Kimchi Recipe

There’s something satisfying and eye-opening about fermentation. Whether it’s a loaf of sourdough or kimchi, the way it’s alive and bubbling is fascinating to me. Most of all, it’s easy to forget about the complex process, the skill, and the time that goes into handmaking dishes like kimchi, instead of just buying them at a…

What to Eat and Do in KL, Malaysia

I’ve been to KL three or four times before, but only a couple of days each time. This meant that I only ever saw the inside of shopping malls and a few touristy destinations like the Petronas Towers and the aquarium. A three-day trip to KL over the Easter long weekend was our chance to properly…

Yang Guo Fu Malatang, Chinatown

We were having ramen and Indo food at Dixon House Food Court when Daph and I were side-tracked by the long queue at Yang Guo Fu Malatang. I spotted this queue many times before, but I never dared to actually try it out because there isn’t a menu displayed, staff only speak Mandarin, and the whole…

Bar Brosé, Darlinghurst

Bar Brosé has opened where The Passage used to be, bringing a casual but polished wine bar to Darlinghurst. The space has been revamped with a lighter, brighter interior compared to the dark and heaving bar-cum-club I used to frequent for sliders and a bit of a dance. When we arrive at 3pm on Sunday (or…

Corn with Miso Butter, Bacon, and Sous Vide Eggs by David Chang

We’ve been binge watching The Mind of a Chef, and in one of the episodes David Chang makes this jaw-droppingly delicious-looking corn dish with miso butter and perfectly slow-cooked eggs. I’m sitting there yelping how much I wanna face plant in it. Lucky for me, I have a wonderful boyfriend who makes it for dinner…

What To Eat in Hobart, Tasmania

The food in Tasmania is arguably the best in the country. With incredible produce at their fingertips, chefs are free to experiment with only the finest, freshest ingredients. After collating a list of recommended restaurants, cafes, and markets, I shortlisted my favorites, and started making bookings. Bookings are essential at most of the restaurants I’ve…

A Sneak Peek of Orange F.O.O.D Week

The Food of Orange District (F.O.O.D) festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Running from 8th to 17th April, F.O.O.D Week is the country’s longest running regional food festival. You only need to drive about 3.5 hours out of Sydney to reach the charming food and wine hub. Showcasing quality produce and cool climate wine…

The Rabbit Hole, Redfern

Good tea, quality food, beautiful interiors, attentive service. The Rabbit Hole in Redfern has got it all. Eric and I both order the breakfast toast adventure with black tea chutney, spinach, bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise. I dig the flavors, especially of the hollandaise. The only downside is that the chutney has made the bread all…

Kensington Street Social, Chippendale

Nothing at Kensington Street Social disappoints. Service is impeccable. The fit out is fantastic. In fact I like everything about Kensington Street Social. Sure, there are some dishes that are better than others – but that’s expected. The food is adventurous without being overbearing. Start with the crisp ink crackers accompanied by a creamy cucumber and…

What To Do in Hobart, Tasmania

We spent most of our four days in Hobart at restaurants, but in between meals there were a few activities and fun stuff we explored. The Tassie capital is so small, you can pretty much walk anywhere within 15 minutes. There’s a town feel to it, more than a city feel. And at night it’s deathly…

Brainwave Cafe, Ultimo

Brainwave crosses Thai cuisine with cafe food, delivering on many fronts: fantastic value, friendly staff, and did I mention soft serves? The staff explain the specials the moment we walk through the door. Scrawled on a chalkboard, we know right away we’ll be ordering them. I’m sold on the hot chips with pulled pork (for…

Jonah’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel, Whale Beach

Recently I treated Eric to a surprise getaway at Jonah’s at Whale Beach for his 30th birthday. At first I was tempted by the bed, breakfast & dinner package the hotel offers. But after a few calculations, I was befuddled to find that the packages are more expensive than if you just book everything separately. So I went…