The OHBAR Thai @ Sydney, Apr 2017

The Ohbar Thai offers up a bar and dining experience and with its large, orange-lit “The Ohbar” sign at the corner of Liverpool St, it’s hard to miss. On its menu is a decent selection of rice, noodles, curries, entree and dessert. We had the vegetarian spring rolls to start and they were plump with…

Yayoi Japanese Teishoku @ Chatswood, Mar 2017

A glossy new restaurant has popped up on the streets of Chatswood and it specialises in Japanese Teishoku, which are meal sets comprising of a main, rice, soup and various side dishes. On the inside, Yayoi Japanese Teishoku restaurant looks just as polished with its brightly lit interior and mounted electronic screens. The menu is…

Four Frogs Creperie, Circular Quay

Not far from Circular Quay is the bustling Four Frogs Creperie. The eatery has a seating area as well as a window for takeaway. On offer is a selection of sweet crepes and savoury crepes (called galettes). For sweet, the simple but tasty butter and sugar was a sure pick. The crepe was thin and fairly crispy around the…

Marukame Udon Chatswood, Feb 2017

If I had to use three words to describe Chatswood’s Marukame Udon it would be quick, cheap and self-service. You order your main of noodles or rice off the menu at the front and slide your tray along the counter, choosing any sides or drinks along the way. Condiments such as spring onion, tempura flakes (these are…

Lunch Teishoku at Nazimi Sydney CBD, Feb 2017

What is Teishoku? Teishoku is the Japanese term for “meal set”, which depending on the main dish you order usually comes with rice, miso soup, pickles and a variety of other side dishes. Nazimi is a restaurant on York St (right opposite the QVB) that offers Teishoku daily – and it’s proving popular with the lunchtime crowds….

London May 2016, Day 2: Westminster Abbey and Kew Garden

Day 2 began with a hearty buffet breakfast at Tavistock hotel. Fried, boiled and scrambled eggs, watery baked beans, hash browns, sausages, bacon (a little on the hard side),grilled tomatoes, toast and jams, prunes and stewed fruits, cereal, juices, coffee and tea – a good enough selection and variety to keep us going until lunch….

Me Pho @ Eastwood Jan 2017

The first thing you notice about Me Pho when you step through the door is the friendly service. The ladies at the front greeted us with genuine smiles and one of them showed us to a table. She then proceeded to explain the ordering system which was simple enough – write down your menu order…

Teta’s Lebanese @ Roseville, Jan 2017

Teta’s offers up authentic Lebanese cuisine on the North Shore, with a bar and restaurant located in Roseville Chase on Babbage Rd. We went for dinner on a week night and despite the quiet exterior, the restaurant was bustling with noise and music when we entered. We were shown a seat upstairs where the tables filled…