There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Quarter Twenty One

Posted by D on 27 January, 2012 in European | 4 comments

Quarter Twenty One

Good God, how time flies – in a blink of an eye, 2011 was over, we were celebrating the new year and now before I was even prepared for it, I’m staring straight at the impending February. Time really does fly by when you’re über busy.

Better late than never to get this up then. Late in 2011, Felix and I paid a visit to Quarter Twenty One – one of Justin North’s new ventures in what I like to call the Justin-North-Quest-For-World-Food-Domination of the new Pitt Street Mall Westfield. You can’t really call this area a traditional ‘food court’ area any more – there’s still the traditional open seating

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Hide Yamamoto, Singapore

Posted by D on 17 December, 2011 in Japanese, Singapore | 3 comments

Hide Yamamoto, Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands – it’s hard to miss when you visit Singapore. It’s this looming building at the south-eastern end of Marina Bay with its three tall towers seemingly precariously holding up its observation deck. Architectural marvel, a monstrosity of an eye-sore or otherwise, it’s definitely hard to deny that this large hotel, casino, shopping, entertainment and basically everything hub is impressive at first sight. Walking in, you get a taste of the over-the-top opulence that you can expect from a Vegas style complex – not surprising considering it was developed by Las Vegas Sands at a whopping cost of $8 billion dollars.

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La Bodeguita del Medio

Posted by D on 3 December, 2011 in Cuban | 2 comments

La Bodeguita del Medio

Sangria, mojitos, live music and a sumptuous three-course meal. Sounds like a perfect Friday night out, but no, this is just a Wednesday night to us. But not a regular Wednesday night – it’s Karen’s farewell part 2 – with another group of friends all equally obsessed with food.

This time, we converge on La Bodeguita del Medio for a night of Cuban food and drinks. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect. Somehow Cuban food for me simply got lumped into Spanish cuisine and I was just expecting something similar so I have to say I was nicely surprised. Being a group of nine, we were limited to the function menu* with a choice of a

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BeTheFoodie on FoodPornDaily

Posted by D on 30 November, 2011 in Random | 2 comments

BeTheFoodie on FoodPornDaily

Ah yes, the attack of the triple-word-titles. :)

I’m happy to say that I’ve been featured on the FoodPornDaily website today! After submitting the photo ages ago in July,  I’d completely forgotten about it. So I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email last week to firstly apologise that my submission had been stuck in their spam box, and secondly to say that I was going to be featured on 29th November (US time).

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Cantina Bar + Grill

Posted by D on 29 November, 2011 in Spanish | 2 comments

Cantina Bar + Grill

You’ve got to love those big dinners where you get all your loved ones around a table. Birthdays, holidays and other special events are usually the catalyst for getting all the people you know and love all together in one place. This time, the gathering was bitter sweet as it was to farewell our good friend Karen who’s leaving us poor Sydney-siders for the smog and bustle of Hong Kong.

The place of choice – Cantina Bar + Grill in Darlinghurst for a night of Mediterranean tapas and drinks. It’s located in the space just between the last of the large pubs and bars of Surry Hills that dominate the lower

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Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck), Bali

Posted by D on 2 September, 2011 in Bali, Indonesian | 3 comments

Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck), Bali

Bebek Bengil – it means Dirty Duck in Indonesian and was one of the restaurants we visited during our trip to the Bali. Despite any insinuations that you might gather from the name itself, the story behind the name itself is quite cute. The way the story goes is that when the restaurant was first built, they struggled to find a suitable name for it until a flock of ducks flew in from a nearby rice field and left muddy webbed footprints all over the place. These ‘dirty ducks’ have been considered the restaurant’s first ‘guests’ and so the restaurant was named.

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BeTheFoodie on Journly

Posted by D on 14 August, 2011 in Random | 0 comments

BeTheFoodie on Journly

Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry! It’s been a stressful few weeks for me lately. I started blogging again this time with all the good intentions of being a lot more motivated to blog on a regular basis. Of course, that was based on the rationale that with the wedding and house-hunting over with – I’d be left with hours and hours of free time right? Oh, how wrong I was.

So anyhow, work’s been just a little bit stressful and overwhelming at the moment. But the end is nigh so I promise I’ll be back to regular blogging soon. All going well, I hope.

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