Friday, 28 August 2015

Going crazy for matcha at Chanoma Cafe, Town Hall

I must say, I never really had a thing for Matcha until I travelled to Japan a couple of years ago. It was there that I had my very first matcha soft serve, and from then on that I developed a profound love for anything and everything green and tea-flavoured.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Manpuku Ramen, Chatswood | 2 Hungry Guys

Ramen lovers rejoice. 

Manpuku, Kingsford's stalwart ramen-ya, has expanded to open a second restaurant in Chatswood. The new restaurant has a similar menu to the original, with a slightly more upmarket interior and atmosphere.

Check out my post for Sydney food blog 2 Hungry Guys here, during which I had the pleasure of learning more about Manpuku's top quality ramen and unctuous handmade noodles from Chef Hideto Suzuki. With a ramen to suit all flavour and richness preferences, and a wide variety of authentic broths, there's something for everyone at Manpuku. Slurp away!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

In anticipation of summer | A foodie bucket list

With Sydney’s recent chilly cold snap this week and a calendar which seems to be flipping ever so rapidly towards the end of the year (What? Only four months until Christmas?! WHAT?!), I’ve been dreaming ever so blissfully of warmer weather and all the glorious summer fruits and vegetables that will come into season. To fulfil those wishful musings, I thought I’d write a post about all the things I’m looking forward to this not too distant summer.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cafe Oratnek, Redfern

Japanese food is one of my favourite cuisines. It’s fresh, tasty and healthy; full of pure, delicate but sophisticated flavours. When you integrate it into Sydney’s booming café culture, you get what I would consider to be the holy grail of culinary creation.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Stockroom Double Bay Dining, Double Bay

The gastonomic saying goes that there's always a second stomach for dessert. Whether you've just enjoyed a long, buffet lunch, a fast, casual meal or luxurious dining affair, the sweet appeal of a creamy, cool gelato or the calls of a square of decadent dark chocolate are hard to ignore, even when you're stomach seems to have already reached full capacity. 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Dumplings galore at The Mandoo, Strathfield

Among the many, many Korean BBQ restaurants in Strathfield, maintaining its presence on a relatively small, narrow corner shopfront, lies The Mandoo. It’s a handmade dumpling and noodle restaurant, with cute dumpling characters dancing on the front windows above a cluster of Korean and English menu items.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Going it spicy at Spice Temple, Sydney CBD

It amazes me how interior designers are able to integrate alluring spaces into the most unsuspecting areas. Spice Temple’s inconspicuous entrance - a hologram-like doorway tucked into a crevice to the side of Rockpool’s grand façade on Hunter Street - is a case in point.

Walk down the yellow-tinted stairwell to basement level, where you’ll emerge into a dimly-lit abyss marked by red slat screens and dark mood lighting. It’s instantly calming, and one can be forgiven for forgetting that busy Sydney city sits only a few stair flights away.