Marque, Surry Hills

Marque, Surry Hills

Since I graduated university a few days earlier, something a little fancy was required. Marque offer a Friday lunch for $49 pp and with the booking made, we are ready to sample some of head chef, Mark Best’s creations...

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Quay

Quay

It’s my birthday! Well, 7 months ago. Off to a fine dining restaurant then. Somewhere that makes a mean snow egg dessert, ya’ll thinking what I’m thinking? Quay of course!

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Sepia

Sepia

Ah fine dining. It’s my most expensive vice, reserved for special occasions, this time it’s for a belated Valentines (yes I celebrate Valentines and yes I realise it’s now June please don’t remind me of the ridiculous backlog of posts I need to make, just please) I’m a huge fan of the degustation, and the one at Sepia is nine courses at $175pp which is dear but the gastronomical experience is so worth it...

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BBQ Goose!

BBQ Goose!

There are two Yat Lok BBQ locations. One at Hong Kong (Central) and the other at Tai Po. We went to the Tai Po one because Anthony Bourdain has been to that very same restaurant himself. The owner, (pictured to Anthony’s left) speaks English and was very friendly. He helped us decide what to order, even recommending sides...

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Coffee beef ribs recipe (and more!)

Coffee beef ribs recipe (and more!)

The coffee ribs is a Malaysian/Singaporean street stall dish, the meat that’s commonly used is pork but I’ve replaced it with beef and it works well. And the tiramisu recipe is a simple but satisfying one. Add as much coffee as you like but with both recipes I used a shot or two...

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Press Club, Melbourne

Press Club, Melbourne

Those of you who have been reading along will know that my partner Ash whisked me away to Melbourne for Valentines. (So romantic right?) Dining at The Press Club was the highlight of the trip.

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Bourke St Bakery, Surry Hills

Bourke St Bakery, Surry Hills

Only one week ago I was churning out close to 5000 words for the end of semester, to complete them properly and actually pass those assessments involved many days of ham and cheese toasties for lunch because the effort to cook anything was...
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Quay, Circular Quay

It’s my birthday! Well, 7 months ago. Off to a fine dining restaurant then. Somewhere that makes a mean snow egg dessert, ya’ll thinking what I’m thinking? Quay of course! 

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Marque, Surry Hills

Since I graduated university a few days earlier, something a little fancy was required. Marque offer a Friday lunch for $49 pp and with the booking made, we are ready to sample some of head chef, Mark Best’s creations.  Read more

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Ippudo, Broadway

If upscale ramen is your thing, Ippudo can certainly provide an excellent standard of ramen with flair. Read more

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Fish Place, Surry Hills

Excellent smoked fish and a colourful variety of salads and sides. Order at the counter and if you’re eating in, move to the courtyard dining area, be aware that seating is limited and your options include a vintage ironing board and rusted stools. Read more

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Sepia, Sydney CBD

Ah fine dining. It’s my most expensive vice, reserved for special occasions, this time it’s for a belated Valentines (yes I celebrate Valentines and yes I realise it’s now June please don’t remind me of the ridiculous backlog of posts I need to make, just please) Read more

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Tokyo Jazz Cafe, Bondi Junction

Look no further, we’ve found your next casual hangout. Healthy, delicious, reasonably priced Japanese with lovely service.  Read more

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Hanoi Eats

Hanoi Kids are an agency that provide free* tours. The tour guides are actually students learning English and want to practise speaking it, so in their spare time, they give tours of their city. Read more

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Yat Lok BBQ Goose & Tai Po Market, Hong Kong

Yat Lok BBQ is home to some fantastic Cantonese fare. Credit goes to Anthony Bourdain for this restaurant recommendation.
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World’s cheapest Michelin star restaurant – Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Here’s a tip: if you don’t know how to express a joke in a language, don’t utter it. One of a few things could go down and your taxi driver might take you for your word.
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The Choc Pot, Burwood

The very lovely folks from The Choc Pot invited Ash and I to try their menu. How could we say no to chocolate and waffles?

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