Author Archives: Chopinand

Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

” This eggs blini is definitely a Jennifer Lawrence because it is so rich and pretty “ ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third Blogiversary The Flynn, Sydney Reuben & Moore, Westfield Sydney Excelsior Jones, Ashfield Café Boheme, … Continue reading

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Lee Ho Fook, Collingwood

For ‘modern food’ to pass the taste test it must impress to the point of acceptance in its own right whilst paying homage to the beauty of tradition that paved the way for its success. It is like the young … Continue reading

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Supernormal, Melbourne

At $16 a pop, this little lobster roll is the price of a hearty bowl of ramen on a wintry Melbourne day. But if there is one reason to revisit, this is it. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Jalan Imbi Market, Kuala Lumpur

This tenth and final blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. Here’s a recap of this series and … Continue reading

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Restoran Soo Kee, Kuala Lumpur

This ninth blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ In my three years of food blogging, I have been impressed with some … Continue reading

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Restoran Siu Siu, Kuala Lumpur

This eighth blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “We want to bring you to Klang to eat seafood” she tells me. “Is … Continue reading

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Kedai Makanan Mun Wah Hokkien Mee, Kuala Lumpur

This seventh blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It’s thick and heavy It’s greasy and slippery It’s full of calories and … Continue reading

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Kam Kee Seafood Restaurant, Petaling Jaya

This sixth blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “I told them not to slaughter the live … Continue reading

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Elegant Inn, Kuala Lumpur

This fifth blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “Be careful, street food in KL is not what it used to be” … Continue reading

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Petaling Street & Madras Lane, Kuala Lumpur

This fourth blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “Laaaii.. Sir! carter lonjeen lolax, cheap cheeeeeeeap!” yells … Continue reading

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Restoran Setapak Teochew, Kuala Lumpur

This third blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Good restaurants serve good food. But great restaurants … Continue reading

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Restoran Soong Kee, Kuala Lumpur

This second blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 - a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “These beef balls are fresh and firm yet they elicit the tenderness of springy fish … Continue reading

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Pasar Basah Kuala Ampang & Naan Corner, Selangor

This first blog post is part of Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2014 – a series of ten mouth-watering blog posts of the best eats during my 9-day trip to the city. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Allaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah hu Akhbar!! Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, the … Continue reading

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Chinta Kechil, Double Bay

“Kechillax brotha!!” says the man who needs no introduction around Sydney’s restaurant scene. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Temasek, Parramatta Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket Malay-Chinese Takeaway, Sydney CBD Mamak, Sydney Interview: Simon Goh, Sydney’s restaurateur extraordinaire Chinta Ria … … Continue reading

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MoVida, Sydney

“What do you feel like for lunch?” I ask my parents during their recent visit to Sydney. My mum replies with a question “Any new restaurants in town?” “Lots, it’s whether they suit your taste buds” I say. More related … Continue reading

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Pho Tau Bay, Cabramatta

What’s in a bowl of noodles that can make all your troubles go away? Yes, I do love a piquant bowl of curry laksa or my own decadent version of pork belly prawn noodles. On the same token, ramen is definitely an … Continue reading

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Cocktail Sunday on Cockatoo Island, Sydney

“Taking a harbour cruise is definitely the more expensive option than paying a mere $12 for a return ticket from Circular Quay to Cockatoo Island“ ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills

 ”Too much of a good thing is wonderful” ~ Mae West, legendary American actress, singer and sex symbol ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:La Botte D’oro, Leichhardt Home delivery pizza party Via Napoli Pizzeria, Lane Cove Rosso Pomodoro, Balmain Popolo, … Continue reading

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She’s Always a Woman

This blog post is dedicated to all the beautiful women in my life. Wherever you may be around the world, you know who you are and you will always remain ever so dear in my heart. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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La Scala on Jersey, Woollahra

“I’ll meet you at the top of the stairs …..” is the catch phrase on its website. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Balla The Star, Sydney Lorenzo’s, Crows Nest A Tavola, Bondi Buon Ricordo, Paddington Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman Il … Continue reading

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Rengaya, North Sydney

Firstly, there are Japanese restaurants. Then, there are Japanese restaurants that serve good sushi. And then, there are Japanese restaurants that only do ramen. Still, there are also Japanese yakiniku restaurants. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Azuma, Sydney Tatsuya, Artarmon Sushia Izakaya & … Continue reading

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Photography & Food Styling Masterclass

“Be imaginative and challenge established norms. An eye for detail and respecting time-honoured traditions will never lead you astray.“ ~ Chopinand, on creating beautiful piano music ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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The Enigmatic & Extraordinary World of Martha Argerich

 ”Audiences are never important to me now and they never were” ~ Martha Argerich, legendary Argentine concert pianist ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano Vocalise, Sergei Rachmaninoff Sunset Cottesloe beach, Western Australia Ingrid Fliter plays Chopin, Sydney Opera House … Continue reading

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Bill Granger – Community Garden Initiative

“The taste of a cherry tomato, picked fresh and warmed by the sun is hard to beat even in a top restaurant” ~ Bill Granger, celebrity chef & Australia’s king of breakfast ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Dulce Luna, Sydney … Continue reading

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Pork Belly Prawn Noodles

“I know this prawn noodles I cook at home in Sydney is absolutely lethal compared the meek ones at food hawkers in Malaysia” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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