More Animal Puffs from Doux Amour Plus Uncle Tetsu’s Cheese Tarts

I’ve added two water animals to my collection of cute choux conquests from Doux Amour. The bright purple taro-flavoured octopus and the whale with a vanilla and blueberry filling. Cutting open Mr Octopus reveals a vibrant purple inside. It’s distinctly taro and extremely creamy, which is a big plus. I did like that the little…

Dera-Uma in Sydney, March 2017

There’s a little shopping arcade on George St called Skyview Shopping Plaza that houses a few cheap Japanese and Vietnamese eateries. One of those eateries is Dera-Uma, which offers a selection of Japanese bento boxes and donburi (rice bowls). It’s order and pay at the counter then collect your food when the buzzer sounds. We…

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…

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…

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….

Cute Animal Pastries @ Doux Amour, Sydney

These animal puffs appeared in a Doux Amour pop up store on the lower levels of QVB last month. The actual store is located in Rosebery, probably worth a visit to savour more of their artistic and mouth-watering creations. The animal collection includes a black sesame cream penguin, a rose and lychee cream pig and a Nutella-filled bear….

There’s Something About Japanese Baked Goods – Uncle Tetsu’s and HBCT

There seemed to be a craze for Japanese patisseries that swept through Sydney last year with the opening of Uncle Testu’s, then Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts (a.k.a. HBCT) – and with them came the massive queues. Uncle Tetsu opened in Sydney on busy George Street in June last year. The below was taken a month after its opening, on…

Cafe Oratnek @ Redfern, Jan 2017

You can smell the aroma of cooking wafting from the kitchen and the clink of cutlery as you approach the small terrace house that has been converted into Cafe Oratnek. We arrived just after 12pm and the outdoor seating was already full. On a hot day, the peach, mango and mint iced tea was a refreshing…

Fratelli Fresh & Doughnut Time Sydney CBD, Nov 2016

Fratelli Fresh in Westfield Sydney was busy even at 3pm on a Saturday, which was when we were having a late lunch. To start: Arancini Taleggio with mixed herbs, served with salad cream. A tasty starter with a crispy outside and soft cheesy rice filling. For mains: Porcini Ravioli Cacio e Pepe Pecorino with a butter sauce (no photo)….