Category Archives: Eating in Sydney

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:LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont Criniti’s, Woolloomooloo Berta, Sydney La Scala on Jersey, Woollahra … 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:BASTILLE, Drummoyne VINE, Double Bay PROVENCE by Antoine, Concord Antoine’s Grill, Concord … Continue reading

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Subcontinental, Surry Hills

Pani puri can be a lot thinner and crisp though a tangy appetizer. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ First, he co-founded Longrain that showcased why Thai food is so much more than just green curry and kana moo krob. Then, his hellenic vibe of … Continue reading

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Opera Bar, Sydney Opera House

It’s difficult to find a more quintessential Sydney dining experience than  fish and chips on a glorious day at the Sydney Opera House. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Vic’s Meat Market, Pyrmont The Clovelly Hotel, Clovelly Manta Restaurant & Bar, … Continue reading

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Hartsyard, Newtown

 This fried chicken brings America’s deep south to Sydney’s Newtown among its eclectic mix of graffiti, pink hair, gothic eyes, nose rings and tongue studs. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Mary’s, Newtown Arabella Restaurant & Bar, Newtown Beschico, Epping Bloodwood, … Continue reading

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Cottage Point Inn, Cottage Point

The pairing of pork and scallop has been done to death by Sydney restaurants. But Chef Zika’s take on this dish is a game changer. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Gems from New South Wales’ South coast New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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Caysorn, Haymarket

The smoky aromas of this grilled baby octopus combines beautifully with a sweet and spicy seafood sauce. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:SYDNAYSIA, The Rise of Sydney’s Asian Street Food Khao Pla, Chatswood Nina’s Ploy Thai, Bondi beach Home Thai … Continue reading

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Hugos Bar Pizza, Kings Cross

Like the diners around us, these prawns are pretty though missing charred flavours of the grill. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ After so many years, images of that pork belly pizza at Hugos Bar Pizza one late Saturday evening with the Monk are still deliciously etched in my … Continue reading

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Tim Ho Wan, Kuala Lumpur

I’ve finally lost my Tim Ho Wan virginity at their Kuala Lumpur branch. But I’m not sure about all the hype because I didn’t get an orgasm.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2015 Restoran New Imbi … Continue reading

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Restoran Eight Treasure, Kuala Lumpur

These deep fried baby whitings are delightfully crisp with a tangy chilli and onion salsa. But the best part is the crunchy head so full of flavour.  Dear readers, I am back in this wonderful food haven that is Malaysia. Stay … Continue reading

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From City Slickers To Tree Huggers

“There can only be one captain on the ship”, my sister-in-law tells me wisely. “And that captain is your brother. He makes all the key decisions for our family.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Busshari Authentic Japanese Restaurant, Potts Point

Slices of king fish carpaccio is fresh with the umami of dark seaweed, a tangy tickle of dill vinaigrette and ponzu jelly. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Ichi-ban Boshi, Sydney Hotel Centennial, Woollahra Good Food Month, Citibank Moveable Feast Cho Cho … Continue reading

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The Potting Mix, Alexandria

 This slow-cooked Wagyu beef rib is succulent and yielding. But the notoriously long wait might quash your appetite before you even get to it. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Breakfast by Sokyo Breakfast with Bill Granger Customs House Bar, Sydney … Continue reading

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A Frank Canvas ~ Drawing flavours from the heart

Sydney is blessed with some of the freshest seafood money can buy. But a beautiful ingredient we can always add to our cooking pot is a good dose of love. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Easter Weekend at Callala Beach, Jervis Bay

 It was gloomy Good Friday but the sun came out to play on Easter Sunday. And so did we.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “You mean I’m finally getting to spend a long weekend with Penny and Margaret?” I ask Mysaucepan with bated breath. … Continue reading

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Cottage Point Inn, Cottage Point

The natural beauty of Sydney harbour is breathtaking to say the least. But this city is truly world class through its excellence in food, wine and hospitality. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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A Weekend in Central Coast, New South Wales

 It’s a glorious day in the Central Coast. But what makes this weekend special is the company of good friends. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Do you need an excuse for a nice weekend away from your usual routine? I don’t need one but … Continue reading

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

The road is long with many a winding turn That leads us to who knows where, who knows where But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother  ~ US songwriters Bobby Scott & Bob Russell, … Continue reading

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The Old Civic, Frenchs Forest

 Sydney has seen an explosion of burger joints. Some are good, some not so good. This burger is one of the better ones.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:The Belrose Hotel, Belrose The Bayview Hotel, Gladesville MEAT DISTRICT CO., Sydney The … Continue reading

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Edition Coffee Roasters, Darlinghurst

As I tuck into smørrebrød and skagen at this cafe touted so unique and different, I am thinking, “Where’s my bacon and eggs?” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Albert street Food & Wine, Brunswick Dulce Luna, … Continue reading

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Cipri Italian, Paddington

I feel ambivalent with each bite of this suckling pig…. there’s melting fat and crisp skin that are so decadently beautiful. But there’s also chewy skin and strands of lean meat that felt dry like the Sahara. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related … Continue reading

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Suckling Pig Noodles

This recipe is dedicated to the memory of my late Popo. My grandma was a wonderful cook who taught my mother how to cook and in turn, my mother taught me. In a beautiful country like Australia, I will be … Continue reading

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Arisun Express, Sydney

Sticky sweet and spicy with its residual crunch of deep fried batter, this style of Korean fried chicken have jostled its way into Sydney’s young hearts. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~

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Kiyomi, Gold Coast

Dressed with edible flowers, green apple matchsticks, foie gras and mizuna this scampi is a feast on the eye and a seductive dance on the palate. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Japaz, Neutral Bay Nishiki Wagyu Yakiniku, Crows Nest Nishiki … Continue reading

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Longueville Hotel, Lane Cove

 Seared to golden brown and laced with sweet potato cous cous, rocket leaves, pearls of red pomegranate and Persian feta, this barramundi fillet is like an Ancient king among dotting princesses. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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