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Author Archives: Chopinand
There are two of them. One is friendly and welcoming while the other is reserved, dark and mysterious. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan: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:Popolo, Rushcutters Bay La Disfida Enoteca Pizza, Haberfield Buon Ricordo, Paddington Ormeggio at … Continue reading
Kung Hei Fatt Choy to all our Chinese readers!! More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore 2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon feasts
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. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Mr. Wong, Sydney
“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. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Lotus Dumpling Bar, Walsh Bay Star Capital Seafood Restaurant, Chatswood Pacific Seafood BBQ House, Richmond Chen’s Kitchen, Wembley, … Continue reading
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.
Almost one hundred years ago in 1915, Antonino Meli decided to pack his clothes into a suitcase and began his arduous journey from Italy to Australia by boat. Arriving in Sydney for the first time, the 17 year-old slept on Mosman … Continue reading
~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “This salad is the hero of tapas and wine bar dining. With Spanish blue, jamon and honey, a spectrum of wine possibilities come to mind, from a chardonnay with rich oak to a jammy pinot noir.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
A Tavola (meaning “to the table”) is inspired by the childhood memories of Head Chef and Owner Eugenio Maiale whilst playing in his Adelaide home backyard as he waited for the dinner bell to chime “a tavola”.
“I am not afraid to admit I am a huge fan of the ham and pineapple pizza. And I can assure you there isn’t a guy from wikipedia lurking in this pizzeria.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
“I think you will like this place because they apparently have some good steaks on the menu” Mysaucepan tells me in earnest. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Cafe Nice, Sydney
“Two bridge railings symbolize two people supporting each other through life’s journey. But when one railing is missing, it is like one half has gone away.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ As we all know, to be considered great, … Continue reading
Mysaucepan is a devout fan of anything French. Actually she’s a Francophile if you will. Her heart swoons at the mere mention of Paris although I should also declare my heritage is anything but French.
There was a time in Sydney when the neighbourhood Thai restaurant was considered hip and exotic.
“The view of the sea is so beautiful that words are not necessary. The music in my mind conjures a poetry of the sea before me” ~ Chopinand, co-author ChopinandMysaucepan on Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-tableaux Op. 39 no. 2 in A minor … Continue reading
Coffee lovers must be having it good these days judging by the sheer number of artisan roasters jostling among cafe and restaurant strips in urban neighbourhoods.