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8 course tasting menu @ Biota Dining

A friend’s wedding was held near Bowral NSW which provided an opportunity to check out Biota Dining. Some friends and I went there for lunch. Biota offers either a 5 course ($125) or 8 course ($175) tasting menu which is changed seasonally. We decided it was perfectly reasonable to indulge and chose the 8 course […] Read more…

Food weekend in Sydney

This is a short-ish compilation of the food had during a recent trip to Sydney (about 2 months ago). I made a short list of places I wanted to visit after seeing a few photos on Instagram. My partner and I booked tickets to see Les Miserables in Sydney on a Friday night, so I […] Read more…

Food Marathon – 1 weekend in Melbourne

My partner and I headed to Melbourne for a friend’s wedding over the Easter long weekend (I flew to fit in a day of eating while he drove down). I really only had one day in the CBD to eat and shop so I tried to make the most of it, taking into account what […] Read more…

Lunch @ Eschalot

A few weeks ago, some friends and I headed to Berrima in NSW (1.5 hour drive north of Canberra) for birthday lunch #3. Eschalot Restaurant has won multiple awards as you can see once walking into the reception area including retaining one chef’s hat in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. We were shown […] Read more…

Discovering Devon on Danks (Sydney)

During my birthday long weekend in Sydney, one of the places on my to eat list was only a 15 minute walk from a friend’s place who we were staying with. I’ve seen droolworthy cronut photos and read reviews about Devon on Danks in Waterloo, a second branch of the original Devon Cafe in Surry […] Read more…

Birthday lunch @ Tetsuya’s

Warning: this post is photo heavy. For my birthday, I booked Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney (about 6 months in advance) for Saturday lunch. Tetsuya’s offers a 10-course degustation for $220 per person (without wine). It’s been on my list of eateries to visit and I couldn’t wait to head to Sydney for an extra long […] Read more…

The Double Down Diner @ Sydney Festival 2015

Gelato Messina’s advertising of its collaboration with Porteno for the Sydney Festival led me to book a day trip to Sydney. The result of the collaboration is The Double Down Diner. There were two items I was interested in from Messina’s Tasty Treats. The ‘Not Chicken and Waffles’ ($10) which looks like deep fried chicken […] Read more…

$29 Van breakfast @ Efendy (Balmain)

While in Sydney, my friends took me to Balmain for breakfast at Efendy. I first came across Efendy at the Taste of Sydney Festival earlier in the year, and have read good reviews about it. Efendy also won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Breakfast in Sydney 2014 so I couldn’t wait to eat breakfast there! […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mr Wong (Sydney)

I love going to different eateries in Sydney. Walking up George Street, I noticed a dark alleyway with a stylishly dressed couple walking out of it. I then noticed the opening of the alleyway was stamped with a sign for ‘Mr Wong’s’. So this was the popular Mr Wong’s! Curious, I walked in to see […] Read more…

Com tam @ Phamous (Bankstown)

My mum makes com tam at home – a Vietnamese dish of broken rice, grilled pork chop, bi (shredded pork), steamed pork and egg cake, and a fried egg on top. Served with pickled vegetables and nuoc mam sauce (a varied fish sauce), this is always a satisfying dish. On our way back to Canberra […] Read more…