Tim Ho Wan – Chatswood

THW entrance

Tim Ho Wan, the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant is now on our doorstep in Chatswood, Sydney! Serving yum cha from 10am to 9pm everyday, a bunch of friends and I were on holidays/lunch break and started waiting at 10.30am on a Friday. The queue was looooooooong and got even longer as time went on… Continue reading

Pu’er – Waterloo

puer_osmanthusphoenixWith the tea name of Pu’er, this chic Waterloo eatery not only serves Chinese food with a Western flair, it is also a tea house with an extensive tea collection imported from China.

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Brewristas – Glebe


Located on Glebe Point Road, Brewristas is for all the coffee lovers out there, these guys are serious about their beans! Being a Sydneysider, I love my coffee but I’m gonna admit that I’m a bit of a noob because I tend to stick with my flat whites, cappuccinos and lattes. I have been keen to check this place out for sometime now, since hearing about it from my friends W&S who knows one of the owners. Continue reading

The Tall Lemongrass – Crows Nest


Peter and I recently had the privilege of being part of the 5th anniversary celebrations of The Tall Lemongrass in Crows Nest. This modern Thai restaurant is run by Chef and Owner, Wendy Khouphongsy.

The mood lighting, décor and hospitality of Wendy and her team will take you from the North Shore to a place where you will experience classic Thai food with a modern twist. Continue reading

Kyoto Ramen Koji

G’day Foodsaurus readers! Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few months, I’ve been busy with other areas of life. I know it’s mid-March but Happy 2015! I realise that I still have a couple of posts from Japan that I’d love to share with you… so here’s one from Kyoto!

kyotoramen4As a Japanese ramen lover, I was super excited when we arrived in Kyoto and discovered that JR Kyoto Station had an entire floor dedicated to ramen noodles!

I wanted to eat my way through all eight shops, but I only managed to visit three times. Each shop has its own specialties from different parts of the country so it can take a while to decide especially if it’s all in Japanese. Continue reading

Wildpear Cafe – Dural

wildpearTwo months ago, I caught up with a good friend who’s back Down Under after working in the US for a few years. We went to Wildpear Cafe for lunch as it was recommended to me by another foodie ;) Continue reading

Tomato, Onion and Pear Relish


Mmmm relish! I’ve never made relish before, but since we’re having a BBQ this Saturday and we don’t have any ketchup…I thought I’d try my hand at making relish with whatever I had in my pantry using the Thermomix. Continue reading

Let’s Do Dessert 2014: Shangri-La

letsdodessert3There’s only a couple of days left of October, but I thought I’d try to get this post in before Good Food Month is officially over.

I generally only go to one Let’s Do Dessert event each year… mainly due to poor planning but also because the cost adds up quite quickly! 
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The Tuckshop – Glenhaven


The Tuckshop is a cool suburban cafe located not too far from where I used to go to school, they are an offshoot by the guys who brought us The Baron in Castle Hill.  Continue reading

Osaka Takoyaki Museum


Takoyaki makes me go nomnomnom. Takoyaki is a Japanese fast food that is made with a flour-based batter and typically filled with octopus and topped with a special sauce, kewpie mayonnaise, spring onion and bonita flakes.

These delicious octopus balls originally became popular in Osaka, so it was fitting that this city had its own museum dedicated to the snack. Continue reading