kaiseki :: sasaki, sydney

Ma. The concept of Japanese minimalism. Shibui. The aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. Everything about Sasaki is delicate, minimalist, has beauty and purpose, and of course, the finest ingredients are precisely and proudly cooked, plated and presented. We had the “omakase” menu, which translates to ‘leave it up to you’, the chef. A […]

hartsyard | restaurant review

[via] To celebrate Jay’s birthday last week we went to the newly hatted Newtown restaurant Hartsyard. A work colleague Sheena has long been urging me to go, as it’s co-owned by one of her school friends and is her fave restaurant, so I have to admit I had high expectations. The restaurant is all about community; […]

memorable meals

Food glorious food. How I love to eat! And I’ve eaten some delicious fare of late, which I thought I’d share with you. some have been delectably healthy…  green smoothie made with coconut water, kale, celery, apple, cucumber & mint  make the best of this seasons ripe creamy avocado; with lettuce, tomato & salmon  I’ve […]

moo gourmet burgers | restaurant review

Jay’s pick for October Dinner Club with the Jacksons was a last minute call, chosen for it’s location close to the city and sticking with our years theme of ‘cheap & cheerful‘! Moo Gourmet Burgers on King St Newtown is a fun, casual, quirky cafe that servers burgers, sides & a couple of desserts. It’s […]

dinner club | june

For juicy dinner club in June, Jay chose a little cheap eats Mexican Cantina Y Barra in Surry Hills called El Loco which is located in the Excelsior pub. Jay & I meet Ian & Janine there mid-week after work and fail to get a seat inside, it’s freezing but thankfully there are outdoor heaters […]

monkey magic | dinner club four

Japanese fusion was on the menu for Ian’s pick for April’s Dinner Club. Monkey Magic in Surry Hills is a beautiful space; it’s industrial but warm; an open warehouse feel with a mix of concrete and wooden floors and exposed wood ceiling beams. Entree For Jay’s starter he has sushi roll; it’s so good I […]

a question a day in may | three

Day 3 question Where’s the best place you’ve ever eaten? This is a tough one. I do consider myself a bit of a foodie and I’ve eaten at some amazing restaurants (just see my Soul & Stomach page) so although it was a lovely trip down delicious memory lane, I have narrowed it down to […]

Phu Quoc | Vietnamese restaurant review

It’s kind of a joke around Sydney that unless you either live or work in Cabramatta, you don’t go to Cabramatta. You see, Cabramatta has a gang problem. You don’t hear too much about it in the news these days but the undercurrent is still there. When we arrive at 7pm the main street of […]

well co & a french film | date night

Date night last week with hubby landed us in the Italian suburb of Leichhardt which has been taken over in March by the French for the Alliance Française Sydney French Film Festival. We ate at Well Co which is a cute little cafe/wine bar on Norton Street (we frequent the one on Glebe Point Rd) via […]

monkey mya | restaurant review

Where: Monkey Mya, 346 Victoria St, Darlinghurst Why: February Dinner Club with the Jacksons Earlier in the month we walked past a rowdy and funky looking Monkey Mya which Jay immediately vowed to return for his Dinner Club pick later that month… ♦♦♦♦♦ It’s 7 o’clock Tuesday night and parking is a bitch in Darlinghurst. […]