There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Tortillas

Posted by D on 26 October, 2009 in Mexican, Sydney | 0 comments

Tortillas

A group of us are heading down to Melbourne next month so with that as an excuse, we got together on Saturday night to get organised and to share a meal. ‘A simple meal’ at Jamie and Richie’s place was what we were told so it was a nice surprise when we arrived at their beautiful house and were treated to a home cooked pot of Mexican chili.

The chili topped onto fresh warm tortilla with a dollop of sour cream, a generous serving of fresh salsa, lettuce and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese was most delectable. Add some corn chips on the side, a couple

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Thai Eatery by Thai Riffic

Posted by D on 25 October, 2009 in Sydney, Thai | 2 comments

Thai Eatery by Thai Riffic

A while ago, on an inner-west suburban street, I happened to walk past an empty shop front  proudly displaying a sign announcing that a new Thai restaurant was ‘coming soon’. Nothing wrong with that of course, except for the fact that there were two established Thai restaurants already existing on that same street. My first thought was this move was madness and that the soon-to-be restaurant owners had not properly researched the area. However, a few months later when the new place finally opened, it turned out that the new eatery was a whole new venture created by the same group who already have Thai joints dotted all over

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Bécasse – Let’s Do Lunch

Posted by D on 21 October, 2009 in French, Sydney | 3 comments

Bécasse – Let’s Do Lunch

When you book a large table for lunch at a nice restaurant on a work day, it’s usually something work related and is probably going to be taken care of by the company coffers. This was the presumption that my friend was met with when she made a booking for ten at Bécasse last week for the SIFF Let’s Do Lunch special. Instead of being asked who the table was for, she was asked what company the booking was for. Little did the maitre d’ realise that the booking was just for a bunch of friends with a penchant for a good meal.

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Gallery Tea Lounge – Sugar Hit

Posted by D on 17 October, 2009 in Contemporary, Dessert, Sydney | 0 comments

Gallery Tea Lounge – Sugar Hit

Making up for missing the Glass Brasserie Sugar Hit the previous week, our friends decided to cash in their raincheck and we hit up the Gallery Tea Lounge for another Sugar Hit.

Best known for their extravagant afternoon tea menus, the  Gallery Tea Lounge is located in the lobby level of the Sheraton on the Park. Coming here is like a little bit of luxury. Entering the hotel, you’re greeted with the cavernous lobby featuring two large marble columns on either side of a grand staircase. This feeling of opulence is continued when you take a quick left from the entrance and into the Gallery Tea Lounge.

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Ryo’s Noodles

Posted by D on 15 October, 2009 in Japanese, Sydney | 2 comments

Ryo’s Noodles

Sure Ryo’s Noodles is in a obscure location but it’s one of those places where the effort to trek out to Crows Nest doesn’t outweigh the satisfaction of chowing down on a bowl of their ramen. The interior is what I would describe as ‘Japanese kitsch’ but it works in this restaurant. Pieces of paper detailing the menu adorns every wall and is matched up with various brightly coloured fans against the vibrant yellow walls. There’s even a ‘wall of fame’ for the record number of bowls of ramen eaten in one sitting! To me it’s exactly how I envision a small ramen joint in Japan would be.

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Azuma Kushiyaki – Let’s Do Lunch

Posted by D on 12 October, 2009 in Japanese, Sydney | 1 comment

Azuma Kushiyaki – Let’s Do Lunch

The little sister to the original Azuma restaurant in Chifley Square, this cosy restaurant in Regent Place (underneath Lumiere Apartments on George Street) specialises in kushiyaki (grilled) skewers and bento sets which are perfect for a luxurious lunch. On the mission to eat a “Let’s Do Lunch” special a week during the Sydney International Food Festival, this was my first one for the month.

In line with its specialities, the offering from Azuma Kushiyaki was a bento with kushiyaki skewers, Azuma’s signature seared tuna salad and a

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Glass Brasserie – Sugar Hit

Posted by D on 9 October, 2009 in Contemporary, Dessert, French, Sydney | 4 comments

Glass Brasserie – Sugar Hit

You know you’re a true foodie if even the worst weather cannot stop you from going out for the sake of food. This was exactly what happened on Monday when our booking for six at the Glass Brasserie for the Sugar Hit whittled down to a lonely two thanks to a weekend of wind and rain. Instead of being put off, I took it as a opportunity to prolong the long weekend just that little bit longer.

We got there a little wet and a little cold after walking through the streets of Sydney and were quickly ushered to our seats. The restaurant interior

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