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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…

Lunch @ Muse Kitchen (Hunter Valley)

After visiting Muse Restaurant for a wedding reception, a few friends and I booked in for lunch at its sister restaurant Muse Kitchen at the Hunter Valley. With one chefs hat awarded three years in a row, I could not wait to try it out. Muse Kitchen is located at the Keith Tulloch Winery in […] Read more…

A special occasion @ Muse Restaurant

Muse Restaurant is one of those bucket list restaurants on most foodies’ lists of restaurants to visit. It has been awarded one chef’s hat from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide four years in a row, and won two hat’s for the first time in the 2015 guide. Located at the Hunter Valley, it […] Read more…

High tea @ The Cortile Sydney

I was in Sydney one weekend for a friend’s hens night. We were on our way to high tea at The Cortile in the Intercontinental Hotel Sydney. High tea is $60 per person and includes a glass of champagne (or juice if you don’t drink). The hotel is built around the historic Treasury Building of […] Read more…

Matcha parfait @ Chanoma Cafe Sydney

I’d seen photos of a matcha parfait on reviews about Chanoma Cafe in Sydney and put this on my list of places to try on my next visit to Sydney. Located at Regents Place on George Street, there are quite a few other restaurants and cafes in the complex. I had a look at the […] Read more…