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In The Kitchen: Sweetness the Patisserie

Nestled at the end of one of Epping’s ‘busy’ strips (read: sleepily peaceful at 10AM on Friday morning) Sweetness the Patisserie is decidedly anti-Wonka. Instead of the vivid, attention-seeking kaleidoscope of sounds, colours and...
Queen's High Tea at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Royal Tea Stand at Sheraton On The Park

High tea or more correctly, afternoon tea is one of my most favourite leisurely activities. During the month of June, Sheraton On The Park will be serving a special royal edition to celebrate Queen's...
Meet-Fresh, Haymarket / Chinatown Sydney

Meet Fresh: Taiwanese Dessert House

Meet Fresh has been open in Sydney for about seven months and is just next door to Mamak. No matter what time of the day or night I passed it, there seemed to be...
Matcha-(Japanese-Green-Tea)-Pound-Cake-Muffins

Matcha (Japanese Green Tea) Pound Cake Muffins

I've blabbed on about matcha this and matcha that in my recent Japan blog posts but how many of you really know what matcha is? Matcha (抹茶) is basically finely-milled Japanese green tea. Traditionally used in...
Aussie-Bob’s-Fish-and-Chips, Shoal Bay

Aussie Bob’s Fish and Chips

Thought the deep-fried Mars Bar was good? Wait 'til you've tried the sensational deep-fried Oreo! But before we get carried away with dessert, let me show you the fish and chips which lured me to...
DIY Milkshake, The Vogue Cafe

The Vogue Cafe, Macquarie Park

The inside of a shopping centre has never quite been the ideal location that comes to mind for a café. Yet, despite the inescapable limitations of its location, the long lines outside The Vogue...
XS Espresso "The Bomb" Smoothie

XS Espresso, Wetherill Park, Sydney

Sugar-packed milkshakes are all the rage right now. Whenever news breaks of a new place serving up these delicious bad boys, dessert fanatics flock to the eatery in an effort to sample the sweet goodness...
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ICED TEA 101

If I were to think back to childhood movie sessions, I don't really think of popcorn and soft drink; for me, it was always the satisfying 'plok' of a straw piercing the plastic seal of...
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Top 10 list of the best I’ve eaten in 2009

In celebration of the new year, I thought it would be suitable to look back at all of my best eats in 2009. Here, I've included some of my most frequently visited restaurants as...
The finished couer a la crème dessert with blueberry, black sesame sponge and lemon balm pictured on a black plate. Created by BlackStar Pastry's Christopher Thé

Unveiling BlackStar Pastry’s latest creation with Nikon

If you feel like you’ve seen BlackStar Pastry’s watermelon strawberry cake before, that’s probably because it’s the most Instagrammed dessert in the world. Owner of BlackStar Pastry, Christopher Thé, is known for his photogenic...

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