Archive for April, 2011
 
 
 
Competitions and Giveaways
 

My mother and I (plus your chance to WIN a $500 Lindt prize pack!)

In the lead up to Mother’s Day this year, I thought I’d share a bit about how my mother inspires me. This blog post contains no recipe and no restaurant review – just a personal recollection of my relationship...
 
Big groups
 
Garfish,-Manly
Garfish,-Manly
Garfish,-Manly

Garfish, Manly

A few weeks ago, Garfish hosted a bloggers dinner to introduce us to their new Autumn menu. As a seafood lover, I’ve long known that Garfish was a respected seafood restaurant so it was with excitement that I accepted an ...

 
Cheap and cheerful
 
Meet-Fresh, Haymarket / Chinatown Sydney
Meet-Fresh, Haymarket / Chinatown Sydney
Meet-Fresh, Haymarket / Chinatown Sydney

Meet Fresh: Taiwanese Dessert House

Meet Fresh has been open in Sydney for about seven months and is just next door to Mamak. No matter what time of the day or night I passed it, there seemed to be constant queues out the door! I finally decided it was time to ch...
 
Events & Festivals
 
Sailors-Thai-Ivy, Sydney
Sailors-Thai-Ivy, Sydney
Sailors-Thai-Ivy, Sydney

Thai Street Food, a Masterpiece Series Dinner at Sailors Thai Ivy

The March Into Merivale festival made another great return this year and included some really interesting events such as a series of Masterpiece Dinners which were held at various Merivale restaurants. I was intrigued to learn ...
 
Mobile Apps
 

Must-have iPhone Apps for Foodies (Part 3)

It has been over a year since the last compilation of my fave iPhone apps for foodies (check out part one and part two). During that time, I’ve upgraded to the iPhone 4 and have tried and tested dozens of new apps. Consid...

 
Desserts & Sweets
 
Baked-pear-dumplings
Baked-pear-dumplings
Baked-pear-dumplings

Baked pear dumplings

As much as I miss the luscious sweetness of summer fruits – lychees, mangoes, passionfruit and peaches – I always welcome the autumn and winter months with open arms. It’s a time for warm and nourishing foods ...
 
 
Europe / Central
 
Quirkiest-places-to-eat-around-the-world
Quirkiest-places-to-eat-around-the-world
Quirkiest-places-to-eat-around-the-world

Quirkiest places to eat around the world

The experience of eating out is no longer solely about eating. The following venues have placed just as much emphasis on atmosphere, décor, and providing entertainment to customers while they dine. Hubertus Lounge Eisenbahnstra...

 
Bakery
 
MakMak-Macarons
MakMak-Macarons
MakMak-Macarons

MakMak Macarons

I was so excited when I first discovered MakMak. It felt like I had just stumbled across the source that was supplying to a secret society of macaron connoisseurs. The macaron craze has been going on for quite some years now an...
 
Date night
 
Tomislav-Restaurant,-Darlinghurst
Tomislav-Restaurant,-Darlinghurst
Tomislav-Restaurant,-Darlinghurst

Tomislav Restaurant, Darlinghurst

It’s not every day you get to use an atomiser at the dining table. But then again, Tomislav isn’t your everyday type of restaurant. Nor does it fit into the usual molecular gastronomy restaurant profile. You see, wh...
 
Cheap and cheerful
 
Singapore-Shiok, Chinatown
Singapore-Shiok, Chinatown
Singapore-Shiok, Chinatown

Singapore Shiok

There’s a certain satisfying pleasure that comes with eating good food in a food court, and it doesn’t get better than this. Singapore Shiok in Chinatown’s Eating World food court offers an authentic taste of ...