Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Flemington cheap eats: Happy Snack Cafe House

There’s very little that captures my attention as much as the prospect of discovering a new hole in the wall, cheap eats joint with amazing food. So when the Happy … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Weekend getaway to Noosa, QLD

The Happy Gwailo and I recently managed to squeeze in a quick weekend getaway to Noosa in Queensland. Noosa is a beautiful beach town, half an hour’s drive north of … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 7 Comments

Exploring the Sydney Harbour National Park

One glorious Sunday morning, we headed out to Manly to explore the Sydney Harbour National Park. We considered taking the ferry, but as we live on the other side of … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 7 Comments

High tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Some say that high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is among the best in the world, so when I found myself in that beautiful city, I … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 16 Comments

Repurposing some risolles

What do you do when you’re in an unfamiliar kitchen, are given four rissoles and are given free range to make dinner for two? Well first of all, the Happy … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 11 Comments

Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Lakemba

Look around and you might think you’re no longer in Sydney. Women are garbed in flowing black burkas, with nothing visible but their eyes. Men are in white robes, with … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. At least that was Shakespeare’s logic, but I would beg to differ. … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Dinner at the Little Snail, Sydney

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s December already. After a whirlwind trip back to Malaysia for a family event, the Happy Gwailo and I are settling in … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Joo Hooi Cafe: Best one stop shop for foodies in Penang

Ah Penang, Malaysia’s tourism jewel. It’s certainly been widely recognised as a great place to visit, featuring in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list, the Huffington Post‘s list of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

Foodie’s Guide to Newtown Part 2

Newtown, with its proximity to Sydney University, is decidedly a student and hippie town. But in recent years, it’s also become a foodie’s dream, with great offerings up and down … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 11 Comments

Foodies’ guide to Newtown – Part 1

Newtown was once known as a rather cheap part of town overrun by students and hipsters, and every second shop was a cheap Thai joint. The students are still there, … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tramsheds at Harold Park, Sydney

It’s official – our wait for Belles Hot Chicken is over. The Southern fried chicken sensation from Melbourne appeared in Sydney months ago, but the Happy Gwailo and I were … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment
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