Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Mouthwatering Thai fusion at Lucy Liu, Melbourne

Judging by the number of softshell crab jianbing flying out of the kitchen, this must be one of Lucy Liu’s most popular dishes and no wonder. The crab is deliciously … Continue reading

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City breaks: Brisbane, Australia

It’s been a while since we took a break from the daily grind. Weekly travel, early morning starts, and constant walks with the dog were wearing us down. So when we … Continue reading

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On a quest for Belles Hot Chicken in Sydney

Belle’s Hot Chicken, the Melbourne bastion of southern fried chicken and sweet iced tea, has proven very elusive to me so far here in Sydney. I missed their extended pop … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

The one with all the animals

Walk around the barrier that says “this path is closed”, walk a few hundred metres down the trail, step out onto the edge of the cliff (being careful not to get … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2016

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The Worldwide WordPress 5k (#WWWP5k) is back and better than ever! Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes…

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramen at Rising Sun Workshop

Nestled in a quiet laneway off Newtown’s busy King Street is Sydney’s first communal motorcycle workshop cum cafe, the Rising Sun Workshop. It’s dedicated to all the biking enthusiasts in crowded … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Solo dinner at Honcho Noodle, Melbourne

Honcho Noodle is a ghost town when I arrive. To be fair, this is the pop-up version before the real restaurant opens on Melbourne’s popular Punch Lane, and I am … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cheap Eats and amazing smoked chicken at Taipei Chef

I’ve been on a quest to eat at every one of the SMH Good Food Guide’s top 50 Cheap Eats in Sydney. So far, I’ve been to just under half … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Etsy-licious project: French door picture frame

My partner and I have been working on a cool new project. The living room of our apartment has had one gigantic blank wall that was crying out to be … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 6 Comments

A rare echidna sighting

“Do you have any idea how rare that is?” he whispered, pointing excitedly to the spiky creature by the side of the road. We were finishing up a hike in Bantry … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Five of Melbourne’s best doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Melbourne – and by extension, Sydney – is going through a doughnut craze at the moment. Everywhere I turn, fluffy, round piles of cream-filled doughnuts beg me to come … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

Restaurant review: Añada

What do you do for dinner when you’re only feeling mildly peckish? I found myself in this situation the other day, mostly because I’d had two Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

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