December is a big month of parties and family catch ups, the silly season where we go on big shopping sprees, negotiate jostling crowds and chaotic traffic for those tempting end of year sales and holiday breaks. It also marks the end of the school term, and what better way to get your kids in the holiday spirit than going to catch one of the big blockbuster movie releases on Boxing Day onwards. If you’re looking for something new, indulgent and delicious to go with the movie, check out these new sundae flavours at a cinema near you.
The historic and charming narrow sandstone-lined Nurses Walk in The Rocks is buzzing right now with the opening of Tayim, a new restaurant offering modern and traditional Middle Eastern fare. We had the opportunity to attend the media launch party of Tayim last week.
A few years ago when Boodle Feast posts exploded on Instagram, I felt I was left out, none of the Sydney Filipino restaurants that I know offered this type of dining. Boodle feast was high on my bucket list to tick off and that desire was finally fulfilled on one of my trips back to Manila a couple of years ago and I managed to blogged it, link here.
It was a weekend of rice power!
What a better way to spend the first day of summer surrounded by an array of delicious dishes from all over the world with one common ingredient – rice! Last Saturday, I attended the Sydney World Rice Festival 2018 held at the Showring Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, a 2 day event and my tastebuds are is still raving how delicious the offerings were.
Have you ever wanted to take your tastebuds to Myanmar and beyond? Then you will truly enjoy the current series of delicious Indochine inspired tasting menus at Bistro Mekong located at Shop 5 / 100 Edinburgh Rd. Castlecrag on the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
It’s almost the beginning of summer and for most of us that means getting outside and enjoying the longer and warmer days. Everything blooms this time of the year and for food aficionados like me, I’m totally out of my hibernation, it’s time to go out and discover new venues and seasonal offerings that will whet my appetite around Sydney.
There’s always an excitement in the air every time I go for an Izakaya dining. Not only does it remind me of our big Friday night after-work food and drinks with work mates during my 6 months stay in Tokyo, but this Japanese gastropub style offers a great selection of delicious small to medium size dishes / trendy tapas style food along with a wide variety of alcohol particularly beer and sake. It’s a good time! In recent times, Sydney has embraced Izakaya dining and it gives everyone an opportunity to experience this lively, vibrant and casual way of dining.
Sandwiched between the iconic Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge, Ripples Milsons Point offers excellent views of Sydney’s landmarks and breathtaking water views of the harbour. Dining here isn’t just about eating, it’s also a feast for the eyes. I’ve visited this restaurant twice in the last two months celebrating a lunch time birthday party, it seems a popular choice amongst my circle of friends. During both occasions, the restaurant was covered with clear vinyl plastic panels, a protection from those wintery cold winds. It’ll be nice to go back this summer when there’s no covering for an uninterrupted view of the harbour and beyond.
There is still time left if you haven’t visited the Sculpture by the Sea 2018, it closes on the 4th of November. I usually visit this exhibition during the first week but the recent Sydney rain has been unforgiving. Thankfully this week, the sky cleared up and the sun came shone, so it’s time to check it out!
If you’ve landed in Davao City Philippines and wanted to spread your towel and soak up the sun, you’ll find that there are no beaches in the city. You’ll need to reach the Island Garden City of Samal, the beach resort capital of Davao. There are 80 resort operators on the island ranging from budget to mid-range and high-end resorts, it’s an easy reach by car or ferries.
Take your tastebuds on a trip to a port of the Eastern Mediterranean without leaving Sydney with the delightful offerings from Port Jaffa, a new Mediterranean tapas bar and grill located at 99 Hall St Bondi Beach. Perfectly nestled in the heart of bustling Bondi, dining here makes you feel like you have been transported to the Mediterranean.
When we last stayed at Dusit Thani Manila, Benjarong Thai Restaurant was still on the mezzanine level but recently it has undergone an enormous makeover