I Love Pho

*Thanks Mike from Ompty for treating us to this visit to I Love Pho I Love Pho, doesn’t everyone?! I Love Pho in Crows Nest loves pho so much, they were named just that. The restaurant accommodates both an indoor dining and al fresco seating, and given the chill of the day and the nature…

*La Sen

*Thanks Ompty for sending us out to La Sen! La Sen is Vietnamese for lotus leaf, and the perfect name for a little family owned restaurant in the vibrant Randwick Spot. The restaurant itself is narrow and reminds me of the street eateries in Asia with its bright colours and that familiar aroma of incense…

*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…

Bite Chew Drink

  Bite Chew Drink resides in Regent Place and is a casual Korean-American eatery developing a touch of infamy for loading their dishes with a stack of melted cheese.    Wanting to grab a quick yet delicious bite to eat before going out, Bite Chew Drink seemed to tick all our boxes. Plus, they allow BYO…

* Originals Burger Co.

Thank you Jason from Spooning Australia for the invite to this visit.  Stepping into Originals Burger Co felt like stepping out of Brookvale and into an American eatery. It was the detail that facilitated our transportation – think Rock n Roll music, booths to chow in and American pastime memorabilia on the walls… you get the idea. The…

Spotlight Sunday: Sauce Brewing Co

Sauce Brewing Co. is one of Sydney’s latest microbreweries tapping into the craft beer scene. They currently have three beers, all of which were on tap at the Dove & Olive for their launch night in November. Since then, Sauce beer can be found in 10 locations within inner Sydney.  Hop Sauce Pale Ale First up was a…

*Lot 1

*Thank you Tina from Lot 1 and the Food Critics and Bloggers Australia for inviting me to this lunch tasting. Newly opened in the city and feeding a lot of curiosity from passers by is the dual Lot 1 Restaurant and Lot 1 Espresso Bar. It can be confusing as both sites are right next…

* Burgers By Josh

Thank you to Jason from Spooning Australia (@spooningaust) for the invite to Burgers by Josh. Burgers by Josh (BBJ) have taken over the Annandale Hotel, setting up in the space just past the main bar. They kicked things off here with their ‘McDowell’s Monopoly Menu’ – a tongue in cheek response to Maccas, offering a…

Yayoi

Yayoi has been a restaurant that has been in and out of my radar all year. I walk past it all the time in Galleries since it’s opened and I’ve looked at the menu so many times.  Finally, I got around to trying it on a chilly evening in the city after much contemplation. The little restaurant’s location…

Ormeggio

The word ‘spit’ is an unnecessary visualization accompanied with an air of disgust, so when I hear a restaurant’s location ‘at the Spit’, the first thought that comes to mind isn’t fine dining.  Low and behold, Ormeggio sits just there in one of the most inconvenient locations to a non-local, before the moving temperamental bridge with not…