26 August 2014

Marukame Udon ~ Japanese - Chatswood

If we lived our lives in a Murakami novel we'd always be eating spaghetti, drinking Cutty Sark and having conversations with cats*. But Marukame Udon and Tempura in Chatswood brings us back to Japan in another way through its fresh house made udon noodles and onsen tamago (soft boiled eggs to you and me).

21 August 2014

Viu Va Say ~ Vietnamese - Newtown

Mention eating anything fusion and we would normally run a mile away. But the banh mi rolls at Vui Va Say retain a good amount of their banh mi essence despite the fusion label. Get a little pork rock n roll.





14 August 2014

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken ~ Taiwanese - Sydney

Taiwanese favourite Hot Star Large Fried Chicken has been opening stores across Australia, spreading fried chicken love.

07 August 2014

Chinatown BBQ Kitchen ~ Chinese, Haymarket



Chinatown BBQ Kitchen gets none of the hoopla of BBQ King and Emperor's Garden but it has it's own special place in our hearts.

05 August 2014

Yummy Kitchen ~ Northern Chinese - Pittsway Arcade Foodcourt - City

Pittsway Arcade fills a long empty stall with some Northern Chinese Yummy Kitchen handmade noodles and dumplings.

31 July 2014

Everybody Taichung tonight! ~ more Street Food in Taiwan


A one night stand in Taichung with a girl band and a bucket of sticky goo. And yes, another night market.

29 July 2014

24 July 2014

Hua Yuan Night Market Tainan ~ Taiwan

The night markets in Tainan are the biggest in Taiwan, allegedly. Here's a hundred or so random snaps, and few explanations.

22 July 2014

Taste of Memory ~ Chinese - Broadway\Ultimo

Taste of Memory tastes like China. Shawn's memory tastes like stale beer and regret. Alison's memory tastes like jelly beans. She's a happy soul.

17 July 2014

Pork Roll Round Up ~ Vietnamese banh mi - Glebe, Broadway, Ultimo and Pyrmont

We head out on a pork roll trek from Glebe Point to Pyrmont Point and round up all the Vietnamese banh mi we can find along the way.


15 July 2014

Kaki Lima Restaurant ~ Malaysian - Kensington

The ladies at Kaki Lima Restaurant have a cooking style we've come to appreciate even more over the years and after countless Malaysian restaurant feeds and a couple of trips to Malaysia. The food has a Malay touch,  a delicate touch, we reckon it's a bit special.

10 July 2014

Clocking the Menu at Singapore Shiok [CLOSED]

When it comes to Singapore and Malaysian food we find ourselves ordering the same dishes over and over again. To break old habits we clock the menu at Singapore Shiok, eating every dish on the menu over a few months.

[SINGAPORE SHIOK CLOSED ROUGHLY THE SAME DAY AS WE PUBLISHED THIS POST, SO SAD]

08 July 2014

Northeastern Family Chinese Restaurant ~ Waterloo

If you build 'em the food will come, and so will we. We poke our noses underneath the gleaming new towers in Waterloo to find some North Chinese food treasures.

03 July 2014

Street Food Travels ~ how much does it cost to travel through China?

We've had the opportunity to get away on a few quick trips over the last few years thanks to cheap airfares and some prudent planning. Here's our costs and tips for travelling China, Hong Kong and Macau.


01 July 2014

20 years ago today - Newtown in the 1994 Cheap Eats in Sydney Guide

King Street Newtown featured as one of the Eat Streets in the 1994 Cheap Eats guide to Sydney. What places are still going after 20 years and what is different?


27 June 2014

Mr Noodle - Chinese ~ Broadway\Central

They be clever folks who own Mr Noodle and the adjoining DY Sizzling Hotpot. Both restaurants are popular with students, commuters and anyone in Central who needs a good, cheap, quick feed.

24 June 2014

Street Food Tour of Taiwan ~ Let's Tainan!

We visit Tainan, Taiwan's food and culture capital, to drink Spunk and get arrested. Sorta.

19 June 2014

Pork Roll Round Up ~ Vietnamese banh mi - Redfern and Waterloo

In Redfern or Waterloo and need to grab a good and cheap lunch? Try one of the classic Hot Bread shop pork rolls along Botany Road or up around Cleveland Street, we search out the banh mi action.


17 June 2014

Al Diaffah Al Iraqi ~ Fairfield

After a run of Middle Eastern restaurants over the last few weekends we wonder why on earth we haven't got into it sooner. Years sooner. Well there's a couple of reasons.

12 June 2014

Ruifeng Night Market ~ Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung's Ruifeng Night Market is much more of a locals' market than other night markets we have visited so far in Taiwan. So we wonder how different Ruifeng will be to the tourist vortexes of Shilin Night Market in Taipei, and the nearby Liouhe Tourist Night Market.

05 June 2014

Zhou Mum Cafe ~ Chinese - Dixon House Food Court, Chinatown


Kingsford's Zhou Mum Cafe opens a new branch in Dixon House Food Court. We're ecstatic. We're dancing. We're partying like it's 1999.

03 June 2014

Kabul House ~ Afghani - Merrylands

Relatives are in town. Where do we go for a special family Sunday lunch? Rockpool? Nup. Quay? Nup. Marque? Nup. Kabul House in Merrylands? Yes!

29 May 2014

Liouhe Tourist Night Market ~ Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Nowhere else in Asia have we seen night markets anywhere quite like Taiwan. Here's a bunch of photos and some bull from the crazy busy Liouhe Tourist Night Market in the southern city of  Kaohsiung.

27 May 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery - Convenience Store 8 ~ Japanese and Korean - Pittsway Arcade, CBD

Tucked away between a large city supermarket and a tiny foodcourt, Conbini 8 is a source for Japanese Kit Kats, lunchtime bento boxes and frozen gyoza all stashed away in the heart of the Sydney CBD.


22 May 2014

Sayong Curry & Laksa ~ Malaysian - Pittsway Arcade, City

We go on a Malaysian bender with several trips to that gem of a stall in the city's Pittsway Arcade food court, Sayong Curry & Laksa. We are found several days later, semi-conscious and semi-naked in a city alley with curry in our veins and noodles in our noses.

20 May 2014

Walli Asr ~ Afghani - Merrylands


When searching Sydney suburbs for great food one trick is to look down all those dark mysterious ancient shopping arcades that run off the main street. Occasionally you will strike gold.

17 May 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Kit Kats from across Tokyo and the Chocolatory, Ikebukuro

Japanese Kit Kats are bloody good when you can find them. Even better is when generous friends bring us back a selection from Japan and the new Kit Kat Chocolatory in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.