Author Archives: Chopinand

Arisun Express, Sydney

Sticky sweet and spicy with its residual crunch of deep fried batter, this style of Korean fried chicken have jostled its way into Sydney’s young hearts. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Mary’s, Newtown Beschico, Epping Ratu Sari, Kingsford, Sydney

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Kiyomi, Gold Coast

Dressed with edible flowers, green apple matchsticks, foie gras and mizuna this scampi is a feast on the eye and a seductive dance on the palate. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Good Food Month, Citibank Moveable Feast Cho Cho San, … Continue reading

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Longueville Hotel, Lane Cove

 Seared to golden brown and laced with sweet potato cous cous, rocket leaves, pearls of red pomegranate and Persian feta, this barramundi fillet is like an Ancient king among dotting princesses. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:The Clovelly Hotel, Clovelly Hotel Centennial, Woollahra … Continue reading

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Breakfast by Sokyo

The rich miso hollandaise and edamame are clever Japanese twists. Paired with crisp, streaky bacon and a pillowy brioche, this eggs Benedict is up there with Sydney’s best. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Cafe Paci, Darlinghurst

“There’s prawn oil, meat, tomato and melted cheese.  It’s like eating a deconstructed pizza, except I prefer the comforts of a regular pizza” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:SYDNAYSIA, The Rise of Sydney’s Asian Street Food Manta Restaurant & Bar, … Continue reading

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Chen’s Kitchen, Wembley, Perth

This toothfish is crisp with its sweet, succulent flesh coming apart in flakes. Paired with a special soy sauce, this is the quintessence of good Cantonese cuisine. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Mr Chow’s Peking Restaurant, Millers Point Lee Ho … Continue reading

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Hawker, Sydney

The flesh comes apart in succulent strands. With a squeeze of lemon juice and pungent sambal this grilled skate wing is doing a spicy and exotic Malaysian joget in my mouth. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker … Continue reading

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BLACK by Ezard, Sydney

No doubt this rib eye steak is good but it is like the Tiger Woods of late. Sous vide execution is flawless but mojo is lacking bold flavours of chargrilled meat. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Modern Japanese Inspirations from … Continue reading

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Tramontina Churrasco Feast

This picanha churrasco sizzling away on the griddle is sexier than a dozen half naked Brazilian girls doing the samba in my face. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Ichi-ban Boshi, Sydney

The chunky strips of chasu in this ramen is smoky and so delicate it melts away in my mouth. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:IPPUDO Central Park, Chippendale Hideo Dekura demystifies Japanese ingredients Ju Ju, Kings Cross Hana-JuRin, Crows Nest, … Continue reading

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Momofuku, Sydney

“I was like, ‘what da f*&%’ ! Keep your pants on guys, it’s just a freaking pork bun for Christ’s sake! Food tastes better when you stop reading pesky food reviews and just listen to your own heart.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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A beautiful day in Fremantle, Western Australia

 You are the sunshine of my life, that’s why I’ll always be around You are the apple of my eye, forever you’ll stay in my heart ~ Stevie Wonder, US singer and songwriter ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chen’s Kitchen, … Continue reading

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Vic’s Meat Market, Pyrmont

“My father came to Australia in 1971 literally with just the shirt on his back. As humble migrants from Croatia, our family worked extremely hard. And this is where we are today” ~ Anthony Puharich, Owner of Vic’s Premium Quality … Continue reading

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Blackbird Cafe, Sydney

 ”It’s a little strange that my steak is garnished with micro herbs. But it’ll do coz this piece of red meat is succulent with all its beefy flavours” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Punjabi Tomato Goat Curry

This goat curry is aromatic with warming flavours of cumin, cardamom, turmeric, guntoor chilli and garam masala. What I need is a warm garlic naan to mop up the glorious sauce. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Billu’s, Harris Park

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Billy Kwong, Potts Point

“Kylie Kwong is like a Leonard Bernstein in her restaurant kitchen, orchestrating a team of chefs whose food play beautiful music on my palate” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “TUK  TUK  TUK”, the loud clashing sound of two heavy wooden batons clutched by Kylie … Continue reading

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LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

“Orange and black are remarkable colour combinations on a modern art palette. At LuMi, orange, sea urchin, golden shavings of bottarga and squid ink chitarra combine for a remarkable sensation on your palate.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Criniti’s, Woolloomooloo … Continue reading

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The Belrose Hotel, Belrose

Salt caramelization on this rib eye fat is bold and beefy, just like the porky goodness of chunky bacon bits on my baked potato.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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The Bayview Hotel, Gladesville

Luscious chunks of lobster meat is villain food in a James Bond movie. But Bond is not the hero here. It is the tempestuous villain girl in a pillowy brioche with her buttery decadence. ~~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~~

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Breakfast with Bill Granger

“Yellow and orange are brilliant morning colours and even more so when you are having breakfast with Bill Granger” ~~~~~O~~~~~ Whether pomegranate & coconut yoghurt with blueberries, almond butter on rye, bacon and egg roll with spiced mango chutney or … Continue reading

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MEAT DISTRICT CO., Sydney

MEAT DISTRICT CO. has thrown down the gauntlet, joining Sydney’s burgeoning burger warfare with ten different burgers on its menu. A hefty cheeseburger with bacon and aged cheddar costs just twelve bucks. It comes with caramelized onions, pickles, house sauce … Continue reading

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Chefs Gallery, North Ryde

“With seven multiple folds, Noodle Master Pei Lin Jai has split a piece of dough into one hundred and twenty eight individual strands of noodles” ~ ~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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VINE, Double Bay

“Succulent strands of meat appear as I sink my fork into this lamb shoulder” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:BASTILLE, Drummoyne Chinta Kechil, Double Bay Cafe Nice, Sydney

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The Burger Shed, Mosman

The patty is well-charred, succulent and beefy. And the sesame bun passes my pillowy test too. ~~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Hunters Hill Hotel, Hunters Hill

This chermoula grilled lamb cutlet is moorish with North African herbs and spices. Beautifully caramelized, it is tender and juicy with a blush of pink inside. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ This hotel has gone through a recent refurbishment with intimate cocktail rooms and private … Continue reading

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