Category: Eat

Dinner at Templo (Hobart, Tasmania)

We went to dinner at Templo on a cold, Tassie evening. The restaurant sits on its own, up a hill and a couple of streets away from the North Hobart restaurant strip. Its outfit is small and cosy, seating only 20 people. Bottles of wine…

Dinner at Arras

Back in 2014,¬†Sofie¬†and I went for dinner at Arras. After our meal of steak tartare, snapper with confit mushrooms and duck liver, the most diverse and well-curated cheese selection I’ve ever had the pleasure of choosing from, and a buffet of petit fours, I was…

Canch√°nchara

  Recently back from her¬†honeymoon¬†in Cuba, my friend¬†Lucinda¬†made me this delightful local cocktail. I thought that the addition of honey with rum made for a particularly tasty concoction, so I asked if she could share the recipe! *** Canch√°nchara text by Lucinda Burtt According to…

Dinner at Movida Bar de Tapas

¬†Tapas is one of my top-five favourite meal structures, up there with buffets, street food, yum cha and sushi trains. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, all designed to share; tapas requires that you order a variety of small dishes…

Review: Brunch at Orto Trading Co.

Orto¬†translates to ‘vegetable garden’ in Italian. But in my books,¬†it translates to om nom nom nom nom. Ambience: Orto is bright and spacious, cool and friendly. An exposed brick feature wall, fresh flowers on each table, and large glass walls/doors mingle the outdoor and indoor…

Craving Gelato, Improvising Deliciousness

A few months ago, I let my¬†love of gelato¬†come between myself and my better judgement.¬†A certain car company¬†Uber¬†held a promotion for their app by giving away free gelato¬†Messina. Like I am sure most people do,¬†I approach promotions with a healthy sense of skepticism, and had…

Review: Dinner at Miss Peaches Soul Food Kitchen

So¬†this¬†is Southern food! A one way ticket to Mississippi please! Ambience: Miss Peaches – consisting of booths, tall tables with stools, a bar, a balcony, a DJ space, and a dance floor – is groovy and comforting. The large¬†restaurant space¬†is made cosy¬†with warm, dim lighting;…

Review: Lunch at 4Fourteen

With dishes featuring the likes of marrow, pigs tails, and tripe, the nose-to-tail philosophy of 4Fourteen makes for¬†an intriguing mealtime. Ambience: 4Fourteen is light and bright at lunchtime. The wall-sized¬†window and tall ceiling give the restaurant an airy, spacious feel, whilst the exposed¬†brick feature wall…

Dinner at Ms G’s

The playful nature of Ms G’s¬†is indicated by its name,¬†a cheeky¬†take on the notorious food enhancer MSG.¬†With its urban street interior decor paired with a stunning view of the Sydney city, Ms G’s is four stories of tasty¬†dishes that play on Asian cuisine¬†standards, served up…

Brunch at the Grounds

Flat white & Mocha ¬†Thai chilli cashew nuts Fresh loaves Donuts ¬† Grilled corn ¬† Mi piace il formaggio! ¬† Parpadelle ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Grounds ¬†Busy day at…

Yummy Cha

N«ź h«éo!¬†I am currently taking Chinese lessons, which is proving both very challenging and very rewarding. After visiting¬†Beijing¬†last year I realised the value of knowing at least some basic conversation – especially when bartering in the markets! My two main practical goals are to be…

Shimofuri-zuke from Edible Selby (Ishimaya)

A little while ago I visited the Sydney Fish Markets and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a piece of fresh tuna and try out this recipe for shimofuri-zuke (marinated blanched tuna) from my current gastronomic inspiration¬†Edible Selby, by Seiji Nojiri-san of Ishimaya (p.197,…

Food Experiments: POPSICLES!

It is a well known fact that IKEA-browsing merits the same sense of addiction that would be associated with the likes of ASOS-browsing, or peanut-butter-from-the-jar-licking. The products of these activities promising an increased value and enjoyability of life (“it’s not just a pen, it’s a…

Southside Tea Room

Whilst I was in Brisbane I had the pleasure of visiting Southside Tea Room! The quirky tea-room-by-day, bar-by-night is a little creative superhero with grandma charm and an arsenal of homemade cakes and cookies, milkshakes and a pinball machine to boot. Of course, we would…

Beijing Diary Pt 2: Ś§©śī•

East meets West On our second day in China we visited the city of Tianjin! ¬† Mini apples! They taste exactly like normal apples except they are as small as cherries! (Also pictured, breakfast: bottled water, bao, watermelon) ¬† Cycling is a main mode of…

Beijing Diary Pt 1: First Looks

At Sydney International Airport I just came home after a week in Beijing, China! The trip was filled with many new experiences – from squat toilets which required BYO toilet paper, to trying new foods (including dried cuttlefish and duck’s tongue, both of which were…

Dessert at Mr Wong

A recent dining experience at Mr Wong was perfectly finished with the most delicious desserts ever! So delicious that I was inspired to break out my watercolours and illustrate them.

Jamie’s Italian Sydney

Gigli Primavera¬† “I should have been Italian. There is such diversity in the lifestyle, cooking, traditions and dialects. This is why as a chef I find this country so exciting and what inspired me to create¬†Jamie’s Italian.” – Jamie Oliver Smoky Scamorza Arancini Refreshers Posh…