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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Eveleigh Farmers’ Market


My friends and I woke up early to visit Eveleigh Farmers’ Market a couple of Saturdays agoThis market had a really good vibe to it, people were friendly which created a great sense of community.

With over 70 regular stalls, we were able to buy fresh produce to cook later that night as well as eat cooked food and drink a good cup of coffee at the markets. Many stalls give you free samples to try before you buy, so you can get pretty full from walking around! Continue reading

My Mum’s Almond Cookies


I have fond memories as a five year old coming home from school to the smell of freshly baked almond cookies. Recently, I asked my mum to show me how she makes these bite-size cookies that is crunchy at first bite then slowly crumbles in your mouth. This is a Chinese almond cookie recipe that I think could easily compete with the ones bought from Chinese bakeries. Continue reading

Ginger & Shallots Chinese Cuisine – Eastwood


Ginger & Shallots Chinese Cuisine is located opposite the double storey car park at Eastwood. I haven’t dined at Ginger & Shallots due to the reputation the location holds from previous owners. But Wendy who also loves her food, recommended Ginger & Shallots and wanted me to try their Emperor Chicken with Chilli and Salt & Pepper Deep Fried Bean Curd. Continue reading

Kam Fook – Chatswood


With the restaurant booked out for their big day, Wendy and Samuel had about 300 guests present at Kam Fook Restaurant to celebrate the start of their marriage. Kam Fook at Chatswood Westfield Shoppingtown is a popular Chinese reception venue due to its high ceilings, traditional decor, location, food and the capacity to sit the entire village. Continue reading