a new cafe in Mascot called Cafe Woodland. Matt and I stop by for some brunch at about 11am on a Sunday. It's been a while since I've had brunch so I am eagerly awaiting a delicious and healthy breakfast. After a full on year in 2018, I am now looking to focus on good health.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Manjit's, Balmain

If you've strolled along King St Wharf, you may have noticed the very popular restaurant Manjit's at the Wharf. I discovered that Manjit's had originally opened in Balmain and has been there for over 30 years (since 1984). Wow! The locals must all know about this gem but it was my first time visiting this Balmain venue.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Arthur's Pizza, Maroubra

Maroubra is a gorgeous suburb right by the beach. When you're hungry, why not go for some Italian? I check out Arthur's Pizza with carbs on my mind.