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Super Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

So I love classic cakes, just simple, straightforward cakes with minimal fuss and this lemon drizzle cake ticks all the boxes for me. It’s super easy to make, satisfyingly buttery and just dense enough with a zingy lemon-y glaze. I followed this recipe b...

L.A Donuts, Beverly Hills

Whoops and just like that, February has escaped me! Anywhos let’s talk about my love of donuts. My obsession for them came from trips from where else but the land of the deep fried? There were so many variations in the US of A- bear claws ap...

Hong Kong – egg tarts

My first trip to Hong Kong, where do I begin! Do I start with how much I think it’s like a hybrid of Malaysia with the humidity and the slightly dodgy looking coffee shops with tables laden with food? Mixed with the neon signs and frantic-ne...

2019 wrapup

It’s that time of year again – the end of year wrap up! Yet again I’ve started a new job, decided to keep the green hair and I travelled to Bali for the first time and ate my weight in babi guling, satay and drank al...

Scarlet prawns in Sydney 2019

It’s been an incredible year for scarlet prawns (also known as Carabineros in Portugal), the super sweet, lobster like prawn. Previously the scarlet prawn was a random bycatch of the royal red prawns but a new fishery was developed in consultation with...

Shwarmama, Surry Hills

I’m a big fan of Ester, as you guys would know if you’d seen on IG the amount of times I’ve been this year. So when I found out Mat Lindsay (Ester, Poly) and Russell Beard (Paramount Coffee Project, Reuben Hills) had joined forces for Shwa...

Lotus, Potts Point

It’s baaaaaaack! Almost a decade ago Lotus won my heart with the best damn cheeseburger I’d ever eaten in my life. When The Fish Shop took over the premises I was pretty devastated but like a Christmas miracle Lotus has returned with a 1 year pop up in the...

Sydney Cebu Lechon, Newtown

Sydney Cebu Lechon originally started as a catering lechon business supplying their famed charcoal roasted suckling pigs to the pork lovers of Sydney. The Mahusay family has been operating since 1991 and a few years ago opened a restaurant in Newtown. We st...

Legend Hot Pot, Burwood

I love hot pot, specifically the communal dining aspect of everyone focussed on a pot of soup bubbling away at the centre. Carefully swirling thin slices of meat into the soup until cooked to your liking, fishing for forgotten tofu and smothering your morsels...

Strawberry Crumb Bars

You know how most recipe posts there’s always some super long background story on how the baked goods came into being? This isn’t one of them. Hurray! These strawberry crumb bars are the perfect slice to bring into work or a party, they’re not sickeningl...

Soul Dining, Surry Hills

Have you ever been to a restaurant and been so blown away by everything that you’ve immediately made a booking to return before the meal is even over? This is what happened when Angela and I dined at Soul Dining in Surry Hills for my birthday and we imm...

Bush, Redfern

BUSH HAS OPENED IN REDFERN! You might’ve had their roo pies or cheeseburgers at popups around Sydney at The Meat Emporium or seen Grant Lawn around at Young Henry’s but he’s finally set up permanent digs in the ‘fern! They’re locat...

Poly, Surry Hills

Poly in Surry Hills is part of the Paramount Hotel with a much more casual wine bar vibe than sister restaurant Ester but is equally as delicious. I’ve been a few times- once for the amazing Scarlet prawn dish and the light comte donut but both times I...

Banh Xeo Bar, Rosebery

I’ve been to Banh Xeo Bar in The Cannery in Rosebery a few times now, their bun bo hue is awesome and I love their bone marrow so for my bday lunch with the fam I decided it was time for the ½ Berkshire pig head ($79.50)! The pig head takes about 30-40min...

Koku Culture Cafe, Ashfield

You know when you read a menu and know that you will love it even though you haven’t seen any pics or heard from anyone who’s been? That’s how I felt when Good Living reported that Kenji Okuda (head chef Lotus Barangaroo) would be opening...

Hong Kong Bing Sutt, Burwood

So I’ve always been really skeeved out by spam and all its fake bouncy luncheon meat cousins. I maybe ate it once or twice as a kid but never grew up eating it, never had a spam musubi or a spam sandwich for an arvo snack. So when Viv orders the Pineapp...

Bella Brutta, Newtown

Bella Brutta in Newtown is Sydney’s latest hotspot for wood fired pizza, a joint venture with LP’s Quality Meats’ Luke Powell and Porteno’s Elvis Abrahanowicz and Joseph Valor. The restaurant is surprisingly long, the bar lines the wall from the e...

Totti’s, Bondi

Totti’s is the latest offering from Merivale with Mike Eggert (Mr Liquor’s Dirty Italian Disco, Pinbone) and Khan Danis (Rockpool) at the helm in the kitchen. It’s taken our group quite a while to finally make it out Bondi way and after weeks o...