Category Archives: Eating in Sydney

Customs House Bar, Sydney

Tempura prawns are crisp and light in its golden brown crust. This is great bar food, especially when dipped into a creamy preserved lemon aioli. ~~~~~O~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Bill Granger – Community Garden Initiative ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third Blogiversary … Continue reading

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SYDNAYSIA, The Rise of Sydney’s Asian Street Food

Sydneysiders have a soft spot for Malaysian satay and char kway teow A craze for Japanese ramen & Chinese soup dumplings A lustful craving for Indonesian ayam & nasi goreng An addiction to pad Thai & kana moo krob More … Continue reading

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IPPUDO Central Park, Chippendale

“With one quick yield of the chopstick, the ajitsuke tamago breaks open and a stream of vibrant yellow yolk floods into the flavoursome broth. For the very first time, I lose my IPPUDO virginity” ~~~~~~~~o~~~~~~~~ “You know I’m an IPPUDO … Continue reading

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Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo

“A Northern Territory steamed mud crab is vibrant orange head shell perched over dangly legs, beady eyes staring at us” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “It’s a seafood restaurant?” Mysaucepan asks. “Well, there are a few decent chunks of meat on the menu too” I reply. More … Continue reading

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Mary’s, Newtown

This restaurant does not have signage. What it has is ex-Tetsuya’s head chef Luke Powell and an entrance deliberately made to look like shit. And nowhere else in Sydney can a restaurant get away with this kind of grunge except … Continue reading

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Hotel Centennial, Woollahra

I remember falling in and out of love every other week during my younger days but this simple Campari sorbet got me falling in love instantly. This dessert does not have the girly sweetness of Miss World. It has the sultry … Continue reading

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Good Food Month, Citibank Moveable Feast

Dear Sydney food lovers, It’s that time of the year again! For the seventh year in a row, Citibank is delighted to partner with The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, offering its customers exclusive access to world-renowned chefs and … Continue reading

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Cho Cho San, Potts Point

“Digging in with your fingers and sucking the crap out of these prawns is not an option. It is mandatory in my books.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Spanish tapas, Middle-eastern tapas, Italian tapas, Greek tapas, dumping bar, wine bar, oyster bar, Japanese sushi bar, … Continue reading

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PROVENCE by Antoine, Concord

“Sous vide for up to sixteen hours at seventy-five degrees Celsius, this rib bone slides out of the meat like a hunting knife from its holster” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “Hey, Antoine just opened a new restaurant!” Mysaucepan declares excitedly. More related posts … Continue reading

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In Search of Sydney’s Best Pho

It breaks my heart to rate this pho second best. In so many respects, it really is the best. This pho is like the lover that got away but has a special place in your heart. It has in mine.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ … Continue reading

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Yellow, Potts Point

“This rib eye is like Anthony Mundine. It’s bloody tough and it will give your jaw a thorough workout” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “He’s the type of chef that likes experimenting with food” Mysaucepan says. “Well, he can experiment all he wants but the … Continue reading

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Chiswick, Woollahra

“Olive oil and squid ink are a canvass for triangular slices of chargrilled squid, topped with capers and pickled guindilla peppers, edible violas and nasturtium leaves” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chairman Mao Chinese Restaurant, Kensington The debate about the origins of food – a futile food … Continue reading

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WAQU, Crows Nest

This meat is melt-in-the-mouth tender with bold beefy flavours. Easily the dish of the evening. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ You will find croquette, prosciutto, carpaccio, beurre blance and balsamic vinegar sauce, foie gras and fig, Bagna càuda, Gâteau au Chocolat and Fromage de … Continue reading

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Mr Chow’s Peking Restaurant, Millers Point

 With just one mouthful, I am grateful to have lost my smoked bean curd rolls virginity. I care less they are not on most Chinese restaurant menus. I care a lot more that I shall return just for them. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ … Continue reading

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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~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:La Botte D’oro, Leichhardt Balla The Star, Sydney Via … Continue reading

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The Culinary World of Chase Kojima

“There is little choice but to close my eyes and savour each sinful piece of pork belly as it slowly melts away in my mouth” ~~~~~~~~

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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Glebe

“Earthy truffle aromas wafting from a snapper pie  become a head-turner the moment crisp pastry is carved open”

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Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

” This eggs blini is definitely a Jennifer Lawrence because it is so rich and pretty “ ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Dulce Luna, Sydney Bushwalk and breakfast at Dee Why beach Lunch at The Grounds of Alexandria Basalt Bar & … Continue reading

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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 Temasek, Parramatta Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket Malay-Chinese Takeaway, Sydney CBD Mamak, Sydney Interview: Simon Goh, Sydney’s restaurateur … 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

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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.

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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.

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