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New podcast – Jowett Yu, Ho Lee Fook, Mr Wong, Ms.G’s, Canton Disco

New podcast – Jowett Yu, Ho Lee Fook, Mr Wong, Ms.G’s, Canton Disco

Jowett Yu was working at Tetsuya’s – then in the Top 5 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants – but couldn’t even afford a bed. It was a wild time (ju...

New podcast – Christine Manfield, Tasting India, Universal

New podcast – Christine Manfield, Tasting India, Universal

$10,099 – that’s how much someone is asking for their copy of Christine Manfield’s Tasting India cookbook on Amazon. Sure, India Today called it t...

Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

Kingdom of Rice in Mascot is a best-of compilation of Cambodian food – as remastered by some familiar names from Acme. Mitch Orr, Cam Fairbairn, Lillia McCabe...

New podcast – Bo Bech, Geist

New podcast – Bo Bech, Geist

“The most interesting place in Europe to eat” – that’s how Noma’s René Redzepi described Bo Bech’s first restaurant, Paustian. The ...

Bella Brutta, Newtown

Bella Brutta, Newtown

It’s a telltale sign: over its opening weekend, I had pizza from Bella Brutta in Newtown three times. I guess I’ve been caught out being a mega fan?...

Bars


Bad Hombres, Surry Hills
Aug 24, 2017 | 4 Comments | Read →

“I don’t know what I’m eating, but it tastes amazing,” my friend Tabitha says about the menu at Bad Hombres in Surry Hills. You don’t need to carry ou...

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern
Jan 15, 2016 | No Comments | Read →

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar reopened in Redfern last week, so it’s a good time to respark interest in this great one-of-a-kind venue. It’s gotten a lot of worthwhil...

Dead Ringer, Surry Hills
Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments | Read →

The name Dead Ringer might evoke mirror images and carbon copies – so it’s ironic that this new Surry Hills bar is unlike anything else around in Sydney.  But its one-of-a...

Cafes


Yes, there’s a sandwich at Saga named after me
Dec 20, 2017 | 2 Comments | Read →

So file this under “Unexpected Things That Happened To Me This Year”: I have a sandwich named after me. Yes, if you go to Saga in Enmore, you can order the “Lee T...

Paperboy, Concord and Dutch Smuggler, Sydney CBD
Nov 19, 2017 | 1 Comment | Read →

Every cafe that opens nowadays seems to have at least one pin-up dish, designed to look good when framed in Instagram. At Paperboy in Concord, there’s no doubt it’s the...

Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more
Sep 21, 2017 | 1 Comment | Read →

Cool Mac in Kirribilli offers a version of avocado on toast that’s a) not boring b) legitimately worth ordering and c) good enough to almost “compel you to give up any ...


Restaurants

  • Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot
    Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

    Kingdom of Rice in Mascot is a best-of compilation of Cambodian food – as remastered by some familiar names from Acme. Mitch Orr, Cam Fairbairn, Lillia McCabe (back from Singapor...

  • Bella Brutta, Newtown
    Bella Brutta, Newtown

    It’s a telltale sign: over its opening weekend, I had pizza from Bella Brutta in Newtown three times. I guess I’ve been caught out being a mega fan? Not that I was ever...

  • Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern
    Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern

    Juan Bowl & Tea in Redfern is pretty upfront about what it does – this eatery has a hyper-focused interest in serving donburi (Japanese rice bowls) and well-brewed tea. So, n...

  • 10 years ago today, I started this food blog. And …
    10 years ago today, I started this food blog. And …

    Food has become my favourite conversation-starter. Anyone – from a three-year-old to a gastroenterologist to a taxi driver – has an opinion on what’s worth eating. It’s pro...


Favourites

Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot
Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

Kingdom of Rice in Mascot is a best-of compilation of Cambodian food – as remastered by some familiar names from Acme. Mitch Orr, Cam Fairbairn, Lillia McCabe (back from Singapor...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Jowett Yu, Ho Lee Fook, Mr Wong, Ms.G’s, Canton Disco
New podcast – Jowett Yu, Ho Lee Fook, Mr Wong, Ms.G’s, Canton Disco

Jowett Yu was working at Tetsuya’s – then in the Top 5 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants – but couldn’t even afford a bed. It was a wild time (just listen to the mem...

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Travel

New podcast – Christine Manfield, Tasting India, Universal
New podcast – Christine Manfield, Tasting India, Universal

$10,099 – that’s how much someone is asking for their copy of Christine Manfield’s Tasting India cookbook on Amazon. Sure, India Today called it the book to give nati...

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Zines

New zine – Speak-easy #14: the work issue
New zine – Speak-easy #14: the work issue

While I’m looking for a new job, I hope it’s not too shameless to shill copies of my latest zine? I guess the theme is “work”, so that makes it semi-appropr...

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