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Attica, Melbourne

I’m often perplexed when people are not enthusiastic about food. Of course we need food to live, but it pains me to hear someone say, “it’s just food”. Yes we need to put something in our bellies for nourishment. Yes it is essential for our survival. So why not embrace the beauty of food in…

BBQ ribs with coffee mole and buffalo cucumber ($16)

The Californian, Potts Point (CLOSED)

A few years ago, going to eat at a pub meant a steak and chips, schnitty and chips, bangers and mash, etc etc etc. The Drink’n’Dine group has really turned this philosophy on its head. The popularity of pubs such as The Carrington, The Norfolk, Santa Barbara, Abercrombie and Forresters is unrivalled in Sydney. And…

Pork buns ($15)

momofuku seiōbo, Pyrmont

If you ever take a sick day on a Friday and feel like dropping some coin on food, make the pilgrimage across Pyrmont Bridge to momofuku seiōbo. Don’t have a booking? No worries. The three-hatted restaurant has five seats reserved for punters haven’t been lucky enough to book a seat in the main restaurant. And yes, you can…

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MoVida, Melbourne

When I went to Melbourne earlier this year, there was only one restaurant I wanted to visit. Although MoVida had already set up shop in Sydney, their flagship restaurant in Melbourne has been raved about for years. To mix things up, I won’t be writing many words about MoVida, but I’ll let the pictures do…

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Lochiel House, Kurrajong Heights

Have you ever travelled a long distance just to visit a particular restaurant? Since I’ve started to dabble in the world of food, the thought has started to play on my mind. Perhaps a whirlwind visit to Attica in Melbourne to experience Ben Shewry’s creations, or even a tour of Tasmania sampling the finest produce…

Baklava semifreddo at Chophouse

shiitake seven: Eric Tan, Chophouse

When I went to Chophouse this year, I was really impressed with its staff, food, produce and the overall experience. Recently I had a chat with its head chef Eric Tan, who had some interesting things to say about cheffing, My Kitchen Rules and where he likes to eat. Read my review of Chophouse on Concrete…

Peruvian ceviche

Morena, Surry Hills

I don’t know a great deal about Peru. In fact I know nothing about the South American country. Thankfully, an episode of Maeve O’Meara’s Food Safari about Peruvian food aired the week before I dined at Morena in Surry Hills, giving me an idea about the culinary delights and traditions of the nation.