Month: August 2008

New Star Kebabs, Auburn

People usually associate kebabs with the midnight craving you get after a long night out with some mates. We often refer to kebabs as that massive spinning piece of processed meat which makes it way onto a piece of lebanese bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and perhaps tabouli, also known as a doner kebab. What […]

Phounguen, Cabramatta

It is safe to say that the mere mention of the word “Cabramatta” provokes fear into some non western-Sydneysiders. Often relating to images of drug addicts shooting heroin in some dark alleyway, gangs roaming the streets and drug dealings occurring at every turn. Sorry to break it to those people, but Cabramatta is quite the […]

Cafe Ish, Surry Hills

At first glance, Cafe ish is a smallish joint located in a quiet area of Surry Hills. It serves Japanese/Australian fusion cuisine. However what differentiates this place from every other Modern fusion restaurant is that the chef attempts to recapture the past and incorporate it into “now” dishes, creating a more traditional Australian/Japanese fusion. Proof of Cafe-ish’s propensity towards traditonal Australian cuisine is depicted in Josh’s (chef) choice of utilising archaic but abundant ingredients, such as Kangaroo, Crocodile, and native bush berries and herbs.

Ferragosto 2008, Great North Road (Five Dock)

Ferragosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15. This year it is held on a Sunday and attracts not only the Sydney Italian community, but cultures of all corners of Sydney. It was a glorious day to be out and about , made even better with the copious array of fresh Italian food and a genuine italian festival atmosphere.

Din Tai Fung, Sydney (World Square)

Din Tai Fung has been the talk of the town not only among Sydney food bloggers, but also people in the CBD in general. When someone mentions dumplings, they are bound to mention yum cha … or Din Tai Fung. Din Tai Fung has finally made its presence felt in Australia by opening one of their flagship stores in Sydney. It is a Taiwanese based global franchise with a firm presence and stranglehold on the Asian market …