Let’s go for a walk in Newtown & Shop Small!

I love Newtown.  It is one of the Sydney suburbs that is always full of energy and vibrant life. The graffiti, the people, the laneways, this suburb seems to constantly evolving. After living in Central Coast for so many years, I still do like to come down to Sydney...

Three Lanes Seven Alleys – Haymarket, Sydney

(小吃 – Xiao Chi ) means “small eat”, it is a popular food culture in China (I know that because I have just visited that country recently) where you don’t feel like a big meal but just want something light. It can be street food where you just...

Bali, Indonesia

Eat, Play, Love in Bali I blame old age. I get agitated by humans when I’m in crowded places. Yes, humans! And my tolerance level is getting shorter every day and That’s why I’ve never had the urge to go to Bali. All the travel stories I’ve heard about Kuta Beach, a...

On board Carnival Spirit to New Caledonia

Cruising, love it or loathe it? When I received the invitation to hop on board of Carnival Spirit for a 8-day cruise to New Caledonia, I was in two minds. I couldn’t help but let out a long ‘ooohhh….” of excitement since I’d never been on...

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken – Sydney CBD

We have just finished a 3-hour Karaoke session and perhaps a little tipsy after a few drinks, so it makes perfect sense to go and look for some greasy food to offset the alcohol. I ain’t craving for shish kebab, meat pie, gravy chips or Turkish gozleme; I want...

'HAPPY' on the Carnival Spirit

Cruising? That’s so not me. Every time my friends came back from a cruise and told me how much they loved it, I totally rolled my eyes uninterested, “Cruising is for old people, someone is obviously suffering midlife crisis…” Well I...

Mr Wong. – Sydney CBD

Many moons ago, me and Helen shared a meal together at Mr Wong. This restaurant is shy from public eye and tucked in the back alleyway that is Bridge Lane, but that doesn’t stop food aficionados to track it down for a good feast of modern Cantonese fair. This...

A foodie guide to Adelaide

  If you have never been to Adelaide, or haven’t been back for the last 5 years, I think is time to turn your forever growling empty tummy to this city that is now fast becoming the next hot foodie destination. When I told a friend of mine who used to live...

Man Food Book Launches in Melbourne & Sydney

Melbourne Book Launch   Sydney Book Launch     Where to start? My head is still buzzing from all the excitement and still hasn’t sunk in that I just launched my second cookbook, Man Food. Everything is still a little surreal, so we’ve just...

Bacon Lattice Desktop Wallpaper and Bacon Kaboom! Recipe

You had me at B-A-C-O-N! Who doesn’t like the first thing you see when you turn on the computer in the morning is BACON? As I know some of you were drooling over this bacon lattice image from the cover of my new cookbook MAN FOOD, so I thought I will share it...

MAN FOOD COOKBOOK

If you haven’t heard about it already, my second cookbook MAN FOOD will be hitting major bookstores in Australia on 1st August! Even thought I am very excited that I finally able to share this book with you all, deep down I am actually bloody nervous! You might...

Momofuku Seiobo – The Star, Pyrmont, Sydney

“This is the cleanest restaurant kitchen I’ve ever seen,” claims The Pom. I concur, the immaculate stainless steel kitchen is indeed squeaky clean with chefs wiping down the benches the second food are plated and served to the twenty-odd diners...

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Edible flowers are the best. I was craving for stone fruit badly, and don’t ask me how, but I managed to find some nectarines and paid high price for it. I know, I know, I am a naughty boy and not adhere to my own rule, as I always encourage people to use...

The Sparrow’s Mill – Sydney CBD, NSW

Go, you chicken fat, go! Korean fried chicken, enough said. Golden crunchy batter that shatters all over the table like confetti as I take my first bite, the first taste of a little hint of sweet soy and wasabi dressing touches the tongue leaving a tingling heat...

Heston for Coles

[Sponsored by Coles. Opinions are my own.]   I’ve invited Heston over for dinner. Celebrity chefs collaborating with supermarkets seems to be the latest fad these days and whether you like it or not, I don’t think it is going to slow down or fade away any...

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