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Pu’er on Danks (Dumpling & Tea House), Waterloo Sydney

The history of Chinese teahouses can be traced back to the Tang (618–907 AD) and Song (960–1279) dynasties.  Stemming from the need for roadside sanctuaries for rest, teahouses have since transitioned to becoming a...


When in search of a great restaurant in an unknown territory, I'd often flip through the Gourmet Traveller restaurant guide. In no time, I was deciding between Restaurant Two (two out of three stars,...

The Hardware Societe, Melbourne

If I ever open a cafe, it would be exactly like this. It would be casual and cosy with a romantic charm; there would be fabulous and affordable breakfast and lunch options served on...
Sumac Restaurant, Darling Harbour

Sumac Restaurant

I had the duck as my main dish. The duck was coated with a coarse mixture of pistatios, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, macadamia nuts and sesame seeds, then panfried to a perfect pink, and the falafel cake was rich and crunchy. This was topped up with a sweet pilaf which was a heavenly marriage of figs and caramelised onion.

Rosie Campbell’s, Surry Hills

Your new Caribbean escape has just hit Surry Hills and is already drawing a crowd. But don't worry, there's plenty of rum and jerk chicken to go around.  The clever people behind The Soda Factory...

Chefs Gallery and a choc giveaway

It's true. I work from home and I am my own boss; yet I still find that I don't have time for the important things in life. You would think that I'd have my...

Kellogg X Kawa Cereal Cafe, Sydney

My grandfather’s diet was remarkably unique and he used to eat a similar breakfast everyday consisting of three courses. The first was an orange, then a bowl of Coco Pops, finished off with a...

Bloom at Mosman

Set back in a quiet, tree lined street in Mosman is the utterly delightful Bloom at Mosman cafe. Bloom is a modest cafe tucked away among other restaurants and cafes, but for me it...
Yum Cha at Crystal seafood Restaurant, Strathfield

Yum Cha at Crystal Seafood Restaurant, Strathfield

Early Sunday morning, crowds gather amongst the steps of this restaurant to wait for a seat. Towards the busier afternoon, numbered tickets are handed out to ensure that it's a smooth process (yes, hungry yum-cha goers can sometimes make a scene if the queue is unjustified). Once our number is called, we feel a sense of pride... as though we've just won exclusive entrance to a celebrity fested event. I felt everyone's envy as we were hushed into the busy restaurant.
Pizza Autentico, Pizza

Pizza Autentico: Pizza and Pasta Buffet

Pizza. Pasta. Buffet. Hold my spoon, this is a feast worthy of diving headlong into! Sydney's latest addition to the eating scene is new Italian eatery Pizza Autentico, home to traditional Italian fare and...

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