sydney

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…

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…

Dessert @ Gelato Messina Darlinghurst

I was sitting down and watching Masterchef on TV when I noticed that from Gelato Messina was on the show. I’ve made two trips to Gelato Messina and realised I haven’t actually done a write up of it, so here it is 🙂 I discovered Gelato Messina last year after doing some research on the […] 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…