Do Dee Paidang, Haymarket

The spicy noodle soups at Do Dee in Chinatown are dictated by levels 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7. We’re unsure of what happened to level 4 or 6. After weeks of of toing and froing (yes, this warranted discussions weeks before we actually went for lunch here!), I end up settling for Do Dee Devil spicy…

Momofuku Seiobo, Pyrmont

While I spent my actual 30th birthday in Fiji (side note: I highly recommend spending the Big 3-0 on a tropical island), the night before we flew off to Nadi, Eric took me to Momofuku for my birthday dinner. The 10-course meal is without a doubt in the Top 10 of my 2014 eating adventures. First…

10 William St, Paddington

Daniel Pepperell’s all-star menu at 10 William St is severely awesome. We’re off to a good start with a whipped bottarga pretzel speckled with grated bottarga. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to pretzels because I grew up in Germany, but even so it’s a delicious thing. It doesn’t really taste like a pretzel at…

Monopole, Potts Point

For $65 Monopole‘s tasting menu is dangerously good value. Everything is to share. There wasn’t a single dish I didn’t like. And the presentation of each dish was spot on. We start with finely sliced cured meats. Delicate bits of cured duck breast, Berkshire pork neck and Rangers Valley bresaola are assembled on a wooden board…

Kim Restaurant, Potts Point

Korean food has slowly been spreading around the Sydney food scene, and I’m really glad for it when there are places like Kim Restaurant. Co-founders and co-chefs David Ralph and Tae Kyu (TK) Lee are cooking kick-ass Korean food with a contemporary flair. I start with a refreshing watermelon and pear cocktail that’s spiked with soju and cider….

Pei Modern, Sydney CBD

My mother (who is Indonesian) loves eating fish heads – it’s actually her favorite part of the fish. I can’t say I feel the same way about fish, or any other edible item on the dinner table for that matter. When we order half a Holmbrae chicken at Mark Best’s newest venture Pei Modern, I’m…

The Sparrow’s Mill, Sydney CBD

The first three times I EVER ate Korean fried chicken was somehow always in the company of Chocolatesuze. My first two encounters were at Arisun and NaruOne with Chocolatesuze and Vxdollface after they shook their booties in a dance class I teach every Wednesday. Not long after, I ran into Chocolatesuze, Grab Your Fork and Cheflx at an event, which…

Pub Life Kitchen, Ultimo

We thought at first we were cursed. We wanted to smash burgers on a Saturday night, but after commenting on one of Jovan Curic’s (@jovanananan) photos on Instagram, I was gutted to find out that they were actually closed for a function. We reshuffled our plans and decided on Sunday lunch, only to find out via the…

Icebergs Dining Room, Bondi Beach

With an unparalleled view of Bondi Beach, Icebergs Dining Room is one of the best restaurants in Sydney for a long lunch session. Feasting on delicious food while gazing at the turquoise sea is my idea of a good time. While there were some mishaps with the reservations team (ie. the lady wouldn’t believe that I…

LuMi Dining, Pyrmont

LuMi Dining was only a few weeks old when I visited on a sunny Saturday for lunch. I’m easily influenced by photos that people post on Instagram, and my strong desire to visit LuMi was thanks to chef Sam Young (@bigsamyoung) who I had met earlier this year at Minus 8 Underground. LuMi is furnished…

ACME, Rushcutters Bay

There’s no denying that I love pasta. It’s a love that runs deep. When I was a 6 or 7-year-old girl, if someone asked me what my favorite food was, my answer was ‘lasagna’ without fail. To this day I still have a special place for lasagna in my heart. New kid on the block ACME…