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New write-up for Eat Drink Play: organic, sustainable and good for you food at Henley's Wholefoods in Bondi Junction.
New write-up on Eat Drink Play - Hinky Dinks and Jimmy Irvine's winning cocktail
New Year's resolution for blogging every week lasted all of two weeks. Typical. To add to the lateness I actually visited Momofuku Seiobo back in October. Whoops. But comparing notes it seems a lot of dishes are still on the menu in slight variations.
Momofuku and it's owner and chef David Chang are big kahunas in the food world. David Chang's famous pork bun is probably responsible for taking the humble 'bao' from your Asian granny to it's dizzy food trending heights. Knowing that I'll be consuming the Momofuku bao gives me butterflies.
The restaurant located in the Star is dimly lit and when Jefferson, Hollie, Robbo and I arrive for our 12.40pm booking, the buzz is busy but calm. The menu is a surprise until the very end but we know we're in for many dishes of awesome.
New Year's resolution number two - one blog a week.
I couldn't have imagined 6 months ago when I started this blog that awesome things will start happen to me - writing for Eat Drink Play, meeting other food lovers and bloggers, having my recipes Pintrested, friends calling me foodlee in place of my name. And I can't lie, I love the swag and events. And now friends regularly give me their food recommendations. Craig at work mentioned the Marrickville Sunday markets a few months ago and again recently when posted a pic of a disappointing meal from the Sydney festival village. Armed with reusable bags, I ventured out of the Eastern suburbs bubble to the Inner-West.
Hello first post of 2014! This one's photo heavy so I'll keep the writing short. New Year's resolution - less waffle, more photos.
Despite spending three weeks holiday eating and drinking, I still booked dinner at Marque for the first week we return to Sydney. I was generously gifted a Marque as my work farewell present. It felt a bit weird using the voucher the same week I started back with the some employer. Weird how the world works.
Wok on Inn opened a new restaurant in the Rocks recently and unfortunately I had to miss the launch. But lucky me, Wok on Inn kindly invited me to their Darlinghurst branch to sample a few dishes.
If you were hanging for a great Chinese takeaway would you order from a Chinese restaurant run by an Italian? Italians turned noodles into pasta so why not? I have no beef with Italians, that example just jumped into my head! I make an excellent prawn linguine. If Shaun Presland can be executive chef of Sake and Martin Boetz from Longrain can be touted as the 'golden boy of Thai food', then Chinese couple from Hong Kong can produce outstanding high quality handmade chocolates and excellent coffee, and they do. Katze Ting and her husband Jimmy own and operate Four Friends, a cafe in Crows Nest where you're encouraged to make time to relax and enjoy the sweeter things in life. The name Four Friends is from a Buddhist story about an elephant, monkey, hare and bird setting an example of peace and harmony.
As you enter the cafe on Holtermann St you're greeted by a kaleidoscope of chocolates, macarons, cakes and sweet and savoury pastries. The sweet smell of chocolate is intoxicating. Upstairs you'll fine a calm space with plush armchairs, coffee tables, lots of magazines and even armchairs for the kiddies. It feels like a place where you can relax for a couple of hours, we were there for almost three!
POKLOL is a favourite at the monthly Kirribilli Markets and a couple of Thursdays ago held a POKLOL pop-up party at Cork and Screw located between Phamish and the old Universal site in Darlinghurst. The POKLOL team bring a bit of Vietnamese, Korean, Oz and cheekiness to their fresh banh mi and tossed salads.