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Johnny Lobster, Lobster Roll, Flatlay, GIF

Johnny Lobster, Crows Nest

There’s a new kid on the casual lunch block and he’s bringing fresh, not-quite-brioche rolls, carnivorous Canadian lobster and lots of great flavours. The bold, red words stamped to the back wall of Johnny Lobster –...
Mrs Mi Dumplings, Chatswood Chase

China from the North – Mrs Mi, Chatswood

There’s a saying about Chinese food traditions: 南甜北咸东辣西酸 – loosely translated as: ‘Sweet South, Salty North, Spicy East, Sour West’. It’s a phrase that highlights the stereotypical flavours of different regions of China but,...
Firefly Pumpkin Tortellini Buerre Noisette, Crisp Sage

Firefly, Neutral Bay, Sydney

There’s very little that can beat a leisurely Saturday afternoon when the sun is hanging high and you’ve had a productive morning enjoying the outdoors, completed a hard workout or just nutted out an...

The Rice Den, St Leonards, Sydney

  There’s a sense of excitement that pervades the atmosphere of The Rice Den and in the demeanour of Roy Chan, one of its head chefs, as he stops by to say hello and introduce...
Tim Ho Wan baked bun demonstration

Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood, Sydney

It was love at first bite. The sweet, crunchy crust gave way to a soft and savoury meaty filling that danced merrily on every taste bud and I just knew. I knew I was in...

I Ate My Way Through Meetup: Korean Barbecue at Jonga Jip!

Backed by the popular demand of our Meetup group, we were asked about another Korea-town dining event, so we found ourselves at Jonga Jip Korean barbecue in Eastwood! No, no, it's not a food...

Lambageddon at Mumu Grill, Crows Nest

"We’ll have the lamb, followed by the lamb. Then some lamb, more lamb… and also, some lamb." Seeing a menu like this, a diner can be forgiven for wondering for a moment, whether they might...

BahBQ, Brazilian Grill, Crows Nest

WARNING WARNING WARNING - Vegetarians, avert your eyes. OK, now that we carnivores are alone, let me take you with us on a journey to meat nirvana; BahBQ Crows Nest. Crows Nest was a little further...
Sushi, tokyo style at Ocean Room during Tokyo Lunch promotion

New ‘Tokyo Lunch’ menu at 8 Sydney restaurants, on offer until Feb 25

Having traveled to Japan twice now, I was recently reminded of its allure at the media launch of a new Tokyo Lunch initiative. From now until 25 February 2014, Sydneysiders are invited to taste Tokyo...
Crazy-Wings,-Chatswood

Crazy Wings, Chatswood

Believe it or not, the concept of Crazy Wings didn't appeal to me until I had actually dined there. Char-grilled skewers of chicken wings, offal cuts and other meats and vegetables, mostly dusted with...

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