There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Muse Restaurant & Cafe, Hunter Valley

Posted by D on 16 July, 2011 in Australian, Hunter Valley | 5 comments

Muse Restaurant & Cafe, Hunter Valley

Ah, the Hunter Valley. Only a two hour drive north from Sydney and a perfect destination for a quick weekend away with friends. It might be frowned upon when you’re back in the city, but this is the wine region and there is absolutely nothing wrong with starting on the alcoholic beverages right after breakfast as you head out door knocking across several choice cellar doors. And so in planning our weekend away, we sought out a place for dinner that would be befitting of capping off a day of wine and cheese tasting. Some quick internet research by a member of the group and

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Berowra Waters Inn

Posted by D on 29 June, 2011 in French, Italian, Seafood, Sydney | 2 comments

Berowra Waters Inn

A trip to Berowra Waters Inn is a journey, you might even call it a pilgrimage almost. It takes commitment and planning. Located along the Hawkesbury River, it’s a one hour drive north of Sydney leaving the confines of suburbia. Even when you get there, the journey is not quite over. The only way to get to the front door of this place is by boat, or if you have the cash to burn, by seaplane. And if its location doesn’t say ‘exclusive’ enough, to top it off, it’s only open for lunch on Friday-Saturday, and dinner for Friday and Saturday.

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Two Good Eggs

Posted by D on 15 June, 2011 in Cafe, Lunch | 2 comments

Two Good Eggs

It seemed to happen overnight, but suddenly there they were – cafes that are not quite cafes. No, instead of simply being focused around a coffee machine with a limitation to serving classic wraps, BLTs and if you’re lucky, a hot meal, these cafes now serve a different kind of fare. The food that you can order these places is somehow just that little bit gourmet.

One such place is Two Good Eggs in Surry Hills which I have admittedly been frequenting a bit recently. It’s a short stroll from my office, so in the mornings it’s been a place we’ve been going for a good cup of coffee served with a delightful complimentary cube of chocolate wafer when

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Arisun / Sun’s Chicken Beer House

Posted by D on 6 June, 2011 in Chinese, Korean, Sydney | 9 comments

Arisun / Sun’s Chicken Beer House

The other day we had KFC. However, not the kind you get from a fast food chain heralding it’s finger-licking goodness with a mascot consisting of a two dimensional line drawing of a certain colonel. What we’re talking about here is a double-fried version of a Korean origin – a.k.a Korean Fried Chicken.

With a bit of recommendation scouting about where we could satisfy our deep-fried food cravings courtesy of our Korean friends, we settle on Arisun – a Korean restaurant/beer garden located in Chinatown. Years ago, this location on one end of Dixon Street was barren, empty and put

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Mang Engking, Bali

Posted by D on 30 May, 2011 in Bali, Indonesian, Seafood | 2 comments

Mang Engking, Bali

It’s just shy of the onset of winter – and for any readers who live in Sydney, with the chills and strong winds that we’ve been experiencing lately, I’m sure you’ll agree that winter came early this year! So what better way to escape reality than to relive a food memory from my recent Bali trip.

This was my first visit to Bali. I had previously kept Bali somewhere towards the bottom of my to-travel-to list owing to years of media exposure giving me the impression that all I would find there would be hoards of surfie-type backpackers with braided hair all donning the pseudo-Bali holiday uniform – the Bintang Beer singlet. Let’s just say it

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District Dining

Posted by D on 23 May, 2011 in Australian, Contemporary, Sydney | 11 comments

District Dining

Another brainchild of Warren Turnbull of Assiette fame, District Dining has brought fine dining quality at a price for the masses. Gone are the crisp ironed white table clothes, the fine china and the silverware changed at each course – instead District Dining has a warm wooden interior with marble top tables and large blackboards advertising the daily specials which all add to the contemporary tone.

When we enter dining room on a busy Saturday night, the place is buzzing. Conversations are flying everywhere and we strain our heads over the crowd to find our dining companions. One thing I’m struck by

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Patience my friends…

Posted by D on 30 January, 2011 in Random | 5 comments

Phew, what a year 2010 was!
In the space of one year,  I managed to squeeze in all the major stressful things that anybody could endure. Got engaged, planned a wedding, got a new job, figured out the new job, bought our home-sweet-home, got married and went on honeymoon. And if that wasn’t enough, the start of 2011 was all about moving in to our new place! :)
So, all that done and dusted, it’s time to get back in the game. And along with that, a nicely refreshed blog…so watch this space! Promise I’ll be back soon!

Phew, what a year 2010 was! In the space of one year,  I managed to squeeze in all the major stressful things that anybody could endure. Got engaged, planned a wedding, got a new job, figured out the new job, bought our home-sweet-home, got married and went on honeymoon. And if that wasn’t enough, the start of 2011 was all about moving in and furnishing our new place! :)

So, all that done and dusted, it’s time to get back in the game. And along with that, a nicely refreshed blog…so watch this space! Promise I’ll be back soon!

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