Author Archives: Chopinand

Chiswick, Woollahra

The menu is driven by fresh seasonal produce from a 150-square metre kitchen garden. And with a dedicated gardener working with the chefs, it is no wonder beautiful edible flowers and nasturtium leaves, among rosa radish and French tarragon, are … Continue reading

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WAQU, Crows Nest

You will find croquette, prosciutto, carpaccio, beurre blance and balsamic vinegar sauce, foie gras and fig, Bagna càuda, Gâteau au Chocolat and Fromage de Chèvre on its menu. But it is neither French nor Italian because this restaurant boasts a … Continue reading

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Mr Chow’s Peking Restaurant, Millers Point

~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~  With just one mouthful, I am grateful to have lost my smoked bean curd rolls virginity. I care less they are not on most Chinese restaurant menus. I care a lot more that I shall return just for them. … Continue reading

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The Culinary World of Chase Kojima

“There is little choice but to close my eyes and savour each sinful piece of pork belly as it slowly melts away in my mouth” ~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Sushi Hon, Westfield Sydney

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Wine Tasting in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” ~ Joan Collins, US actress and author ~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Wine Tasting Yarra Valley, Victoria MoVida, Melbourne Pei Modern, Melbourne Albert … Continue reading

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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Glebe

Sailboats are gently rocking in the water to the sound of lapping waves. There are breathtaking waterviews too.

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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:Bill Granger – Community Garden Initiative The Flynn, Sydney Reuben & Moore, Westfield Sydney Excelsior Jones, Ashfield Café … 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:Pork Belly Prawn Noodles Temasek, Parramatta Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket Malay-Chinese Takeaway, Sydney CBD Mamak, Sydney Interview: Simon Goh, Sydney’s restaurateur … 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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