There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Taking it easy…

Posted by D on 27 June, 2010 in Random | 9 comments

So, as you’ve probably already noticed, my posting has become largely non-existent of late. The reason being, I’ve recently gotten engaged and with a wedding coming along at the end of this year I’ve pretty much been pre-occupied with wedding planning, honeymoon planning, house hunting and to top it off…going after a new job (which I got!). Boy do I know how to torture myself!

So with everything happening and the fact that I cannot dedicate the time I want to towards writing/processing the best posts/photos I can (perfectionist, yes I am), I’ve decided to take it easy this year and come back with full gusto next year when everything’s done, dusted and sorted.

In the meantime…happy eating! :)

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Toko Restaurant & Bar – Surry Hills

Posted by D on 22 April, 2010 in Japanese, Sydney | 4 comments

Toko Restaurant & Bar – Surry Hills

Phew, it’s been a majorly busy few weeks for me with work, weddings, Easter, family, friends, birthdays…well life in general really (aagh!). Basically this meant I was left with the good old dilemma of ‘too much to do, too little time to do it all in’. If only I could have a couple extra hours every day to cram in everything!

Regardless, somehow, I managed to squeeze in a catch-up with our good friends Justin and Christina at Toko in Surry Hills. The vibe of Toko pure trendy. It’s definitely a place where you get the feeling that this is where the beautiful people go to be seen.

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Pier Restaurant

Posted by D on 20 March, 2010 in Australian, Contemporary, Sydney | 14 comments

Pier Restaurant

Ask me what my favourite seafood restaurant with fine dining in Sydney is and my answer would definitely be Pier Restaurant at Rose Bay. I first visited here as a poverty stricken university student when a single meal here could have easily paid for over a week’s worth of university cafeteria sandwiches. Many years on, I still remember the meal I had there. So when a high school friend announced a quick visit to Sydney and Pier pipped as the place for our catch up, I didn’t have a moment’s hesitation in saying yes at the chance to re-visit.

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Cafe Issus

Posted by D on 4 March, 2010 in Breakfast, Melbourne, Middle Eastern | 2 comments

Cafe Issus

Day two of our trip to Melbourne and we couldn’t help ourselves but to go back to Centre Place for our breakfast. This time, we chose another cafe across the laneway to Cafe No 5.

Since we already went with a traditional breakfast the day before, this time we decided to veer off centre and opted to have food of a more Middle Eastern flavour. With Middle Eastern food being characteristically heavier on the stomach it guaranteed that all the boys were happy after the meal.

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Cafe No 5

Posted by D on 23 February, 2010 in Breakfast, Cafe, Melbourne | 6 comments

Cafe No 5

Okay, so I’ve been a little slack over the last few weeks owing to being overseas and getting distracted by the over abundance of good food available in Malaysia. But, now that I’m back, it’s back to everyday life, and of course that means more food blogging! Anyway, what better way to ease myself back into everyday life by reminiscing on a little break we took in Melbourne a couple months ago.

Day one of our trip consisted of a drive on the Great Ocean Road and needing a good meal to start us off, we went on a wander through the streets of Melbourne and stumbled across Centre Place – a little alleyway

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Sake Restaurant

Posted by D on 26 January, 2010 in Contemporary, Japanese, Sydney | 10 comments

Sake Restaurant

I’ve always had a rule that I generally stick by and rarely break – never order food from a joint where the chef isn’t from the same background as the cuisine. Not to be discriminatory in any way, the simple fact is that I like my food authentic as I can get. Also, call it a quirk of mine, but my mind simply refuses to comprehend the disassociation.

There are however a handful of chefs that beg to differ. Sake Restaurant at the Rocks as can be expected by the name serves contemporary Japanese food and but the executive chef is not Japanese, but a gaijin by the name of Shaun Presland (previously of Sushi E and Establishment

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Blancmange

Posted by D on 13 January, 2010 in European, French, Sydney | 13 comments

Blancmange

Nestled neatly on a quiet side street in Petersham is a homey feeling French and European restaurant called Blancmange to which a group of us converged on to celebrate our friend Amy’s birthday. Lucky for us, she managed to secure the private dining room for the dinner on the restaurant’s last day of service for 2009 and we were ushered into the restaurant in style via a super secret back entrance.

Complete with a our very own (and very lovely) waitress named Marissa, the private dining room seats sixteen (though we squeezed in seventeen). One of the charms of this place is that the menu here is ever

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