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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 · 1 Comment

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

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

Cheap eats: Boon Cafe

What do you get when you combine a Thai grocery store and a cafe? Awesome Thai-inspired deliciousness in the form of Boon Cafe and Jarern Chai. Boon Cafe and Jarern … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cheap eats: Oregano bakery

Oregano bakery might not ring a bell for most Sydney-siders but chances are, you’ve seen some of their delicious scrolls at shopping malls and pop up stores at festivals like … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 6 Comments

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 · 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

Best cheap eats ever: Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang

Yes it has a somewhat unpronounceable name (unless, of course, you know Chinese). But with a bowl of noodles this delicious, everything is forgiven. Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap Eats: Best brisket in Sydney

Where do you go to find the best barbeque brisket sandwich in Sydney? Why, the fish markets of course! Counter-intuitive, I know, but it’s true. Vic’s Meat Market is based … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cheap eats: Crunchy fried rice @ Lao Village

Lao Village is out of the way. 45 minutes’ drive from home out of the way, to be exact. And Fairfield was just named as Sydney’s most dangerous suburb – four murders … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 4 Comments
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