Archive for April, 2012
 
 
 
Casual dining
 
Caffe-Sicilia,-Surry-Hills
Caffe-Sicilia,-Surry-Hills
Caffe-Sicilia,-Surry-Hills

Caffe Sicilia, Surry Hills

Date nights have taken Zen and I to all pockets of Sydney. Depending on our moods and cravings, we’ll go anywhere from having a cosy night with noodles and dumplings at Ashfield, to driving all the way to Penrith for a ga...
 
Accommodation
 
Breakfast-buffet-at-Radisson-Blu-Resort,-Denarau-Island
Breakfast-buffet-at-Radisson-Blu-Resort,-Denarau-Island
Breakfast-buffet-at-Radisson-Blu-Resort,-Denarau-Island

Fiji Friday: Breakfast buffet at Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau Island

I’ve mentioned before that I love breakfast buffets… So you’ll be pleased to know that the one at Radisson Blu Resort, where I stayed for the duration of the South Pacific Food & Wine Festival, did not dis...

 
Banquets
 
Yum-cha-at-Kam-Fook,-Bondi-Junction
Yum-cha-at-Kam-Fook,-Bondi-Junction
Yum-cha-at-Kam-Fook,-Bondi-Junction

Yum cha at Kam Fook, Bondi Junction

I can’t explain how much I love yum cha. The idea of spending hours with my nearest and dearest, sipping tea and sharing lots of little dishes of dumplings and deep-fried goodies… There’s no better way to spen...
 
Casual dining
 
Umi-Kaiten-Zushi,-Haymarket,-Sydney
Umi-Kaiten-Zushi,-Haymarket,-Sydney
Umi-Kaiten-Zushi,-Haymarket,-Sydney

Umi Kaiten-Zushi, Haymarket, Sydney

Weekday lunch specials are a clever thing. Consistency, value and quality is the perfect equation for winning returning lunch customers. I for one, am a sucker for them. My latest find, is at Umi Kaiten-Zushi. I’ve been h...
 
Degustation
 
South-Pacific-Food-&-Wine-Festival-Dinner-with-Robert-Oliver
South-Pacific-Food-&-Wine-Festival-Dinner-with-Robert-Oliver
South-Pacific-Food-&-Wine-Festival-Dinner-with-Robert-Oliver

Fiji Friday: South Pacific Food & Wine Festival Dinner with Robert Oliver

One of the most hyped dinners at the South Pacific Food & Wine Festival were the degustations by Robert Oliver. As mentioned in my April newsletter, Robert Oliver’s cookbook, Me’a Kai features the cuisine of six...

 
Banquets
 
Kensington-Peking
Kensington-Peking
Kensington-Peking

Kensington Peking

Every now and then, I’ll get a restaurant recommendation from a reader, family, friend or even from a friend of a friend, that I simply can’t resist! Kensington Peking is one of them… The promise of superb Pek...
 
 
Events & Festivals
 
Peter-Kuruvita-and-Flying-Fish-Restaurant-at-Sheraton
Peter-Kuruvita-and-Flying-Fish-Restaurant-at-Sheraton
Peter-Kuruvita-and-Flying-Fish-Restaurant-at-Sheraton

Fiji Friday: Peter Kuruvita and Flying Fish Restaurant at Sheraton

Flying Fish in Fiji has always been one of those dream destinations I’d drift off fantasizing about. I’d close my eyes and would wander into the sparkling sea; I’d imagine myself eating the most luxurious seaf...

 
Cheap and cheerful
 
Malaysian-Hawker-Food,-Haymarket,-Sydney
Malaysian-Hawker-Food,-Haymarket,-Sydney
Malaysian-Hawker-Food,-Haymarket,-Sydney

Petaling Street: Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket, Sydney

Because I’m in Malaysia this Easter break (taking advantage of AirAsia X’s cheap $99 airfares), I thought it’d be nice to share my latest fave Malaysian eat back home in Sydney… New-ish to George Street,...
 
Events & Festivals
 
South-Pacific-Food-&-Wine-Festival-Dinner-with-Ben-O’Donoghue
South-Pacific-Food-&-Wine-Festival-Dinner-with-Ben-O’Donoghue
South-Pacific-Food-&-Wine-Festival-Dinner-with-Ben-O’Donoghue

Fiji Friday: South Pacific Food & Wine Festival Dinner with Ben O’Donoghue

The glamour of Fiji’s restaurant scene is located within its hotels and resorts. Because of the enormous difference between local wages and the prices that these hotels and resorts charge, it’s something that most l...
 
Appliances
 
Philips-Saeco-Exprelia-coffee-machine
Philips-Saeco-Exprelia-coffee-machine
Philips-Saeco-Exprelia-coffee-machine

Product review: Philips Saeco Exprelia coffee machine

How many coffees do you have a day? For me, a latte in the morning is just part of routine. A reminder of that rich aroma is what gets me to work… And sometimes, a macchiato after dinner is the only way to top off a sumpt...