Food Category

The Art of Dating – 1st Date

Dating is a game of chance encounter, meeting of the eyes and hide-and-seek. If one puts out too early, one may come across as desperate or sleazy; vice versa, if your approach is too casual, one may lose the target early on in the game. For the seasoned daters, they will leverage the choice of […]

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Taking A Leap Of Faith

The fast approaching silly season makes me do silly things. Take the below selfie taken at a work Christmas party as an example. I will live to regret it for the rest of my life. Ok, there may have been a stupendous amount of alcohol involved and I may have skipped a meal or two […]

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Experimental Wednesday: Three-mushroom Risotto, Japanese Style

In my normal life I am generally quite content and tend to become a creature of habits. But when I’m in the kitchen, I quite often challenge the status quo. My dad will probably disown me if he hears me saying this but I think I was Japanese in my previous life. Sure, there’s worse […]

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Heroes of the Golden Triangle

I live in a very eclectic neighbourhood. It is in an area which I dearly refer to as the Golden Triangle. No, it’s not the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia that you are thinking of, but the Golden Triangle that is Alexandria, Redfern and Waterloo. ┬áIn fact, I am smack bang in the middle of […]

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Stealing Time @ Beejay’s

My favourite day of the work week is Tuesday when I drive past Marrickville on my way to visit client. For a long time, I was really adamant about moving to Marrickville. While this plan didn’t come to fruition, I seek consolation by stopping by at this rapidly changing suburb with many great ethnic restaurants […]

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Outside of Comfort Zone

For a long time, my comfort zone is made up of Surry Hills, Newtown and even Darlinghurst if I can stretch myself for a cab ride beyond $10. And I had my little routine too. If I was to brunch FourAteFive, I would ensure that i would save some room for a little lavender for […]

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The Upside of Being Single

Being single is hard. There’s the inconvenience of Sunday mornings when you wake up by yourself with no one to send down the road for a coffee. Then there’s the time when you lock yourself out of the flat. But there are also many upsides to being single, such as not having to change the […]

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The Emotional Minefield

New York City is full of reminders of the my favourite TV show Sex And The City. Magnolia Bakery in Greenwich, The Boat House where Carrie fell into the water, Cafeteria in Chelsea where the girls regularly brunched, to name a few. But more so in recent weeks, I discovered Sydney is also full of […]

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Excelsior Jones, Ashfield

Up until recently, I was a firm believer that Surry Hills is the centre of the universe and therefore has the best cafes in town. However, this belief is slowly slipping away. So on a fine Sunday a few weeks ago after being turned down by a number of our local favourites due to excruciatingly […]

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Gastronomical Newcastle

According to my Sydney born and raised peers, a weekend in Newcastle would almost be frowned upon and followed by the inevitable question “What for?”. So when I went up to Newcastle, I didn’t have very high expectation of this NSW city which is only 1hr 45mins drive away from the hustle and bustle of […]

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