Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chinta Ria Temple of Love, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney

What do you get when you mix laksa, fiery chillies, spicy curries with the timeless numbers of R & B legends such Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan? Hot food cool jazz has been, and is still firmly the mantra of … Continue reading

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The Eight, Haymarket, Sydney

Newer Chinese restaurants in Sydney and for that matter in major cities like London, New York and San Francisco are evolving to capture the essence of modernisation that is happening around the world. The Eight in Sydney’s chinatown is one … Continue reading

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Spanish seafood paella

Mysaucepan is a fervent fan of paella to the extent she bought a huge paella pan to cook this Spanish classic. I, on the other hand, is lukewarm with paella as I have yet to experience a paella that has … Continue reading

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Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff in Sydney, Australia

Through the pages of history, we have often found talent among humanity that transcended our thoughts, changed our perceptions and fuelled our imagination. In recent times in sport, we witness the talent and artistry of Roger Federer on the tennis … Continue reading

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Ratu Sari, Kingsford, Sydney

UPDATE: 10 February 2012 – Sadly, this restaurant has permanently closed for business. We had some great meals and memories there. Hopefully the owners Michael and Rohana Halim will start again somewhere to offer Sydney diners their wonderful food. We … Continue reading

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Hotel Mosman, Sydney

It’s more than 6 years since Forresters Hotel in Surry Hills claimed to be the first establishment offering a $5 dollar steak in Sydney. Do these deals exist anymore and if so, do they come with a condition such as … Continue reading

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Cafe Sopra, Walsh Bay, Sydney

I remember years ago when Il Baretto in Surry Hills were dishing out hearty pasta such as their signature duck ragu papardelle, the long wait for a table can be excruciatingly painful. Fast forward six years and it looks like … Continue reading

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Yummy Yummy, Crows Nest, Sydney

UPDATE: 15 December 2011 – Sadly, this restaurant has permanently closed for business. We had some great meals and memories there. Hopefully the owners Raymond and Po Po will start again somewhere to offer Sydney diners their wonderful food. We … Continue reading

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Pink Salt, Double Bay, Sydney

“I scored a great deal!” exclaimed Mysaucepan holding up a voucher from one of so many on-line group buying deals now offering fantastic value from restaurants to massages, manicures and car wash. Being a foodie that she is, it must … Continue reading

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