It’s been a little quite here ‘cos I snuck out of town. I’m back soon, but if you’re curious about what’s keeping me well fed in Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, New York and San Francisco, you can sneak a few glances at my Instagram feed – instagram.com/leetranlam. See you in a bit!
Mr Wong on Bridge Lane is next-level great – it’s the James Bond of yum cha restaurants. Whereas other eateries rely on the charm of leaky teapots and lazy-susan spins, this new place has sharp-suited waiters, details revved up to design-to-impress levels and there’s enough exotic glamour to fuel three Daniel Craig films. And like […]
Here’s one upside to weeknights – until September 27, it gives you a good excuse to visit The Larder, the pop-up taking place at Otto Ristorante in Woolloomooloo. Otto is great, undoubtedly, but the first I dined there in 2007, I did feel like an income-bracket tourist. It’s a restaurant known for its ritzy celebrity clientele, […]
This is just a quick, bento-sized update to say how much Will and I like Ume in Surry Hills. It’s a new Japanese place run by Kerby Craig (The Bridge Room, Tetsuya, Koi) and Hiroko Muranishi (who, like her chef husband, also worked at Koi). It’s eternally hanami-watching time, thanks to the cherry-blossom mural and […]
Major thanks (and a Tokyo-Skytree-sized “Arigatō”) to all the lovely people who picked up a copy of my Japan zine at the MCA Zine Fair on Sunday. If you couldn’t make it and you’re zine-curious, you can now order the issue online. There’s a little spiel about it here, but if that doesn’t quite meet […]
This is a quick post to explain the semi-silence on the blog … I’ve been away in Japan and have only returned (with many samples of confectionery and green tea as return-flight companions). It’s a country that is greatly rewarding to appetites. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a few visual mementoes of the meals […]
The last four months have been brain-blitzing. Work got a little wild and overwhelming and days ended faster than I thought possible. Now, panic doesn’t set the metronomic beat of life as much – things have slowed down to a breathe-easy pace. Which is nice. It means not rushing home, scarfing down cold takeaway and […]