* North Bondi RSL

Thank you @omptymedia for the invite! Commanding an impressive view of Bondi Beach sits the recently renovated North Bondi RSL. The venue offers some great pub classics, as well as a few restaurant-esque dishes. I could taste the squid’s salty freshness immediately, which paired nicely with the creamy aioli. Unfortunately the batter was a bit…

*Meet Mica

*Thank you Ompty Media for this invite and to Mica for her lovely service on the day. If you haven’t already seen Meet Mica all over Instagram and Facebook, where have you been? My feed has been plastered with promises of lobster congee and oozy matcha toast so you can imagine why I was more…

*Akira Sushi Chatswood

Thank you to the Food Critics and Bloggers Australia (FCBA) for the invite! Inside Chatswood’s new dining precinct The District, lies Akira Sushi. It’s a little tricky to find the entrance the first time round – and then you realise how easy it actually is! (I’ve added some directions at the end of the post…

*Moroccan Feast

*Thank you @omptymedia for the invite! Randwickians have been keeping quiet about Moroccan Feast for years, almost to a point of petty selfishness. It’s okay to share, Randwick! Well, the cat’s out of the bag, and thanks to the gents over at Ompty, we were able to get in on this gem. As soon as…

*Choya Japanese Forest Cake Launch – Black Star Pastry

*Thank you Black Star Pastry for the invite to the launch night  Black Star Pastry have done it again with their fantastic layered cakes. Taking inspiration from the delicate balance of flavours in Japan, along with the classic cake Black Forest, they’ve created a Japanese Forest Cake with Choya Umeshu and a combination of teas. The…

*Ayam 125 with Adam Liaw – Sydney Seafood School

*Thank you to Ayam & Red Agency PR  In 1892, a company emerged in Indonesia with the Bahasa word for ‘Rooster’, that company was Ayam. Fast forward to 2017, 125 years later and coincidentally the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar. Ayam creates authentic asian products in a range of cultures and cuisines.…

*Flying Egg

*Thank you @omptymedia and Shane and Harish from Flying Egg for this invite and your hospitality.  Home of the best logo I’ve ever seen, Flying Egg is located, almost awkwardly, near the entrance of St Leonards Station. Despite the awkward spacing, this cafe was set up so well to accommodate the uniqueness, it almost seemed…

*Manoosh Pizzeria

* Thanks @manooshpizzeria for the invite! Manoosh Pizzeria offers some decent value-for-money Middle-Eastern eats that will get you salivating in next to no time. The shop largely caters to the take-away crowd, but there are some spots to sit and chow if you’re not on the go. A recent addition to Manoosh’s menu are the…

*The Bulgogi Chatswood

Special thanks to @qtix and @bugolgi.chatswood for the invite! Nestled on the outside fringe of Chatswood’s Westfield sits The Bulgogi, a two-levelled restaurant dishing up some serious Korean BBQ. We managed to try some of Bulgogi’s most popular dishes, which had a strong seafood and steak theme. I was salivating as soon as the dishes hit the…