Category Archives: Eating in Sydney

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 Burger Shed, Mosman Hunters Hill Hotel, Hunters Hill The Clovelly Hotel, Clovelly … 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:Customs House Bar, Sydney Bill Granger – Community Garden Initiative ChopinandMysaucepan – Our … 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~~~~~~~~

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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~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Beschico, Epping Ratu Sari, Kingsford, Sydney

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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:Cho Cho San, Potts Point WAQU, Crows Nest The … 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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Breakfast by Sokyo

The rich miso hollandaise and edamame are clever Japanese twists. Paired with crisp, streaky bacon and a pillowy brioche, this eggs Benedict is up there with Sydney’s best. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Albert street Food & Wine, Brunswick Dulce Luna, … Continue reading

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Cafe Paci, Darlinghurst

“There’s prawn oil, meat, tomato and melted cheese.  It’s like eating a deconstructed pizza, except I prefer the comforts of a regular pizza” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:SYDNAYSIA, The Rise of Sydney’s Asian Street Food Manta Restaurant & Bar, … Continue reading

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Hawker, Sydney

The flesh comes apart in succulent strands. With a squeeze of lemon juice and pungent sambal this grilled skate wing is doing a spicy and exotic Malaysian joget in my mouth. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker … Continue reading

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BLACK by Ezard, Sydney

No doubt this rib eye steak is good but it is like the Tiger Woods of late. Sous vide execution is flawless but mojo is lacking bold flavours of chargrilled meat. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Modern Japanese Inspirations from … Continue reading

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Tramontina Churrasco Feast

This picanha churrasco sizzling away on the griddle is sexier than a dozen half naked Brazilian girls doing the samba in my face. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Ichi-ban Boshi, Sydney

The chunky strips of chasu in this ramen is smoky and so delicate it melts away in my mouth. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:IPPUDO Central Park, Chippendale Ju Ju, Kings Cross Hana-JuRin, Crows Nest, Sydney

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Momofuku, Sydney

“I was like, ‘what da f*&%’ ! Keep your pants on guys, it’s just a freaking pork bun for Christ’s sake! Food tastes better when you stop reading pesky food reviews and just listen to your own heart.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Vic’s Meat Market, Pyrmont

“My father came to Australia in 1971 literally with just the shirt on his back. As humble migrants from Croatia, our family worked extremely hard. And this is where we are today” ~ Anthony Puharich, Owner of Vic’s Premium Quality … Continue reading

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Blackbird Cafe, Sydney

 ”It’s a little strange that my steak is garnished with micro herbs. But it’ll do coz this piece of red meat is succulent with all its beefy flavours” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Billy Kwong, Potts Point

“Kylie Kwong is like a Leonard Bernstein in her restaurant kitchen, orchestrating a team of chefs whose food play beautiful music on my palate” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “TUK  TUK  TUK”, the loud clashing sound of two heavy wooden batons clutched by Kylie … Continue reading

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LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

“Orange and black are remarkable colour combinations on a modern art palette. At LuMi, orange, sea urchin, golden shavings of bottarga and squid ink chitarra combine for a remarkable sensation on your palate.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Criniti’s, Woolloomooloo … Continue reading

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The Belrose Hotel, Belrose

Salt caramelization on this rib eye fat is bold and beefy, just like the porky goodness of chunky bacon bits on my baked potato.  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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The Bayview Hotel, Gladesville

Luscious chunks of lobster meat is villain food in a James Bond movie. But Bond is not the hero here. It is the tempestuous villain girl in a pillowy brioche with her buttery decadence. ~~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~~

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Breakfast with Bill Granger

“Yellow and orange are brilliant morning colours and even more so when you are having breakfast with Bill Granger” ~~~~~O~~~~~ Whether pomegranate & coconut yoghurt with blueberries, almond butter on rye, bacon and egg roll with spiced mango chutney or … Continue reading

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MEAT DISTRICT CO., Sydney

MEAT DISTRICT CO. has thrown down the gauntlet, joining Sydney’s burgeoning burger warfare with ten different burgers on its menu. A hefty cheeseburger with bacon and aged cheddar costs just twelve bucks. It comes with caramelized onions, pickles, house sauce … Continue reading

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Chefs Gallery, North Ryde

“With seven multiple folds, Noodle Master Pei Lin Jai has split a piece of dough into one hundred and twenty eight individual strands of noodles” ~ ~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2012, Sydney Interview: Chef … 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~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Cafe Nice, Sydney

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VINE, Double Bay

“Succulent strands of meat appear as I sink my fork into this lamb shoulder” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chinta Kechil, Double Bay

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