Category Archives: Seafood

Antoine’s Grill, Concord

“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:Antoine’s Grill, Concord Gowings Bar & Grill, Sydney Café Boheme, Potts Point Cafe Nice, … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Sydney Fish Market

It is often said that one should do what the Romans do when in Rome. I am definitely a fan of embracing the best of what a place has to offer when travelling. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:ChopinandMysaucepan – Our … Continue reading

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Teochew steamed gunard

“This Teochew style steamed fish with a heart-warming broth will rival any classic French bouillabaisse in taste and flavour.” Chopinand, Co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:A & W Coney Dog recipe Spanner Crab Salad Recipes – Inspirations … Continue reading

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Flying Fish, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney

“Should we be doing anything to celebrate my promotion and bonus this year?” Mysaucepan asks all of a sudden. “Well, I’d imagine that not many people even get bonuses these days let alone a promotion so I think we should” … Continue reading

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Christmas Feasts, Sydney 2012

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” ~ Goerge Carlin, American comedian, actor, author and philosopher ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ With the passing of each Christmas, I can’t help but think how lucky … Continue reading

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Sydney Seafood School Cookbook

The Sydney Fish Market is an important organisation which has made Sydney the world-class food destination that it is today. Reputed to be among the top three largest fish markets in the world, the Sydney Fish Market is a paradise … Continue reading

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Sushi Samurai, Neutral Bay

It is one of those Saturday afternoons that Mysaucepan and I could not decide whether to cook at home or go out for a simple meal. “Why don’t I ruffle up something simple at home since you’ve booked that hip … Continue reading

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Garfish, Kirribilli

“Good food is not found where restaurants are plentiful. Good food is where you discover it for yourself. “ ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ I often hear people remark that Sydney’s north shore is not as vibrant as Sydney’s … Continue reading

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Grilled Scampi with Herb & Garlic Butter

“Lets check out Barbeque Madness at Waterloo” Mysaucepan enthuse on this dreary Saturday afternoon. “What’s that?” I ask. “BBQ sets going for crazy prices?” “It’s BBQ stalls hosted by restaurants and it’s happening all over Sydney, it’s part of Crave … Continue reading

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The debate about the origins of food – a futile food fight?

“In an increasingly transient world, I believe the origins of food are becoming less relevant although I can appreciate why some food lovers would want to lay claim to the roots of its beginning. There is nothing wrong in having … Continue reading

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Food Safari in Sydney

“Good food, like good wine, should be shared among diners and the days of eating a whole main by yourself in a restaurant, may soon be over.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan Sydney restaurant closures – a sign of the … Continue reading

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Truffle flavoured Ling Fish Pie

Winter is fast descending upon us Down Under and as much as I love the cold weather, I find what makes winter special is the food that comes out from our kitchen. Having a toasty oven baking away is a … Continue reading

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Pan-seared Salmon Belly

Living in a seafood mecca like Sydney has some great advantages especially if you are a seafood lover. Mysaucepan and I love sheer variety and freshness of seafood that is so readily available all over Sydney. Salmon is one of my … Continue reading

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Restaurant 16, Neutral Bay

What are the similarities between Italian and Japanese cooking? In many ways, we can draw parallels between these two great cuisines of the world. The Italian ravioli has the equivalent of a wonton or the huge variety of Chinese dumplings … Continue reading

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Two Skinny Cooks, Berrima, Southern Highlands

“I think the ultimate sustainability is when you walk out into your garden and pick everything for your own lunch or dinner. If you need something else, ask your next door neighbour who may be growing something you don’t have. ” – … Continue reading

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Food Safari in Melbourne

I have always known Melbourne to be a food lovers’ paradise because of its vibrant multicultural and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Melbourne’s infamous climate of having “four seasons in a day”can sometimes confine one indoors all day. Some people believe this may … Continue reading

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The Wine International Group Sydney (TWIGS) Annual Dinner 2012

“The best way to enjoy a great wine is to pair it with three important things – great food, great music and great company.” ~ Chopinand ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ What do you get when you put a group of wine lovers together who … Continue reading

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ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time here but moments in time that give us inner peace. By capturing these moments on this blog, it is my hope it will also help you to relive your moments in … Continue reading

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A 1970’s retro dinner party

“Don’t forget the peas!”, Fiona reminds me. “It’s those little green suckers that give the food its retro look”, she adds. Our Christmas Eve dinner last December nostalgically brought us back in time to the 1970s where thick cream, hippy pants … Continue reading

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The Bridge Room, Sydney

In recent months, Sydney has really been inundated with new cafe and restaurant openings to the glee of foodies in town. It is definitely a very competitive time for restaurateurs as there are so many exciting and new dining options … Continue reading

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Celebrating friendship with good food and wine

It’s Saturday evening and the invitation is 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. We have been invited to a wine tasting party hosted by our friends KC and Molly at their home. Among those invited are KC’s friends from medical school … Continue reading

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Gems from New South Wales’ South coast

One of the exciting things about living in Sydney is the sheer natural beauty of its seascapes, cities, towns and villages along the coastal line of New South Wales. On this sunny day, we take a leisurely drive from Sydney … Continue reading

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Coast, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour

Cockle Bay Wharf at Sydney’s Darling Harbour is one of many tourist attractions around the CBD. Casual to fine dining restaurants, cafes, shops, the Sydney Aquarium and The Star (formerly The Star City Casino) are just a few attractions with … Continue reading

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2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon feasts

Chinese new year is always a festive time where Chinese people all over the world usher in the new year with family and friends. 2012 is the year of the Dragon, the only mystical animal among twelve on the chinese calendar. … Continue reading

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Barbeque prawns – Asian and Western style

Summer is here and all the backyard barbeques will start sizzling once again. Apart from the usual sausages and meats, I sometimes like to prepare a seafood barbeque from all the fresh seafood that we Sydneysiders have with such abundance. … Continue reading

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