17 April 2014

Leon's Food Bar ~ Chinese & Australian - Central Station


Beside the queues of pillow clutching country bus travellers at Sydney's Central Station is a cafe with a mix of decent Asian fare as well as burgers, big breakfasts and takeaway choices.

15 April 2014

Street Food tour of Taiwan - Let's Hualien!


Moving on from the rain we had in Taipei, we headed south to the main stopping-off town of Hualien. Most people stay here to go to the Taroko Gorge. We came to eat food and pat dogs. And see the bloody Gorge.

08 April 2014

Sri Lanka ~ a Street Food summary

We put together this little summary of our food-nerd findings from Sri Lanka to give fellow travellers an idea of the goodies  they are most likely to find when they hit the streets.

03 April 2014

Salvadorean Food at Gorman House Markets ~ Braddon, Canberra

An arts centre market in Canberra makes an unusual place to come across a Central American classic and some Tibetan tastes.


27 March 2014

Krispy Roll ~ Vietnamese Pork Rolls - Haymarket

A tiny store in the back streets of Haymarket offers one of the cheapest pork rolls in the CBD. Cheapskates rejoice!


20 March 2014

Happy Snack Cafe House ~ Vietnamese - Homebush West \ Flemington

You want pho? Then don't come here. You want a spicy beef stew with meltingly soft carrots you can dunk with bread? This is the place.

18 March 2014

Taiwan Street Food Tour ~ Let's Taipei! Part 1

The one place we hear about over and over for street food heaven is Taiwan, so we head there over December for three weeks of  feasting. First stop, Taipei, where we learn that after years of travelling we can still make mistakes.


13 March 2014

Grape Garden Beijin Cuisine ~ Chinese - Chatswood


We heard the whispers. 'Go to the grape place in Chatswood, you'll like it'. Then people started talking a bit louder. 'Grape Garden is good'. Now we are shouting it - 'Grape Garden, we love it!'

11 March 2014

Mykababayan Filipino Dishes & Sari Sari Store ~ Fairfield

Mr Shawn faces his most feared real life nightmare. No, not the one about going to school with no pants on. And not the Tony Abbott nightmare, that one came true. We're talking about the ultimate nightmare of the foodblogger: finding a great restaurant without camera on hand, armed with nothing but a phone camera and bad light. Call the shrink.

06 March 2014

2014 Sri Lankan & South Indian Food Fair ~ Homebush



We heard this food fair up the street before we saw any food. The tak-a-tak of chopping roti was a giveaway for some good Tamil food on offer.

04 March 2014

Let's Taiwan! ~ The Short Version

Before we subject you to many long, bloated posts from our three week Taiwan trip, we thought we'd post of a quick summary of our eatings to answer that question everybody has been asking us - "so what's the food like in Taiwan". To which we reply with a puzzled look and a scratch of Shawn's bald head.

27 February 2014

Sydney Madang ~ Korean - Sydney CBD

Walk down Pitt Street, detour down a small dark alley, and follow the smell of Korean BBQ to Sydney Madang.

25 February 2014

Beginners Guide to Eating at Sydney Chinatown Food Courts - Tips and tricks for first timers

Eating out in one of the busy food courts in Sydney's Chinatown can be a mysterious and wonderful adventure. This is our guide for first timers or out-of-towners to get the best out of your visit.

20 February 2014

Cafe Bariloche ~ Argentinian - Glebe

At the top of Glebe Point Road is a little part of Argentina hiding as a  regular pastry and coffee shop. Look closely and you'll find some surprises beyond the usual cakes and flat whites.


13 February 2014

Summer in Tokyo ~ Wandering the Suburbs



A couple of days wandering the suburbs of Tokyo. And eating. Two of our favourite things in the whole world.

06 February 2014

Two Sticks ~ Yunnan China - George St Sydney



A new restaurant featuring food from the Chinese province of Yunnan opens between an Irish Pub and a Malaysian eatery. Gotta love Sydney's diversity.

04 February 2014

Kaysone Sweets ~ Thai Lao - Cabramatta


We head to a sweets shop for sausages and walk away with three bags full of salad, larb, dried beef and shredded chicken feet.

31 January 2014

30 years ago today - Sydney's Chinatown leaves the laminex image behind

Eating World does not yet exist. Dixon Gourmet Food Centre has just opened. McDonald's on George St is opened by NSW Premier Neville Wran with a formal gala. It's January 1984 and Chinatown is undergoing a period of redevelopment.

28 January 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Tinned Banana Blossom in Brine


Tinned banana blossoms, often found in the canned fruit section of an Asian grocery store among the lychees and jackfruit, make an unexpectedly excellent vegetable side dish.


21 January 2014

Ugly Bob Stylish Korean Food ~ Market City Food Court - Chinatown

Ugly Bob. With this kind of name, we are bound to be interested. The first part of the name might be ugly (and we can't vouch for Bob), but the food lives up to the promise of stylish Korean dishes far superior for a humble food court offering.

17 January 2014

Summer in Tokyo ~ Cold Noodle Fest

We've got a spare couple of days in Tokyo at the start and end of our Sapporo trip, our obsession is Tokyo's summer tradition of eating cold noodles.

14 January 2014

09 January 2014

Supermarkets of Mystery ~ Puddings and jellies - taro, black sesame, green tea

Puddings and jellies are fun food. It was always a special night when there was jelly for dessert, usually with ice cream and tinned fruit. So finding so many new varieties of jelly and pudding flavours to try in the supermarket unleashed the inner kid in us and we had to try them.

19 December 2013

Summer in Tokyo ~ Kakigori Shaved Iced Dessert

We had three days in Tokyo to top off our Sapporo trip. One of our aims was to try as much kakigori as possible. Kakigori is a summer speciality of flavoured shaved ice, a Japanese snow cone or ais kacang.

17 December 2013

Gone but not forgotten 2013 - our annual ode to closed food treasures

There's a pile of letters and the tell tale sign of unswept leaves and dirt at the front door. The glasses are still on the table but there'll be service here no more. Our annual ode to food treasures lost to us in 2013.

12 December 2013

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks ~ Devonshire Street Tunnel, Haymarket

We prepare for some serious street food snacking in Taipei and all over Taiwan by trying this franchised chain of Taiwanese delights.

10 December 2013

Colombia Organik ~ Colombian - City\Central

From beginnings as a same-same cafe, Colombia Organik has become one of Sydney's little foodie treasures.