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Sixpenny, Stanmore

March 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Restaurants | 3 Comments »

Sixpenny, Stanmore

Sixpenny in Stanmore may be named after faded currency, but this new restaurant has plenty of sparkle and worth. It’s the long-awaited venture for Daniel Puskas and James Parry, the brilliant prize-winning chefs who last created course-by-course magic together at Oscillate Wildly. They’ve been wanting to open their own establishment since they left that fine […]

Recent eats and other things

February 2nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Cafes | 6 Comments »

Recent eats and other things

Here are a few things that preoccupied me, appetite-wise, in the last week. The Lamington Affogato ($6) at Sample Coffee Bar in Surry Hills. It’s a 2-in-1 megahit of coffee and cake – and a fine enough reason to seek out this new-ish cafe. If you’re looking for (heart) trouble, try its custom Pacemaker blend […]

Momofuku Seiobo, The Star, Pyrmont

November 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Restaurants | 16 Comments »

Momofuku Seiobo, The Star, Pyrmont

There was megawatt hype surrounding Momofuku Seiobo before it even opened a few weeks ago, and the restaurant didn’t so much quietly launch as blast off. With supercharged interest in David Chang’s new Sydney venture – his first outside his New York empire – every minor move and detail was reported on before diners even […]

Things we ate in Kyoto

December 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | Leave A Comment »

Things we ate in Kyoto

For any Twitter-weary people out there, here’s a case for the defence: it helps you find amazing places to visit overseas. During a research-binge on where to eat in Japan, I posted this throwaway tweet: “In Japan, ham is considered a vegetable” -> OK, my attempt to find good vego-friendly places to dine at in […]

Breakfast degustation at Le Monde, Surry Hills

May 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

Breakfast degustation at Le Monde, Surry Hills

If you want to max out on breakfast, this is the finest way to do it. Le Monde in Surry Hills has started serving a breakfast degustation. For $25*, you get three inventive courses, two coffees (swappable for tea, if you’re not into ground beans), and multiple amounts of early-morning fun. The fine print though […]

Restaurant Arras, Walsh Bay

November 27th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Restaurant Arras, Walsh Bay

I’ve never before had a meal that unfolded in such beautiful Technicolour. Each dish I’m served at Restaurant Arras, in Walsh Bay, is alive with brightness, swirls, kaleidoscopic specks and scattered petals – like a micro-exhibition on a plate. It’s enough to make me wonder if the talented chefs (owners Adam Humphrey and Lovaine Allen) […]

Tetsuya’s, Sydney

March 20th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Tetsuya’s, Sydney

It’s hard to be poker-faced when talking about Tetsuya’s. It’s the most gushed-about, overachieving restaurant in Sydney. Tets has retained three chef’s hats throughout the last 17 years, regularly (almost predictably) won Best Restaurant of the Year accolades with Meryl Streep-style consistency, and claimed the title of 5th Best Restaurant In The World in 2007 […]

Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Surry Hills

January 20th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Surry Hills

Sometimes a meal out can be so good you want to laser it into your memory so you can remember it forever. In fact, my first visit to Bentley Restaurant and Bar made my brain light up so much that it inspired me to start a food blog, ensuring that I’d have some digital keepsake […]

The Last Days of Rockpool

October 21st, 2007  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

The Last Days of Rockpool

Going to Rockpool is a bit of an Event. It always gets swoony reviews in the Australian foodie press and apparently is one of the Best 40 restaurants in the world (sitting at #33). A recent night there caused enough tastebud-stunning for my friend Tabitha to declare it “the most fun I’ve ever had”. So […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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