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 […]

Cafe Sydney

February 17, 2014

Cafe Sydney

Sydney’s food scene is one of the few in the country that I consider to be on par with Melbourne’s. Every time I get the chance to visit I try to make the most of it by eating as much as I can across a variety of price levels and cuisines. Naturally, that includes fine […]

Hanuman, Darwin

February 13, 2014

Hanuman, Darwin

  Fellow food snobs, I have a confession to make. I am not originally from Melbourne. I grew up in the “city” (country town) of Darwin, living there ’til the ripe old age of 17, after which point I decided to seek greener pastures. I am frequently asked why I have never reviewed any Darwin […]

Rockpool Bar & Grill

February 10, 2014

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool. What started as Neil Perry’s iconic Sydney venture some 25 years ago bore a ‘bar and grill’ spin-off in Melbourne in 2006. It proved so popular that Rockpool Bar & Grill has opened up in Sydney and Perth since. The menu had the date printed on it, suggesting the it changes daily. It was […]