Category: Food

Feb/Mar Favourites & Little Life Updates

And just like that – it’s been six months since I last updated this beloved blog. And that just simply will not do! Despite always receiving oodles of support from my first-name-basis friends, this creative project has not received much readership/traffic in a little while.…

An Evening with Archie Rose

In addition to expertly blended small-batch gins, Sydney-based Archie Rose Distillery offers gin blending workshops and sneak peak tours into their behind-the-scenes processes. Named after a slang word for illegally distilled alcohol (Archie) and its suburban location (Rosbery), Archie Rose is full of passion and…

‚ėÜ April Favourites ‚ėÜ

These are a few of my (April) favourite things ‚ô¨ READ Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders ‚Äď As a non-fiction fan, this¬†book (a fictitious imagining of Abraham Lincoln‚Äôs time in the graveyard with his deceased 10 year old son Willie) would not have…

Three Bars in Singapore

A few weeks ago, I travelled to¬†Singapore – home to late night roti prata, my beloved¬†extended family, and some of the neatest bars around. Whilst in town, I visited a few new haunts and was¬†impressed by their attention to detail – ice cubes embossed with…

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…

Matcha Made in Heaven: A Thrift & Thread Collaboration

WORDS¬†Lucinda Burtt¬†|¬†PHOTOGRAPHY¬†Vanessa Low A sponge sandwiched with strawberries and cream is one of afternoon‚Äôs delights.¬† If you can‚Äôt beat a classic, add a twist. Matcha is poison green but fine in flavour ¬†and the powder pairs perfectly with vanilla. – PREPARE – You‚Äôll need a…

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…

Food experiments: POPSICLES! pt 2

Some more experiments with the wonders of fancy ice! See part 1¬†here.¬† ¬† ¬† CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA, LYCHEES & STRAWBERRIES 1. Slice strawberries and lychees (can be bought in cans) 2. Put a few slices into the mould, then cover with chrysanthemum tea (I used¬†Yeo’s) and…

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,…

Beijing Markets

Beijing¬†seems so long ago, I am still catching up on all the details. On our final day in Beijing we wandered through the streets & found ourselves in a market. Although our busy tour schedule meant that we were seeing so many new and exciting…

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…