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  • Chef's Menu at Stanbuli, Enmore
    on Dec 18, 2016
    I went to Turkey for my birthday, a night filled with smoky charcoal grilled meats, zingy salads and soft and fluffy bread fresh from the oven. Except we didn't need our passports and no flights were required. We took a trip down the road to Enmore...
  • Cirrus Dining at Barangaroo, Sydney
    on Dec 12, 2016
    Leather jacket cheeks? Honey bugs? Marron with lemonade fruit? It's all at Sydney's newest seafood restaurant, overtaking the space once occupied by Noma. Cirrus is the latest undertaking by Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, joining a...
  • Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney
    on Dec 3, 2016
    There's an easy way to score a seat at Sydney's Momofuku Seiobo restaurant. Stroll in and pull up a seat at the bar. There's no need to make a booking. Just five seats line the bar, offering patrons the chance to eat and drink as little or as much as...
  • Aaboll Cafe, Merrylands
    on Aug 28, 2016
    Ethiopian restaurants in Sydney are few and far between but that makes Aaboll Cafe even more of a treasure, tucked in amongst the multicultural hubbub that is Merrylands. Walk past the cafe set-up out the front and step through to a rear dining room...
  • Sixpenny, Stanmore
    on Aug 21, 2016
    If there's one dessert you must hunt down right now it's the black truffle St Honore at Sixpenny. Originally only available for special occasion pre-orders, the dessert was such a hit that the kitchen will now occasionally make whole ones available f...
  • White Taro, Surry Hills
    on Aug 14, 2016
    Angie Hong is in the kitchen. The food is coming out thick and fast. If you've always lusted over the Instagram pics that are #mondayhongdinners, this is a dream come true. It's all part of the new dinner service at White Taro commencing quietly last...
  • Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake, Sydney
    on Aug 7, 2016
    There's no shopping bag more de rigeur right now than the red and white carry bag from Uncle Tetsu's. Forget your fancy designer labels. The hottest accessory in Sydney will set you back just $18. This Japanese cheesecake shop has been inundated with...
  • Hana Ju-Rin Japanese Restaurant, Crows Nest
    on Aug 1, 2016
    The best seat in any Japanese restaurant is always at the counter. It's here that you'll score a complimentary dinner show of all the action in the kitchen. We're talking front row tickets to a performance that includes gleaming knives, pristine fill...
  • Rising Sun Workshop, Newtown
    on Jul 24, 2016
    Prison bento? I bet they don't get these at Litchfield Penitentiary. Instead you'll find it part of the breakfast line-up at Rising Sun Workshop, finally opening up on bigger - and permanent - premises on what was once a Mitre 10 shop. Its original p...
  • i-Creamy Artisan Gelato, Sydney
    on Jul 17, 2016
    Scoops of gelato? Ptooey. Who wants a boring old hemisphere jammed onto a cone when you can have a lovingly shaped gelato flower instead? Sydneysiders can't get enough of these rose-inspired artworks, judging by the crowds each night at i-Creamy. Th...
  • Casa do Benfica Portuguese Restaurant at Marrickville & District Hardcourt Tennis Club, Marrickville
    on Jul 12, 2016
    Here's one reason to go to a sports club. The food. Sign in, ignore the courts and park yourself at a table for a generous feed and drinks at club prices. You can even rock up in your sweatpants and sneakers. Win. At Strathfield Sports Club, my favo...
  • Canterbury Foodies and Farmers Market, Canterbury
    on Jul 8, 2016
    Inner westies have a new farmers market to wake up every Sunday with the Canterbury Foodies and Farmers Markets. This is the third market venue for the Organic Foodies Markets, adding to its current markets at Ramsgate and Peakhurst. I went along i...
  • Down-N-Out at the Sir John Young Hotel, Sydney
    on Jul 3, 2016
    Down-N-Out has to be one of the cheekiest pop-ups to hit Sydney. Euphemistically labelling itself as a tribute to American fast food cult In-N-Out, there's an unabashed synchronicity between both menus, including a "secret menu" that is a d...
  • Ramadan Food Festival, Lakemba
    on Jun 30, 2016
    If there's ever a time to visit Lakemba, it's now. Every evening Ramadan night markets transform the main strip of Haldon Street into a convivial food festival. Families, young kids and teenagers roam the footpaths crowded with charcoal barbecues, ju...
  • Mercado, Sydney
    on Jun 26, 2016
    They're not garlic cloves. The glistening hillocks on our wagyu beef shortrib are melt-in-the-mouth dabs of bone marrow, splashed over with a richly sweet jus poured with ceremony at our table. It's a dish that exemplifies the approach at Mercado -...
  • Marrickville Food Tour: Open Marrickville and Community Kouzina
    on Jun 23, 2016
    Fifteen kitchens in Marrickville. Fifteen kitchens in Kos, a small island in Greece. Eleni Christou came up with the idea of Community Kouzina Project, a means of insight into what, how and why different people cook the way they do. Eleni, who has a...
  • Eat Fuh, Marrickville
    on Jun 20, 2016
    The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Eat Fuh is the gargantuan stock pot. We're talking over a metre high; tall enough so a six-year-old child could stand inside it and you could still fit the lid on. The other glaring thing you can't mis...
  • Thy Vietnamese Eatery, Bankstown
    on Jun 16, 2016
    Banh xeo bigger than your face. It's hard not to feel your heart flutter when the giant-sized Vietnamese pancake descends on your table at Thy Vietnamese Eatery. They pump these out all day and night, churned out by a small team of wizened women. The...
  • Shancheng Hotpot King and Sydney's Top 50 Cheap Eats 2017
    on Jun 13, 2016
    It's hotpot season. Cold nights call for simmering vats of hot soup and a cook-your-own smorgasbord with friends. Hot pot. Steamboat. Either name will do. It's social. It's casual. It's all about fighting over the last fish ball. There's been a huge...
  • Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of the Year 2016 Final Cook Off
    on Jun 9, 2016
    Few of us ever get to really see behind-the-scenes in the kitchen. The ding of the bell is usually all we hear before front-of-house staff ferry your plate from the pass to the place setting in front of you. Rarely do you get to see the rapid fire s...