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“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:Café Boheme, Potts … Continue reading
“I know this prawn noodles I cook at home in Sydney is absolutely lethal compared the meek ones at food hawkers in Malaysia” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket Malay-Chinese Takeaway, Sydney CBD Mamak, Sydney Interview: … Continue reading
“Life is not about the length of our time but moments in time that give us peace and joy. By capturing these moments on this blog, I hope it will also help you to relive your moments in time that … Continue reading
“I have been to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on numerous occasions and I can confidently say the best pho in the world is not in Vietnam but right here in Sydney, Australia.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Old … Continue reading
Sydney’s dining scene is probably at its most vibrant in the last thirty years. Eatstreets abound where many have become a melting pot of exciting restaurants for locals.
If you are a fan of Chinese dumplings, there’s good news because the craze in Sydney continues since the opening of Lotus Dumpling Bar and The Argyle in the city. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:New Shanghai, Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant, … Continue reading
Sydney’s pub dining has come a long way in the last twenty years. It’s more than a decade ago when The Forresters in Surry Hills became the first pub to offer $5 steaks to draw in the crowd. More related … Continue reading
“A good Reuben is a sandwich with an attitude that stands out among sandwiches. It is the Zsa Zsa Gabor among the Julia Roberts of sandwiches if you will.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
“The marketing strategy of pricing mud crabs in half kilo is an obvious ploy to give a perception of value. But $27.60 a kilo at a restaurant is even cheaper than live mud crabs at the Sydney Fish Market which normally retail for around $30.” … Continue reading
As far as eating out is concerned, I have always been an advocate of a restaurant’s specialties. When it comes to fast food and cheap eats, this notion is even more prevalent if you’re looking for a ‘good meal’.
There are two of them. One is friendly and welcoming while the other is reserved, dark and mysterious. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Barrafina Tapas Bar, Sydney MoVida, Melbourne MoVida Aqui, Melbourne Spanish seafood paella
“I believe Temasek is an important restaurant in Sydney’s dining landscape because of its Hainanese chicken rice. Served at room temperature, this chicken has all the hallmarks of greatness ~ smooth, tender and flavoursome. The holy-trinity of condiments being caramel black sauce, ginger … Continue reading
Is there a steakhouse in your neighbourhood where you can choose your own steak knife? Most of Sydney’s best steakhouses are clustered around the CBD but since our first visit to a humble French style bistro in Sydney’s inner west suburb of … Continue reading
“This dish is a girl named Blossom. Beautiful edible blooms are scattered on crab cakes, finely julienne radish, celeriac, tangy aioli and lemon.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
How many pizzas and pastas would an Italian restaurant have dished out if it has been around for more than thirty five years? More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Il Baretto, Surry Hills ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary Amici Ristorante Pizzeria, Cammeray Spaghetti … Continue reading
Kung Hei Fatt Choy to all our Chinese readers!! More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore
This is a sponsored blog post. ChopinandMysaucepan received financial compensation. All views and opinions are our own. There is no better time to order home delivery when bad weather stops you from going out or on one of those days … Continue reading
jones the grocer (its name spelt with alphabets all in lower case) launched its first eponymous store from a converted terrace in Sydney’s prestige eastern suburb of Woollahra in 1996. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Rio Barbecue, Dee Why Pork ribs … Continue reading
Sydney’s inner west suburb of Ashfield is famous for its countless Chinese restaurants along Liverpool road serving all kinds of dumplings and xiao long baos. But tucked away from the busy restaurant strip in the residential area on Queen street … Continue reading
Since re-branding itself as The Star from its tacky past of being The Star City, Sydney’s casino has been upping the ante on its stable of restaurants.
“It’s so tasty, I’m digging the crap out of this crab” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It’s a well-known fact that restaurant linchpin Justin Hemmes don’t do things in halves.
“This pizza is so soggy and wet, I can hardly pick it up!” we hear someone say at the next table. Welcome to the tradition of the Neapolitan style pizza that has made Via Napoli Pizzeria in North Shore’s Lane Cove … Continue reading
Happy 2014 to all our dear readers!! I would like to begin the new year with an inspiring blog post which has little to do with food or music and much to do with the strength and beauty of the … Continue reading
These days many Cantonese restaurants in Sydney have ‘seafood restaurant’ in their name and with good reason too.
I love summer for all the different reason that I enjoy the mild winters in Sydney – long hot days on the beach with a few cold beers is pretty hard to beat.