Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

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

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

Brunch with a feel good factor @ Kinfolk

Like every second cafe in town, Kinfolk has great food and a focus on superfoods, local producers, and seasonal ingredients. What makes it special, though, is the feel good factor – the cafe donates … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 · 7 Comments

Sydney Night Noodle Markets 2016

October is one of my favourite months in Sydney – it’s Good Food Month, which means a celebration of all things foodie. The Night Noodle Markets has become something of … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 9 Comments

Restaurant review: Pascale at QT Melbourne

  Pascale, if you believe Qantas’ inflight magazine, is the one of the hottest new restaurants in Melbourne. Part of the newly-opened QT hotel on Russell Street, Pascale is helmed by Executive … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Mind blown @ Tonka

When I think of Indian food, heavily spiced curries, naan and lassi come to mind. But I got none of that at Tonka. Tonka is Chef Adam D’Sylva’s (of Coda fame) … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crispy-licious eggplant at Lee Ho Fook, Melbourne

Dining alone kinda sucks. More so if you have to do it week after week. Such is the not-so glamorous side of a travelling consultant’s lifestyle. So it was a … Continue reading

October 5, 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

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