Category Archives: Eating in Sydney

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 Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket Malay-Chinese Takeaway, Sydney CBD Mamak, Sydney Interview: Simon Goh, Sydney’s restaurateur extraordinaire Chinta … 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:Home delivery pizza party Via Napoli Pizzeria, Lane Cove Rosso Pomodoro, Balmain Popolo, Rushcutters Bay La Disfida … Continue reading

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La Scala on Jersey, Woollahra

“I’ll meet you at the top of the stairs …..” is the catch phrase on its website. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Lorenzo’s, Crows Nest A Tavola, Bondi Buon Ricordo, Paddington Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman Il Baretto, Surry Hills

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Rengaya, North Sydney

Firstly, there are Japanese restaurants. Then, there are Japanese restaurants that serve good sushi. And then, there are Japanese restaurants that only do ramen. Still, there are also Japanese yakiniku restaurants. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Azuma, Sydney Tatsuya, Artarmon Sushia Izakaya & … Continue reading

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Bill Granger – Community Garden Initiative

“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

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ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third Blogiversary

“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

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An Restaurant, Bankstown

“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~~~~~~~~

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Arabella Restaurant & Bar, Newtown

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.

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Dainty Dumpling House, Rhodes

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:Ribs & Burgers, Rhodes New Shanghai, … Continue reading

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The Flynn, Sydney

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

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Reuben & Moore, Westfield Sydney

“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~~~~~~~~

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Tingha Chinese Restaurant, Homebush West

“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

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Tan Viet, Eastwood

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’.

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Contrabando, Sydney

There are two of them. One is friendly and welcoming while the other is reserved, dark and mysterious.

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Temasek, Parramatta

“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

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Antoine’s Grill, Concord

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

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Gowings Bar & Grill, Sydney

“This dish is a girl named Blossom. Beautiful edible blooms are scattered on crab cakes, finely julienne radish, celeriac, tangy aioli and lemon.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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La Botte D’oro, Leichhardt

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:ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary Oxtail Spagbol Cafe Sopra, Walsh Bay, Sydney Quarter Twenty … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year of the Horse 2014

Kung Hei Fatt Choy to all our Chinese readers!! More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore

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jones the grocer, Westfield Sydney

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:Papi Chulo, Manly Rio Barbecue, Dee … Continue reading

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Excelsior Jones, Ashfield

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

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Balla The Star, Sydney

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.

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