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Cheap ramen @ Hakataya Ramen (Gold Coast)

After reading some reviews on Urbanspoon and other blogs on good cheap places to eat around Surfers Paradise, I decided to try out Hakataya Ramen, known for its cheap and tasty ramen. A group of us wandered over on a Sunday night at 7pm, only to be told they had run out of everything for […] Read more…

Lunch @ Rocksalt Modern Dining (Gold Coast)

After a fantastic dining experience at Social Eating House + Bar at the Gold Coast, and with some unanticipated free time, I really wanted to try out its sister restaurant, RockSalt Modern Dining located in the same suburb of Broadbeach. RockSalt offers great service and a sophisticated laid-back vibe. Rocksalt’s awards displayed on top of […] Read more…

Brunch @ Elk Espresso (Gold Coast)

After a venture to Broadbeach to dine at the wonderful Social Eating House + Bar, I wanted to go back to the area to try out a brunch spot. I picked Elk Espresso mainly due to its close proximity and that fact that I was hungry. Located in what looks like the ground floor of […] Read more…

Dinner @ Social Eating House and Bar (Gold Coast)

Don’t you just love it when you find a gem of a restaurant while on holidays? I visited the Gold Coast for a few days where a bunch of us stayed in Surfers Paradise to attend a friend’s wedding. Being busy with work and other commitments, I hardly had time to do any research about […] Read more…

Dumpling gems @ Din Tai Fung Sydney

One of my friends was having her hens night in Sydney. I never get to go to Sydney often, so I couldn’t wait to plot my foodie weekend. First stop after checking into the hotel was one of my favourites – Din Tai Fung at World Square. I hadn’t been back there for about a […] Read more…

Food sampling @ Taste of Sydney Festival 2014

I was excited to head to the Taste of Sydney Festival held at Centennial Park over the weekend of 13-16 March 2014. Dubbed ‘the world’s greatest restaurant festival’, Taste of Sydney showcases 15 of Sydney’s hottest and latest restaurants that provide 4 tasting dishes each. There are also over 100 artisan producers (wine, cheese, beer, […] Read more…

Dumplings @ Taste of Shanghai Sydney

I usually head to Din Tai Fung whenever I’m in Sydney for their dumplings, particularly the xiao long bao, but a friend mentioned she goes to another dumpling place that’s cheaper and better. I’m always up for trying new (and cheaper) places so I was happy to go along. We headed to World Square’s Taste […] Read more…

Dinner @ Billy Kwong Sydney

During a weekend stay in Sydney, I got to visit Kylie Kwong’s Surry Hills restaurant Billy Kwong with some friends. The restaurant takes 6pm or 8pm bookings, and those in the 6pm slot need to be out by 8pm. The restaurant rang us earlier in the day to confirm our booking and were advised that […] Read more…

Brunch @ The Old Crow – Perth

A friend and I had brunch at The Old Crow in Northbridge, just a few doors down from Tuck Shop Cafe. We went in around 10am on a Sunday morning and not really knowing how the place worked, we waited around for service but didn’t get any, so we wandered inside. A waitress mentioned there […] Read more…

Japanese fine dining @ Nobu Perth

One of my fabulous friends in Perth took me out to Nobu for my birthday. Nobu, a Japanese fine-dining restaurant at the Perth Crown Casino, has been on my wishlist to try out for a couple of years. A few Perth foodie friends also rave about it so I was excited to try it out. […] Read more…