The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry | A Sydney Food Blog



My name is Lee Tran Lam. When I was 15, I had my first story published in a magazine. It was probably terrible and incriminating. Since then, I’ve written (hopefully less terribly?) for Rolling Stone, The Big Issue and a whole bunch of publications that sadly no longer exist (print media, it’s indestructible!).

This is a blog I started for fun back in 2007. Along the way, it’s led to writing gigs for Sydney Morning Herald (where I was the cafe reviewer for a stint in 2012), Good Food Guide and other food media. I’ve been working full-time in magazines for the last 12 years. This blog is still something I do for fun.

Will Reichelt kindly provides most of the pictures – the slick ones that are in focus that is (the dodgy ones can be credited to the writer!). He’s an awesome photographer and I’m very lucky that he will patiently take so many photos at a dinner table for me.

Grace Lee drew the lovely banner image for me twice – once when this blog began in 2007 and again when it was updated in 2014. She’s a talented illustrator working in Tokyo, see her work on her blog and Behance profile.

This website would not be possible without the amazing generosity and html-savviness of Daniel Boud. He’s a brilliant photographer – one of Australia’s best – and has a way of framing moments like no one else. See his work at Boudist.

This is a blog I do for pure fun and zero influence – there’s no sponsorship, sneaky advertorial or advertising. I pay for all the food mentioned, ‘cos it seems the ethical thing to do.

You can get in contact with me via email if you like – ltlam AT tpg DOT com DOT au.

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This is a blog about eating and drinking in Sydney, Australia (with the odd cross-border or off-topic detour). BYO appetite.

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