Tag Archives: Chinese

Cookbook review: Spice Temple by Neil Perry

I was never a big fan cooking with Sichuan pepper but its subtle nuances in this beef brisket has brought me back again. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Neil Perry’s love of Chinese food – first eating it, and then cooking it – goes … Continue reading

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He Tai Open Kitchen Yum Cha, North Ryde

Beautiful wok technique and homemade XO sauce give due justice to these king prawns. The bonus is tangy finger lime popping in my mouth. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Sydney’s dining scene has never been so vibrant and competitive in recent years. Each week, new … Continue reading

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Chen’s Kitchen, Wembley, Perth

This toothfish is crisp with its sweet, succulent flesh coming apart in flakes. Paired with a special soy sauce, this is the quintessence of good Cantonese cuisine. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Vasse Felix, Margaret River, Western Australia Cullen Wines, … Continue reading

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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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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~~~~~~~~

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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~~~~~~~~

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Lee Ho Fook, Collingwood

For ‘modern food’ to pass the taste test it must impress to the point of acceptance in its own right whilst paying homage to the beauty of tradition that paved the way for its success. It is like the young … 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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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’. More … Continue reading

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Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant, Chatswood

These days many Cantonese restaurants in Sydney have ‘seafood restaurant’ in their name and with good reason too.

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Asian food warfare – The rise and rise of Asian food in Sydney

There was a time in Sydney when the neighbourhood Thai restaurant was considered hip and exotic. More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Dainty Dumpling House, Rhodes New Shanghai, Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant, Chatswood

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Lotus Dumpling Bar, Walsh Bay

It’s easy to see the fascination with dumplings hitting Sydney at the moment. After all, when dumplings are discussed around a dining table, most people think jiaozi (the Mandarin term for the more common Cantonese gow gee), steamed xiao long … Continue reading

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Star Capital Seafood Restaurant, Chatswood

With the new upgrade of Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre and refurbishment of The Concourse over the last few years, Chatswood has morphed into a thriving CBD and metropolis in Sydney’s lower north shore.

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Pacific Seafood BBQ House, Richmond

 “The roast duck at Pacific House in Melbourne is definitely comparable to some of the best that Sydney has to offer.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~  Everytime I make a trip to Melbourne, I know in the back of my mind that good and … Continue reading

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Chen’s Kitchen, Wembley, Perth

“I can easily eat this delicious chicken as a leftover cold meat the next day and the coagulated gravy gel melting in my mouth would be bonus too.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan 

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Lau’s Family Kitchen, St Kilda

“What’s for lunch today?” I ask Mysaucepan. “Well, we have quite a few choices don’t we?” she replies, looking at her long list of eateries that she has identified during our short trip to Melbourne. “What are some of Melbourne’s … Continue reading

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Chairman Mao Chinese Restaurant, Kensington

“YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!” I yell out, somewhat redolent of tennis legend John McEnroe’s infamous outbursts against Wimbledon umpires when lines calls didn’t go his way. “But this place is really good for its slow-braised pork belly though” Mysaucepan pleads. … Continue reading

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Mr. Wong, Sydney

Update: 4 September 2013: Mr. Wong is awarded two hats and Best New Restaurant in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2014. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Rightfully or otherwise, Urbanspoon has recently become a powerful surrogate to traditional food guides and print … Continue reading

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Peking Inn, Pymble

UPDATE November 2015: This restaurant has permanently closed for business. “Fine, you might be having a few good meals in Paris right now but the boys are taking me out for dinner tonight too” I say to Mysaucepan, who is away … 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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First Blogiversary winner announced

We wish to announce the winner of the giveaway above from our First Blogiversary blogpost goes to: leaf, writer of the indolent cook food blog. We share your sentiments the Ipoh hor fun recipe is one of our all-time favourites and a … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2012, Sydney

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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Interview: Chef Hamish Ingham and his take on Modern Chinese cuisine

“Good food depends almost entire on good ingredients”                                                                 … Continue reading

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Spice Temple, Sydney

Every so often, Sydney’s dining scene comes up with a restaurant that is a little different. Spice Temple is a move away from traditional Cantonese fine dining. Instead, its menu is inspired by flavours that is Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, … Continue reading

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