The Best Veggie Dishes in Sydney 2016

I loathe how vegetables don’t get to be in the limelight as much as meat or seafood. I was vegetarian when I was a child. My mom would tell me stories about how I would throw up even after eating some chicken broth. Over the years I’ve had to learn to eat more meat and…

Haloumi, Watermelon & Cucumber Salad Recipe

Haloumi is one of the greatest inventions of all time. It’s salty, it’s squeaky, it’s kinda crumbly. I love eating it on its own, grilled, with a squeeze of lemon. But it’s even more delicious when you add some element of sweetness to counteract the salty hit. Recently I knocked together a summery haloumi salad…

The Stinking Bishops, Enmore

I love cheese. There’s no denying it. It’s a close second to my love of carbs. Even better if you bring carbs AND cheese together. That’s death row meal material. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to check out The Stinking Bishops given my love affair with cheese. Anyway, I’m finally here and…

Strawberry, White Peach, Tomato & Feta Salad Recipe

I hate cooking. So when I have to prepare food for myself, it tends to be super easy stuff. Quite often it’s instant noodles or frozen pizza (I’ve ranked my fave frozen pizzas here if you’re interested). But sometimes I actually bring together fresh ingredients to form some kind of dish. Salads are my go-to…

The Q on Harris, Ultimo

Benji Salim is hoping to bring Indonesian coffee into the limelight in Australia. At The Q on Harris, he roasts the green coffee beans he imported from Indonesia. The Q is also home to a cozy cafe serving an all-day menu. The Q Coffee Benji imports single-origin green beans from various parts of Indonesia, working…

The Mandoo, Strathfield

It took me a while to get into Korean food because I only perceived it (inaccurately) to be laden with meaty delights. I’m much more of a veggie-lover, so the idea of Korean BBQ just didn’t appeal to me. Luckily, in the last decade or so I befriended a few Korean friends, and especially Jeff…

Saint Peter, Paddington

Champions of Australian sustainably sourced seafood, Saint Peter changes the menu daily to showcase only the best. Well-lit and slender, the Paddington restaurant is fitted out with only a small open kitchen. The food is great for sharing, although the tables are a tad small and there’s a bit of plate Tetris going on once all…

Kindred Restaurant, Darlington

Everything from the sourdough to the cultured butter and of course the pasta is made in-house at Darlington newcomer Kindred. There’s a long list on the back of the menu outlining what they make (it’s impressive! Whether it’s vincotto or yoghurt, they make it from scratch). We kick off dinner with the sweet potato triangoli. The four delicious triangles…

Continental Deli, Newtown

There’s something inviting about parking yourself at the bar for a meal. It’s often more spontaneous (usually it’s a walk-in policy at most bars), it’s informal, and you’ll get to see some elaborate cocktail or food prep theatrics close up and personal. Generally, bar food means smaller plates that are ideal for sharing – and that’s…

The Dolphin, Surry Hills

I find myself at The Dolphin’s Dining Room twice in the span of a month or so. I’m back again because the pappardelle bolognese was so freaking good the first time around that I needed to eat it again ASAP. The sauce is rich, deepened by buffalo ricotta and gremolata. But let’s talk about the pasta – MAN, it’s…

The Best Indonesian Restaurants in Sydney (and What You Should Order)

People often ask me what my favorite Indonesian restaurant is in Sydney. And in general, my response is it depends on the dish. There are plenty of great Indo restos, but each has their own specialty. Sometimes the menu is padded out with other Indonesian staples that people know and love, but they might not…

One Day in Ipoh, Malaysia

As part of our short adventure in KL, we reserve one of the days for a trip to Ipoh. I had heard many good things about the food in Ipoh, and since Sam’s mom calls it her home, we consulted her list of restaurants to check out. How to Get There & Around It’s worth…