Shin Ramyun


One of the questions I get asked a lot when people hear my blog’s name is “what’s your favourite ramen?” Well, to answer this in short is a little difficult since the asker usually means ramen of the instant variety, whereas my ramen-love is towards the non-instant kind (think miso, tonkotsu, shio ramen at a Japanese ramen joint. Continue reading


Smokey O’s BBQ


If you haven’t heard of Smokey O, now’s your time for an education. Smokey O is total Southern-American style BBQ immersion. I admittedly haven’t had BBQ this good in years–and being a Northern boy not so surrounded by Southern BBQ I’m inclined to suggest that this may have been in my top 2-3 BBQ experiences of all time. On a wet Sydney-summer Sunday afternoon around 30 some people huddled around Smokey’s BBQs at Putney Park for a beautiful meat-feast Continue reading

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie - $6.9

Berry Smoothie – $6.9

Ever try to describe to someone what an ampersand is? I’ll tell you it’s no fun, especially when some special person at work decided to include one in an email address which we used to give out externally to customers. Ampersand on Crown is no such frustration Continue reading

Iron Chef Seafood Restaurant, Cabramatta

Siu Mai dumplings

Siu Mai dumplings

Or a lot of yumcha? To my shame I only recently had yumcha, though it had been an ambition of mine for some time (dream higher you say?). If you know me personally or follow me on instagram you’ll see that I eat more asian food than some of my asian friends — so no surprise that when I got an invitation to sample Iron Chef Chinese Seafood restaurant’s yumcha menu, I drooled slightly. Continue reading

Fried Eggs & Potato Rösti

This is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Continue reading