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Slaying old demons at House, Surry Hills

March 6, 2013
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We’d first dined at House, sister restaurant to Spice I Am, just after it opened in 2010 and having just returned from a summer holiday in Thailand and desperately missing the excellent cheap Thai street food, daily massages and generous cocktails, the Co-pilot and I together with our travel companions DanW and Katie booked ourselves [...]

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The Deadliest Catch of Alaskan Crab

September 2, 2009

Oh how I love crab. I have a great weakness for these scuttling arachnids and if it appears on a restaurant menu, I’ll preferentially order it over anything else. I’ve tried a plethora of different crabs across the globe from the humble blue swimmers and meaty mud crabs widely available in Australia, to hairy Shanghai [...]

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Pamper yourself at Galileo Restaurant, Observatory Hotel

July 30, 2009

Every now and then you should treat yourself to something nice. I’d been hoarding some lovely little vouchers for the Observatory Hotel Day Spa for a special occasion. But with birthdays just gone and anniversaries too far away, there didn’t seem to be a conventional reason to celebrate. Except of course that we can (and [...]

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Izakaya style fare at Musashi

June 12, 2009

I’m in the mood for Japanese and Musashi in Haymarket is on the cards for dinner. It’s an “izakaya-style” Japanese restaurant – “izakaya” being the name given to tradtional Japanese pub style restaurants and we’ve been before with fond memories of previous dining experiences. The first time the co-pilot and I went was particularly memorable. [...]

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Sparks of brilliance at Sepia

June 2, 2009

Since it opened it’s doors at the beginning of May, there has been much foodie interest in Sepia. Headed by ex-Tetsuya’s Head Chef Martin Benn and supported by Daniel Puskas of Oscillate Wildly the talent in the kitchen promises to delight the diners of Sydney with their take on contemporary Australian cuisine. Given the new [...]

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Worried about swine flu? Do as I do and develop a porcine obsession

May 20, 2009

I’ve always been a reluctant but astute student of reverse psychology. If you tell me I shouldn’t eat a particular food, I instantly develop some form of all-consuming craving for it. So I know there is much concern about swine flu at the moment, but it seems porcine is firmly on my mind and on [...]

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Altered flavour states with miracle fruit!

May 17, 2009
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Miracle fruit. It’s all the rage at the moment and flavour tripping parties are popping up in the media and over Sydney like a throng of eager meer cats. So what is it? The short explanation is that it is a berry originating from Ghana, West Africa and it contains a protein called miraculin that [...]

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Good thaimes at Longrain

May 13, 2009

Yes, clearly I couldn’t help myself when the opportunity presented itself to take a stab at a Thai pun name. Oh, I’m not making fun of Longrain – we’re great friends – we go way back. Before I discovered the tasty Thai fare there, I discovered their very delectable Bloody Mary. It’s the Bloody Mary [...]

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Masterchef Australia: The Martini Club battle

May 7, 2009

This week I had the privilege of attending a Masterchef Australia battle. As one can expect, filming is ahead of what is currently being shown on TV – so whilst the Australian public are still watching the top 20 contestants battle it out on the telly, I was with my friend OggieBad at an event [...]

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Turkish delights at Ottoman Cuisine

March 31, 2009

The last time we went to Ottoman Cuisine was just over a year ago and it was such a delicious memory it was chosen again as the venue for another celebration. This time we were celebrating phase 2 of the co-pilot’s parents’ birthdays as they fall within a week of each other. When our group [...]

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