Author Archives: Mysaucepan

Eschalot, Berrima, New South Wales

  It has been more than two years since Chopinand and I had a weekend away in one of our favourite places in New South Wales. We love the Southern Highlands because of its fresh air, lush greenery, beautiful gardens and most … Continue reading

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Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater

Strozzapretti is appropriately “priest choker” or “priest strangler” in Italian because of its rope-like appearance. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Not long ago, Sydney’s Italian food scene was dominated by restaurants serving popular pastas and pizzas that were great but not differentiated by regional flavours. Now … Continue reading

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LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

“If the Indians can eat masala and spicy curries with yoghurt, why can’t Italians eat this lamb rib with remnants of soybean?” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Buon Ricordo, Paddington Il Baretto, Surry Hills Restaurant 16, Neutral Bay Amici Ristorante Pizzeria, … Continue reading

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Bishop Sessa, Surry Hills

This dessert is refreshingly light where passionfruit infused kiwifruit cheesecake is paired with biscuit crumb, lightened with a fresh herbaceous basil ice cream. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Missy French, Potts Point Peppercorn, Cremorne Guillaume, Paddington JPB at Swissotel, Sydney … Continue reading

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BASTILLE, Drummoyne

“Chef Kay Hwang’s talent and technique is testament that mastery of French cooking is not limited to French chefs” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Berta, Sydney

Soft, earthy lentils are soaking up rich roasting juices like little spongelettes. We rate this slow-roasted goat as one of the stand-out winter dishes this season. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

Update: September 2013 – Ormeggio at The Spit was awarded Two Hats at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2014. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It all started with my birthday dinner in January. I posted a question on Facebook and was … Continue reading

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Acme Bar & Coffee, Kuala Lumpur

This is the eleventh blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore The Scarlet, a … Continue reading

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The Bucket List, Bondi beach

While Chopinand loves his steaks and burgers, I love seafood and more than that, I adore shellfish, especially prawns, crabs, lobsters, scallops, oysters, mussels and clams. So when I heard there was a New England style clam bake at The Bucket … Continue reading

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Celebrating 60 years of great friendship and life

When we received a 60th birthday bash invitation from our friend Chris, Chopinand and I were pleasantly surprised. “Old ruin at old ruin” was the caption on the card, written with the signature wicked humour of his wife Peta. Among … Continue reading

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Catalina, Rose Bay

A delicious life of good food and music To accompany this blog post, I have chosen Sailing composed by Christopher Cross, legendary American songwriter who won 5 Grammy Awards with his self-titled debut album, in 1979. Click the video below to … Continue reading

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Hideo Dekura demystifies Japanese ingredients

Having been a restaurant co-judge with Hideo Dekura, I’ve had the pleasure of dining with him many times. On each occasion, we would exchange banter about food and I never fail to learn something new about Japanese cuisine. For example, … Continue reading

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Day 25 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Crispy duck with sweet potato mash and French beans

* This post is part of  the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast … Continue reading

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Day 20 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Japanese green tea and wasabi mousse

* This post is part of  the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer.  UPDATE: … Continue reading

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Day 9 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Coffee, nutella and vanilla pannacotta

* This post is part of  the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. * … Continue reading

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Lolli Redini, Orange, NSW

Our recent trip to Orange was made more memorable because of so many great restaurants, serving good, honest food with the freshest of local ingredients. One such restaurant is Lolli Redini, which has been award with a Chef’s hat in … Continue reading

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Pasta with Chorizo and red sauce

This is a sure-fire summer sizzler. Instead of the usual meat and sausages, I would fire up the BBQ to slap on some of these thick chunky chorizo sausages on the smoking grill. Lightly spray the grill with some good … Continue reading

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Racine Restaurant, Orange

Our recent weekend away to Orange was truly a memorable where the highlight was lunch at Racine Restaurant. The dish that left us raving about fresh, hearty country produce and the deft skills of chef Shaun Arantz is the signature … Continue reading

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Basalt Bar & Dining, Millthorpe

Update: This restaurant has permanently closed its business operations. On our way back from our Orange trip, we decided to stop by Millthorpe to nose around for lunch even though I was secretly eyeing KFC joints along the highway. This … Continue reading

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Chicken pie made easy

I have just cooked a wok of chicken pie filling by sweating a leek, onion with some olive oil and then adding steamed chicken breasts, thigh fillets, Swiss brown mushrooms, peas and a secret weapon –  a can of creamy … Continue reading

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