Archive for November, 2010
 
 
 
Europe / South
 
Best-restaurants-in-Edinburgh
Best-restaurants-in-Edinburgh
Best-restaurants-in-Edinburgh

Best restaurants in Edinburgh

While Scotland may not be renowned for its food, the large concentration of overseas students and tourists in Edinburgh have meant all manner of restaurants have sprung up to cater to their new client base. While there are stil...
 
Asia / North East
 
Guide-to-100-Yen-shopping-in-Japan
Guide-to-100-Yen-shopping-in-Japan
Guide-to-100-Yen-shopping-in-Japan

Guide to 100 Yen shopping in Japan

Remember my shopping frenzy at Sydney’s 100 yen store, Maruyu City Super? Well, I am now thrilled to be able to take you to the real deal in Japan! What are they These are popular bargain/variety stores in Japan where ite...

 
Asia / North East
 
Sisen-Ramen-Japan
Sisen-Ramen-Japan
Sisen-Ramen-Japan

Sisen Ramen (四川辣麺)

One of the greatest successes of fusion cuisine would have to be tantan-men (担担麺), the Japanese version of dan dan noodles, a Szechuan specialty. Sisen Ramen is a chain of about eight ramen stores in Osaka which serves nothing ...
 
Asia / North East
 
Taste-Rakuza,-Japan
Taste-Rakuza,-Japan
Taste-Rakuza,-Japan

Taste Rakuza (味楽座), Japan

Taste Rakuza is more of a gastropub than an izakaya or restaurant, and we only managed to stumble across it because we were lost in the basement level of Kyoto Tower Building. The heat was really smashing us on this day and the...
 
Asia / North East
 
Waffle-Waffle-Le-Fruitier,-Japan
Waffle-Waffle-Le-Fruitier,-Japan
Waffle-Waffle-Le-Fruitier,-Japan

Waffle Waffle Le Fruitier, Japan

My posts from Japan are starting to drag on now so i’m going to post at least once a day until they’re all done! Now, on to waffles… mmmm… waffles. Waffle Waffle is a chain of dessert cafes in Japan whic...

 
Newspaper
 

Food bloggers in the press

So there was a cover story in yesterday’s paper (The Age & SMH) which gave kudos to a handful of my favourite food blogs. JENIUS received a miniature mention (yay!) but unfortunately the article was more Melbourne bas...
 
 
French
 
Uncorked-Restaurant, Sydney
Uncorked-Restaurant, Sydney
Uncorked-Restaurant, Sydney

Uncorked Restaurant

Uncorked Restaurant, at the Union Hotel was recently awarded the top gong for Best Restaurant in a Pub at the Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence NSW 2010, so I went along to see what all the fuss was...

 
Cookbooks
 
Review--India-Cookbook-+-3-tried-and-tested-recipes
Review--India-Cookbook-+-3-tried-and-tested-recipes
Review--India-Cookbook-+-3-tried-and-tested-recipes

Review: India Cookbook + 3 tried and tested recipes

No other cuisine frightens me more in the kitchen than Indian food. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating it, but preparing it from scratch is a whole other thing! So, I’ve been putting off the idea of cooking Indian fo...
 
Desserts & Sweets
 
Mango,-white-chocolate-and-almond-cigars
Mango,-white-chocolate-and-almond-cigars
Mango,-white-chocolate-and-almond-cigars

Mango, white chocolate and almond cigars

Mangoes are one of summer’s greatest delights so it was only natural that it became the focus of a recent cooking challenge I took part in at a friend’s place. Similar to the way Iron Chef works, we each had to prod...
 
Up Close & Personal
 
The-amazing-story-behind-Dilmah-tea
The-amazing-story-behind-Dilmah-tea
The-amazing-story-behind-Dilmah-tea

The amazing story behind Dilmah tea

I’ve met some pretty amazing people along this blogging journey but my most recent encounter with Dilhan Fernando would have to be the most inspiring, empowering and life changing of them all. I hope this story touches yo...