Mou Tai Celebrates Chinese New Year

Special thanks to Moutai Australia (@moutaiaustralia) for the invite to this event. Moutai is China’s national baijiu brand – an extremely alcoholic spirit made from grain. Moutai is synonymous with celebration and strength and is frequently used as part of a toast (or ‘Ganbei’ in Mandarin). Moutai’s event was geared toward showcasing the drink’s festive…

*Easy Lane

*Special thanks to our friend Brendon (@brendonthesmilingchef) for being such a wonderful host and inviting us to this event         Ever encountered one of those people who continuously repeat the phrase ‘West is Best’ when you’re attempting to maintain a normal conversation?  I’ve always found these people have never actually stepped outside the…

* Pizza Autentico

Special thanks to Ompty for the invite! Pizza Autentico do an all-you-can-eat pizza night for $20! When I first found out about that, I was suspicious. Surely they had to cut some corners… Once we tried their food and saw how it all worked though, it started to make sense. There definitely weren’t any corners cut, the…

Rivereno Gelato

  After a hot lunch at Belle’s just next door, I desperately needed something to cool me down in Sydney’s sweltering summer.  Luckily, Rivereno Gelato has perfect positioning in Barangaroo to satisfy this particular need.  Rivereno is a really unique little store in which they only make small, in-house batches of ice cream at a time which…

* 678 Korean BBQ

*Special thanks to QTix for the invite! Just above the main carpark on the Korean side of Eastwood lies 678, a large Korean BBQ restaurant. 678 is already popular with the locals since its opening late January this year. Despite arriving for a slightly early dinner, the restaurant had reached capacity by the time we…

*Ume Burger

*Special thanks to Vanessa from Wasamedia for inviting me to this event and to the owner, Kirby for his insights and kindness during our visit.  Have you seen the brilliant origami animals down at Barangaroo with the clean and simplistic design? That’s Ume for sure! Owner Kirby, brought from Japan a niche culture taking the burger…

*Oiden, Mappen, Derauma

*Special thanks to Washoku Lovers for inviting me to this event and to Kayla for being such a lovely host. Special mentions to @forknchopsticks and @kimmiebites, it was lovely to meet you.  Located centrally within the city is a small little food haven of Japanese cuisine. There are three small restaurants that each have a unique take on…