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The Rice Den – Chatswood, NSW

How much deep fried is too much? I say, never too much. These salt and pepper nasu are simply the best, wedges of eggplants are battered in a spicy five spice mix then deep fried to a golden crunch on the outside and comfortingly soft on the inside, a splash of...

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CODA – Melbourne, VIC

CODA, a restaurant that I finally able to tick off my bucket list and I sure wasn't disappointed. This almost 5 year old restaurant is still pumping and no sign of slowing down; so scoring a table is as challenging as ever. Wise man would make a call to book a table...

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Lynn Shanghai Cuisine – Sydney CBD

"You sure you want pig ears?" The manager, Theresa, couldn't believe it when I order pig ears for the group of six of us; she looks at me and then at the other four caucasians in the group. I reassure her that yes, I would like to order pigs ears and yes, they will...

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The Cellar Restaurant – Hunter Valley, NSW

Puppy Love. Just look at this cute little face, how could you say "no dogs allowed" even though she will be on leash at all time, quietly sitting by our side under the table at the outdoor dining area? Sadly, that's exactly what we experienced during our recent day...

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Parwana Afghan Restaurant – Adelaide, South Australia

"But we come here all the way from Sydney!" Have you ever begged out of desperation, hoping to get into a fully booked restaurant for a meal? Well, we have; with no shame as we begged to dine at Parwana, an Afghan restaurant tucked in the suburb of Torrensville in...

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GAZI – Melbourne, Vic

It looks deceitfully like a slice of pizza, but it isn't. It is, in fact something better! The golden triangle of kefalotyri is pan fried to an even golden tan, glistening seductively in sweet, sticky honey. A charred wedge of lemon is begging for a squeeze; golden...

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Am I getting old?

First of all, please allow me to go all emo on this post, so you probably shouldn't read it if you are on Prozac. When I was planning to write an uplifting, chirpy post about this scrumptious banana bread, trying to convince you how wonderful my life is travelling all the time and how I have just baked and eaten the best banana bread in my life and you should definitely give this recipe a try. And then I looked at these sad, brown, old mushy bananas that were on the verge of going to the thrash bin, I suddenly had an epiphany and decided to go against the norm. Why? Because I think I am getting old. read more

A Scrumptious Christmas Feast

Ho! Ho! Ho! Believe it or not, Christmas is only 17 sleeps away! Have you done all your shopping? Have you decided what to cook for Christmas lunch yet? It all gets a little crazy this time of year, every shopping mall I've been to thus far are already heaving with...

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