Bistrotters

June 4, 2014

Bistrotters

Dear readers, I must apologise for my recent hiatus. WordPress tells me it’s been 6 weeks since my last post – and even prior to that, my posting frequency had dropped significantly from the diligent twice-weekly schedule I used to maintain. I have found myself doing a lot of travel, for work and otherwise (yes, I […]

Shanghai Food – a tour

April 13, 2014

Shanghai Food – a tour

When travelling, sampling some of the local cuisine is a must – especially for a foodie like me. Problem is, researching out what to try or where to go can be time-consuming, and actually finding the places can be troublesome. Most small shops don’t have websites or entries on Urbanspoon or Tripadvisor. Prior to Shanghai […]

Cat Eyes Cafe, Shanghai

April 6, 2014

Cat Eyes Cafe, Shanghai

It’s been busy lately here in food-snob world: I’ve just been in China and country NSW (admittedly, the latter was slightly less exciting) and in nine days I’m off to Europe for three weeks. Unfortunately I wasn’t organised enough this time around to have scheduled any posts, so apologies for my extended silence. This review […]

Gumshara Ramen, Sydney

March 14, 2014

Gumshara Ramen, Sydney

Ramen-mania seems to have taken over in recent years. While the term ‘ramen’ refers to any soupy dish containing these ubiquitous wheat-based noodles, the particular dish that seems to have everyone going ga-ga is tonkotsu ramen. Made by boiling pork bones for hours to break down the fat and marrow, the resulting broth is thick, […]

Punch Lane

March 6, 2014

Punch Lane

Valentine’s day. Some women love it and relish receiving flowers, chocolates and more. Some hate it, dismissing it as a load of commercial tosh. I would consider myself to be more in the second camp, generally eschewing the trend in favour of, you know, showing my partner I care about him on days other than […]

Raspberry crumble cake

February 27, 2014

Raspberry crumble cake

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted a recipe! I made this cake recently to bring a barbecue, so I thought it would be a good one to share with you to farewell summer. The original recipe was a little over-the-top in my opinion: it called for a berry sauce AND cinnamon custard to […]

Rice Paper Scissors

February 23, 2014

Rice Paper Scissors

With so much going on in the Melbourne food scene, most of us will choose a restaurant based on a recommendation, a rating on Urbanspoon or a reference such as The Age’s annual Good Food Guide. It’s not often that anyone, especially the foodie types among us, will walk into a restaurant or cafe we […]

Naked in the Sky

February 20, 2014

Naked in the Sky

Naked in the Sky is a rooftop bar and restaurant above the ever-popular pinxtos bar Naked for Satan. Despite not being that high up the view of the city is impressive. There are a number of outdoor tables as well as a sectioned-off indoor restaurant area. We arrived at 6pm on a Tuesday and were […]